MELBOURNE, Australia – For players like Andrea Arnaboldi, 28, life can change in a hurry.
The Italian, ranked No. 161, traveled all the way to Australia only to lose in the first round of qualifying to Mischa Zverev.
Then, he hung around. On Jan. 15, he was a volley practice partner for countrywoman Sara Errani.
The irony, of course, is that he made nearly as much losing in the first round of Oz qualies – $4,500 AU.