Aseara iar am dat de CTP comentand faza cu Ilie Nastase la digi, ce-i mai place sa se agate la infinit. ei, dar mi-a deschis apetitul sa citesc mai mult despre Nastase, Si sunt impresionata. Intr-un interviu de-al lui am citit ca a fost primul jucator de tenis care a purtat Nike. Am gasit pe site-ul Nike:
"In 1973, Nike was revolutionizing the running world with its Nike Waffle Racer and Nike Boston shoes whilst the international tennis world was attempting to maintain its middle-of-the-road all-white dress code as the sport’s iconic Battle of the Sexes upended perceptions of the game and its players. In short: An athletic coup was brewing and the two seemingly disparate entities (the famously audacious brand and the four-century-old pastime) were on a direct collision course.
The decisive encounter took place in the appropriately unlikely location of Seattle, Washington, which from 1972 to 1973 hosted the Rainier International Tennis Classic, part of the now defunct Grand Prix tennis circuit. Here, Nike envoys encountered a young Romanian player known for his cheeky antics, unconventional, style and winning – the same captivating mix the brand celebrated in its star runner Steve Prefontaine. Soon after the tournament, Nike signed the athlete, who wore the brand’s tennis shoes as he claimed the sport’s top ranking. This ruffled traditionalists’ feathers and hinted at the NikeCourt DNA that would take firm root five years later when the brand partnered with an even more rebellious player. "
Pacat ca nu i-au scris numele, cum au facut cu urmatorii jucatori.
Si multe multe altele, printre care finale consecutive la turneul campionilor, 4 castigate., peste 100 de titluri la simplu si la dublu, cu cateva GS-uri, primul ATP no1.
No player in history has been more gifted or mystifying than the 'Bucharest Buffoon', Ilie Nastase, noted both for his sorcery with the racket and his bizarre, even objectionable behavior. He was an entertainer second to none, amusing spectators with his antics and mimicry, also infuriating them with gaucheries and walkouts. Despite a fragile nervous system and erratic temperament, Nastase - a slender 6-footer, quick, leggy and athletic - could do everything, and when his concentration held together he was an artist creating with great originality and panache.
Nastase was good-natured, likeable and friendly off-court. He had a sense of humor in his on-court shenanigans, but frequently did not know when to stop and lost control of himself. "I am a little crazy," he said, "but I try to be a good boy." His comrade, Tiriac, amicably put it this way: "His brain is like a bird in a cage." He was expert at putting the ball just beyond an opponent's reach, and applying discomforting spin. He lobbed and retrieved splendidly, in his prime possibly the fastest player of all, and he could play either baseline or serve-and-volley. In 1976 he was the first European to exceed $1 million in career prize money, and had a career total of $2,076,761.
9 ani a jucat cupa Davis, cu 3 finale, pierdute cu americanii.
In concluzie, sunt fan, gata. Indiferent ce