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  1. falstaff78

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    Hey guys.

    Just a quickie to say hello. I've been a voracious reader of the TTW boards for about 18 months, but this is my first post.

    Have been a fan of tennis for about six years now, but the last 18 months is when I've really started intensely following the ATP tour week to week. I think this transition was enabled, in large part, by access to the history, insight and range of opinions shared by the TTW community at large. So my first act as a poster ought to be one of gratitude and acknowledgement to everyone.

    I've come to know and respect a number of you in the last year and a half. This is the internet guys, and you all knew that when you started posting. So it should only sound moderately creepy if I say in some cases I even think of you as friends: Batz, McEnroeisanartist, Mustard, Towser come to mind, in no particular order.

    Anyway I live in the UK, am studying for a PhD in Economics. My allegiance is to the guy with the elegant strokes. (As a greater man than I once said in a greater thread than I will ever create.) My first sporting passion in life was test cricket, but at various times I have also closely followed baseball and American football.

    So yeah, that's that. See you guys around.
     
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  2. Rock Strongo

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    Hi!

    Great to have a new guy around and even better that you've started following tennis more seriously recently.

    Hope you'll enjoy your stay on these boards!
     
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  3. tacou

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    good luck friendo
     
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  4. kishnabe

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    Pleasure to meet you....hope you enjoy your stay.
     
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  5. sureshs

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    Who was the greater man?
     
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  6. Mustard

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    Welcome to the boards, falstaff78.
     
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  7. TheFifthSet

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    Cheers buddy! welcome :)
     
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  8. Homeboy Hotel

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    Respect earned.

    BSc LSE Econ History, myself.
     
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    Welcome and enjoy your stay
     
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    I hope you do a good job of predicting the economy when you get the degree.
     
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  11. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Wrong forum. This belongs in Odds and Ends. Your introduction does not fit under the category of General Pro Player Discussion, sorry.
     
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  12. Gonzo_style

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    This is his first post, he was politely introduced himself, you could forgive him this time :)
     
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  13. Cup8489

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    NSk has no forgiveness.
     
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  14. Sid_Vicious

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    Welcome,falstaff78 :)
     
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  15. jokinla

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    Go ahead and put this guy on ignore and save yourself the headache. Welcome to the forum, as you can tell by posts like this, it's not all fun and games.
     
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  16. joeri888

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    Welcome to the forum! I am looking forward to Your valuable insights. Hope to see you around:)
     
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  17. FlamEnemY

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    Well hi there :) Always good to see a nice and polite poster on TTW.
     
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  18. PhrygianDominant

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    Hello

    10chars
     
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  19. falstaff78

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    Thank you sir! I take it you are a long term fan, given your characterization of my humble 18 month long serious fandom as being recent!!

     
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  20. falstaff78

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    cheers

    10cheers

     
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  21. falstaff78

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    Very kind of you sir. I would say the same, except I "met" you quite a while ago and enjoy your posts!

     
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  22. falstaff78

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    That man would be your esteemed self, and the thread would be your magnum opus from 3 years ago. Its hard to hang around the boards without reading about it.

    I will add to your credit that I thought you were very gracious about RF once he won the silver. It takes a big man to do that. Pleasure to finally meet you!

     
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  23. falstaff78

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    Thanks Mustard. Your knowledge of tennis history and statistics is nothing short of awe inspiring. Great to meet you.

     
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  24. falstaff78

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    Thanks mate!

     
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  25. falstaff78

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    Ha! Respect back. My wife did an MSc Econ from your school.

     
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  26. falstaff78

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    Thank you sir!

     
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  27. falstaff78

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    Unlikely my friend. I do applied micro - which is the furthest thing from being able to predict the economy. (Not that the macro guys do a much better job of it.)

     
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  28. falstaff78

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    Fair enough. Point taken and my apologies. Thanks for letting me know!

     
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  29. falstaff78

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    Thanks for sticking up for me!

    Although, to play devil's advocate against myself, I did claim to have been hanging around the boards for 18 months. One could reasonably argue I should have known.

    Anyway, you only introduce yourself once right? :)

     
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  30. falstaff78

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    On that note, and this may or may not be a popular opinion, but I really enjoy a lot of the posts by the super Nadal fans NSK, 636160, Rafa2005RG, NadalWon2012, Bullz1lla etc.

    I may not always agree with their conclusions, or share their allegiances; but variety in view points engenders a more complete discussion in any community. They certainly tend to provide a unique perspective and food for thought.

    I can safely say I have learned a lot from reading their discussions with other folks. I certainly know more about Nadal than I would otherwise, being a Fed fan.


     
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  31. falstaff78

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    Thanks

    10thx

     
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  32. joeri888

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    If you are from Sweden like Rock Strongo, you either started following tennis a long time ago, or you won't follow tennis at all. Don't see how you could start NOW ;)
     
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  33. falstaff78

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    Ha. I've never really posted on online forums before this. So at the moment I can't quite imagine getting enraged at a completely anonymous correspondent over the internet.

    (It's only a matter of time before this post makes me eat copious quantities of crow. And yes, you can feel free to bump the above when I get banned for uttering foul obscenities!)

     
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  34. falstaff78

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    Keep the expectations low and you won't be disappointed my friend!

    If I recall correctly you live in the Netherlands correct? Hope you looking forward to Rotterdam next year!

     
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  35. falstaff78

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    Hello to you too! As I told Jokinla it may only be a matter of time before my shy and tentative online personality mean reverts and comes to reflect my perfectly ordinary and impolite real world persona.


     
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  36. falstaff78

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    Hello. I wikipediad Phrygia when I saw your username. What's the etymology?

     
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  37. falstaff78

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    Hey - is there anything I can do to move this thread to the correct forum? Thanks for your help.

     
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  38. Rhino

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    Hi Falstaff78,

    Welcome to this place.

    I admire your politeness. Long may it last.
     
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  39. tennisaddict

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    Welcome to the boards.

    The class of Fed and his fans shows in your posts.
     
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  40. jokinla

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    The mods would take care of that if they felt the need.
     
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  41. Sartorius

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    Well... Let's just say that those users have something in common.

    Welcome.
     
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  42. joeri888

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    Yes correct. Where you from? The Guy with the elegant strokes is planning to be there, so if hè follows through it should be great.
     
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  43. Sabratha

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  44. PrimeChoice

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    I bet cricket is just as much fun as tennis
     
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  45. tennis_pro

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    Like your post especially the part in bold. Welcome aboard the Federer Warehouse:). Love Fed, hate on Nads and you'll have a lot of friends here, trollolol
     
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  46. tennis_pro

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    Soon it turns out that everyone studied the same specialization here. I'm doing a masters in economics myself, lolz.
     
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  47. sureshs

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    Economics is the most popular college major in the US right now.
     
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  48. BHud

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    1-3-0 is a bitter tool. Clearly your positive reference to Fed has upset the poor bas%#@*
     
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  49. r2473

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    Thanks for the quickie.

    Quite a way to say hello.
     
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  50. 3fees

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    Hallo

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