TALKING WITH... JAMIL AL-AGBA
September, 2003 continued


Q: Did you feel overwhelmed in your (men's singles) Qualifying match?
A: "Not too much. I was nervous."

Q: Have you played many pro tournaments before?
A: "I've played Futures."

Q: What made you decide on the University of Southern California?
A: "It's just nearby in Los Angeles."

Q: Did you consider not going to college?
A: "Yeah. A little bit."

Q: What was the deciding factor?
A: "I actually haven't really decided yet. I'm not going in September. I'm going in January. I wanted to play some more professional events."

Q: What has been your best win?
A: "I don't think I've had a best win yet."

Q: What tournament haven't you played yet that you'd like to play?
A: "Red clay would be a different experience. And I've never played on grass."

Q: Where do you train?
A: "I train in Los Angeles. I have a coach, Bobbie Berger. I play everywhere. There are some parks nearby and I play at UCLA a little bit."

Q: At what age did you start playing tennis?
A: "I started when I was five."

Q: Have you played any other sports?
A: "I did play other sports until I got to be 12, maybe 13. I started out playing basketball, soccer. I did one year of basketball."

Q: What made you pick tennis?
A: "None of those sports I really did seriously. I was just on a team."

Q: Is there anything else you do in your spare time?
A: "I don't have much spare time, but I like to go golfing. I don't really get to do that too often. I also like to go to the movies."

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