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Pete Sampras was the last American to win Wimbledon back in 2000. Find out if 12-year-old tennis phenom Deiton Baughman is the next great U.S. player.
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It takes place on the tennis court starting at twelve it will tennis Fina wanted to top ranked junior player in the country. But tennis is only part of the sort he was going -- West Hollywood this story. How we can picture. It's a talent is continuing her. They -- -- is in no way coming out of the trailer park to. Greatness in a sport that's usually reserved for walker. The -- and definitely not your stereotypical tennis family not by along -- It be the dad -- like could be further than the privileged world of the that the palisades California where we spend so much of -- time now. Growing up in Los Angeles as a member of the notorious crips gang Brad Altman never held the tennis racquet in his hand. They fall back. But not for. That's kicked out of high school. Tenth grade to six credits I was asked to finish in juvenile hall or at least stay. I tried that hit the campus police officer with a baseball bat that ended my school -- -- in California but a lot of things happen and the American probably a lot of things happen and but I was fortunate enough to get away from. All that waste of time all the -- to educate all lettuce that's. All that mess and I don't want want him to do that so I didn't everything cantonment power make sure that he does everything opposite way. He is twelve year old Eaton who couldn't be living like more profit at than the one his father left. Instead of -- back either unbeaten picked up the tennis racquet his life this families would never be this thing. Pursuits he could be one of the best pure ball strikers in the world it also. -- my own home on zone right now. -- -- many both barrels of that Paulus all around to serve. The volleys and. The -- all about that's all anyone's talking about. Filling out a little triple five. I AM and it's you know I'm going hears them and talked about -- -- -- -- humble about it yes yup I I dislike it isn't like you know. I don't want to be told everyday. I grant him that. Day that's tennis community is okay marveling -- talent and unorthodox happens to get it. His morning start the same every day of the thirty ninth minute of conditioning and strength training. Home schooling followed by tenth and then more conditioning which includes martial arts and off. And conditioning part is the statement bike ride that for one assignments and then. After that it's just to strengthen like medicine ball you know like girls act that you know push -- so that's that conditioning thing part of it. To get relating to your whole body you know ready ready for the the daily grind -- a tennis court that's. And it's really going to his right now. But not everyone is sold on -- regiment in apparent that make going to do something he doesn't want Reggie Miller love playing tennis and that's now and I and I tell them straight up you don't want. He has a love for the game. You don't wake up 1 morning just saying I just I just won it. Wake up and ticket showered to be done with this not mean I just know what my family's definitely you know it. You know what they've done for me is knows what I had to do for them and I you know I know what it takes. And family has done a lot to him -- themselves into the pricey world of tennis. Unable to afford the cost at the moment older how important to a trailer park with quick teen's mother. Making it easier on their travel time to the courts -- your wallet. It's -- we've we've given up -- we really haven't because we received more than we've given that you know we've got family. You know we're just. Just another Stanley wanting the best for their son. I would NASCAR live twelve ounces but you're very different class I think you get this but. How much pressure is that you do you ever feel like wow there's a lot of sacrifice is often. Yeah and I realize going in I really how much my dad to sacrifice for you know me in my family and Alice you know very you know kind of -- my dad and he could have stuck with it for the fine but. You know he said. Yeah I know it's best for you and you just what you want self. And I kind of made me feel bad at first that I realized that he wants to estimates want to try to do best for our fans and it. Does that ever motivate you this morning you wake up who maybe don't want to work out his car really wouldn't think about. Until morning you wake up there very tired from the day before that and the day before that it's like not mean -- I know like that's. For me much fellas don't fun and the sacrifice a lot. The pac ten star -- and failure is littered with stories like -- We heard them have the moment parent pushing their child into the world they may not be ready for. But the Bowman say they're different. And seeing what since and it's about respect looking at other people and what they've done and men making it an outing and and taking away taking LA probably abuse and a over emphasis of winning and winning and winning and putt and various factors and Dere fast. And we'll let you either way and you know whenever -- be kind. Is going to be graves. Your family has sacrificed a lot. For tennis it is your life it is your love. What -- ten doesn't work that he spent all this time. I'm the sport what -- doesn't have to play. Well I am trying to become a very mean biologists if I didn't go to college after my tennis is done ironic -- about this is that an. And colleges out of might soon be totally. Does so with a little push a little interest it's his blossoming on it so. And I love that dialogue that he's got this -- while I was looking at burglarized my neighbor. Gave me some talk about college. And we can hope for him. I Africa I just hope he has like great health. Long days. Live a long time. Great character I want great character first and foremost. On me material side so to say I I hope he does well I hope he does well financially sound. Interesting tennis was not even mention. Surprises you -- I got up so -- tennis. Doesn't work out if tennis is not Indy and future after putting all of us. Then finish my sentence of tennis is not in his future. It's been a phenomenal right. It's -- fun.