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Have you ever personally met a player?

Which ones? Were they nice or rude?

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Re: Have you ever personally met a player?

James Blake in LA, right after he shaved his head for the first time (I think). He actually does seem like a nice dude, the same as how the media portrayed him.

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-Ivanisevic, met him first time as a kid, signed autographs and had a little practice session; legend
-Henman, when he played in Zagreb indoors a couple of years back, very friendly and outgoing
-Youzhny, crazy chap but in a nice way
-Tomas Zib, he tried to hurt me and my buddies by hitting tennis balls towards us, jerk of highest order
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-brazilians Souza and Ferreiro, nice guys, went out for a beer with them in Zagreb after we helped Ferreiro to win a match against Vanek;
-Dick Norman, got so wasted at a players party he had to be carried out of the club, legend

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Re: Have you ever personally met a player?

I assume u mean outside the tennis grounds?!

I met Nadal in the changing rooms at Abercrombie and Fitch in NY (2006). He was nice, I asked for a signature

Although his engl was very bad at this time, he smiled not talked;
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Re: Have you ever personally met a player?

Outside of the grounds i met James Blake at melboure aiprot in 09 and met isner this year in auckland
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Re: Have you ever personally met a player?

Ancic - nice but reserved
Rafa - when he wasnt a superstar yet - very friendly
Magnus Gustafsson - nicest guy I have ever met
Sampras - friendly but quiet
Andrew Ilie - funny guy
Gonzalez - friendly chatty
Michael Chang - quiet and reserved
Mark Ph - fun guy, very outgoing and friendly
Schalken - likeable and friendly
Spadea - reserved at first, then quite chatty
Canas - I asked for a autograph (for a friend) in a restaurant, he was nice about it.

Not a single player has been unfriendly in any way, then again I havent walked up to Rios or Kafelnikov after a 5 set loss in a GS.
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Federer a few times
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Chardy - great guy, I practised with him for about 40 minutes
Gasquet - very friendly and funny
Spadea - friendly, but reserved a bit, met him when he was in great form in 2004 or smth like this.
Labadze - simly legendary man, he seemed to love all his fans as nobody else
Safin - arrogant, but funny
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Re: Have you ever personally met a player?

it seems I'm not a huge tennis fan cause I never met one



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Federer 6 times in Basel and once in Geneva (i'm not a stalker I promise)
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A lot if ex college players who are in the lower pro levels. None that would be on interest to people here.

Highest ranked player I have ever met is Danai Udomchoke. He didn't talk much but seemed nice.

I am going to meet Falla this summer when he comes to a local camp.

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my sister is friends with Andreas Vinciguerra so he comes to our place also.. He is very very very nice

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i bumped into fena gonzalez near a practise court, said hi.
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Re: Have you ever personally met a player?

Only on the WTA- Ana Ivanovic in Koko, a restaurant in Crown Towers in Melbourne. Very nice, friendly.
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Re: Have you ever personally met a player?

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Only on the WTA- Ana Ivanovic in Koko, a restaurant in Crown Towers in Melbourne. Very nice, friendly.
Opportunity lost I assume?

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