JUNIOR JAMBOREE: FOUR AMERICANS — TOWNSEND, CHIRICO, LOEB & KOZLOV — INTO WIMBLEDON QUARTERFINALS

JMTA player Jamie Loeb

JMTA player Jamie Loeb

…”The Westchester, NY-based Loeb is an independent, training at John McEnroe’s Academy on Randall’s Island. One of the perks of choosing McEnroe’s place to mold her game is getting to pick the brain of the former champion. She also gets to frequently hit with the former Grand Slam champ.

“He’s very intense and he still gets very mad at himself,” said Loeb, whose spotted McEnroe watching some of her matches here. “But he’s great and I enjoy to listening to what he has to say because we think a little differently. He tells me when I play not to be too hard on myself because I tend to. And he still does it with himself. It works for him, but it doesn’t for everybody. He lets it out, which works for him, but for other people it’s negative. But, tactically, he sees tennis as a chess game and that helps a lot.”

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