Five Minutes with Miguel Muguruza

March 19, 2010

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Nickname: Mugs, Migi, Mugu, Migger
Favorite campus you have been to other than Georgia Tech: UVA
Tennis facility I want to play in but never have: Flushing Meadows
Funniest player on the team is: Dusan Miljevic
Most serious player on the team is: Magin Ortiga
One word to describe Coach Thorne: Clutch
Favorite thing Coach Thorne says: “It’s not spring break, it’s spring work”
My goal for this season is: Help the team have the best season in program history
Favorite moment of my tennis career: Whenever all my teammates are on my court cheering me on
Person who has the most influence on my game: All my coaches throughout the years
If I could change on thing about the game of tennis, it would be: College tennis on clay courts
Best player I’ve played with: Donald Young
Favorite athlete in another sport: Tiger Woods
Favorite non-sports person: My family
Favorite sports team: F.C. Barcelona
Favorite sport besides tennis: Soccer
Favorite tennis player: J.C. Ferrero
Favorite sports broadcaster: Salinas
Favorite thing to eat before a match: Chicken Breast
My pre-match superstition or habit: Make sure all my rackets are the same (grip, strings, etc)
Favorite cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats
Favorite late-night snack: Snickers Ice Cream Bar
Favorite place to eat in Atlanta: Willy’s
Favorite video game: Pro Evolution Soccer
Favorite movie: My Best Friend’s Girl
Favorite sports movie: Rudy
Favorite TV program: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite musical artist: 50 Cent
Favorite toy as a child: Any kind of ball
Favorite song to sing in the shower: I try to be nice to my roommates and keep the singing to a minimum
Favorite place in the U.S. (or the world) you have been: Aruba
Dream vacation: Italy or California
First job I ever had: Tennis Camps
The thing I like best about Georgia Tech is: Everything
My “welcome to college” moment: Oversleeping a test
First thing I would do with a million dollars: Put it in a safe place
My worst phobia: snakes
One thing I couldn’t live without: My computer
One thing people don’t know about me: I have 9 toes
One thing I wish I was better at: Paying attention in class

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