Originally Posted by Chloe
I don't have Rusedski resentment over his nationality! I resent him because he looks like a horse and has an ugly game. One of those things isn't entirely his own fault.
I know, 'twas just joking with you about the Canadian issue. I don't see the reason why his game is ugly, though - the backhand, obviously, but his service action is elegant and shock horror, the guy can volley too. I'm not going to start defending everything he's ever done wrong, but there's this strange perception among posters nowadays that Rusedski is the epitome of the bad, hopeless journeyman, a guy with no talent beyond his serve, which is bizarre to me. He is a better all-round player than the likes of Karlovic or Arthurs will ever be, and has a GS final and a former Top 5 ranking to prove it.
But oh yes, TC's Linus references are quite amusing. Rusedski does take a very pretty picture when hitting a backhand volley, I must get the photographic evidence and post it on here.