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Has Victor Estrella Burgos been inducted to the MTF Hall of Fame?

  • Yes, he deserves it

    Votes: 17 73.9%
  • No, he does not deserve it.

    Votes: 5 21.7%
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The MTF Hall of Fame doesn't have slam requirements, nor RG requirements...all it requires is that you are something of legend.

We cling on to these players, regardless of talent, rank, temper. All we know is that they are legends, plus they are loved by a large portion of MTF, which is really rare occasion!

Some examples:

Dr. Ivo
Dreddy Brown
King Oscar Hernandez
Daniel Brands (Brandwagon)
Warlocq
Safin

So the question remains, is VEB officially on the list?
 

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Yes, he is there for a long time already...Mugchi, where have you been? :p
It hasn't been that long and I wasn't too sure it has been recognized by everyone.
 

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I think you are forgetting Ljuba Truba and Crazy Dani Koellerer.

But yeah, VEB sounds like a fairy tale and should be included in MTF Hall of Fame in my opinion.
 

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I don't even know who is this mug. :wavey:
 

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Someone like him gives people hope. This guy literally was unsuccessful until really late in his career and he never gave up. He eventually reaped the rewards due to diligence.
 

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I remembered seeing US Open tennis highlights of this 'old guy' playing from the Dominican Republic

And I just said to myself, arent you a little too old to be still playing (34)? Shouldnt you be doing something else with your life now that you havent made it as a tennis player?

He'll probably say that he loves the game too much, or has a false sense of delusion thinking that he'll win a grand slam one day
 

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I remembered seeing US Open tennis highlights of this 'old guy' playing from the Dominican Republic

And I just said to myself, arent you a little too old to be still playing (34)? Shouldnt you be doing something else with your life now that you havent made it as a tennis player?

He'll probably say that he loves the game too much, or has a false sense of delusion thinking that he'll win a grand slam one day
'Haven't made it' is a very borderline statement. He manages to make his living playing on a mix of ATP World Tour and challenger events. He made the top 100 just last year and won his first ATP tour title in Quito this year defeating Feli Lopez in the final, aged 33. Now he's Top 50. And there's no delusion. He knows his targets and is living the moment. He's doing very well for his age peaking very late but that's no reason to call quits if you can sustain yourself.

Similarly, Karlovic says he's doing too well to simply retire.
By your standard, Tommy Haas should have retired ages ago but he's going to try and give one more shot (at 37!)
Michael Berrer, who beat Nadal at Doha is playing his very last year for the sake of moving on to bigger things with his family. So it's a personal choice really.
 
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