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Out of Agassi, Sampras, Federer, Nadal, who would you nominate as being the greatest example of respect for the game and respect for the opponent?
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None of the above.

Rafter, Moya and Wilander are much better examples.

Then there is Muster, Koellerer, Tarango and Pashanski as well.

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 definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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You aren't allowed to nominate anyone except for Sampras, Agassi, Federer, Nadal. So if you don't think any of them are especially classy just say who is the least trashy.
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]You aren't allowed to nominate anyone except for Sampras, Agassi, Federer, Nadal.[/B] So if you don't think any of them are especially classy just say who is the least trashy.
Okay... Stefan Edberg. I guess you weren't even born when that bloke ruled the tennis world, eh?

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Okay... Stefan Edberg. I guess you weren't even born when that bloke ruled the tennis world, eh?
Pretty much we have named all possibilties.

Rafter, Moya, Edberg, Wilander, well Mecir, Rios, Muster, Koellerer, Tarango and Pashanski.

Think that covers it.

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 definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Okay... Stefan Edberg. I guess you weren't even born when that bloke ruled the tennis world, eh?
I said you can only nominate a player out of Sampras, Agassi, Federer, Nadal. Yeah I saw every year of Edberg's career except for the first 2 years.
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I said you can only nominate a player out of Sampras, Agassi, Federer, Nadal. Yeah I saw every year of Edberg's career except for the first 2 years.
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This is a tough one, but I'll go with a three-way among Connors, McEnroe, and Nastase.
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Ion Tiriac, Kiefer and Fernando Gonzalez.

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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Ion Tiriac, Kiefer and Fernando Gonzalez.
How bout Coria or Robredo? Wait, Alex Bogomolov Jr.!

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How bout Coria or Robredo? Wait, Alex Bogomolov Jr.!
Well someone had to nominate them and you were first with Coria and Bogomolov Jr.

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 definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Edberg for sure. But I wouldn't forget Brad Gilbert.

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