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Jerzy boy hits high notes after crushing lows

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Jerzy Janowicz was once so poor that New Yorkers coughed up to buy him tennis shoes at the US Open before his parents sold their sports shop to keep their son on the road. 

Jerzy Janowicz celebrates after winning a point against Lukasz Kubot during their Wimbledon match on July 3, 2013. Janowicz won 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon.

Two years ago, when he was ranked at a lowly 221 in the world, the giant Pole didn't have the cash to buy an air ticket to the Australian Open and in his junior days, he was even offered fantastic riches to dump Poland and play for Qatar.

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