I can't claim to be a huge
Juanqui fan, but I do have a big soft spot for him, and support him whenever I can. I member I was about 12 when I first saw him play, and I'll never forget the Spanish fans chanting, "Carlos Fah-rer-ro!" It's kind of a sentimental thing
I'd just like to ramble on a little bit more on my Juanqui-love.
Like you, I've always had a soft spot for El Mosquito - because of his exquisite clay court tennis when he was the world's #1, his
looks (yeah, I think he's truly handsome), but most of all - his personality!
He's still on the tour - I always admire it if players have a long-living career, it shows me that they care
for and like their sport, and not *bolt out* when things get rough (of course, this excludes those players who were forced to retire because of injuries!).
He seems to be a rather smart one, who's already started thinking about his post-tennis career very early - he's now a businessman and involved in building tourist resorts, or so I have read.
And most of all: he has a refreshing 'F**K Y**!'-attitude when it's due!
Remember his reaction to the Round-Robin-Fiasco? He was already on the plane when he found out that due to the :retard:-RR-experiment, he was still in the tournament. Did he bother to come back? No way...
Another fantastic case: last year with the WCs in the TMC Madrid. He, a Spaniard, and a former #1, was denied one at first - and then someone else dropped out (I think it was Safin, but I'm not sure about that) - and he still got one offered to him. Well of course, he didn't take it.
So, brains, guts & personality - a man to my heart.
And yeah, Rafa's lovely. I think he's got great spirit, both as a player a human being. If it wasn't for Roger, who knows, he might even be one of my faves! As it is, I can't say I'm a Fedal fan, but I do think their relationship is a very intriguing and beautiful thing
Roger is my firm #1 (especially since the end of 2007), but I fully agree with you, on all accounts
How do I possibly follow Eve's beautiful introduction?!!
Go on give it a go
PS, Nadine, will try to answer your PM tonight or tomorrow. I had a LOT to answer this evening...