A couple of weeks ago freshman Nick Wood was well on his way towards competing for a consistent starting spot in the UGA Men's Tennis rotation. Wood is a former standout high school player from Knoxville, Tennessee. The kind of player Coach Diaz seemingly plucks off tennis trees around the world.
But now Wood is nursing a bum ankle (the specifics of the injury are somewhat of a mystery, but we can rest assured Wood is in the best of care). I happen to subscribe to Diaz's YouTube channel and yesterday this video posted. I immediately felt like an ass for complaining about playing in cold temperatures when this kid is hitting ground strokes from a chair just to get work in.
Dedication, pictured in a quick 18 second frame. Looking forward to seeing this guy blast some smoking passing shots in the years to come. GATA!