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Pedro Amaral of Sao Paulo, Brazil wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of June 24

Zachary Dash
Pedro Amaral of Sao Paulo, Brazil wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of June 24

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.

The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Pedro Amaral from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

How long have you been playing tennis for? 

I started playing when I was seven, so three years now.

Who is your coach?

Coach Weylu Chang.

Weylu Chang
Weylu Chang

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I like the tips that our coaches give us and the way they train us. The fitness and the mental conditioning lessons.

Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

In my club, sometimes I play tours with other 12 year olds.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

Roger Federer.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

I always go to sleep.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

Sometimes I drink strawberry Gatorade.

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