He doesn't go out and drink, he's not a wild party animal. Off the court he is really quite placid and also very demure. Meanwhile, a source close to Klein says the whole family - including his year-old grandmother - is feeling the pain and stress of seeing his past episodes recycled in the public sphere.
He's a really nice kid. He knows that he has to do the right thing and he's been per cent doing his best to make sure he does the right thing, and then one minor thing happens as soon as he gets back to Australia and it gets blown out of proportion again.
The source suggested that Brydan was considering a permanent move overseas to avoid the negative baggage that followed him on his home turf. For the first time, the family has told its side of the story of Brydan's well-publicised incidents on the tennis court:.
I know how much the overreaction to a non-event has affected his tennis and ATP ranking. It is sad to see him continually punished for what was, in truth, one single word muttered inaudibly over 18 months ago.
It was reported inaccurately then and continues to be. The way he was disciplined, you would think it was a constant, repeated offence. What pains me most is the way that, more than a year later, Brydan's indiscretion is still being dragged up again and again.
He actually heard the South African players say it. He thought it was a swear word, so when he said it, he obviously had no idea what he was saying.
He was only 18 years old and the other person didn't even hear it and it didn't really affect the match. If you had been there you wouldn't have heard anything either so it's not like he was ranting or raving at his opponent, calling him names and being racist, because he's anything but.
One day he will be able to tell the truth but right now he is stuck from telling the truth. Before the final he had two racquets restrung and had one other which he used for the first set - which he won.
At the beginning of the second set he changed racquets to avoid breaking a string midway through a point. After two rallies the knot securing the strings on the first racquet came undone so Brydan changed racquets to use the other freshly-strung one.
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