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Question When did everyone first become a fan of Lleyton?

For me, I first took notice of him when he beat Sampras for his first Queens Title in 2000 but actually becoming a fan of his probably the US Open semis Vs Sampras in 2000.
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Ever since I first saw him play against Pat in Scottsdale was it? I forgot it was a while back

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I think it was @ the US OPEN last year when he beat Sampras.

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the only time i cheer ermmmmmm support him is when he players the farmer
and even thats through gritted teeth
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Eggs you know you love him, you just don't want to admit it

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well when i became a fan of kim clijsters i read that she had a boyfriend named lleyton hewitt
then i paid attention for his results and saw that he was in semis of indian wells 2001 but i saw him for the first time playing on tv in the french and i thought : yeah good player but not superb but then i saw him in queens andi was very impressed , now he's my favourite player by far
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I noticed him in 99' but I absolutly hated him then and then I found out he was dating Kim I hadn't a clue what she saw in him lol. But I have to admit I did cheer for him when Him and Kim played Mixed at Wimbly '00'
But I became a Lleyton fan at Queen's 2001 as I noticed he had cut that stupid ponytail off and I thought I was being rather immature having a blast at Lleyton as he was such a good tennis player and I got used to the emotion he used on court and I have been a fan since!

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As y'all know, I'm a HUGE Kim fan, so it comes as no surprise that my regard for Lleyton can be traced back to her.

I first noticed Kim at the '99 Wimby, when she got to the 4th round as a qualifier. I though, "Hey, this chick could be good." Then I got to see some more of her when she came SO CLOSE to beating the Predator Part 2, er, I mean Serena, at the '99 US Open. Serena, of course, went on to win that and I thought again, "Hey, this chick could be good."

As Kim was rarely on TV in the US, I didn't get to see her play, so she was one of those players I hoped was doing well, but she was always pushed to the back of my mind sort of by default.

I got to see some of Kim and Lleyton's mixed doubles matches at the '00 Wimby, and I thought they were adorable. Then I saw Lleyton in the US Open semis versus Sampras, and I really started to root for him.

THEN came the '01 French Open. I loved the way Lleyton battled back from 2 sets to love down to beat Canas, even though Ferrero took him out in straights the next round. And I thought it was sooooo sweet the way he stayed to support Kim throughout the rest of the tournament.

And I was hooked! I've been a rabid Lleyki ever since.

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Then I got to see some more of her when she came SO CLOSE to beating the Predator Part 2, er, I mean Serena
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Thanks. Venus is simply The Predator, if you weren't able to piece that all together.

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Thanks. Venus is simply The Predator, if you weren't able to piece that all together.

Pffffff. Whatever, Priscilla!
Pffffft! Which is worse Predator 1 or 2. I'd say 2 by a looooonnnngg way
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They're equally annoying. They rank right up there with Ezel!

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I can just about tolerate Ezel but not tweedle strong & tweedle stonger
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Death to Ezel!

Or at least early retirement.

Ditto for the Williams sisters. They annoy the tar outta me.

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