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Who is the most charismatic active player

Henry Kaspar
01-24-2009, 04:12 AM
A poll to follow up on the "charisma" thread. I picked 10 who got mentioned frequently there. If you think someone else is the most charismatic, please specify.

Sebby
01-24-2009, 04:25 AM
Stepanek. Ask Hingis, Vaidisova and all the WTA hotties.

LoveFifteen
01-24-2009, 04:27 AM
Of these, I would say Safin and Tsonga.

Henry Kaspar
01-24-2009, 12:44 PM
Shaping up nicely; we need more votes.

finishingmove
01-24-2009, 01:21 PM
oscar hernandez, shame that you left him out.

Byrd
01-24-2009, 01:25 PM
Sampras...

El Legenda
01-24-2009, 01:28 PM
Chuck Norris. end of thread.
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adee-gee
01-24-2009, 01:30 PM
:lol: @ Federer being in the poll.

Probably Monfils, funny guy. He needs to argue more with umpires though.

groundstroke
01-24-2009, 01:32 PM
Safin.

El Legenda
01-24-2009, 01:32 PM
:lol: @ Federer being in the poll.

Probably Monfils, funny guy. He needs to argue more with umpires though.

:rolleyes:

Jōris
01-24-2009, 01:33 PM
Tsonga.

Mansave_75
01-24-2009, 03:17 PM
Nadal is by far the most charismatic player, everybody where he is knows it.

the biscuit
01-24-2009, 03:29 PM
Nadal.

Why is Federer up there? He has the charisma of a wet dishcloth. :o

Chileno
01-24-2009, 03:37 PM
Nadal.

Why is Federer up there? He has the charisma of a wet dishcloth. :o

:haha:

Ivanatis
01-24-2009, 03:39 PM
Safin is maybe the best-looking, but in terms of charisma? I don't know..

I picked Baggy.

Gonzalez88
01-24-2009, 03:43 PM
Gonzo and Federer!

SaFed2005
01-24-2009, 04:28 PM
Nadal and Monfils come to mind.

mgorganchian
01-24-2009, 04:31 PM
Baghdatis

Sean
01-24-2009, 04:32 PM
Can only be GOAT Safin.

The Freak
01-24-2009, 04:33 PM
People voting Federer more charasmatic than Monfils and Baghdatis :spit:

Certinfy
01-24-2009, 04:34 PM
I'll go with Monfils.

Xristos
01-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Nadal.

TheBoiledEgg
01-24-2009, 04:39 PM
Nadal.

Why is Federer up there? He has the charisma of a wet dishcloth. :o

Nadal :haha:
a lettuce has more personality
whats so good about picking your butt every 30 secs on camera ?

FedAceSwiss
01-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Federer and Gonzalez :)

DartMarcus
01-24-2009, 06:04 PM
Jan Silva.

Sebby
01-24-2009, 06:09 PM
People voting Federer more charasmatic than Monfils and Baghdatis :spit:

You don't need to be a complete fool like Monfils to have charisma.

tennizen
01-24-2009, 06:11 PM
Baghdatis by far. Maybe Monfils next

Sebby
01-24-2009, 06:12 PM
Nadal :haha:
a lettuce has more personality
whats so good about picking your butt every 30 secs on camera ?

It makes fangirls wet.

adingh
01-24-2009, 06:22 PM
Marat. Love to listen his interviews, he's a quality man and intelligent one.

Garson007
01-24-2009, 06:54 PM
Fabrice, he's never had a very high ranking and everybody loves him.

safinalium
01-24-2009, 08:30 PM
<----

Knightmace
01-24-2009, 09:01 PM
Safin!

sammy01
01-24-2009, 09:06 PM
Safin is maybe the best-looking, but in terms of charisma? I don't know..

I picked Baggy.

i'd go with this, safins hot and all but hes kind of mardy on court im never sure if he actualy wants to be out there, not exactly something i'd consider charismatic.

baggy has some charm and seems very good at engaging the crowd.

tennishero
01-24-2009, 09:55 PM
djokovic then safin

ORGASMATRON
01-24-2009, 10:02 PM
Monfils, followed at a close second by Dieter Kindlmann :devil:

Crazy Girl
01-25-2009, 01:51 AM
Roger.

finishingmove
01-25-2009, 01:57 AM
Roger.

