Philippoussis...least intelligent player??

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  1. Tempest344

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    So much talent over the years but sadly as he has no brain it is wasted to buggery.....as shown by Age of Love

    A friend of mine used to be his hitting partner and basically They would hit up for 15 mins and then Philippoussis would go home...Now Is that Dumb or what????
     
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  2. daddy.dirtsurfer

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    He's talentless.
     
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  3. 35ft6

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    Being dumb isn't necessarily a bad thing in professional tennis. Analysis paralysis is pretty common in tennis.
     
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  4. galain

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    I would have picked the one he chose in Age of Love too. I think that showed pretty good taste!

    But I know what you mean. A bit of maturity,work and committment and he could have dominated - shame he never did. He had the game to beat everybody - just not the head.
     
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  5. Techniques

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    He's too lazy. Should hang up the racquet and call it a day on the pro tour. He's been injured alot- that doesn't help... had a lot of talent though. Shame he didn't fufill all of it. Still, he had a decent career.
     
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  6. Rhino

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    Everybody is different. Philippoussis had a lot of talent but he also liked to ride fast bikes and fast women. Does that make him dumb? He made his choices an had a lot of good times.
    A lot of people who post on this site will be making tennis 100% of their lives. Most or all of them will fail to make any impact, and will insult players like Philippoussis. Philippoussis made tennis only partially important in his life, yet had a lot of fun - plus a few tennis highlights like playing Federer in a Wimbledon final and winning a few titles.
    I know who I'd rather be.
    Anyway the guy was injured and had some bad luck too. Wasn't he even in a wheelchair for a while?
     
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  7. sunflowerhx

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    Pat Rafter in an interview critised his attitude especially during Davis cup time.

    You can find the interview on youtube.
     
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  8. esm

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    well said!

    i smell alot of jealousy from some forum members here.
     
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  9. keithchircop

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    I'd like to point out that buggery means anal intercourse.
     
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  10. Young Pete

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    don't hate the player (flipper in this case) hate the game!

    my 2 cents..
     
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  11. Cervantes

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    So then...

    ...a bugger is a sodomist?


    "Love is a loaded gun..."
    Alice Cooper
     
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  12. keithchircop

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    Correctamundo.
     
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  13. Cervantes

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    Phillo...

    Tennis is a thinking man's game, but in a match we're told to not think so much. Phillo may have taken this a bit too far and be a head case ala Safin...but Roger don't surf...


    "Around here that don’t ad inches to our c@#ks…"
    Jack Nicholson, The Departed
     
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  14. coloskier

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    Philipoussis = Safin
     
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  15. serveBig

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    Finally, someone who actually understands Philippoussis. Tennis has never been no.1 in Mark's priorities so it's easy to bag him out for it and call him a loser ect... He's always been more focussed on friends, family, parties, girlfriends and I don't see anything wrong with that.

    No matter what profession any of us are in - some ppl give 100% effort and time to their work, and others just do what they have to, to get by and are satisfied. To say he's talentless is ridiculous - you don't make 22 finals with no talent.

    His lack achievements are not due to lack of talent... rather a combination of off-court fun (partying, wakeboarding, snowboarding, sky diving, surfing,) some bad coaching mistakes, and **** luck with injuries at crucial times (eg. 3 knee ops before age 24).
     
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  16. callitout

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    Well, Bugger that then.
     
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