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Favourite Players Stylistically

I love the way these players play the game, whether winning or losing. In this case it's not how you win the point but how you get there!!

Roger Federer

Gaston Gaudio

Paradorn Srichapan

Fabrice Santoro

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Yes to all of them except the Srich. Add Nalbandian, Chucho, Pavel, Gasquet, Grosjean and Novak.

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i like yevgeny kafelnikov's style generally because all his shots are fluid and always seem to be a straight line and the way he executes them also is very sort of mechanical which is cool to see. i miss him!

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In what? Hardcourts ?
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Federer, because he just makes it looks so easy.

Santoro, because even though I'm mad at him right now, he can still hit shots that should be impossible.

Last but CERTAINLY not least, Guga, because he's the original rubber band man.

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first would be federer- he is ice cool and oily smooth on court....
and nadal although people will disagree with me............i just think his style suit his gme so well.

Nieminen- The lucky lefty of tennis.
Sampras- The hairy champion of tennis.
Ferrero- The mosquito of tennis.
Srichaphan- The Thai- ger of tennis.
Safin - The of tennis.
Bagdatis- The quotesman of tennis "my coach will watch, i will sleep with my girlfriend"
Kiefer- The naive guy, "yeh, me and seb are good friends"
Santoro- The double handed wizard of tennis.
Lopez- IS my hair right? IS my lipstick right?
Moya- The tatoo and muscles of tennis (although nadal kicks his ass in that department).
Tipsarevic- The tatoo of tennis, competing with moya.
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Federer, Blake, Santoro, Gasquet, Nadal, Kuerten.
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Blake , Roddick , Gasquet , Safin and Ancic

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I don't tend to like a particular style, but rather prefer to see brilliance within that style. I love McEnroe and Agassi... Navratilova and Seles.

others include Santoro, Federer, Nadal and Henman.

I suppose none of my favorites are extremely defensive counterpunchers... but even these are great to watch against a quality offensive player.

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Federer, Gaudio, Nadal, Coria and Nalbandian

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I love certain players playing styles for particular reasons

Federer(his balance and shot making ability)
Safin (such a fluid striker of the ball, reminscent of Kafelnikov, but less mechanical)
Ferrero(love his passing shots)
Nadal(you've got to admire his heart and his athleticism)
Gaudio(you've got to love that backhand of his so fluid, hes quite a shot maker himself)
Hewitt(love his grittiness and his never out of a point attitude)
Nalbandian( such a steady baseliner, love his two hander 2nd only to Safins)

I also agree with those who like Pavel, his baseline game is so steady and he was very good at it, at the top of his game. Arazi had a very flashy game and he was quite dangerous on clay.(his backhand was very solid and fluid)

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Old timers: Borg and McEnroe

Current Crop (in alpha order): the Bryans, Fed, Henman, Hewitt, Nadal, Santoro

Some choices are obvious; they're just fun to watch. Hewitt is included because his style is closest to my own playing style -- lots of defense but not afraid to come to net. Henman is there because that's the style I aspire to (and would explain why I was also a fan of Todd Martin and actively cheer Max Mirnyi in both singles and doubles).

On the horizon: Gasquet

On second thought, maybe Henman should go in the old timers group

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