iTUSA's Bojan Temunovic Wins at the US Open National Playoffs Southwest Sectional Qualifying Tournament
We at iTUSA would like to congratulate current iTUSA standout Bojan Temunovic for his victory at the US National Playoffs Southwest Sectional Qualifying Tournament. As a result of Bojan's victory, he has been invited to compete in the US Open National Playoffs Men's Singles Championships. The Singles Championships, which will be taking place on August 18 – 21, are hosted at the Connecticut Tennis Center on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the New Haven Open at Yale, presented by First Niagara, a WTA event part of the Olympus US Open Series.
Bojan will be one of 16 sectional qualifying winners competing for the wild card entry into the 2011 US Open Qualifying Tournament, August 23 - 26, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.
Bojan has been preparing for his grand slam debut with Rafael Font de Mora in Scottsdale, Arizona. iTUSA will be showcasing some of Bojan's training drills that he is using to prepare for the US Open National Playoffs, starting in August. Remember, to gain access to these exclusive training drills sign up on the iTUSA website (www.itusatennis.com) under the ‘Drill of the Week’ link to follow and receive Bojan's training drills for free. "Bojan has incredible raw talent and has world class athleticism. With some good training and continuity he can make a breakthrough in the ATP Tour" says Rafael Font de Mora. Click here to see an example of Bojan’s athleticism.
Bojan was the #1 junior in Yugoslavia U-14 and 16's. He was part of the National team and played Junior Davis Cup before moving to the USA. Since arriving in the USA he has been the hitting partner for Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka, Meghann Shaughnessy and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
iTUSA encourages its players, like Bojan, to work their way up from ITF Junior events to futures and satellites, through challenges and qualifying for ATP, WTA, and Grand Slam events. This in our opinion builds the foundation and character of a top level player for a longer and more sustainable period of time, and also teaches our players how to work for and earn everything they have. Wild cards and short-cut routes are not part of the iTUSA culture.
"From the first day I started working with iTUSA and Rafael [Font de Mora], I knew there was something special about this place. The training has been very intense, serious, and extremely focused. Throughout my time with Rafael, I have not only learned a lot about my tennis game, but I have learned a lot about myself as a person. Above all Rafael has taught me how to focus my training efforts which allows me to spend every second getting better. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Rafael and iTUSA and to continuing my success. Winning the Grand Slam has been my dream and would be the biggest accomplishment of my career."