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Jose Acosta of Margarita, Venezuala wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of August 5th

Zachary Dash

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.  

The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of August 2nd is 19-year-old Jose Acosta from Margarita, Venezuela.

How long have you been playing tennis for?

I am 19, and I have been playing for four or five years.

What are your favorite things about IMG Academy and why?

I love the fact that I get to meet people from everywhere, and I get to play with so many different people.

Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

I usually stretch and does some weird stretching dance stuff.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

Andy Murray.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

If it’s a half an hour match I just go take a shower and get ready for the next match. If I don’t, then I just go have dinner with my girl friend.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I want to better and better. That’s my motivation.