Who are your favourite South American players?

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  1. The Grand Slam

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    Guga, Cañas, Gaudio (although I'm not quite sure why he's in such a slump lately), Feña and JMDP are my favourites.
     
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  2. Shabazza

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    Guga and Gonzalez
     
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  3. 4brotherdrive

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    Gonzo. Gaudio.
     
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  4. Budgerigar

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    Gonzo! he's down there somewhere.
     
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  5. BlackSheep

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    Chile....Gonzo Gonzo!
     
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  6. Feña14

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    Gonzalez, Calleri and Acasuso.
     
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  7. drakulie

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    never really liked south american players. However, I have really enjoyed watching Gonzo over the last few months.
     
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  8. TokyopunK

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    David Nalbandian of course!
     
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  9. blubber

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    Nalbandian, although I'm not always sure why. He's become frustrating to watch lately:

    +his results haven't been great

    +he always looks out of shape (I know it doesn't mean he is out of shape)

    +he seems to give up or blow it in big matches (last year's US Open vs Safin, French Open vs Fed (yeah I know he got hurt))

    +his first serve needs more pop

    Despite all of the above, I'm still mesmerized by his ground strokes. So consistent and heavy off of both wings. His technique is simple and fluid. I look at him as a model for my FH and 2HBH.
     
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    david nalbandian
     
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  11. aramis

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    Guga Kuerten
     
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  12. WhiteSox05CA

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    Fernando Gonzalez!
     
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    gonzo and jaime yzaga
     
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  14. 35ft6

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    Rios and Guga tied for first.
    After that I'm not sure although at the US Open qualies I would always put a little more effort into watching Ricardo Mello. Never seen Coria play in person, but would probably rate him highly if I did. I liked watching Del Potro play. Very stylish game and doesn't look like the typical South American clay court style of ball.
     
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  15. lorenza

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    gonzo :) :)
     
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  16. Feña14

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    I wonder if there is anyone who actually doesn't like Gonzalez!?

    He seems to be a real favourite with all the players, an idol in Chile and I don't think I have seen a tennis fan who doesn't appreciate him.
     
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  17. Shaolin

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    Rios forever...

    Plus Guga, Acasuso, Calleri.
     
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  19. Elina

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    Guga! :D Been on my fave list for soon 10 years! ;)
     
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  21. Andres

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    No-one could have said it better!! ;)

    In my opinion, Acasuso, Cañas, Nalbandian, Calleri and Coria, in that order.
     
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  22. jaggy

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    Now it is Gisela Dulko, all time Sabatini
     
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  23. slice bh compliment

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    Cannot go without mentioning Guillermo Vilas, Gabriela Sabatini and the legendary Maria Bueno from Brazil. I always liked Jose Luis Clerc, too. Nicolas Periera had a flashy game, too. Rios' game was special.

    Today, I like Chucho Acasuso and Fernando Gonzalez. Saw Calleri beat Agassi once. He's good at dubs, too. Can't say enough about Gaudio's BH.

    Favorite southern neighbor of all time: Guga Kuerten.
     
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  24. TheTruth

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    Gaudio, Guga, Gonzalez...hey, all the Argentines whose names begin with G!
     
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  25. Andres

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    Among those, only Gaudio is from ARG :p
    But you also like: Guillermo Vilas, Guillermo Coria, Guillermo Cañas, Gaston Gaudio, Juan Pablo Guzmán, Maximo Gonzalez, and Gustavo Marcaccio

    Those are the only I can remember right now :p
     
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  26. oscar_2424

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    Lucho Horna, Kuerten, Juan Ignacio Chela and Gaudio.
     
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  28. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    gonzalez is my favorite.
    i like gaudio also...
     
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  29. Andres

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    Guazzelli, I forgot :D
     
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  30. Alejandro D

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    Nalbandian, all the way.
     
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  31. diegaa

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    many players from home land... in this order:
    1. Calleri
    2. Gaudio
    3. Guga
    4. Cañas
    5. JMDP (im really impressed with this kid)
    6. Acasuso
    7. Horna

    each for different reasons. some for the guts, some for the style, some for the "i dont give a ****" attitude.
     
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  32. maneater

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    there was something in the air that night the stars were bright FERNANDO! GONZALEZ!
     
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  33. stormholloway

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    Guga, Vilas, Nalbandian
     
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  34. TheTruth

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    My bad! Chela, Calleri, Del Potro, Nalbandian, Canas (I think) are the Argentines. Massa and Gonzo are Chilean, and Saretta and Guga are from Brazil. I was typing too fast. I actually know most everybody's nationality.
     
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  35. The Puppeteer

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    Gaudio and Coria!
     
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  36. Shaolin

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    Nope. MassA is from Argentina. MassU is from Chile...
     
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  37. Breaker

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    El mago!
    Too bad Guille has been virtually nonexistant in the last year.
     
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  38. javier sergio

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    Andres you forgot one in my opinion deserves to be in your list;

    Jose Luis "Batata" Clerc, the best of all times in Argentina.

    Just in case you don't know him because you're too young:
    http://segundosaque.com/
    click LEYENDAS and you'll find an interview there
     
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  39. Andres

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    Javier... check my post closely.
    Jose Luis Clerc doesn't have a G on his name :mrgreen:
     
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  40. slice bh compliment

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    Hahahah, he was certainly on my list. Elegant player. Very nice game. Good blend of attacking and defending. Lots of smooth play..but a lot of sweating, too. Fairly big serve, IMHO.
     
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  41. dima

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    Gustavo Kuerten.
     
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  42. vkartikv

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    None since none of them have 'tennis' class or flair....It's hard for the older generation to appreciate baseline bashers...
     
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  43. hermano05

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    Guga Kuerten
     
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  44. jktennis59

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    Kuerten and Ríos. Tied.

    Kuerten because he was one of the best player's I've seen in my life. Also a nice person.

    Ríos was a genius.
     
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  45. LeftyServe

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    All of them: Vilas, Clerc, Mancini, Rios, Kuerten, Nalbandian, Coria, Canas, Gaudio, etc., and readying for the new crop: del Potro and Leonardo Mayer
     
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  46. javier sergio

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    Andres, you're right....I love to participate in this forum but sometimes I do not have the time to read carefully !!!!!!

    I'm sorry man , I just wanted to make justice mentioning one of the best players I've ever seen.
     
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  47. krprunitennis2

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    NOW THIS ONE IS HOT!! :lol: XD This one has me still going.
     
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  48. westphi

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    Gotta support Chile: Gonzo and Massu (Rios and Fillol and Gildimeister back in the day).

    Then:

    Guga -for his personality
    Nalbandian -foe his court awairness
    Acasuso -for his style
    Canas -for his fitness, I mean drugs. :p
     
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  49. slice bh compliment

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    Tell us more about Leonardo Mayer. I hear good things.
     
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  50. TheTruth

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    Hey!!!!Tough crowd! Typo. I meant Massu for Chile. I don't know a Massa. Is there really a Massa?
     
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