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What does it take to be a U.S. Open ball boy?

What happened when we sent a reporter to try out to be a U.S. Open ball boy? You may be surprised. Story

Updated: August 24, 2007, 12:48 PM ET
By Neil Janowitz | Special to Page 2

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- On a midsummer afternoon when rain clouds loomed ominously over the iconic blue courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, job-seeking tennis fans from all over New York City converged, clad in mesh shorts and optimism, at the hallowed venue. Although it was overcast, Mother Nature's mood would do little to discourage the 300-plus teens and 20-somethings who had laced up their nonmarking sneakers and taken to the colored concrete to try to earn a spot as one ...

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