Originally Posted by floridatennisdude
“It was a huge relief,” said Fratangelo, who turns 19 in July. “Every day it was back and forth. My family and I would talk about it, but they left it up to me. I’m not the best at decision-making.”
I think the last line sums it up
He was thinking like any 19 year old would. Especially one who's had the taste of the "life". With perspective, it's easy to say he should go to college. But when you're getting PAID to play tennis, it's going to cloud your judgement. And for most 19 year olds, collecting a $1000 check from a futures tourney is like hitting the jackpot. Not having to go back to school after you've already been away from it for a time, plus the prospects of making money from tournaments and sponsors...It's just too much for a kid to say no too. And that's a shame.