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Bollettieri had a hand in grooming 10 players who hit No. 1

Nick Bollettieri may not be privy to the latest and greatest technology, but he put together an ecosystem of the world's most celebrated tennis players by simply assimilating players' needs and stern communication.

Updated: September 15, 2008, 5:15 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Nick Bollettieri, microphone in hand, is just dominating.

He's on the American Express Radio set outside Louis Armstrong Stadium breaking down the U.S. Open with announcer Tim Ryan and the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike. Ryan and the Bryans are largely spectators.

Bollettieri is 77 years old, but he never stops moving. One minute, he's surrounded by adoring fans, another he is watching 18-year-old Japanese protégé Kei Nishikori sprinting through ...

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