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April 16, 2001
Last week Croatian-born naval architect Dubravko Rajcevic, 46, was convicted in a Miami-Dade County court of stalking Martina Hingis. Below, Rajcevic reads (in italic) and explains (in roman) a fax he sent to Hingis after she lost in the finals of the Indian Wells tournament in 2000. The questions are from Rajcevic's lawyer, Frank Abrams.
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April 16, 2001

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Last week Croatian-born naval architect Dubravko Rajcevic, 46, was convicted in a Miami-Dade County court of stalking Martina Hingis. Below, Rajcevic reads (in italic) and explains (in roman) a fax he sent to Hingis after she lost in the finals of the Indian Wells tournament in 2000. The questions are from Rajcevic's lawyer, Frank Abrams.

Rajcevic: Dear Martina, spring is part of the year, for me the best one. Flowers, grass, trees, sunshine, hearts with deep love. Everything is in the new mood, mood of growing, growing and growing. That is meant to be literally, Shakespeare. Talking about flourish season above with symbolism of life awakening. Last Saturday was just in past, part of when only 10 minutes was missed for full Indiana Wells brightness of sunny sky. That means, only 10 minutes has missed for full.

Abrams: Mr. Rajcevic, that's not Shakespeare, that's Rajcevic.

Rajcevic: Rajcevic [is] Shakespeare in 21st century! Because Shakespeare didn't have tennis.... But way was almost perfect... head on my love. That means, head on, head on my love. That is not threaten. If somebody said to me in this room, that is threaten, I am going straightaway in the jail back. And you put how many years I need to be in jail, if somebody explain to me that "head on my love" is threaten word?

Abrams: Mr. Rajcevic, Mr. Rajcevic.

Rajcevic: Just one minute. Beautiful sky, music of waves, enjoyable temperature and freshness of air and final the most important words, me with you, will give to you additional inspiration for finding this 10 minutes for full triumph in Key Biscayne. I love you. Best regards, Dubravko.

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