:eek: :eek: :eek:

not davydenko!?

Crazy Girl
01-25-2009, 02:03 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

not davydenko!?
What, what, what???ROGER IS UNIQUE!!!!One for always....:worship::worship::worship::worship:

the graduate
01-25-2009, 02:08 AM
does anyone here know the meaning of charismatic
none of the above mentioned are charismatic maybe Baghdatis has a little charisma.

habibko
01-25-2009, 02:09 AM
I'd say Safin, as Federer puts it: "he is larger than life".

:eek: :eek: :eek:

not davydenko!?

each is loved in his own unique way, CG has a big heart :inlove:

Crazy Girl
01-25-2009, 02:10 AM
I'd say Safin, as Federer puts it: "he is larger than life".



each is loved in his own unique way, CG has a big heart :inlove:Not just the heart......:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:

habibko
01-25-2009, 02:23 AM
Not just the heart......:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:

*looks down to siggy*... oh :o

Sebby
01-25-2009, 02:24 AM
Not just the heart......:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:

Show me your boobs.

tennishero
01-25-2009, 02:43 AM
does anyone here know the meaning of charismatic
apparently not :p

ORGASMATRON
01-25-2009, 02:45 AM
Dirk Dier

Corey Feldman
01-25-2009, 02:46 AM
anyone saying Nadal needs to get a clue - and fast

CyBorg
01-25-2009, 06:09 AM
None of these guys are terrible charismatic. Safin has a raw animal aura about him; it's more of a sex appeal than charisma. Federer has zero charisma. Nor Nadal.

Lendl - there was a guy with charisma, because he was intelligent and witty. Kind of sly too. Muster had charisma.

Roddick has some - it's apparent in his interviews, but it's undermined by his brash tendencies. In other words, he's too "American", but I still like the guy.

born_on_clay
01-25-2009, 08:07 AM
I don't understand people voting on Federer.....

FedFan_2007
01-25-2009, 08:14 AM
None of these guys are terrible charismatic. Safin has a raw animal aura about him; it's more of a sex appeal than charisma. Federer has zero charisma. Nor Nadal.

Lendl - there was a guy with charisma, because he was intelligent and witty. Kind of sly too. Muster had charisma.

Roddick has some - it's apparent in his interviews, but it's undermined by his brash tendencies. In other words, he's too "American", but I still like the guy.

Shut up. You don't know nothing about charisma. I run circles around it.

madmax
01-25-2009, 09:36 AM
Hewitt by far..dude's insane

rafa_maniac
01-25-2009, 09:48 AM
Well obviously I find the player I support the most has that "it" factor. But Safin is probably the real answer here, or Tsonga.

waterlily_021989
01-25-2009, 10:17 AM
Safin hands down:worship:

reggie1
01-25-2009, 11:43 AM
I know a lot of people will disagree with me but I think Gasquet has charisma, although he is shy in his interviews. There are a couple (whe he is more relaxed) where he lets his sense of humour and personality show and he is so endearing and I think quite charismatic. I expect we all have different views on what charisma actually is anyway.
As for animal magnetism, Marat everytime.

Henry Kaspar
01-25-2009, 01:16 PM
Safin is running away with it. Interesting.

Btw, in my book charisma is more closely related to sex appeal than to giving articulate interviews.

oranges
01-25-2009, 02:02 PM
Safin is running away with it. Interesting.

Btw, in my book charisma is more closely related to sex appeal than to giving articulate interviews.

That excludes the entire group that has no interest in sex appeal and I assume there's quite a few straight guys here, as well as in crowds on the stands. For me, it's a combination of a lot of things that combine to projecting an interesting and likable personality both on and off court. Sex appeal might help their cause, but alone will not do the trick.

The Pro
01-25-2009, 02:24 PM
Roddick has confidence in abundance, but is far too sarcastic to be truly charsmatic.

Nadal as charm and maturity, but is kind of stiff and serious at times.

