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What is the funniest or stupidest thing you ever said to a player?

I think ive said a few silly things. When i saw E. Bovina for the first time I wasnt entirely sure it was her, cause id never seen her before and i dont have cable television to see her on tv. so i handed her the picture to sign and she looked confused or something and started talking to her companion in Russian and i said "Is it you?" and she answered Yes, its me.

then last year Wayne Ferreira walked by and all the kids gathered around him and followed him to the gate. You must have seen kids crowding a player like that, its like a swarm of bees. when he finally kinda looked at me I said, "I am only 13", he laughed and signed my autograph book.

You must have some funny/silly ones, no?
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That's funny stuff man.

Last yr at JP Morgan during practice, I finally got the nerve to walk to Maria when she was serving with her dad. While she was picking up balls, I said can you sign my cap. So while she was signing, something came over me and I asked her what strings she was using. Her reply was I don't know then I felt really retarded. Then she hollered across the net to her dad...DAD WHAT STRINGS AM I USING. Yuri shouted back...$5 synthetic gut.

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That is funny. Once i said to a New York Ranger star hockey player a couple days after they were eliminated from the playoffs "Congratualtions on your great career." He just looked at me funny.

Oh - i just remebered my KING of GOOFs i did several years back. i was new to pro tennis and i didnt know too many players. But there was a player by himself and someone said it was michael Chang. so i said "HI michael, can i get a photo" - well it is Paradorn Srichiphan.........That was the most embarrasing thing i ever said.
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Well, I don't know about the stupidest thing I have ever said *to* a player, but at Wimbledon there is this Henman fan (anyone who goes to Wimbledon should have seen him) he always wears a Union Jack cape and a different hat each year and since my friends and I ahve been going for a long time, he always recognises us too. So, this year, he had a hat with a toaster on the top of it saying something like "Who will be the toast of Wimbledon" and one day my friend decided to ask him about his hat, so we were standing outside court 18 chatting to him about his hat, and I was just saying something ridiculous like "I do love your toaster, it's the best hat you've had yet!" and apparently, at that moment, Magui Serna and her coach were walking past, staring at us and laughing!! lol!

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come on Caz you gotta do better than that

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lol! Well, I could recount the whole "Lisa, Lisa, number one" story, but I think that's more Gallofa's story than mine!!! We were all mortally embarrassed after *that* though!!

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yeah come on, what about embarassing/silly things that you said... One time there was a big crowd of kids around Arnaud Clément and i rushed over with a photo and said "I am your biggest fan" and he said "oui cest ca...(Yeah sure you are)" - It was funny cause i was his biggest fan there - I was almost a meter taller than all the other kids.
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OK, well, Gallofa and I have this Spanish friend who is obsessed with getting a cap from Lisa Raymond, (who just point blankly rfuses to give her one, every time --- I know this as I am often the translator!), only she doesn't speak English, so she used to go to Lisa and say "Lisa, Lisa, number one, you, me, cap, cap", anyway .... at Wimbledon a few years back, we were laughing about that after one of Lisa and Rennae's doubles matches, and we were walking around Wimbledon saying "Lisa, Lisa, number one, you, me, cap, cap" in fake Spanish accents ... Gallofa looked behind her, and there were Lisa and Rennae, so close they were virtually touching us!!! Gallofa exclaimed aloud and walked in the other direction in embarrassment, whilst my friend and I not knowing what was worng with her, both looked around, "what?!?", then *we* saw them too, and I just *ran* away in embarrassment!!! rotfl!!

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@ caz ive never heard that one before
Im sorry to say i have no embarrasing stories, im too cool for that

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OK, well, Gallofa and I have this Spanish friend who is obsessed with getting a cap from Lisa Raymond, (who just point blankly rfuses to give her one, every time --- I know this as I am often the translator!), only she doesn't speak English, so she used to go to Lisa and say "Lisa, Lisa, number one, you, me, cap, cap", anyway .... at Wimbledon a few years back, we were laughing about that after one of Lisa and Rennae's doubles matches, and we were walking around Wimbledon saying "Lisa, Lisa, number one, you, me, cap, cap" in fake Spanish accents ... Gallofa looked behind her, and there were Lisa and Rennae, so close they were virtually touching us!!! Gallofa exclaimed aloud and walked in the other direction in embarrassment, whilst my friend and I not knowing what was worng with her, both looked around, "what?!?", then *we* saw them too, and I just *ran* away in embarrassment!!! rotfl!!
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Funniest thing anyone said to me is "Who the hell are you?"

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Funniest thing anyone said to me is "Who the hell are you?"
that was me wasnt it

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that was me wasnt it
Well I get it said to me so many times I lose track of them all.......

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Last year I asked Denise Capriati for a photo. She looked completely confused by what I was saying asking. So I ended up having to wave my camera under her nose and saying "photo?" quite loudly at her. Once she understood, and I'd taken the photo, I said "say well done to Jennifer for winning her match" which again she couldn't understand, so I ended up repeating it twice. And then just giving up and saying "thanks".

And then, not a player but a ref, we spotted Sandra De Jenkin. So I chased after her and asked if I could take a photo, and she was like "no, no, get the players" so I ended up whining "but you're my favourite umpire, remember Australian Open 2002 final" at which point I think she decided I was insane, and it was probably safer just to let me take the photo.

There were a bunch of kids at Wimbledon this year who clearly didn't have a clue who anyone was, and were randomly chasing anyone who even vaguely looked like a player for their autograph.... And ended up asking Vivi's coach/friend for theirs. I think they felt sorry for it, and so gave him Vivi's towel.

And again, there was some random woman chasing after Cara Black who just kept saying "Cara, Cara, Cara, Cara" right in her face. Dunno whatever the hell for.

And the best til last. Not actually said to a player, but it needs to be mentioned. I'm standing there watching Martina Navratilova practicing with Lisa Raymond. And this woman's standing next to me complaining that Martina doesn't transfer her weight correctly on her serve, "look look" she pointed out to her partner. And that this year she was playing with LUCY Raymond.

It took a lot to retrain myself from hitting her with my baguette.

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Like mother like daughter

Looks like jenny capster got mommies great intellect and quick witt when she was born

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Last year I asked Denise Capriati for a photo. She looked completely confused by what I was saying asking. So I ended up having to wave my camera under her nose and saying "photo?" quite loudly at her. Once she understood, and I'd taken the photo, I said "say well done to Jennifer for winning her match" which again she couldn't understand, so I ended up repeating it twice. And then just giving up and saying "thanks".

And then, not a player but a ref, we spotted Sandra De Jenkin. So I chased after her and asked if I could take a photo, and she was like "no, no, get the players" so I ended up whining "but you're my favourite umpire, remember Australian Open 2002 final" at which point I think she decided I was insane, and it was probably safer just to let me take the photo.

There were a bunch of kids at Wimbledon this year who clearly didn't have a clue who anyone was, and were randomly chasing anyone who even vaguely looked like a player for their autograph.... And ended up asking Vivi's coach/friend for theirs. I think they felt sorry for it, and so gave him Vivi's towel.

And again, there was some random woman chasing after Cara Black who just kept saying "Cara, Cara, Cara, Cara" right in her face. Dunno whatever the hell for.

And the best til last. Not actually said to a player, but it needs to be mentioned. I'm standing there watching Martina Navratilova practicing with Lisa Raymond. And this woman's standing next to me complaining that Martina doesn't transfer her weight correctly on her serve, "look look" she pointed out to her partner. And that this year she was playing with LUCY Raymond.

It took a lot to retrain myself from hitting her with my baguette.
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