Would not like to give a dull answer, but I guess I have to:
I've always admired tennis, and I've played it since a young age (though I suck at it, Blaze-2004 can confirm that).
One day my uncle told me to turn on ESPN and it was Nadal vs Federer the Miami final, after watching that I became a Nadal follower.
Since then I've learned to like many players including Blake, Hewitt, Tsonga, Youhnzy and many others.
I never understood why liking Federer or Nadal automatically makes you "hate" the other in this site. It's not like they are teams, they are just players.
I certainly admire Federer's record, but I think Nadal is more fun to watch. Why the success of one player ought to bother me, I don't know.
Anyway, enough about me, which are your favorite players?
I do secretly enjoy Nadal's matches every now and again too. Not a big fan of his game, but the intensity and competitiveness he brings to court is enough to keep it exciting for me.
I have loads of faves, but Fed first and foremost. He was my first tennis love as it were, and the first full match I saw of him was his loss against Timmy Henman in Wimby 01.
I had seen those last 2 sets of the Sampras match before that and I was rooting for Fed as my brother was all for Pete, and you know how it goes with sibling rivalry.
Wasn't a big tennis fan back then though, only watched slams as that was the only thing shown on TV back in Sweden (where I was born and raised up).
I have a thing for all Swiss guys it seems, it does help that all have beautiful single handers: Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli.
Massive fan of Gasquet (
), Mario Ancic (
), Jeremy Chardy, Nalbandian (
), Marcos Baghdatis, Tsonga, PHM, Santoro (
), Pico (on clay only
). I have a soft spot for Blake as well, I don't know why.
And I genuinely am a fan of Alex Bogdanovic.
OK I'll stop there before this turns into an essay, but this is by no means my complete list.