Mikael Pernfors & Swedish Table Tennis Great Jan-Ove Waldner
Episode 4 is with the legendary Swedish Table Tennis supremo Jan-Ove Waldner. Jan-Ove, is a Swedish former table tennis player. He is often referred to as "the Mozart of table tennis," and is widely regarded as one of the greatest table tennis players of all time! Mikael and Jan-Ove discuss topics like: 1. How he got started in table tennis 2. His early career and how he moved into the pros 3. What a typical training week looked like 4. Influence of playing team competitions and being part of a great Swedish era 5. A look at the 1997 World Championships 6. His most satisfying table tennis win 7. One match that you could take back 8. Looking at some struggles he had through a long career Plus much more... Enjoy! #OpenMike #TableTennis #TennisPodcast #ExlTennis
26 May 2021
Mikael Pernfors & American Great Todd Martin
Episode 3 is with the legendary American player Todd Martin. Todd reached a world ranking of 4 in singles, won 8 career titles, runner-up in Australian & US Open and Davis Cup winner! Mikael and Todd discuss things like 1. How he got started in tennis 2. His college career and how he moved into the pros 3. The turning point from being an average player to a top pro 4. Looking back at how he trained and his favourite training partner 5. Remembering his favourite moments in tennis 6. What made him successful Plus much more... Enjoy! Please follow, like and share the Open Milke Podcast - helps us widen our audience! #OpenMike #Tennis #TennisPodcast #ExlTennis
2 May 2021
Mikael Pernfors & Swedish Great Joakim "Jocke" Nyström
In this episode, Mikael chats to former top 10 player from Joakim “Jocke” Nystrom. The right-handed Swedish player amassed 13 singles titles (18 finals), 8 doubles titles (including Wimbledon 1988 with Mats Wilander), and 3 Davis Cup titles (1984, 1985, 1987) Joakim was part of the magic generation of great Swedish players in the 1980's and 90's which included Mikael, Andres Jarryd, Jonas Svensson, Stefan Edberg, Mat Wilander to name but a few. In the interview they discuss: 1) His early journey in Tennis 2) Practice sessions/partners 3) When he peaked as a player 4) His new career as a coach at the Good To Great Academy 5) The Wimbledon Doubles Victory with Mats Wilander 6) Some quickfire questions Massive thanks to "Jocke" for doing the interview and we wish him all the success in his career as a coach at the brilliant Good To Great Academy in Stockholm.
5 Apr 2021
Mikael Pernfors & Swedish Great Mats Wilander
Episode 1 is with the legendary Swedish player Mats Wilander. Mats has won 7 Grand Slam Singles titles, 1 Doubles title and was World #1 in 1988 for 20 weeks. Mikael and Mats discuss things like: 1. A perfect practice session. 2. What changes he would bring to a typical junior session today. 3. His new exciting 'Wrist band' venture. 4. How he found a way to beat Lendl. 5. Best ever day in his Tennis life. Enjoy!
5 Apr 2021
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