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magnuswallen
05-23-2007, 06:08 AM
Just interesting to know :-)


Pete Sampras?
Björn Borg?
Petr Korda?
Boris Becker..... and other famous players??

pj80
05-23-2007, 06:12 AM
i know boris does stuff for german tv nba coverage.

jaggy
05-23-2007, 06:17 AM
Roscoe Tanners probably watching out for Mr Big.

htrain
05-23-2007, 10:13 AM
Pete plays on the senior tour

Nuke
05-23-2007, 10:20 AM
Chris Evert publishes Tennis magazine.

Geezer Guy
05-23-2007, 11:02 AM
The OLD pro's are doing celebrity pro/am's, attending tennis fantasy camps, acting as figure-heads as directors at posh resorts, etc. They didn't make the kind of money that today's pro's make. Today's pro's will retire to a life of leasure, as long as they handled their money wisely.

Tim Tennis
05-23-2007, 04:18 PM
I think the old pros just sit around and think, "The older I get, the better I was."

mileslong
05-23-2007, 04:36 PM
What do the old Pro's do today???
they just pass away...

Heavy Metal Tennis Star
05-23-2007, 04:37 PM
what does bjorn borg, thomas muster, and todd martin do now?

CyBorg
05-23-2007, 04:43 PM
Roscoe's in jail, isn't he?

Borg has his own fashion company and basically lives off the profits. I believe he lives in Stockholm and basically enjoys himself. He appears to enjoy a quiet lifestyle. I don't know if he's into any creative endeavours - eg. writing.

Muster, I think, is spending most of his time guzzling beer. Actually he has a family, I believe his own company and he coached at the Davis Cup recently.

Gillian
05-23-2007, 05:23 PM
I wonder about the guys who still enjoy playing tennis. Who do they play against? Other old pros? College kids?? Must be hard to find someone good enough to hit with them.

Heavy Metal Tennis Star
05-23-2007, 06:05 PM
Roscoe's in jail, isn't he?

Borg has his own fashion company and basically lives off the profits. I believe he lives in Stockholm and basically enjoys himself. He appears to enjoy a quiet lifestyle. I don't know if he's into any creative endeavours - eg. writing.

Muster, I think, is spending most of his time guzzling beer. Actually he has a family, I believe his own company and he coached at the Davis Cup recently.
thanks man

grizzly4life
05-23-2007, 06:09 PM
not totally sure of the numbers, but i think players in the very late 70's and early-mid 80's made big money... hopefully invested wisely (big IF)... but johnny mac i think has a 4 story apartment overlooking central park. i'm thinking that's got to be $20 million, absolute minimum.

AND ivan lendl had an absolutely amazing house in greenwich, CN way way before the hedge fund boom.... so again, i'm thinking $20M absolute minimum.

Nuke
05-24-2007, 05:05 AM
Renee Richards went back to being a pediatric opthamologist after tennis.

tennis_hand
05-24-2007, 09:19 AM
u think they didn't earn much?

then 30 years later, you would think Fed's money now is also not much compared to the money of that time.

Nuke
05-24-2007, 11:03 AM
Andrea Yeager became a nun.

hoosierbr
05-24-2007, 12:08 PM
Petr Korda plays golf with Ivan Lendl every week in Florida. They have a regular four man game every week. He's also been playing some senior events this year.

Todd Martin coaches Mardy Fish or shares the coaching during the year.

Incidentally Fish is out of the French Open for injuring his foot while kicking a soccer ball.

zapvor
05-24-2007, 12:16 PM
Chris Evert publishes Tennis magazine.

she does??

Nuke
05-24-2007, 01:04 PM
Boris Becker -- homeless on the streets of Berlin?
http://www.worth1000.com/entries/123000/123384YFhe_w.jpg
http://www.worth1000.com/entries/123000/123384YFhe_w.jpg

peter
05-24-2007, 01:34 PM
I wonder about the guys who still enjoy playing tennis. Who do they play against? Other old pros? College kids?? Must be hard to find someone good enough to hit with them.

See this thread for a link to an article about Borg with some pictures (and text, in Swedish :-): http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=134320

It's basically is about Borg playing a "Men over 45" division 3 league match in Sweden, playing #2 singles since he has too little "tennis points" (a system used in Sweden to give players some kind of ranking - you gain points by winning matches)... The guys he played wasn't exactly former Pro's - and he won 6-0, 6-0 but he was happy anyway :-)

Here's the league match results: http://seriespel.tennis.se/gameResult.php?dID=283&round=1&match=3

callitout
05-24-2007, 01:46 PM
Wow, Borg played just at the time I started following tennis. I didnt realize that he was so good that he could win 0,0 in division 3 club tennis over 45 at #2 singles.

Did the drugs do so much damage to his self image that he's proud of that?

sureshs
05-24-2007, 05:02 PM
Margaret Court is a preacher.

AA and SG are into lots of business ventures together.

Laver doesn't do much but attend some events and play at some selected pro-am kind of stuff.

Newk has a coaching place in Texas.

Vilas shows up for some Tennis Channel programs.

