At 15, his mother Judy, who had been coaching her boys, took the daunting decision to send Andy to the Sanchez/Casal Academy in Barcelona. The overall cost of $60,000 inevitably put a strain on the family budget, but endless hours on red European clay helped lay the ground for enduring long rallies. The gamble paid off. Sooner than he might have expected, Andy was able to put financial concerns behind him. By 2022, he stood fourth on the all-time money earner’s list on the ATP Tour with over $62 million (behind Federer, Nadal and Djokovic).