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Tsonga....most lovable player on tour?

Andi-M
01-27-2008, 06:27 PM
He is such a gentleman he has never done anything to upset or offend anyone.

No-one has a bad thing to say about him, which isn't true of 99.9% of ATP players.

i think he will be like the Kim Clijsters of the ATP.... Except he wont get pregnant and retire at the age of 24 :D

Stensland
01-27-2008, 06:30 PM
he's certainly one of them. i don't think the fact that nobody has a bad thing to say about him has anything to do with his behaviours up to now but it's rather due to his non-existence until this week, to be honest.

he's a good guy, no doubt, and the best thing is that he's real.

Jaap
01-27-2008, 06:30 PM
He is already pregnant, by the looks of it

*Ljubica*
01-27-2008, 06:36 PM
I'm sure if he continues to play like this, and becomes more and more successful, he will collect his own little band of haters here on MTF - it's a sad fact of life here :rolleyes: Having said that - I agree he seems like a great guy, well behaved on and of court, personable, good-looking and a great player - what is there to hate? :shrug:

Castafiore
01-27-2008, 06:44 PM
Hardly anything has been printed about the guy. :shrug: It's a bit premature to say that he's the most lovable player on tour.

Kitty de Sade
01-27-2008, 06:45 PM
Lovable player, indeed. Watching him the whole tournament was pure joy. :)

Rosie- in response to what you said about the "hate." It never makes sense, nor is there ever a reason for it. People who are unhappy or threatened by someone's spirit, health, good fortune, or vitality, will always spew negativity as an equalizer.

Whether a tennis player, or anyone else, it's wrong, and it speaks volumes about the person who GIVES the hate, rather than he who RECEIVES it.

Tsonga is a sweetheart. That smile alone...:inlove:

*snowflake*
01-27-2008, 06:46 PM
I wouldn't go as far as saying "the most" but he is very likeable

DDrago2
01-27-2008, 06:56 PM
He is such a gentleman he has never done anything to upset or offend anyone.

No-one has a bad thing to say about him, which isn't true of 99.9% of ATP players.

i think he will be like the Kim Clijsters of the ATP.... Except he wont get pregnant and retire at the age of 24 :D

I agree, he is a great addition to the sport

p.s. I like Murray too ;-)

*Ljubica*
01-27-2008, 07:01 PM
Lovable player, indeed. Watching him the whole tournament was pure joy. :)

Rosie- in response to what you said about the "hate." It never makes sense, nor is there ever a reason for it. People who are unhappy or threatened by someone's spirit, health, good fortune, or vitality, will always spew negativity as an equalizer.

Whether a tennis player, or anyone else, it's wrong, and it speaks volumes about the person who GIVES the hate, rather than he who RECEIVES it.

Tsonga is a sweetheart. That smile alone...:inlove:

I love his smile too :hearts: He has a kind of warmth and charisma about him, which I hope will not get lost or "buried" along the way on his tennis journey.

Duleml
01-27-2008, 07:08 PM
If he had won the tournament there would be like 15 threads of hate...but thats usual on this board. Every winner gets hate, and loser gets sympathy!

Sunset of Age
01-27-2008, 07:11 PM
Rosie- in response to what you said about the "hate." It never makes sense, nor is there ever a reason for it. People who are unhappy or threatened by someone's spirit, health, good fortune, or vitality, will always spew negativity as an equalizer.

Whether a tennis player, or anyone else, it's wrong, and it speaks volumes about the person who GIVES the hate, rather than he who RECEIVES it.


Wise words again, Kelli... :hug:

As for Tsonga, he surely seems to be a very likeable player. Well-mannered, friendly, and with a smile to die for! :D

Bobby
01-27-2008, 07:15 PM
If he had won the tournament there would be like 15 threads of hate...but thats usual on this board. Every winner gets hate, and loser gets sympathy!

And here we go again... You turn the discussion to Djokovic, even though this thread has nothing to do with him.

Castafiore
01-27-2008, 07:16 PM
- it's a sad fact of life here
OK....I'm curious. How on earth can you keep writing stuff like that when you have no problem hating players yourself?

