Posted at the USTA Florida blog. He'll be missed. Solid steady player, very good career, some memorable big wins, longevity, and a most unique personality. The real life Rocky Balboa of tennis, Stan Smith I believe it was, said he should go to college but Vince worked out quite a good pro career for himself. He was the only American of his age group who had a successful pro career. Wish the best to Vince in his post tennis playing career. Spadea aint afraidea!