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Old 09-13-2004, 04:32 PM   #16
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69. Even better, for giving me a reason to go to Argentina... hee hee! [and they say the women there are beautiful... ]
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:33 PM   #17
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70. For being the next Argentine after Guillermo Vilas [ole!] to win RG!
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71. The highs and lows that a Gaston match can involve and they are very extreme.
72. Very thankful to his father who helped his career in the beginning and overcame a bad illness.
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73. For convincing 2 sceptical guys in 1999 that he was a man to cheer for.
74. Personally thanked us for his support, when it was only 3 of us there.
75. Winning Barcelona without losing a set.
76. Overcome crippling self doubt to win a Grand Slam title.
77. For making me more interested in learning Spanish.
78. For attracting a lot of new fans through his naturalness.
79. For being very honest about his failings.
80. For making me wanting to continue cheering him on, in spite of all the chokes that he has performed.
81. Never uses gamesmanship to win matches or to throw off the opponents.
82. Speaks English very well.
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83. For endearing himself to us by saying "Mami, Papi, os quiero... "! Que mono!
84. For introducing me to some fellow El Gato fans, like Georgie et co.
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85. Has managed to make grown men cry through his expressions at RG.
86. For having a small and very loyal fan base.
87. For not complaning when Wimbledon forgot his accreditation.
88. For honouring committments.
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89. For milking a cow in Gstaad 2002.
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90. For being thankful by slapping the fans' hands as soon as the final match at RG 04 completed.

91. For what he said after winning RG 04, "Thank you, all the crowd here that they support me so much. The first two sets I was like so scared, you know (laughter). Because of all this crowd, I guess that I started to fight a little bit more and I came back, (you know). Thank you

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92. For his soft & clear voice.

93. For sometimes looking sexy.

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94 I just love watching his backhands
95 At times he looks so vulnerable during matches that I just feel the urge to cheer him on
96 For letting me know that GWH still exists in this forum
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97. for saying that he felt as the worst champion of the history
98. for taking place on charity matches
99. for chosing "Tequila" as his favoutite place to hang around in BA
100. for dancing in front of Agassi after he defeated him en Cincinnati
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Wow, everyone has already said so many great things, let's see...

101. For his style of playing, best backhand in the circuit [makes people's jaws drop, I saw this at the US Open ]
102. For being humble when admitting that in a backhand competition between Gabriela Sabatini and himself, Gaby would win
103. For deciding to leave the hard feelings between him and Coria behind
104. For being from Latin America like me and making me proud
105. For the sweet look in his eyes! Come on! Hehe
106. For his taste in music [U2, Jamiroquai, etc]
107. Because he seems to like wearing green off court [I love green ^^]

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108. For making me laugh so hard at the bitter Coria fans after he won RG.
109. His humility
110. For his character as Nalbandian defended him from the press after the bad Davis Cup result in Malaga.
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111. For convincing this sceptic that he was worth following.
112. For being the 1st French Open champion since Wilander to play Båstad.
113. For not caring about Coria's cramps.
114. For confronting the crybaby after the Hamburg incident.
115. For people making ill-informed comments about him, and getting totally proven wrong.
116. For Clarin calling him "Roland Gaudio"
117. For making Mrs. Zabaleta cry tears of joy.
118. For making bald men lose hair in the RG final.
119. For saying that his RG victory was like a movie.
120. For being embraced by French crowd who helped him through difficult moments.
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121. for being Roland Garros Champion
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