As you can see, this is my first post ever on the Atp forum, and only Pete could drive me to do this
I am happy to "meet" some of his admirers, who still believe he has it in him to go out with a bang.
I feel like I have known Pete for years though I only really started following him after that match full of drama he played against Jim Courrier at the A.O. That match made an everlasting impression on me, and I have been admiring his class, cool and talents ever since.
Whatever happens now won't make any difference to me. Win or loose, I will always cheer for him. After all, he gave me so much joy (the 5 sets thriller quarterfinal vs Jim Courrier at the French, the epic match with Corretja at the US open (was it in 96 ?), last year's fantastic campaign at the US Open again, his duels with Becker, Andre...and the list goes on and on).
For most of his career, he looked like he was a player from another planet,which makes it all the more painful to watch him struggling now. But whatever happens, I will always cheer for him, and who knows what he is capable of. If he remembers who he is, he might surprise us all !
Oops, sorry for this long post. I guess I got carried away...