INSEP pictures are sweet, merci Marion et Françoise! And I also was curious about the bandana boy, so thanks a lot for solving this mystery.
Yes, I fixed the link of THE pic today, Irina, because you mentioned the shirt yesterday. How did you notice that again?? You're incredible.
I regularly got reps when I was having it as an avatar - people saying the guy in my avatar looked cute, who is that? etc. The shirt certainly won him a few fans.
It's always been my favorite picture, and I remembered it was in the opening post of this thread - but when I checked for it a few days ago I found out that the link was broken and THE pic disappeared. Yesterday I thought about this picture again, and I decided to check back your post and see what was wrong with the link - and I was pleased to see the link was already fixed!
And I've always believed that the incredible one is you. I don't know anyone else who'd be always in touch with all the latest tennis news and kindly sharing them with the rest of the world, who'd have so much faith in all her favorites and who would be so devoted and reasonable in general.
BUT I'm stunned you hadn't noticed yet that Mathieu wrote with the left hand since you always notice everything!
It's one of the first things I noticed about him because the first match I saw of him was the one against Hewitt in Roland and he signed a little bit at the end. It's true we didn't often get to see him give autographs.
I didn't know that about Nico D.
Yes, my bad. I have to admit it was just the second time I saw a picture of Mathieu giving autographs. The first time was several week ago when I saw the pictures posted by Damita, and you remember there were other things to look at on them rather than the pen
But anyway shame on me, I've never looked through the old posts here until today and I see that in fact there were quite a few pictures of him signing (and you shouldn't have let Scot and others use this thread for chatting
I believe I've even seen Nico D. actually playing with his right hand a couple of times. While Mathieu seemed to use "the wrong hand" for writing only, at least he was eating bananas using the same hand as playing.
It was just one match, except of the T-Shirt I don't remember much, just that he was really nice and somehow outstanding, he was an original player. When I heard the sad news I remembered it and it felt really strange, I feel somehow connected to all the players I've met as a ballgirl, referee or staff, so it touched me a lot since he wasn't just a name to me.
I didn't know you met Mathieu too, Maria. Thanks for sharing your story!