Tiafoe also will participate in the Atlanta Open in July.
“It (was) great. He’s a very talented kid,” Ginepri said of Tiafoe. “He’s come a long way, and he’s having a great year. The start of the year he’s had some ups and downs, but I think he’s going to have a great future.”
Ginepri spoke of his close relationship with John Isner, ranked No. 11 in the ATP World Tour singles rankings, who is recovering from a stress fracture in his left foot he suffered in The Miami Open finals in a match he lost to Roger Federer. Ginepri said the two speak regularly, and he was in Isner’s wedding.
Ginepri believes Isner should be ready to good for the start of the tournament.
“I know for him this is always a special event, to play in college and a lot of his fans can come from down here, and its helped out that he’s won the event five times,” Ginepri said. “The conditions suit him extremely well. It’s usually pretty hot, he plays pretty fast here, so it’s right up his alley.”
He still works as a coach, this time at a more local level. He opened a junior tennis academy, Ginepri Performance Tennis, at Olde Towne Athletic Club in Marietta. He’s continued to work out and noted it was an easy transition to coaching.
“Tennis has just been part of my life, why not stay involved and help some of the younger guys come up and see where that goes,” Ginepri said.