Your favourite AND least favourite players of all time from the following countries?

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  1. The Grand Slam

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    Hey, what can I say? I was bored and wanted to host a bit of a popularity contest. ;D

    Favourites
    Argentina: Juan Martin del Potro
    Australia: Lleyton Hewitt
    Belgium: Xavier Malisse
    Brazil: Gustavo Kuerten
    Chile: Fernando González
    Croatia: Mario Ančić
    Czech Republic: Tomáš Berdych
    France: Richard Gasquet
    Germany: Benjamin Becker
    Great Britain: Andy Murray
    Italy: Daniele Bracciali
    Russia: Dmitry Tursunov
    Serbia: Janko Tipsarević
    Spain: Nicolás Almagro
    Sweden: Joachim Johansson
    Switzerland: Roger Federer
    USA: Sam Querrey

    Least Favourites
    Argentina: Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian
    Australia: Mark Philippoussis
    Belgium: Kristof Vliegen
    Brazil: none
    Chile: Nicolás Massú
    Croatia: Ivan Ljubičić
    Czech Republic: Ivan Lendl
    France: none
    Germany: Florian Mayer (I don't hate him, but I don't ever recall rooting for him in a match)
    Great Britain: Greg Rusedski
    Italy: none
    Russia: Nikolay Davydenko
    Serbia: Novak Đoković
    Spain: Rafael Nadal
    Sweden: Robin Söderling
    Switzerland: Stanislas Wawrinka (see Florian Mayer)
    USA: Andy Roddick
     
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  2. Eviscerator

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    Some strange choices
     
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  3. Polaris

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    So you like Roddick less than ....um.. Alex Bogomolov? ;) Roddick gets a round bashing here, but I wouldn't put him among my least favorite players. Same for Nadal. I actually like Ljubicic and Nalbandian.
     
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  4. FitzRoy

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    Interesting that the oldest guy on your all-time favorite/least favorite list is Greg Rusedski. Lot of young guns...I haven't even seen del Potro play yet. ;) I agree with you on some of those guys though (IE Murray).

    My list, with some countries omitted (Switzerland, Czech, etc.) because they don't have anyone who I would call a "Favourite". Also added a couple.

    Favourites
    Argentina: Guillermo Vilas
    Australia: Patrick Rafer
    Austria: Thomas Muster
    Belgium: Xavier Malisse
    Brazil: Gustavo Kuerten
    Chile: Marcelo Ríos
    Croatia: Goran Ivanišević
    France: Henri Leconte
    Great Britain: Andy Murray
    Russia: Yevgeny Kafelnikov
    Serbia: Novak Đoković
    Spain: Àlex Corretja
    Sweden: Björn Borg
    USA: Can't Decide

    Don't really have a "least favorites" list.
     
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  5. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    All timers count??

    Favourites
    Argentina: José Acasuso, Guillermo Cañas
    Australia: Patrick Rafter
    Belgium: Xavier Malisse
    Brazil: Gustavo Kuerten
    Chile: Fernando González
    Croatia: Goran Ivanišević!!! :D
    Czech Republic: Radek Štěpánek
    France: Richard Gasquet
    Germany: Boris Becker
    Great Britain: Tim Henman
    Italy: Daniele Bracciali
    Russia: Safin/Kafelnikov
    Serbia: Novak Đoković
    Spain: Feliciano Lopez
    Sweden: Joachim Johansson, Borg
    Switzerland: Roger Federer
    USA: Pete Sampras, JMac.

    Least Favourites
    Argentina: Juan Ignacio Chela
    Australia: Peter Lukzak (sp?) lol
    Belgium: Christophe Rochus
    Brazil: Thiago Alvez :p
    Chile: Nicolás Massú
    Croatia: Marin Cilic (cause croatian tennis rocks, and this guy is... my least favourite, which doesn't mean I dislike him)
    Czech Republic: None
    France: none
    Germany: Nicholas Kiefer
    Great Britain: Andy Murray
    Italy: Davide Sanguinetti.
    Russia: Nikolay Davydenko
    Serbia: None
    Spain: Tommy Robredo
    Sweden: None
    Switzerland: None
    USA: None.
     
