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Girl talk! (Men allowed!)

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-06-2002, 06:43 PM
I am in teenybopper mode. All that time, we had been in wtaworld with names like Jelenaishot and ILoveAnna... I think it is time for us to have a girl's time out. What do you have to say about your men?!

I think Andy and Rogi are real cute, even though everyone thinks Rogi has an ugly nose.

And I have a thing for Pete but nobody understands it or can come to terms with it. lol

Chloe le Bopper
09-06-2002, 07:23 PM
Pete is acceptable, in a balding sort of way ;)

I have enough pictures of Ferrero to make a photo album, so I guess that tells you where my tastes lie ;)

ILR
09-06-2002, 09:27 PM
I dont think Rogi has a funny nose!Its perfect in everyway!And Tommy is sexy!And so is Carlos I couls go on and on........:rolleyes:

Ace Tracker
09-07-2002, 12:23 AM
hey girls, people say that Ace Tracker is really sexy and has a prettier nose than Roger...;) :)

AdriRob
09-07-2002, 12:37 AM
Marat Safin in my favorite ...... Tommy is very cute also...
but if you want muscles...check Karim Alami out...wwooww
I don't know if he plays anymore....but give him a look!!

Angele
09-07-2002, 12:42 AM
Lleyton :hearts: :hearts: He's so cute... his eyes are gorgeous!

Other extrememly good looking men:

Andy
Marat
James
Juanqui
Jan Michael Gambill
Jeff Morrison
Mark Philippoussis

roddicktennisbabe
09-07-2002, 01:44 AM
Girl talk ROCKS! Of course Andy- my baby will ALWAYS be the hottest man alive, on and OFF the court! And of course Marat- gosh, that guy is SO HOT! And JMG as well... he is SO super hot... believe me, I've seen ALL my top 3 players in action live... they are ALL so hot on TV and off!
Mark Phillippoussis used to be hot.. dunno really what happened. He's just ok now... Lleyton used to be not too bad either... but he got a buzz cut and that only works for a few guys. James with a buzz cut- OH YUM! Oh-oh- and Michel Kratochivil- he's SO hot in person. And I watched Mario Ancic and he's pretty hot too!
But c'mon- WHO is hotter than my lover, Andy?

Jackie
09-07-2002, 01:48 AM
Anyone else think Lleyton should have kept the pony tail?

Chloe le Bopper
09-07-2002, 01:54 AM
Oh dear :o Hewitt with the long hair, looked like he was ready to go audition to become the next Hanson brother :D

Jackie
09-07-2002, 02:02 AM
LMAO! I never even thought of that...OK, the short hair wins

charzie
09-07-2002, 04:20 AM
ANDY!!! he's soooo HOTT! my goodness!! i wish he werent all the way in america!! especially when he's like soaked in sweat and all pumped up?? *feels faint*

safin_fan
09-07-2002, 04:26 AM
Marat:kiss: Robredo is pretty hot too! I really wanna see him vs Safin:drool: Youzhny is also really cute. Haas has nice eyes but his face is a weird shape.

Henmaniac
09-07-2002, 06:32 AM
ahh well why not....

Henman's cute :)

In SOME way I do not fully understand myself either.

Lily
09-07-2002, 06:45 AM
lol@Rebecca. Hanson brother! lol Hey, I always thought the middle brother (Taylor?) was really cute. Whatever happened to them? Anyway.....

Marat is so hot, even the guys say he should have a calendar. Tommy's cute when hes angry. I dont know why. James is so cute and I love the hair. James, Rogi and Tommy all have the nicest eyes. Juan Carlos is like a little angel. So sweet looking. Mark P. can be cute at times. Its just that you have to catch him at the right time. And Lleyton? Well, I like his voice.

esther
09-07-2002, 07:01 AM
omg how can neone think hewitt is hot?!

Nina
09-07-2002, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by Lily
lol@Rebecca. Hanson brother! lol Hey, I always thought the middle brother (Taylor?) was really cute. Whatever happened to them? Anyway.....


Taylor got married :eek: I used to like Zac a loooong time ago :o

Out of the tennis players I think Roger is cute, I like the nose too :), Marat of course, James, Carlos and Agustin Calleri :drool:

irma
09-07-2002, 01:01 PM
I used to think they were all girls

Chloe le Bopper
09-07-2002, 02:13 PM
lol Irma - I take it you mean the Hanson brothers and not the men of the ATP ? :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-07-2002, 02:38 PM
I already mentioned this, but Ferrero :drool:

I could watch that man read the newspaper :hearts:

Barrie_Dude
09-07-2002, 05:04 PM
Ewwwwwww Cooties!

Angele
09-07-2002, 05:19 PM
Tommy Haas is hot too... I can't believe I forgot about him :o

Lleyton's ponytail was minging :o His hair is much better now although it is a bit short... it's best length is here:

Nina
09-07-2002, 06:19 PM
oh and I also like the Bryan twins :drool:

Nina
09-07-2002, 06:26 PM
http://www.bryanbros.com/photos/m-b-volleyball.jpg

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-07-2002, 06:31 PM
The Bryan twins?! How about *who's that hottie in the middle?!*

ILR
09-07-2002, 06:34 PM
lol yeh good question Mrs.Guga!

dots
09-07-2002, 06:44 PM
Those twins are *yum* :drool:

Chloe le Bopper
09-07-2002, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Mrs_Guga
Even with the cabbage patch hair?!

