I am posting to ask a favour of anyone and everyone. Two years ago, Jeff Coetzee was playing the best tennis of his career. He and partner Chris Haggard won Adelaide, as a warm up to the Australian Open-where they made the Semi finals two weeks later. As a career best, Jeff and Chris were obviously delighted and took a short break.
During that break, Jeff was visiting family. He was driving when he became involved in a tragic car accident. Jeff was badly hurt, and his young nephew killed in the crash. Suddenly, Jeff's world had been turned upside down. It took Jeff months to recover from the accident, he made his comeback roughly eight months later, where he and John Laffnies de Jaeger lost in the first round-it was clear Jeff was by no means as strong. He managed to finish the year, but with only one real result making a final in Bucharest, the rest first (or second) round exits.
Ever since, Jeff has never quite found his feet. After the AO, he achieved a career high doubles rank of 23, however at present he is 77th. Last week he and Mark Merklein won a challenger event in Mexico, and I hope this is the beginning of something good for Jeff.
I feel that he needs as much support as possible, which is why I would ask anyone who has seen Jeff play, or heard of him even-would sign the guestbook, or post comments on his website www.jeffcoetzee.cjb.net
to show your praise for him. He has the potential to be a great player once again. I would like to make clear I am not using this as an attraction to my website, it has been running now for four months, and I simply feel now is a good time to enhance Jeff's confidence. I would be grateful for any help.