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US Open ballMEN v Madrid ballMODELS

How old are these guys (and I haven't seen any girls yet)?

And why are they so uncoordinated?

They're obviously not selected on skill, does the lovely capitalist USA auction off the ball-person spots for the fortnight?

or how else does it work?

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How are they selected? Tryouts.

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Then you didn't watch any womens' matches.

JMac was a ball-boy, guess they will take anyone.

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Actually saying they are no good is just something you made up in your own mind, they are perfectly fine.
If you are looking for comparisons with Wimbledon, well the US ballboys have a life after the tournament. Unlike the little Wimbledon automatons who are trained from birth and have no life after the Centre Court appearance, because they don't know anything else.

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Actually saying they are no good is just something you made up in your own mind, they are perfectly fine.
If you are looking for comparisons with Wimbledon, well the US ballboys have a life after the tournament. Unlike the little Wimbledon automatons who are trained from birth and have no life after the Centre Court appearance, because they don't know anything else.
they're too old, too big, too slow, can't catch the balls properly, and they're not good at throwing them either.

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How are they selected? Tryouts.
and why are they menopausal instead of adolescent?

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Then you didn't watch any womens' matches.

JMac was a ball-boy, guess they will take anyone.

What have you got against capitalism? It works fine when you're good at it.
capitalism is working great in the US.

look how people are flocking to help each other in a time of crisis.
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i've seen some with a bus-pass
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Some of them are clearly older than some of the players.
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I dont like that 40+ can be ballkids. it should be 20-

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I saw both ball-girls and ball-men doing men's matches in the first round.

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Here's an example of a ball-man, this guy must be at least in his mid-40s.
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look how people are flocking to help each other in a time of crisis.
Yeah, I see it every day on TV. I wonder where you are looking, or who is telling you what you should believe.

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they're too old, too big, too slow, can't catch the balls properly, and they're not good at throwing them either.

Well, I watched for 12 hours a day and never once recall an incident where a ball-boy's actions intruded on the flow of the match. So, I reiterate , I think it is all in your head.

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