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Old Jul 12th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #826
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Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2

1992 ? I was too young to understand, look for and read Boris statements at that time, and moreover without internet.
From what I ve heard from him about her (let's say around mid 90's), I ve never heard something bad...til you
But I've read about the 92 Hopman Cup, and apparently it was obvious that she was really ill ? So Boris says really stupid things.

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Old Jul 12th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #827
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Lol why would she have veto this small story, he was stupid at the H4H but she couldn't avoid that

Boris says a lot of stupid things but I've never heard him saiying something negative about Steffi, on the contrary
He called her boring because she never caused any schandals
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Old Jul 12th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #828
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He called her boring because she never caused any schandals
ok I see, I love him even more now.
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ok I see, I love him even more now.
I am his biggest basher
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I am his biggest basher
Lol i didn't know you disliked him

I don't care about Boris actually, he makes me laugh most of the time because he still gives his opinion even if it's a very stupid one, but he likes so much to give it
And the 2 statements ^^ about Steffi are so, how to say it, absurd, that I can't feel angry, but sorry for him.
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Old Jul 12th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #831
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He could be entertaining, but other than that he always annoyed me. Probably also because the German media always used him as measure how unsocial Steffi was. Of course in 1999/2000 the media turned around and Steffi became the darling!
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He called her boring because she never caused any schandals
Maybe he just wanted to be ironic. I don't want to think he said it in a negative way.
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He could be entertaining, but other than that he always annoyed me. Probably also because the German media always used him as measure how unsocial Steffi was. Of course in 1999/2000 the media turned around and Steffi became the darling!
Thank God I only have german TV since '97. But I remeber they had the Becker's family as the role model family and they were so shocked when they split.

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New Rexona video posted on youtube, has a few different scenes towards the end than the ones posted before.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkIyoIYIxl0
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I recall an interview with Boris in '89-90 thereabouts and he was asked about Steffi. And he said that she was a nice girl and he knew that she took special care when answering Qs about the two of them because she realised as did he that the press was trying to play one against the other.
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New Rexona video posted on youtube, has a few different scenes towards the end than the ones posted before.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkIyoIYIxl0
I shouldn't be surprised anymore by this since it's the same comment people make everytime Steffi appears in public but she really still does look extremely fit!!
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Old Jul 14th, 2010, 05:31 AM   #836
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Nice one -- well thought out, though the one aspect he seems to miss is a player's versatility on all surfaces to be considered the best-ever. One French Open win just doesn't cut it for SW.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...3/serena.goat/
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I recall an interview with Boris in '89-90 thereabouts and he was asked about Steffi. And he said that she was a nice girl and he knew that she took special care when answering Qs about the two of them because she realised as did he that the press was trying to play one against the other.
Steffi wasn't his direct rival. We all know what what would have happened if she had beaten him in a slamfinal
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which agency company SG&AA belong to?
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Old Jul 14th, 2010, 09:18 AM   #839
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which agency company SG&AA belong to?

According to this news, they are still with CAA.
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Nice one -- well thought out, though the one aspect he seems to miss is a player's versatility on all surfaces to be considered the best-ever. One French Open win just doesn't cut it for SW.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...3/serena.goat/
I read that article today as well and was about to post it but I see you've beaten me to it. I do like this article as it is quite fair and balanced. It acknowledges the strenght of the argument for Serena to be the GOAT - and even indicates that she may actually prove to be the GOAT later on if she continues on this path - but it also brings out solid arguments for the other great players of the past.

I do have to say that of all GOAT candidates, Margaret Court seems to keep getting the short end of the straw as most people seem to mention her only as an afterthought. Billie Jean King who was Court's contemporary gets mentioned a lot more times in this article about greatness than Court who actually had twice as many Slam titles as BJK and still holds the overall record.

Have to love the fact that the article talks about how Graf and Navratilova and other champions, if they played in the same era as Serena, would be able to develop and adapt their games to remain competitive and wouldn't necessarily lose out to Serena all the time.
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