Spadea feeding balls from shopping cart

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  1. bjk

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-14/hamptons-fantasy-tennis-stars-williams-spadea-at-250.html

    "Spadea has been teaching in the Hamptons since June, for $250 an hour. He said he’s involved with a few ventures, including instructional videos and a Los Angeles-based talent- management firm.

    “There are different forks in the road for me and I haven’t merged onto one,” he said.

    His career prize money exceeded $5 million. While he declined to discuss his finances today, he said after hotels, airfare and other expenses, a pro typically saves about a quarter of his prize money. His exhibition and endorsement income was about $2 million, he said."

    I don't believe the $2mm figure either. Who was paying Spadea for endorsements? Free shoes maybe, that's it. And exhibitions? Nope.
     
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    Vince is a character for sure. Last time I saw him was at a Challenger tournament in Tiburon CA about 2 summers ago, he was playing Jesse Levine in the 1st rnd. Looked about 20-30 pounds overweight but the BH was still a thing of beauty. I wa sitting next to Jesse's girlfriend, an absolutely stunning JAP who kept encouraging Jesse with cries of " come on Jesse" when she wasn't texting which was most of the time.
    I could see Vince doing a slow burn and finally he looked over to this chick and hissed " Shut the **** up *****" ...... and she stopped LOL
    Vince lost in 3 close sets but in his prime he would have taken Levine in straights and taken the girl..........................burn.......:twisted:
     
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    ^^^Levine/Spadea/Young threaded together in an ironic twist...Jesse pushed DY ever so closer to the SpadeaStreak last month. Of course, Jesse will always be tied in to the DY bio sheet for the comeback of all comebacks when they were juniors!

    Surprising Vince went cross-country for a teaching gig...loads of $$$ in the hills of LA.
     
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  5. Gonzalito17

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    Vince just served as Djokovic's hitting partner for some of the US Open, he was on site at the end, had a credential. THey hit together two or three years ago during the Open at the Djokovic base in Alpine, NJ and apparently Djok really liked hitting with Vince as he called him again this year. Vince is currently coaching and giving rich folk lessons in the Hamptons in Long Island.
     
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    That's nice to read. I was wondering where we had disappeared to.
     
  7. Gonzalito17

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    You can keep up with Vince by reading tennis-prose, the writer who co-wrote "Break Point" with Vince is the co-owner of that site and he is friends with Vince and he's always writing about the latest with Vince on that blog. He said Spadea offered his services to coach Donald Young this summer and they spoke with the father and were considering it but Team DY ultimately ended up going with Roger Smith instead. Also Bogomolov wanted Vince as a part time coach but Vince opted not too.

    Vince is one of those dudes he is always up to something )
     
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    I like the guy.
    Hope he enjoys a successful life after pro tennis.
     

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