Paradorn to golf

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  1. vkartikv

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  2. Phoenix1983

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    Good luck to him, he used to be one of my favourites.
     
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  3. jrs

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    What happened to him in Tennis? Injury?
     
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    I was sad to read about this (Srichaphan's transition to golf, not vkartikv's shrinkage). It makes tennis an unpopular choice for young people by showing the whole world that you can make money in golf till you fall dead, but your life in tennis is severely limited. Ivan Lendl was very open about switching to golf and how he encouraged his daughters to play golf, not tennis. Mike Agassi said that if he had to do it all over again, he would make Andre play golf.
     
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    He was in a motorcycle crash in 2010, which broke both his hands and a wrist. Ironically, he had been having wrist problems for years before this crash, so the crash was very bad luck for him. He hasn't been a constant presence on the ATP Tour since 2006, really.
     
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