Pro Tennis Players when they were younger...

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  1. goldenhawktennis

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    Does anybody have any pics of any professional tennis players when they were younger say elementary school, middle school, or highschool? It would be fun to see how much they've changed.
     
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  2. Fee

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    Here's one for you, taken at the 1991 Easter Bowl Boys 14 final. Both of the players in this photo became pro players. The brunette is easy, the blonde is a little bit harder. :)

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  3. goldenhawktennis

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    brunette looks like gimelstob, is that right? kind quite figure out who the blonde is...
     
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  4. oranges

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    Nalby and Coria
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    Wilander and Edberg
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    Mario and Roddick
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    Little Roger
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  5. goldenhawktennis

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    wow these are great! keep them comin guys, the fed one is awesome, maybe he was destined to play rugby as well ha
     
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    Little Djoko
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    Marat with the devilish smile
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    Gasquet
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    and my personal favorite - baby Andy, LOL
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  7. Serve_Ace

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    I think we can all say, Andy has barely changed at all in looks!
     
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  8. TheTruth

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    Amazing! Great find. I can't believe how little they've changed. The only one I didn't see the resemblance on was Wilander and Edberg. That was so cool!
     
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    aww nole in his velcros ha, gasquet and all his trophies, gotta love the baby andy pic too haha, keep this thread going!
     
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    Yep, the blonde is Jan-Michael. They sort of retook that photo for me, 17 years later (my current avatar, taken in July). :)

    Oranges, thanks for the Mario Andy pic, I'd never seen that before and it's adorable.
     
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    Djoko, Marat, and Gasquet, I probably wouldn't have guessed, but Andy is spot on. I could have picked him out of a barrel of pictures.
     
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  12. oranges

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    ^^ Wilander actually looks like himself to me, but Edberg not so much, LOL

    And yes, Roddick is amazingly recognizable even as a baby.
     
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    I agree, many of them still look almost the same today!

    Very nice, keep the coming. I really like that Djoko pic! Haha.
     
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    im sorry but the andy pic is is sooo funny i can't stop laughing. :lol:
     
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    Oh man, Roger Federer is wearing an 1980s Scotland football (soccer) strip! As a proud Scotsman, that's enough to turn me into a *******...
     
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    I know. Usually it's hard to tell who people are from baby pics, but one look and that's Andy!
     
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    wait so ur the one on the right in that pic?
     
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    I finally do recognize Gimelstob, but I still don't recognize Jan-Michael. Is he the one standing next to him. BTW, Fee, where is Jan-Michael, did he retire?
     
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  19. Fee

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    No, I am not Justin and I'm not Jan-Michael.

    He's somewhere in New York City today, I believe. He'll be playing an exo with Justin in Sparta, New Jersey this weekend (why do I know all this trivia?). He has not retired, he's still trying to heal assorted injuries and play more tennis. Very frustrating situation for him (and me in some ways).
     
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    I kinda guessed the Djoko and Gasquet
    Djokovic-eyes
    Gasquet-The smile kinda, the face structure
    Marat however I don't think I can find a resembalence! lol
     
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  21. goldenhawktennis

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    oh sorry misunderstood what u said
     
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    I probably wouldn't have guessed Marat in that pic either, but it's not the greatest pic. It doesn't look like him exactly but the kid in the pic does look like his mother.
     
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  23. TheTruth

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    I am blind to this. Which one is Wilander, right or left?
     
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    That same grin, or way of holding his mouth. That's hilarious. I guess you can't call it a ****-eating grin and attach a motive behind it. Lol!
     
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    Thanks, Fee. He was doing so good and then just dropped off the map. How old is he? Tell him his fans remember him and wish him the best.
     
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  27. Serve_Ace

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    I really do like the Roddick baby picture, I think its cute
     
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    Glad I'm not the only one. Cute kid, but I just wasn't seeing it.
     
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    I actually probably would have gotten Edberg, I recognized him. Wilander I might not have gotten because well I just haven't seen his face that often. Roddick is easy and Gasquet is unmistakable. Marat, no way I would have gotten that one.
     
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  30. TheNatural

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    Heres the King before he was king:

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    No worries, it happens. :)



    He's 31. If you have a myspace page you can tell him yourself, and if not I will pass on the message next time I talk to him. :)



    That picture of Nadal is too cute, he's all ears and big grin.
     
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  32. TheTruth

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    Too funny! That last one cracks me up. A kid being a warrior! Gotta love it.
     
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    Left, LOL (....)
     
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    Two of Goran in his young age

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    Goran gets more handsome with age. I didn't remember him being so cute until he played Wimbledon against Rafter. He is really cute!
     
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    Guess who? [​IMG]

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    Andy, Roger, Rafa, and Djokovic?
     
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    I will go on MySpace and tell him. Thanks for the information. He always pops up in my mind at random times.
     
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  39. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Look at the little picture of Novak Djokovic, how could you hate cheeks like those?

    And even at a young age he had a healthy head of hair :)
     
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  40. goldenhawktennis

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    you mean: andy, roger, novak, and then rafa

    and this thread is great lets keep the pics coming!
     
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    Joker looks Hilarious.

     
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    That winners mentality shows through. ;-)

     
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    anyone got any pics of WTA players when they were younger?
     
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    Wilander's a couple of years older than Edberg, and had probably just hit puberty. Edberg's only 11 there. Incredibly, Wilander would become a Grand Slam winner within just 5 years of the taking of that picture.
     
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  48. goldenhawktennis

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    kournikova??
     
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  49. The balls in your court.

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    BINGO!

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    The champion that never was :-?

    Anna Kournakova.
     
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