Who is your favourite non top 10 player?

90's Clay

Banned
Wish I could say.. They are so insignificant and never win anything, its tough to keep track of who's who?

Hewitt? ROFLMAO
 

tennistalker

New User
Wish I could say.. They are so insignificant and never win anything, its tough to keep track of who's who?

Hewitt? ROFLMAO

lol, well its kind of true, most of the non top 10 players that are actually good are the one with the most history like Hewitt, Roddick.... among others.
 

Polaris

Hall of Fame
There are several that I like; it's hard to pick one.
_ Tommy Haas
_ Michael Llodra
_ David Goffin
_ Feliciano Lopez
_ David Nalbandian
_ Nikolai Davydenko
 

winstonplum

Hall of Fame
Ryan Harrison. I don't know why I even like him anymore other than he tries really hard. I don't see him ever being top 20.
 

augustobt

Legend
As I watch a lot of tournaments (even challengers), I have a lot of players that I like.

Janowicz, Rosol and Goffin, for example (I feel like being hipster with them... 'i like them before they were cool').

Kohlscreiber is a very fun player to watch. I also enjoy Juan Monaco (on clay).

I don't list Haas, Hewitt, Nalbandian because they are pretty obvious :p
 

sepidoel

Rookie
After what I just saw: STANISLAS WAWRINKA!! His match against Djokovic was awesome.

Damn, I instantly become his fan.
 

kiki

Banned
The best ever player not to reach the top ten ( not even for a week), that I have seen is clearly Vijay Amritraj.Another great one was Balasz Taroczy, the hungarian player.Third one would be Phil Dent, although he may have reached top ten status sometime during his career.
 

tudwell

Legend
Berankis and Mayer.

I really enjoyed watching Berankis against Murray the other day. I'd never seen him play before. I like his style. He doesn't have any huge weapons, but he's not a defensive grinder either. Plays interesting tennis and constructs points very well, finishing up at the net quite a bit. I can't say no to that.
 

Relinquis

Hall of Fame
I like players who are competitive (don't give up), have offensive games (net or otherwise) and one-handed backhanders (underrated imo).

- Stanlislas Wawrinka: all the above.
- David Goffin: Love his offensive game.
- Nishikori: aggressive player, comes to the net sometimes and has very solid strokes (if a bit flat). Also, a great competitor and strong mentally.
- Kohlschriber: One handed backhander with a lot of potential.
- Almagro: Aggressive, one handed backhander on the cusp of top-ten-dom
- Nikolai Davydenko: (probably doesn't count as he used to be top 5) Playstation is relentless with the angles he creates and really seems to demolish his opponents. especially the pushers.

What other cool one-handed backhand players are there that i should keep track of?

Dimitrov is promising, but i feel he might be too hollywood. Maybe getting knocked around a bit more year by real competitors will bring him to his senses.

I think tomic can develop an interesting style of tennis if he becomes more aggressive and mentally tough. These are big ifs though, so as of now he's still not on the list. also, too hollywood for my tastes.
 

xan

Hall of Fame
do people still consider gasquet top 10 players these days?
because he is the only other player i trully support bar novak.
 

Vertiz

Rookie
Favorite probably Nishi
Close second is Kohl
Always supported Stan but after yesterday he is one of my favorite non top 10ers
Also big fan of Simon
Good ol' Tommy Haas ties Simon at #4
A bit farther down the chain is Dimitrov, simply b/c he's flashy
 

rofl_copter3

Professional
Gael Monfils though he is so frustrating, there are times in every match where you see a true top 5 player locked away in his ludacris brain.

Verdasco can also be awesome to watch. Raddeck Stepanick* just so different i cant help but enjoy his tennis...
 

Feña14

G.O.A.T.
I really enjoyed watching Berankis against Murray the other day. I'd never seen him play before. I like his style. He doesn't have any huge weapons, but he's not a defensive grinder either. Plays interesting tennis and constructs points very well, finishing up at the net quite a bit. I can't say no to that.

He's a fun player to watch, no doubt. I saw him live at Wimbledon in 2010 and his shotmaking was impressive. I've got hopes that he can become the next Nalbandian I suppose. They both have the same effortless, smooth shotmaking styles I feel.
 
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