some words about Mario Ancic.
Fourteen months after retiring because of a back injury and illness at the age of 26, Mario Ancic is slowly adjusting to life away from tennis.
For the past year, he's worked for Savoric & Partners, a law firm in Zagreb, Croatia. Ancic earned his law degree in 2008.
"Obviously it was a change in the beginning to get used to the everyday routine, but thank God I graduated from law school and have an occupation that I enjoy," Ancic said. "You take the mindset off tennis and try to put it into something else. Tennis was a huge part of my life and always will be, but you have to go forward and do what you're put into and go as strong as you did when you played."
Ancic, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2004 who later reached a high of No. 7, was struck down by mononucleosis while playing his best tennis in 2007. He was never the same player. Apart from the back, he was hampered by knee and shoulder problems, too.
He says he's still not 100 percent physically.
"I feel OK," Ancic added. "I still hit once in a while, a bit with friends to break a sweat. It could be worse."
Ancic spoke with his former coach, Fredrik Rosengren, over Easter, and the pair discussed the plight of Rosengren's current pupil, two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling. Mono has sidelined Soderling since July.
"Freddie and I are great friends," Ancic said. "I gave him all my knowledge and told him that if Robin needs anything he can call me directly. He has my number and I'm there to help as much as I can. The only thing I can do is pray for him and hope he gets well because he's a great tennis player."
...he's still not 100 percent physically, what a nightmare...poor Mario...
and everyone can read today's tweets of Thomas Johansson.
on the question : "soderling training again?" Thomas said : "Unfortunately not yet."
another quote : "I really hope Robin is coming back but first he needs to get well...."
sorry for bad news, but it's reality