Episode 63

The City: Off-Campus Episode 63: Iowa Tennis Alum & All-Time Wins Leader Kareem Allaf


July 9th, 2021

31 mins 56 secs

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About this Episode

On Episode 63, Sam and Jack are joined by Iowa Tennis alum and All-time wins leader Kareem Allaf to catch up with where he is in his career and to breakdown the game of tennis. We begin with how Kareem was introduced to tennis and made the decision to stick with it over swimming. He talks about his father's role in his tennis development, watching some of the greats and taking notes on their styles. Little did Kareem know he'd have the opportunity to play and practice with some of those, like Nadal and Djokovic, and really put his skills to the test. We talk about what college tennis matches are like, Kareems perspective on how Iowa Tennis was cut this past year by the university and what his career and coming years should look like on the professional circuit.