The Incredible Story of Deaf Tennis Star Duckhee Lee

Imagine being deaf...you can't hear the sound of the ball hitting the racket, you can't hear the crowd cheering or the umpire making line calls.  You can't hear anything besides the sound of your own thinking.

That is the reality for Duckhee.  I played many of the same tournaments as him as a junior and I was always baffled by his ability to compete given his lack of hearing.  

You'd think that one less sense would be a disadvantage...but not to Duckhee- he says that it allows him to focus harder than other players.  

He's now at a career high, ranked 130 ATP...against all odds!

Here is a video that I stumbled upon that inspired me to write a little piece about his incredible story! 

 

Pretty incredible right?

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