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mikej 11-09-2013 07:21 AM

great article forbes how michael russell earns a living
 
not really college tennis

and a few months old, so maybe people have come across this before

sue me, it's a good read for anyone who is a tennis fan

makes you appreciate how much some of these guys love the sport and put in to trying to make it that aren't the big sponsorship guys

http://www.forbes.com/sites/miguelmo...of-pro-tennis/

mikej 11-09-2013 07:24 AM

"Rising youngster Pablo Carreno Busta, for example, has already won a ridiculous 71 matches this year, 66 of which were Challengers and Futures, yet hes only earned $120,000 in prize money. Some of those Futures events Carreno Busta conquered paid out a meager $1,300. He likely lost money even when he was winning."

stringmaster 11-10-2013 03:34 PM

I ballboyed for Michael Russel a few years ago and he is one of the nicest guys on tour. He always said please and thank you. Hope he continues to do well.

Kirijax 11-10-2013 06:52 PM

He's 35 and keeps on going. Never been above No. 60 but always there. Former Cane!

kingcheetah 11-13-2013 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stringmaster (Post 7889060)
I ballboyed for Michael Russel a few years ago and he is one of the nicest guys on tour. He always said please and thank you. Hope he continues to do well.

I also had this experience. In fact, Russell is the only player I can recall that actually turns around and looks at the ball person when he has picked the 2 of the 3 he initially takes and wants to give one back. He then hits it softly but with some arc on it so the ball person can easily catch it on one bounce, as opposed to most players that just roll the ball to you with their back turned. (which isn't a big deal to pick up, but it just shows how much Russell wants to be nice.)

zapvor 12-09-2013 08:47 PM

he is a great guy low key glad to see him still making it


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