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"Sluggy"
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:51 AM
Well? Who? Im not asking who is your fave, but moreso, who is exciting to watch.

Libertango
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:54 AM
Mary Pierce, Serena Williams, Fernando Gonzalez, Marat Safin. I used to find Venus exciting. Now I just find it painful and frustrating. :(

"Sluggy"
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:54 AM
Me i said Janko. Janko Tipsarevic is really cool. He is a fighter, i saw him steal a match from Hrbaty like ive never seen another player do. Tatiana Garbin is a spicey woman. She plays with emotion and is very impressive. Francesca is really fun to watch. There are so many exciting players its hard to narrow it down, too bad the polls only allow 10 options.

"Sluggy"
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:55 AM
Mary Pierce, Serena Williams, Fernando Gonzalez, Marat Safin. I used to find Venus exciting. Now I just find it painful and frustrating. :(


Why Fernando? and why Marat. Marat is kinda stale for me, at least. Some of the most exciting and passionate tennis occurs during the qualies. You hear frequent screams and explosions on nearby courts. Its pretty hi-excitement.

Tennisaddict
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:00 AM
Women: Serena, Justine, Schnyder, Safina, Pierce, Venus when she's on, Kuznetsova.
Men: Safin, Nadal, Monfils, Puerta, Nalbandian, Kuerten when he's on, Hewitt always interesting to see who he's going to irritate and why.

ginger_fish668
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:00 AM
Jenny Cap, Hingis, Henin-Hardenne, Serena, Marat, Roger, Agassi. :)

I voted Serena as she's the only one I mentioned on your poll. :)

CooCooCachoo
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:03 AM
Out of these, I voted for Tathiana Garbin :D

-Kieron-
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:03 AM
Women : Capriati, Venus, Henin (even if i dont like her, have to admit she hits some amazing winners), Mary (when on), Maria, Serena

Men: Ferrero, Federer, Safin (when on), Agassi

Libertango
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:04 AM
Why Fernando? and why Marat. Marat is kinda stale for me, at least. Some of the most exciting and passionate tennis occurs during the qualies. You hear frequent screams and explosions on nearby courts. Its pretty hi-excitement.

I love watching Fernando play, because absolutely everything into hitting the ball. He hits it SO hard and is so aggressive and grunts really loudly too. Its just really exciting tennis. Also he's pretty cute hehe :p

I love watching Marat play because you never really know what to expect. Like I watched his match against Robredo and he was jsut going mad, smashing his racket after so many points, he even broke his chair after he slammed his racket into it. Also he hits so hard and when he's on form he's stunning to watch! Again, he's hot, which helps! :drool:

Rub
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:05 AM
i would like to say serena but i can only vote once... so kim... and why isn't justine on the list?

hingis was also the all-time most entertaining to watch!

men's side, roger federer... nobody even comes close...

malaye
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:07 AM
Justine, Patty, Roger and Amelie :) Tenniswise, they entertain me.

Lady
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:07 AM
The thread starter was so afraid Justine will win this poll AGAIN, that decided not to put her on the list! :tape: :rolleyes:

"Sluggy"
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:16 AM
Jenny Cap, Hingis, Henin-Hardenne, Serena, Marat, Roger, Agassi. :)

I voted Serena as she's the only one I mentioned on your poll. :)

OMG how could i not have listed Jen? :eek: I love jen, i guess since she isnt playing RG she just kind of slipped my mind, but Jen is on the top of my list :angel:

"Sluggy"
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:17 AM
Out of these, I voted for Tathiana Garbin :D

She is a spicey meatball, eh? and in your experience, who else is exciting?

manu
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:27 AM
Women: Justine, Patty, Conchita, Hingis (all of them great tacticians, magicians with a tennisball!) Kim (unique game with defence-offence balance, neither all power neither all craft, but also tactically very strong), and also Serena, Venus and Lindsay on fast surfaces when they're on (mmmm clean harditting:drool:).

Men: Federer, Nadal/Kuerten/Ferrero/Gonzalez on clay, Olivier Rochus and Malisse when they're on.

fifiricci
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:29 AM
Anything involving Kimmy C and Nadal. No-one else really floats my boat that much.

"Sluggy"
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:32 AM
Im not the most knowledgeable tennis fan, only been following since i started going to RG 5-6 years ago. No reason to omit anyone. i used to find Justine very exciting, going back to US Open 2003. But now, she doesnt excite me as much.

