Who is the friendliest tennis player in the world?

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  1. THERAFA

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    Ana? Off the court she's bubbly, but on court she's a witch with a "B". I'd go with Clijsters and Wozniacki. I'd also agree with SaintClaires about Darcis, but I can't think of anyone else on the guys side besides Karlovic.
     
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    Guga--coolest guy ever.

    Ferrer seems like a friendly guy also.
     
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    like you would now. :grin:
     
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    What about Blake?
     
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    SANTORO.

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    It seems like he would be, but I don't know his off court behavior.
     
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    I've heard he is very friendly off-court. Offers signatures and photographs very readily; loves the game and demonstrates his passion off court too.
     
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    Tarango or Rios? :mrgreen:
     
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    Guga for sure
     
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    That's nice to here. Playing tennis at that age just illustrates the love and commitment he has toward this great sport.
     
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    Rios was an arrogant tool. Tarango is a poor commentator.
     
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    Fabrice Santoro one of the friendliest guys ever or guga I heard good things about Davy also but I have not met him
     
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    I would say guga and bhag-daddy!
     
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    Posts like that will get you banned, FYI.

    Not only can you not spell, punctuate correctly, or make any sense, you also lie becuase I'd bet a billion dollars and my left nut that you've never been within a mile of them, let alone slept with both.


    But as far as nice players go, I've met a few that were really nice. Bhagdatis is really nice, F. Lopez is a really nice guy as well (Spaniards are nice people in general, they're a good bunch), my neighbor got his autograph at the USO a few years back. Gasquet was very polite the one time I saw him, my friend asked him for his autograph in French and Richard happily complied, which was cool. I've also met a pro's coach, to be exact, Philip Simmonds' dad. One of the nicest people I've ever met, I had a great chat with him about the game in general when I sat next to him at the 07 USO, very calm and laid back, and knew a ton about the game. And the best part is, he was happy to talk to me, as he and I were 2 of about 9 people watching the match from the stands.
     
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  22. Lsmkenpo

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    Baghdatis is easily the friendliest and most approachable pro on tour, one of the few who actually connects with the fans during a match.
     
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    Mirnyi is fantastic with children.
     
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    He's polite, but not friendly

    Guga gets my vote hands down.
     
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    Safin off the court. Every interview I've ever seen of him has been great.
     
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    Agassi always looked so happy.

    Rusedski? Possibly has the biggest smile.
     
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    I agree I think Baghdatis wins this one. He has a friendly smile. Jankovic seems very friendly off the court to. I THINK.
     
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  28. IvanAndreevich

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    I would have to go with Baggy as well. The guy is awesome with the fans from my personal experience. He's also not famous enough to get mobbed like Federer and Nadal.

    I don't know if anyone cares, but I can offer my opinion on Federer vs Nadal in this department.

    We were getting autographs at BNP Paribas Open this year. Federer spent more time with the fans and signed way way more than Nadal did. Nadal had a 3 hour practice session and then just left after barely signing anything. People were waiting all that time in a really tight crowd. Interestingly enough, my friend got Nadal's autograph but not Federer's, but it was a matter of luck.

    Verdasco was kind of a tool. There was a line up to have autographs signed, and he left early even though there were maybe only 5 minutes worth of people left in line.

    Gonzo was pretty nice.
     
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    Every tourney I have been to Nadal has nearly zero connection with the fans off the court, he comes to the practice courts like he is afraid of the fans and
    and pretty much acts as if they do not exist after he is done practicing, there is no talk, and he does not look happy at all, Federer is slightly better in his interactions but not by much. Some of the best I have seen are Baghdatis, Haas, Safin, and even Roddick off the court, surprisingly all interact with the fans and are friendly.
     
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    Wozniaki.... she is really really nice... I mean crazy nice!
     
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    Has/had to be Guga.....
     
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    I've never seen Safin snub a fan. I've seen Baghdatis walk away after a match he won. Overall, Marcos is good, though. I've also seen Ljubicic with kids. Guga signed for everybody at his last practice session. Fish was good also after a match. Spadea is nice. Tsonga and Roddick seemed approachable. From my perspecetive, the only one people are scared to approach is Tursunov. I'm scared to watch the guy out of fear of shrapnel.

    Tell me more about Rios. I think I saw Richard Williams deny a girl an autograph. She was white.
     
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    Cool

    Get her number?
     
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    I love how Rios played but he was pretty horrible to people. I heard he flipped off his own fans. Rarely gave autographs. Cliff Drysdale mentioned on air once that Rios wouldnt shake his hand when they met. Told Monica Seles to "move her fat @ss" in line at Bolletierri. Assaulted a policeman in Rome. Cheated on his fiance or gf then begged her publicly to get back with him. Pretty much infinite other things.

    There was a SportsIllustrated article out in like 98 or 99 titled "Blame it on Rios" that was about 2-3 pages long and listed about a trillion things he did to get a bad rep.
     
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    baghdatis or guga
     
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    When he played in Auckland a few years ago (before he retired) at the Heineken Open, he left without paying his stringing bill. That didn't go down too well.
     
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    Looks like Ana wins. Good.
     
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    I have met numerous pros over the years but Juan Monaco was the nicest so far. Monica Seles was very nice and accomodating as well.
     
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    Yes Seles very humble from what Ive seen.
     
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    j gimel was pretty nice to me at bnp paribas this year. i think i was the only guy who realized who he was so while he was practicing so i was there taking pictures and he said hello to me. the only pro to really do that there.
     
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    my vote for marcos too ! :)
     
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    Gotta be Kimmy Clijsters. She should play doubles with Santoro and be the worlds most likeable mixed doubles team.
     
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    Jonas Bjorkman or Magnus Gustafsson
     
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    Guga and Bjorkman I have met briefly and they both seemed very nice. They have a great reputation also from what I've heard so it's not just me :)

    Clijsters was known for being really nice also. One of the few players on the WTA that actually didn't do the limp handshake and evil look thing at the end of matches as this poster pointed out recently:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=3274057&postcount=11
     
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    based on my OWN personal experience:
    * Guga Kuerten
    * Alex Corretja
    * Tomas Berdych
    * Guillermo CaƱas
     
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    Gasuqet looks like a very nice guy from the TV prespective. I don't know if that's true though.
     
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    Billy Jean King, Guga, Alize Cornet, Verdasco & Federererer
     
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    I don't think he is a jerk.
     
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