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What might sur­prise most peo­ple is that I’m not a grass-roots crafted ten­nis player. I was forced to play ten­nis by my school teacher at 19; I just picked up a racket, fol­lowed in­struc­tions and started play­ing. At first, I would play us­ing both hands: serv­ing with my right, fore­hand with my left and play­ing dou­ble-handed back­hand. Now, it seems im­pos­si­ble to do that again be­cause I can only do ev­ery­thing with one hand.

The most re­ward­ing part of what I do is get­ting to travel around the world, and learn­ing about dif­fer­ent coun­tries and their cul­tures. I also love meet­ing new peo­ple and learn­ing dif­fer­ent lan­guages – even though I still strug­gle get­ting the hand of them.

Suc­cess means hav­ing the courage, de­ter­mi­na­tion and will to be­come the per­son you were meant to be with­out fear of fail­ure. At the mo­ment, I’m work­ing to­wards be­com­ing the world champ and reach­ing num­ber one. But I also I want to pur­sue aca­demics and study some­thing other than sport, so that I can ven­ture into the busi­ness world af­ter I re­tire. ➻

T-shirt R9 000, jacket R49 000, jeans R20 000 and sneak­ers R21 000 all Dolce & gab­bana

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