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Players who hate tennis/travelling/tour life

Witthöft and Lottner are the first ones who come to my mind, any other players who opened up about it?
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He's from ATP but Kyrgios is very vocal about hating tennis
Probably Barty also hated it
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Re: Players who hate tennis/travelling/tour life

Lapushenkova stopped playing because it made her depressed iirc..

I wonder how much Serena enjoys playing Tennis these days.
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Lapushenkova stopped playing because it made her depressed iirc..

I wonder how much Serena enjoys playing Tennis these days.
In her career she never had a " normal tour life"....

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He's from ATP but Kyrgios is very vocal about hating tennis
Probably Barty also hated it
Barty never hated tennis but doesn't like being away from home/family for long periods of time.
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Re: Players who hate tennis/travelling/tour life

Agassi is a famous example of a tennis pro that supposedly hated tennis.
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First name that springs to mind is defo Des Aiava.

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Bernard Tomic - clearly hates playing tennis (his father surely is responsible for it)
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Hingis started hating tennis when she started getting beatdowns after tha graf thing
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Krunić fits the description perfectly.

I often wonder how people like that end up playing professional tennis in the first place. Of course, some of them are obviously pressured by their parents and they spend their entire childhoods not knowing anything else, but for others I guess tennis is something they're good at, so they simply go along with it not thinking about the bigger picture of living your life on the move all time with few opportunities for developing meaningful relationships, until they realize it's not actually something they enjoy, but they don't know what else to do at that point.
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Agassi said he hated it, but he played as long as he could until his back wouldnt let him play
I'm sure there are negatives with injuries and travel issues and stress of competition and expectations.
I dont see many healthy players retiring when they are healthy and still very good. Dementieva retired when she was still a YEC player and making deep slam runs. I cant think of many others who walk away early when they are still near the top

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