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Real Gauchos

REAL GAUCHOS. 50 1-hr interviews with people who've done cool stuff. Hosted by Paul Rivas on KCSB 91.9 FM in 2011-13. Free on + iTunes Podcasts.

Apr 11, 2013

Paul Rivas interviews Marty Davis on growing up in NorCal, witnessing the Yosemite Firefall every summer as a young outdoorsman, not picking up a tennis racket until age 12, getting a college tennis scholarship to Cal at the last minute, repeatedly losing to Stanford's John McEnroe in front of thousands of fans, graduating as an economics major, deciding to travel the world and play tennis until his money ran out, playing professional tennis 12 years and never running out of money, beating former World No. 1 player the nototious Ilie Nastase and other greats such as Brian Teacher and Aaron Krickstein, losing more than he won, being in the zone, helping create the ATP World Tour, getting into coaching, how to recruit college athletes, raising money to fund scholarships for international players, drugs in tennis, raising his two sons to be successful UC students, and how being a college athlete prepares people for life in the real world.

Real Gauchos is Thursdays 4pm on KCSB 91.9 FM in Santa Barbara.