I think Ferrero should die his hair the way Heath Ledger had it with the highlights?!

Oh, I think Enqvist was hot after he took the coloring out of his hair and is dirty blonde.

Even with the bad hair ;) Though I would have to be careful to look around the hair, for fear of blinding :D

Ferrero looked good with his hightlighty hair at Wimbledon and Cincinatti :)

Nina
09-07-2002, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Mrs_Guga
The Bryan twins?! How about *who's that hottie in the middle?!*

Its their friend, who used to be the #1 player in Stanford

Goonergal
09-07-2002, 08:55 PM
I agree the guy in the middle is way hotter than the Bryans! :p

luvbadboys
09-07-2002, 10:19 PM
OOOOH I like this thread:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I have this mental picture of myself ina triple decker sandwich made of Marat, James and Goran....innocents please close your ears and eyes;) ....and we're naked:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I think Lleyton and Roger are cute but the lust factor goes down because they have such devoted girlfriends

ILR
09-07-2002, 10:21 PM
hey get in the queue Mrs.B!lol

Lily
09-08-2002, 02:02 PM
I know this is girl talk, but I didnt know where else to put this...

Capriati's in her cups Jennifer Capriati still has a bit of the bad girl in her. The tennis star stripped down to her bra Wednesday night at the weekly Candyland party at club Serafina on Lafayette St.
Capriati, who got bounced out of the U.S. Open a few hours earlier, arrived around 11 p.m. with "Friends" star Matthew Perry and some other pals. Perry, who has been romantically linked with Capriati, left around 12:30 a.m.
"That's when the party really started," said a spy. "Jennifer grabbed a microphone and started singing to the Nelly song 'Hot in Here.'"
Illustrating the climate conditions - and the Nelly lyrics, "I wanna take my clothes off" - Capriati doffed her black tank top and started dancing in her bra and beige pants. Several of her friends joined in, peeling down to their foundation garments.
"People couldn't believe it," said the source, adding that the 26-year-old tennis star left around 3 a.m.
***the link to the pictures: click on "Jennifer Capriati at Candyland Weekly Party" it'll lead you to the rest of the pictures: http://www.celebrityvibe.com/

Layla
09-08-2002, 02:36 PM
Have I mentioned how sexy Juan Carlos Ferrero is? :hearts: Especially when his hair is all wet and messy. I agree with Rebecca. I could watch him read the newspaper - all day long... every day of the week. :drool:

Mrs. B
09-08-2002, 07:55 PM
i like Roger but i thought this pix is pretty hot...:drool:

luvbadboys
09-08-2002, 08:26 PM
Here's another fantasy I had.

FAIR WARNING!! It's graphic!!!

On a boat, in the cabin, on a bed with Nico and just the motions of the waves doing all the work.:lick:

hail2guga
09-08-2002, 09:03 PM
I know most people do not find Guga handsome, but I just think that he is the cutest. I love his hair (when it is curly) and I love that he is so skinny. :hearts:

The hottest guys in male tennis are Goran, Marat :drool: and James Blake (again I love his hair) and Fererro

Nina
09-08-2002, 09:07 PM
found out the name of the Stanford guy- Jeff Salzensteing :)

Vera
09-08-2002, 10:30 PM
Rafter and Moya are real hunk.

But I love everything about Juan Carlos; his messy hair (whatever color), skinny legs, broad shoulder, sweet smile, killer forehand, and that facial expression when he's pumping himself up at the court:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:. Should I keep going?

Allie
09-08-2002, 10:36 PM
Sluiter is pretty cute.... :p

Marat and Rafter are real hunks. :drool:

Allie
09-08-2002, 10:38 PM
Of course, of course. ;)

luvbadboys
09-08-2002, 11:49 PM
Rubbing my (face) cheeks against JCF's hair when it was blond not yellow and against Guga's hair when it was light brown and curly.

Gently squeezing Tommy's biceps and caressing his stomachs.

luvbadboys
09-08-2002, 11:50 PM
I'm gonna call my boyfriend. This thread is killing me.;)

:D :D

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-09-2002, 12:08 AM
I want a boyfriend!

Allie
09-09-2002, 02:41 AM
Thank god I don't have a boyfriend..... :o :p ;)

AmErIcAn
09-09-2002, 05:16 PM
cmon guys now we all know the Hottest guys are from the USA!!!!!

PETEY!
JAMES!
JAN - MIKE!

BUT;

TOMMY HAAS IS COMPLETLY AND UTTERLY SEXY!!!!!!!!1

Chloe le Bopper
09-09-2002, 05:16 PM
But I love everything about Juan Carlos; his messy hair (whatever color), skinny legs, broad shoulder, sweet smile, killer forehand, and that facial expression when he's pumping himself up at the court

He may have skinny legs, but he has beautiful quads :drool: He just stands there and they jut out :o And I gawk foolishly :D

dbc
09-09-2002, 09:41 PM
Rafter and Moya
But Phillippoussis, Blake & Gonzalez are in there somewhere as well.
But isn't it a good thing tasts are different? Would never have Roddick or Lleyton on my list!

Allie
09-09-2002, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by Mrs_Guga
HEHEHEHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm such a loser--dork!!!!!!!!!!!

No way..... :o :p

At least you are a pretty smart shopper..... ;)

And you picked a nice area in Washington DC, if I do remember weeks ago *ahem* ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2002, 03:57 AM
But isn't it a good thing tasts are different

For sure, that is what makes us all so interesting :)

i-girl
09-10-2002, 06:51 AM
I think Yevgeny K, and Lleyton are so attractive. what can I say, I like my men with "grrrr.....":D .
just so that we're on the same page sisters, I don't usually come to atpworld, Allie=Alexis? luvbadboys=?