Kitty de Sade
01-27-2008, 07:24 PM
Wise words again, Kelli... :hug:

As for Tsonga, he surely seems to be a very likeable player. Well-mannered, friendly, and with a smile to die for! :D

Grazie, Karin. :hatoff: :hug:

With great results comes some negative stuff- we have seen that many times over, no? :p

I'm looking forward to more of that mega-watt smile in 2008! :D

Mĺnu
01-27-2008, 07:40 PM
If he had won the tournament there would be like 15 threads of hate...but thats usual on this board. Every winner gets hate, and loser gets sympathy!

Come on, find something you can criticize him for... go on :(

To come back to the subject his comeback from very serious injuries seem to have made him very down to earth and joyful character... very charismatic player, I hope he does not change too much (and that he takes an English teacher ;) but that's an usual French issue)

CyBorg
01-27-2008, 08:23 PM
Hopefully. With Gustavo Kuerten long ago finished we needed a guy that we could universally admire. Hopefully Tsonga keeps it up.

the_natural
01-27-2008, 08:25 PM
I have absolutley no problem with all his ranting and raving and carrying on (on court) when hes winning and the whole "look at me look at me" thing he does after winning matches, but i know that Rafa isnt allowed to do that right?? Apparently his "incessant" fist pumping and sleeveless shirts are too much right? (Oh and having the audacity to beat federer 8 times my God the old foggies and self proclaimed "tennis pros" all hate that dont they). In spite of the fact that Tsonga put on a similar sleeveless shirt after the nadal match which, lets face it, he didnt HAVE to.

I didnt have a problem with any of that cos i liked him and his game but ive read enough about him and his views on rafa (and effectively saying that rafas came was crap at the USO last year or something to that effect), typical French hater (bar the wonderful Richard) like Forget, Mathieu and the whole band of people who believe that Rafa violates RG because he has "construction worker arms"... and yet this "Arrogant" spaniard still says that the Number 1 is a far better more complete player than him and more deserving of the top spot because he wins on every surface blah blah blah...

Its also Funny how people say Nole is an arrogant prick simply because he speaks about how much he believes in himself and his game and how proud he is of himself and that he believes he deserves to be no1 etc. Whereas jo is allowed to act big and arrogant with that whole show he puts on but if hes shy and baby faced when speaking to the mic "Awww that makes up for all of it" right???


Double standard HA.

Ill tell yah one thing Hed be the most lovable player on tour if he beat Nole, Fed tards would love nothing more than a guy who could beat Both of em, you know the tennis community at large already loves him for Thumping Rafa

l_mac
01-27-2008, 08:27 PM
I'm neutral on him.

Sunset of Age
01-27-2008, 08:27 PM
^^ What the HELL has Rafa to do with this thread? :confused:
Cool it, mate.

Jaap
01-27-2008, 08:32 PM
Is another injury FAKER. The fittest player in the history of French tennis yet suddenly had cramp against Murray and coincidentally when he just lost the set 6-0. :lol:

If Djokovic done that, there would be outrage on here but of course loveable old "Jo" can't do anything wrong.

Castafiore
01-27-2008, 08:34 PM
^^ What the HELL has Rafa to do with this thread? :confused:
Cool it, mate.
I think that he's pointing to the double standard being used here, in particular by some posters in this very thread. Ain't that right, Rosie? :angel:

I have read a few articles in the French media to not really buy the "most lovable" guy routine here but it was fun seeing him in the AO. I don't dislike him, I don't adore him...quite neutral at the moment.

ReturnWinner
01-27-2008, 08:35 PM
Hardly anything has been printed about the guy. :shrug: It's a bit premature to say that he's the most lovable player on tour.

She has selective memory

Sunset of Age
01-27-2008, 08:41 PM
I think that he's pointing to the double standard being used here, in particular by some posters in this very thread.

If so, that's quite a crappy way to put it. :shrug:
The big difference between Rafa and Nole is that Rafa is at least a player that shows respect for his opponents. Okay, he can get carried away once in a while, but not at all in the manner Nole seems to do. At least that's my opinion.
So I think this comparison is really *off*. Not to mention the verdict 'Typical French Hater'... :rolleyes:

ReturnWinner
01-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Is another injury FAKER. The fittest player in the history of French tennis yet suddenly had cramp against Murray and coincidentally when he just lost the set 6-0. :lol:

If Djokovic done that, there would be outrage on here but of course loveable old "Jo" can't do anything wrong.

well he lost 60 , and easily do n u think that is an indictor about his bad condition?? whereas Fakervic keeps playing stunning tennis and running like a rabbit, plus the day was hot, it was his first match of the tournament, and he is not so used to play grand slam matches.


and He is not the fittest player in the history of french tennis.

