Michael Russell
Michael Russell
Michael Russell
Michael Russell
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  • Began playing tennis at age 5 with his father, George, a member of Univ. of Michigan's Big 10 Conference championship team in 1965...Full name is Michael Craig Russell...Nicknames include "Muscles", "Wheels", and "Iron Mike"...Mother, Carole, attended Univ. of Michigan; older brother David, played collegiately at Princeton and attended Harvard Business School...Grew up in Michigan and graduated as Valedictorian at Saddlebrook (Fla.) High School...As a junior, was No.1 in U.S. Boys 18-under in 1996...Named NCAA Rookie of the Year and finished No. 7 in collegiate rankings at University of Miami before turning pro in 1998...Favourite food is sushi and Mexican, enjoys working out and favourite places to visit are Hawaii and Necker Island...Wife, Lilly, is a former fitness competitor and currently his physiotherapist...Earned bachelor degree of science in business administration at Univ. of Phoenix while still competing on tour and graduated with 3.94 honours in January 2012...Trains at the Galleria Tennis Athletic Club and Houston Racquet Club.


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