Nice story on Rocket

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  1. classic tennis

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    Nice, very nice. Thks!
     
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    Cheers, like so many of the guy's then he was straight up and a worker.
     
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    "Yet the perfectionist Hopman still had a gripe about me. He thought I wasn’t strong enough, or speedy enough, and that is why, in the ironic Australian way, he christened me “The Rockhampton Rocket”.

    He once explained: “He was the Rocket — because he wasn’t. You know how those nicknames are. Rocket was one of the slowest kids in the class, but his speed picked up as he grew stronger. Rod was willing to work harder than the rest and it was soon apparent that he had more talent than any of our fine players.” Like Hop said, I did get quicker, but the name stuck."
     
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    Pan McMillan has brought up a kindle book of the new Memoir. The introduction by Roger Federer and the first chapter is open for readers on the amazon.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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