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QUIZ]the most famous tennis teacher?

You'll be surprised :P

hint; Russian
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Smirnoff?
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Re: QUIZ]the most famous tennis teacher?

one more hint; he's not famous AS a tennis teacher that was one of his jobs
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Sasha?
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More clues needed....
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Sergei?
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Good ol' Boris
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Nah....even I know he's German
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Nah....even I know he's German
I meant Yeltsin, not that plastic surgery whore Becker



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one more hint; he's mentioned in Encyclopaedia Britannica; THAT famous
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last hints, I'll tell tomorrow morning Pacific Time

He taught tennis to supplement his main income. In Berlin.

He became a US citizen.

And yes, he has something in common with Yeltsin, they're both dead
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Nabokov

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Nabokov
That's the first one that came to mind too.

Train of thought:
Russian, tennis, famous person --> Kournikova --> Description of Lolita playing tennis --> Nabokov.

His description of Lolita's serve sounds like the description of the serve of every Russian player.
"At match point, her second serve ... would strike vibrantly the harp-cord of the net - and ricochet out of court."

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met./All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet - One perfect rose.
I knew the language of the floweret;/'My fragile leaves,' it said, 'his heart enclose.'
Love long has taken for his amulet/One perfect rose.
Why is it no one ever sent me yet/One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get/One perfect rose.

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