Deaf junior player on AO

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  1. DanaKz

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    14 y.o. Lee Duck-Hee from Korea is #63 in ITF Junior Ranking lost in second round to Christian Garin(9). Sounds bit ordinary, but there is something special - this boy is deaf
    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/01/21/tennis-open-deaf-idUKL4N0AQ1LW20130121

    They say umpire didn't know the player was deaf:

    Article about him from 2009
    http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2009/12/top-seed-herbert-saves-match-points-in.html
     
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  2. Defcon

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    Wow, that is really admirable and inspiring. Thanks for letting us know, and wish him all the luck.
     
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  3. SwankPeRFection

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    Could easily beat Sharapova or Azarenka. :twisted:
     
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  4. rommil

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    His coach says the boy is late for morning practices because he can't hear the alarm clock.
     
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  5. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    great story. :)
    would be impressive if he manages to reach his objective (being in the junior top 10 at the end of the season, at 15).
     
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  6. jokinla

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    So wrong. Hopefully he goes far.
     
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