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Which rivals do you guys remember used to like each other for real? and for that matter, dislike each other.

With Roger/Rafa I allways sensed Rafa had plenty of respect for Roger while Roger was a bit cold when talking about Rafa, I guess he felt threatened, the turning point for me came at 2007 wimbledon when he flat out realised Rafa was his true rival and could eventualy beat him on grass as well and that's when he just sucked it up and admited nadal would eventualy take the throne.

I guess that ease he put himself in helped him own him badly at shangai :)

Anyways, you could say both rog and raf like each other plenty, while Agassi and Sampras more like respected each other, Sampras allways said good things about Andre but you got the feeling he did it only cos he beat him most of the time
 

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I've only been following tennis since 2005. I think Andy and Ljube-Job hate each other. As do their respective fans. ;)
 

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Tommy Haas and Nicolas Kiefer never liked each other.

I think it was a similar situation with Boris Becker and Michael Stich ( on a higher level, though )
 

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Hewitt and Argies -- great love and admiration for each other :hatoff:

Nadal and Soderling :hug:
Sampras and Rafter :inlove:
Safin and Roddick :inlove: (although I believe they are more friendly now)

Not sure about the current status of these:
Ivan-Andy Roddick
Coria-Gaudio
Scud-Pat Cash
Rusedski-Sampras
Berdych-Nadal
 

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They've talked about it and made up - Tomas has declared that at Wimbledon, Rafa was one of the first players to congratulate him with his victory in Halle. :yeah:
 

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Rafa and Soderling are the best of chums I've heard.
 

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Hewitt and Argies -- great love and admiration for each other :hatoff:

Nadal and Soderling :hug:
Sampras and Rafter :inlove:
Safin and Roddick :inlove: (although I believe they are more friendly now)

Not sure about the current status of these:
Ivan-Andy Roddick
Coria-Gaudio
Scud-Pat Cash
Rusedski-Sampras
Berdych-Nadal
They didn't like each other at one point? :sad: That doesn't make sense to because it seems like if they were to go out to a bar or something, they could be each other's wingman. They seem to have similar personalities.
 

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I don't know if Blake hated Hewitt before the incident but he certainly has reason now.

I think Roger and Rafa generally like each other but as Rafa says..he doesn't speak a lot of English so he can't say they are necessarily friends.
 

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Andy and Marat got along well till 2004 Olympics where things hit a rough patch. Now they have made up and all is well.
 

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I'm interested as to why a lot of these guys dislike one another. Any juicy stories?
 

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Lleyton Hewitt and Alex Corretja
Martin Verkerk and Alex Bogmolov Jr
Patti Schynder and Anna Whorenikova
Marc Rosset and Jakob Hlasek
Justin Gimelstob and Michael Tabara
Pete Sampras and Pat Rafter
Thomas Muster and Brad Gilbert
Nicolas Massu and Magnus Norman
Guillermo Vilas and Jose Luis Clerc
Amelie Mauresmo and Martina Hingis
Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria

John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl
Pat Cash and The Poo
Goran Ivanisevic and Mark Woodforde
Thomas Muster and Jim Courier
Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski
Pat Cash and Boris Becker
Thomas Muster and Horst Skoff
Pat Cash and Austrians
Andre Agassi and Karol Kucera
Radek Stepanek and Davide Sanguinetti
Marcelo Rios and Andre Agassi
Richard Krajicek and Boris Becker
Pete Sampras and Greg Rusedski



Brad Gilbert and David Wheaton
Derrick Rostagno and Karel Novacek
Jeff Tarango and Paul Goldstein
Fabrice Santoro and Guy Forget
Roger Federer and Jakob Hlasek
Boris Becker and Michael Stich
Alex Antonisch and Scott Davis
Felix Mantilla and Thomas Muster
Younes El Ayanoui and Lleyton Hewitt
Wayne Ferreira and Greg Rusedski
Marat Safin and Malivai Washington
Andreas Vinciguerra and Thomas Enqvist
 

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i don't know that Hewitt is not friendly with Alex C? its strange given that Alex C is considered by most people as one of the most friendly player :confused:


Lleyton Hewitt and Alex Corretja
Martin Verkerk and Alex Bogmolov Jr
Patti Schynder and Anna Whorenikova
Marc Rosset and Jakob Hlasek
Justin Gimelstob and Michael Tabara
Pete Sampras and Pat Rafter
Thomas Muster and Brad Gilbert
Nicolas Massu and Magnus Norman
Guillermo Vilas and Jose Luis Clerc
Amelie Mauresmo and Martina Hingis
Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria

