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The "Worm" is making his natural habitat on the tennis court

It wasn't long ago Radek Stepanek's world ranking was on the wrong side of 500. But today, under the part-time tutelage of a former Slam champion, the "Worm" is a genuine threat. And to boot, he's dating a WTA star, and has patented his own break-dance.

Originally Published: February 21, 2008
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

When it was suggested to Radek Stepanek that he could write a rather interesting book, the charismatic Czech let out a hearty laugh.

"Maybe one day,'' he said.

After all, how many players can say they've resurrected their careers following a wandering start and reached the top 10, overcome a freak and career-threatening injury, dated a pair of glamorous female pros, and practiced dance moves on court, all while irking a few opponents -- not to mention their own Grand ...

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