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Bruin Profile - Derrick Nguyen
By: UCLA Athletics

May 21, 2002

Derrick Nguyen

Sport: Men's Tennis

Year: Senior

Hometown: Darnestown, MD

Last School: Northwestern University

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Who are the best players you've played against?
Pete Sampras, James Blake

Who would you like to face one-on-one?
Marat Safin

How old were you when you first started playing tennis?

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Playing Stanford

Where was the toughest place you've played?

Who inspired you to play tennis?
My father

If you could give advice to a young tennis player, what would it be?
Work hard and keep your head straight

If you could be a professional athlete in any other sport other than your own, what sport would it be and why?
Basketball because of the money and the notoriety

What was your favorite sport other than tennis?

Who is your favorite former UCLA athlete?
Baron Davis

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Lift weights

What is the TV show you can't miss?

If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be and why?
The husband on The King Of Queens because his wife is so hot

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
Baby Boy

What celebrity do you admire most?
Brad Pitt

What is the last CD you bought?
Bad Boy - We Invented the Remix

What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
Alanis Morissette

What is the most embarrassing movie you've ever paid to see?
Dude, Where's My Car?

What is your favorite place on campus?
My room in Saxon

What class at UCLA have you liked best?
Social Welfare 103

What is your favorite book?
Dennis Rodman's Bad As I Wanna Be

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be and why?
Michael Jordan because he is successful as an athlete and businessman

If you could have superpowers, what would they be?
Super human strength

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
1. Money, 2. Fame, 3. Health for my family

What is something about yourself that few people know?
I have six tattoos

If you could travel in time, where would you go?
Back to the early 80's to invest in the stock market

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Pete Sampras

If you could have one last meal, what would it be?

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Jamocha Almond Fudge

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
Jean shorts

What is your worst fear?
Losing the use of my arms and legs

What is your worst habit?

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite childhood memory?
My fifth birthday party

What phrase or word do you use way too much?
You know what I mean? What chu doing?

What is your nickname?

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