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most insperational player to watch

gaz
06-28-2007, 12:18 AM
from watching wimbledon who is the most inspirational player you have seen and the one most likely to get you on the tennis court trying to look like them and emulate them

for me it has to be rafa for love of the game and the charisma he brings to the court

how about you??

gaz
06-28-2007, 12:48 AM
am very interested in this post thinnk this could start something

trixtah
06-28-2007, 01:44 AM
Your high school English teacher--very important player in life.

NYCtennisfan
06-28-2007, 02:33 AM
Your high school English teacher--very important player in life.

Man, you're brutal. :lol:

cmurray
06-28-2007, 02:34 AM
Man, you're brutal. :lol:

Its the grass "season". Brings out the beast in us. ;)

Stgobaiano
06-28-2007, 02:35 AM
Marat Safin:worship: Charisma, a happy person.

I Would hate be Federer ok, he plays excellent, but he is boring and I don`t want a girlfriend like Miroslava!!:o

NYCtennisfan
06-28-2007, 02:42 AM
Marat Safin:worship: Charisma, a happy person.

I Would hate be Federer ok, he plays excellent, but he is boring and I don`t want a girlfriend like Miroslava!!:o

Yet you are worshipping him in your signature? :confused:

Stgobaiano
06-28-2007, 02:45 AM
Because he is an awesome tennis player.

gusman890
06-28-2007, 02:48 AM
I second the English Teacher remark.

Kolya
06-28-2007, 04:12 AM
Mats Wilander - he has it all.

Marek.
06-28-2007, 04:30 AM
Just Cause, is that you?

Bobby
06-28-2007, 05:02 AM
Stefan Edberg. Style, class and effectiveness. He was a pleasure to watch.

W!MBLEDON
06-28-2007, 06:04 AM
definitely not Nadal, I'd hate to be a pig :tape:

azza
06-28-2007, 06:35 AM
Mark Philippoussis big sexy game

switz
06-28-2007, 06:39 AM
i don't find any tennis players particularly inspirational :)

ChrisDoesDallas
06-28-2007, 06:43 AM
ATP, Sampras--WTA, Dementieva.

The_Nadal_effect
06-28-2007, 06:45 AM
Nadal for spirit.
Federer for genius.

t0x
06-28-2007, 07:55 AM
Federer when he's on top-form is amazing to watch

Forehander
06-28-2007, 08:02 AM
had to be sebastien grosjean for me. His technique and forehand is definitely the most inspirational. He's got a very friendly personality too

knightsky
06-28-2007, 06:51 PM
Sharapova - just turn up the volume, close your eyes and start doing some hip thrusts, pretty soon you feel quite inspired.

Andre♥
06-28-2007, 06:52 PM
Takao Suzuki

ExpectedWinner
06-28-2007, 07:01 PM
Hanescu and Craybas

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-28-2007, 07:02 PM
for me it's Berdych, he inspires the beauty in my dreams :aplot:

bokehlicious
06-28-2007, 07:22 PM
Monfils :o

scarecrows
06-28-2007, 07:25 PM
Nadal, and the light that follows him

RonE
06-28-2007, 07:29 PM
King Oscar :worship:

Clara Bow
06-28-2007, 07:35 PM
As someone who is about one year away from getting serious about having kiddies- I would have to say Sybille Bammer. Granted- I am not her tennis level by far or in any other sport, it is nice to know that once you have the kids no need to give up on your sport interests - be it tennis, running (my bag)or whathaveyou. I would add Goolagong- but she was before my time.

Kitty de Sade
06-28-2007, 07:38 PM
Mats Wilander - he has it all.

Stefan Edberg. Style, class and effectiveness. He was a pleasure to watch.

You two beat me to it- they are both wonderful choices. :)

Andre'sNo1Fan
06-28-2007, 08:08 PM
Lleyton Hewitt can be pretty inspiring at times because of the heart he shows on court. Nadal too.

Ivo#1Fan
06-28-2007, 08:24 PM
Ivo Karlovic. Watching him fight out there with his limited mobility and his relatively weak ground strokes trying to hold serve every time and trying to get that occasional break of service against those unbelievably skilled and complete players. It almost like watching someone my level compete on the pro tour. Seeing that makes me think if he can play on the ATP tour I should be able to beat 4.5s. On top of that the poor guy has a terrible speech impediment yet he has to deal with the media. During trophy ceremonies when he's supposed to address the crowd he has to write out his comments and have someone read them for him. I think he's by far the most inspirational player.

Burrow
06-28-2007, 09:08 PM
henman

lunahielo
06-28-2007, 09:15 PM
Lleyton~~~because of his continuing fighting spirit
and
Roger~~who is brilliant :)

marcRD
06-28-2007, 09:18 PM
I have to say Sampras, it is absurd how good he used to play on the big points, I could never belive my eyes (and I almost always wanted his opponent to win). The ultimte competitor and champion, even if his game had so many limitations he managed to win all the big titles his that was possible considering the limitations in his game.

gaz
06-28-2007, 11:12 PM
intersting respones some of these

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-29-2007, 12:30 AM
Nadal

His fighting spirit inspires one to never give up.

ys
06-29-2007, 02:08 AM
Karsten Braasch.. No contest here.. with Tarango coming close second..

Snowwy
06-29-2007, 02:46 AM
This is a bit old but.....Patrick Rafter.

Snowwy
06-29-2007, 02:47 AM
Ivo Karlovic. Watching him fight out there with his limited mobility and his relatively weak ground strokes trying to hold serve every time and trying to get that occasional break of service against those unbelievably skilled and complete players. It almost like watching someone my level compete on the pro tour. Seeing that makes me think if he can play on the ATP tour I should be able to beat 4.5s. On top of that the poor guy has a terrible speech impediment yet he has to deal with the media. During trophy ceremonies when he's supposed to address the crowd he has to write out his comments and have someone read them for him. I think he's by far the most inspirational player.

I agree here.

marcRD
06-30-2007, 10:56 AM
Nadal

His fighting spirit inspires one to never give up.

Nver give up trolling? :lol:

Didnt know that required a fighting spirit aswell.

lazyman
06-30-2007, 12:25 PM
i cant believe no one said baggy unless i didnt see it. he is such an energetic guy and makes u wanna get out on the court.

CmonAussie
06-30-2007, 12:59 PM
****
Agassi~~ without a doubt, Andre`s post 1999 comeback has to be the greatest of any sportsman ever!!


Hewitt~~ the man lives for the fight, his win over FED @ 2003 Davis Cup SFs was his most inspired moment!

Nadal~~ the Pirate boy just keeps on pounding his ridiculously over spinning shots until the deal is done!

leng jai
06-30-2007, 02:42 PM
James Blake when hes losing.

StevoTG
06-30-2007, 06:06 PM
Nadal
Agassi
Connors
Hewitt
Roddick
Ana Ivanovic.

I love how well Arthurs and Bjorkman are doing but I cant reall say that they're insperational to watch because I've only seen one full Bjorkman match and have never seen a full Arthurs match.

Ivo#1Fan
06-30-2007, 06:46 PM
Karsten Braasch.. No contest here.. with Tarango coming close second..

Gotta second that one. He was a favorite of mine. He looked so unathletic and that serve was just bizarre, but he held his own out there and as I recall wooped up on both Williams sisters in a challenge of the sexes match when they were claiming they would beat the 100th ranked male and he turned out to be #100. As I recall he was smoking during the changeovers. After the schooling he game them they quit makes such bold claims about being able to beat the men.