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fantic
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:05 PM
You'll be surprised :P

hint; Russian

The80sMoviesFan
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Smirnoff?

fantic
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:18 PM
one more hint; he's not famous AS a tennis teacher :lol: that was one of his jobs

Apoleb
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Sasha?

The80sMoviesFan
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:38 PM
More clues needed....

The80sMoviesFan
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:42 PM
Sergei?

Nicolas
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:42 PM
Good ol' Boris

The80sMoviesFan
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:42 PM
Good ol' Boris

Nah....even I know he's German

Nicolas
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:44 PM
Nah....even I know he's German

I meant Yeltsin, not that plastic surgery whore Becker :p

http://sport.ripley.za.net/wp-content/plugins/rss-poster/cache/eab07_111031030908-yeltsin-tennis-russia-horizontal-gallery.jpg
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-11/29/xin_4412010716415133119718.jpg

cowsonice
Jan 8th, 2012, 07:49 PM
Safina?

fantic
Jan 8th, 2012, 08:51 PM
one more hint; he's mentioned in Encyclopaedia Britannica; THAT famous :lol:

fantic
Jan 8th, 2012, 10:23 PM
last hints, I'll tell tomorrow morning Pacific Time :lol:

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 :hysteric:

Szavay #1
Jan 9th, 2012, 12:40 AM
tolstoy? :o

Kuilli
Jan 9th, 2012, 01:13 AM
Nabokov

moby
Jan 9th, 2012, 01:51 AM
NabokovThat'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. :sobbing:
"At match point, her second serve ... would strike vibrantly the harp-cord of the net - and ricochet out of court."

Sean.
Jan 9th, 2012, 02:04 AM
Definitely Nabokov (http://schooltask.ru/nabokov-i-tradicii-russkoj-klassicheskoj-literatury/).

As well as Lolita playing tennis, he wrote a poem (http://www.vvnabokov.ru/101.html) specifically about it too.

cowsonice
Jan 9th, 2012, 04:00 AM
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. :sobbing:
"At match point, her second serve ... would strike vibrantly the harp-cord of the net - and ricochet out of court."

:happy: My new quote :worship:

The80sMoviesFan
Jan 9th, 2012, 10:46 AM
one more hint; he's mentioned in Encyclopaedia Britannica; THAT famous :lol:

Just as well I'm a Mi Hyun Kim fan....or I'd never forgiven you for such a rubbish quiz ;)

fantic
Jan 9th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Nabokov

:kiss: a good rep coming your way!

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. :sobbing:
"At match point, her second serve ... would strike vibrantly the harp-cord of the net - and ricochet out of court."

Kournikova :lol:

Just as well I'm a Mi Hyun Kim fan....or I'd never forgiven you for such a rubbish quiz ;)

sorry, Mi Hyun Kim? dunno her :sobbing: