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Fabrice Santoro beat Jimmy Connors and he is still playing WOW

Fabrice first tournament was in 1988. He is the only player on the tour who has played opponents such Yannich Noah, Boris Becker and YES Jimmy Connors. Can you believe there is a player on the tour who played Jimmy. In 1992, Fabrice beat Connors in Vienna 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3Think about there is a player still on the your who played someone who first match was in 1970. WOW. Here is the link for the stats of this match

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Fabrice first tournament was in 1988. He is the only player on the tour who has played opponents such Yannich Noah, Boris Becker and YES Jimmy Connors.
Lleyton Hewitt played Boris Becker...in the third round of Wimbledon in 1999. Boris won in straight sets, it was his last ever tournament!
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Active players to have played King Boris:

Hewitt
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Norman
Moya
Carlsen (retiring)
Philippoussis
Voltchkov
Bjorkman
Novak
Mantilla
Kiefer
Safin
El Aynaoui
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Active players to have played King Boris:

Hewitt
Santoro
Norman
Moya
Carlsen (retiring)
Philippoussis
Voltchkov
Bjorkman
Novak
Mantilla
Kiefer
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El Aynaoui
Bastl
Ulihrach
Voinea
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Jiri Novak is retired
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Hasn't Santoro retired like six times already?

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The clichée about maturing like good red wine hardly ever fitted better. Fabrice made the most of his possibilities, by developing his very own style of playing tennis as he is not tall/powerful enough for the modern game. I will miss his tennis, when he finally retires, but to my knowledge he announced that he would continue in 2008.

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Fabrice first tournament was in 1988. He is the only player on the tour who has played opponents such Yannich Noah, Boris Becker and YES Jimmy Connors. Can you believe there is a player on the tour who played Jimmy. In 1992, Fabrice beat Connors in Vienna 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3Think about there is a player still on the your who played someone who first match was in 1970. WOW. Here is the link for the stats of this match

http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/player...nd=3&plyr=C044
more impressive was Andre Agassi [retired 06]
*Andre played pretty much all the boys from the 80s including:
Connors
McEnroe
Wilander
Edberg
Lendl
Becker
Gomez
Cash
Pernfors
Leconte
...etc.
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plus Agassi played some of todays`s young guns like Nadal & Bagdatis

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Ranking during Lyon 1991 : 46th
Actual ranking : 46th

16 years later ...

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Playing WOW? I saw him as more of an Everquest man myself....
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Santoro is a player who beat Connors' record in "the most tournament played".

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Santoro is amazing. There will never be someone who plays like him.

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Ranking during Lyon 1991 : 46th
Actual ranking : 46th

16 years later ...
funny stat, though I doubt he'll lose to johan Kriek this time

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funny stat, though I doubt he'll lose to johan Kriek this time
Waw.. i really don't remember Kriek playing in 1991 !
Losing to kriek and Noah few weeks later must have been good for the confidence

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I have deep respect for Santoro. He has unique style of play, and proves that even "older" players on the tour can still win a tournament, even today.

And his match outfits are simply brilliant (really!).

I like David Nalbandian.
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So, Fabrice beats Connors and Roddick in the span of one career ?
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