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The one word that comes to mind when seeing my favorite player list is..........

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 02:29 PM
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see my favorite players list? I'm curious to know if people love it, hate it, think it's unique, do you not know all the players on the list, don't care either way? Also I would have included Nole but I had used too many characters to do so. The players on this list plus Djokovic are my biggest of big favorites, to varying degrees. Volandri, Bolelli, Hajek, Phau, Ramirez-Hidalgo, Serra, Beck, Darcis and Gicquel are the biggest of the big of my biggest favorites.

Keep it to 1-3 words, please :wavey:

emotion
03-24-2012, 02:50 PM
like, except nadal/stebe. and i have same problem with fitting and mine.

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 03:08 PM
I just deleted Stebe from the list and included Machi Gonzalez since I like him more :lol:

Glad you like the list, outside of those two!

Hewitt =Legend
03-24-2012, 03:17 PM
Distinct lack of B-Nard and Ajde.

Ajde :sad:

selyoink
03-24-2012, 03:49 PM
I don't care

Tulipe
03-24-2012, 04:44 PM
I see only RRH and it's :hearts: I don't even continue to read.

electronicmusic
03-24-2012, 06:26 PM
too many

Sham Kay
03-24-2012, 06:32 PM
Irony

tennizen
03-24-2012, 06:32 PM
mostly mugs

Chirag
03-24-2012, 06:34 PM
bandwagoner :lol:

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 06:56 PM
mostly mugs

You should know better than to call players that are maybe less successful than the elite ones mugs :sad:

Filo V.
03-24-2012, 07:02 PM
I see only RRH and it's :hearts: I don't even continue to read.

Ruben is one of my favorite players. I love the fact he's extremely unique, I love his forehand and his fighting spirit. I love his serve technique and his overall brand of tennis. Plus he's a very nice, soft-spoken person. I grew up watching him in challengers with one of my favorite retirees, Albert Portas, and I've liked him ever since. He's almost top 100 again too which is so exciting!

Gagsquet
03-24-2012, 07:52 PM
I don't care

Correct answer

Naudio Spanlatine
03-24-2012, 08:14 PM
Fighter, dedication and passion:angel:
I don't care

Correct answer

Of course you two dont :rolleyes: :lol:

Certinfy
03-24-2012, 09:37 PM
Hurts my head to be honest.

Pirata.
03-24-2012, 11:54 PM
Masochist.

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 12:25 AM
Masochist.The pain I feel when it comes to my favorites doesn't bring me any sexual gratification, sadly :sad:

More like heartburn, indigestion, headaches and hair loss from tugging on my hair in stress during their matches :lol:

Arkulari
03-25-2012, 01:35 AM
Two champions + bunch of headcases ;)

tennizen
03-25-2012, 01:36 AM
You should know better than to call players that are maybe less successful than the elite ones mugs :sad:

It's a term of endearment :hug:

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 01:39 AM
It's a term of endearment :hug:

No it isn't :rolleyes:

But since I know you wouldn't put down my favorites, I'll assume that you mean it in positive way :)

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 01:41 AM
I doubt anyone here could guess who the man in my avatar is without help. He's becoming my #3 favorite player behind Pippo and Ruben, replacing Simone.

Sapeod
03-25-2012, 01:45 AM
Couldn't care less who your favourite players are :lol:

tennizen
03-25-2012, 02:14 AM
No it isn't :rolleyes:

But since I know you wouldn't put down my favorites, I'll assume that you mean it in positive way :)

I meant I use it that way :)

fast_clay
03-25-2012, 02:27 AM
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Filo V.
03-25-2012, 02:28 AM
I meant I use it that way :)Well that gives me comfort then :)

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 02:30 AM
I find it pretty ironic/funny the people I've had the most disagreements with on this forum and people I knowingly dislike would come here, solely to write a negative/disrespectful statement. I know if I dislike someone I just avoid them, but it seems like my haters, who dislike me for no real reason since I've never provoked anyone on this forum in any way, can't do that.

