Rusedski Retires

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  1. 007

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    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?
     
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  2. insiderman

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    And such a 'nice' guy~~~(lol)
     
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    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?
     
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  4. Ted Ghost Shackley

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    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.
     
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    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 ass handed to the aging sampras that would go on to win his record 14th major.
     
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  6. CEvertFan

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    I never liked him all that much to be honest.
     
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    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?"
     
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  8. 007

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    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.
     
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  9. Rabbit

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    The only thing better than watching Greggie play was listening to him talk about....himself.
     
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  10. Mark Vessels

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    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...
     
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  11. FiveO

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    There are very few players that I would say this about, but, good riddance.
     
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    Once of the worst players to watch. Boring.
     
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    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.
     
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    Friggin guy develops an english accent overnight when he decides he's British. Whadda fool.
     
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  15. mctennis

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

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    he was a good grass cour player and on that surface he was entertaining.
     
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  17. Dave M

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    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"
     
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  18. Terre Battu

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    Yawn...Ruseds who?
     
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