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HybridTheory 10-19-2004 03:49 PM

Why do we love Alex?
 
Why do you like Alex,
and when did you become a fan?? :)

JaredPalmerFan 10-19-2004 04:21 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
I have been a fan of Alex for TEN years! Although i've never met him or seen him live on court etc... we all know how much of a sweetheart he is off court and how much on court he is a fighter. I just adore him and how much of a Gentleman he is. Its a rare find to see someone like that and be a natural at it ~ nothing fake about him at all.

Love
Jac

HybridTheory 10-19-2004 04:24 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
wow 10 years is really long :D
and I totally agree with you about what you say about him :)

HybridTheory 10-19-2004 04:25 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Where are you from, by the way? :)
(I don't recognize your country flag )

JaredPalmerFan 10-19-2004 07:57 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Yeah, ten long years *lol* This is when I really started to watch tennis on TV as much as I could *hehe* I'm from the Isle of Man which is a small independant island between Ireland and England.

Jac

deflori 10-19-2004 09:22 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
iam since i was 15,so 6 Years it must be......

I love Alex on the court,because i love the art of tennis he play.He is the biggest Fighter,the biggest Topspinner,a big gentleman and just one of the biggest players ever.........
Situations like against dewulf(where he overruled at matchpoint for dewulf) speak for himself........

vamos alex vamos: )

HybridTheory 10-20-2004 12:46 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Nice story :) I knew about that match against Dewulf, but not that he did it on matchpoint, that's really sweet of him :)

HybridTheory 10-20-2004 02:51 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JaredPalmerFan
Yeah, ten long years *lol* This is when I really started to watch tennis on TV as much as I could *hehe* I'm from the Isle of Man which is a small independant island between Ireland and England.

Jac

:) I think I know the name, but that's it ;)
is the flag you have on your profile the flag of your island?

JaredPalmerFan 10-20-2004 08:04 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Yep, thats is my country flag ~ the Three Legs of Mann :)

Jac

RogiFan88 10-20-2004 08:25 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Because Alex understands how tough it is to be a tennis player and he supports what Federer, Roddick and Moya have done by withdrawing from Madrid.

Alex is one of the friendliest players out there.

Alex is a very smart tennis player.

Alex speaks several languages, again showing his higher intelligence!

Alex is "worth it" as he said in his L'Oreal TV ad from Spanish TV... "Y yo lo valgo"

Alex has a great sense of humour in any language

Alex can win on clay, outdoor hardcourt and indoor.

Alex has won the year-ending championship, in Hannover 98.

Alex beat Agassi, Sampras and the then French Open champ Moya to win that championship.

... more to come!

RogiFan88 10-20-2004 08:27 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JaredPalmerFan
Yep, thats is my country flag ~ the Three Legs of Mann :)


Jac

COOL you're fr the Isle of Man! ;)
and you're a Jared Palmer fan! I call him the "Arantxa guy"!

JaredPalmerFan 10-20-2004 11:25 PM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Now, you know i'm gonna ask why you call him that, huh??? *hehe*I rarely see him play though. Too much focus on singles *LOL* I believe he married last year *sigh**hehe*

BTW, only ONE of my Spaniards won today ~ Verdasco! That's what I get for being excited for all my players winning Tuesday *grin* Still, Verdasco, Dent, Haas and Agassi left ~ so it ain't all bad. And Safin is cool too!

Jac

RogiFan88 10-21-2004 01:13 AM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
YOu know that Jared and Arantxa won the USO mixed dbles a few years ago -- what a cool team they were! Great players and great people!

HybridTheory 10-21-2004 07:49 AM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
To be honest, I actually don't know this guy, Jared Palmer :o
Where is he from, and does he also play singles?

Action Jackson 10-21-2004 08:38 AM

Re: Why do we love Alex?
 
Jared Palmer is American, and is a doubles specialist.

As for when I became a fan, the thing is with these questions I tend come across as bragging when I answer them, but I will try not to this time, though no promises.

I heard the name Corretja from a friend of mine, and he had high hopes for him, and that was when Alex was playing juniors. My first experience of seeing Alex play live was Monte Carlo 1993, as I heard the name and he was playing another favourite of mine Marc Rosset, so I decided to check out this match and was not disappointed.

The thing that impressed me most about Corretja was his fighting spirit, court speed and his consistency, the fact that Rosset won the 1st set and that he remained very calm, then he ended up winning the match in a 3rd set tiebreaker and I wasn't disappointed with the result, and he won me over with this match. He got chopped by Muster in the next round, but I was impressed with Alex and then decided to follow his results more closely, and he became a favourite of mine.

Fortunately I have had the experience of talking to Alex on many occasions, and as RF so eloquently put all the reasons to why he is so likeable. He is down to earth, loves the Barca football team, speaks English, Spanish, Catalan and French very well, tactically intelligent, and he doesn't forget people either once they are known to him.


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