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Ilie Nastase

Ilie Nasty Năstase (born July 19, 1946) is a Romanian former World No. 1 professional tennis player, one of the world's top players of the 1970s.

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If you have confidence you have patience. Confidence, that is everything. ~Ilie Nastase
“If you have confidence you have patience.” . - Ilie Nastase
I think so. Like Ilie Nastase writing on tennis etiquette .
Donald Trump has broken Ilie Nastase's record for unforced errors.
Professional Tennis died when the likes of Jimmy Conyers, Ilie Nastase, and John McEnroe retired. They gave the game character.
"Ilie Nastase smokes. Chris Evert cleans her own skirt.” Sorry to be clickbaiting but this is GOOD!.
Vitas Gerulaitis wins this fun exchange vs. Ilie Nastase during the 1978 season.
Wonder if Ilie Nastase (pictured here) would have won a Laureus if it had been going in his day.
Sometimes his ruminations about the financial world remind me of Ilie Nastase complaining about modern tennis
Think 2016 will be the year I base my outfits solely on Tennis players of the 70's and 80's. Just got myself some Ilie Nastase's.
Love of 2015 - Ilie Nastase. He forced the authorities to bring in the code of conduct in tennis. Bloody brat!
Meet numbers 1 in the tennis history, Ilie Nastase, in 1973
. Isn't that Ilie Nastase, sometime bad boy of SW19 & erstwhile Mayor of Bucharest?
Happy Ilie Nastase, & rest of the 1978 WTT champion Los Angeles Strings!
I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife. ~~…
Is my favourite .Remind me about Ilie Nastase (Romanian player ) . Clever , funny ,a lot of talent and handsome
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Thanks for your add! These pictures from my italian page "Il Museo del Tennis": my brother in law took these two in Porto Cervo - Sardinia - 1978. That was a special event: Vitas, John McEnroe, Ilie Nastase and Peter Fleming!!
If you want to say Nadal > Borg, that's a legitimate argument. However, let's not make Bjorn out to be Ilie Nastase.
Ilie Nastase is a right character isn't he!
now the man is dressed up as an Ilie Nastase want a be, in a bud light commercial. What a fall from grace :-)
My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything. (running for mayor of Bucharest, Romania) ~Ilie Nastase
Official tennis profile for Ilie Nastase. View news & features, match and rankings history, stats and bio, video, photos, links and more.
The Clare Balding Show is on BT Sport 2 right now! Ilie Nastase, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and David James.
I refuse to go to the "Champions Tour" event (old tennis guys) until they get Ilie Nastase involved.
Thought this was interesting - The Romanians Romanian-Inventions-680x340 Nicolae Constantin Paulescu was a Romanian physiologist, professor of medicine, and politician, the discoverer of pancreine (later called insulin). The jet engine used by modern airplanes was invented by Romanian inventor and aerodynamics pioneer Henry Coanda. George Emil Palade (1912–2008) – cell biologist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1974) The prize was granted for his innovations in electron microscopy and cell fractionation which together laid the foundations of modern molecular cell biology., Victor Babeș was a Romanian physician, biologist, and one of the earliest bacteriologists. He made early and significant contributions to the study of rabies, leprosy, diphtheria, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases. The monoplane (1903) and the steam generator with internal combustion were designed, built and tested by Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer Traian Vuia. The steam generator with inte . ...
Ilie Nastase, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and David James are all with Clare on BT Sport 1 right now!
nice Interviews with Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Ilie Nastase and David James on last night. Love Haglers war footage.
Ilie Nastase gets saucy with Clare Balding at 15:30 on BT Sport
The Show on 1 at 9pm with guests Ilie Nastase and
Ilie Nastase lets one out of the bag as he reveals the lengths he'd go to in putting his opponent off.
Waiting to watch the recording of this weeks The Claire Balding Show. Features Ilie Nastase, David James and Marvin Hagler
Ilie Nastase, Marvin Hagler and David James join on this Saturday, catch them on 1 at 9pm
These are the cookies for Ilie Nastase. What do you think
Every week we give the guests on a little goody bag to say thank you. Marvin Hagler, Ilie Nastase & this week..
Tennis legend Ilie Nastase will be joining Clare this Saturday. Post us the question you've always wanted to ask him and watch him answer - 21:00 Saturday - BT Sport 1.
Ilie Nastase is a new Hublot watchmaker now!
January 2, 1979 ... * John Warner is sworn in for a one-day term as Virginia's new junior U.S. senator ... as his wife actress Elizabeth Taylor holds the Bible. That's right ... a one-day term. Warner was sworn in a day early so he has a seniority edge on all the other senators when they ... and Warner ... are sworn in for their full terms tomorrow... * Also sworn in today ... Washington D.C.'s new Mayor Marion Barry. In remarks, Barry says in part, "There are parts of our society that no government should try to supplant and areas of privacy which government must not invade"... * In sports ... officials of Richmond's United Virginia Bank Tennis Classic announce John McEnroe and Guillermo Vilas have signed on to play ... joining already announced entrants including Bjorn Borg, Ilie Nastase and Arthur Ashe... * At the movies ... we're inaugurating the last year of the 70's with Lily Tomlin and John Travolta in "Moment By Moment" at Ridge and Cloverleaf ... Ann-Margret in the terrifying love story "Magic" a ...
