The everyday life of a tennis player

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Few people realize the harsh realities of pro tennis outside of the Top 10. The majority of players are left to their own devices to manage their own accommodation and transport to matches without seeing the vast return that the most famous players such as Andy Murray and Roger Federer are accustomed to.

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The majority of tennis players that don’t rank in the Top 10 often handle their own and their support staffs’ accommodation and travel, sometimes struggling to earn enough to pay their coach, their physios, and others. Perhaps the huge gap between the lifestyles of those players that fall within the top 10 and those who don’t, will explain how players manage to keep a foothold in the top 10 as many players remain in the same position for years at a time.

One of the most important aspects of their lifestyle is the players’ training schedule. Often…

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