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vkartikv
06-21-2006, 08:54 AM
It must be Davydenko - brings very little to the game though he goes about it with efficiency..

irishbanger
06-21-2006, 09:09 AM
I'll agree to that. At least his brother/coach seems to be having a good time in the stands---laughing at Nicoly's mishits and taunting him when he is down. Bizarre.

matty p
06-21-2006, 09:09 AM
It must be Davydenko - brings very little to the game though he goes about it with efficiency..

id have to say hes easily the most overachieving player on tour

007
06-21-2006, 09:10 AM
Schuettler = ZZZZZZZZ

Most WTA 'clones'

Feńa14
06-21-2006, 09:10 AM
Roddick.

Either a huge serve that wins the point out right, or a poor error from the ground if he gets into a rally.

He is very one dimensional, at least Davydenko is consistent and you can see him constructing a point and working for his win.

Roddick has no backhand and a poor forehand of late, volleys? well what volleys.

He just hasnt improved and evolved unlike players like Federer, Nadal, Nalbandian etc..

The only time I watch him is if he is playing someone who I enjoy watching, or if I fancy a good laugh.

lucky leprechaun
06-21-2006, 09:18 AM
Yes roddick is the most boring, davydenko is okay but he is kind of a boring overachiever plus he is kind of bald and not a rebel.

HyperHorse
06-21-2006, 09:22 AM
Rafael Nadal

Ivanišević
06-21-2006, 11:50 AM
Rafael Nadal
how could nadal be boring?!

lacoster
06-21-2006, 12:08 PM
Davydenko or Stepanek. {shudder}
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Matthew
06-21-2006, 12:12 PM
Roddick isn't boring at all. Atleast he didn't used to be, his energy he brings makes up for the one dimensional game.

Also, whoever says Nadal is boring must not be watching the same tennis match. I don't care if you like him or not, but he is without a doubt the most exciting player to watch play the game right now (with exception to Fabrice of course ;)).

vkartikv
06-21-2006, 12:42 PM
Davydenko or Stepanek. {shudder}

Stepanek plays s&v, thats the opposite of boring. Roddick's game may not be too thrilling but atleast he keeps the spirits up by losing his temper and making comments to the crowd or umpire.

jamumafa
06-21-2006, 01:57 PM
Hrbaty. I'm alseep by the time his service toss comes down from orbit.

Dan007
06-21-2006, 02:08 PM
Ivo Karlovic

Chadwixx
06-21-2006, 02:37 PM
how could nadal be boring?!

1 min in between points. And the same strat and shot every single point. Really effective but not much fun to watch. I found myself fast forwarding through the french final for most of it. With so much time inbetween points i cant get into the match.

But by far mary pierce is the worst. She is nadal with no consistency, at least nadal serve's a high percentage so he doesnt take another 30 secs if he misses.

mislav
06-21-2006, 02:58 PM
Can't believe no one said it, so I will: Roger Federer is boring coz he always wins. :mrgreen:

ps. Thank you very much in advance, resident Federettes. Or was it Federerettes?

127mph
06-21-2006, 03:35 PM
davydenko, murray, ginepri

arosen
06-21-2006, 03:38 PM
Can't believe no one said it, so I will: Roger Federer is boring coz he always wins.


You need to update your database. He is having a bit of trouble with some Spanish kid. Losing every time kind of trouble.

punch
06-21-2006, 03:39 PM
Davydenko is the one player I cannot stand to watch unless he's playing someone I like.

It becomes horrendus tennis to watch whenever he is playing.

mislav
06-21-2006, 03:55 PM
You need to update your database. He is having a bit of trouble with some Spanish kid. Losing every time kind of trouble.
Like I didn't know that. Sheesh!

Vamos Rafa!!! :mrgreen:

Disclaimer: I'm neither Fed nor Rafa fan. I like them both, but Rafa a bit more.

superman1
06-21-2006, 04:11 PM
Most boring player would be someone like Goldstein or Spadea. I actually will get bored with any tennis match unless there is someone interesting playing. If it's a clay court match between 2 unknown South Americans bashing the ball back and forth, I'd pay money not to watch it.

LowProfile
06-21-2006, 04:14 PM
I think Agassi is ridiculously boring. He just stands in one place and moves his opponent across the court with his groundstrokes. It's kind of funny watching them scramble for about 5 minutes, and then just gets repetitive.

Agassi vs. Sampras however, is a totally different story.

dubsplayer
06-21-2006, 04:22 PM
Davydanko. One big yawn. And I'd put Hrbaty, Volandri and Lubo on that list. And Henman, Not so much his game, but I find him to be as dull as dishwater.

PowerPusher
06-21-2006, 04:24 PM
Nalbandian. Great player, but not much charisma IMO.

diegaa
06-21-2006, 06:12 PM
Davydenko or Stepanek. {shudder}

stepanek??? you r insane... could u please explain that?

I really enjoy stepanek style, that sort of s&v´ing, plus his baseline consistence.

Roger is Boring
06-21-2006, 06:49 PM
my screen name says it all!

soundofatrain
06-21-2006, 07:11 PM
The sad fact is that there are very few top 10 players that are fun to watch. Which is probably why I always enjoy watching matches on the outside courts at tournaments.

Shaolin
06-21-2006, 07:13 PM
My vote goes to Hewitt.

The Hewitt game never varies:

Hit crosscourt on every ball, ad-infinitum until the opponent gets bored and..
A. Hits a winner
B. Makes an error
C. Comes to net and probably gets lobbed or passed

The only thing remotely interesting about Hewitt is that he can be so belligerent and irritating.

Honorable(?) mentions: Schuttler, Coria, DavyD, Spadea, Murray, Nalbo

ACE of Hearts
06-21-2006, 07:27 PM
Guillermo Coria, i get sick watching him double fault a million times.:mrgreen:

Dan007
06-21-2006, 08:04 PM
Guillermo Coria, i get sick watching him double fault a million times.:mrgreen:

His serve was alright in 03-04, but since last year and this year, I can't stand watching him serve.

quest01
06-21-2006, 08:09 PM
Ivan Ljubicic.

That guy is so boring to watch. He has absolutely no charisma and is just a bore to watch on court.

Andres
06-21-2006, 08:58 PM
Ivan Ljubicic.

That guy is so boring to watch. He has absolutely no charisma and is just a bore to watch on court.
No way! Ljubicic's game is so beautiful :D
My choice would be either Davydenko or Chela. Gosh... I fell asleep each time I have to watch Chela!! :mad:

malakas
06-21-2006, 09:01 PM
No way! Ljubicic's game is so beautiful :D
My choice would be either Davydenko or Chela. Gosh... I fell asleep each time I have to watch Chela!! :mad:

Plus Ljubo gives..interesting interviews!!:mrgreen:

Ivanišević
06-22-2006, 01:51 AM
karlovic is the most boring.. the worst mach ever:karlovic-ancic on carpet (zagreb indoors)! the longest rally was cca. 3 balls and cca. 100 aces. no game, no tennis!

psp2
06-22-2006, 08:59 AM
nadal's game is very boring to me. hit, run, hit, run...... blahhhhhh. roddick's game is also boring as many stated above. the only time his game gets interesting is when he decides to approach the net after a weak BH slice.

AceYouVeryMuch
06-22-2006, 09:02 AM
I'd go with Radek Stepanek.

oscar_2424
06-22-2006, 09:06 AM
My vote goes to Davydenko

Breaker
06-22-2006, 09:14 AM
My vote goes to Hewitt.

The Hewitt game never varies:

Hit crosscourt on every ball, ad-infinitum until the opponent gets bored and..
A. Hits a winner
B. Makes an error
C. Comes to net and probably gets lobbed or passed

The only thing remotely interesting about Hewitt is that he can be so belligerent and irritating.

Honorable(?) mentions: Schuttler, Coria, DavyD, Spadea, Murray, Nalbo

B..but..I love watching Hewitt Nalby and Coria :| .

My vote goes to Rusedski, it's funny laughing at his towels offs at first but then it just gets far too repetitive :mad: . Seriously he must have set the record for most towel-offs in a match, and to top it off his game is boring when he finishes toweling off! (of course the toweling off is longer than the majority of the points he plays.)

JayxTheKoolest
06-22-2006, 10:14 AM
Rafael Nadal

Nadal is one of the most energetic people I know. Even though I'm not a fan of his, I still think he's a highly interesting person to watch.

unjugon
06-22-2006, 10:15 AM
Ivan Ljubicic.

That guy is so boring to watch. He has absolutely no charisma and is just a bore to watch on court.
Agreed.
Also, Moya playing bad is...unwatchable.

I don´t agree on Stepanek and Hrbaty, although the latter is machine-like ala Davydenko.

Colpo
06-22-2006, 10:28 AM
Is it verboten to suggest Agassi? He's been around forever, and I'm just not buying what he's selling anymore. Great player, arguably a legend (and yes, it IS arguable), but I can't think of a player I'd rather see less if I were to have one ticket to a US Open night session this year, and yet you just know the USTA ...

Shaolin
06-22-2006, 12:20 PM
B..but..I love watching Hewitt Nalby and Coria :| .

My vote goes to Rusedski, it's funny laughing at his towels offs at first but then it just gets far too repetitive :mad: . Seriously he must have set the record for most towel-offs in a match, and to top it off his game is boring when he finishes toweling off! (of course the toweling off is longer than the majority of the points he plays.)


Dont forget the 85 times he has to pull up his socks every game...

TENNIS_99
06-22-2006, 01:25 PM
Tim Hemman when playing baseline games, ironically he seems doing better. :confused:

foetz
06-22-2006, 03:29 PM
nadal, at least on court.

vive le beau jeu !
06-22-2006, 03:57 PM
definitely nadal

superman1
06-22-2006, 03:59 PM
Is it verboten to suggest Agassi? He's been around forever, and I'm just not buying what he's selling anymore. Great player, arguably a legend (and yes, it IS arguable), but I can't think of a player I'd rather see less if I were to have one ticket to a US Open night session this year, and yet you just know the USTA ...

No, it's not arguable. I mean, I suppose you could argue it, but you'd get a lot of tennis experts calling you a dumbass.

rfprse
06-22-2006, 08:32 PM
This poll should have a choice: "None of the above".
Among them, maybe Chela, but is he in top 32?

nalbandian_fan
06-23-2006, 04:03 PM
those are all great players, i guess theyre boring if all u care about is their sex lives and their tv personalities.

Rhino
06-23-2006, 04:17 PM
I went to the Australian Open this year and saw some great matches, many of which featured your so-called boring players. In fact one match that stuck in my memory was Davydenko coming back from 2 sets down against Hrbaty in Rod Laver Arena, that was really exciting - Hrbatys 4th 5-setter in a row, also his match against Dick Norman in the 2nd round was on a knife edge.

I guess what this thread should really be titled is:
'least marketable player on tour'

dubsplayer
06-23-2006, 06:54 PM
those are all great players, i guess theyre boring if all u care about is their sex lives and their tv personalities.

Can't they be great and still boring to watch? I thought watching Sampras play was duller then watching paint dry. I don't think that makes him less of a great player, just not my cup of tea.

RiosTheGenius
06-23-2006, 08:49 PM
I'm not sure why you're bringing up some of these players.
- Verdasco and Ferrer are not boring at all, especially on clay, Ferrer is very entertaining.
- Stepanek has a very enjoyable S&V game. (how's that boring)
- Chela is also ok to watch on clay
- Hrbaty is entertaining, such a fighter.
- Moya's forehand is one of the most fascinating things to watch in tennis.
I absolutely disagree with your poll, I think you don't know these players much, and you're confusing "not cool"... with boring.

this is my list of boring players:
- Soderling
- Youzhny
- Roddick
- Vliegen
- Fish
- Karlovic
- Moodie
- Woodbridge
- J. Vacek
- Davydenko

lacoster
06-23-2006, 09:04 PM
Any exclusive doubles specialist playing singles is boring. Have you seen either Bryan brother play singles...ugh.
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sharapovalover
06-23-2006, 09:11 PM
it should also have WTA tennis as a whole:)

lacoster
06-23-2006, 09:12 PM
Moya is one of the flashier players out there...I don't understand why he's on the poll....Verdasco looks like Rios when he throws in the scissor kick backhand....and Ferrer is great scrappy player to watch on clay.
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rfprse
06-23-2006, 09:26 PM
It's quite hard to understand why it's tough for some people to appreciate Davydenko as a tennis player.
Of course, he does not have an attractive look. However, as a tennis player, he hits the ball as pure and clean as anybody and plays as hard as he can.
Anyone that thinks him as a boring pusher needs to watch the way he hits carefully or better in person. (The same goes for Hrbarty. I guess I don't need to go on with Stepaneck or others in the list since other posters already said enough.)

Maybe he needs some antics such as shouting "come on"s (or the expressions in the same effect in other languages) after every blipping point not to be boring?

PowerPusher
07-02-2006, 07:15 PM
I agree with the other posters who say Agassi and Hewitt are boring. I'm glad Agassi is retiring after the U.S. Open, so I don't have to look at his big bald head anymore. Hewitt is a pusher (a very good one though I admit), but I can't stand all his "Come on's!", not to mention the big takeback on his forehand.

th41291
07-02-2006, 07:22 PM
i love ljubicic, federer. nadal annoys me because he repeats the same things over and over...........agassi's groundstrokes are nice to watch...for some reason, sampras's game gets way too repetitive, but hes retired now

Zverev
07-02-2006, 07:31 PM
Can't believe no one said it, so I will: Roger Federer is boring coz he always wins. :mrgreen:

ps. Thank you very much in advance, resident Federettes. Or was it Federerettes?
I agree. I have actually stopped watching him.
He's so much better than other suckers, there is no contest ever,
no suspense, no thriller, no twist, no nothing...just flat.
Would watch him only, when he plays Nadal on clay, or any surface, actually.

Raistlin
07-02-2006, 10:03 PM
Nadal probably...He's way too repetitive. Everybody knows what he's gonna do when he comes on court.

ED_4.6HSE
07-03-2006, 12:09 AM
Stepanek.... of all the players you could pick why him? thats ludicrous, since when was serve volleying boring?

You could pick loads of consistent baseliners who just hit the bam the ball deep every shot... i mean surely thats half the tour now?

The Pusher Terminator
07-03-2006, 12:14 AM
I cannot believe you guys picked Nadal as most boring. He is probably the most exciting player in tennis in the past 20 years! Shows just how one sided and sore losers you Fed fans are. as the old saying goes:

Fed is good I must admit but next to Nadal ...Fed plays like SH T

RadekStepanekTheKing
07-03-2006, 12:19 AM
How can Stepanek be boring?? He is so entertaining!