Debate topic: FAA is the future tennis darling

Will FAA be a major fan favourite?

  • He'll never make it to the top 10

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  • I don't care

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  • You suck at debating

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  • No, he doesn't have that 'je ne sais quoi'

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Hall of Fame
Opening statement: Federer has achieved 'God-like' status with fans, both casual and knowledgeable. Nadal, also has a massive following, who naturally find him irresistible. They both have indefinable qualities that draw in large fan bases, from far beyond the die-hard fans who focus on the game itself. Djokovic is one of the best players ever, but he doesn't seem to have the magnetism of Fed or Nadal for the non-ardent tennis aficionados. I posit that Felix Auger-Aliassime will have the same ability to win broad-based fan support a la Fed/Nadal. One huge, huge caveat: This presumes that FAA can actually harness his incredible natural talent to propel him to the top 3 (which, admittedly is far, far from certain at this point) and that he can stay healthy. I say this because he has that natural athletic talent, quietly-charismatic personality and an ability to relate to people. He laughs easily and he wears his heart on his sleeve. He is everybody's friend/son.

Exhibit A: athletic, stylish, engaging

What say you?