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Anybody want Sontoro to win?

I am just curious if he has any real fans. At RG i noticed several people have no interest in Fabrice, and didnt want pictures or autographs of him. I also saw him sign someones autograph book keep walking, and when he couldnt find the person who it belonged to, he just dropped the autograph book right on the ground intentionally . He seems rude, no wonder he wasnt picked for that davis cup or whatever it is called. Is he not a nice guy?
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I'm sure he's a nice guy. I think he's not very popular because his style of play is not very appealing. But personally i like to watch him.
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I can tell you that the French fans were not nearly as enthusiastic about Fabrice compared to clement, gasquet, grosjean etc....they were like Fabrice....nope...
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Re: Anybody want Sontoro to win?

Apparently Fabrice doesnt get on well with most of the other French guys, so he got left out of the team despite being one of the best doubles players. I was at a Grosjean match this year, almost the whole French team were there to support him except for Santoro.
Santoro also spat at a linesman at the Aus Open this year. He doesnt really seem like a nice person at all.
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I'm sure he's a nice guy. I think he's not very popular because his style of play is not very appealing. But personally i like to watch him.
HIs style of play IS very appealing... although I suppose to somebody who isn't a tennis nut it might not be, since he doesn't exactly have a booming game. I appreciate it, though

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i enjoy his matches...i hope he wins

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yeah well my opinion changed about him a few days ago. Can you imagine him dropping an autograph book on the ground? And many fans were like 'im not going to say hi and ask for autograph'. It seems like a commonly held opinion. I barely ever criticize a player or any person for that matter...and im not even criticising him really...just stating specific facts and events.
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Re: Anybody want Sontoro to win?

Im definately an fan. I think he is a totally unique shotmaker. Very stylish. I'd much rather watch him that some who trys to bludgeon every single shot like J Johansson or Philippoussis. I saw the match between him and Clement on TV also and the support seemed pretty even.

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Santoro fan here

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love fabrice clement acts like an asshole in person.
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Santoro is so fun to watch.
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Llorda and Santoro are in the doubles final. I hope they win.
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Llorda and Santoro are in the doubles final. I hope they win.
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Fabrice!!! He's awesome.. (and in my sig for that reason )


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HIs style of play IS very appealing... although I suppose to somebody who isn't a tennis nut it might not be, since he doesn't exactly have a booming game. I appreciate it, though
It is actually appealing and boring, and then overall it's not really appealing. But it depends on who he's playing against (Santoro/Clement was boring).

But personally i love to watch him. I'd watch all double matches if i could. I really loved watching SF vs Bryan brothers.
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