Thai Tennis Ace Raises a Racket

Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan has been called Michael Chang with power—in the tennis world that's something akin to being called a glider with a jet engine. The comparison might have more to do with the scarcity of Asians among the top tier of professional men's tennis than anything else, but Srichaphan is rapidly ascending higher rungs of the ladder. The 23-year-old Thai shocked the tennis world at Wimbledon when he unseated former champion Andre Agassi, then continued a sizzling streak by winning his first atp (Association of TennisProfessionals) title in August and defeating world number-four ranked Marat Safin last month. 'I surprised...

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