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Old 09-30-2006, 09:59 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Ivanišević
If Sampras was a Croat I'll be Sampras fan obviously so that's why I don't get why are there a lot of american fed fans...
Well..that's not how many tennis fans choose the players who they will support.I mean at first,it can be a reason but as you become more hard-core tennis fan,you support,at least me,players for other more important,if I may say from a tennis scope,reasons..Off -on court personality,style of game,sportsmanship etc..

But..if I may add,without trying to be offensive or anything,what you describe it's also a characteristic of smaller countries when they get sucess in a sport.I know from my country.We suddendly win the Euro and everyone becomes an expert on european football..
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