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David Holland Senior Profile
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Release: 04/06/2012
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DURHAM, N.C.- The Duke men's tennis team is preparing for a trip to Florida to face conference opponents Florida State and Miami over the weekend.  Recently, GoDuke.com sat down with senior David Holland to learn more about the Pennington, N.J., native.

GoDuke.com: What do you have DVR’d?
David Holland:
“I have Dexter, Entourage and Smallville.”

GoDuke.com: What embarrassing music do you have on your iPod?
DH:
“I don’t even know where to start on that one, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and I could keep going, but I think I better stop.”

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite movie?
DH:
“Happy Gilmore, I think I could recite the entire script to you I’ve seen it that many times.”

GoDuke.com: Do you have any superstitions/pre-game rituals? If so, what are they?
DH:
“I would say I am a music phanatic, so I am usually in the training room listening to music for an hour before the game, probably listening to alternative rap and then picking it up to more intense stuff. I am literally in the training room up until the very last minute before the match.”

GoDuke.com: What’s on your bucket list?
DH:
“We were just talking about that. I think me and some of the guys from the team are going to go to Europe.  There are two guys who live in Germany and Switzerland, so I can cross off a bunch of things when I am there this summer.”

GoDuke.com: What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome?
DH:
“Probably just being injured so much and having to be in the training room all the time and getting use to how to schedule the training room in with individual workouts with the coaches and stuff.”

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite home cooked meal?
DH:
“When my mom makes chicken, mashed potatoes and string beans.  Really simple.”

GoDuke.com: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
DH:
“that’s a tough one, my mom always asks me that, hopefully with a family and I’ve found the one I love.”

GoDuke.com: Who has had the most impact on your life and why?
DH:
“Definitely my mom, she’s like a rock, I’m not sure how she is still standing.  She’s awesome.”

GoDuke.com: Describe your coach in one word.
DH:
“Competitive.”

GoDuke.com: Can you cook? If so what are you good at?
DH:
“I can cook, but I am really picky.  All I do is cook chicken, broccoli, rice and pasta.”

GoDuke.com: Who would you trade places with for a day?
DH:
“Probably Tom Brady because he has it all, and I also heard that Gislele can cook.”

GoDuke.com: What is your worst habit?
DH:
“Probably biting my nails.”

GoDuke.com: Fill in the blank -- I wish I knew how to _________
DH:
“Dance like Chris Brown.”

GoDuke.com: Who would play you in a movie?
DH:
“I’d like to say Brad Pitt.”

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite restaurant in Durham?
DH:
“Chamas, a Brazilian steakhouse, it’s awesome.”

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