Who is your favorite Young Gun?

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Favorite Young Gun

  1. Richard Gasquet

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  2. Gael Monfils

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  3. Novak Djokovic

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  4. Rafael Nadal

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  5. Marcos Baghdatis

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  6. Tomas Berdych

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  7. Andy Murray

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  1. tpduke112

    tpduke112 Rookie

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    Seems like there is a new wave coming in. In the realm of young guns, who is your favorite? Personally, mine is Richard Gasquet. (I say young guns are those 20 and younger.)
     
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  2. vive le beau jeu !

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

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    marcos & richard :)
    i'm really hesitating...... you should have put multiple choice ! ;)
     
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  3. LowProfile

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    Definitely not Donald Young.

    I like Tomas Berdych, although I'm not sure how much he qualifies as a young gun. He is only 20 though. I'm really impressed with Alex Kuznetsov, although he hasn't broken out onto the ATP tour yet.
     
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  4. tpduke112

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    Poll, lol, wow, These posts popped up while I was making the poll. I didnt know the thread was already in.
     
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  5. slice bh compliment

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    Donald Young.
    [ducks and covers head]
    Kidding, I wish him well, though.

    I like Wawrinka's game, and I still attend a weekly 'small-group' at the local Baghdatist Cathedral.

    Love Gasquet, too. Someone here said he was like a pre-'03 Rogi. Hope so, but he could just be a Haas in crocodile's clothing.
     
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  6. Lleyton Hewitt

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    I like Almagro but hes not as consistent as i thought he would be, like when he played federer i thought he would be a threat from then on on clay but he suddenly loses against Blake in RG and he lost against another player last week but i cant remember who but i know it wasnt a popular player.
    Andy Murray, Marcos Baghdatis but not on good form though
     
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  7. Saito

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    Gasquet - Very tactical player (understands the concept of constructing the point very well), has the potential to be great, and has one of the best BH IMO. He just needs to remain calm and collected instead of losing his head. It must be tough for him though, seeing that he's been receiving a ton of pressure from expectations and whatnot. Definitely my favorite Young Gun though.
     
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  8. tpduke112

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    Agreed exactly. His backhand is magnificent.
     
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  9. yonex90

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    Baghdatis will have the best results of the young players. I don't count Nadal as a young player because he already has a grand slam win and is #2 in the world. His age is not indicative of his experience. I also like Richard Gaquet but I never see any coverage of his games on tv. In fact I would love to get a little more footage of foreign players. I get tired of watching early round Federer matches when at the same time Safin will be playing Hewitt or something great is going on another court.
     
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  10. tpduke112

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    Nadal is still a young gun, just a really really good one. He still has the same amount of time to look forward to as all the other guys.
     
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  11. ACE of Hearts

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    Monfils and Gasquet.I think Monfils does need to change hos forehand tactic.
     
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  12. J-man

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    Monfils is mine. Even though he can be a little mucho player. He still has the flare that I like
     
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  13. Andy Hewitt

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    Le Gasquet. I want to shoot Monfils. Blake was doing sooo good....
     
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  14. roddick_rulz

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    Rafa Nadal, i love his top spin.
     
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  15. bribeiro

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    How can you like Murray? HE has the ugliest style ever.
     
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  16. Feña14

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    My favourites are Djokovic and Berdych.
     
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  17. slice bh compliment

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    Is it true Djokovic is thinking about pulling a Rusedski and going British?
    I've heard a little, but is it realistic? What's the story? Does he have an English mum? Aunt/uncle?
     
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  18. Lee

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    What's up my fellow Cal bear?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/5045764.stm
     
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  19. tennisjunkiela

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    i like murray and monfils a lot.

    i like gasquet but i get a strong impression that he is going to realize his huge potential. john mcenroe, not one to mince words, called him "lazy" today during the blake-monfils match!
     
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  20. Andres

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    I like Djokovic ;)
     
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  21. tpduke112

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    You mean he isnt going to realize his huge potential??
     
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  22. tpduke112

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    Didnt realize that there were so many other Gasquet fans....
     
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  23. vive le beau jeu !

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

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    i see you generally like 'ic players... :)
    what about guazzellic ? ;)
     
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  24. Andres

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    LOL, mislav said the same thing. :mrgreen:
    Nah, it's a coincidence. I like attacking guys, with big serves, and crafty volleys. Serving is the stroke production I like the most, so that's why usually like guys like Ivan, Acasuso, Bracciali, Ancic, Karlovic, Johansson, Safin...

    And up there, in the slavic countries, the pros usually go along with big serves, that's why I like them.

    If Gaudio wasn't Argentinian, I'm sure I wouldn't even like the guy. He has some game, but I can't stand him in the court. But his game, and his strokes are delightful.
    I enjoy Coria's game much more, and Nalbandian... I would cheer for him even if he was from Ethiopia.

    But in my Top10, or the 10 guys I root the most, 4 of the guys are croatian, 5 are argentinian, one italian, one australian and one is swedish.

    Acasuso, Ljubicic, Karlovic, Ancic, Bracciali, Nalbandian, Coria, Johansson, Guccione, Cañas.

