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Old 10-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #24
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Thank you for joining this forum. It's great to have the opportunity to chat to somebody who's actually living the life many of us wished we had.

My first questions: many top juniors did not make an equally successful transition into professional tennis. In fact, some had relatively mediocre pro careers. Why do you think this is so?

What are your short-term and long-term goals?

Do you think a below average height in professional tennis is a significant hurdle today?

At what age did you start playing tennis and what kind of regimen did you follow? For example, how much time a week did you spend on a court at the age of 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, etc. And now? How much time did you spend in the gym and on fitness? And now?

I assume many coaches at a hand in your development, would you like to mention some names?

How many hours should a kid spend in (private or otherwise) lessons in a typical week versus practicing? It seems to me that too many parents spend a fortune on lessons when a kid should be practicing and playing matches.
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