I have one fave (ATP) and that's Roger.
I like other players but I don't like anyone else when he's playing them. Period.
Mind you, I find I'm handling today's loss like a real champ, lol. It doesn't hurt much, but when he's playing make no mistake, I want him to win. I don't care what the circumstances. He's my outright favorite in every situation.
i feel the same way btw.
federer is the one who i feel connected to the most because i had been following him since the beginning and it was a real victory that he turned out to be such an amazing player esp after everyone called him a choker, wasted talent, poor man's sampras etc. I believed in this guy and his abilities. its very rare that a player can succeed in today's game playing so elegantly. so while i feel today is a minor setback, his whole career has been such a success story.
there are other players who i enjoy watching and can feel entertained but i dont feel the same connection. i enjoyed yesterday's match with djoko and rafa and admired the tennis but i dont feel the same way as i do with roger.
i enjoy baghdatis and gasquet the way i enjoyed watching kuerten play. Lots of flair and shot making ability. But still i find a huge difference between them and federer. Federer is on a different plane. federer is just perfect in his footwork, athleticism, ball striking, mentally tough MOST OF THE TIME
The others are not so beautiful in every aspect of the game.