Five Minutes with Juan Spir

Feb. 1, 2010

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Nickname: Juancho
Favorite campus you have been to other than Georgia Tech: Never seen any better than Tech’s
Tennis facility I want to play in but never have: Wimbledon Center Court
Funniest player on the team is: Guillermo Gomez
Most serious player on the team is: Ryan Smith
One word to describe Coach Thorne: Humble
Favorite thing Coach Thorne says: “Weak is he…”
My goal for this season is: Win all the matches
Favorite moment of my tennis career: When I played and won a match in Wimbledon Juniors
Person who has the most influence on my game: Coach Thorne and Coach Piric
If I could change on thing about the game of tennis, it would be: some referees
Best player I’ve played with: Mariano Puerta
Favorite athlete in another sport: Camilo Villegas
Favorite non-sports person: My grandfather
Favorite sports team: Deportivo Independiente Medellin
Favorite sport besides tennis: soccer
Favorite tennis player: Juan Martin del Potro
Favorite sports broadcaster: ESPN
Favorite thing to eat before a match: Pasta
My pre-match superstition or habit: Make sure my rackets are good
Favorite cereal: Fruit Loops
Favorite late-night snack: Chips
Favorite place to eat in Atlanta: Taco Mac
Favorite video game: Grand Theft Auto
Favorite movie: Law Abiding Citizen
Favorite sports movie: Space Jam
Favorite TV program: Two and a Half Men
Favorite musical artist: Juanes
Favorite toy as a child: Play Station
Favorite song to sing in the shower: Colombian music
Favorite place in the U.S. (or the world) you have been: New York
Dream vacation: Greek Islands
First job I ever had: Teaching tennis
The thing I like best about Georgia Tech is: the football stadium
My “welcome to college” moment: Kenny Thorne’s Hell Week
First thing I would do with a million dollars: Buy a nice house and invest
My worst phobia: roaches
One thing I couldn’t live without: my family
One thing people don’t know about me: my left index finger is shorter than my right one
One thing I wish I was better at: study habits


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