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Re: Jerzy Janowicz cheering thread

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Janowicz’s Dramatic Change

Last year Jerzy Janowicz didn’t compete at the Australian Open, because he couldn’t afford the trip Down Under.

After he beat Somdev Devvarman in the second round, the Pole received flowers for the first time.

“Yes, some girls gave me flowers. This was first time.

[It has] never, never happened to me before.”Now, he is guaranteed a minimum of $57,000 for making the third round.

“I played 2010 qualies, [but] last year I couldn't come here because of money,” said Janowicz, who instead decided to contest a $10,000 ITF Futures tournament in Sheffield, England, 12 months ago.

“Now I think I have a little bit better situation, because I have already a sponsor.

So it is much, much easier for me mentally to play this Australian Open, because I don't have to worry about money anymore.”

Last year’s BNP Paribas Masters finalist added, “This changed my life, but this [did] not change me. I'm all the time, [the] same crazy person. In life you change a lot. Now I don't have to worry about my trips. I can easily buy business class [tickets] for trips, like to Australia. Now I don't have to worry about money for my coach. So it's much easier for me to play tennis now.”

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