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I have been surfing through some old mailbags. Okay, I admit it's not fair to pick out just the worst comments and predictions, but some of these are really 'memorable':

<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/1998/wimbledon/mailbag/0622" target="_blank">http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/1998/wimbledon/mailbag/0622</a> (june 1998)

About Jennifer: 'One wishes she would chuck the rackets and get on with her life'.

Thankfully, she did ... NOT. BTW, there are many more bad comments on Jennifer from that time. It seems that she was his biggest hope and he was offended that she didn't live up to his expectations. Another good example form March 1999: <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/features/1999/mailbag/0330" target="_blank">http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/features/1999/mailbag/0330</a>

'...It's delusions of grandeur. I'm sure Capriati has convinced herself: "Hey, I used to beat up Lindsay Davenport when I was 13, I was the precursor to the Williams sisters, I was ranked No. 6 in the world at one point ... all I have to do is find the magic again." '

Well, obviously his philosophy is to just give up and not to live for your goals.

And here's something about Monique Viele:

<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/features/1999/mailbag/0406" target="_blank">http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/features/1999/mailbag/0406</a> (April 1999)

He is impressed by her. And he is convinced that 'you'll hear plenty more from her'. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Is he talking about her 'career' as a singer ?

But this is my favourite:

<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/features/1999/mailbag/0511" target="_blank">http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/features/1999/mailbag/0511</a>

The question about mothers in tennis. First he makes the person who asked the question looking ridiculous, and then he says it's completely impossible for a mother to enter the top 100, as if they are a different person after a birth. At least now he is the one looking ridiculous:<br />Rossana de los Rios <br />Ranked no. 55<br />Has beaten Amanda and Monica. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

There are also some comments where he doesn't recognise the greatness of Dominique, but maybe I am also a bit biased there. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 
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