Oh well, everyone is entitled to their opinions!

Arkulari
03-25-2012, 02:59 AM
Maybe it's because you're seeking attention a LOT, Francis? ;) :p

You open a lot of threads and it's logical people will come to troll in a few of those. Law of small numbers :p

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 03:04 AM
This thread wasn't done for attention really (like, really really), but hey, I always say if a bitch is seeking attention, give her the glow if she deserves :angel:

But the glow on this forum usually comes in attacks and character insults in my name, and that isn't nice :mad:

Anyway, I love my favorites, really I wanted to see if people hated my player list or if they considered them all lower-ranked losers (bar Rafa and Roger) :lol:

abraxas21
03-25-2012, 03:06 AM
mostly mugs

exactly what i was gonna say

Hewitt =Legend
03-25-2012, 03:11 AM
Sham Kay said it perfectly. Taking a look at the players you bag out and now the ones you say are your pride and joy. Only one word comes to mind... and it has already been said...

Ajde :sad:

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 03:11 AM
I will say that the mugs thing does bother me in the sense that I think most people on this forum don't respect or give a damn about anyone but the big 3, Murray, Del Potro, the hyped-youngsters (aka Raonic/Dimitrov) and Roddick (with occasional discussion of Ferrer and Soderling) No-one else is talked about on this forum. And it sucks. I don't consider most people on this forum real tennis fans, or knowledgeable about tennis. The guys I like are just not the traditional names, but because of that, they're bad players. But since I don't really respect the tennis minds of most people here it shouldn't bother me at all.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents. Back to the opinions without my interjection.

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 03:13 AM
No, the players I like all bring something to the table unlike someone like Lorenzi, or Soeda, who are nothing. Kukushkin is a nothing. Dodig is a fighter and I like him, but his tennis is unattractive so he isn't a favorite, just someone I like.........people attack me on Dodig a lot when I've always said I like Dodig from the beginning. I like fighters and lower-talented players if they can bring SOMETHING to the table, at least Dodig has a serve and can hit a decent ball at times, guys like Lorenzi can't even do that, guys like Robert, they are garbage players whose playstyles are garbage. I don't like no-talent players. They're boring to watch, they're boring to follow, and they don't bring anything of quality to the sport.

Arkulari
03-25-2012, 03:20 AM
The big names is what bring people to sports, I didn't start following the mug of the week in a Futures tournament somewhere in Bumfuckville, Spain but I get what you mean, Francis.

The first player I really really really followed was Patrick Rafter (I never liked Sampras nor Agassi) but then I started knowing other players like Henman, I hated most of the servebots of the mid to late 90's (I suffered through that unwatchable servefest of Krajicek-Washington in Wimbledon :o) so to me it was about all court players like Corretja for example, then I started liking Roger (I ended up watching his first pro GS match due to a coincidence 'cuz I liked Rafter back then) and met Rafa in a Challenger in Spain, but I saw something in them, the talent and the thing that made me like them, that "X" factor.

And I much prefer someone called a "mug" like Llodra or Benneteau than Djokovic because I enjoy watching the former but not the later :shrug:

I respect what Nole has accomplished but I will never be his fan no matter how much he wins.

It's all about taste and the tour is not played by 4-10 guys, if you're just going to enjoy them, then you're missing out.

Hewitt =Legend
03-25-2012, 03:20 AM
So you dislike Ebden and Dodig as tennis players but support guys like DGT, Kavcic and Russell? I like the latter three guys a lot but mate, they have some of the biggest technical liabilities in the game, barring Iron Mike. DGT's backhand is the equivalent of reading 17 T-Doc posts in a row and the less said about Blaz's second serve the better.

Just more hypocritcal analysis as usual mate...

