The Most Entertaining Player To Watch

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The most entertaining player

  1. Rafael Nadal

    12 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. Roger Federer

    31 vote(s)
    35.2%
  3. Fabrice Santoro

    9 vote(s)
    10.2%
  4. Gael Monfils

    6 vote(s)
    6.8%
  5. Andy Roddick

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. Novak Djokovic

    6 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. Andy Murray

    4 vote(s)
    4.5%
  8. Fernando Verdasco

    8 vote(s)
    9.1%
  9. Jo Wilfried Tsonga

    5 vote(s)
    5.7%
  10. Other

    5 vote(s)
    5.7%
  1. Andyk028

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    I heard Gimelstob talk about Monfils during the frenchman's last match in Miami and I agreed with him about how entertaining it is to watch Gael play. In your opinion, who is the most entertaining player to watch? Lets keep this to active players only (out of respect for Fabrice I'll let him in the equation).
     
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  2. oneguy21

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    Federer when he's on.
     
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  3. hoodjem

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    With all the smashing and crying and shanking . . .
     
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  4. P_Agony

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    The only correct answer is Roger Federer.
     
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  5. VivalaVida

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    Federer when he isnt playing like a high school player. Tsonga is fun to watch as well.
     
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  6. Telepatic

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    Verdasco on fire was beautiful.
     
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  7. Nadal_Freak

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    Nadal by quite a margin. Djokovic and Monfils after that.
     
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  8. Jaewonnie

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    Gotta be Safin.
     
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  9. maximo

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    Murray for sure.

    joke.
     
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  10. phoenicks

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    an On-fire Safin, a racquet busting Safin, on fire Federer, on fire Tsonga, Nadal & Simon when stretch out wide to turn an outright winner from opponent into their own winner.
     
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  11. Feña14

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    Yeah i'd say so too, he just manages to put players in spots nobody else can (with the probable exception of Santoro) so you know you will always see something different when you turn on one of his matches.
     
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  12. Cesc Fabregas

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    Murray the most exicted to player to watch? lol thats fine if you enjoy a guy bunting half paced balls back all the time.
     
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  13. vtmike

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    No offence but Murray matches always make me go to sleep :)
     
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  14. Tennis_Maestro

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    Reading your predictable anti-British posts makes me go to sleep.
     
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  15. Tennis_Maestro

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    I'd say Verdasco, closely followed behind by Federer and Murray...

    Why isn't Richard Gasquet in the poll? Have you lost your marbles?
     
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  16. vtmike

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    Woah!! anti-British!?! :shock: how did you reach that conclusion?? :confused:

    I also said Murray>Nadal & Federer on hardcourt's based on current form in another thread...he is a good player but his game just puts me to sleep that's all...Do you think at all before you post?
     
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  17. markwillplay

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    depends on what you like to see. Roger almost looks too smoothe..I have never seen anyone move that fast on a tennis court and look like it is that effortless. I have to admit that I like to see people move forward more..even shall I say it...serve and volleyers (so rare now) play more but only if they are playing people who don't like to move forward. Favorite to watch all time was Edberg.

    whoops I see there is a poll...duh.. I supose I like Tsonga...very exiting.
     
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  18. ronalditop

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    how can murray even be on that list? he's one of the most boring players to watch, hes a pusher who win just by waiting for the opponent to make UEs, and his antics on court, like celebrating the opponents UEs, are extremely irritating.
     
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  19. flyer

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    verdasco cause you never know exactly what your going to see, at times its sublime, at others gruesome, either way you just can't turn away
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    Maybe if you hit the "MUTE" button on your TV remote first. :-?
     
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  21. vtmike

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    add edit the butt-picking, and speed up the video during his serve
     
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  22. maximo

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    Interesting how Roddick only got one vote...
     
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  23. Feña14

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    Santoro does exactly the same, it's an art.

    Much better to watch than the likes of Verdasco and Tsonga spraying balls around the stadium.

    Federer at his best is awesome to watch, but Murray and Santoro are special to see.

