1. Lleyton Hewitt: Lleyton was the player who got me interested in tennis. I still love his style of play- he's intense, fiercely competitive and there's always a kind of whip to his strokes that are just awesome to watch. He's got such mental strength and courage and there's just so much passion in him. He never has a boring match.
2. Juan Carlos Ferrero: Juanqui is just so nice. He's humble, sweet, loving, understated and such a fighter. He runs his socks off, he's kind to everyone around him and he has a real kind of quiet dignity. I remember when he lost to roddick at the US open finals and his eyes were moist and so sad but he was so dignified in defeat. Thats something I really admired about Juanqui; he's got such a good heart. And of course his cross court strokes are wonderful!
3. Guillermo Coria: Guillermo is just perfect. I mean he's not perfect, he has his flaws, but his flaws are so part of him that they do seem perfect to me. He's sucha lovely person, so open, honest and simple. He's not all interested in glitz or the fame game. He's so incredibly sweet to his family, his wife, his fans. I love his persistance on court and how he goes for every ball. I love that he plays on surfaces he's bad in and how he never ever stops trying. On court, he's stubborn and intense and acts stupid but you know...that's whats endearing to me about Guille. He just doesn't give up. And of course, his strokes are so inventive and he's so quick, he amazes me all the time! And not to mention that wicked drop shot and trickiness to his game.
That was long but in tennis- you win some, you lose some. And so personality comes into a big factor of the game...and after a while I still admire their tennis skills but a part of them kinda grows on me too because they're really nice people. Personality is what makes me a fan of these 3 players; i can admire other players but my heart, my passion and soul goes to these 3.