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Old 08-29-2011, 08:53 PM   #121
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That to was my goal until i realised that my Kournikova serve wasn't going to cut it on the futures circuit So I shifted my focus onto journalism and hopefully one day I'll land a position in which I get paid to watch this game...

It's always important to have a fallback option just in case as well...
Of course, always. I am taking three classes this semester as well as training.

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affirmative. also always pays to have that college degree or 2 as well. its something that can never be taken away from you.

college education also enriches you in so many ways.
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sad news I am very sorry.
But think, there must be a way: take a part time job, look for sponsors. I don't know how these things work, but I know it took courage to take that decision and you shouldn't give up now. Good luck!
Yes, I am going to try to get a part time job and make some money to go along with my training and school. Hope I can do it all

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One way to make a lot of money is to become a "massage" "therapist". You could work only 2 days a week, training the other days. It would be nice if your story had a happy end.


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Nah, you're okay. I've thought about going pro every once and a while when I play really well but never make the commitment. Congrats on your for trying What country do you represent and do you have an ITF player page?
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before I could even give you an opinion on this.

How much ish are you currently paying your coach and what are his credentials and the best player he's coached.

HOw much have you actually improved and what is the best player you have played recently
A lot of improvement. I've not played any matches, we train mostly with the ball machine. My coach has coached Andrei Pavel to top 15 in the world during the 2000's. He's also coached Florin Mergea, Gabriel Trifu, and Razvan Sabau.

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why didn't you go for a college tennis scholarship if you genuinely think you are good enough for the atp
Cause college coaches all recruit 18 year old kids with potential. I have to get at least 1 ATP point before that even becomes and option,

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I wouldn't knock anyones dreams but if your family is giving you money to pay for this you need to be able to make a living out of this. You have to be pretty good in pro tennis to earn a decent living.
Yes, I am pretty aware of this. I will make it.

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I'm sorry you don't have enough money. I know that feeling, it isn't very happy. But at least now you can focus on a more realistic goal, like tennis managing or something
Fuck that. For now at least.

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I hope it works out for you and you're able to pursue your dream. Having no money sucks
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:57 PM   #122
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Andrei Pavel's coach.

Jonathan, you'e got enough advice here so good luck, hope things will work out for you!
You know Safin was close to quitting tennis before his dad finally found a sponsor.
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it's extremely tough to work, study and train for tennis as well......don't try that......either you are rich enough to dispose of a little property and expend in training or you just find a sponsor, there's really no other way......

in my honest opinion, get rid of your coach temporarily and keep destroying the club players and lesser college players......what you pay for your coach can instead be used for participation fees at various tournaments and traveling......somebody big might notice you, you never know......try it for 6 months and then see where you get at......that's the best and least investment strategy at this point......
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Do some escorting, 2 or 3 evenings a month will do.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:41 PM   #125
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so, you're not playing FSU this year?
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Do some escorting, 2 or 3 evenings a month will do.
I'd pay. You're and adult, right?
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:07 PM   #127
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Andrei Pavel's coach.

Jonathan, you'e got enough advice here so good luck, hope things will work out for you!
You know Safin was close to quitting tennis before his dad finally found a sponsor.
Hey hope that happens for me!

I'd take a Safin-style career

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in my honest opinion, get rid of your coach temporarily and keep destroying the club players and lesser college players......what you pay for your coach can instead be used for participation fees at various tournaments and traveling......somebody big might notice you, you never know......try it for 6 months and then see where you get at......that's the best and least investment strategy at this point......
That's not going to work, mate.

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Being a gigolo will be my last resort.

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so, you're not playing FSU this year?
Nope, no club tennis this year for me, Jeronimo.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:50 AM   #129
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Just a pair of pictures.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...reparation.jpg

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you are becoming a player like X? Thats great, vamossss
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Yeah, at least.
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Nice pictures Jon.
Is that your coach in that second picture?
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Yup, that's him, Karin

He's crazy, but he's a genius. Romanian. Took Andrei Pavel to top 20 in the world.
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He's crazy, but he's a genius. Romanian. Took Andrei Pavel to top 20 in the world.
WOW!
Well I see why you want to keep the guy! Hope you manage.
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