Yannick Mertens Bio

  • Speaks Dutch, French and English
  • Nickname is “Merty”
  • Started playing tennis aged four, with father, Kris, who owns a tennis school near Brussels
  • Mother, Marina, is a school teacher
  • Has two older brothers, Christophe – a fitness trainer – and Michael; and one younger sister, Stephanie
  • Prefers to play on clay and hard courts
  • Favourite shot is backhand
  • Favourite tournament is US Open
  • Idol growing up was Roger Federer
  • Hobbies include football and watching NBA basketball
  • Likes to play poker and go out with his friends
  • Physical trainer is Rudy Diels.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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