JeNn
09-10-2002, 08:25 AM
this is soooooooooooooooooooo my type of thread :)

TheBoiledEgg
09-10-2002, 08:38 AM
Men Allowed ???........ but what am i gonna discuss in here :p

i-girl
09-10-2002, 08:41 AM
Marat is so good looking, and he knows it, too:rolleyes: . Gambill is too much of a "pretty boy".

Goonergal
09-10-2002, 01:42 PM
Jan Mike is fit and he has a nice bod the fact that Ol Jimbo calls him "Hollywood" *cringe* :p

Nina
09-10-2002, 01:50 PM
Gambill is not my type at all

Daniel
09-10-2002, 02:03 PM
:drool: :drool:

ILR
09-10-2002, 04:52 PM
Aw Jan is cute!but not like Rogi or Tommy,or Carlos.............:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Hey I like this thread!

luvbadboys
09-10-2002, 05:59 PM
I-girl What's up?

Luvbadboys = Jay= I'm' not a member of wtaworld

Glad to meet someone else with a penchant for grrrrrrr....lol

There's just something about these kind of guys that thrill me.

tennischick
09-10-2002, 06:58 PM
sorry i didn't respond to ths thread before. when Mrs. Guga in her opening post listed the Android as one of the cute men of the ATP, i thought for sure she was just kidding...:eek: :eek:

now, is there a hotter man on the ATP tour than James Blake?

http://www.gotennis.com/images/content/protour/atp/profiles/Player_440/15.JPG

http://www.jamesblaketennis.com/jb%20images/People%20mag%20article.jpg

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_0829_014.jpg

ILR
09-10-2002, 07:02 PM
yes.lol ;)

Lily
09-10-2002, 07:28 PM
Gambill is Mr. Barbie.

Ah, that lovely pic of James. A beautiful man, inside and out :)

hi I luvRogi! :) yeah, Rogi, Tommy, Carlos, Marat. mmmmmm. off with their shirts.lol

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2002, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the Blake pictures, I had forgotten to give him a nod ;)

Tennisfan-Mtl
09-10-2002, 08:26 PM
Anyone ever noticed Haas' butt ????

YUMMY :D

ILR
09-10-2002, 08:27 PM
Hi Lily!and to answer ur question TennisFan-Mtl-Hell yeah!lol ;)

dbc
09-10-2002, 08:42 PM
Love those pics of James.
He really is worth looking at

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2002, 09:00 PM
Anyone ever noticed Haas' butt ????

I think the question is "has anyone not noticed Hass' butt???". How can you not :eek:

jennifer
09-10-2002, 09:00 PM
:drool: Blake, Safin, and Henman :lick:

Thanks for posting pics of James! :hearts:

Tennisfan-Mtl
09-10-2002, 09:07 PM
Rebecca :D

It is simply delicious ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-10-2002, 09:08 PM
It is pretty impressive :D

ILR
09-10-2002, 09:15 PM
pics anyone of Tommys *ahem* behind?I need a nice image before I go to bed! ;)

lurker
09-10-2002, 11:19 PM
Sexy is...Tommy Haas:drool:, Carlos Moya:kiss:, Pat Rafter:hearts:!!!

dots
09-10-2002, 11:57 PM
Did anyone say men were allowed??? :D



lalalala....Jan-Mike :drool: :drool: :drool: Gambill appeals more to men....that's a scientific fact! :D

Andy... I think he's hot...hopefully he doesn't cramp during sex :o

James...James James! What can I say? He's the kind of guy you want to take home and spend the rest of your life with. :angel:

Brian twins~They're so cute! ;) Has anyone seen them on court? They are like bunnies out there* They just hop, hop, hop, and hop!

:bounce:

Pete, I think he's good looking...if you are into honest /serious guys of course :cool: *Love ya' Pete* Plus he's very Gay friendly, which is a big plus for me! :cool:


Hass, only for sex. :drool:



Hewitt, if you're into abusive relationships :rolleyes:

Jackie
09-11-2002, 03:41 AM
Originally posted by dots
Did anyone say men were allowed??? :D

Andy... I think he's hot...hopefully he doesn't cramp during sex :o
]

That was funny, but...

Originally posted by dots
[B]
Hewitt, if you're into abusive relationships :rolleyes:

...where did that come from? Lleyton has NEVER shown any signs of being abusive towards Kim

dots
09-11-2002, 03:49 AM
now now now...I was misbehaving :angel: I'm sure he makes a wonderful partner.

:o :o :o

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-11-2002, 03:50 AM
lol! I am a big Lleyki and somehow I find that funny. I am a horrible person I guess! LOL! I just think it's funny because of the image people have of Lleyton and that's the kind of comment someone would make about him in response to his stand-off-ish, aggressive personality that people take away from him. It's like that funny article about how he screamed at the eggs. Haha!

Anyway, I can understand how someone would get mad at that

Irish
09-11-2002, 05:37 AM
Originally posted by Tennisfan-Mtl
Anyone ever noticed Haas' butt ????

