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View Poll Results: Which Player has the most admirable trait/aspect?
Nadal and his fighting spirit, he will not give up until the last ball has bounced twice. 14 15.56%
Federer and his shotmaking capability, if he thinks a line is dirty, he will clean it. 32 35.56%
Blake and his awsome come back after having been through hell in his personal life. 5 5.56%
Safin and his charisma. There is literally no one in MTF that hates this guy, how does he do it? 13 14.44%
Santoro, this man cannot hit a ball in a normal manner, but he is a pleasure to watch. 3 3.33%
Gonzales and his fierce right hand. If he's on, he will hit the hardest forehand you will ever see. 5 5.56%
Hewitt and his courage/pride. He will often play through injury, simply because he is proud. 1 1.11%
Baghdatis and his passion. This is a player that really knows how to bring people into the game. 7 7.78%
Nalbandian and his ease to adapt to any surface. He dosent seem to have difficuties in this aspect. 3 3.33%
Other (please specify) 7 7.78%
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Which is the Most Admirable Trait of a Tennis Player?

I' ve been wanting to start a post here to see what was the general sentiment on MTF on which trait of a Tennis player is most admirable. Lets be honest here though, we spend waaay too much time fighting over stupid things like the typical Nadal vs. Federer threads, in which all we manage is to piss people off. I've always been one to state that both these players have admirable traits, and each player should be appreciated in there own way. But let's not stop with Nadal and Federer, there are many awsome players that have aspects to them that make them quite fun to watch. So here comes my poll, all I ask of you is to vote and try to be honest and unbiased in giving your opinion. Lets try to find out which trait is the most respectable out of the top players in the game.

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Re: Which is the Most Admirable Trait of a Tennis Player?

You should have made a multi-choice poll.

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I want to force people into choosing an option.

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i voted other:
...a big ass.
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...a big ass.

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Re: Which is the Most Admirable Trait of a Tennis Player?

My choice was Safin, simply because not even I have a bone to pick with him, which alone is quite an accomplishment.

I've always respected him, found it all but impossible to go against him, even after a thrilling 5 setter against Roger. He simply happened to be the better player on that particular day.
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All the above. See no need to choose just one. Just like Lay's potato Chips.

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Gonzalez and his fierce right hand. If he's on, he will hit the hardest forehand you will ever see
Fixed #1 (Yeah, I am a nitpicker)

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Blake and his fierce right hand. If he's on, he will hit the hardest forehand you will ever see
Fixed #2 (I really think that James has the hardest fh on the circuit)

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My choice was Safin, simply because not even I have a bone to pick with him, which alone is quite an accomplishment.

I've always respected him, found it all but impossible to go against him, even after a thrilling 5 setter against Roger. He simply happened to be the better player on that particular day.
Hehehe, suprised you did'nt pick roger

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No one voted for Hewitt. They'd claim his 'injuries' were fake anyway
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"Safin and his charisma. There is literally no one in MTF that hates this guy, how does he do it?"

Even though I didn't vote for him, I love that line.
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Re: Which is the Most Admirable Trait of a Tennis Player?

For me is a toss up between Federer and Baghdatis. Watching Baghdatis it is so hard not to root for him and like him. I don't even bother trying, the guy is great for the sport. His character on court reminds me of Guga. When he smiles it makes you want to smile.

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i voted other:
...a big ass.
Quoted for truth.

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Re: Which is the Most Admirable Trait of a Tennis Player?

The statement about Safin is optimistic at best, I don't hate the man but to imply that there's nothing about him anyone could dislike is ridiculous. And I don't mean wasting talent/underachieving, there are tons of players guilty of that. But then hey, I never liked Guga either, and I feel as though I'm doing something cruel to animals if I admit that in public on a message board.

BTW, the omission of Stepanek's on-court celebrations is unforgiveable. Cracking out the Agassi four-cornered kissing bow to a partisan crowd after you've just lost in straight sets to their player? Truly admirable.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

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Sjengster, Stepanek can do that. He is hot. He is with Hingis. He is amazing. He has nice game.

Stepanek is the best!

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