The Best Volley Of Wimbledon 2011 Happened During The Senior Doubles Semifinals
Mansour Bahrami, a 55-year-old tennis pro with dual French/Iranian citizenship who looks like a much friendlier version of the Iron Sheik, is known to fans and fellow ATPers for his trick shots.
When Bahrami was a young ball boy working at a sports complex in Tehran, he would often watch some of Iran's best players. Legend has it that one day he snuck onto the courts reserved for those top players, but was caught by an armed guard who beat him silly and busted his racquet. Undeterred, little Bahrami practiced with a frying pans and broom handles, which he credits with developing his tricky style.
Over the weekend at Wimbledon Bahrami's volley skills were on full display. Although he and partner Andrew Castle lost their semifinal match with Pat Cash and Mark Woodforde 6-3, 7-5 (apparently, it's a rule in Gentleman's Senior Doubles that you need to have a porn name), he didn't go down without putting on a show.
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