"When I was a kid BG played a tournament near me.'
When I was a kid BG played near me too - in a small USO warmup tourney.
I remember watching him practice with some other guys and he would thump the ball an say "Connors !" Just like me and my friends would do pretending we were Connors or that we were hitting like Connors. Except he was a pro. He's not the only pro I saw thump a shot in practice and yell "Connors !" I saw Arias do it once to. It would be like Harry or some other relative youngster wacking the ball and saying "Federer !"