I'm Choupi from France. I've registered some time ago but this is my first post.
Well, I discovered GG a few years ago, when he began to play in RG. I mean when French tv commentators decided that he was suddenly existing and shew some of his first round matches. But I must admit that I really became a fan when I saw him this year. First match against Canas was tight. Won in 5 sets but could have lost in 5 too, as he told French journalists. His play improved from day to day. He gave a tennis lesson to Hewitt!
That made me say, wow, that man's a big one.
Let's see if he manages through to the end.
I saw every match. The final was so incredible. We've never seen that before in RG! The first thing he did right after the match point was incredible too. Clapping in the hands of the public was something no other winner had ever done before. He was so thankful for their support. I cried like a baby when Vilas gave him the trophy. That day, he definitely won my heart.
I'm following his results very closely since that magical day of june 2004.
That's my story. My cheering's very recent but it's very strong.