Mom Sells Tomatoes as Her Son Seeks Tennis Titles

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As he enters the skilled ranks, Tseng is ranked No. 441. Research have proven that solely the highest 100 gamers or so earn sufficient cash to make a residing, after subtracting journey and training bills. For now, monetary help from Formosa Plastics Group, China Airways and Taiwan’s tennis federation assist Tseng pay for his coaching and journey.

Tseng is the primary boy to win two Grand Slam junior singles titles in the identical yr since Filip Peliwo of Canada did it in 2012. That doesn’t at all times translate into success on the skilled tour, although. Peliwo is at the moment ranked 259th, and his greatest profession rating was No. 161, in Could. Within the 5 years since he turned professional, Peliwo, 24, has earned $274,386, or about $54,000 a yr.

Some gamers who gained a number of Grand Slam junior tournaments turned superstars, like John McEnroe, Roger Federer, Stefan Edberg and Andy Roddick. Others, like Uladzimir Ignatik, Yuki Bhambri and Peliwo, haven’t fared so properly.

Tseng, who shares a birthday with Federer (Aug. Eight), definitely has the photographs, tenacity and baseline energy to make a residing on tour. However at 5-foot-Eight and 136 kilos, he will probably be challenged to succeed in the elite stage in a sport that appears to be trending in favor of tall gamers with enormous serves.

“He’s tiny for the second,” stated Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach and head of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in France, the place Tseng has educated since he was 13. “However he’s going to be sturdy as a result of he’s an extremely arduous employee. You don’t must be huge to achieve success. Take a look at Novak Djokovic, he’s the perfect mover on tour and he’s very mild.”

From the second Tseng arrived in France, his unrelenting work charge astounded Mouratoglou.

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