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The Ball Boy
Diane Seo
September 11, 2000
Gary Spitz, 36, a deputy Nassau County (N.Y.) attorney, is working his 21st consecutive U.S. Open as a ball boy:
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September 11, 2000

The Ball Boy

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Do all the ball boys want to work an Anna Kournikova match?

Oh yeah. But if you ask for it, you won't get it.

What matches do ball girls want to work?

Mark Philippoussis's and Jan-Michael Gambill's. They're the current pretty boys.

Do the ball people talk a lot after the matches?

Oh yeah, we tell stories about what happened. Some brag and say, "This player kept coming to my corner for balls." I just laugh at them and shrug it off to the fact that they're rookies.

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