I mostly like the players that make a stink, tell fans to get lost, etc etc. mabye i should have added slima Sfar, she can be pretty saucey herself.

DutchieGirl
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:32 AM
Patty Schneider? :help:

©@®eLess
Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:04 AM
Patty Schneider? :help:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Imagine a match Smanshova-Schnyder :lol: :lol: :lol:

OMG one of the balls reached Mars :lol: :lol: :lol:

But at least they are fighters,a nd Patty is pretty cool, but i don't like her game at all

aime
Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:11 AM
Women: Amelie, Justine, Patty, Kim
Men: NADAL, Safin, Coria, Andreev

Justine Fan
Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:16 AM
I can't believe JHH is not on the poll! :confused: She is the most entertaining player on the WTA tour! At least she doesn't just bash, bash, bash. She has a varied game. The female Federer.

Surely you must agree with that?

Mr_Molik
Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:17 AM
steffi, alicia (no lie i love her game), conchita, capriati, schnyder, medina garrigues live ( :fiery: ), pierce, stosur when playing well
safin, agassi, nadal, ferrero, rafter, coria, gaudio, philippoussis

Billy Moonshine
Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:18 AM
Pierce, Sharapova, Serena, Myskina, Capriati, Dementieva, mauresmo, Henin.
Safin, nalby, Guga, Roddick, Ferrero, Nadal, gaudio, Moya,
I could go on!

fifiricci
Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:20 AM
I can't believe JHH is not on the poll! :confused: She is the most entertaining player on the WTA tour! At least she doesn't just bash, bash, bash. She has a varied game. The female Federer.

Surely you must agree with that?

Oh for God's sake, its only A poll, its not THE definitive poll of all time!! Get a grip, why don't you! Honestly, so many Juju fans are SOOO insecure, despite the PD's rampaging success!

:lol:

volta
Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:23 AM
Mary Pierce, Serena Williams, Fernando Gonzalez, Marat Safin. I used to find Venus exciting. Now I just find it painful and frustrating. :(
my list but without Mary on it ^^. Nalbandian 2 , Lindsay 2 and Vee is becoming frustrating to watch :sad:

volta
Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:24 AM
Oh for God's sake, its only A poll, its not THE definitive poll of all time!! Get a grip, why don't you! Honestly, so many Juju fans are SOOO insecure, despite the PD's rampaging success!

:lol:
:lol: :lol:

_LuCaS_
Jun 3rd, 2005, 12:47 PM
:lol: You can never be sure if Nastya wins a match until the very last point :fiery: Very entertaining

azmad_88
Jun 3rd, 2005, 12:49 PM
kim becoz of her speed and slides

Serena!
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:07 PM
I hate watching Maria play! I can't stand the fake screams, they're just ANNOYING! I think Serena is fun cuz she makes all of her fist pumps, and usually keeps fighting! um... Also, I think Jennifer and Justine are fun to watch, I dunno why! lol and Kim,kinda. But why is Mary in second on this poll?!??!?! She bored my to tears yesterday! omg She's soooo boring to watch! lol

Chunchun
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:13 PM
Serena/Venus :Yeah:

Derek.
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
VERA ZVONAREVA

Because you never know with her and she brings so much drama! Like when I was in Miami I saw her lose to Vives. In that match she got a coaching violation, unsportsmanlike conduct warning, and yelled f*** you to some guy in the crowd! DRAMA! :drool:

Also Dementieva because I love her grunts! :cool:
Oh and Nastya Myskina too, because she has a temper. Though I hate when she loses. :sad:

Sir Stefwhit
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:44 PM
Not sure who's going to win this pole but if ratings are an indicator of popularity then it's Serena Williams, as the Queen of Tennis. Her matches with Venus at the US Open broke ratings records. And according to ESPN Serena is featured in three of their highest rated tennis telecast:
1. Serena vs. Lindsay (2005 Oz)
2. Serena vs. Maria (2005 Oz)
3. Serena vs. Kim (2003 Oz)

... say what you want about the girl, but when she plays everyone pays attention.

Justine Fan
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:56 PM
Oh for God's sake, its only A poll, its not THE definitive poll of all time!! Get a grip, why don't you! Honestly, so many Juju fans are SOOO insecure, despite the PD's rampaging success!

