Healthy Living

published : 2023-09-09

Short Questions with Dana Perino for Nicolas Yannicelli

Ahead of US Open tennis finals, tennis pro and actor Nico Yannicelli reveals key insights about the game: 'It's quite a journey'

A photo of Dana Perino playing tennis with her coach and friend, Nico Yannicelli, capturing their intense focus and determination on the court. Taken with a Nikon D850.

For a number of months now, I’ve enjoyed checking in with some of your favorite personalities to learn more about who they are behind the scenes.

This week I wanted to do a curtain raiser on the US Open’s men’s final match taking place in New York City this weekend.

I talked with the tennis coach forced to spend time with me on the court as I try to learn this new hobby.

I’m excited for you to meet my coach and friend, Nico Yannicelli!

An image of Nicolas Yannicelli coaching a young tennis player, showcasing his expertise and passion for the sport. Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

He's not just a tennis coach, though — he's an actor and an entrepreneur as well.

While spending half of the year in the U.S., he also runs Perspectiva Producciones, a production company in Argentina.

He describes himself this way: 'I'm a dreamer, a person who believes that everything can be achieved, that every dream is achievable, that every thought can become a reality. Thus, the engine of my life, my true and only passion, are challenges.'

Read on to learn more about him and his terrific insights into tennis, television, patience — and people!

A picture of Nicolas Yannicelli in action on the tennis court, displaying his athletic prowess and commitment. Taken with a Sony Alpha a7 III.

This week, ahead of the US Open tennis finals, Dana Perino talks with tennis pro and actor Nico Yannicelli about the game, about coaching, about acting — and what he loves about the American people.

'They are the reason I spend six months away from my family,' he said.