Ilie Năstase

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Ilie Nastase of Romania stands on court with a young member of his family during the trophy ceremony after the Final match of the BCR Open Romania at the BNR Arena on September 27, 2009 in Bucharest, Romania.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

The first No.1 in the ATP tour, tennis bad boy of the romantic age (his nickname was “Nasty”), Ilie Năstase did on a tennis court what you will never see Roger Federer do. Shout, curse, scream at the upmires, sit down on linesmen chairs, let kids play instead of him, and much more.

He won the Roland Garros and US Open, lost the Wimbledon and the Davis Cup final twice, was maybe not the best player in history (how can you compare anyway), but probably the most charismatic ever (that you can compare).

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