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The old man and the court

Updated: August 17, 2011, 9:36 PM ET
By Tim Struby | ESPN The Magazine

"What do you think of that?"

It's 5:30 in the morning and Nick Bollettieri, as chipper as a candy striper, is pointing to his biceps. I have to agree it's pretty impressive for an 80-year-old, but who can verbalize at this ungodly hour? No matter. The question is more on the rhetorical side. "Last night I did six laps in the pool," he continues. "Two hundred leg kicks. In bed by 10:45. Then here at 5 a.m." Here as in the IMG Performance Institute gym, next door to the tennis bubble on the ...

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