Player Profile: Ali Azeem

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Remy Tittel, Sports Reporter

Name: Ali Azeem

Grade: 10th Grade

Sport: Boys Varsity Tennis

Flights: 4 doubles

Ali is 22-10 on the year.

What is your outlook for the season?

“We’re looking to make a run at the state title, both as a flight and a team. There’s a lot of skill and experience this year, and the older guys really help. When our team gets going, we’re borderline unstoppable.”

Reason for playing sport?

“I play because I really enjoy the sport-not only playing, but watching. Growing up in a family that loves to watch tennis, it’s really inspired me to play”

What is your biggest inspiration?

I’m inspired by professionals like Federer and Nadal.”

What are your college or future plans?

“I’m hoping to get into a good school, and beyond that, I haven’t really thought about it.”

How long have you been playing?

“I’ve been playing for like 9-10 years for fun, and seriously around 7-8 years.”

Favorite tennis player?

“My favorite current player would probably be Rafael Nadal. It was Andy Roddick, but he retired.”