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Old 11-21-2009, 02:53 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by chalkflewup View Post
If Andre truly hated the game of tennis, why did he climb the mountain again after the bottom fell out? Was it for the attention? Was it for the money? Did his Dad force a 30 something year old man to play? What about all the speeches and interviews about the fans?

If you hated your job and you were financially secure would you subject yourself to the torture? Something ain't right.
Basically, when he hit rock bottom in '97, Brad told him to quit or start over...from scratch. From what I gathered, Andre wanted, more than anything, to get his foundation and school running, and he used tennis as a means to achieve that. He mentions alot that he didn't choose a life as a tennis player, but in the end, he used tennis to achieve the life he did choose, getting his foundation/school up and running and helping out the kiddos who he felt like were also in a life they didn't choose and weren't in a position to do anything about it.
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