The great story of the Romanian woman working with coach Roger Federer

Romanian Julia Moldovan (28 years old) is an example of tennis players who fail to reach the top! Driven by her passion for white sports, the Romanian transitioned from female athlete to physiotherapist and ended up collaborating with Ivan Ljubicic (Croatia, 43), coach Roger Federer (Switzerland, 40).

Julia Moldovan is a highly regarded physiotherapist in the world of tennis, who has reached this level after climbing all the steps of professionalism. Julia played tennis, then graduated from the Faculty of Physiotherapy, engaged in kinetic sports and medicine. This was followed by a difficult period, during which he worked as a physiotherapist in challenge competitions, during the ATP Championships in Bucharest, but also In the staff of Simona Halep.

It has been working for about two years Ivan Ljubicic’s Advanced Tennis Academy From Losinj (Croatia), Julia Moldovan revealed ProSport How I became the head of the academy’s physical therapy locker, things I learned from Federer’s coach, but also from other tennis champions.

The miraculous story of the Romanian woman who teamed up with coach Roger Federer: “I realized I couldn’t become Maria Sharapova, but I stayed in the tennis world!”

Julia Moldovan admires Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, but when she came of age she realized that it would be impossible for her to interfere In the footsteps of Russian women. Thus, the rocket got stuck in the screw and reshaped itself, becoming an inspiration to players who, for various reasons, failed to make their place in the elite. Julia showed that there are alternatives in the world of tennis: “I don’t think it’s a secret. When I finished high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do, I just knew I didn’t see myself in a desk between four walls and wear heels every day (laughs). I was still I play tennis and wanted to move from Cluj to Bucharest, and a member of my family suggested me the College of Physiotherapy.To be honest, thinking it would be easy, I was so wrong, that I had no other option ready, I followed his advice.

Although I really enjoyed playing it, I quickly realized that I didn’t have much of a chance of becoming the next Maria Sharapova, and a month or two into college, I quit tennis. However, I stayed in the world of tennis because I immediately started training at Gelu Cosma Clinic, Kinetic Sport & Medicine, where many tennis players came from Bucharest and from all over the country, 10 years later, they are still in the same world. I fondly remember the feelings I had in the beginning, when I was still in college and had the opportunity to work with Romanian players such as Victor Henescu, Horia Tiko, Victor Krivoy, Simona Halep, but also when I worked in the first leagues as a master physiotherapist or therapist Natural character of the player “Emotions!” Julia said, exclusively for ProSport.

How Julia Moldovan Became Head of the Physical Therapy Office at Ljubicic Tennis Academy

Julia Moldovan recounted how she came to collaborate with Ivan Ljubicic, the former No. 3 ATP, currently the head coach of Roger Federer: “I can say that I was a bit lucky to be in the right place at the right time. In December 2019, I went to Italy for a week And learning from Dalibor Sirola (fitness trainer) and Claudio Zimaliga (orthopedic specialist), both working with Jannik Sinner and Maria Sharapova at the time.

A few days later, Ivan was recommended by Dalibor and I went straight to Prague for a week of training with one of the guys managed by Ivan. Then came another two weeks of rehearsal, in January 2020, at the Australian Open, and from there I came back with a collaboration offer which I immediately accepted.”

What he learned from Ivan Ljubicic

Julia described the wonderful conditions at the Ivan Ljubicic Tennis Academy: “The conditions at the Ljubicic Tennis Academy are perfect to give any player a chance to reach their full potential. We have 9 slags, 3 shards and another shard that will be ready in a month. Accommodation and food in a 4 star hotel. On the Adriatic coast.We have two fitness rooms, one classic and one specially designed for tennis players.I believe that the physiotherapy office, which I was lucky to manage, has everything needed to help the athletes recover as quickly as possible – some examples would be electromagnetic field, laser and wave therapy Ultrasound, Tecar, etc.”

The Roman learned many very important things from Ivan Ljubicic: “Humility, kindness and passion for tennis! Although he was one of the best players in the world and was Federer’s coach for 6 years, he comes to the academy with the same passion and spends hours on the court with players of all ages.” And levels. As I think I can speak on behalf of the whole team, they treat us as equals and make us feel like we are part of the Ljubicic Tennis Academy family, not part of a company,” added Roman.

Julia Moldova has been collaborating with Ivan Ljubicic for two years. Photo: Instagram.

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