Marius Copil Q&A: Big Serve and Big Heart
Marius Copil has been on tour for some time but has definitely made a name for himself on tour. The first time I saw Marius play was against Andy Murray at the DC Open. He hit back to back 140+ mph serves and my jaw just dropped. You could hear the crowd stirring when the speed showed up on the big screen. I knew this player was special.
A Romanian native with an athletic background, Marius has been able to accomplish more than an impressive serve. With plans to start his own charity, Copil does not only focus on the world of tennis. We are very fortunate and grateful that Marius was able to take time out of his busy schedule and answer some questions we sent him.
Did you surprise yourself when you served 140 mph at the Citi Open
I was not surprised when I hit the serve with 140 mph. I had a 150 mph at Australian Open.
What is like to play for Romania during the Davis Cup?
For me it’s a great feeling to represent România already for 10 years. I have 16 or 17 ties
How would you describe your game to those who aren’t familiar with it
I’m a guy with a big serve , I love to come in to the net , kinda old school 😀
What is your favorite moment of your career so far?
There are quite a few moments that I remember. 1st time I got into top 100 in 2016 at Madrid Masters. My first win in Davis Cup 2009 and my first final of a ATP 250
Who is the number one person you go to for help on tour?
Horia Tecau. Fellow Romanian pro tennis player.
What is your daily routine as a professional tennis player
My warmup in the morning is longer , first my physio is checking my body and after we start warming up and with stretching and after I start my tennis
You come from an athletic background, with both your parents being athletes. What made you decide to play tennis?
Yes my parents played professional sports. My mom handball and my dad rugby. My brother likes tennis and I was playing soccer at the beginning of my career but my family wanted me to start playing tennis too so I started but at the beginning I didn’t like it. The only thing I liked at the beginning was serving and smashing.
You’ve said you want to run your own charity foundation, how come and what kind
I will come up with more news about what charity I would like to have when it’s time