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Who is the most charismatic player in the ATP??

  • Hewitt

    Votes: 5 2.4%
  • Agassi

    Votes: 26 12.7%
  • Federer

    Votes: 32 15.6%
  • Nadal

    Votes: 39 19.0%
  • Safin

    Votes: 88 42.9%
  • Other

    Votes: 15 7.3%

  • Total voters
    205
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Who is the most charismatic player in the ATP??

I'll go with Rafa.
 

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Agassi is the first, just for his self-control and dedication he still puts in his game after all the years... then he's always had an aura, a little something that made him a big star from the begining... there might be some charisma somewhere.
Safin is also charismatic by his looks, his size, and his honest personality
Federer will be more when older, but still I think guys piss in their pants nowadays in the locker room before playing Fed.
In the past, I thinks Sampras was very chrismatic, as well as Connors and Becker....
 

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Although I would probably pick some player with a very poor ranking, I'm going with Marat. He's a dag. I like dags.
 

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I m surprised that Fed has 0 votes so far. I thought Fed fans considered him to be "Jesus."
 

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I'm not a particular fan of his, but surely Roddick should be on this list.

mdhubert - what makes you think Sampras was charismatic? I can't think of a word that describes him worse than that!
 

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JTipson, no one on this board seems to like Roddick so I didn't put him in.
I agree with you on Sampras, he was the most uncharismatic tennis player I have ever seen.
 

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I guess all the bashing in the other thread wasnt enough, you had to start another one :rolleyes:
 

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I was wondering when JesusFed's disciples would show up? :D
 

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Andre Agassi IS Mr Charisma, and I would add Guga to that list and El Aynaoui. Safin is humourous but normally looks pissed off in his interviews. Goran was a born showman as well.
 

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in my understanding of the word, there is no competition: Marat!
 

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jtipson said:
I'm not a particular fan of his, but surely Roddick should be on this list.

mdhubert - what makes you think Sampras was charismatic? I can't think of a word that describes him worse than that!
I think you're charismatic when you impose respect naturally, without doing gesticulations and controversy... for me Pete was charismatic, explain me why he was not...
 

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marat, you just cant help loving the guy.he has his faults but is a great guy. even though that loss at aussie is still fresh in my mind i just cant help loving the guy.
 

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I think you're charismatic when you impose respect naturally, without doing gesticulations and controversy... for me Pete was charismatic, explain me why he was not...
Charisma: A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm. Personal magnetism or charm.

I really don't think Sampras had these. He won fans through his game and ability to win, not his personality.
 

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Marat ;)
 

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I guess I would pick Nadal. But Moya and Guga should be in the list.
 

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Charisma: A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm. Personal magnetism or charm.
You know I've often heard that in the locker room players were impressed by Sampras, he had an aura, we can call it "magnetism". Now maybe you know him better than the ATP pros, but I have my doubts.
When a guy throws up in a 5th set tie-break and goes on to play with courage and determination, he can arouse "fervent popular devotion". Ask Djokovic what he would have done in this case... :devil:
 

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You know I've often heard that in the locker room players were impressed by Sampras, he had an aura, we can call it "magnetism". Now maybe you know him better than the ATP pros, but I have my doubts.
When a guy throws up in a 5th set tie-break and goes on to play with courage and determination, he can arouse "fervent popular devotion". Ask Djokovic what he would have done in this case... :devil:
No, of course I don't know Sampras, any more than you do, I expect.

I'm sure he had a reputation in the locker room, but I think that came from his status as a tennis giant, not because people were drawn to him for his personal magnetism. I can't say I've ever read anything where other players were saying what a wonderful guy Sampras was, for instance. Sure, they pay tribute to his game, his dominance, his mental strength, but his charisma? Nah.

I disagree that Sampras aroused fervent popular devotion. Agassi certainly has done, but sorry, Pete didn't in general. And I don't understand the reference to Djokovic.
 
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