Jaap
01-27-2008, 08:49 PM
well he lost 60 , and easily do n u think that is an indictor about his bad condition?? whereas Fakervic keeps playing stunning tennis and running like a rabbit, plus the day was hot, it was his first match of the tournament, and he is not so used to play grand slam matches.


and He is not the fittest player in the history of french tennis.

Well he won the 4th set 7-6 which proved that everything was alright.

French federation done tests in the summer and they found Tsonga to be the fittest player they have ever tested.

Andi-M
01-27-2008, 09:50 PM
I have absolutley no problem with all his ranting and raving and carrying on (on court) when hes winning and the whole "look at me look at me" thing he does after winning matches, but i know that Rafa isnt allowed to do that right?? Apparently his "incessant" fist pumping and sleeveless shirts are too much right? (Oh and having the audacity to beat federer 8 times my God the old foggies and self proclaimed "tennis pros" all hate that dont they). In spite of the fact that Tsonga put on a similar sleeveless shirt after the nadal match which, lets face it, he didnt HAVE to.

I didnt have a problem with any of that cos i liked him and his game but ive read enough about him and his views on rafa (and effectively saying that rafas came was crap at the USO last year or something to that effect), typical French hater (bar the wonderful Richard) like Forget, Mathieu and the whole band of people who believe that Rafa violates RG because he has "construction worker arms"... and yet this "Arrogant" spaniard still says that the Number 1 is a far better more complete player than him and more deserving of the top spot because he wins on every surface blah blah blah...

Its also Funny how people say Nole is an arrogant prick simply because he speaks about how much he believes in himself and his game and how proud he is of himself and that he believes he deserves to be no1 etc. Whereas jo is allowed to act big and arrogant with that whole show he puts on but if hes shy and baby faced when speaking to the mic "Awww that makes up for all of it" right???


Double standard HA.

Ill tell yah one thing Hed be the most lovable player on tour if he beat Nole, Fed tards would love nothing more than a guy who could beat Both of em, you know the tennis community at large already loves him for Thumping Rafa

Damn straight he's cute and everybody knows it. But where you get this arrogant stuff from I dont know.
Rafa and Nole are 2 players most picked on for their antics but if Tsonga did them he probably would too but not as much as he's not as successful.

Although not everyone is a hater. I dont have any particular problem with any ATP player I find Rafa and Noles behaviour perfectly acceptable. Nole's chracter is exactly what mens tennis needs!

I also dont like a player based on who they beat otherwise let's face it I wouldnt be lovin Tsonga right now...

FedFan_2007
01-27-2008, 10:04 PM
I have absolutley no problem with all his ranting and raving and carrying on (on court) when hes winning and the whole "look at me look at me" thing he does after winning matches, but i know that Rafa isnt allowed to do that right?? Apparently his "incessant" fist pumping and sleeveless shirts are too much right? (Oh and having the audacity to beat federer 8 times my God the old foggies and self proclaimed "tennis pros" all hate that dont they). In spite of the fact that Tsonga put on a similar sleeveless shirt after the nadal match which, lets face it, he didnt HAVE to.

I didnt have a problem with any of that cos i liked him and his game but ive read enough about him and his views on rafa (and effectively saying that rafas came was crap at the USO last year or something to that effect), typical French hater (bar the wonderful Richard) like Forget, Mathieu and the whole band of people who believe that Rafa violates RG because he has "construction worker arms"... and yet this "Arrogant" spaniard still says that the Number 1 is a far better more complete player than him and more deserving of the top spot because he wins on every surface blah blah blah...

Its also Funny how people say Nole is an arrogant prick simply because he speaks about how much he believes in himself and his game and how proud he is of himself and that he believes he deserves to be no1 etc. Whereas jo is allowed to act big and arrogant with that whole show he puts on but if hes shy and baby faced when speaking to the mic "Awww that makes up for all of it" right???


Double standard HA.

Ill tell yah one thing Hed be the most lovable player on tour if he beat Nole, Fed tards would love nothing more than a guy who could beat Both of em, you know the tennis community at large already loves him for Thumping Rafa

Yeah continue your Fed-hate. Nobody except totally deranged freaks and Nole fans hate Roger. Roger is the ambassador of tennis, whether you like it or not.