YUMMY :D

Many, many, many times.:drool: :hearts: :lick: :kiss: :angel:

Chloe le Bopper
09-11-2002, 05:43 AM
I think we all owe Mrs Guga a big thanks for giving us the opportunity to come together, and perv out like this :cool:

Thankyou :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
09-11-2002, 05:44 AM
i was just putting pictures on my wall, finishing up on the Ferrero section :D and it reminded me of being there and seeing him just ten feet away :drool:

Makes my stomache all flutterly, among other physical responses...

i-girl
09-11-2002, 06:20 AM
JCF is a definit babe, I'm so with you on that Bec.
did someone here say Henman??! ok, there's no accounting for taste, but that's just sick! :D
Lleyton is so supportive of Kim, there's nothing more attractive than that. he's not into all the stupid macho boyfriend nonsesnse, I love that.

luvbadboys
09-11-2002, 06:25 AM
I read in Hello that Boris is back with Barbara. Anybody knows if this is true?

Jackie
09-11-2002, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by Mrs_Guga
lol! I am a big Lleyki and somehow I find that funny. I am a horrible person I guess! LOL! I just think it's funny because of the image people have of Lleyton and that's the kind of comment someone would make about him in response to his stand-off-ish, aggressive personality that people take away from him. It's like that funny article about how he screamed at the eggs. Haha!

Anyway, I can understand how someone would get mad at that

Screamed @ the eggs? I'm lost

i-girl
09-11-2002, 07:13 AM
I'm lost too, Untitled:) . go ahead and explain to us what you mean young lady:D .

i-girl
09-11-2002, 07:15 AM
you know what? Mrs. Guga is american, and I think not too many americans will come here today. she'll explain tommorow:) .

russianlove
09-11-2002, 07:35 AM
The hottest guy in tennis is definately Marat Safin

and Guga is just so gorgeous

Nina
09-11-2002, 08:14 AM
The article about LLeyton screaming at eggs was from www.thebladder.com. It's a site where they make up funny articles, 100% not true. Well that one about the eggs was about Lleyton coming to Belgium and he tried making egs for breakfast, started screaming at them, turned red etc. THat was all made up

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-11-2002, 08:28 AM
I'm american and I shouldn't be here???

And I am in Washington DC yet I am still here. Many people here are staying home

i-girl
09-11-2002, 08:32 AM
I never said you shouldn't be here, sweetie! I said I doubt alot of anericans will be here today, because of spetember 11th. I'm glad you are here:) .

Nina
09-11-2002, 04:54 PM
some more nice Blake pictures

Nina
09-11-2002, 04:56 PM
:drool:

Nina
09-11-2002, 05:05 PM
another one

Nina
09-11-2002, 05:07 PM
:)

ikke
09-11-2002, 05:15 PM
:drool:

Chloe le Bopper
09-11-2002, 05:15 PM
I don't understand the people who don't like his hair :o

What's not to like? :o

cheliste
09-12-2002, 05:20 PM
I am sooooo loving this thread!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

And for the hottest guy in tennis, definitely MARAT SAFIN :drool: :drool: :drool:
And those drooling emoticons pretty much sum it all :) :)

It took me what, like 5 minutes to fall in love with him!! And that Sports
Illustrated pic, darn sizzling! Oh well, he's a headcase alright, but I find it downright
sexy :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

cheliste
09-12-2002, 05:36 PM
Thanks Nina for James pics! Love his hair by the way:)

Well, I Marat-obsessed but it's nice to see and taste (:rolleyes: :rolleyes:in my
dreams!) the other cute pieces of meat out there in tennis, right?

babydoll
09-12-2002, 08:31 PM
JAmes blake has a wierd ass! :confused:

Hottest Mens tennis player Is defintly Marat!

ikke is that a pic of Oliver Rochus?? if it is HE is cute! :D :hearts:

claudine140
09-13-2002, 07:34 AM
To me Carlos Moya is the most sexy and beautifull man in the tennis circuit. To bad some photos, taken when he is playing aren't showing this. But in reality he is sooooooo hot.

ikke
09-13-2002, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by Chato

ikke is that a pic of Oliver Rochus?? if it is HE is cute! :D :hearts:

Yep it is!!! Here's another one:D

Allie
09-13-2002, 05:09 PM
Wow Oliver IS cute. :hearts:

Andy
09-14-2002, 08:39 PM
Hi girlfriends!! Can I join y'all! LOL

ILR
09-14-2002, 08:40 PM
if ur hot yeh!lol ;) welcome!

Andy
09-14-2002, 08:42 PM
Alexis told me I am hot. Does that count? LOL

ILR
09-14-2002, 08:43 PM
erm.........yeh I spose so! ;)

babydoll
09-14-2002, 09:26 PM
yep! Oliver is Da man! :drool: whew im turned on.. :o :angel:

Andy
09-14-2002, 09:41 PM
I thought it was Olivier

Chloe le Bopper
09-14-2002, 10:25 PM
It is Olivier.

For some reason the American Media (and I'm not sure who else) feels the need to change foriegn names.

Allie
09-15-2002, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by Andy
Alexis told me I am hot. Does that count? LOL

LMFAO!!!

Are ya the only guy here in Girl talk, Andy? ;)

and Iluvrogi, Andy really IS hot, nice lips sweetheart. :p

claudine140
09-15-2002, 11:04 AM
Moya is the most sexy, beautifull and well looking man on the apt tour
Here some proves:

claudine140
09-15-2002, 11:08 AM
Moya is the best

claudine140
09-15-2002, 11:09 AM
moya is simply the most adorable man

claudine140
09-15-2002, 11:11 AM
What do you think of that one?

claudine140
09-15-2002, 11:13 AM
I love this one

claudine140
09-15-2002, 11:15 AM
Hot Moya practising

dots
09-15-2002, 04:29 PM
Thanks for the pics Claudine :drool: There's actually a pic were Carlos is nudie...I'm surprised you didn't post that one...since you seem to be very passionate about Charlie ;)

jcluvva
09-15-2002, 05:11 PM
I have loads of pics of Juan Carlos he's so sweet looking but I also really like Safin.

