El Aynaoui graces tennis world with comeback and encouraging result

He's the embodiment of charisma but Younes El Aynaoui had virtually disappeared from the tennis circuit after myriad injuries derailed his career. The Moroccan veteran, though, stormed back onto the scene last week, reaching the BMW Open semifinals.

Originally Published: May 6, 2008
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

No, it's not a senior tour. At nearly 37, Younes El Aynaoui is out to prove he can still light up a court with his tenacious game and engaging personality.

El Aynaoui vaulted back into tennis consciousness last week by qualifying into the main draw of the BMW Open in Munich, then reaching the semifinals with wins over two top-100 players -- Belgium's Steve Darcis, 23, and Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, 19 -- along the way before he fell to eventual winner Fernando Gonzalez ...

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