Marcel Da Cruz joins the podcast this week to talk about his work with Casper Ruud 🇳🇴

Marcel has been working with Casper for almost 10 years & he has been instrumental in helping Casper get to where he is today!

We talk:

  • The upcoming grass court season
  • How tennis players fitness levels compare to other athletes
  • Casper's decision to take a year off
  • Avoiding injuries
  • Junior players working with S&C coaches

This episode is a deeper dive into strength & conditioning training, which was particularly interesting as it has been a while since we talked about it on this show 😉

Hope you enjoy it & let us know what you think!

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Episode Chapters

1:25 - Getting ready for the Grass Courts 

9:49 - How do tennis players compare fitness wise to other athletes

15:45 - Too much muscle causing injuries

19:25 - Starting to work with Casper

29:58 - Working with Casper during his year off

33:46 - Juniors working with fitness trainers


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