For Delic, success hasn't come easy

Amer Delic has had to struggle for everything. From war-torn Bosnia to climbing the ranks of the tennis world, nothing came easy, writes Bonnie DeSimone.

Updated: March 26, 2007, 6:48 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Amer Delic's improbable odyssey has hinged on a few serendipitous events.

When he and his family left war-scarred Bosnia in 1996, they could have been sent anywhere in the United States. It was simply good fortune that they already had a cousin in Jacksonville, Fla., where there were plenty of tennis courts and sunshine year-round.

"That's where you're going," they were told by their sponsoring agency, Lutheran Social Services.

Delic, his parents and ...

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