What do the old Pro's do today???

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  1. magnuswallen

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    Just interesting to know :)


    Pete Sampras?
    Björn Borg?
    Petr Korda?
    Boris Becker..... and other famous players??
     
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  2. pj80

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    i know boris does stuff for german tv nba coverage.
     
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    Roscoe Tanners probably watching out for Mr Big.
     
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    Pete plays on the senior tour
     
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    Chris Evert publishes Tennis magazine.
     
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  6. Geezer Guy

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    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.
     
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  7. Tim Tennis

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    I think the old pros just sit around and think, "The older I get, the better I was."
     
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    they just pass away...
     
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    what does bjorn borg, thomas muster, and todd martin do now?
     
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    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.
     
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  11. Gillian

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    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.
     
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    thanks man
     
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  13. grizzly4life

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    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.
     
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    Renee Richards went back to being a pediatric opthamologist after tennis.
     
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    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.
     
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    Andrea Yeager became a nun.
     
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    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.
     
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    she does??
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    And Evert runs a tennis academy in Boca Raton Florida with Carling Bassett-Seguso and her husband Robert Seguso.
     
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    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 :)
     
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  25. vsbabolat

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    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.
     
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    I heard Wilander is coaching Sweden's Davis Cup team? Don't quote me on that, but that's what I thought I read...
     
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    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...
     
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    Federer is playing in the ATP still....but he's really old now.
     
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    It's correct. There - I just quoted you! :)
     
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    Edberg plays the stock market and is an investor. He also plays squash and is apperantly a world champion in racquetlon.
     
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    He was also on a question of sport (UK TV show) as a host for a while I think no?
     
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    The Segusos still help run the Evert Tennis Academy though.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  36. sureshs

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    Which brings up the inevitable question:

    Should he retire?
     
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  37. bluetrain4

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    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.
     
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    26 is old???? :roll: :roll: :roll:
     
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    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).
     
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  40. penpal

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    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.
     
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