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Johannus Monday


I thought I might start this as he seems to be doing well in his college career and is starting to play a few tournaments. There are also a couple of nice articles, and an interview with him. 

 

https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2021-02-26/hull-tennis-player-johannus-monday-proving-a-big-hit-on-the-us-college-tennis-circuit

 

https://www.sportingferret.com/2020/07/08/tennis-next-big-thing-johannus-monday/



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Following on from Nix, congrats to Johannus (who goes by JoMo) on taking the 15k title at South Bend, USA

JoMo never was ranked in juniors, only played one J5 event in his whole junior career, and yet - at age 20 - is now winning at 15k level.

Really pleased for him

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Congratulations JoMo. Love the name he's shortened to. Hope he can go far.

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Just as an update, since the above 15k title, JoMo has made a 15k semi - and now has made the final of a 25k in Decatur, Illinois

He's currently ATP 763 in singles, having been about 1500 two months earlier, and in the top-1000 in dubs.

A really stellar run.....



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Coup Droit wrote:

Just as an update, since the above 15k title, JoMo has made a 15k semi - and now has made the final of a 25k in Decatur, Illinois

He's currently ATP 763 in singles, having been about 1500 two months earlier, and in the top-1000 in dubs.

A really stellar run.....


 Maybe the honour of his own thread has spurred him on! biggrin

Let's hope it continues. He seems like a nice, hardworking young man. 



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Following the continutaion of JoMo's amazing run these past couple of months, he is now:

Singles: ATP 531

Doubles: ATP 737

Worth remembering that he is only 20, born Jan 2002

So far this year:

In singles, he won the 25k title at Decatur, USA (as well as the 15k at North Bend)

In doubles, he won the 25k title at Sheffield, with Giles Hussey, as well as the 25k title at Falun (also with Giles) and the 25k title at Champain, USA, with Dostanic

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So pleased for him. Let's hope he can continue pressing on.

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JoMo is now the Top ranked singles players in the ITA

twitter.com/Vol_Tennis/status/1786056750728114383

And he's rightly chuffed with his achievement.

twitter.com/johannus_monday/status/1786072842913624351


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Looking forward to seeing him back on the grass this summer :)

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An interview with Jo on Tennessee's podcast, recorded before he was #1.
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Its about 35 minutes long, discussing his college career, his mum coming over for seniors day and not watching him, post college plans, his netflix watches and what boys at boarding school watch, and about 5 minutes of the host and him doing a crossword - apparently his secret to success is getting the New York Times puzzles out each day.

Post season his plans are to stay in Knoxville training for a couple of months to experience the heat - not sure what this means for the grass season. He's not sure yet where he will be based. He has offers around Europe, but would like to stay in Tennessee for as long as possible.

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Johannus ended his college career at Tennessee as the ITA No 2. He achieved 105 singles wins and 90 doubles wins. Until his very final singles match was unbeaten in 10 matches against top 10 opponents.

His awards include SEC Player of the season in 2023 and 2024, a 4 time ITA All-American in singles (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024) and in doubles (2023, 2024) and ITA National Rookie of the Year (2021)

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A stellar college career. Really interested to see what he can do full time on the tour.

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Yes, very much a guy for us to follow.

And thanks very much Lambda for these various individual college career summaries.



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Lambda wrote:

Johannus ended his college career at Tennessee as the ITA No 2. He achieved 105 singles wins and 90 doubles wins. Until his very final singles match was unbeaten in 10 matches against top 10 opponents.

His awards include SEC Player of the season in 2023 and 2024, a 4 time ITA All-American in singles (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024) and in doubles (2023, 2024) and ITA National Rookie of the Year (2021)


 Thank you Lambda. I have little knowledge of the US college system, other than a friends son tried it quite a few years back and also the success of Cam Norrie who took a similar route. Will add Johannus to my watch list! 



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Johannus has written a long piece reflecting on his tennis journey to this point including the importance of his family, how he got a scholarship at Tennessee (a story I've heard before - essentially the Asst coach went to the same school as Jo and the school coach asked him to take a look at Jo after he was rejected by everyone else) and a long list of thank yous. It's very personal but well worth a read.

Centre Court: by Johannus Monday JoMo's Humble Beginnings and a Cemented Legacy

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