Last Updated on September 8, 2022
Brandon Nakashima is an American male tennis star born in San Diego, California, where he still resided on the 3rd of August, 2021. He has not been so phenomenal and still has much to achieve in his tennis career.
The 21-year-old was born to a Japanese American father, Wesley Nakashima, and mother, Christiana. Wesley and Christiana are pharmacists and have lived in California for a long time. Bradon began playing tennis at the age of three (3) after he was introduced to the game by his grandfather, whom he played alongside at a local park in San Diego.
As a result of his exceptional tennis skills, he was enrolled at just 17 at the University of Virginia to play collegiate tennis. He was awarded the 2019 ACC Freshman of the Year. He said, “Going to college was an incredible experience that helped his maturity.”
Nevertheless, he dropped out of college after his first year to create time for his career and made the top 100 ranking in August 2021. He currently ranks 69 in the world, with his highest career ranking achieved in August 2022 when he became the world’s number 49. He also has a career highest ranking of 347 in the Doubles category and a current ranking of 402 worldwide.
Who Is The Current Coach Of Brandon Nakashima?
The current coaches of Brandon are Franco Davin and Eduardo Infantino. The American started working with the pair, who seemed to work hand-in-hand with their trainees. Eduardo is identified as the head coach of Brandon of the two coaches.
Eduardo and Franco have worked with the likes of 2004 French Open Champion Gaston Gaudio; 2009 US Open Champion Juan Martin del Petro; and former World’s number 3, David Nalbandian.
After crashing out of the ongoing US Open against a top-notch player Nick Kyrgious, Brandon could only sing the praises of his coach as he was reported during a post-match interview as follows:
“It’s been great so far with these guys. Their level of experience out there on tour is so high,” Nakashima said, “and on the court, they bring such a good attitude and positivity out there.”
“Obviously, it’s been a great year so far. It doesn’t matter, results-wise. Keep developing my game, having these new experiences at these big tournaments, playing on these big stages.”
Nakashima was previously coached by an ex-Spanish professional player Javier Pulgar-Garcia. The Spanish national has a career highest ranking of 503 in the Singles and 461 in the Doubles categories. Javier was with Brandon throughout his junior career development and was crucial to developing into the player he is now.
Not so much is known about Javier playing career and personal life, although we were able to find out some little details. Javier has a twin brother, Jaime Thumb, who is also a tennis coach and trained American player Mackenzie Mcdonald when he was with Brandon. During an interview with Ordimeds, which includes the two Spanish twin coaches, Javier could only say the following about Brandon when he was asked to comment on their relationship;
“He is still 20 years old; he is in the training phase. We see a lot of projections for him, but we have to work hard; these next three years will be fundamental. Physically there is room for improvement; at the moment, we are very focused on that, but he already understands the game very well; from the back of the pitch, he is quite solid. He’s not the typical American player who finishes everything in two shots; he has a lot of ball control, good service, and a complete profile who needs to improve his mobility if he wants to get up there. He works super hard and is always very open to listening.”
“He’s in a very malleable phase, but he’s not the typical 20-year-old with bad days; that’s the best thing. His most important quality is being super stable; he doesn’t have bad training days, always comes home happy, and gives 100% in every session… all that one does not usually see in children his age. He is very young, he has plenty of time ahead of him, but if he continues with this attitude, he will do very well.”
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Brandon Nakashima’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Brandon Nakashima under the guidance of various coaches.
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|Franco Davin and Eduardo Infantino||2022- till date||–|