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.
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?
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.