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Who are your favorite players and why?

I think this an appropriate question because I know nothing about any of you.

Well, I like Guga because he has a really relaxed way of playing. Also, he reminds me of myself, since I grew up in the south, went to the beach a lot. I'm just really carefree and into music too, and we both like Bob Marly alot. I also like Marcelo Rios and Andy Roddick because they are both just so hilarious on the court, along with being great players. I want to pay to see someone who will make me laugh.


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Hahahahahaha!!! I love him


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I have many man faves, but I'll just list a random few

Juan Carlos Ferrero - I like his game style. I know it bores some people, and many think that every baseliner plays the same, but I don't see it that way. I like how he moves so well, is so quick back and forth, etc etc. I like his cool demeanor on court, that doesn't give too much away (usually anyhow). I admire what he has had to overcome to be where he is now.

Fabrice Santoro - I just love watching him play. I don't know a lot about him personally, but he is such a clever, crafty little player that I can't help but smile at some of the shots he makes He has such ugly, yet effective techniques hehe.

Mark Philippoussis - Despite all the surgeries, all the injuries, he has done his best to remain positive. Perspective will do that to you, but he has made the most of some crappy luck. Not to mention that IMO he can potentially do anything - when he is on his game is incredible. His serve goes without saying, his backhand is beautiful, he moves well for a guy his size (and his knees), his return of serve is good, etc etc.

Tommy Haas- purely based on his game. I was indifferent to him untill I saw him in Toronto this year live (i saw him in montreal last year too, but not a full set even), and he can do it all. While making it look easy.

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Pffff, maybe? I'm sure you WILL! (you forgot Nalbandian, how dare you? )
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i like the Fed because he has an all around game... very crafty, and makes it look so easy...and when he's in the zone he can blow any one away...if only he'd straighten out his mental act he'd win more matches...


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i like the Fed because he has an all around game... very crafty, and makes it look so easy...and when he's in the zone he can blow any one away...if only he'd straighten out his mental act he'd win more matches...
you took the words right out of my mouth Mrs.B!Plus it doesnt hurt that he looks good whilst doing so.........

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Juan Carlos Ferrero - like his aggressive game, that beautiful forehand, his on-court demeanor, doesn't give up easily, never loses his cool (well, not never, but you know what I mean). Also, like him because he's just so normal, never act like he's a big star or something, and all the spanish players like him so he must be a nice guy. And that when he's young, he rejected all those big name offers (from Bolleteri and Barcelona) and still get to where he is right now, makes me think that he has strong belief in himself and his coach. Ya, and the adversity at young age that he overcame, does make me admire him even more.

Pat Rafter ¡V his beautiful serve and volley game, his integrity and generosity.
Safin ¡V his great talent. His game is really wonderful when it's on.
Moya ¡V powerful forehand, I think it¡¦s the best in the tour.
Grosjean ¡V his game is crafty, beautiful to watch.

I'm indifferent to Hewitt, but admire him for being so mentally strong, and his ability to block the negative vibes and concentrates on his game.
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Nacho - I didn't forget Nalbandian, I just didn't talk about him in the first round I also "forgot" Grosjean, and about 50 others

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Kafelnikov - My reasoning I like him is more for a personality factor. Judging by his interviews and the like, he says what he thinks and couldn't give a crap what anyone thought about it. He isn't concerned with what he is expected to say and act like. He is just totally honest when asked a question. Some people don't like that, and he could care less

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Andy Roddick - He's got great talent and wears his heart on his sleeve. And he really tries to get the crowd involved. No doubt his game needs improvement, but i"m sure it will, he's still young.

I like Rafter and Pete too, but since i"m rushing off to school, don't really have time to elaborate, lol

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I didn't start liking Nalbandian till I saw him lose to Grosjean in Rome (?) - he held two match points and somehow lost it. I like Grosjean too though, so I was cool with that Originally I was not to keen on him because he beat Ferrero in Estoril But after seeing him against Grosjean, I thought that he had a lot of potential if he just put it all together for the full match!
Of course him reaching the Wimbledon final, thus allowing me to rub it in the faces of certain ignorant tennis fans untill the end of time - certaintley made me like him more.


And of course Grosjean, because he is another crafty player. Clement is cool as well for that reason, and god bless the sunglasses and bandanna

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Hewitt - One of the few ATP players left who can play rallies. This makes his matches interesting - no watching serve after serve @ 210 KPH
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Goran: funny, humourous, crazy, do a lot of charity, handsome, gorgeous and at first i liked him because of sympathy, failing to win wimbledon despite being in three finals

Pete: the greatest of the greatest, always low-profied and not arrogant, just lets his racket do the talking, win against all odds

also like:

Alex C: very nice
Lapentti: so cute

also feel sympathy for Mark P, wastage of talent because of injuries, so damn gorgeous

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Hewitt - One of the few ATP players left who can play rallies. This makes his matches interesting - no watching serve after serve @ 210 KPH
One of few who can rally? Are you being sarcastic?

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