Who first introduced the COME AWNNN!

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    Hewitt surely popularized it but which player first got it going? I saw a McEnroe-Borg Wimbldon classic match on TV and John actually yelled one - anyone have any idea who got it all started?
     
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    Interesting - Hewitt surely popularized it - just about all juniors and pros use the battle cry catch phrase - not sure if this entrepreneur can turn it into profits - Hewitt had an apparel line with his signature battle cry but it probably went belly up - Hewitt stopped wearing it years ago and has since worn Yonex and Athletic DNA -
     
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    Didn't Connors also yell c'mon while he was lifting his knee to celebrate?
     
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    Looked like he said more than that -
     
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    And ¡Vamos! is the 21st C. equivalent, even amongst some non-Spanish speakers. :) But I'm pretty sure no one can patent either.
     
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    I've just had a look at some of Connors's celebrations on YT and reading his lips, seems he mostly yelled "c'mmon", once he repeated it several times.

    I'd be interested to hear if you ever find out who was the first to start with that. I know when someone asked who was the first to towel after every point I read on the internet someone said Rusedski.
     
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    Good call! Rusedski did go to the towel an awful lot - very good call -
     

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