University of the East Red Warriors' AJ Lim.
By Kristoffer Ed Bellen
MANILA--After a surprising revelation last month that featured his decision to commit to the professional level, former University of the East Red Warriors standout AJ Lim shared that he is still open for the possibility of returning at the UAAP Men's Tennis Tournament.
Lim, a two-time Most Valuable Player in all of his two years in the UAAP, told Dugout Philippines that despite setting foot at the world tour, he is not yet closing any open chances should he decide to return for the Red Warriors.
"Medyo busy lang po kasi ako and kailangan ko na mag-focus sa [pagiging] professional ko now," Lim said.
"Pero wala naman akong sinasaradong pintuan sa pagbabalik sa UAAP," he added.
The 18-year old hotshot made a couple of historic years in his two-year tenure for the Red Warriors as he opened his college career with a rare Rookie of the Year-MVP honors while also spearheading UE into a championship.
Last season, moreover, the youngest Philippine Davis Cup Team player also paced the Recto-based squad to its second straight title despite missing some of the opening ties due to a national team call-up.
"It was my father's decision, not mine," he furthermore remarked.
"He is my dad, he pays and supports me, so he decides whatever he wants to do with my career, and I just trust him on that," he added.
Currently, Lim is still recovering from a right shoulder injury that he sustained at the end of the UAAP season before getting to work again inside the tennis court.
"I want to recover 100% before practicing. Right now my focus is to recover from my right shoulder injury," he said.
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