Tennis - Former Top 10 ATP tennis star Thomas Enqvist will be working with British tennis player Stuart Parker as the young Brit aims to climb up the rankings. Parker is currently ranked No. 878 in the world and will be training at an academy in France where he will train with the Swede.
Sweden's Enqvist peaked at No. 4 in the ATP rankings and won 19 ATP singles titles in his career, and his best performance on the Grand Slam circuit came in 1999 when he reached the final of the Australian Open. He was best known for his performance on the hard courts, outdoor and indoors.
He is also active on the ATP Champions Tour and was recently the vice-captain for Europe in the Laver Cup. Parker has made the semi-finals of two singles ITF events in 2019 but has not played since August due to injury and released the below statement.
"After a brief trial period in September, I am pleased to announce that Thomas Enqvist and I have made the decision to work together. I am so excited to be working with someone who has so much first-hand experience at the top of the game.
This is a huge move for me personally moving to Aix en Provence to train with Thomas and the academy. Can’t wait to see what the future holds and thanks for the opportunity." Parker is a Triple Island Games gold medallist and as per the ITF website, he plays double-handed on both sides. He says his aim is to reach the Top 100 in the world rankings and hopes Enqvist will be able to help him in his quest.