Favourite tennis player, do you have one?

@caramello (4381)
Australia
January 17, 2007 4:43pm CST
Went to the tennis yesterday for the very first time, and was sitting watching Roger Federrer play and what a delight to watch him and after seeing him on court in real life and his manner I think one of our Aussie players could learn something from him! (No names mentioned! lol) Anyone else think he is a bit of alright?
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@smuggeridge (2157)
17 Jan 07
federrer is an increadibly good player, but it does get a bit annoying when he wins everything. I have been to Wimbledon every year for the last 5 years and i think the most entertaining plyer i ever saw was Goran ivanisevic. Watched him in his last ever year at wimbledon, he's such a nice bloke that although he's croatian you'd have thought he was english by the reception he got. Favourite current player is probably Andy Murray. Getting better and better and i don't want to jinx it but it could be possible that he will finally end our 70 year wait for a british champion. Maybe not this year but soon
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Yeah, Federer reminds me a little of Sampras, back when he won almost everything. But Federer is even more dominating. One thing I like about going to tournaments is catching matches on the outside courts where you can get up close. Especially watching the junior players; you can see the kids who will be stars in the years to come.
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
i've been out of touch of the tennis world since Pete Sampras retired. i was a huge fan of his back then. he was the greatest and most professional tennis player ever. but it's probably Federer's time to shine now. the court is his.
@banta78 (4335)
• India
18 Jan 07
My favourite tennis player all time is Leander Paes. He has made India proud by winning laurels for the country by winning bronze medal at atlanta olympic games, by winning consistently mosty of his match both in singles and doubles for india against fancied opponents. he has one of best records in davis cup history. Then lee-hesh have been most successful doubles combination for india and have won numerous grand slams, ATP titles. more recently he won two gold medals for India in doha asiad games. He is attacking player who plays with his heart, serves and voleys and is touch artiste. i also like Sania Mirza she is fantasitic indian tennis player who is attacking player by instinct , great to watch her play esp. her big forehand. Internationally i like Pete Sampras for the ruthless demolition job he did to his opponents, Agassi for best returner in game, Federer the champion player he is. And in ladies i like Monica seles, steffi Graf, Martina Navrtoliva all winners in their own right and champion players.
@u2bibek (193)
• Nepal
18 Jan 07
Sania Mirza, Maria Sarapova, Anna Kornikuva all looks gorgeous
• India
18 Jan 07
oh yeah... My favorite tennis players are, sania mirza, leander peas, monica seles, martina hingis, steffy graph, pete sampras...
@raveena (1356)
• India
18 Jan 07
My favourite tennis player is Sania Mirza. Coming from a Muslim family and even after facing so much oppositon she is doing very well
@howiedy (236)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
My all time favorite tennis players for females are Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport though there is a fad of young players on the court. On the men's side, I liked Andre Agassi and Tim Henman. At least you had the opportunity to see your favorite tennis player in flesh.
@deepu113 (450)
• India
18 Jan 07
SAMPRAS.....ALL TIME GREAT PLAYER....
@The_Eagle_1 (1123)
• Australia
18 Jan 07
Federer is indeed a gentleman of tennis! His attitude allures to the champion he is, but then in the mould of Borg, Willander (boy forgot how to spell his name I think, haha), and the Sweedish contingent, he is about the most expressive of the Swedes! They don't need the outbursts like the Connors, Nastasis, McEnroes of tennis did to make then perform to a higher level... but when they reached that higher level, wow, didn't tennis benefit!! The difference between the "one " I think you are referring to and the ones mentioned before is that they had the "higher level" of playing where the "one" hasn't!
@asazam (159)
• Netherlands
18 Jan 07
my faves are monica celes stephie graff and now sania mirza
@deepu113 (450)
• India
18 Jan 07
federrer no doubt in that.......
@BELMCstar (1341)
• Australia
18 Jan 07
I have not been lucky enough to see him at the tennis, or anywhere else for that matter, but I have noticed a few things about him, and his manner when he is interviewed. He is always polite, and friendly. It does not matter if he wins or loses, he is still gracious, and I am sure that others could learn a lot from him.
• United States
18 Jan 07
Andre Agassi was my "tennis man", but now that he is retired I think Federer is my new "tennis man". He is a great player and has a great attitude off the court. A true gentleman. I really do not know about the women's side, though. I don't really have a favorite woman player, but i do root for the older women players since I get kind of mad seeing spring chickens win.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Ummm, yes, I think I know which Aussie player you mean ;-). Federer is really something, he reminds me of Sampras, both very gifted and yet very understated, not flashy, kind of a throwback to decades past when players didn't throw tantrums or rackets. I go to the U.S. Open most years and was really impressed with the Russian Mikhail Youzhny, I saw him come from behind to beat Nadal. He's won his first two matches at Melbourne but now has to play Federer. I like to watch the women, I like Clijsters and Sharapova-- she's got the looks and style of Kournikova but more importantly has the game of a champion. Luckily I work at home so I can catch some of the action live.