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Players That Treat Their Fans Well/Badly.....

I'm just wondering whether anyone has any experiences, good or bad which they wish to share with us when they approached players. Personally......

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1. Nicolas Massu - Signed no autographs and just barged a group of youngsters who wanted to talk to him out his way without a care in the world. I've also heard many others complain about him

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1. Andy Murray - Spent an age signing autographs and posing for pics with fans. I read a quote from him, that when he was 9 he queued for 2 hours to get Agassi's autograph but didn't get it. He said he remembers how upset he was, and now he tries to please his fans as much as he can.

2. Andy Roddick - Was extremely pleasant, chatted to me for about 5 mins (this was before he was top 10 material)

2. Rafael Nadal/Guillermo Coria - Both extremely nice guys.
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2. Rafael Nadal/Guillermo Coria - Both extremely nice guys.
what, are they all of a sudden the same person?

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what, are they all of a sudden the same person?
They were both equally nice
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none of them wants to have sex with me, so they treat me badly

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Nicolas always signs autographs to his fans when he stays in Chile

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It depends on the number of fans the player has . For example when Federer was young and not as known as today could sign more autographs than nowadays .

When you are a star is more complicated to treat well the fans, but it isn't a matter of arrogance, but a matter of there are hundred of persons chasing you as if you were their Guru...
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Nicolas always signs autographs to his fans when he stays in Chile
Maybe he only likes Chileans then, because thats certainly not the impression I got or many others that I've spoken to have got
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2. Andy Roddick - Was extremely pleasant, chatted to me for about 5 mins (this was before he was top 10 material)
What did you talk about ?? About greenhouse effect and ozone hole ???
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What did you talk about ?? About greenhouse effect and ozone hole ???
Yes, yes we did

It was at Wimbledon. I just told him I was a big fan (I'm not so much anymore). Then I asked him about the Chang match at the French Open, I said it was one of my favourite ever matches. Then he posed for a photo with me, gave me an autograph, and told me how much he loved the British fans at Wimbledon. 5 minutes was maybe stretching it a bit!
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Fernando Gonzalez: he is very nice always signs autographs to all of his fans and takes the time to take pics with all of them

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Yes, yes we did

It was at Wimbledon. I just told him I was a big fan (I'm not so much anymore). Then I asked him about the Chang match at the French Open, I said it was one of my favourite ever matches. Then he posed for a photo with me, gave me an autograph, and told me how much he loved the British fans at Wimbledon. 5 minutes was maybe stretching it a bit!
Have you the courage to talk with Coria about how hot is his wife when you see him next year at Wimbledon ??
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What do you think about what happened yesterday at the Davis Cup Practice? I hear he requested a closed practice today. Does that bother you?
I couldn't go to see Gonzo's practice today because Nico said he wanted a private practice
all of this was because yesterday Nico looked so mad and kept throwing his racket and all the people started yelling things at him ... so that's why he said he wants a private practice today

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From what I've observed some players who were nice to their fans would be Robredo, Gimelstob, Nadal, and Ferrero.

I never even talked to Robredo (because I am ridiculously shy) but he started to recognize me around the tournament and would give me a smile and a thumbs up as he passed.

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Well what did you think about what happened?
I know Nico always does the same thing ... but yesterday Gonzo was joking around and Nico was so angry with himself and yelling things and all that so I think that all the people was more happy seeing Gonzo smiling than Nico angry ... I understand Nico and know him but he behave really bad yesterday ... I didn't like his attitude

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