So turns out Ilie Nastase is a huge fan of
are you familiar with Ilie Nastase? Unfortunately no YouTube at his time
Yes, told me, sorry. But it's like being a tennis critic named Ilie Nastase...
I saw out on the tennis courts over at Pen Park this morning. He reminded me of a young Ilie Nastase.
“If U have confidence U have patience.Confidence, that is everything” Ilie Nastase
With Albert of Monaco and Ilie Nastase at the opening of the Honorary Romanian Consulate in Monte Carlo
Champions paid tribute to generations past and present as an unprecedented gathering of No. 1s took place at the ATP Heritage programme's No. 1 Celebration on Friday night. The event, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Emirates ATP Rankings. Ilie Nastase, who became the first ATP World No. 1 on 23 August 1973, was present to be honoured on the night, along with successors John Newcombe, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Marcelo Rios, Carlos Moya, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerten, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The four decades' worth of No. 1s shared a stage - and some fond memories as well. View Photo Gallery Reflecting on what it means to hold the No. 1 ranking, Djokovic said, "It's definitely an ultimate goal for every athlete, not just tennis players. "Growing up, in early childhood, you are inspir ...
more than player...the Ilie Nastase, Jimmy Connors and McEnroe era
Ilie Nastase, Lleyton Hewitt, Stan Smith, Pat Rafter, Yevgeny Kafelnikov and now Andy Murray. He's also now 1 ahead of Roscoe Tanner, Yannick Noah, Michael Chang, Goran Ivanisevic (also the only winner whose name goes Consonant, Vowel, Consonant all the way through) and Vitas Gerulaitis. Some impressive names...
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Ken Rosewall, Ilie Nastase, Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Rafter, Andy Roddick, and Rafael Nadal all lost their first 2 finals at
Nike The Tale Proceeds With Nike Air Pressure oneNike was founded by coach Bill Bowerman and observe athlete Philip Knight from the College of Oregon in January 1964. To begin with Nike was referred to as Blue Ribbon Sports. In Greek mythology Nike suggests Goddess of Victory. When Nike began its functions, it acted like a distributor for Onitsuka Tiger (Japanese Shoe Maker). Nike (Blue Ribbon Sports) opened its to start with retail retail store in 1966 which was located in Santa Monica, California. Afterwards in 1971, Philip Knight recognized the necessity of design and style strategies and for this he approached Davidson who produced the logo and that is globally known as Swoosh. This was first used in the trainers with the US Track & Field Olympic Trials (Oregon ?Eugene). Nike was initially introduced as being a football shoe in 1971. Afterwards in 1978 Nike Inc. emerged and was endorsed by the professional athlete Ilie Nastase. In 1980, Nike Inc went public after it had established nearly 50% on the m ...
June 15, 2008: Rafael Nadal wins his first career grass court title defeating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the final of the Artois Championships at Queens’ Club in London. Nadal becomes the first Spaniard to capture a grass-court title since Andres Gimeno wins the title in Eastbourne, England in 1972. Nadal also becomes the first player to win the French Open on clay and turn around a week later and win the title at Queen’s Club since Ilie Nastase of Romania captures both titles in 1973. Says Nadal, “This week was amazing for me.”
Nadal now with 56 ATP singles titles, one shy of tying Ilie Nastase for 9th place all-time, according to BUD COLLINS HISTORY OF TENNIS
"You CANNOT be serious!" Where was she when John McEnroe and Ilie Nastase were savaging tennis umps? DEFINITELY could have handled Serena Williams tantrum two years ago! Lois Ann Goodman, US Open Referee, 'Calm' After Husband's Coffee Cup Murder The Huffington Post | By Andy Campbell Posted: 08/22/2012 10:13 am Updated: 08/22/2012 10:16 am Lois Annie Emmerson Goodman (left) allegedly bludgeoned her husband Alan (right) to death with a coffee mug in April. It took police several months to connect a 70-year-old US Open ref to her husband's murder in Los Angeles. Neighbors and police told the New York Post that Lois Ann Goodman was so calm on April 17, immediately after 80-year-old husband Alan died a bloody death. So much so that she didn't immediately look suspicious. Goodman initially reported that she'd found her husband dead in their Los Angeles home after she umped a tennis match. She figured he'd had a heart attack and had fallen down the stairs. "There was a lot of blood inside the apartment, and th ...
Bank cards and Wimbledon this week make me think of Ilie Nastase's quip about his stolen card.
Ilie Nastase twiddling his bow tie in front of Bobby Charlton. Imagination runs wild.
Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton, Ilie Nastase and Jack Nicklaus in the Royal box at Wimbledon
Stan Smith vs. Ilie Nastase. The 1972 Wimbledon Final. HD. From 4-5 in the fifth set until the end of the match.
What about Ilie Nastase and Howard Marks team up as Mr Nasty and Mr Nice
Enters Top 10 of all Time Most Career men’s singles titles title ties him with Ilie Nastase. Jimmy Connors leads
Bjorn Borg & Ilie Nastase, who won a few matches here, in stands. So, too, good pals Ivan Ljubicic & Thomas Johansson
adidas Women's Nastase Millennium Tennis Shoe, White/Arctic Blue, 10 M (Apparel): Named for Ilie Nastase, one of...
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