Re: Who is your favorite player based on rankings?
11-20: Simon, last year it would have been Monfils or Gulbis, but I have started to prefer Simon's real intelligence over Gulbis' pseudo-intelligence and Monfils' complete lack of it.
21-30: Fognini, despite him getting severely less likable after last year's shenanigans.
41-50: Thiem/Estrella Burgos
71-80: Stepanek/Berlocq, hopefully Radek comes back soon and gets to play Charly, that would be a hilarious match-up.
For the real purists:
101-110: Vanni, I'll be honest and say I had never seen him play before his Sao Paulo run, but he is ridiculously likable.
131-140: Kokkinakis, with Gojowcyzk close behind. Also have a soft spot for lefty choke artist deluxe Bemelmans.
161-170: I awkwardly have to go with Starace.
181-190: Jarry/Ymer/Basilashvili/Russell, stacked section. The former two will make it, while I'm afraid Basilashvili will never completely fulfill his potential. Iron Mike has already achieved legendary status, of course.
191-200: Viola, such a beautiful player. Although he will never reach the top 100, I'm afraid.
Now it's getting really obscure:
211-220: Daniel, such a nice boy he was too nice for the Very Nice Boy Squad.
221-230: Lama, the new Gonzo.
231-240: Veic, hopeless guy unfortunately.
241-250: Ramirez Hidalgo, telling his doubles partner at a Challenger ''Que pasa man? We have match tomorrow'' when he wanted to go out at night. Legend. Also Cachin, future Argentinian #1. Hits the ball ridiculously clean.
I will leave the rest to Somby.
I am the Nelson Mandela of MTF
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic pander to plutocrats and charge huge appearance fees. The "trickle down effect" means that tournaments like the Heineken Open now have to pay appearance money for racketeers that many of us have never heard of. It's close to extortion.
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
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Last edited by Chris Kuerten; 02-24-2015 at 08:07 PM.