Originally posted by Vera
I agree too, Hackie. He is like the brother type to most ppl. I don't mind that ppl don't think he's a sex symbol. In fact, I hate it when a guy gets the sex symbol thing hanging on his neck, to me, it's demeaning. But Juanqui, everything I see in him, I like. I don't mind to be different, I just know that I'm with good company.
Have you read Deuce? They had this thing where they asked some girls (20ish) to rate the hottest players in a "tournament" of sorts. Juan Carlos lost to James, if I remember correctly, in like the second round. They all said, "Oh, he looks like my cousin! I couldn't date my cousin!"
But I agree, he just exudes some quality that I find intensely appealing. Maybe it's because he hasn't embraced his public self and tried to exaggerate it (a la Roddick--I liked Roddick last year, I liked his enthusiasm and his energy on court, but the hype has gotten to him and he's changed, which is sad for US men's tennis
). Maybe it's because he doesn't complain a lot or get into bitchfights about stupid things. Maybe it's because he just goes out there and does his thing, and when he gets confident (Roland Garros) he just plays even better.
I can't quite put my finger on it