Nicolas Escude - one of the first guys I actually met. I got his autograph after he won a match in 2002 Sydney (I think!?) and thanked him for beating Hewitt/Aus in the Davis Cup final. He cracked up laughing.
Jonas - Ok, you'll have to bear with me for this one. Keep in mind Jonas is my favourite player, and this took place in Davis Cup 2001. My first 'tournament', Aus vs Sweden. I cried when I saw the Swedes on court. Not much, but I got pretty emotional! lol and then after it all, Jonas came out signing autographs (after losing all his matches!) talking with fans, posing for pictures, doing it all. He was so gracious... mind you I didn't speak to him, I was lucky I didn't faint...I had to have my friend do all the talking for me! haha!! But yeah he was very sweet.
Tojo (Thomas Johansson) - Caught him after training...I got weird vibes off him... maybe shyness or being annoyed by fans, I'm not sure. It was Adidas 2002, he was knocked out first round, then went on to win the Aussie Open!
Simon Aspelin - THE coolest guy! Seriously... I first saw him training in Sydney when my friend from Germany pointed him out to me. A few friends and I went over to watch him practice, and when he finished, he stuck around for 15 minutes just talking to us, taking photos, signing stuff while other people watched, wondering who he was. Then in Melbourne a week later, I was sitting in a restaurant with my friend and his mates...and Simon walked in... For a half hour I was wondering if it was him or not! lol... but it was. I wished him luck as I left... tried to be least annoying as possible.
Wayne Ferreira - Nice guy! He wears daggy shorts sometimes... he seems quite passionate and has always been very friendly when I've bumped into him in the past.
Rainer Schuettler - Another top guy! I met him in Sydney this year, after losing doubles with Braasch (prior to his JCF match). He was kind enough to sign things and talk with his supporters. (not many at the time!)
Roger Federer - Met him prior to winning the Adidas International (in 2002?). He signed heaps of stuff, held peoples children for photos, did everything. He was very kind and accessible! Very polite too.
Niclas Larsson - Wheelchair player from Sweden. Spunky, good sense of humour, and mates with Jonas so he couldnt go wrong!
Todd Woodbridge - Met him in Melbourne this year when I asked him if he knew if Jonas would be making it to the Aus Open. He told me I needed to work on my Swedish accent a little! (Aussie girl, in Swedish hat and colours). Smart ass! But a real good sort.
Scud - stopped to read an sms from my friend, and to have my photo taken with him. I didn't take notice of how nice he was. I wasnt a fan really, but he was there so I figured I'd get a pic with him
Now I cant wait for the tennis in about a month's time
I have my tickets already so it should be a lot of fun!!!