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Where is Sombrero loco? And Voo de Mar?

It is time. I have taken it as far as I can take it. Itís over.

For a while now, I have felt this. No longer do I see the light at the tunnel. It is darker and darker. It is time to move on. Maybe if I had started earlier than 14 almost 15, I could have gotten it done. Maybe if I did not have so many injuries in my career, I could have done it. Maybe the writing was on the wall last month when I chose love over career? I talked to both my Dad and Grandfather about it, and they both seemed more relieved than disappointed.

I just donít enjoy the training anymore. Used to be I could get up at 6 am and then train all day no problem. Now I donít have the desire to do that. Maybe it is burn out, maybe it is time to call it. I am putting too much into it and not seeing enough of a result. It is wild that I was able to go this far in the first place. I am going to have to go back to Dominos and focus on finishing this last semester and then getting into graduate school in the fall, even summer if I can.

2 years of grad school/Dominos, then I finish at 26, almost 27, and then we gonna see whatís going on. Maybe I can try again then? If I am good enough. If I still want it. Depends where I am financially. And if I have a wife/child yet or not. I may go for it again at 27, or I may not. But for now, I am putting down the racquets.
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Smart move Johnny. You can still include tennis into your life, one way or another. Honestly, you were never going to make it, you started way too late.


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At least you tried mate.

90% of people don't even try.

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Good decision man.

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Bad for the game. We will never know if Groove was the true GOAT.

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Where is Sombrero loco? And Voo de Mar?

It is time. I have taken it as far as I can take it. Itís over.

For a while now, I have felt this. No longer do I see the light at the tunnel. It is darker and darker. It is time to move on. Maybe if I had started earlier than 14 almost 15, I could have gotten it done. Maybe if I did not have so many injuries in my career, I could have done it. Maybe the writing was on the wall last month when I chose love over career? I talked to both my Dad and Grandfather about it, and they both seemed more relieved than disappointed.

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I won't judge you of course,it's your life and I don't know you anyway.
But after everything you've said here how motivated you are,how you're going to do this etc...20 days ago you were going on about how you're on track,10 days ago you were to retire in 6 months time cause you don't have enough money for it and now you retire today.Because of lack of motivation? Think for a second how all of that makes you look like. Just saying. Not that it matters what everyone else thinks, it's about are you fine with yourself about all of this? Again, I won't claim something and give conclusions,but it seems to me that mentally you weren't all in,even if you claimed so here. Only you know if that's true or not. Good luck in the future.
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Oh shiet man ... i would say ... continue trying but if the desire isn't there shedding a tear for you (only on theory though )

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