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Born: 1971-12-06
Profession: Athlete
Nation: Dutch
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I may have exaggerated a bit when I said that 80 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs. What I meant to say was 75 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs.

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But Pete had the desire to play at the highest level for so many years. That is very difficult, mentally.

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But, then, Sampras won Wimbledon six times and that automatically puts him among the greatest.

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Contrasting styles is always the most fun to watch.

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Federer can be the best ever; he has the potential. The only question is whether he has the desire.

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For the first couple of years I played really bad tennis. It was so bad that they booed me off the court.

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Guys like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg were also very good grass court players.

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Hewitt is such a fighter on the court; he never gives up. They all have qualities to beat him.

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I always liked serve-and-volley players and big athletes.

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I don't think anybody was ever up 6-2 and would lose the tiebreaker.

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My father's coaching Misha and I just might help from time to time.

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Roddick has good presence on the court and has so much adrenalin.

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Safin, in his way, is very talented. It is a joy to watch them play; it is tennis of a very high quality.

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But in 2000, the injuries really started to kick in and my elbow gave a lot of problems. At the end of the year I had to take 20 months off before I could come back into the game.

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But the problem with coaching is that it is a full-time job. By that I mean for at least 40 weeks in a year you have to be with the player, either travelling or training. Right now I don't want to do that.

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But, then again, I had to stop because there was too much pain or too much trouble. After I retired I still had one more elbow surgery just to be able to do normal things.

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I was serving good but was returning especially well, which was a weakness in my game. So not only was I serving well, but I was also breaking these other guys, and they felt the pressure.

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Maybe, one other match better; but if you look at the tournament as a whole, I played very high quality tennis for seven matches and raised my game when I needed to.

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Now that I have retired, and even though I wanted to play more, I can always look back and say that at least I won Wimbledon; also, winning the tournament in Rotterdam in 1995.

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Roddick can challenge him as well if he serves big consistently for the entire match. If he does that, then he is tough to break even for a guy like Federer.

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There are a lot of good memories, and because I was injured, during the rehab, I met my wife. The tennis was very good but the injuries were good for something too.

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