Which player outside of the Big 3 is inspirational or exciting to you to see play?

Ledigs

Hall of Fame
For me, it's Thiem. I feel like he has a great presence on court and I like watching his game. The idea of moving on from my favorites will be tough but I am hoping 2-3 players become just as fun to see in person or on tv. What are yours?
 

mbm0912

Hall of Fame
-The dumpster fire that is "Sascha".

-The savior of tennis: Nicholas Kyrgios.

-F. Lopez (prettiest game/player of all-time)

-Fogna
 
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I really like Tsitsipas all-court gamestyle, and he seems fearless with a lot of will.

Kyrgios will be my favorite player if he stops his sheet and seriously try. I love how he doesn't hesitate to just throw a huge ball on 2nd serve whatever the score is, and obviously he does a lot of spectacular things the others don't.

I like Wawrinka's style also, his strokes and motions make him both elegant and beast-like.

On the women's side I loved watching Anisimova in Roland Garros, I felt she was always smarter than her opponent, always doing the right shot, with the adequate timing, but with not much power and this was so badass. I hope she is gonna be where we expect her to be.
 

The Blond Blur

Professional
I liked watching Chang, Hewitt, and Ferrer fight like crazy to be some of the best players in the world. The fact that they were 5'10 and below was inspiring since height is a huge advantage in tennis (specifically with serving). They had some of the best ROS and ground games coupled with God tier speed. I just loved watching them run around court chasing down should be winners and then turning defense into offense. That's why Rafa is my favorite player since he is/was the best at turning defense into offense. My favorite non-Big 3 player that is still active would be Tim, I guess. Great defender, great on clay, and he tries ridiculously hard like the guys I mentioned.
 

FRV2

Semi-Pro
It's not about being the leader, but the first follower. No one has yet repeated another poster's player choice
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
In 2019?

Apart from Fognini I'm pretty sure almost all exciting players are dead or replaced by imposters
 

raph6

Semi-Pro
Thiem, Wawrinka, Shapovalov, all of 3 being powerful players with a beautiful one handed backhand. A lot of other players too but these 3 are in my top 4 with Federer
 
For me, it's Thiem. I feel like he has a great presence on court and I like watching his game. The idea of moving on from my favorites will be tough but I am hoping 2-3 players become just as fun to see in person or on tv. What are yours?
Agassi.
Pete
Hewitt
Nalbandian
Murray
Safin
Roddick
Delpo
Thiem
 

xFedal

Legend
I liked watching Chang, Hewitt, and Ferrer fight like crazy to be some of the best players in the world. The fact that they were 5'10 and below was inspiring since height is a huge advantage in tennis (specifically with serving). They had some of the best ROS and ground games coupled with God tier speed. I just loved watching them run around court chasing down should be winners and then turning defense into offense. That's why Rafa is my favorite player since he is/was the best at turning defense into offense. My favorite non-Big 3 player that is still active would be Tim, I guess. Great defender, great on clay, and he tries ridiculously hard like the guys I mentioned.
Dont you like Schwartzman ?
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Petra Kvitova. She got stabbed and almost lost several fingers and yet came back to the sport and still exceeds in it. Inspiring.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
Tsitsipas and Kyrgios by a long margin.

Khachanov, Rublev, Coric and Zverev are bland. Medvedev is better even with ugly strokes.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
-The dumpster fire that is "Sascha".

-The savior of tennis: Nicholas Kyrgios.

-F. Lopez (prettiest game/player of all-time)

-Fogna
F. Lopez is probably my favorite of all the guys who never quite made it to the top. He's like a throwback to an earlier tennis era and I believe would have done well back when people played mostly on grass.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
There are a number of them but, at the moment, I'm a bit focussed on hoping Andy will get back up to speed. I so miss him being up there in contention with the other top guys.
 

Yugram

Hall of Fame
Thiem. The coctail of clay courter’s defense and ballbasher’s offense he brings when in form is something.

I also like Khachanov, but often criticize him for being... not the smartest player on tour. Basilashvili can be fun to watch, but he delivers like once in a couple of months.
 
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