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Negrón

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A former tennis prodigy reconciles with his past to take his first steps towards redemption. Directed by Chris Santiago.
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00:06
A huge point for Negro.
00:08
Can you believe it?
00:10
Wow.
00:12
We haven't seen a coming out party like this in a long time.
00:16
Listen to this crowd, I'm sure are fired up.
00:20
They love him.
00:22
What, a week for Negro.
00:36
Yeah, it's pretty obvious from what we are seeing why Negro's
00:42
father refers to him as Suo Spanish for the dream.
00:46
A far cry from the whites of Wimbledon to respond like this
00:51
in his first grand slam final at 19 in front of a hometown crowd
00:56
We are witnessing something special.
01:05
Ok?
01:06
Now we work on handling return shots.
01:09
Why there are never return shots?
01:11
Not yet, but I'm not a Ninos anymore.
01:13
Ok?
01:14
On the court, no one considers you a child.
01:17
Let go.
01:17
You're a pro now ready.
01:21
Here we go.
01:25
No, it seems there's always something at some point he has
01:35
to push through and 22,000 in the stands.
01:38
We'll have to agree with you.
01:39
They have turned on him.
01:41
Certainly not a favorable reaction to his listless play.
01:44
It feels like every final something happens.
01:47
Now you have to feel for Negro this.
01:50
Now his fourth US Open final.
01:53
Still nothing to show for it.
02:05
You can't live and die by your serve.
02:06
Why not?
02:07
Ok.
02:10
Everyone says I'm going to be great.
02:14
Ok?
02:15
You're good.
02:16
You're good right now.
02:16
That's it.
02:17
Nothing more.
02:22
Come, let's go.
02:23
Negron discussing with the chair.
02:25
Official pleading.
02:28
Oh, my.
02:29
Is he going to center court?
02:31
He's not, he's offering the handshake.
02:33
He's forfeited the boo birds raining down hard and a groan
02:38
obviously frustrated.
02:40
What an embarrassment I am.
02:59
I started there to take a, take a leave of absence from tennis
03:08
I'd like to thank you the fans and um, my dad who uh decided not
03:18
to come today.
03:21
I am.
03:23
I'm just trying to be great.
03:27
Oh, you get the bus, I'm tired.
03:30
You're what?
03:31
I'm tired.
03:34
Wow.
03:34
Again or this?
03:45
Ok.
03:46
Yeah.
03:46
No, I, that's why you Yeah.
03:58
Yeah.
04:02
With what sales like tennis?
04:06
Why did you quit?
04:07
I thought we weren't talking about this anymore.
04:10
I wanna do this.
04:11
It's been six, please.
04:13
Just, just tell me, well, you want me to tell you that I walked
04:19
away that I gave up, that I quit because I did know Ramos.
04:27
You, you disappeared.
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Ok.
04:30
And I didn't know how to help and for that, I'm sorry, when you
04:37
an entire lifetime, an entire lifetime, what an entire lifetime
04:40
you will wait to hear words and often too late in life you realize
04:44
that those words need to come from you.
04:49
You wait.
04:49
Are you ok?
04:51
Yeah, look, I know.
04:55
Ok, we can stop after this.
04:57
I love it when you, they never find what they're great at.
05:06
He said they're too afraid or too weak to achieve their greatness
05:12
and they search for something that they're not.
05:14
But you, you can be something that you are ok.
05:35
We look to heroes because we're not perfect of what we can do
05:44
what we can be.
05:46
I wasn't a hero pop.
05:50
I was a scared kid but that court, that court became the loneliest
05:59
place in the world my whole life.
06:05
It was all I knew.
06:10
Oh, no.
06:15
Yeah.
06:17
Got too big.
06:20
The moment it just got too big.
06:25
You are who you are?
06:27
Yeah.
06:27
Well, I thought I could be someone else.
06:29
I thought it would be better to walk away then find out.
06:34
I wasn't what you told me.
06:35
I was, it is done.
06:45
Yeah.
06:46
Turned around.
06:48
I know.
07:01
Do you miss it?
07:05
Yeah.
07:08
Yeah.
07:08
And you still love it.
07:09
Yeah.
07:12
You ever think about playing again again?
07:16
Yeah.
07:17
Every goddamn day.
07:20
B one.
07:25
Oh, yes.
07:26
Yeah.
07:29
We don't have to dye my hair anymore.
07:31
Ok.
07:34
Ok.
07:40
We have what we all want or more time.
07:53
Yeah.
08:00
Again.