Katrina Adams is a constant for TTC commentary.

Pam Shriver also commentates.

Cliff Drysdale commentates and coaches.

Billie Jean is active in WTT and USTA, and has her own businesses.

Connors coaches Roddick and sells his DVDs.

Courier runs his senior tour.

But the really old pros have moved on to the great court in the sky.

CEvertFan
05-24-2007, 05:21 PM
Chris Evert publishes Tennis magazine.

And Evert runs a tennis academy in Boca Raton Florida with Carling Bassett-Seguso and her husband Robert Seguso.

joe sch
05-24-2007, 07:51 PM
The OLD pro's are doing celebrity pro/am's, attending tennis fantasy camps, acting as figure-heads as directors at posh resorts, etc. They didn't make the kind of money that today's pro's make. Today's pro's will retire to a life of leasure, as long as they handled their money wisely.

Good points Geezer. The old kings of the courts also wrote tennis books which almost none of the current top players care to do. Too much $$$ hurts the motivation. The old pro's are also some of the best teachers and coaches like Tony Roche & Jimmy Connors. Jack Kramer and Pancho Segura are still around but Tilden, Budge, Vines and Gonzales are playing dubs on the turf in tennis heaven :)

vsbabolat
05-24-2007, 08:43 PM
And Evert runs a tennis academy in Boca Raton Florida with Carling Bassett-Seguso and her husband Robert Seguso.

Chris Evert and IMG bought the Bassett-Seguso Tennis Academy in Boca Raton from Carling Bassett and her husband Robert Seguso in 1996. It is called the Evert Tennis Academy.

Freedom
05-24-2007, 09:27 PM
I heard Wilander is coaching Sweden's Davis Cup team? Don't quote me on that, but that's what I thought I read...

Deuce
05-25-2007, 01:17 AM
I have it on good authority that John McEnroe has gone on to have quite a successful career as a media hog and all around first class jackass...

Duzza
05-25-2007, 01:23 AM
Federer is playing in the ATP still....but he's really old now.

peter
05-25-2007, 01:46 AM
I heard Wilander is coaching Sweden's Davis Cup team? Don't quote me on that, but that's what I thought I read...

It's correct. There - I just quoted you! :-)

andreh
05-25-2007, 03:37 AM
Edberg plays the stock market and is an investor. He also plays squash and is apperantly a world champion in racquetlon.

origmarm
05-25-2007, 03:50 AM
i know boris does stuff for german tv nba coverage.

He was also on a question of sport (UK TV show) as a host for a while I think no?

CEvertFan
05-25-2007, 11:00 AM
Chris Evert and IMG bought the Bassett-Seguso Tennis Academy in Boca Raton from Carling Bassett and her husband Robert Seguso in 1996. It is called the Evert Tennis Academy.


The Segusos still help run the Evert Tennis Academy though.

vsbabolat
05-25-2007, 11:31 AM
The Segusos still help run the Evert Tennis Academy though.

Not according to the Evert Tennis Academy website. http://evertacademy.com/about.php
http://evertacademy.com/staff.php

rasajadad
05-25-2007, 11:47 AM
Harold Solomon coaches a little, but I heard his father invested his money into three Budget Rental Car franchises- Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa. Any one of the three would make someone rich.

Eddie Dibbs ended up broke. Gambled all the dough away I think.

urban
05-25-2007, 11:50 AM
Tiriac owns half (or more) of Rumania, one of the richest men alive. I think, Fibak is another who made a real big fortune. Nastase holds the record (in his own book) for most women laid, maybe he gets quieter now.Gardnar Mulloy is still playing.

sureshs
05-25-2007, 12:37 PM
Federer is playing in the ATP still....but he's really old now.

Which brings up the inevitable question:

Should he retire?

bluetrain4
05-25-2007, 12:41 PM
What's Edberg doing? I know he's married with 2 kids who have to be anywhere from 11-14 by now, so he's probably busy being a parent, but he must do something else, right?

I think a lot of these guys just live kind of a non-specific life. They (and by "they" I mean the ones who were ranked high and made a lot of money) don't go into a second full-time career (although some do), but rather do a combination of TV stuff, tennis appearances such as exhibitions, speaking engagements, family, and probably dabbling in business and investing with a business partner. Also, they do all the stuff we would expect retired rich guys to do: travel, golf, hang out at nice places, etc.

CEvertFan
05-25-2007, 04:10 PM
Federer is playing in the ATP still....but he's really old now.

26 is old???? :roll: :roll: :roll:

galain
05-26-2007, 12:48 AM
What's Edberg doing? I know he's married with 2 kids who have to be anywhere from 11-14 by now, so he's probably busy being a parent, but he must do something else, right?



From what I understand, Edberg is living quietly in Sweden and playing the stockmarket, and is involved in a racketlon (sic) league for fun. It sounds as though he's retired quietly without much of a public presence these days (notwithstanding the odd oldies match).

penpal
05-26-2007, 06:01 AM
Dennis Ralston is a teaching pro at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. I think he teaches at another resort in Arizona in the winter.