Former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini displayed astonishing athletic prowess by qualifying for a professional tennis tournament. The football legend came through a qualifying tournament to qualify for the Milan Open, a second tier ATP Challenger Event with doubles partner Stefano Landonio. The 48 year old only started playing tennis after retiring from football in 2009.
The football legend will play in the Milan Open, which is a second-tier ATP Challenger Event and acts as a second-tier to the World Tour. However, it is still contested by people who have been playing tennis their whole lives.
In comparison, Maldini only picked up a racket after hanging up his boots in 2009, finishing a career in which he played more than 600 times for AC Milan and won a further 126 caps for Italy.
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