In August of this year, 2010, Rocky and I started to work together and immediately he is seeing results in his game and ranking. This summer he was ranked # 3 on the IRT ranking and now he is # 2. He lost to Alvaro Beltran at the US Open in the 16’s and just s few weeks later he found himself facing Alvaro in the finals at the IRT Pro Stop in Mexico which was definitely to Alvaro’s advantage as that was his hometown. But Rocky was MUCH MORE prepared in November in MX as we studied the video of his match from the US Open and we made 4 adjustments to his game. Rocky went onto to beat Alvaro in 3 games, 11-3, 11-8, 11-8 to win the match.
Rocky told me, “I am so excited to play again. I know you are the coach that can help me achieve the #1 professional ranking. I have already started to see positive changes in my game from some of the key areas we tweaked over the past few months. Fran, you seem to make it so simple. I can’t wait to see how I play in a month, 3 months, the 2nd half of the season, then next season.