Team Elev8ed

Adriano Fuorivia
Founder & President

Adriano Fuorivia has been involved in the game of tennis for over 20 years, having worked as
a provincial, national, and personal coach for numerous top talents in the international tennis
landscape. On the court, Fuorivia has been an integral part in developing some of Canada’s
top national champions over the last decade. Off the court, Fuorivia's framework around
creating an all encompassing team dynamic to training, partnerships, and commitment has
resulted in a consistent championship formula.
Most known for his success with current ATP rising star Denis Shapovalov (ATP career high
#13), Fuorivia coached the phenom to numerous milestones in his young career that
included: Wimbledon Junior Singles Championship (2016), the 2015 Junior US Open doubles
championship, and the 2015 Junior Davis Cup Championship. On the pro circuit Fuorivia was
coaching Shapovalov while winning numerous men's pro titles, and during his infamous
upset of then top 20 ATP ranked Nick Kyrgios at the Rogers Cup in 2016. In recognition for
his work and success, Fuorivia was awarded the 2016 Tennis Professionals Association
Coaching Excellence Award. The pair continue to have a committed relationship, as Fuorivia
accompanied Shapovalov on the pro tour during the early part of 2019 and was named by
Shapovalov as the Captain of Canada for the inaugural ATP Cup in 2020.
Additionally, Fuorivia has continued to be a key contributor in the field of Junior and Pro
Tennis. Some of his major achievements include:
    As captain of Team Canada for the inaugural 2020 ATP Cup held in Australia;
Team reached quarter finals Including notable wins over Greece and Australia
    Canadian Junior Davis Cup Captain in 2018 in which the team qualified in Mexico
to play the finals in Hungary (top two players were personally coached by Fuorivia)
    Tennis Canada National Centre High Performance Consultant (2018 to current)
    Two Coaching Excellence awards for work with Canadian #1 junior Joshua
Lapadat for winning the U16 and U18 National singles championships, as well as two
U18 National doubles championships while reaching a career high #53 ITF Junior
world ranking
    Coached Romanian Sebastian Gima to U18 Romanian National singles and
doubles championships and a career high #39 ITF Junior world ranking
    Continues to be a lead consultant for the Veneto Tennis Club and Advantage Tennis International Academy at Veneto since 2016
    Historically involved with Tennis Canada for over 15 years as Manager of Tennis
Development and a high performance consultant
With the wealth of experience and proven track record in the field of high performance tennis,
Fuorivia found and created Elev8ed Sports Solutions along with Directors, Alastair Millar,
Eduard Miron, and Jan Alafriz in order to best support athletes with a potential of Pro level
tennis aspirations.

Eduard Miron
Director Of Player Development

Eddie Miron is a native of Romania, having spent much of his life growing up in Italy. Eddie brings extensive expertise to Elev8ed as a former player and now world class tennis and physical development coach.
Eddie, formerly a full-time athlete at the prestigious Bollettieri Sports Academy from 1991 to 1994, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sports and Physical Education. Eddie is an International Tennis Federation and Italian Federation Certified Level 3 coach.  He is recognized as a Tennis Professional by the Professional Tennis Registry in adult development and performance coaching on top of a designation as a I.F.S.W.A  Master Trainer. Eddie has also completed qualifications for the National Fitness Federation Personal Trainer Certification in Romania.

From a performance coaching standpoint, Eddie has produced U16 Ontario Provincial Champions, U12 Ontario Provincial Finalists and internationally ranked juniors. Eddie has coached athletes to reach the top two hundred of the International Junior Rankings and has been vital towards helping players achieve wins over junior players ranked top twenty in the world. Eddie has assisted as an employee in Tennis Canada’s Junior National Training Centre program in Toronto and helps lead, along side Alastair Millar, the U10, U12, U16 and U18 Provincial Training Center Match Play Re Groupings on behalf of Tennis Canada and the Ontario Tennis Association, a program focusing heavily on the psychological pillar of tennis development.

Eddie is currently the Tennis Director at GSM Tennis Club, located in Kitchener, Ontario and to add to all his qualifications and experiences, Eddie is fluent in English, French, Romanian and Italian.

Jan Alafriz
Director of Business Development

Jan began playing tennis at 4 and has been involved in high performance tennis since he was 10. After a successful junior career, Jan went on to play college tennis for Wright State University where he achieved a NCAA Division I Doubles ranking as well as being awarded WSU Men's Tennis Team MVP twice (2009 and 2011) and First Team All-Horizon League honours. 

After obtaining his B.A. at WSU, Jan went on to coaching tennis full-time at the Ontario Racquet Club where he was the travelling coach for Eli Ogilvy, who obtained a career high of 280 in the ITF Junior World Rankings. While coaching at ORC, Jan also began working with Adriano and Denis Shapovalov as a hitting partner. After 2 years of coaching, Jan made the decision to go to law school with the intention of working in tennis full-time after graduation, specializing in the career management of players as they navigate the world of professional tennis.
In 2017, Jan graduated with Honours from Quinnipiac University School of Law and is currently a barred attorney in New York. Since graduating from law school, Jan has travelled with Denis and advised him and his mother, Tessa, on various aspects of the law. In 2019, Jan also began working for a NYC-based sports agency, focusing on the ATP and WTA Tours. As part of that job, Jan handled a wide range of tasks ranging from legal to day-to-day management of professional players, such as applying for visas, researching and advising on travel restrictions, reviewing contracts, recruiting junior players, and conducting sponsorship negotiations. In between obtaining these diverse tennis-related experiences, Jan has continued playing tennis as both a hitting partner for Denis on the road and more recently as part of the Mayfair Toronto Pro-League.
Jonathan Soriano
Player Development Manager

Jonathan has been in a high-performance coaching environment since he was 10 years old, which is when Elev8ed’s founder, Adriano Fuorivia, began working with him. This eventually lead to
Jonathan becoming a training and hitting partner for Denis Shapovalov, who in 2019 reached a career-high ranking of 13 in the world and won his first ATP event at the Stockholm Open.
Denis is also a Rolex Paris Masters 1000 finalist, four-time Masters 1000 semi-finalist and lead Canada to the 2019 Davis Cup finals.

Jonathan gained the majority of his high-performance coaching experience in the latter stages of Denis’ junior career as he continued to support Denis as a hitting partner and occasionally
travelled with him to tournaments. Highlights include travelling with Denis and Adriano to ITF junior tournaments in Europe such as the French Open and Wimbledon in 2016, witnessing
Denis’ junior Wimbledon triumph. Jonathan last joined Denis on tour in the summer of 2018, warming Denis up before his first-round match in Eastbourne.

Jonathan completed his Honours Specialization in Global Economics at Western University in 2018. At his graduation, Jonathan was awarded a Western University Gold Medal for being the top-ranked student in his program, as well as the Chancellor’s Prize for being the highest achieving student to complete an Honours degree in the faculty of Social Science. He decided to
return to Western University to complete a PhD-stream Master’s in Economics, which he finished in 2019.

Jonathan also enjoyed a successful career with the Western Mustangs tennis team during his tenure at the university. He was a member of the Mustangs tennis team that captured Western’s
first ever Canadian University National Championship, before becoming the team’s captain for his final two years at Western. In addition to being a Mustang during their maiden national title
run in 2017, Jonathan was part of the team for two of their Ontario Provincial Championships, capturing one of those titles during his final year as team captain.

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