Originally Posted by Litotes
All currently retired players have had their votes transferred to the "Favourite retired players"-thread.
Ohh, okay, thanks. I didn't realize that votes were transferred along with the player. I thought they would still be counted toward the "Favorite Active" thread.
In that case...
1. Andy Murray: I've been a big fan since '09. I didn't immediately take to his style of tennis, but it grew on me. He's a fascinating player to watch live. His story made me more personally supportive.
2. Tomas Berdych: His game, when on, is spectacular to watch. I love that he can seemingly generate firepower at will. I also respect the fact that he doesn't seem to care what people think of him.
3. Jack Sock: He's one of few youths I'm genuinely excited about. It's great to see him with weapons at such a young age. I believe he'll be a real force as he matures.
4. Richard Gasquet: A sentimental thing, mostly. I've always admired his game, aesthetically, and I'm not one to jump ship in the face of disappointing results. Also, I met him and he seems like a nice guy.
5. Juan-Martin Del Potro: Though he is quite a talented guy, he's actually at #5 because of his character. After the way he handled Roddick's retirement, he has my utmost respect.
6. Lleyton Hewitt: As a Roddick fan, I've always been a *distant* fan of Lleyton's. His fighting spirit and his mental fortitude make it hard not to like him. He's overcome such great adversity.
7. David Nalbandian: Such an incredible ball-striker. There are probably numerous reasons not to like him, but every time his baseline game is clicking I forget all of that.
8. John Isner: My girlfriend and I saw him in Singles and Dubs at Indian Wells and he was one of the more exciting players there... No surprise he went on to make the finals. He's a classy fellow as well.
9. Kei Nishikori: He's a really talented player, and it seems like he's finally taking on the game in a way that suits his stature. There's a certain pop to his game that I really enjoy.