Emilio Nava
Emilio Nava
Emilio Nava
Emilio Nava
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Young Nava.
    • Speaks English and Spanish.
    • Trains at Juan Carlos Ferrero's Equelite Academy in Villena, Spain.
    • Mother, Xochitl, one of nine siblings, was ranked in Top 300 on WTA Tour.
    • Father, Eduardo, was atrack star in Mexico and at University of Alabama.
    • Parents met whilecompeting at 1988 Seoul Olympics.
    • Brothers, Eduardo and Diego, played college tennis; cousin,Ernesto Escobedo, is a fellow ATP Tour player.
    • Started playing tennis with his brothers, while also running track, which "gave us the endurance and turned us into athletes."
    • Favourite surface is hard and shot is inside-out forehand.
    • Tennis idol is David Ferrer.
    • Best advice received is to "work hard, win or lose. It's so simple, but you really have to believe it."
    • Enjoys playinggolf and American football.
    • Favourite athlete is boxing legend Mike Tyson.
    • Dream job outside of tennis is to be a boxer.
    • Favourite book is Legacy by James Kerr, about the All Blacks rugby team,
    • Favourite movie is The Dark Knightand favourite actor is Tom Hardy.
    • Enjoys listening to hip-hop music, Eminem and NF.
    • Perfect day without tennis includes going for a run, doing yoga, eating a huge breakfast with pancakes, watching football and "just chilling."
    • Favourite food from home is mom's Ceviche, a Mexican dish with raw fish, tomatoes and onionsmarinated in lemon juice.

    (UPDATED 26 AUGUST2023)

    • Former World No. 5 junior earned 1st ranking point at age 16 in October 2018 and broke into Top 200 in August 2022. Reached career-high No. 155on 21 August 2023 after reaching final at Stanford, CA Challenger (l. to Lestienne) as a qualifier.
    • Appearing in2nd straight US Open main draw after qualifying (lost 1 set in 3 matches).
    • Captured 2nd ATP Challenger Tour title at 2023 Modena, ITA (d. Droguet). Has 13-13 Challenger record on the season.
    • Qualified at 2021 ATP Masters 1000 Miami and 2022 Winston-Salem and earned 1st tour-level win at US Open (d. Millman in 5 sets, l. to Murray in 4 sets).
    • Earned biggest win of career over No. 45 Isner in 1R at 2023 ATP Masters 1000 Miami (l. to No. 10 Fritz).
    • Did not drop a set en route to 1st Challenger SF, final and title at 2022 Shymkent-1 on clay.
    • Has 45-45career record on ATP Challenger Tour (19-15on clay, 26-30on hard courts).
    • Two-time Grand Slam boys’ singles runner-up and two-time Grand Slam boys’ doubles runner-up, finishing junior career as 2019 US Open boys’ singles finalist.
    • Also advanced to 2019 Australian Open boys’ singles final, squandering 1 MP vs. Musetti and falling 4-6 6-2 7-6(12).


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