Ajde :sad:

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 03:27 AM
I don't dislike Ebden anymore. My mind changed on Ebden about 2 weeks ago. I was like, Ebden has to be doing something right to be having the results he's having. In fact I had a conversation with the poster V-Money about it, it was a good convo. I appreciate what Ebden brings to the table, he's a smart player, good tactics, good fighter, nice volleys. He's got very good court sense and he knows how to play the game the right way and play to his strengths. I don't necessarily like him, and no he is NOT that talented at all, but I respect what he brings to the table because I changed my mentality about him.

Hewitt =Legend
03-25-2012, 03:30 AM
So in other words you jumped on the bandwagon when he started having better results? :D

You also didn't answer the other parts of my post :D

:D

Ajde :sad:

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 03:34 AM
Also, I've never said I dislike Dodig. I said he wasn't talented for a top 100 player whatsoever and he couldn't maintain a top 100 ranking. And both statements are true, since he's falling rapidly out of the top 100 and hasn't done shit since beating Rafa. I respect Dodig a LOT because the dude had nothing from the beginning and he's made something of himself. But he has a horrible game. He has zero anything off the ground, his shots are garbage shots, and he's a grinder with mediocre speed. He isn't a good player. He's a great fighter. That's not being hypocritical, it's the reality with Dodig. His heart surpasses his skills.

DGT has probably the WORST BH in the top 150, but his forehand and serve are very powerful, he has a good second serve and he can hit some beautiful shots when on with both shots. He also hits really good dropshots. He has skills but confidence issues. I hate his backhand but love the rest of his game and he's a very soft-spoken, good guy.

Kavcic has an awful second serve but he has a solid, compact overall game outside of that (and his weak volleys, slice). His first serve goes over 200 KMH. He can hit his FH and BH in all directions. He can take offense or play defense. He's a major fighter. And he's a funny, charming guy.

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 03:37 AM
I didn't jump on Ebden's bandwagon because if I did, that would have been after SHANGHAI when he beat Simon and I had a meltdown. That was literally one of the worst tennis days in 2011, in my mind. But now, it's fine. He's cool, he's an extremely hard worker, very determined, trains extremely hard, and he's smart. He's a good tennis player, a poor tennis talent, making the most of what he has.

Filo V.
03-25-2012, 03:43 AM
Everything I say is objective in it's facts, but are facts nonetheless.

out_here_grindin
03-25-2012, 03:59 AM
I will say that the mugs thing does bother me in the sense that I think most people on this forum don't respect or give a damn about anyone but the big 3, Murray, Del Potro, the hyped-youngsters (aka Raonic/Dimitrov) and Roddick (with occasional discussion of Ferrer and Soderling) No-one else is talked about on this forum. And it sucks. I don't consider most people on this forum real tennis fans, or knowledgeable about tennis. The guys I like are just not the traditional names, but because of that, they're bad players. But since I don't really respect the tennis minds of most people here it shouldn't bother me at all.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents. Back to the opinions without my interjection.

I agree. I think a lot of people on here think players in the top 100 who lose suck and a really mugs. But fact is that players even in the low hundreds have ridiculous talent and are very good.

Arkulari
03-25-2012, 04:51 AM
I agree. I think a lot of people on here think players in the top 100 who lose suck and a really mugs. But fact is that players even in the low hundreds have ridiculous talent and are very good.

It's a crop of 100 guys out of like 6 billion, they are simply the best of the best.

Of course we can do some critic to their serve, movement or what not but they are there because they have worked their ass off and know their trade.