    Some people don't really get what Murray does and that's fair enough, it's a shame they can't appreciate his genius but that's the way it goes I suppose.
     
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  24. T1000

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    Verdasco and tsonga when they're on
     
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  25. BallzofSkill

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    federer in his heyday. don't even follow tennis much anymore since he started 'sucking', for federer's standards anyway.
     
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  26. Cesc Fabregas

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    Nadal and Djokovic.
     
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  27. punch

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    Gasquet, love watching him play.
     
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  28. SaintClaires

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    Rik de Voest, for sure :)
     
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    murray, monfils, gasquet, santoro, (deep breath) federer, (takes on oxygen) safin, (passes out) gulbis, (dies) nalbandian.
     
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  30. SaintClaires

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    Do you want me to call an ambulance? :twisted:
     
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  31. P_Agony

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    The poll is surprising to me quite a bit. I expected Federer to lead by a good margin, but never expected Nadal as #2. IMO everyone the list is more exciting to watch than him, aside of Djokovic maybe.
     
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  32. icedevil0289

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    Just because you don't find nadal exciting to watch doesn't mean every else is like that as well.
     
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  33. Emelia21

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    Murray, Nadal, Tsonga and Djokovic
     
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  34. Nadal_Freak

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    You don't want to like Nadal because he is taking titles away from your precious Federer.
     
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  35. fps

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    depends, where are you based? don't wanna trouble you on an international call.:)
     
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  36. P_Agony

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    I actully really like Nadal. I was talking about his game. I find it dull.
     
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  37. Leelord337

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    i voted for fabrice, the magician, santoro. He's just so much fun to watch because you never know what he's going to do with the ball, plus is the best at making his opponents look stupid
     
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  38. thejoe

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    Not really. He just plays a style of tennis that many don't find interesting.
     
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  39. P_Agony

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    I'm aware of that obviously. There are some things I guess I'll never understand. All I said it was surprising me...no need to get angry over it.
     
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  40. SaintClaires

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    New York, but I would gladly save a life.


    If you continually pass out when thinking of Gulbis and Nalbandian, just breathe deeply and, just in case, ask anyone around you if they know CPR. :)
     
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  41. Nadal_Freak

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    I find that hard to believe. His game is why I'm a fan of him. His personality is just a bonus. Most of the time I like his personality but he was rough on the edges in Miami. Maybe just fatigue getting him so upset.
     
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  42. icedevil0289

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    sorry if that came across as angry. I never intended for it to be that way. Its just the way you phrased it seemed like nadal should have been at the bottom of the list or something. Anyways its not like I find his game interesting to begin with.
     
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  43. thejoe

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    It is hard to have a serious problem with him off court. If anything, him being too nice irritates me, as I believe he sugarcoats everything.
     
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  44. P_Agony

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    Believe what you want. I've stated many times I like Nadal's personality. He's not perfet, but neither is Federer (far from it). I was talking game-wise and only that.
     
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    Personally, I would rather have him be too nice than too arrogant or jerk-ish.
     
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  46. P_Agony

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    Well IMO Nadal should be at the bottom of the list, as his game IMO is the least exciting one. But again, that's just my opinion. Anyway, it's not surprising that Federer owns everyone else in this poll.
     
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  47. Nadal_Freak

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    Name anyone winning that doesn't have fans. Winning tennis can also bring excitement to a certain group of fans. Especially those that like a nice constructed point rather than blasting through their opponents.
     
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  48. fps

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    Nadal falls way further into the *blasting through opponents* than *nice constructed point* category.
     
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  49. P_Agony

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    Never said Nadal shouldn't have fans. I said he's not exciting. Davydenko is not exciting and he has fans too (myself included). BTW, I don't know what you're talking about but I guess you think Federer doesn't construct points, which is simply untrue. Dare I say that in his prime nobody constructed points better than Federer. He likes them short and creative, true, but it's not like he's going to blast his opponents just for the sake of it.

    Today's Federer is a bit lost out there on the court sometimes though.
     
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  50. tenniskid3119

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    Monfils, safin, santoro, and verdasco. Verdasco can be absolutley mesmerizing.
     
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