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goldenhawktennis 08-07-2008 10:36 AM

Pro Tennis Players when they were younger...
 
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.

Fee 08-07-2008 11:27 AM

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. :)


goldenhawktennis 08-07-2008 11:30 AM

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

oranges 08-07-2008 11:31 AM

Nalby and Coria


Wilander and Edberg


Mario and Roddick


Little Roger

goldenhawktennis 08-07-2008 11:35 AM

wow these are great! keep them comin guys, the fed one is awesome, maybe he was destined to play rugby as well ha

oranges 08-07-2008 11:38 AM

Little Djoko


Marat with the devilish smile


Gasquet


and my personal favorite - baby Andy, LOL

Serve_Ace 08-07-2008 11:41 AM

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

TheTruth 08-07-2008 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by oranges (Post 2592728)
Nalby and Coria


Wilander and Edberg


Mario and Roddick


Little Roger

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!

goldenhawktennis 08-07-2008 11:43 AM

aww nole in his velcros ha, gasquet and all his trophies, gotta love the baby andy pic too haha, keep this thread going!

Fee 08-07-2008 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by goldenhawktennis (Post 2592722)
brunette looks like gimelstob, is that right? kind quite figure out who the blonde is...


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.

TheTruth 08-07-2008 11:45 AM

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.

oranges 08-07-2008 11:46 AM

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

And yes, Roddick is amazingly recognizable even as a baby.

pNoyr3D 08-07-2008 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by TheTruth (Post 2592774)
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!

I agree, many of them still look almost the same today!

Very nice, keep the coming. I really like that Djoko pic! Haha.

maximo 08-07-2008 11:47 AM

im sorry but the andy pic is is sooo funny i can't stop laughing. :lol:

Clydey2times 08-07-2008 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by oranges (Post 2592728)
Nalby and Coria


Little Roger

Oh man, Roger Federer is wearing an 1980s Scotland football (soccer) strip! As a proud Scotsman, that's enough to turn me into a *******...

kalika 08-07-2008 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Serve_Ace (Post 2592771)
I think we can all say, Andy has barely changed at all in looks!

I know. Usually it's hard to tell who people are from baby pics, but one look and that's Andy!

goldenhawktennis 08-07-2008 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Fee (Post 2592779)
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.

wait so ur the one on the right in that pic?

TheTruth 08-07-2008 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fee (Post 2592779)
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.

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?

Fee 08-07-2008 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by goldenhawktennis (Post 2592790)
wait so ur the one on the right in that pic?

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

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheTruth (Post 2592792)
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?

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).

Serve_Ace 08-07-2008 11:50 AM

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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