a little blurb about what magnus is up to lately from tennis-x:
Former No. 2-ranked Magnus Norman
is working as a coach for Sweden's 14-and-under boys' squad that competed in the European Championships, works for an investment company, and is studying marketing and economics at a business school in Stockholm: "I have a lot of experience that the Federation wants me to chare with the junior players -- how I practiced, how I thought, so on," Norman told Tennis News Europe.org
. "I think that by being there and providing these services, I can help them a lot. I'm also working with my home club, again with the younger guys, so I'm still very involved with tennis. I do coach, but not every day, as I have many other commitments and also because I cannot be on the court too much as I still have problems with my injuries and it can be too painful at times...The level of play has dropped slightly in Sweden recently, and people are starting to worry that after me and after Joachim Johansson
there may be a few years before we see a really outstanding players coming. I think a lot of it has to do with role models. In Sweden we have never had a woman player at the very top of the game whereas boys have had a series -- first (Bjorn) Borg
then (Mats) Wilander
and (Stefan) Edberg, (Thomas) Enqvist
, me and many others -- so there was always someone to look up to. What we need now is a female player who could compete regularly against the likes of Justine Henin-Hardenne
and Venus Williams
i hope he's happy in what he's doing. i hope he's not in too much pain when he tries to play.
i was glad to see his name popping up in some news!