    I... just like big serves :)
     
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  25. tpduke112

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    rip Canas...
     
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  26. Andres

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    Cañas is back on the Tour in September, didn't u hear it!!?? :D :D :D
     
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  27. tpduke112

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    Word? I never liked Canas and I wont be able to look at him the same, but I guess it's good for him to be back.
     
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  28. Breaker

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    Berdych, his game just looks so smooth when he's on. All he needs is to get some more leg strength to help his movement and getting low on volleys and he may become a real force.
     
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  29. Kabob190

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    monfils, after watching him take out blake who is one of my favorite players
     
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  30. Andres

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    Read the court transcripts. It was proven that he didn't take the diuretics un purpose, but the tournament's doctor as the one who screwed it.
    But he found guilty of a partial negligency, because he didn't checked the medication himself.
     
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  31. tpduke112

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    Wow...


    How do they screw something like that up?
     
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  32. tpduke112

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    Screw that, that made me dislike Monfils even more. Him and his stupid fist pumps after ever point.
     
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  33. Andres

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    Simple. Just not checking it ;)
     
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  34. Tennis_Goodness

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    Thomas Berdych I think is going to become a very very very good player. The guy has tons of potential and has huge weapons.

    Gasquet reminds me a lot of a young Federer. Mentally not there but in time could become very good.

    I really think Tomas Berdych is going to be the one that is going to be good on most of the surfaces. Nadal is a young gun and while he is doing great now some of these others guys have some bigger and better weapons and physcially have things Nadal will never have.
     
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  35. siber222000

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    i like gasquet, his young, but his ethusiastic and always positive ;) great manner!
     
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  36. Tennis_Goodness

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    Reminds me of a kid name Nada......


    You know his name!
     
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  37. Rodical

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    My favorite young Gun is Ancic because he is a hard working young man in his career.
     
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  38. superman1

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    Easily Nadal, although I like Baghdatis a lot as well. And I've been called a Fed fan many times. :rolleyes:

    Gasquet...I don't see enough of him. He was remarkable in that match against Federer, but since then he hasn't done anything big. Hopefully we'll see more of him in the future.
     
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  39. tpduke112

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    Hes over 20.
     
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  40. slice bh compliment

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    Thanks for the link, you resourceful New Yorker, you.
    So there's no Brit connection in the Djokovic family tree?
    The English have just resorted to out and out recruiting?
    Such gracious hosts they are! I just hope he performs or else the vultures on Fleet Street will nickname him Choke-ovich.
     
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  41. siber222000

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    nadal only does a fist pump when he made a shot that was lucky or consider as "very" good shot, but in the other hand monfils is like.... hm.... dunno he prolly does it cuz.. he have nothing else better to do? ;)
     
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  42. jeebeesus

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    Tsonga, anybody knows where he`s gone?
     
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  43. Max G.

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    Gasquet... I certainly make no claims as to how he'll do compared to the other guys, since mentally he seems as flakey as they come, but his game is more varied and more flashy than that of the other guys.
     
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  44. uno banana

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    I like nadal ;)

    but well who can not like bagdatis
    and his super hot girlfriend and the constant pannning to her--i mean,
    his infectious smile! :mrgreen: ... hmm it actually looks alot like this!
     
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  45. Lee

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    all of these guys are 20 year old or younger and all of these guys are in top 50. amazing. warinka belongs to the pack as well. nadal is a precocious talent and definately the leader of the pack.

    my favourite is Andy Murray, after watching him playing a match courtside in san jose. he doesn't go for his shot very often, but he's not a pusher by all means. he's a very very intelligent player with all-court style with a nice serve to match. just needs to get physically fit. mentally he's tough.
     
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  47. BabolatFan

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    My favs are DJokovic and Monfils.
     
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  48. rfprse

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    Berdych & Djokovic.
     
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  49. arosen

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    I really like Evgeny Korolev's game, I hope he can make it on the tour. Del Potro is pretty good, too.
     
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  50. HollerOne5

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    Djokovic seems to have the most potential at being a consistent player if you ask me. He is less experienced than almost anyone on the list, and is nearly in the quarters of a slam. The rumors about him moving to Britain supposedly are more to do with his 2 younger brothers. Apparently they are supposed to be even better than Novak and GBR can help their future development more than Serbia.

    A year ago I would have said Gasquet, but he is way too inconsistent. I can see him being a streaky player with occasional good results, but never a consistent winner like Federer or Nadal. Probably never top 5, but his shots make the crowd ooohhh and awww, and he is definitely flashy.

    Baghdatis I'm afraid is going to be another Rainer Vervek or whatever. Don't see him ever reaching another Grand Slam final. Too inconsistent and I honestly just think he had the 2 weeks of his life in Australia this year.

    If Berdych become a bit more mentally stable and was able to play consistent instead of streaky, he could definitely be top 5 and the leader of this pack

    Andy Murray is straight up crap, the worst of the bunch. He's out of shape and has no real weapons. If it is even possible (which it obviously, technically is not), Murray is the professional equivalent of a "pusher."

    Monfils, good energy, very athletic and fast, but no real weapons either. People can figure out his game much easier and I think his potential will plateau at the top 20.
     
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