The French have such a reputation for producing great players, that are able to compete and perform on such a graceful level.
Both Male & Female.
It started with Suzanne Lenglen, my god, ballet & tennis mixed together. Absolutely breathtaking and she was a superb champion. I watch a little footage of her and view photographs, some of the poses are absolutely unbelievable. What a stylish woman, drinking brandy in-between points. Great attire, great game, she beat you with her mind. The closest thing to Suzanne ever produced in the modern era would have to be Martina Hingis.
Then, Amelie Mauresmo. Beautiful game.
Yannick Noah, once again, such charisma and finesse. Serve & Volley.
Now, look, Richard Gasquet. The boy plays absolutely breathtaking tennis, seriously, the french have not produced a great champion in quite some time; but they know how to win in style. I'll tell you that much.
Which means a lot to a superficial guy like me, better to lose pretty than to win ugly.
The only french player with a less than desirable game if Sebastian Grosjean, he's a little guy, so hustles a bit more ... but when it comes to attacking and movement, the French are absolute masters. Richard Gasquet's backhand winners are even more beautiful than some shots produced by Fedex.
I guess their play is a reflection of the country.