It's as simple as that.

jmf07
03-25-2012, 11:41 PM
Your racist against Australians

Filo V.
03-26-2012, 12:55 AM
I like Hewitt, Tomic, and I like Benjamin Mitchell :lol:

Snowwy
03-26-2012, 01:08 AM
Players I dislike

Filo V.
03-26-2012, 01:13 AM
If I'm not mistaken, you dislike clay courters for the most part, right? Most of my favorites are clay court players :angel:

Filo V.
03-26-2012, 09:22 PM
Nico Lapentti is my favorite recently retired player. What a fighter he was. He was such a professional, such a slick player, and the perfect ambassador of the sport off the court. He could win on all surfaces, unlike most clay courters of his time. He gave so much for his country, Ecuador. He always did what it took to win a match. Whether it was being offensive, defensive, grinding, battling through injuries, he would find a way to win the match. His record in 5-sets and matches coming from MP down is basically legendary. He will be forever etched in my personal tennis hall of fame.

Filo V.
03-26-2012, 09:43 PM
I wish I could make a retiree list. Off the top of my list, it would definitely include King Oscar Hernandez, Escopeta Roitman, Che Vassallo Arguello, Santi Ventura, Fena Gonzalez, Dropshot King Portas, Beto Martin and Marcos Daniel. That's just off the top of the list but they were all extreme favorites of mine. I know I'm definitely forgetting others.

Filo V.
03-26-2012, 11:29 PM
I agree. I think a lot of people on here think players in the top 100 who lose suck and a really mugs. But fact is that players even in the low hundreds have ridiculous talent and are very good.

If you make the top 100 of tennis out of the THOUSANDS who are ranked, then you are definitely doing something right and have earned at least respect as a professional athlete at what you do.

Filo V.
03-26-2012, 11:42 PM
The big names is what bring people to sports, I didn't start following the mug of the week in a Futures tournament somewhere in Bumfuckville, Spain but I get what you mean, Francis.

The first player I really really really followed was Patrick Rafter (I never liked Sampras nor Agassi) but then I started knowing other players like Henman, I hated most of the servebots of the mid to late 90's (I suffered through that unwatchable servefest of Krajicek-Washington in Wimbledon :o) so to me it was about all court players like Corretja for example, then I started liking Roger (I ended up watching his first pro GS match due to a coincidence 'cuz I liked Rafter back then) and met Rafa in a Challenger in Spain, but I saw something in them, the talent and the thing that made me like them, that "X" factor.Well the big names bring the attraction but it's the non-big names that keep the sport running. These are the players the big names have to go through to get to the top. Without the players below the elite, there isn't a sport, goes for both individual and team sports, it's not ALL about the elite and these lower-tier guys should be recognized and respected for what they bring to the sport of tennis, in this case. Because they are grinding for years for little money and fame just to play the game they love, going from country to country with barely any money for transportation, so they can achieve their dreams. It's something to really be admired, those are the guys who truly make tennis the sport it is.

My favorite "past" player was Stefan Edberg. Such a classy player with a classy game and classy demeanor. Everything about him screamed professionalism and still does.

And I much prefer someone called a "mug" like Llodra or Benneteau than Djokovic because I enjoy watching the former but not the later :shrug:

I respect what Nole has accomplished but I will never be his fan no matter how much he wins.

It's all about taste and the tour is not played by 4-10 guys, if you're just going to enjoy them, then you're missing out.Very well put :) I agree, though, ultimately, although my favorites, especially Pippo, get disrespected often on this forum.............you like who you like and that's that, really. So it doesn't and shouldn't matter what others think about that. We all have our reasons for why we like and dislike who we like and dislike, and as you said, it's all about individual taste.

Gagsquet
03-26-2012, 11:47 PM
Stefan Edberg. Such a classy player with a classy game and classy demeanor. Everything about him screamed professionalism and still does.




Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Filo V.
04-02-2012, 01:30 AM
A lot of people wonder why I obsess with the top 100, the reason I do so is because my favorites are always bouncing between the in/out position and always on the border of making/missing GS MD's. It scares me really how scared I get about it. I need to have the mentality that, OK, if they win, the ranking will take care of itself, but I don't. I just get stressed about it heavily. Everything is a numbers game, in the challengers, at least. In the back of my mind is always the rankings when seeing my favorites.

KaiserT
04-02-2012, 02:00 AM
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