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  1. Isa
    Isa May 5, 2013 at 10:11 am |

    “Reached out to her through twitter” Less hyperbole and some perspective please. Wawrinka sent a tweet of support as did many others. This was nice but it is not the act of a budding Albert Schweitzer or Mother Theresa incarnate. Maybe time for a break from social media and equate yourself with what is significant.

  2. Henk
    Henk May 5, 2013 at 10:57 am |

    Greatest Swiss tennis player to ever post a tweet.

  3. white abed
    white abed May 5, 2013 at 11:42 am |

    Five finger discount doesn’t count right? He is technically a feature player in the story but I can also understand it’s not his story to tell. I don’t want to just assume that he included that tidbit to move paper even if that’s probable. It’d be like Agassi’s excerpt on his lying about the positive drug test (which incidentally I found a tad self-serving with the note about Gil in the hospital and not wanting to disappoint Gil’s daughter though it could be factually true). Did not find the content “hyperbolic” relative to blogs and present day norms; it’s positively understated compared to some other things: Bleacher Report (CNN approved).

  4. AmyLu
    AmyLu May 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm |

    I realize I am in the minority of many tennis fans; I appreciate Stan’s intention, but the tweet made me uncomfortable. If I was Chris Evert, I would rather that someone tell me something like that privately, as opposed to tweeting it. I suppose it’s because I feel like that tweet can lend more publicity to Connors and his revelation? I’m not sure what it is exactly, but that’s one where I felt like the sentiment would be better expressed through other channels, however much I appreciate the sentiment.

    (As an aside the cynic in me also thinks it’s possible that Stan’s agent tweeted, or suggested, the tweet, in which case Chris is probably okay with it).

  5. toot
    toot May 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm |

    Stan’s a saint now? Who knew? Didn’t he leave his wife and infant son a couple of years ago because he wanted to concentrate on his tennis? Not a particularly gentlemanly thing to do.

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