As a management professional in Lima, Peru, Reem Taoz has managed liquor sales and event planning at several of the city’s most frequented nightlife destinations. Beyond his work in the nightlife industry, Reem Taoz enjoys following pro tennis, and particularly Spanish player Rafael Nadal.
Over the last four decades, only 10 male tennis players have managed to win a professional match before the age of 16. Franco Davin of Argentina is recognized as the youngest winner in tour history, winning a three set match at the 1985 Buenos Aires tournament less than two months after turning 15. Davin only won three singles titles over the course of his career, however, and reached a peak ranking of number 30 in 1990. Many of the tour’s 15 year old winners, on the other hand, went on to enjoy very successful careers.
Five of the ten players, in fact, secured multiple grand slam championships and achieved the world number 1 ranking. These prodigies include Michael Chang, Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg, and Mats Wilander. None saw more success than Rafael Nadal, however, who won his first pro match at the 2002 Mallorca event. Nadal would win the first of his nine career French Open titles just three years later and would ultimately achieve the career grand slam, multiple Davis Cup victories, and Olympic gold medals as both a singles and doubles player.
As the night shift manager for Grupo Taoz SAC and Lafromagerie SAC in Lima, Peru, Reem Taoz is responsible for organizing special events, managing accounts, and coordinating with suppliers. Outside of his work, Reem Taoz enjoys playing tennis; his favorite player on the professional tour is Rafael Nadal.
In anticipation of the 2017 season, 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal hired a new coach: his fellow Spaniard and a former pro, Carlos Moya. Moya joins Nadal’s existing coaching team, consisting of Francis Roig and Rafael’s uncle, Toni Nadal. Both Nadal and Moya expressed excitement over the new deal. Nadal praised Moya as a friend who was important to his career, while Moya said Nadal is a special player, a great person, and a trusted friend.
Before retiring and becoming a coach in 2010, Carlos Moya was himself an accomplished player. In 1998, he won the French Open, and in 2004, Moya and Nadal won Spain’s Davis Cup as teammates. Aside from coaching Nadal, Moya is also going to coach students at Nadal’s new tennis academy located in Mallorca, Spain, the hometown of both Moya and Nadal.