I have about a dozen faves, and on top of that I also like several other players. They play a variety of different styles, so there's not one style that I prefer. I know what I don't like though. Skill is very important, therefore the guy can't rely on one shot or pure power. It's no wonder that I hate Roddick so much. I don't like grinders either (read Hewitt).
Federer for his all-court game and the beautiful shots , I like Kafelnikov as well I loved how Rafter played, I also enjoy watching Santoro. So there is no special style that I like, it depends on the player
Well, it would be no great surprise if I mentioned all the players in my signature... but then, their games are a large part of the reason why I like them. Especially the Sjengster, who works so hard from the back of the court with so few big weapons and yet makes you fight for every ball, particularly on his backhand.
I also admire Srichaphan's sharp, powerful game, and the way he managed to outhit Agassi from the baseline with his short, precise groundstrokes. Santoro must obviously get an honorary mention for the unique style that he displays, but I also like Rios' natural ability to move the ball around and use the angles - when you see him work his opponent out wide with the forehand, you know that the clean winner down the line into the open court is coming.
But i also love players who simply BOOM from the back of the court & then either make a winner to an open court or rush the net to finish it off like Gonzo, Gambill, Marat, Kuerten, Mark P & Ferrero when he's on. '
I don't really the avarage clay courters, but Costa's backhand is just wow. Corretja is not an avarage clay courter, if some smart-ass is going to ask
Yeah, I intend to like two-hand-backhand players, but I also think Roger's style is excellent. He has great sense and rhythm. He's tall and agile. When he's showing his game it's really enjoyable. Sometimes make me think "that's it, tennis's just like that".
But I still prefer baseline players like Juan Carlos...I love those passing shots :hearts: :drool:
Going by my avatar, it's Marat (ok, if his mind is in the match not elsewhere). From BH to FH to his fluid and blistering serve to his smooth groundstrokes, he can easily tap into his vast reservoir of weapons. Great althleticism as well and his overall game is a joy to watch. Another player I consider very very watchable is Roger. He's got those how-the-heck-did-he-manufacture-that-shot shots. Both of them make it all look too easy.
And another one, Fabrice Santoro (although I'm not a big fan), the master of touch - incredible angles and placement!