Football star Maldini gets wild card

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Paolo Maldini spent 25 years with AC Milan and 14 years representing Italy. But the legendary defender has found a new competitive avenue.

An unranked recreational player who doesn’t play senior events, Maldini won a doubles tournament at the Aspria Harbour Club where his partner and coach Stefano Landonio works.

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As it happens, the club will host the Milan Challenger next week. And the winning team received a wild card into the doubles main draw.

So next Monday, on Maldini’s 49th birthday, he likely will make his “professional” tennis debut. 

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