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  6. Feña14

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    Argentina: Agustin Calleri
    Australia: Pat Rafter
    Belgium: Olivier Rochus
    Brazil: Gustavo Kuerten
    Chile: Fernando González
    Croatia: Mario Ančić
    Czech Republic: Tomáš Berdych
    France: Richard Gasquet
    Germany: Boris Becker
    Great Britain: Tim Henman
    Italy: Volandri
    Russia: Mikhail Youzhny
    Serbia: Novak Djokovic
    Spain: Juan Carlos Ferrero
    Sweden: Joachim Johansson
    Switzerland: Roger Federer
    USA: Andre Agassi

    Least Favourites:

    Czech Republic: Radek Štepánek
    France: Gael Monfils
    Spain: Rafael Nadal
    USA: Andy Roddick
     
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  7. grimpi

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    Favourites
    Argentina: Guillermo Cañas
    Australia: Lleyton Hewitt
    Belgium: Xavier Malisse
    Brazil: Gustavo Kuerten
    Chile: Chino Rios
    Croatia: Goran Ivanišević
    France: Richard Gasquet
    Germany: Boris Becker
    Great Britain: Tim Henman
    Russia: Marat Safin
    Serbia: Novak Đoković
    Spain: Carlos Moya
    Sweden: Björn Borg
    Switzerland: Roger Federer
    USA: Jimy Connors
     
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  8. goober

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    This is an odd list. It is way too heavily weighted towards current players yet your title is about favorite of all time. It is more like favorite of the the last several years.

    Sam Querrey is your favorite player of all time from the USA? Considering he has done absolutely nothing significant yet and has been playing pro tennis for about a year how can he be on anybody's all time list for anything?

    Juan Martín del Potro? ok
     
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  9. The Grand Slam

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    To each his own, right? Stop being an a$$hole and post something that DOESN'T criticise the fact that I like Sam Querrey more than Andy Roddick, Jimmy Connors, Bill Tilden, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and all of the other Americans that I can think of. I said 'all time' so your choices would have a bit of variety. I don't have to choose players that I don't really like, or don't really dislike. I haven't been following tennis for very long at all and I don't even know what some of the older players were like.

    Why don't you go ahead and post a list, rather than wasting minutes of whatever life (or lack thereof) you're living criticising my post?
     
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  10. Phil

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    Yeah, what a crap list. Like the person who made it has followed pro tennis for all of 5 months.
     
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  11. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    Favourites
    Argentina: gaston gaudio
    Australia: Lleyton Hewitt
    Belgium: Xavier Malisse
    Brazil: Gustavo Kuerten
    Chile: Fernando González
    Croatia: Goran Ivanisevic
    Czech Republic: Tomáš Berdych
    France: fabrice santoro
    Germany: nicolas kiefer
    Great Britain: none
    Italy: Daniele Bracciali
    Russia: marat safin
    Serbia: none
    Spain: feliciano lopez
    Sweden: Joachim Johansson
    Switzerland: Roger Federer
    USA:andre agassi

    Least Favourites
    Argentina: juan ignacio chela
    Australia: none
    Belgium: none
    Brazil: none
    Chile: none
    Croatia: none
    Czech Republic: none
    France: monfils
    Germany: bjorn phau
    Great Britain: andy murray
    Italy: none
    Russia: none
    Serbia: Novak Đjoković
    Spain: nicolas almagro
    Sweden: none
    Switzerland: none
    USA: james blake, donald young
     
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  12. The Grand Slam

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    A year, actually. :)
     
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  13. TheTruth

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    Favourites
    Argentina: Gaston Gaudio
    Australia: Lleyton Hewitt
    Belgium: Xavier Malisse, Olivier Rochus
    Brazil: Gustavo Kuerten
    Chile: Fernando González
    Croatia: Goran Ivanesivic
    Czech Republic: None
    France: Sebastian Grosjean
    Germany: Tommy Haas
    Great Britain: None
    Italy: None
    Russia: Marat Safin
    Serbia: None
    Spain: Rafael Nadal
    Sweden: None
    Switzerland: None
    USA: None

    Least Favourites
    Argentina: David Nalbandian
    Australia: None
    Belgium: None
    Brazil: none
    Chile: none
    Croatia: Ivan Ljubičić
    Czech Republic: none
    France: none
    Germany: Nicholas Kiefer
    Great Britain: Greg Rusedski
    Italy: none
    Russia: None
    Serbia: Novak Đoković
    Spain: Tommy Robredo
    Sweden: None
    Switzerland: All
    USA: Andy Roddick, James Blake
     