:lol:

I'd take a "chill pill" if I were you. You are the one that needs to get a grip! I just cannot believe your reaction to this. Amazing. Ever heard of Anger Management classes? I think you may need to visit them.

igost
Jun 3rd, 2005, 01:59 PM
Kim, Nastya, Vera Z

Marat, Roger, Leyton

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:07 PM
Venus, Serena, Roddick, Davenport, Seles, Agassi, Coria, Safin, Federer and Clijsters

DutchieGirl
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:16 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Imagine a match Smanshova-Schnyder :lol: :lol: :lol:

OMG one of the balls reached Mars :lol: :lol: :lol:

But at least they are fighters,a nd Patty is pretty cool, but i don't like her game at all

:lol: Oh I like Patty... actually, I meant the spelling of Schnyder. ;)

..ikke..
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:17 PM
Capriati, Clijsters, Pierce, Ferrero, Agassi, Mauresmo, Safin and Henin

DutchieGirl
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:22 PM
Capriati, Clijsters, Pierce, Ferrero, Agassi, Mauresmo, Safin and Henin
eyy... ya missed one! ;)

Lolo8
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:30 PM
Well you know how boring this year's FO has been without Serena. Serena is to tennis what the Shaq is to basketball.

Cookie
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:32 PM
For me it's Justine, but hey I'm so just so insecure because I think she should be on the list :p ;)

Andy.
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:36 PM
Mary Pierce- Her ground strokes are just amazing to watch and she has such great oncourt presence, her strut her manerisms, its like she is conducting her own little show.

BUBI
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:40 PM
Imagine a match Smanshova-Schnyder :lol: :lol: :lol:

I would like see that match.

H2H:


1996 BRATISLAVA CLAY (O) R32 P. SCHNYDER 6-0 6-2

1999 BERLIN-GERMAN OPEN CLAY (O) R16 P. SCHNYDER 2-6 7-6(3) 6-1

2002 VIENNA CLAY (O) Q A. SMASHNOVA 2-6 6-2 6-0

2002 FILDERSTADT HARD (I) R32 A. SMASHNOVA 7-5 6-4

2003 SOPOT CLAY (O) S A. SMASHNOVA 5-7 6-4 6-2

I voted Patty :)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 3rd, 2005, 02:49 PM
Women: Serena, Justine, Dementieva, Sharapova, Venus, Capriati, Pierce, Lee-Waters, Clijsters

Men: Roddick, Federer, Nadal, Gasquet, Henman, Safin, O. Rochus, Bryans, Gaudio, Coria

MisterQ
Jun 3rd, 2005, 03:34 PM
Agassi, Seles: Masters of ball-striking and the geometry of the court

Federer, Henin-Hardenne: Masters of versatility

Nadal, Capriati: Masters of fighting spirit.

Santoro, Hingis: Masters of craftiness.

Henman, J. McEnroe, Navratilova: Masters of the net.

*JR*
Jun 3rd, 2005, 05:22 PM
Patty Schneider? :help:
Why not alter the spelling ITT? After all, PP and Herr Hofmann have erased every last detail about her family, including in her WTA bio (see "Personal").

http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio2.asp?PlayerID=190519

(Even her kid brother, who she can't say tried to "control her" or whatever BS. Why? Because the Career Conman is afraid he might "break the spell", I guess). :rolleyes:

DA FOREHAND
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:02 PM
Mary Pierce, Serena Williams, Fernando Gonzalez, Marat Safin. I used to find Venus exciting. Now I just find it painful and frustrating. :(

Ditto, espcially the Venus comment

add The Fed, Nadal, Hingis

tennislover
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:03 PM
Federer and Henman

daniela86
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:44 PM
Women:Vera Zvonareva(for the same reasons as AjmoSprem :kiss: ) Dementieva (what a fighter :D + i love her game(except serve) and grunts :worship: ) Myskina (when she is in shape, her game reminds of Martina Hingis' game= the most entertaining game ever coz she could do everything) Ana Ivanovic :D (some shots are very :drool: + she is a self confident fighter)but also Maria Sharapova :cool:, Clijsters,Jankovic,Hénin Hardenne (i'm not a fan but i must admit that her game is amazing)

Men: Marat Safin (i love his behaviour on court, he is funny + when he plays his best, it's simply fantastic) Janko Tipsarevic (a fighter),JCF, Nadal,Nicolas Lappentti,Agassi :D and Kuerten:cool:

SJW
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:51 PM
the most entertaining for me are Serena for the women and Nadal for the men. i find similarities. those who hate one or the other of them probably dont. Safin is just a goof to me now. i still love him. i just dont like him.

