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Which is the Most Admirable Trait of a Tennis Player?

Pfloyd
10-12-2006, 07:02 PM
I' ve been wanting to start a post here to see what was the general sentiment on MTF on which trait of a Tennis player is most admirable. Lets be honest here though, we spend waaay too much time fighting over stupid things like the typical Nadal vs. Federer threads, in which all we manage is to piss people off. I've always been one to state that both these players have admirable traits, and each player should be appreciated in there own way. But let's not stop with Nadal and Federer, there are many awsome players that have aspects to them that make them quite fun to watch. So here comes my poll, all I ask of you is to vote and try to be honest and unbiased in giving your opinion. Lets try to find out which trait is the most respectable out of the top players in the game.

rofe
10-12-2006, 07:20 PM
You should have made a multi-choice poll.

Pfloyd
10-12-2006, 07:21 PM
I want to force people into choosing an option.

partygirl
10-12-2006, 07:27 PM
i voted other:
...a big ass.

rofe
10-12-2006, 07:28 PM
i voted other:
...a big ass.

:lol:

prima donna
10-12-2006, 07:33 PM
My choice was Safin, simply because not even I have a bone to pick with him, which alone is quite an accomplishment.

I've always respected him, found it all but impossible to go against him, even after a thrilling 5 setter against Roger. He simply happened to be the better player on that particular day.

cobalt60
10-12-2006, 07:36 PM
All the above. See no need to choose just one. Just like Lay's potato Chips.

Yappa
10-12-2006, 07:41 PM
Gonzalez and his fierce right hand. If he's on, he will hit the hardest forehand you will ever see

Fixed #1 (Yeah, I am a nitpicker)

Blake and his fierce right hand. If he's on, he will hit the hardest forehand you will ever see

Fixed #2 (I really think that James has the hardest fh on the circuit)

Pfloyd
10-12-2006, 09:29 PM
My choice was Safin, simply because not even I have a bone to pick with him, which alone is quite an accomplishment.

I've always respected him, found it all but impossible to go against him, even after a thrilling 5 setter against Roger. He simply happened to be the better player on that particular day.

Hehehe, suprised you did'nt pick roger :)

Naranoc
10-12-2006, 10:01 PM
No one voted for Hewitt. They'd claim his 'injuries' were fake anyway :lol:

neenah
10-12-2006, 10:48 PM
"Safin and his charisma. There is literally no one in MTF that hates this guy, how does he do it?"

:lol: Even though I didn't vote for him, I love that line.

stebs
10-12-2006, 10:50 PM
For me is a toss up between Federer and Baghdatis. Watching Baghdatis it is so hard not to root for him and like him. I don't even bother trying, the guy is great for the sport. His character on court reminds me of Guga. When he smiles it makes you want to smile.

General Suburbia
10-12-2006, 11:35 PM
i voted other:
...a big ass.
Quoted for truth.

Roddick coming back, swallowing his pride, and begging Jimbo to "teach [him] how to win."

Sjengster
10-12-2006, 11:51 PM
The statement about Safin is optimistic at best, I don't hate the man but to imply that there's nothing about him anyone could dislike is ridiculous. And I don't mean wasting talent/underachieving, there are tons of players guilty of that. But then hey, I never liked Guga either, and I feel as though I'm doing something cruel to animals if I admit that in public on a message board.

BTW, the omission of Stepanek's on-court celebrations is unforgiveable. Cracking out the Agassi four-cornered kissing bow to a partisan crowd after you've just lost in straight sets to their player? Truly admirable.

Radek Stepanek
10-13-2006, 12:02 AM
Sjengster, Stepanek can do that. He is hot. He is with Hingis. He is amazing. He has nice game.

Stepanek is the best!

Sunset of Age
10-13-2006, 12:11 AM
Glad to see the dear Fed winning.

Pfloyd
10-13-2006, 12:28 AM
There may be some bias in these results....but hey, what can be done? If you like a player, you like a player.

partygirl
10-13-2006, 12:50 AM
Quoted for truth.

Roddick coming back, swallowing his pride, and begging Jimbo to "teach [him] how to win."
*applauds*
good point, i don't think many others would do that.

Johnny Groove
10-13-2006, 01:18 AM
WOW!!!! No ant-Nadal remarks! :bowdown:

Pfloyd
10-13-2006, 01:25 AM
Damn people hate hewitt....poor guy.

Pfloyd
10-13-2006, 01:26 AM
WOW!!!! No ant-Nadal remarks! :bowdown:


What up with the spanish Flag?

Johnny Groove
10-13-2006, 01:27 AM
What up with the spanish Flag?

it matches the avatar and siggy :p

GlennMirnyi
10-13-2006, 01:34 AM
People that admire fighting should leave tennis and watch boxing or something related... ;)

Johnny Groove
10-13-2006, 01:38 AM
People that admire fighting should leave tennis and watch boxing or something related... ;)

and painting lines too. what a lame unrespectable job :p

Pfloyd
10-13-2006, 01:43 AM
Hahahahaha, you guys are funny, but anyway, Spain rocks!!!

chicky841
10-13-2006, 03:08 AM
My top three out of those you listed are Nadal, Baghdatis, and Santoro. I guess what they all have in common is that they make the game interesting to watch. The only one out of them that Im truly a fan of is Rafa, but when you watch Marcos and Fabrice you cant help rooting for them.

mrserenawilliams
10-13-2006, 08:14 AM
Blake's comeback from mediocrity to a stint as the Top ranked American. 4 titles, #5, wins over Hewit, Nadal and Roddick....all of this from a guy who before 2004, never advanced past the 4th round of a GS

AgassiDomination
10-13-2006, 03:26 PM
I'm the only guy who voted for Hewitt...