No I don't think Lleyton should have kept the ponytail.

ikke
09-15-2002, 05:52 PM
Lleyton is hot with his short hair!!!!!!!:D

Goonergal
09-15-2002, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by ikke
Lleyton is hot with his short hair!!!!!!!:D

Thanx 4 posting this paticular pic Julie! :D It's one of my favourites :drool:

babydoll
09-15-2002, 08:52 PM
i dont know but Moya just needs to lose the long hair!

and im so glad my boy Lleyton lost his, oh baby he looks gooood with short hair now *sigh* :hearts:

thanks for the pic! :)

Jessi
09-15-2002, 09:44 PM
Love this thread! :hearts: Anyways, i thought you girls might enjoy reading this article. Its called "Here come the gladiators" and it rates the top hunks in tennis from 1-10. Guess who's Numero Uno! ;) :hearts:

HERE COME THE GLADIATORS Australian Tennis magazine Oct 2000

Move over Russell Crowe, the real gladiators of men’s tennis have arrived.

KIM TRENGOVE surveys an ever-expanding line-up of tennis hunks. (PS: Kim is a female).

CLOSE your eyes and imagine the ultimate men’s tennis final. You could be watching for up to five hours, so the contestants had better be worth the effort. Sure, we can all appreciate the technical skill with which shots are executed: that elegant ball toss and smooth service action, the perfectly judged laser backhand down the line followed by a low-angled, cross-court slice forehand volley. Ah, another topspin and he scrambles to reach an impossible overhead smash...

But what does he look like? What is under that big, baggy shirt, and when is he going to get hot enough to remove it? Can we please get another close-up of that warrior-rugged, squared-jawed, perfectly-angled, olive-skinned face. He just smashed another racquet into the court, mangling it beyond recognition. Animal!
Men’s tennis has never been in better hands, or should I say legs, faces...torsos. For so long, the passionate tennis spectator has had to suffer the passionless maneuoverings of top players who had about as much charisma as a supermarket chain.

It seems cruel to name names, but as he didn’t turn up for the Wimbledon Parade of Champions last July, Ivan Lendl heads the list of past charisma-bypass champions. Jim Courier remains a fascinating personality in retirement, but he never made spectators salivate. Ditto Michael Stich, Petr Korda, Thomas Muster, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Kevin Curren, Michael Chang and the Big Man himself, Pete Sampras. Only Boris Becker truly possessed what the movie star moguls call Factor X: a mix of talent, sex appeal, intrigue, angst, pride, glamor, and chutzpah.

Then Pat Rafter emerged. A contemporary of Sampras’, nobody much appreciated the Queenslander’s mass appeal until he won the US Open for the first time in 1997. In women’s tennis, you don’t have to win titles to get on the cover of magazines so long as you are blonde, extremely well-proportioned and feel comfortable making bra ads. But male players can’t get by on model looks alone.

“I definitely wouldn’t say I was good looking,” Rafter told Britain’s Ace Tennis Magazine this year. “I’m just normal. The sex symbol thing all comes along with succeeding. I don’t think it matters what you look like. It’s success that is the attractive thing. It’s because of what I’ve done and because of my personality that the girls love me, I suppose. You see a lot of good-looking women with ordinary people like me and you wonder why. Then you realise he’s done this or that, and that’s what attracts people.”

Hicham Arazi is a sassy, crowd-loving and talented player from Morocco ranked 41 in the world (on the old entry points system). Imagine if he’d won 10 Grand Slam titles instead of his lone ATP Tour championship in Casablanca? The man would be flashing his brilliant, let’s-party smile on every glossy from here to Monte Carlo.
Instead, we’ve had to pretend that Andre Agassi is sort of sexy on account of his six Grand Slams, up and down career, quick-step schoolboy walk, and love match with the sort of sexy women’s Grand Slammer, Steffi Graf. Agassi is a fascinating personality, no doubt about it, and he gives the best interviews. But sexy?
Behind the scenes at the ATP HQ they know what sexy is and have decided to push the envelope, inspired by the marketing success of women celebrity players, Venus, Serena, Anna and Mary. We call them by their surnames when we talk tennis, but when we think “lust or disgust”, only a Christian name will suffice.

The curiously titled “New Balls Please” campaign has thrust a new cast of talented, hungry, mostly good-looking tennis pros of between 18 and 23 into the glare of the prurient tennis fan. Here come the gladiators, staring with a certain super model aloofness in black and white photographs on posters, billboards and advertisements around the globe. They are destined to re-vitalise tennis in time for the imminent retirement of those “Old Balls” Agassi, Sampras and Rafter.