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  14. Bogie

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    favorites:
    Argentina: Gaudio
    Australia: Rafter
    Belgium: vliegen
    brazil: kuerten
    chile: gonzalez
    croatia: karlovic
    czech republic: berdych
    france: gasquet
    germany: schuettler
    great britain: henman
    italy: sanguinetti
    russia: safin
    serbia: djokovic
    spain: ferrer
    sweden: j. johansson
    switzerland: federer
    usa: agassi

    least favorites:
    usa: RODDICK!!!!
     
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  15. stormholloway

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    The guy posts his favorite players and he gets bashed. Why am I not surprised...
     
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  16. rum02

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    current favourite australian(s) lleyton hewitt, chris guccione (pretty **** but he plays good on the odd occasion)
    current least favourite australian: casey dellacqua (fat)
    i see most people prefer henman over murray, henman is a pretty poor player, murray's way better. and why have so many people put monfils in their least favourites? from what i saw at the australian open he was freakin' awesome!

    i could make a list based on all the other countries but i can't be bothered
     
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  17. DueSouth

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    I havnt been following tennis that long so forgive me if u think my faves are stupid...and most of them are current people

    Favourites
    Argentina: Guillermo Coria (spelling?)
    Australia: Rod Laver
    Belgium: Christophe Rochus
    Chile: Fernando Gonzalez
    Croatia: Ivan Ljubicic
    Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych
    France: Richard Gasquet
    Germany: Boris Becker
    Great Britain: Andy Murray
    Italy: Fillipo Volandri
    Russia: Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny
    Serbia: none
    Spain: Tommt Robredo and Carlos Moya
    Sweden: Bjorn Borg and Jonas Bjorkman
    Switzerland: Roger Federer
    USA: Andy Roddick and the Bryan Brothers

    Least Favourites
    Argentina: David Nalbandian!Hate him with a passion.
    Australia: Lleyton Hewitt
    Belgium: Kristof Vliegen
    Chile: none
    Croatia: none
    Czech Republic: none
    France: Gael Monfils
    Germany: Nicolas Kiefer
    Great Britain: Greg Rusedski!!Not even british!
    Italy: none
    Russia: Nikolay Davydenko
    Serbia: Novak Djokovic
    Spain: Feliciano Lopez
    Sweden: none
    Switzerland: none
    USA: none
     
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  18. shrakkie

    shrakkie Semi-Pro

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    GrandSlam I LIKE your list! Though I would have Coria as one of my faves!
     
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  19. Ztalin

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    least favourite- Mary Peirce, Greg Rusedski, Lennox Lewis, Brett Hull

    LOL at none of those ****** bags representing the proper country.
     
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  20. woody88

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    The least favorite from the US has got to be Jeff Tarrango. The guy whines more than a 2 year old baby. Non stop whining, never shuts up, and complained about everything. Kind of reminded me of what Johnny Mac said to Boris Becker 2 months before he won Wimbledon....."better win something first, before you start complaining"........
     
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  21. AAAA

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    Favourites
    Argentina: Alberto Mancini(looked cool), Franco Squillari
    Brazil: Gustavo Kuerten
    Chile: Marcelo Rios
    Croatia: Goran Prpic
    Czech Republic: Miloslav Mecir, Karel Kucera, Lendl, Mandilkova
    France: Guy Forget (played classical tennis without the modern explosive power of Sampras or Becker)
    Germany: Stich
    Russia: Dementieva, Alexander Volkov
    Spain: Sergei Bruguera
    Switzerland: Roger Federer

    Least Favourites
    Australia: Mark Kratzmann
    Croatia: Ivan Ljubičić (just don't like the way he moves about the court)
    France: Thierry Champion
    Spain: Felix Mantilla (gives clay courters the boring tag)
     
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  22. guynamedsean

    guynamedsean Rookie

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    Least favorites:

    Spain: Nadal
    Europe: Nadal
    Northern Hemisphere: Nadal
    Earth: Nadal
    Milky Way Galaxy: Nadal
    Universe: Nadal
     
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