"I am happy to report that [my hip] surgery appears to have been a total success. I have started to play national tournaments again. Last weekend I played a National Category 2 Seniors tournament in Jackson, Mississippi. I got to the finals of the men's 65s singles and doubles events. My partner and I won the doubles finals (photo attached)... Along the way I beat the number 8 and 14 guys in the country in straight sets and my partner and I beat a team tied for no. 6 in the country in the doubles finals in straight sets. I still need to improve my fitness but I am getting better every week. After beating the no. 8 guy in the country in the semifinals I turned to my friends who were watching and said: "Thank you to my team of doctors and physical therapists." Seriously, thanks to all of you for keeping me on the court and playing competitively! I absolutely could not do it without you."