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Jim Courier = mini legend

From 1991 FO - 1993 Wimby, he made 7/10 slam finals winning 4. Even Sampras in his best stretch only made 7/10 slam finals from 1993-1995.
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Definitely one of my faves. All hard work, no talent; he may not have been the prettiest player to watch, but his determination was admirable, to say the least.

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Definitely one of my faves. All hard work, no talent; he may not have been the prettiest player to watch, but his determination was admirable, to say the least.
It seems you like players with no/little talent.

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Oh, how could you not like Jim Courier when he was playing? He had witty reparte with the crowd and even read a book on change overs. Also he learned to speak French! One of the few Americans who ever bothered to learn to speak a second language. Also one of the few Americans to win Roland Garros. There are lots of things to like about Jim.

Granted he is a little arrogant when he commentates, but stil...
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It seems you like players with no/little talent.
I tend to root for players who have to work harder just to keep up with guys with talent and only have to work half as hard.

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I tend to root for players who have to work harder just to keep up with guys with talent and only have to work half as hard.
Let me guess. Are your favorite players Roddick, Nadal, Courier, and Hewitt?

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Let me guess. Are your favorite players Roddick, Nadal, Courier, and Hewitt?
Pretty much. Nadal and Hewitt have more talent than others, but their determination makes me hot for them either way.

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Pretty much. Nadal and Hewitt have more talent than others, but their determination makes me hot for them either way.
But how do you know they work hard? Because they're not as naturally talented as Federer so it must mean they work hard?

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Dancevic def. Nalbandian 6-4, 6-2, 6-4
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Tanasugarn def. Jankovic 6-3, 6-2
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courier was awesome winning 4 slams is nothing to sneeze out, he's more of a legend then let say rafter who won only two and 16 tournaments, a late bloomer but not a all time great in my book but if they gave out who had the best sportmanship on court hands down rafter would be the man.
Courier wasn't pretty to watch but damn he was funny he could really get the crowd going but since he's been a court interview he just ain't funny anymore what happen man lol....
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Pretty much. Nadal and Hewitt have more talent than others, but their determination makes me hot for them either way.
Maybe. May not/

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Takes me back. Halcyon days...

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Total prick, but made the most out of his talent. He stepped up the intensity levels and had a great work ethic, but after RG 93 he hit the wall and wasn't the same after that and was passed by better and fitter players.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I did not like him when he was playing. His attitude towards fans was bad; he and Sampras both made it clear they could do without any fans around and that they just wanted to play tennis.


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