When watching the Davis cup final, watching this guy play for his country after so many years on the tour, playing in front of a hostile crowd, having never really been a fan a before, I suddenly found this great respect for the guy. Seriously, I've only come to notice it of late, but he's a really genuine nice guy, he's so good for tennis in many ways. Ugly jokes aside, this guy is always out there every week, year after year, trying his heart out. He never gives up, he never gets down on himself and he always gives the fans their moneys worth, and most importantly he's got real great sportsmanship. People throughout his career have criticised his playing style and his forehand, but he has persisted with it, and he brings a playing style to the tour that is so rare and so fun to watch. He never has a bad word to say about anybody, and in the recent Marat Safin tribute video you would see he was one of the few guys who genuinely said kind words about safin and was genuinely going to miss him. Unfortunately he just doesn't seem to have many fans, I don't get why, he's such an honest play and he has such passion for the game, it's very refreshing to see. So anyway, I'm not sure why but I felt compelled to post this. Radek Stepanek, great respect to you, thank you for contributing so much to tennis, and I hope you keep going for a few more years yet.