Johan Kriek is a retired South African-American tennis player and founder of the Global Water Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering clean water to the world's neediest communities. He won two Australian Open titles and reached the semifinals at the French Open and US Open, as well as the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. Johan won 14 professional singles and eight doubles titles, reaching a career-high singles ranking of world No. 7. His most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang, Vitas Gerulaitis and Björn Borg. He attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a public school located in Pretoria. Kriek became a naturalized American citizen in August 1982.
Two time Australian Open Champion and former world number 7, Johan Kriek joins us for a chat. Johan talks about his career, including wins over McEnroe, Borg, Connors, Agassi, how he's witnessed the change in tennis, including his damning verdict on how modern players have lost the art of volleying, slice and full array of shots in the game. Do Subscribe & Share.
Johan Kriek, two-time Australian Open Champion, talks to us about how he got his start in South Africa. The fact that he became a coach in Austria before he was a professional player, and the way his academy instructs the next generation of players. Great conversation, great guy.
S1 E28 Set 1: AO - Let's Go sponsored by Court Harbour Johan talks about the Australian Open and his playing days. Set 2: AO Predications sponsored by Master Systems Johan gives us his thoughts on the Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles Draws Set 3 : Hello, Hello Anyone There sponsored by Vantaggio Sportswear Johan discusses his thoughts on the drought with American men in winning Slams Special Guest: Johan Kriek.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/atthenetpodcast/message
What does it take to be one of the world’s greatest? Famed tennis player Johan Kriek is one who knows all about this. Gareth gets inside the mind of the South African-born, former top professional tennis player, ATP world ranking #7, # 2-time Australian Open Champion and South African Sport Hall of Fame Member since 2007. These days you can find him running the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy as a proud husband and father, as he explains in this interview recorded via Skype.
S1 E15 Set 1: History & Geography of South Africa Athletics - Rugby was first love School Days - Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans Boys' High School) aka Affies Sugar Farming Set 2: Professional Tennis Early days on the tour - self doubt from journeyman to champion Winning titles Funny stories, life on the tour, life as a coach and life in general Set 3 : Pop culture with Johan Politics Environmental causes Rock & roll\movies\more Special Guest: Johan Kriek.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/atthenetpodcast/message
TFP 089: Johan Kriek — Secrets to a World-Class Serve
The Tennis Files Podcast
On Episode 89 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Johan Kriek about his epic battles against the legends of the game, his grand slam titles, and the secrets to a world class tennis serve. I previously interviewed Johan on one of my tennis summits and wanted to bring our conversation to the podcast so that you could learn how to improve your game from a grand slam champ. Johan reached an all-time high ranking of Number 7 in the world on the ATP Tour. He won two Australian Opens, was a semi-finalist at the US Open, reached the semi-finals at the French Open and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. In total, Johan won 14 professional singles and 8 doubles titles during his illustrious career. Johan's most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. He is also the founder of Johan Kriek Tennis Academy at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I really hope you enjoy my interview with Johan! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below! Show Notes: The critical importance of the serve on the pro tour (and at all levels of the game) Technical changes and adjustments Johan made to his serve during his career The grip that Johan recommends on the serve The benefits of the classic vs. abbreviated motion on the serve How to use your legs to hit a more powerful serve Classic battles with the legends of tennis A key tip to help you improve your game and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 26: Guest Speaker Johan Kriek on Federer's Withdrawal, Rafa vs. Sampras and more
Tennis with an Accent
We discuss Roger Federer's decison to skip the Roland Garros championships. Guest speaker Johan Kriek weighs in and so does Anand! Also discuss Marian Vajda, Djokovic/Agassi and Nadal vs Sampras among other topics. Enjoy!