FedFan_2007
01-27-2008, 10:06 PM
It's pretty obvious that Serbian assholes are trying to foul up this thread which has nothing to do with their hero.

General Suburbia
01-27-2008, 10:20 PM
You're wrong. The most lovable player is El Aynaoui, with Kuerten a close second.

The Pro
01-27-2008, 10:22 PM
Most lovable?

Let's not get hysterical, people. You only have to look at Jo-Wilfried's earring to know that butter actually would melt in his mouth. And while a likely percentage of mtf members are going to go all goey when he smiles and mistake it for unquestionable benevolence... we're not all going to be sold JUST YET.

I think, without a doubt, if Marcos Baghdatis can turn his clowning and optimism into consistency and start scalping the big shots then, and only then, mtf will see a player of popularity undisputed since Marat Safin.

Time will tell....

tennizen
01-27-2008, 10:27 PM
He is likeable for sure but its typical exaggeration to say most lovable guy!!

Burrow
01-27-2008, 10:32 PM
Nobody will be more popular than Marat Safin, don't be silly.

The Pro
01-27-2008, 10:36 PM
Granted, but that's not quite what I meant.

Anyway, forever is a long time...

Andi-M
01-27-2008, 10:43 PM
Nobody will be more popular than Marat Safin, don't be silly.

:lol:

All Im saying is that no-one has bad things to say about Jo as they do other players of his generation. He has a natural charm (helped by his cute looks)

Obviously Fed is most popular cos he's world no 1, the GOAT or whatever but the most lovable ?? no way!

Duleml
01-27-2008, 11:23 PM
It's pretty obvious that Serbian assholes are trying to foul up this thread which has nothing to do with their hero.

someone's been eating sour grapes for days...watch out or you'll catch the same diarea thing. But then you can always order the drugs via internet to be sent by FedEx... its either Mirkanedol or Rogenalin....

VolandriFan
01-28-2008, 02:22 AM
I don't recall Richie ever doing anything nasty either. Or Juan Carlos. Or Tommy.

Alex999
01-28-2008, 02:24 AM
The most lovable player on tour is NOVAK DJOKOVIC (Something is wrong with OP :-)

Experimentee
01-28-2008, 06:56 AM
He is lovable until he reaches top 10 or wins Slams, then he will have loads of haters.

Sean.J.S.
01-28-2008, 06:58 AM
Let's wait a little longer until we can say nobody has a bad thing to say about him. ;)

Allure
01-28-2008, 06:58 AM
The most lovable player on tour is NOVAK DJOKOVIC (Something is wrong with OP :-)

:haha:

Ferrero Forever
01-28-2008, 07:03 AM
I don't recall Richie ever doing anything nasty either. Or Juan Carlos. Or Tommy.

Yeah VF knows his loveable players. Not that I'm a Richie fan, but the other 2 are certainly loveable:)

Anyway back to the point, loveable is the last word I could use to describe Tsonga. I found Gonzo and Baggy's run to the Aus Open final to be much more enthralling than Tsonga's. Those 2 were charismatic, whereas Tsonga really isn't. I can't stand Tsonga's skipping and bouncing around the court, I don't know. Tsonga just isn't my thing at all. Mabye he's got a really nice personality though, I'm not sure coz I've never spoken to him, but regardless from what I've seen of him in matches, I would never apply the world 'loveable.

JBdV
01-28-2008, 07:03 AM
I have absolutley no problem with all his ranting and raving and carrying on (on court) when hes winning and the whole "look at me look at me" thing he does after winning matches, but i know that Rafa isnt allowed to do that right?? Apparently his "incessant" fist pumping and sleeveless shirts are too much right? (Oh and having the audacity to beat federer 8 times my God the old foggies and self proclaimed "tennis pros" all hate that dont they). In spite of the fact that Tsonga put on a similar sleeveless shirt after the nadal match which, lets face it, he didnt HAVE to.

I didnt have a problem with any of that cos i liked him and his game but ive read enough about him and his views on rafa (and effectively saying that rafas came was crap at the USO last year or something to that effect), typical French hater (bar the wonderful Richard) like Forget, Mathieu and the whole band of people who believe that Rafa violates RG because he has "construction worker arms"... and yet this "Arrogant" spaniard still says that the Number 1 is a far better more complete player than him and more deserving of the top spot because he wins on every surface blah blah blah...