John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl
Pat Cash and The Poo
Goran Ivanisevic and Mark Woodforde
Thomas Muster and Jim Courier
Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski
Pat Cash and Boris Becker
Thomas Muster and Horst Skoff
Pat Cash and Austrians
Andre Agassi and Karol Kucera
Radek Stepanek and Davide Sanguinetti
Marcelo Rios and Andre Agassi
Richard Krajicek and Boris Becker
Pete Sampras and Greg Rusedski



Brad Gilbert and David Wheaton
Derrick Rostagno and Karel Novacek
Jeff Tarango and Paul Goldstein
Fabrice Santoro and Guy Forget
Roger Federer and Jakob Hlasek
Boris Becker and Michael Stich
Alex Antonisch and Scott Davis
Felix Mantilla and Thomas Muster
Younes El Ayanoui and Lleyton Hewitt
Wayne Ferreira and Greg Rusedski
Marat Safin and Malivai Washington
Andreas Vinciguerra and Thomas Enqvist
 
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i don't know that Hewitt is not friendly with Alex C? its strange given that Alex C is considered by most people as one of the most friendly player :confused:
Hewitt's antics pissed Corretja off and Corretja said so. It got so heated that in the World Team Cup Corretja aimed a smash and hit Hewitt.

"He just appears arrogant to me," Corretja said before the final. "If he behaves that way next week [in the Davis Cup], there will be a nasty reception awaiting him."

Corretja believed Hewitt's fist-pumping antics were too often used to intimidate opponents and umpires. "It's good that a guy has motivation, but sometimes I think he's doing more like a psychological thing than other stuff," he said. "I don't like the way he behaves on court. I've never said that before for a player."

Allegedly they seem not to be as frosty as before.
 

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:haha: the kind Alex hit a smash on potato's head purposely, Hewitt must be too nasty

thanks :wavey:

Hewitt's antics pissed Corretja off and Corretja said so. It got so heated that in the World Team Cup Corretja aimed a smash and hit Hewitt.

"He just appears arrogant to me," Corretja said before the final. "If he behaves that way next week [in the Davis Cup], there will be a nasty reception awaiting him."

Corretja believed Hewitt's fist-pumping antics were too often used to intimidate opponents and umpires. "It's good that a guy has motivation, but sometimes I think he's doing more like a psychological thing than other stuff," he said. "I don't like the way he behaves on court. I've never said that before for a player."

Allegedly they seem not to be as frosty as before.
 

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Lleyton Hewitt and Alex Corretja
Martin Verkerk and Alex Bogmolov Jr
Patti Schynder and Anna Whorenikova
Marc Rosset and Jakob Hlasek
Justin Gimelstob and Michael Tabara
Pete Sampras and Pat Rafter
Thomas Muster and Brad Gilbert
Nicolas Massu and Magnus Norman
Guillermo Vilas and Jose Luis Clerc
Amelie Mauresmo and Martina Hingis
Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria

John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl
Pat Cash and The Poo
Goran Ivanisevic and Mark Woodforde
Thomas Muster and Jim Courier
Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski
Pat Cash and Boris Becker
Thomas Muster and Horst Skoff
Pat Cash and Austrians
Andre Agassi and Karol Kucera
Radek Stepanek and Davide Sanguinetti
Marcelo Rios and Andre Agassi
Richard Krajicek and Boris Becker
Pete Sampras and Greg Rusedski

Brad Gilbert and David Wheaton
Derrick Rostagno and Karel Novacek
Jeff Tarango and Paul Goldstein
Fabrice Santoro and Guy Forget
Roger Federer and Jakob Hlasek
Boris Becker and Michael Stich
Alex Antonisch and Scott Davis
Felix Mantilla and Thomas Muster
Younes El Ayanoui and Lleyton Hewitt
Wayne Ferreira and Greg Rusedski
Marat Safin and Malivai Washington
Andreas Vinciguerra and Thomas Enqvist
Agassi and Kucera... friendly or hate?

They both did have some great matches with Kucera leading 5-4 I think.
 

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Agassi and Kucera... friendly or hate?

They both did have some great matches with Kucera leading 5-4 I think.
The ones I posted are all loathing.
 
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