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  1. zora
    zora November 3, 2012 at 7:48 am |

    The guy has a quirk, on top of everything: he towels off not by wiping sweat away from his face, but by pushing his hair TOWARDS his face. Almost as if he’s doing a comb-over, trying to conceal receding hairline.

    Always the same sequence of movements: he reaches to his nape with a towel-wrapped hand and pushes his sweaty hair forwards, plastering it neatly to his temple in wet horizontal strands, then repeats that on the other side of his head.

    A final flourish: with the last upward swipe of the towel he wipes his forehead, thus lifting his matted bangs up.

    The procedure creates and recreates each time a bizzare and old-fashioned hairdo, making him look like a Pushkin sans curls & sideburns or a wet King George IV.

    The only thing missing is a high and stiff military-style collar, tight white breeches, knee-high boots and a sabre. And a couple of duelling pistols in an ornate case. The guy has 19th century about him.

    1. Marie Tremblay
      Marie Tremblay November 4, 2012 at 8:12 am |

      Hahaha Touché! Excellent description.

  2. jesna
    jesna November 3, 2012 at 10:15 am |

    Finally settled down to read your piece properly. Great writing – technical details but the feel of a person too. Very enjoyable, like orange earl grey :).

    About his decision not to give up- I loved his body language yesterday in the Tipsarvic match – he was really tired, slumped shoulders ad head down after an UFE and then he was blasting that forehand again. We’ll see how long he keep it up.

    It’s Jerzymania here after yesterday- even politicians have to have a word about him on the national radio 🙂 It’s all fine if it stays positive, but I wonder for how many of them he’ll be a man they’ll soon forget.

  3. Nathii
    Nathii November 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm |

    Jerzy says these are VERY VERY OLD socks; they have been with him through junior times too!

  4. Willemien
    Willemien November 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm |

    You made me an instant fan! Loved this article.

  5. flo
    flo November 10, 2012 at 10:56 am |

    Thought I couldn’t be entertained by the patent holder for #screwyoujacket. I was wrong.

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