Okay, with Nico losing again in regular tournaments right away, I'm going to have to find someone else to root for along with him.
So y'all need to help me decide.
I always like a lot of players but I want to find one to root for more than the others. And normally I'm not a person who has to have someone who wins a lot, but with Nico losing all the time, I do want someone who stands a chance to at least make it into the QFs or SFs now and again.
Here are the choices:
I always like Fernando V - and I watched him via live streaming last night at Brisband - he's playing brilliant tennis. But how long will it last????
Our Andy Pandy - looky at him! In the final in Doha! And he's got that cute little duck look.
Unfortunately just like my favorite, he plays 50 feet behind the baseline giving the impression that he's about to join the fans for a cup of tea in the stands.
Of course, Stefanki is coaching him now so maybe that irritating trait will disappear.
Fernando G - love the teddy bear
, but he makes me crazy that he rarely plays....he's a long shot. And don't like the new coach he picked.
Ernest Gulbis - I just want to
him everytime I see him. The kid is a cutiepie....
He so inconsistent though that he makes me loca which is exactly what Nico makes me so not sure that Gulbis as a strong #2 is a good idea.
Gilles Simon - I always have liked the mesquito type players - small, moves well, all over the court. He cut his hair though...
Just like all mesquito type players though, they have a short time at the top (our Nico, JCF, etc. etc.) I'm not going back to the challengers with the #2 since coachless Nico will be back there before long.
Rafa - I adore Rafa, but his whining pisses me off. He said he won't whine about the schedule this year, but I'll believe it when I don't hear the incessant whining for a few months.
Okay - which one??? I'm leaning towards Andy Pandy since as an American and a hardcourt player, I'll see him a lot on TV and in person (unlike my numero uno). But then Fernando V is a cutiepie. And Ernest - despite his inconsistencies right now, I think he'll be big someday.