who's your favourite current player and why ?

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  1. Iron Man

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    Who's your favourite current player and why ?

    Since the majority of the members who visit and post in this forum are not young and by consequence like players who retired a long time ago like Laver , Rosewall , Borg, Lendl or even Sampras , I wonder which player from the current generation they like or find them similar to the past players

    for instance when I was a little kid my idol was Becker but now it's obviously Federer for the reasons that everyone knows

    waiting for your posts eagerly
     
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  2. rdis10093

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    hewitt, I grew up watching him and I like his mentality.
     
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  3. DolgoSantoro

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    Either Federer or Dolgopolov, just because they make tennis so exciting to watch.
     
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  4. kiki

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    the best player actually playing is John Patrick Mc Enroe
     
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  5. westside

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    +1

    Love Rusty
     
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    David Nalbandian and THE GOAT
     
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  7. Xavier G

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    John Patrick McEnroe, then Federer! Seriously, Roger is my favourite current player, just like the way he carries himself and the style he plays the game with. I always preferred the 'characters', so to prefer quiet Roger surprises even me. Of course, times have changed.
     
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    Federer (Reminds me of what they said of Mac - "When he is gone, you will miss him as there will be no more like him. True again, I am afraid...)
     
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    Probably the Fed, because I like his spontaneity, the overhead slice off his opponent's overhead, the "tweeners", the touch droppers, and all the other crap he comes up with on the moment. If only he would venture into the net more often :(

    Still enjoy the Mac as well.
     
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  10. kiki

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    federer is the only current player that could have, one day, been a decent volleyer.He´s gotten worse and worse and more and more afraid.He has the touch but not the feelings, positioning or instinct to play there.LLodra, a much more humble guy, has a better instinct and feel ( although not a good volleyer)
     
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    Federer and Hewitt.
     
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    Toss-up between Vijay Amritraj and Radek Stepanek.
     
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  13. Iron Man

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    thanks for your replies

    I'm curious to know which players posters like hoodjem or kiki or limping hitter or pc1 like today
     
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    Petra Kvitova is my favourite player by far.

    Then I also like Angelique Kerber a lot, followed by Marion Bartoli and Jelena Jankovic (although she has really gone off the boil in a big way). Francesca Schiavone is also good to watch. Julia Georges and Sabine Lisiki both have interesting games but Lisiki is injury prone.

    On the mens side I like Joe Wilfried Tsonga although his career has stalled again all of a sudden. Juan Martin Del Potro is also good to watch but he has a lot of work to do. Raonic has an interesting game but I'm not sure about his movement as yet but he's improving nicely - hopefully he can keep those injuries at bay.
     
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    MariaKrilenko by a country mile....yum..:)
     
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  16. Limpinhitter

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    David Nalbandian is my current favorite. Still love to watch him play. Oh, what could have been.
     
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    Murray because he is Scottish and so Scottish meaning he will always screw up in sport when it counts, the morbid side of me likes this.
     
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  18. monfed

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    A true tennis tragedy. :(
     
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  19. OriginalHockeytowner

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    Definitely Nalbandian, one of the few players I would pay to see play. And because I'm Greek, Baghdatis is still my man, even though his career has taken a 6-year nosedive since the 06 AO.
     
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    Boy, how sad is this...most of the "current" players named have been on tour for a decade or more. Pitiful. Having said that, I can't name a single player that I follow the way I used to; the last guy I was really excited about was Muster. Since then, nothing. Verdasco could have been the guy, but he's fallen off the map lately...his forehand is still a thing of beauty to watch. I'd go out of my way to watch Nalbandian, though, and Fed is still magnificent.
     
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    Roger Federer... Why? because he reminds me of a older more mature Grigor Dimitrov! :)
     
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  22. OriginalHockeytowner

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    Raonic might be worth a look, even though he looks like the world's tallest 12 year old. The kid definitely has game, though
     
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  23. 3fees

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    None, I like watching the contest, is that roman of me ?

    Cheers
    3Fees :)
     
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    Taylor Dent because he comes in
     
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