Lleyton, Marat, Gustavo, Juan Carlos, Roger, Tommy, Jan-Michael, Scud, Nicolas, Magnus are the tennis rock stars of the future and, by all accounts, most of them are eager to whip up a bit of Beatle-mania in the autograph queues. “It’s fantastic to be put in such a group of elite players,” said Hewitt after his Wimbledon photo-shoot with Kuerten. “You’ve got the Kuertens, the Philippoussises, the Safins, the Ferreros, who obviously are the future of tennis as well. But you’ve still got to prove it. You have the high guys up there, the Rafters, the Agassis, the Samprases, and then the newer guys 23 and under sort of coming up biting at their heels.”
ATP Tour spokesman Matt Rapp says the “New Balls Please” campaign is about increasing awareness of the next generation of top players. “The campaign is about attitude,” he says. “The theme is New Blood – New Attitude. The guys with the guts and games to take on the established order.”

Sounds like a movie script, which should suit Gambill and Philippoussis. Following Kournikova’s lead, Jan-Michael is grooming himself for a career in film. “I met with a casting director of Star Trek Voyager over the Christmas break,” he revealed during the men’s tournament in LA last July. “I think I have a fairly good shot at getting a small part in the upcoming year. It’s just a matter of getting a part for me – timing.” Philippoussis may look a little stiff in some of his interviews, but who knows what he is capable of, given a little direction and some meaty dialogue?

“A couple of years ago, Anthony Quinn saw me at the US Open, and then called my agent and said he liked my looks and would like me to play the part of his son in a movie,” Philippoussis said. “I said sure to playing the part of Anthony Quinn’s son, of course. I was going to do it, but they changed the scheduling of the movie.”
Now, if I was a Hollywood director, objectively, coldly casting my eye over the ATP Tour Media Guide for my Top 10 list of bankable leading men to star in GLADIATOR 2, the following players would be given a screen test (in order of priority).

1. Marat Safin
Simply the best-looking male player on the planet, possibly the best-looking male as well. A true gladiator, a perfectly proportioned being and a tennis equivalent to Leo Tolstoy if only he could get that temper under control. Still, great champions should possess a healthy dose of madness and Marat needs to smash racquets the way some people need to crack their knuckles.
He is also extremely dry-witted and gives entertaining interviews. At the Tennis Masters Series in Toronto (which he won), he explained his addiction to racquet smashing. “Sometimes, you need this. And I think the people, they understand this. Because we are human beings and we need to try to break it because it’s only a racquet, it’s nothing else. But I know it’s not very nice on the court. It doesn’t look very, I would say, very educated.”
Some of Safin’s shots look like they might make holes in the court. In a few years time, when he has collected a number of Grand Slam titles, he will be shattering many women’s hearts as well.

2. Patrick Rafter
I’m sorry Pat, you were a good sort before you won those US Opens and you will continue to light up the court whenever that dodgy shoulder enables you to play at, or even below, your peak. Any match is worth watching if Rafter is involved, hence the incredible ratings lift on British TV when he played the Wimbledon final against Sampras. (Over 8.8 million people - 38 percent of the viewing audience - tuned in to BBC1, the best figures since 1992.)
Rafter has evolved into a warrior on court with a dashing serve-volley game; he’s smart, instinctive, courageous, versatile and incredibly down to earth. He’s had one girlfriend for a long time, comes from a big, happy family, gives time and money to children’s charities, and would cross over hot coals to play Davis Cup for his country. No wonder some fans call him Saint Pat – the man epitomises Rudyard Kipling’s “If” poem. Other players want to be like Rafter, hence Roger Federer’s and Lleyton Hewitt’s copycat ponytail. Don’t they know? Superstars start their own fashion trends.

3. Gustavo Kuerten
Forget the movies, if there is anyone you would choose to go out to dinner with, Guga would have to top the list. This Brazilian has maracas in his joints. He has a wide smile, a lateral sense of humor, is generous to his fans, and often looks like Don Quixote on the tennis court, soldiering on when his bones appear to be crumbling beneath him.
He is nice to his grandmother and helps look after his mentally handicapped younger brother, Guilherme, giving him all his trophies. The only trouble with Guga is, if you ran your fingers through his hair they might not come out again.

4. Lleyton Hewitt
This New Ball is the very essence of adolescence, with his cocky cap turned backwards as he rolls into the Land of the Giants. When Hewitt hits the zone, the effect is electrifying and every spectator in the house gets a charge. He’d make a great Mercutio to Pat Rafter’s Romeo – ready to commit insane acts of bravery, just oozing intensity and desire.


5. Andre Agassi
The saga of Agassi, now that he’s 30, is so involved and dramatic it would make a far better movie than a Coliseum flick. The bald-headed Las Vegan has been around the block many times, yet still we do not tire of his presence, particularly with the addition to his entourage of the intense fraulein Steffi Graf. Agassi speaks his mind, he toils hard, his groundstrokes are superlative, and the shiny bald pate lends him the aura of an advanced being, a Yoda in the making with a few more galaxies to traverse. You need one in every block-buster.

6. Mark Philippoussis
When the Scud beat Sjeng Schalken in five sets at Wimbledon this year, the next morning’s papers featured large photographs of him with one exhausted fist raised against a glary background. It was surreal, heroic, awesomely Greek God-like, as if Philippoussis had single-handedly beaten back a tribe of marauding barbarians.
A week later, the “matured” Mark 2 was again the anti-hero of Australian tennis after he withdrew from the Davis Cup. Such contradiction makes for frustrating, compelling, push-me/pull-you viewing. Besides, his dark, unhappy looks and mighty 193cm frame are the most photogenic around.

