Dhe is an peculiar American very unworldly. He is aware of frankfurters as sausages, hamburgers as nothing greater than meatballs with buns, and to him Melbourne is both earlier than or behind the moon. Unless despatched right into a disaster zone as a soldier, an American considers his nation (God’s nation!) to be the hub of the world.
If somebody took off, they have been as shocked and enthusiastic as Ben Shelton of Gainesville, Florida. Shelton is a tennis participant who rose from world No. 547 to No. 92 in seven months; and by no means set foot on un-American soil.
Winning lower-level aggressive tournaments allowed the US faculty champion to journey overseas for the first time in his life, to faraway Australia. “It’s nearly unreal right here,” marveled the 20-year-old from Melbourne, “it is like one other world.”
The Grand Slam event was effectively price it for Shelton, reaching the third spherical earned him €148,000. Attention Americans: Travel cannot solely educate, it may additionally make you wealthy.