Kenneth Carlsen has had two reasons to celebrate this week - his victory in the Salem open and his 24th birthday. Now ranked 63rd in the world, he is in Tokyo for the Japan Open. Kenneth's first hit at tennis was in his native Copenhagen, Denmark, where at age eight he would watch his father play. 'My father would tell me that as a treat I could play with him for a few minutes after he had finished his own match,' he recalls. Those few minutes would run into hours and they would end up playing in the dark. Kenneth makes the most of his tennis trips abroad, spending whatever spare time he has visiting museums and galleries in pursuit of one of his other loves - art. His own art collection is limited to one piece, a sculpture by Danish artist Paul Esbak. Asked about his plans for the US$45,000 (HK$348,000) he won in the Salem Open, Kenneth said he wasn't sure. 'I haven't thought what I will do with that money. Probably invest it for harder times.'