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Sound is no barrier for deaf tennis pro, who notches 143 in world rankings

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 05:50
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Professional tennis player Lee Duck-hee, with his mother, Park Mi-ja, in Jecheon, South Korea. Reaching a No 1 world ranking is Lee's goal, but first he aspires to become the best player in South Korean history.

Asan, South Korea

TO IMPROVE its chances in the boys' team tennis event at the National Sports Festival in Asan, Mapo High School in Seoul brought in a ringer from Jecheon, two hours south-east of the capital. His name is Lee Duck-hee, and he had first caught the coach's eye when he was