If you’ve ever watched the tennis on TV (Eurosport, in particular) and seen a serious-looking man with slick hair doing interviews, that’s Antonio. Don’t worry, on the other side of the screen he’s a really fun guy who never stops smiling!
Although he is Doctor in Journalism from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, the title ‘Doctor’ doesn’t really suit him. Let’s stick with journalist. A communicator if you prefer. Linked to the world of sport from the start of his career, he made a name for himself at Radio Marca, where, as well as co-directing the programme Marcador for seven years, he was a presenter on Tie-Break, the first tennis radio programme. He later worked as Director of Communication at the Mutua Madrid Open before setting sail for Mallorca to fulfil the same role at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar.
Although he always has an answer for everything, he’s yet to appear on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. They say it’s easier to win the French Open than it is to leave him speechless. His greatest weaknesses are reading and chocolate. But make no mistake, cooking is certainly not his forte. If Antonio invites you to dinner at his place, you can guarantee the menu will have been elaborated by the culinary masters at Dr. Oetker.
His ability to find sleep in any situation means that sharing a day on the beach or a 13 hour flight with him is a real thriller (run before it’s too late!).
In his free time he writes books and works as a speaker. He also likes playing tennis, but if you cross paths with him don’t mention the fact that he is now practically old enough to play in senior tournaments. We’re not gonna lie, he has a bit of a complex about it!
Ladies and gentlemen, let the monologue commence.