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Secret guilty pleasures - players you like to watch but are ashamed to admit!

OK, it's time to come clean.

Name your secret guilty pleasures... the players you actually enjoy watching but, for whatever reason, you won't admit that fact to yourself (or others)....

For me, the No.1 guilty pleasure is Ivo Karlovic. I like watching him play against the top players because of the possibility of an upset. OK, the match would probably have no real rhythm due to the aces and unreturnables, but I also enjoy watching the top player attempt to solve the conumdrum that is the serve, and to attempt to hold on as best they can.

There you go... my admission.

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I like watching Stepanek because he's hot.
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Lalo. Honest to God, he looks so much like a woman, I have to remind myself I'm watching a MEN'S match. And I'm constantly amused that such a....delicate guy can serve like he can.
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Ivo Karlovic. Radek Stepanek.

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Karlovic and Stepanek to me too! Karlovic is probably one of the top 5 guys I like to watch playing tennis!

Llodra and Mahut are 2 other mediocre players I would rather watch than Blake or Davydenko.
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Karlovic for me as well. And he is such a sweet gentle giant when I have seen him with fans.
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Lalo. Honest to God, he looks so much like a woman, I have to remind myself I'm watching a MEN'S match. And I'm constantly amused that such a....delicate guy can serve like he can.
If that's what the women look like where you live, I'm concerned. I'm thinking it must either be the Bronx or a cattle ranch in Montana.


For me, it's definitely Dr. Ivo
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If that's what the women look like where you live, I'm concerned. I'm thinking it must either be the Bronx or a cattle ranch in Montana.


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Dancevic, I like Ivo and Radek too.
Florian Mayer it's another one, but I don't like him that much
Mahut, excellent.

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That's just an ugly picture. I don't think he looked like a woman in it. I've never thought he looks like a woman. Not masculine doesn't necessarily = woman. But that's just me. He's a very pretty man. I love watching him play, when he's 'on' anyway, and I never guilty about that.

I don't know that I have a guilty pleasure player (that sounds kinda dirty). Every player I like I have no problem admitting. I mean...obviously. I defend Feli and Tommy Robredo here for God's sake.

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That's just an ugly picture. I don't think he looked like a woman in it. I've never thought he looks like a woman. Not masculine doesn't necessarily = woman. But that's just me. He's a very pretty man. I love watching him play, when he's 'on' anyway, and I never guilty about that.

I don't know that I have a guilty pleasure player (that sounds kinda dirty). Every player I like I have no problem admitting. I mean...obviously. I defend Feli and Tommy Robredo here for God's sake.
You are more than entitled to your opinion, of course. But to me, he's very VERY feminine. Pretty is a good word to describe him.
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