Originally Posted by Keira
But are you sure that he reads all the e-mails? I don't think so, but who knows...
Found this article that said he does reply to the fan mail.. but this was in 2001, not sure about now though... I have e-mailed thru' his website, and I ain't got any reply yet
Not sure too if he'd reply to e-mail written to him in English... I read somewhere in this forum that some of you had received replies... care to share what's the reply?
Around the World with Mr. Ed (May 19, 2001)
by Ed Toombs
Roddick and Coria charm the fans
We all know that the veteran stars of tennis are quickly jaded by the constant publicity that surrounds them. Hurrying through crowds of autograph-seekers, anxious to get back to the hotel. Understandable, as they live life in a goldfish bowl and have come to cherish the few private moments they have.
Fortunately, a new generation is always emerging: talented young players who are thrilled just to be among the elite and are savouring every moment.
Exhibit A: In Houston, Andy Roddick, the 18-year-old American sensation, offered to buy finals tickets for a couple of hundred fans who stayed to the end of his rain-delayed 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) semifinal win over Jerome Golmard. The match had been delayed for more than four hours, and the die-hard fans elected to stay late into the evening. "To win two straight would be great, especially for these fans here," said Roddick. "They have really inspired me, especially the ones who stayed to the end."
Exhibit B: the other teenage star of the moment, Argentina's Guillermo Coria. The 19-year-old Argentine up-and-comer has his own web site, at www.gcoria.com. Visitors to the site are invited to leave messages, and many do so, about 150 a day. Young Coria insists on answering each message personally. Does this bother him? "I love it," says the young Argentine star. "What bothers me is that many of them don't believe that I am answering: they think it's someone else."
One senses that Roddick and Coria, both prodigiously talented, will soon find that the fans seeking their attentions will overwhelm their capacity to satisfy the faithful. Hopefully, both the supporters of these young stars and the stars themselves will cherish these moments of relative innocence.