7. Jan-Michael Gambill
Oh, how beauty can be a curse. This 23-year-old American is working hard to prove he’s not just a pretty face, and worth more professional respect than being honored in People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People of the Year” list.
Objectively, he’s a knockout: tall, perfectly proportioned and tight-muscled with straight white teeth, drippy deep-set blue eyes, tipped hair etc. Now that he’s starting to win a few more matches we may, in turn, see a bit more character leak out.

8. Juan Carlos Ferrero
The crown prince of men’s tennis – on clay, anyway. Again, the 20-year-old, light-boned Juan has not had a great deal of exposure, but his self-assured ascent to the semi-finals of this year’s French Open revealed a young man full of poise, tranquillity and astonishing ability. His fine features and inner strength will appeal to those who worshipped Mats Wilander.

9. Alex Corretja /
Carlos Moya
A tie. Two Spaniards for the more mature spectator, although Corretja is only 26 and Moya 24. Corretja is a thoroughly nice, courteous, clean-looking crooner of a player, while Moya has everything a bloke needs to top this list except a strong back – the reason he has not been playing well for 12 months.

10. Pete Sampras
You can’t exclude the best player of all time. Some, such as his actress fiancée, Bridgette Wilson, may find the hirsute Grand Slammer sexy, but behind that whopping great game, Sampras stores a great deal of emotion and every now and then it floods out, breaking the hearts of all those who understand how much he has gone through to dominate tennis for the past decade.

Vera
09-15-2002, 10:14 PM
Very interesting article. Thank you Jessi.

Jessi
09-15-2002, 10:20 PM
my pleasure, Vera! I'm glad you liked it! :)

warfreakbix
09-16-2002, 01:00 PM
:hearts: Marat Safin :kiss: love that temper, I think he'll put up a good fight when I'm taking advantage of him :D :D :D

Well Hass if you're really into that butt kissing :lick: :drool:

ikke
09-16-2002, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by Lleyton's_Chick


Thanx 4 posting this paticular pic Julie! :D It's one of my favourites :drool:

lol, it's one of my favourites too, he is so cute in that pic:D

ikke
09-16-2002, 05:44 PM
Here's another one from that pressconference, esp for you cilla:D

Goonergal
09-16-2002, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by ikke
Here's another one from that pressconference, esp for you cilla:D

Oh you don't know what this is doing to me Julie my 2 sexy Aussies in one pic! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Btw thanx 4 the article Jessi! :D

Hania
09-16-2002, 06:12 PM
Hellooooooooooooooooo all :wavey:
Ow, my ear hurts :sad:

Sharon
09-16-2002, 09:22 PM
Hey, I just joined. I'm a new member but I just want to say my favorite player is Juan carlos ferrero.

Vera
09-16-2002, 09:42 PM
Hi Sharon. :bounce: I'm JC's fan too.

harry_potter
09-17-2002, 09:55 AM
hi again Sharon :wavey:

Goonergal
09-17-2002, 03:31 PM
:wavey: Sharon!

Hania
09-17-2002, 08:47 PM
Harry Potter! We meet again!

AtPGiRL
09-17-2002, 09:03 PM
Well I have no clue how I managed to miss THIS thread!!! It's right up my alley.. :o If any of you ever read our fantasy thread on Gotennis. .. well it was very :drool: worthy!!

Well, the one and only HOT guy on the ATP tour is
MARAT SAFIN :drool: :drool: :drool:

Following with a close second is TOMMY HAAS :drool: That boy is all DICK & ASS !! :hearts: I love watching him play live because he jiggles all over the court! :drool:

Also, I do love my little LLEYTON LLEGS HEWITT :drool: Another hottie with a cute ass and legs!

Then last but not least.. I love JUAN CARLOS FERRERO :drool: he's just so little and cute! And he has the best quads ever! ;)

PATRICK RAFTER is another HOTTIE who is very :drool: worthy.. too bad he's no longer playing!

Honourable mentions go to: MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS & JAMES BLAKE Mark is so hot in person! and James is fine too, but he's too innocent for me! ;)


Players who make me wanna gag..
Jan Michael Gambill : this queen.... I don't know what anyone sees in him.. lol.

Goran Ivanisevic.. just don't see the attraction!
Carlos Moya.. not hot! Although those are some good pics of him someone posted in here..
Nicholas Lapentti.. gag! ;)
Magnus Norman!! DOUBLE GAG!!!

dbc
09-17-2002, 09:09 PM
ATPgirl, considering this has been going for sometime, can't see how you missed it.
Agree with you on Rafter, Phillippoussis & Blake, also the negative thoughts on Goran. When he gets that cap off, suppose can agree on Haas, but don't agree on most of yr other faves & I realy do like Moya - think he's even cuter close to than on TV!

AtPGiRL
09-17-2002, 09:13 PM
lol.. well I only come here every once in a while.. that's the only way I missed it! lol.! It's good we all don't agree, or else we'd all be in catfights..! ;) lol!

babydoll
09-17-2002, 09:46 PM
I like your thinkin AtPGiRL~! :cool:

love the name LLEYTON LLEGS HEWITT ! :drool:

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-17-2002, 09:49 PM
WHo put Goran on their list anyway?! Actually, Wimbledon 2001, he was not bad looking at all!

Allie
09-18-2002, 02:24 AM
Goran is cute, he's not bad at all. :o

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 04:44 AM
:wavey: Sharon :D


Thanks for the article Jessi! Juan Carlos :drool:


Hewitt has beautiful eyes, but something about him just doesn't do it for me :confused:

Then last but not least.. I love JUAN CARLOS FERRERO he's just so little and cute! And he has the best quads ever!

