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Times you've been mistook for a player or celebrity at a tournament!

Kids always are asking for my autograph at RG. I have the build for tennis and damn, i sure dress nice, so no strange wonder. I said hi to jankko one time and he thought i was a player. So yeah, it happens to me sometimes. How about you?
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Kids always are asking for my autograph at RG. I have the build for tennis and damn, i sure dress nice, so no strange wonder. I said hi to jankko one time and he thought i was a player. So yeah, it happens to me sometimes. How about you?
any player in particular you get mistaken for?

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This has happened to you alot?!

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Never but I'm sure that if I brought a tennis raquet to USO I would be asked for a number of autographs. I love little kids who run after the players asking "are you famous"?
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any player in particular you get mistaken for?
Not really, I guess i just have a player-like presence about me.
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Never but I'm sure that if I brought a tennis raquet to USO I would be asked for a number of autographs. I love little kids who run after the players asking "are you famous"?

Yeah, it's like that. I have an autograph book of photos, pretty original. So the kids see me and believe i am a player or something. They'd ask just about anyone. I have been mistaken for a French actor though.
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No, no-one's ever mistaken me for someone famous, but I do often have random strangers coming up to me and saying hello and telling they recognise me from other tournaments, or the tournament the year before, or whatever.

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I have had people look at me as if I was part of the entourage
Camille Pin though I was her Boyfriend (who is Arnaud Clément) - I mean in my dreams.

If you are over 30 and male and you say hello to a player or her father or something and are dressed sharply, they usually think you (in this case I) are associated with the wta or are a photographer or something of that nature.
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