He has drawn the appreciation of
international tennis stars such as Gabriela Sabatini, (
) and Sergi Bruguera
). He has traveled the world, speaks four languages and looks younger
), thanks to his athletic trim and his strongly chiseled Latin features.
He owns two companies and a watertight backhand slice.
Do we speak of a secret agent? A globetrotting
playboy? A dating service's catch of the week?
Nah, Carlos Salum is just your basic, affable
renaissance man (
Salum doesn't hesitate to
say that the gratification he gets when he hits a backhand crosscourt
winner, watches a student's eyes light up when explains the secrets of
mental toughness, or sees his words brought to life on stage by actors is
"all the same."
"I've always wanted to
deliver a message. And the way that I seem to be very comfortable doing that
is using a theoretical background. So I learn as much as I can, and then I
go and apply."
Excerpted from "Star of stage and tennis court" - Series:
Time Out; [State Edition]
by Michael Canning. St.
Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, FL.: Aug 15, 1997. pg. 1.T