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top 10 most boring active players to watch?

revolution
11-11-2005, 12:44 PM
Same as the other thread, but your most boring to watch players. It may not even be players you dislike, I hope it's not too similar to the most least liked players thread. Here are mine, that unless they were playing a favourite of mine, I'd probably switch off.

1. Robredo
2. Massu
3. Volandri
4. J Johansson
5. Zabaleta
6. Stepanek
7. Gaudio
8. Davydenko
9. Fish
10. Carlsen

shotgun
11-11-2005, 12:52 PM
Davydenko
Nadal
O. Rochus
Henman
Pavel
Srichaphan
Sanguinetti
Youzhny
Serra
A. Martin

Iza
11-11-2005, 01:10 PM
1. Davydenko :zzz: :yawn: (I just simply can't watch this guy)
2. Stepanek
3. Karlovic
4. Sanguinetti
5. Rusedski
6. Carlsen
7. Sabau
8. Koubek
9. Novak
10. HT Lee

Frederick16
11-11-2005, 01:23 PM
ferrer
nalbandian
puerta
stepanek
novak
hewitt
davydenko
hrabty
moya
serra

Pea
11-11-2005, 01:30 PM
claycourter hatas :ras:

1. rodduck
2. murray
3. agassi
4. rusedski
5. gimelstob
6. haas
7. ginepri
8. karlovic
9. gambill
10. davydenko

*Ljubica*
11-11-2005, 01:42 PM
In no particular order..............

Rusedski
Karlovic
Roddick
Mirnyi
Ginepri
Carlsen
Srichaphan
Sluiter
Ancic
Dent

And yes - I do hate big servers :zzz:

enqvistfan
11-11-2005, 01:46 PM
Fabrice Santoro :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

Juan-Carlos Ferrero
Mariano Puerta
Ivo Karlovic, Greg Rusedski, Joachim Johansson (Ace machines)

juanito7
11-11-2005, 01:55 PM
rafa nadal: can't bear those long points, he just runs and runs, hits and hits, always the same way, quite boring!

Denaon
11-11-2005, 02:05 PM
..............

And yes - I do hate big servers :zzz:
:rocker: I'm with you!! :rocker2:

We should create, if it's not been already created, THE CLAY GANG :yeah:

My picks are:

1 - Roddick
2 - Mirnyi
3 - Karlovic
4 - Rusedski
5 - Davydenko :yawn:
6 - Hewitt ( I just don't like him, so he's boring to me)

I think of anybody else now, I'll post the rest later

uNIVERSE mAN
11-11-2005, 02:05 PM
Spadea
PMH
Sanguinetti
Coria
Rusedski
Novak
Robredo
Niemenen
Nadal
Puerta

Horatio Caine
11-11-2005, 02:12 PM
Coria features in top 3 for me...his game is boring and his attitude is boring and predictable i.e. he always is a bad loser and constantly moans. :lol:

Horatio Caine
11-11-2005, 02:13 PM
Can't say I particularly like watching Lopez, Volandri, Karlovic...the only names coming to me right now.

revolution
11-11-2005, 02:14 PM
IMO Karlovic is not boring, as he offers something different to the rest, I mean the other big servers can be S & V and also returners (Ljubicic), but this guy is just unique.

Horatio Caine
11-11-2005, 02:18 PM
IMO Karlovic is not boring, as he offers something different to the rest, I mean the other big servers can be S & V and also returners (Ljubicic), but this guy is just unique.

Yeah he is unique but the points are just a little too quick for me. I like watching serve volleyers, but generally when they are actually given a volley to hit ;) :lol:

At Nottingham, he was interesting to watch against Rochus, because Ollie added spice to that match with his talent from the back of the court, but otherwise, Karlovic is only fun in very small doses ;)

enqvistfan
11-11-2005, 02:21 PM
Karlovic is only fun in very small doses ;)

Even in small doses :) I have nothing against the man, it's just I only saw him in Queens or in Madrid on tv, and for me, it's boring to watch.

