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Who is your favorite NON top-50 player?

So, I am bored of constantly reading of the top four, and basically the reality that most people here are gloryhunters being reinforced in my head. I want to see if there are some real tennis fans here and not player fans. And in my eyes, fans of tennis like a player not just because of who that player is or their success but because of their play on the court, their attitude off the court, reasons that aren't strictly based on "whose the GOAT", "whose gonna win this/that major tournament" (threads made 3 months before the tournament actually begins) or whatever questions asked over and over in general messages.

So, based on the provisional current rankings seen below, which player NOT named David Nalbandian, Lleyton Hewitt, Tommy Haas and Fernando Gonzalez (all four are where they are ranked due to injuries and are big named, very popular players who have spent years at the top echelon of the game, and Gonzo is retiring in a week anyway) is your favorite NON-TOP 50 player? Basically, which player(s) do you prefer because you are simply fond of their tennis, regardless of their results? Which players will you ride and die with through all their ups and downs? And if you would, please give your reasons why. Answer up and don't disappoint me with stupid responses.

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Pretty simple Nalbandian, Gulbis, Dimitrov, Harrison and Mahut are most popular here.

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Dimitrov, Harrison, Popsickle, Chardy, Mahut, Paire.

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Nalbandian is top 50 now. Not surprised about Gulbis and Dimitrov, though. Because of their looks and the hype they got when they were so young.
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Re: Who is your favorite NON top-50 player?

I cant say Nalbandian because he is not really a player outside the top 50, might end this year in top 20 if he takes with him this tennis to indoor season.

Malisse is one favorite who constantly finds himself in an area just outside the top 50 mark, count in Mahut and Petzschner and you probably have my top 3.

Gotta love Golubev aswell, he always brings circus to town. Miss or hit, not one dull moment when he is swinging his raquet.

I also have a strange thing for mr anti-tennis Karlovic, I find myself often cheering for him in matches against neutral players.

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My answer is basically self-explanatory. But I'd say 95% of my favorite players are definitely not in the top 30. Which is why I prefer challengers like Dallas over Indian Wells.
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Ernests Gulbis all day every day. Pretty simple when he was the only one who came close to beating Rafa in 2010 on clay. Love you Ernesto!



Stronga,Monfils,DelPo,Nalbandian,Berdych,Gulbis,Ha as and Djokovic are the players I support the most.
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Montanes, O. Rochus, Becker, Berankis, Harrison in that order

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Blake
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Re: Who is your favorite NON top-50 player?

Blake is such a great guy... its too bad he's on his way out but he'll always be one of my favorites.

I always find myself rooting for Harrison cuz I'm american so he's one of my favorites.

Can't think of anymore off the top of my head.

Oh and of course I think its hysterical that Muster continues to try winning a match in Vienna ticket.

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