Which current top player is universally liked?

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  1. kraggy

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    By universally liked, I mean that by and large, people like this player on many levels - on court attitude, playing style, off court attitude etc. I really doubt any of the top 4 players qualify since it seems that for every fan of Fed/Nadal/Djoker/Murray on this board , there is an anti fan. So who would you say is a universally liked player.

    My picks:

    1) Stan the man
    2) Safin
    3) Verdasco
     
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  2. prosealster

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    baggy......
     
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  3. gj011

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    Safin, Nalbandian, JCF, ...
     
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  4. seffina

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    Baghy, of course. Gasquet is pretty well liked as well. I don't there's much of a backlash against Davy (AFAIK)?
     
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  5. Gorecki

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    i have never seen anyone talk smack against Marcos and Tipsy...

    Agassi seems to cause consensus too...
     
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  6. kraggy

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    Some good names in there although technically Agassi and JCF are not 'current top players'.

    Gasquet and Safin can be either great or frustrating to watch. At least Safin though has a great off court personality. His sense of humor is awesome.
     
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  7. Shaolin

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    Baghdatis
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    Very hard to dislike any of these guys' personality. Mellow/humble/cool people. Esp. Guga, coolest guy ever.
     
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  8. kraggy

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    Not much backlash against Davy but not everyone enjoys his game as far as i have seen on these forums.
     
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  9. ramseszerg

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    I love Davydenko's game. There's something about his footwork that is very awe-inspiring to watch.
     
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  10. tennis-hero

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    Richard Gasquet

    best player on tour

    preserving the true tennis traditions of S&V and 1hbh

    therefore this generations true great
     
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  11. Stepanek!


    [waits for laughter]


    Seriously, though......Tsonga!
     
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  12. Shaolin

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    I like Tsonga a lot but I doubt he's universally liked. He is pretty cocky and also blames ballkids for losses.
     
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  13. Tennis_Monk

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    Lleton Hewitt.
     
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  14. veroniquem

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    Any player who never beats any fan's favorite!
     
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  15. Federer > Nadal

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    Monsieur Federer.
     
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    Nadal of course.
     
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    Frederico Gil
     
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  18. DarthFed

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    Right.......:roll:

    As for the topic
    I can't really say i've seen people ***** about pretty much everyone relevant at some point
     
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  19. TheNatural

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    Nadal (Almost all that pretend to dislike him on forums are closet fans-loads of them have slowly been coming out of the closet).
     
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  20. Leublu tennis

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    He is a bit of a nobody and nobody dislikes nobodies.
     
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  21. Leublu tennis

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    1. Safin









    2. Baghdatis

    Davydenko, Berdych, Andreev
    Ljubicic, Verdasco (maybe)


    LT
     
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  22. P_Agony

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    1) Gasquet
    2) Safin
    3) Nalbandian
    4) Davydenko
     
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  23. P_Agony

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    Really? You have any proof? I've got some proof that Nadal's Freak is actualy a closet fan of Federer's, but I'll keep it for myself for now...
     
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  24. SikSerb

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    Safin... Thats pretty easy.
     
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  25. Casey10s

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    Most of these players that are mentioned have their detractors. Personally I wish Davydenko would retire and I am no big fan of Safin or Gasquet.

    I really think the answer to the original question is no player is really universally liked. There is always a group of people who do not like any particular player. The closest may be Baghdatis but I know people don't like him because of his the perceived view that he his wasting his talent.

    Personally I like Roddick, Murray, Moya, Dent, and del Potro out of the current players. Out of the older players, I like Sampras, Agassi, Edberg, Wilander, McEnroe, and Henman.
     
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  26. King of Aces

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    Believe it or not : MURRAY.

    Its really strange.....everyone seems to love him.
     
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  27. thejoe

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    ^Have you ever posted here before!? Murray cops a lot of ****
     
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  28. Leublu tennis

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    That is strange. I did not notice much love for "I will be #1 by year end" Murray.
     
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  29. King of Aces

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    People love to complain about him but everyone wants him to win.

    Its a weird phenomonon.:confused:
     
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  30. bdawg

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  31. deltox

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    you have unique tastes i must say.


    but you are entitled to your opinion in the end.
     
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  32. thejoe

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    They really, really don't.
     
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  34. Bobble

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    Guga
    Grosjean
    Baghdatis
    Santoro
    Ferrero
    Safin
     
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  35. heninfan99

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    Nadal is loved everywhere but Argentina.
     
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  36. Andres

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    Hahahahaha!
    Not true, but I can see where you're coming from :D
     
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  37. random guy

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    Yeah, not true. Spanish players are always liked here, even after DC final.
     
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  38. himynameisNIKE

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    SO not a GOAT...but a COAT?

    Coolest Of All Time???
     
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  39. VivalaVida

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    Federer and Nadal obviously.
     
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  40. LurkingGod

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    To be honest, I find the players above are those who I have NO reason to dislike. I like watching them play and have them in the draws but I can't say I was upset when they lost.:neutral:

    I don't know why everyone loves Safin though. I think he's ridiculously overrated. I like his interview but I feel lucky that I've never been one of his fans. I'd be gutted if I cheered for him just to see him choke away the maches in regular besis.:evil:
     
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