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TENNIS: Oxford duo to mix with the greats
10:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in Sport
Oxford High School pupils Raia Jagger and Asha Badiani are set to rub shoulders with some of the world’s greats at the ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 next week.
Jagger 12, and Badiani, 14, are two of just 30 Barclays ball kids, who will be on court with the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the eight-day finale to the season, which starts on Monday.
They were handpicked by six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker back in April, and spent last week at a training camp at the Hampshire Health and Racquet Club.
Jagger said: “I’m really looking forward to the competition. I can’t wait, it’s going to be so amazing.”
And Badiani added: “I’ve never been to the O2 before, so it’s really exciting for me as well.”
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