Shenanigans
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:55 PM
Amelie, Justine, Kim, Serena, Mary

Roger and JCF

BUBI
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:14 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio2.asp?PlayerID=190519

...Admires the work of Jean Ziegler (Swiss UN human rights ambassador) and Michael Moore...

:clap2: Now I like Patty even more!

bandabou
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:52 PM
Serena....when she´s on, just untouchable....the serve, the returns, the angles, the movement.
Justine....on clay she can be a delight for the eye.
Roger...now I know what they mean with: making it look easy..
Marat...so much power, talent...brilliant one moment, then brutal the next.
Nadal....on clay? Doesn´t get better.

Zippy
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:55 PM
Women:Vera Zvonareva(for the same reasons as AjmoSprem :kiss: ) Dementieva (what a fighter :D + i love her game(except serve) and grunts :worship: ) Myskina (when she is in shape, her game reminds of Martina Hingis' game= the most entertaining game ever coz she could do everything) Ana Ivanovic :D (some shots are very :drool: + she is a self confident fighter)but also Maria Sharapova :cool:, Clijsters,Jankovic,Hénin Hardenne (i'm not a fan but i must admit that her game is amazing)

Everything?? If that was EVER so, I would have expected her to at least been somewhat Dominant at some time. True, when on, she's quick and will get ALOT of balls back, which would frustrate her opponent into hitting the error. But even in her prime, the girl could HARDLY hit a WINNER. I know it'syour opinion, but to state that "she could do everything" is HIGHLY EXAGGERATED.

VeeDaQueen
Jun 3rd, 2005, 08:58 PM
I like watching Maria, even though I dislike her. The most boring player of all time to watch is Lindsay Davenport.

*JR*
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:20 PM
...Admires the work of Jean Ziegler (Swiss UN human rights ambassador) and Michael Moore...

:clap2: Now I like Patty even more!
Oh, she may indeed admire Ziegler (as I do) and Moore (a Cuckoo Clock like herself). :p And do visit the links section of http://patty-schnyder.ch. You'll see that she has a link there to Greenpeace. To which I say: so what?

Just because one may admire some famous good people and organizations (presuming its not spin, and indeed I'll give her the benefit of the doubt) doesn't change the reality of hurting her family for 2 separate bad actors both named Rainer.

The "humanitarian" she'd later marry invented a phony past as a private investigator to get the "case" re. the first Rainer (the OJ guru) then made no real effort to encourage a reconciliation. (He wanted the 19 y.o. tennis prospect, not the Schnyders' payment). Just for fun, see:

http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=54900

http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=55617

(Pat2003 was Hofmann Himself, though the first posts in each thread that are in good English were by then publicist Marco Mordasini, who he'd also stiff for $ upon termination, as he did with both Coach Choudury and re. his first wife, as "discussed" in these threads).

hablo
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:37 PM
Momo :ras::lol:
(I enjoyed Hingis more though. too bad she's no longer playing :sobbing: )

marat, fedex, ferrero, kim, justine, etc.

(I enjoy even watching players I dislike: sharapova, serena, capriati :lol: )

I forgot Nastya, dementieva too

Sam's Slave
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:50 PM
voted for schnyder...not schneider!

but i think that vera zvonareva is the funniest to watch

Denise4925
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:53 PM
Serena
Venus (even though it's painful for me nowadays)
Mary Pierce

Andre Agassi
Rafael Nadal
Marat Safin :drool:

Brαm
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:54 PM
Justine :)

From this list I picked Schnyder - no wait! Schneider :tape:

RenaSlam.
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:59 PM
Women:

Clay- JHH hands down....:)
Grass- Serena :)
Hardcourt- Davenport, Clijsters, Pierce

Men:

Grass- Federer
Hardcourt- Agassi :)
Clay- Coria

ALPHA
Jun 4th, 2005, 07:08 AM
Men: Goran Ivanisevic, John McEnroe, Mansour Barahmi, Stefan Edberg

Women: Anna Kournikova, Martina Hingis, Natasha Zvereva