I would say Safin, I imagine he could walk into a room of strangers and put a smile on the face of the first one he spoke to, just with wit and charisma.

Tursonov too, when he's not screaming at umpires.

Henry Kaspar
01-25-2009, 02:28 PM
That excludes the entire group that has no interest in sex appeal and I assume there's quite a few straight guys here, as well as in crowds on the stands. For me, it's a combination of a lot of things that combine to projecting an interesting and likable personality both on and off court. Sex appeal might help their cause, but alone will not do the trick.

Charisma, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholders. A poll will reflect the participants' average perception, no more no less.

oranges
01-25-2009, 02:37 PM
Charisma, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholders. A poll will reflect the participants' average perception, no more no less.

True, but that doesn't change the fact sex appeal is unlikely to play a role for straight guys in this case and even straight women/gay guys are expected to have a broader perspective once they are past adolescence (or I am overly optimistic about human race :lol:)

Jagermeister
01-25-2009, 02:55 PM
I'd say Tsonga, IMO. Djokovic, Safin, and Roddick have a unique persona but I don't see them as truly being charismatic. Neither Federer nor Nadal is charismatic in my opinion. But of course this being MTF, all the fanboys and girls will vote for their favorite.

reggie1
01-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Tsonga comes across as a natural leader (most of the other French players say this) so he probably does have charisma imo.

Dougie
01-25-2009, 03:20 PM
Shut up. You don't know nothing about charisma. I run circles around it.

Then you´re doing a good job hiding it at MTF.

Cloudygirl
01-25-2009, 04:10 PM
Yup my fave Nalby interview from last year just shows it off

Q. You had a great fall last year. Some players, I'm wondering if you think they play better in the beginning of the year or end of the year?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: Who?

Q. Just players in general. Are they better at spacing out how they play over the entire year or do you think...
DAVID NALBANDIAN: No, it just depends. You never know. Sometimes you think you're great in the beginning, and you didn't get the best results in the year. They come in later.
Depends the surface, depends whether you like to play more. You never know.

Q. Some players, they win more titles in the first half and some in the second half. Do you think of certain players as being good starters and others as good finishers?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: No. Depends.

Q. You didn't feel that way last fall?
DAVID NALBANDIAN: No.

Stephan
01-25-2009, 05:28 PM
David Nalbandian :)

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/511/36077102883.jpg

& not active player - Andre Agassi :)

superslam77
01-25-2009, 06:04 PM
safin,monfils and djokovic.. santoro,tsonga and duck are right there behind..take gonzo and nadull out of the poll :P

reggie1
01-25-2009, 06:13 PM
I love Nalby's interviews, he doesn't give a rat's!! Kind of like John Wayne. :lol:

AWM79
01-25-2009, 06:42 PM
Safin

Crazy Girl
01-25-2009, 06:48 PM
*looks down to siggy*... oh :oNo, no I don't mean bo....

alboX
01-25-2009, 06:51 PM
Marat

Crazy Girl
01-25-2009, 06:54 PM
Show me your boobs.The same for Habibko...:help::help::help:Boobs don't mean "mine"....

MalwareDie
01-25-2009, 06:57 PM
anyone saying Nadal needs to get a clue - and fast

This is so true. Nadal is the opposite of really charismatic. He's really dull.

Crazy Girl
01-25-2009, 07:06 PM
I don't understand people voting on Federer.....Badly, very badly.....'cause the charismatic intelligence of Roger is blindingly obvious.

Henry Kaspar
01-25-2009, 07:09 PM
This is so true. Nadal is the opposite of really charismatic. He's really dull.

The fact that you feel compelled to make this comment at least once per page, and otherwise have nothing to say, suggests the opposite. Nadal seems to be all that's on your mind ==> Charisma.

Quakes
01-25-2009, 07:22 PM
Safin.

Nadal loses because of new sleeves.
Bags loses because of old belly.
Fed is charming, not charismatic.

forbiddenfruit
01-25-2009, 07:23 PM
Nadal.

Why is Federer up there? He has the charisma of a wet dishcloth. :o

:haha: Too true! I don't think some of you guys know what Charisma means... Federer!?!!? :spit: :help:

Tsonga has IT and is taking over from Safin who has/had it. That's about it from that list.

