James McGee: Episode 130


While professional tennis player James McGee is based in the States he spends 40 weeks of the year travelling worldwide competing for his place alongside the world’s tennis elite and last year he reached 146th in the world rankings. James joined Jarlath this week to discuss how beating professional players as a teenager shaped his decision to leave Belvedere College before the Leaving Cert to pursue his passion by moving to Barcelona to follow in the footsteps of Andy Murray.

James explains the impact of being mugged at knifepoint while alone in Barcelona, the ‘soul destroying’ nature of Futures events, why he persists with them and how he is forced to live an incredibly solitary life. James also discloses the true cost of travelling with a basic support team around you, discusses how important it is to surround oneself with the right people and he also weighs in on the Maria Sharapova doping controversy.

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