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Old 02-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #191
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Originally Posted by WoodIndoors View Post
...of course the big question is:

If journey leading to 287 ATP (worst scenario) is also a big accomplishment , time well spend - or a failure?

If not a failure, and there's no major dreams becoming a doctor or a lawyer etc, go for it !
One can make much more money teaching tennis than playing on the pro circuit if ranked over 300 ATP. The life won't be easy even for players ranked 200 ATP. The following lists 10 players ranked #201-210 ATP. They have to pay for a coach and spend $20,000 a year traveling.

Rank Age Name Career Earning Year Turning Pro
201 28 Kirche $117,002 2003
202 23 Young $1,376,011 2004
203 23 Trungelliti $95,785 2008
204 26 Farah $345,816 2010
205 26 Ward $411,824 2006
206 26 Baker $376,728 2003
207 27 Millot $288,922 2007
208 25 Ilhan $617,578 2006
209 32 Robert $760,477 2001
210 32 Yani $397,821 2003
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