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007
05-15-2007, 08:32 AM
monster lefty serve and decent volleys notwithstanding, a slice BH could only take him so far.

Demetieva can't serve and Rusedski can't hit a topspin BH, yet both make it to a GS final.

Go figure?

insiderman
05-15-2007, 11:29 AM
And such a 'nice' guy~~~(lol)

007
05-15-2007, 12:16 PM
he did actually pay Tennis Canada back all the $$$ they spent on developing him over the years before he crossed the pond for warm beer, perpetual rain, bland food and top of the pops

I wonder if he ever got used to how his foot tasted?

Ted Ghost Shackley
05-16-2007, 12:45 AM
007:

Rusedski always struck me as a ***** and a fraud; his game never matched his bombast and lack of respect for opponents. Then again, he might have been ornery from sitting around tasting his feet.

Joking aside, I enjoyed watching him on tour as he had a unique game and it was fun to cheer against him. I hope Dementieva doesn't join Greg in retirement. She seemed to practice non-stop with her mom in tow at every tournament. Hard working and very smart; I bet she moves on soon if she can't be top 15.

chiru
05-16-2007, 12:59 AM
what a quality guy, i loved how the insults he spewed never came back to bit him in the ass:
allow me to paraphrase: "sampras is a step and a half too slow, he'll barely make ti past the next round"
to those wondering, he made these comments at the 2002 us open after getting his *** handed to the aging sampras that would go on to win his record 14th major.

CEvertFan
05-16-2007, 02:35 AM
I never liked him all that much to be honest.

Rabbit
05-16-2007, 04:34 AM
what a quality guy, i loved how the insults he spewed never came back to bit him in the ass:
allow me to paraphrase: "sampras is a step and a half too slow, he'll barely make ti past the next round"
to those wondering, he made these comments at the 2002 us open after getting his *** handed to the aging sampras that would go on to win his record 14th major.

Even better was when a reporter, on court after Sampras won in the next round, asked Sampras about what Greg Rusedski said. Sampras' reply? "Who?"

007
05-16-2007, 04:58 AM
Rabbit: I remember that sly response from Pete. Classic!

I must admit though I did enjoy watching Greg play that S & V out of sheer contrast to 99% of the other ATP players.

Rabbit
05-16-2007, 08:25 AM
The only thing better than watching Greggie play was listening to him talk about....himself.

Mark Vessels
05-16-2007, 10:25 AM
The so called greatest player to ever be British/Canadian according to the herald. Had a few controversies and made it to a grand slam final.


Not bad...

FiveO
05-16-2007, 02:58 PM
There are very few players that I would say this about, but, good riddance.

35ft6
05-17-2007, 05:15 AM
Once of the worst players to watch. Boring.

jaggy
05-17-2007, 05:58 AM
Annoying to watch with the towel after every point but I like watching anyone who trys to get to the net all the time so I will miss that.

warreng
05-18-2007, 09:31 AM
There are very few players that I would say this about, but, good riddance.

X2

Friggin guy develops an english accent overnight when he decides he's British. Whadda fool.

mctennis
05-18-2007, 06:35 PM
Once of the worst players to watch. Boring.

I agree. I made a point NOT to watch him when he played. Lots of mouth and he seemed to be a real downer.

Kirko
05-18-2007, 06:45 PM
he was a good grass cour player and on that surface he was entertaining.

Dave M
05-19-2007, 12:12 PM
Friggin guy develops an english accent overnight when he decides he's British. Whadda fool.[/QUOTE]

I don't think he everd eveoped a British accent, he always sounded, well like Greg!!
Lets not forget his Mum and Mrs are both Brits,(English I think) so it was hardly like he fired a dart at a globe and said.."i'll go there"

Terre Battu
05-19-2007, 12:14 PM
Yawn...Ruseds who?