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Ballboys Turned ATP Players

Who among the current top ATP pros have served as ballboys in tournaments when they were younger?

I know of two:
Robby Ginepri was a ballboy during the 1998 Davis Cup 1st Round in Atlanta between Russia and the United States. Players he "ball-boyed for" include Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Todd Martin, Richey Reneberg, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin.

Mikhail Youzhny was a ballboy during the 1995 Davis Cup Final in Moscow between Russia and the United States. Players he "ball-boyed for" include Andrei Chesnokov, Andrei Olhovskiy, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Jim Courier, Todd Martin and Pete Sampras.

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Igor Andreev too. He was a ball boy at the Kremlin Cup.
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Roger Federer was a ballboy for a Martina Hingis match. Someone else can look up exact tournaments/matches; I'm going to sleep.

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John McEnroe for the US Open several years.

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Re: Ballboys Turned ATP Players

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Roger Federer was a ballboy for a Martina Hingis match. Someone else can look up exact tournaments/matches; I'm going to sleep.
He was a ballboy in Basel tourney too.
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Re: Ballboys Turned ATP Players

I don't know if he was a ballboy but Rafa Nadal carried the Spanish Flag in the open ceremony in the Davis Cup Final 2000 in Barcelona when Spain won the DC for first time!

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