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ROGER RASHEED Pro Tennis Coach
- Coach of Jo- Wilfried Tsonga
- Coach and mentor to Lleyton Hewitt (no. 1)
- Coach of Gael Monfils (no. 7)
- Coach of Grigor Dimitrov
- Fitness trainer to Hewitt and Monfils
- Advisor AUS Davis Cup Team
- Coach of AUS Davis Cup Team
- Advisor to FRA Davis Cup Team
- Multi-sport high performance mentor
- Top 200 singles
- Top 100 doubles
- ATP Doubles QTR eleven years after retirement
- Former SANLF footballer
- World Tennis challenge director
- EFM Fitness owner and instructor
- Sponsored by Prince
- Sponsored / Ambassador for Lacoste
- Ambassador for Maui Jim
- Commentator on Channel 7
- Expert commentator American Tennis Channel
- Expert commentator for Fox Sports
- International Ambassador Tennis SA,
- Resident tennis player AIS
- Resident tennis player at John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch
- Founder of the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation
Full bio of Roger Rasheed
Roger Rasheed was born on March 10, 1968 in Adelaide, Australia. He is of Lebanese origin. His first career was in football, which he had started playing at the age of five. After winning a school tournament in tennis at the age of twelve, he started playing tennis as well. At the age of fifteen, he went to Newks Tennis Ranch where he trained with John Newcombe, who made him the Number One Australian junior tennis player at the age of sixteen. The same year, in 1989, he qualified for the Australian Open as the youngest player ever, only to be eclipsed by his former pupil Lleyton Hewitt.
In 1992, he won his first Grand Slam match at the Australian Open. He was coached by Bob Carmichael.
Rasheed's tennis career was plagued by major back problems which continue to exist and by 1996 the ongoing injury forced him into early retirement. He went back to his native South Australia and played league football with the football club Sturt.
Rasheed started coaching on the ATP Tour in 2002 with Australia's great Lleyton Hewitt. They worked together until 2007. From 2008 to 2011 Rasheed coached French acrobat Gael Monfils to a career high no. 7. He is a highly respected international tennis coach as well as a physical conditioner who believes in treating your tennis environment at the elite level as an A LIST business, leaving nothing behind while you work on achieving your own personal greatness.
Roger frequently works as an expert commentator at the Grand Slams for the Ch 7 network, the Fox Sports network in Australia, and frequently appears on the Tennis Channel in the USA. His media presence continues all year round via multi radio networks in Australia and around the globe.
His sports media work is not limited to tennis. He commented on baseball during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
Rasheed is the founder of the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation - Enriching Kids Lives Through Sport (www.rogerrasheed.com). He is single and lives in his native Adelaide.