Alvarillo
11-11-2005, 02:29 PM
1. Arthurs
2. Rusedski
3. Karlovic
4. Fish
5. J. Johansson
6. Carlsen
7. Mirnyi
8. Gimelstob
9. Coria
10. Bracciali

Julio1974
11-11-2005, 02:31 PM
In no particular order..............

Rusedski
Karlovic
Roddick
Mirnyi
Ginepri
Carlsen
Srichaphan
Sluiter
Ancic
Dent

And yes - I do hate big servers :zzz:

I adhere to Rosie's with the exception of Ginepri. I hate big servers too...

Marine
11-11-2005, 02:32 PM
Fabrice Santoro :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:



I think the contrary. When he's in form, he's a magician on the court. His game is not typic, he makes so amazing points... that's funny.

enqvistfan
11-11-2005, 02:43 PM
I think the contrary. When he's in form, he's a magician on the court. His game is not typic, he makes so amazing points... that's funny.

I slept the other day in Bercy stadium :)

Marine
11-11-2005, 03:19 PM
The match against Gaudio ? I was there and yes it was boring. Because he was very tired, and not inspired as usually.

LaTenista
11-11-2005, 03:19 PM
Davydenko
Karlovic
Robredo
Enqvist & Rusedski (they played each other at Cincy last year and I started yawning so fast I had to jet out of the stadium)
Chela
Kim & Djokovic (completely uninspiring qualy match at Cincy this year)
Kucera
Volandri - that serve :eek:

enqvistfan
11-11-2005, 03:22 PM
The match against Gaudio ? I was there and yes it was boring. Because he was very tired, and not inspired as usually.

Yes, was that match, but in general, I think Santoro is boring. But, I have nothing against him Marine. I appreciate that he's still fighting.

But, in doubles with Llodra, he's enjoyable (??) to watch :)

euroka1
11-11-2005, 03:27 PM
Only one.

Andy Roddick in the slam-bang match mode. Things only get interesting when he gets to play somebody who can hit back and play out points.

enqvistfan
11-11-2005, 03:34 PM
Only one.

Andy Roddick in the slam-bang match mode. Things only get interesting when he gets to play somebody who can hit back and play out points.

His match vs Dent in Paris was boring !!! I was disappointed because i wanted to watch Roddick, it's not everyday that you have the opportunity to watch him. Hope next time, he'll play better !!

fabolous
11-11-2005, 03:37 PM
players with either a big serve or absolutely no charisma. so we have (in no particular order)

henman, mirnyi, dent, arthurs, davydenko, karlovic, j. johansson, fish, novak, spadea.

just by writing these names i almost fall asleep :zzz:

adee-gee
11-11-2005, 06:12 PM
1. Massu
2. Massu
3. Massu
4. Massu
5. Massu
6. Massu
7. Massu
8. Massu
9. Massu
10. Federer :p

peteslamz
11-11-2005, 06:21 PM
Davydenko & Robredo

tangerine_dream
11-11-2005, 06:39 PM
1–10: pretty much everybody from South America (except for Coria and Gaudio) :p

PaulieM
11-11-2005, 06:47 PM
roddick
karlovic
those two against each other is the worst :scared:
j. johansson(only like 95% of the time) saw him vs. rusedski man that was a snoozer:zzz:
andre agassi- mostly because of the commentators, same stuff over and over and putting it on mute only makes it worse.
massu(80% of the time)
miryni
davydenko
and sometimes nalbandian

Regenbogen
11-11-2005, 06:52 PM
1. henman
2. ljubicic
3. nalbandian
4. puerta
5. robredo
6. dent
7. hewitt
8. stepanek
9. davydenko
10. federer when he's not playing well but still winning

TennisLurker
11-11-2005, 06:53 PM
massu, davydenko, robredo, karlovic, roddick


everybody seems to be mentioning davydenko

Satanic Pasteur
11-11-2005, 09:23 PM
1. Gambill
2. Vahaly
3. Massu
4. Clément
5. Mathieu
6. Davydenko
7. Ferrer
8. Robredo
9. Coria
10. Roddick/Monfils

Grinder
11-11-2005, 09:29 PM
1. Davydenko
2. Nalbandian
3. Coria
4. N. Lapentti
5. Ferrer
6. Massu
7. Hrbaty
8. Andreev
9. Chela
10. Beck

marifline
11-11-2005, 10:04 PM
I think the contrary. When he's in form, he's a magician on the court. His game is not typic, he makes so amazing points... that's funny.

