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A new favourite for me in 2006 (help needed).....

I have a policy of getting to like players when they are young and up-and-coming, and following their progress up the rankings. The last 6 years or so my main 3 have been Roddick, Nadal, and Murray. All 3 I started liking when they were outside the top 100 (but it was pretty clear they had potential) but once each player becomes too successful, my interest fades slightly. Although I will always have a soft spot for each, every victory means less than it used to because they are a lot more frequent (maybe not for Murray yet). Therefore, I am looking for a new player to like in 2006, and your suggestions would be much appreciated, as I am struggling. They must fit the following criteria though.......

- They must be ranked outside the top 100, and not won anything of note
- They must be under the age of 21
- They must be charismatic
- They must be passionate when they play

My knowledge of the future/challenger circuit isn't what it used to be and I haven't found anyone of note. Sergei Bubka jr is one guy I quite like the look of, but I don't think he's charismatic enough to be an absolute favourite of mine. All suggestions welcome, muchos gracias
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Re: A new favourite for me in 2006 (help needed).....

Well, then jump in Del Potro's bandwagon before it's too late.

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Well, then jump in Del Potro's bandwagon before it's too late.
I contemplated it, I've only seem him play once and I liked what I saw but the bandwagon is pretty large. I prefer being a little more original if at all possible.
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Re: A new favourite for me in 2006 (help needed).....

maybe you can use this:

http://www.webpark.sk/vlmark/

possibillities:
CRIVOI, VICTOR ROM
OUAHAB, LAMINE ALG
PEDRINI, MARCO ITA
GRANOLLERS, MARCEL ESP
HUTA GALUNG, JESSE NED

and what the hell!!! someone from monaco!!

BALLERET, BENJAMIN MON

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I contemplated it, I've only seem him play once and I liked what I saw but the bandwagon is pretty large. I prefer being a little more original if at all possible.
I see..

This link here could provide you some help.
http://www.stevegtennis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1116

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Does anyone know anything about Mathieu Montcourt? I spotted his name a while back and took an interest immediately, but I'm yet to see him play. He also has hair like me so he goes up in my estimation

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Marin Cilic , he has always been one of the best european players at his age in the last years , and maybe the european promise with best future among european junior players . He won Roland Garros juniors , european champion under 16 , the runner up in european championships under 14...

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Re: A new favourite for me in 2006 (help needed).....

Can't you chose on your own

Hi all, i'm peter and i'm a huge fan of Pat Rafter
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Does anyone know anything about Mathieu Montcourt? I spotted his name a while back and took an interest immediately, but I'm yet to see him play. He also has hair like me so he goes up in my estimation

A new Feliciano ???
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Marin Cilic , he has always been one of the best european players at his age in the last years , and maybe the european promise with best future among european junior players . He won Roland Garros juniors , european champion under 16 , the runner up in european championships under 14...
Absolutely out the question, he's Croatian and the Croats on here scare me

Murray should've beaten him in the RG junior SF
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maybe you can use this:

http://www.webpark.sk/vlmark/

possibillities:
CRIVOI, VICTOR ROM
OUAHAB, LAMINE ALG
PEDRINI, MARCO ITA
GRANOLLERS, MARCEL ESP
HUTA GALUNG, JESSE NED

and what the hell!!! someone from monaco!!

BALLERET, BENJAMIN MON

Ouahab and Granollers , future stars ?? not at all
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Can't you chose on your own
Apparently not

As I say, my knowledge of the future/challenger circuit isn't what it used to be so I don't know much about some of the up and coming players.
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A new Feliciano ???
Thats a bit unfair on young Mathieu. Surely its more Guga-like
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