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Old 01-06-2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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Well, I'm glad that Americans are puzzling over the same issue as Australians, given that we have produced a raft of teenage champions who never made it as adults. Injuries were a part of the problem but we're still trying to figure it out. My suspicions....lack of competitive fire; kids' physiques playing kids' games, unsuited to adult competition; other ambitions eg back in the 1950s we had the Fraser brothers. Neale stuck with tennis but his brother John became a doctor. He was still a superb tennis player but had other priorities. There is a very long list of juniors who gave the sport away.
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