I totally agree..his match against Nieminem was at the same time fabulous and hilarious, I was almost roaring with laughters ( almost because I was very close to the court lol and perhaps also because I was tired but !)...poor Jarkko... he got mad :p

ReturnWinner
11-11-2005, 10:15 PM
1-Massu
2-Davydenko
3-Ferrero
4-Ginepri
5-Robredo
6-Karlovic
7-Ljubicic
8-Ancic
9-Hrbaty
10-Beck

*Viva Chile*
11-11-2005, 11:20 PM
:rocker: I'm with you!! :rocker2:

We should create, if it's not been already created, THE CLAY GANG :yeah:

My picks are:

1 - Roddick
2 - Mirnyi
3 - Karlovic
4 - Rusedski
5 - Davydenko :yawn:
6 - Hewitt ( I just don't like him, so he's boring to me)

I think of anybody else now, I'll post the rest later
Don't you remember the only and prestigious: "Clay Court Snob Club" ??? :lol:

*Viva Chile*
11-11-2005, 11:24 PM
In no particular order:

1. Chela
2. Sanguinetti
3. Robredo
4. Novak
5. Pavel
6. J. Johansson
7. Hrbaty
8. Rusedski
9. Henman
10. Hanescu

CarstenL01
11-11-2005, 11:52 PM
Burgsmüller
Schuettler
Hewitt
Karlovic
Roddick
Nalbandian
Robredo
Davydenko
Stepanek
Arthurs

Alexiana
11-11-2005, 11:52 PM
Schuettler
Burgsmüller
Massu
Ferrero
Nalbandian
Puerta
T. Johansson
Clement
Santoro
Gambill

no particular order

mallorn
11-12-2005, 12:07 AM
rafa nadal: can't bear those long points, he just runs and runs, hits and hits, always the same way, quite boring!
:haha: you're too funny!
I don't know, probably big servers without charisma (risky word on this forum ;)) like Rusedski or Karlovic and not so big servers without charisma like Davydenko or Robredo. I don't have a top ten, though.
Off topic: It's my first end of season here, so I've got a question: are there always these many polls at this time of year? I'm not criticising, it's an honest question. There are eight + a popularity contest on the first page alone.

willrock
11-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Karlovic
Robredo
Davydenko
Sanguinetti
Coria
Hrbaty
Kiefer
Nieminen
Haas
Lisnard...
Random order
All of them should receive the "bored" award! :p

rrfnpump
11-12-2005, 07:18 PM
Karlovic :zzz:
:yawn:
Novak is also quite boring

Kristen
12-20-2005, 09:28 AM
Anyone in my signature, on a slightly off day.

Experimentee
12-20-2005, 01:13 PM
Philippoussis
Davydenko
Rusedski
Roddick

Shadow
12-20-2005, 01:42 PM
Roddick
Davydenko
Ferrero
Massu
Haas
Karlovic
Arthurs
Ferrer

MariaV
12-20-2005, 01:47 PM
Davydenko used to be boring for me too but this year I saw some amazing performances like at the AO and RG. He made incredible progress this year.

AgassiDomination
12-20-2005, 02:53 PM
1. Roddick
2. Federer
3. Gaudio
4. Fish
5. Ljubicic
6. Nalbandian
7. Ancic
8. Chela
9. Monfils
10. Hrbaty

garylanders
12-20-2005, 04:17 PM
Massu
Mirnyi
Rusedski
Chela
Carlsen
Davydenko
Srichaphan
Sanguinetti
Hanescu
Karlovic