I know, I'm dirty dirty pig, but you are so right :hearts: I watched them his whole match, in all of his live matches I have seen :drool:

ikke
09-18-2002, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Mrs_Guga
WHo put Goran on their list anyway?! Actually, Wimbledon 2001, he was not bad looking at all!

Goran is cute:D

ikke
09-18-2002, 01:18 PM
Hy Sharon :wavey:

harry_potter
09-18-2002, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by Hermione
Harry Potter! We meet again!

hi :wavey: where's ron? ;)

Jessi
09-18-2002, 09:31 PM
you're welcome, Cilla and Becca! :D :D

Liz
09-19-2002, 06:16 AM
Moya, Rafter, Gambill, Haas, Blake & of course my Petey are all very handsome & sexy :)

Roddick would be cute if his eyes weren't so close-set...kinda reminds me of little pig eyes....LOL

harry_potter
09-19-2002, 09:31 AM
hi Liz :wavey:

maratski
09-21-2002, 06:57 PM
MARAT'S THE MAN. The sweetest, the nicest and the Sexiest.

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-21-2002, 07:03 PM
What up Ilhame! Yeah, I have plenty of Marat piccies on my wall...

Hania
09-21-2002, 07:54 PM
Lleyton (obv)
Marat Safin
Pat Rafter
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Tommy Haas
Goran Ivanisevic
Now, they are fine male specimens

Jessi
09-21-2002, 08:23 PM
Yeah, I have plenty of Marat piccies on my wall...

Cool, Mrs_G! :drool:

bis2806
09-22-2002, 03:40 AM
Andy is my man ;) he's mine forever!!! :D

harry_potter
09-22-2002, 09:37 AM
oh yeah? ;) fine, with me, i don't want him :p ;)

ILR
09-22-2002, 09:43 AM
LOL @ HP!

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-22-2002, 04:50 PM
I have a tennis collage on my wall. There are mostly Andy, Guga, Marat, and LOL--Anna pictures. Yeah, I love Anna to death!

Allie
09-22-2002, 07:01 PM
I have mrs. guga and guga on my wall :D

And Marat too :D

maratski
09-23-2002, 12:29 PM
I don't have Marat on my wall, but change the background of my computer everyday. If I'm bored I watch his photos on the internet and do that very often.

maratski
09-23-2002, 02:44 PM
How can I post a picture in here?

cheliste
09-24-2002, 08:42 AM
How can I post a picture in here?

When you post a reply, you can see "attach file "under options box just below where you key in your msg. From there you can browse for whatever file you want to attach to your message.

change the background of my computer everyday. If I'm bored I watch his photos on the internet and do that very often.

I am also guilty of doing the same thing. I change my desktop image quite often much to my sis disgust. Hehehehe! You've got to have 365 different wallpapers if you change your background everday. Each day different for the entire year! :D :D And oh yeahh, I watch his interviews and matches over and over again. And for every match, I watch like I am seeing it for the first time! Aren't we all?

maratski
09-24-2002, 02:06 PM
One of my favorite pictures:D :D :drool:

maratski
09-24-2002, 03:33 PM
I've tried posting pictures about a million times and I'm stil not able to post my fave Marat photo.:mad: :mad:


Anyway it's one of the us open pictures where Marat is on his knees in front of the net. The one where you can see his underpants.

A-Rod
09-24-2002, 05:51 PM
Cool! I like girl talk WITH men allowed ;) :)

Marat is soo yummy! He's amzingly gorgeous! :) But the guy who really does it for me is my Andy :drool: :lick:
http://membres.lycos.fr/andyroddick/galerie/teenpeople1.jpg :drool:

dots
09-24-2002, 07:25 PM
Andrew Roddick is way too :drool: :drool:

babydoll
09-24-2002, 07:28 PM
OMG! THAT PIC OF ANDY! IM SO TURNED ON RIGHT NOW!! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

vaiva
09-24-2002, 10:40 PM
Roddick hot? :rolleyes: Not for me. Not a little. Not for a second. Not even shirtless.

Nice to see that peope have so much different tastes, but the only way for me to like this whining little boy is to wake up one morning in my early teens again :angel:

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-26-2002, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Ilhame
I've tried posting pictures about a million times and I'm stil not able to post my fave Marat photo.:mad: :mad:


Anyway it's one of the us open pictures where Marat is on his knees in front of the net. The one where you can see his underpants.

That's a really hilarious picture!

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-26-2002, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by A-Rod
Cool! I like girl talk WITH men allowed ;) :)

Marat is soo yummy! He's amzingly gorgeous! :) But the guy who really does it for me is my Andy :drool: :lick:
http://membres.lycos.fr/andyroddick/galerie/teenpeople1.jpg :drool:

I have this picture on my dorm room door! And then I have 800 million Andy pics on my wall.

CyberBallz
09-28-2002, 05:08 AM
OH MY, ANDY LOOKS HOT THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Williams Rulez
09-29-2002, 03:39 AM
Hehe... the title of this thread is the title of TLC's new single... :D

(without the things in brackets of course...;))

Hania
09-29-2002, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by harry_potter


hi :wavey: where's ron? ;)

We've had an argument!

Nymeria
09-29-2002, 09:44 AM
About the hair of Lleyton. I did like it how it was during the US open 2001.

Gonzo Hates Me!
10-01-2002, 05:04 AM
We like a lot of the same players Fonky!

Allie
10-01-2002, 05:37 AM
Fonky........cute...... :p