Its also Funny how people say Nole is an arrogant prick simply because he speaks about how much he believes in himself and his game and how proud he is of himself and that he believes he deserves to be no1 etc. Whereas jo is allowed to act big and arrogant with that whole show he puts on but if hes shy and baby faced when speaking to the mic "Awww that makes up for all of it" right???


Double standard HA.

Ill tell yah one thing Hed be the most lovable player on tour if he beat Nole, Fed tards would love nothing more than a guy who could beat Both of em, you know the tennis community at large already loves him for Thumping Rafa

:haha: :haha: :haha: Hilarious post.

Allure
01-28-2008, 07:04 AM
Yeah VF knows his loveable players. Not that I'm a Richie fan, but the other 2 are certainly loveable:)

Anyway back to the point, loveable is the last word I could use to describe Tsonga. I found Gonzo and Baggy's run to the Aus Open final to be much more enthralling than Tsonga's. Those 2 were charismatic, whereas Tsonga really isn't. I can't stand Tsonga's skipping and bouncing around the court, I don't know. Tsonga just isn't my thing at all. Mabye he's got a really nice personality though, I'm not sure coz I've never spoken to him, but regardless from what I've seen of him in matches, I would never apply the world 'loveable.

Say he's loveable or he will K.O. you. :mad: ;)

Ferrero Forever
01-28-2008, 07:11 AM
Say he's loveable or he will K.O. you. :mad: ;)

Ok Ok, he's loveable. I wouldn't want to mess with Tsonga.


Hang on, if he's so loveable, he would never beat up a girl:) In that case, I take that back.

Clara Bow
01-28-2008, 07:16 AM
I don't know if he is the most lovable- but my sister-in-law, who goes to Queens about every year- went in 2007 with my nephews and said he was a sweetie and excellent with the kiddos when they wanted an autograph. She said he laughed in a very good natured way when one of them (age five) said merci.

Bibberz
01-28-2008, 07:17 AM
Tsonga? No.

Marat? No.

Guga? YES!

asher_langley
01-28-2008, 07:29 AM
I'd say he's very likable. I had the same feeling with Baghdatis before. But when he starts faltering or not meeting up to expectations of his performance in the AO, we'll start to hear negative words thrown at him. I do like the smile :p

Hagar
01-28-2008, 08:40 AM
I really liked his behaviour yesterday. On the court: pumped up, feisty, interaction with the crowd but not in an annoying way. And a classy speech afterwards.

bokehlicious
01-28-2008, 09:55 AM
I have read a few articles in the French media to not really buy the "most lovable" guy routine here but it was fun seeing him in the AO. I don't dislike him, I don't adore him...quite neutral at the moment.

Agreed. I recall some of his interviews at Wimbledon last year... was not exactly in love with Rafael to say the least :o :angel:

FluffyYellowBall
01-28-2008, 10:47 AM
I wouldnt say everybody like it when he tried to fet the crowd more involved. The crowd that are not even french...I didnt

FluffyYellowBall
01-28-2008, 10:51 AM
Agreed. I recall some of his interviews at Wimbledon last year... was not exactly in love with Rafael to say the least :o :angel:


Someone was just telling me about it yesterday but what did he say exactly

NicoFan
01-28-2008, 11:44 AM
Give it time, give it time. The haters will come out on MTF if he starts to win a lot. Or someone goes to a tournament and sees him blink in a way they don't approve of. :rolleyes: It's a sad fact on MTF. :shrug:

I just love the guy though. :) There's something about him...very sexy. And he reminds me a lot of Safin...the way he moves and the way he plays.

bokehlicious
01-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Someone was just telling me about it yesterday but what did he say exactly

I don't remember exactly. It was actually on his blog, and he said that he wasn't impressed by Nadal's game nor his "intimidation" antics... Nothing really out of the line, but quite "spicy" nonetheless... :o

Action Jackson
01-28-2008, 11:56 AM
Daniel Koellerer is the most lovable.

Denaon
01-28-2008, 01:42 PM
:lol: a month ago he wasn't even considered as one of the loveable players...

I can tell....the favourite poll thing backs me up :yeah:

:tape:
:rolls: