Roger Federer and Monica Seles voted #1 Top Fan Fav of All-Time on Tennis Channel

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  1. FedSampras

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    http://www.thetennischannel.com/programs/EpisodeDetail.aspx?id=3035

    Here’s the list of the final nominees (in alphabetical order):

    Men

    Andre Agassi (voted #3 fav)
    Arthur Ashe
    Bjorn Borg
    Jimmy Connors
    Roger Federer (Winner#1 fav)
    Rod Laver
    John McEnroe (voted #5 fav)
    Rafael Nadal (voted #2 fav)
    Patrick Rafter
    Pete Sampras (voted #4 fav)

    Women

    Lindsay Davenport
    Chris Evert (voted #5 fav)
    Steffi Graf (voted#4 fav)
    Justine Henin
    Billie Jean King
    Martina Navratilova
    Monica Seles (Winner #1 fav)
    Maria Sharpova
    Serena Williams (voted#2 fav)
    Venus Williams (voted#3 fav)

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    Congrats Fed and Monica!!!!!!!!!:D
     
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  2. rogerfederer26

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    Roger Federer more popular than Andre Agassi?

    Must be an American Conspiracy. ;-) Ha! Ha! Ha!
     
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  3. ZPTennis

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    I'm not sure how exactly they got their list but for Agassi not to be the #1 fan favorite is totally rediculous. lol
     
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  4. cho1220

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    yeah WTF? nadal #2?
     
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  5. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    wtf? sharapova!!!!
     
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  6. Katlion

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    i dont agree. roger trumps andre any day. hehe:twisted:
     
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  7. Mick

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    monica seles ? wow that is surprising.
     
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  8. Aeropro master

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    Yeah he should be like last on the list.
     
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  9. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    That's true, but she has always been a sentimental favorite every time she took the court, ever since the "incident". :(
     
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  10. Legend of Borg

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    I was close to tears when Borg wasn't on the list. Come on people. Long hair and stylish looks, 11 slams, and Swedish. What more do you need? At least McEnroe is on it.
     
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  11. rogerfederer26

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    Monica has always been one of my all-time favorite players. I wanted to jump through the tv when that German punk stabbed her. She's always been a trooper and total professional. Never had anything bad to say about another player, and was never arrogant. She's a good kid. If she does retire, I hope they have a big ceremony like the one they had for Sampras, Evert, BJK and Navratilova. She deserves to be put in the same light as one of the greatest contributors of the game. Kudos Monica, Kudos
     
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  12. Young=Ego

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    Did we miss the post-retirement phase? Cause, the drug-overdose, his fashion label with the disturbing slogan (you can find it on the Wikipedia site close to the bottom of 'career overview') and the sale of his two Wimbledon trophies and rackets, kind of ruined my impression of him, to say the very least. Maybe that turned everyone else off him as wel..
     
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  13. ATPballkid

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    Right ... what is not to like about Monica Seles?

    I would love to see Monica Seles come back out there and play lights out like she did in those years 1990-1993 for just 1 more year or 2.
     
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  14. superman1

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    Agassi, Borg and Connors are the all time top 3 based on popularity. I don't think that can be disputed. Agassi is the only guy I've seen who could be playing in Spain against a popular Spanish player, and still get a lot of the crowd behind him.
     
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  15. FedSampras

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    Here's just a couple of classy things Fed does that makes him very popular

    1)Fed throws a pizza party for the ball boys and attends!

    2)Fed doesn't sleep in five star hotels on the road. He sleeps with the other players in affordable accommodations.

    3)There is no private jet! Fed does fly first class but let's give the guy a break okay?


    Question : Do you find a huge crowd of people asking for your autograph everyday of your life annoying?

    Roger Federer: No I do not find this annoying, for me this is a joy to give something back to my fans.

    Question: If and when you lose, you always seem to smile and congratulate your opponent. How you can do that? I mean why do you have to be happy for someone who has beaten you?

    Roger Federer: When I lose I am disappointed, but I surely respect my opponent when he beats me and thus can congratulate him with a smile.



    :)
     
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  16. babolat15

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    i dont have an all-time favorite
     
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  17. rogerfederer26

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    Roger Federer proves that just because you are GREAT you don't have to be SELF-ABSORBED!

    "He's probably the most talented person to ever carry a racquet around—the shots that he can come up with, the way he's kind of become a totally complete player. But I think off the court, it's huge. There have been a lot of good champions, but he's just classy. He is never high and mighty in the locker room or anything like that."
    Andy Roddick
     
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  18. FedSampras

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    He is definitely the most humble tennis champion I have ever seen......

    On court, he is very competitive, tough and focus but off the court he is very gentle and funny.....
     
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  19. vsdtrek

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    Two great choices at #1. Both are class acts and are/were a blast to watch. Defintely a "recency" effect to a degree on the voting; however, it is interesting that Seles still came out on top even though she has been out of the limelight.
     
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