Quakes
01-25-2009, 07:30 PM
:haha: Too true! I don't think some of you guys know what Charisma means... Federer!?!!? :spit: :help:

Tsonga has IT and is taking over from Safin who has/had it. That's about it from that list.

Well, maybe it's a matter of taste but IMHO Tsonga is a bit TOO dramatic, esp. the "two thumbs-- it's me" gesture. :rolleyes:

CyBorg
01-25-2009, 08:50 PM
Safin is running away with it. Interesting.

Btw, in my book charisma is more closely related to sex appeal than to giving articulate interviews.

I would say that it is a quality closer related to possessing an aura of confidence, persuasiveness, assertiveness, intelligence, effortlessness and, in general, presence.

Roddick is pretty articulate, but he doesn't have the bodily presence to qualify as charismatic. His body language is pretty rough.

Relaxed, easy-going wit is something I frequently associate with charisma.

Henry Kaspar
01-25-2009, 10:25 PM
Wow. Safin has almost twice as many votes than the next contender (Nadal). I guess this settles it.

Safin 62
Nadal 33
Federer 26
Tsonga 21
Baghdatis 18
Djokovic 14
Gonzalez 10
Monfils 8
Roddick 5
Santoro 3

safinafan
01-25-2009, 10:29 PM
1) Safin
2)Baghdatis
3)Rafa
4)Verdasco
5)Tsonga

michellej
01-25-2009, 10:48 PM
Again...charisma..Merriam Webster dictionary


: a special magnetic charm or appeal


Most of the players mentioned are fun/interesting to watch, but in terms of magnetic appeal...the kind who remain elusive, whose mind remains a mystery, who attracts people on message boards like flies even though he's losing, who try to understand him & gets followed around by hoards of fans.

Only one

Mr. Charisma.... Marat SAFIN....

ORGASMATRON
01-25-2009, 10:49 PM
Kleybanova

flexeter
01-25-2009, 10:55 PM
Safin, Tsonga for sure...you just have to love them.

Nadal is just...a monster, every other player in the top 100 is more charismatic.

And I´m gonna throw a new name to the discussion - Tipsarevic. He is the kind of guy, who you want as a friend.

Henry Kaspar
01-26-2009, 02:51 PM
Have we hit the buffers here?

oranges
01-26-2009, 03:11 PM
And I´m gonna throw a new name to the discussion - Tipsarevic. He is the kind of guy, who you want as a friend.

:yeah: Tipsy has it more than any of the top 3 IMO. He's not in the spotlight much so it somewhat flies under the radar

HattonWBA
01-26-2009, 03:30 PM
Tsonga, Monfils, Baghdatis and Safin are the only 4 that should be on the poll really, i will say Baghdatis

ad-out
01-26-2009, 03:50 PM
Of course it is Safin - hands down. He has all the wit, charm, humor, magnetism, etc. etc. He is the definition of charisma!

Baghdatis has a lot of charm but he doesn't have the whole package like Safin..

Minerva
01-26-2009, 04:11 PM
Tsonga, Monfils, Baghdatis and Safin are the only 4 that should be on the poll really, i will say Baghdatis

I agree with you, except for Monfils. I just can't see any charisma in him, unless jumping up and down like a monkey and making funny faces is being charismatic. :shrug:

Henry Kaspar
01-26-2009, 05:53 PM
Of course it is Safin - hands down. He has all the wit, charm, humor, magnetism, etc. etc. He is the definition of charisma!.

Safin is running away with it. I expected him to do well, but the distance he put between himself and the #2 comes as a surprise.

roberthenman
01-27-2009, 02:31 AM
santoro and safin

reggie1
01-27-2009, 09:52 AM
santoro and safin
Yes, Santoro has a gentle, effortless charisma imo. Safin's charisma is all singing and all dancing and hits you in the face. Unavoidable. I think success (somebody like Federer) can give/add to charisma aswell.

Ariec
01-27-2009, 10:09 AM
Only Marat Safin. Every match where he playing is show.With all feelings and emotions.