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Old 10-04-2006, 04:46 PM   #41
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On this board, maybe there are a lot of Fed fans, but most American tennis fans are not diehard Federer fans. Sampras did get his share of fans. When he was playing Agassi, the crowds cheered for both guys. Federer doesn't have anywhere near that type of support in America, obviously. He was the villain in the 2005 USO final, and maybe somewhat in 2006. But American tennis fans will appreciate him and cheer for him in different situations since he's so talented, and we don't really care about nationality, we just want to see some good tennis. The US has had enough exposure, we've had enough athletes at the very top that we don't have to be fanatic at sporting events against other countries.
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