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iluvtrent
Jul 17th, 2002, 04:52 PM
The Williams sisters say they are not just athletes, but entertainers, determined to put on a good show- not just grind it out ont the tennis court. Who do you think is the best "entertainer" in tennis??

irma
Jul 17th, 2002, 04:54 PM
For me it's Serena!

RYNJ
Jul 17th, 2002, 05:01 PM
Serena and Jennifer

TS
Jul 17th, 2002, 05:01 PM
No-one now, the Williams girls give entertaining speeches and interviews but are all business on the court IMO.

Anyway in the past for me, it was Natasha Zvereva.
Always had something up her sleeve ;) e.g Her Mary impersonations were a crack up!

iluvtrent
Jul 17th, 2002, 05:12 PM
Old school entertainer: Jimmy Connors
New school: Jen Capriati-never know when she'll go off!!

Mark43
Jul 17th, 2002, 05:17 PM
Jennifer Capriati. I am always surprised and excited. Especially by the 3 Grand Slams she won, each win was amazing.

DEETHELICK
Jul 17th, 2002, 05:24 PM
Jennifer entertains the crowd today. Many of her victories have been dramatic and they really pull in the crowds. She keeps you on the edge of your seat.

From the past I'd say Arantxa. Compared to Steffi and Monica, she was much more animated and lively on court, always involving the crowds (which is why she is a crowd favourite everywhere!).

Justine Henin's style of tennis is entertaining, especially her backhand shots. You really can watch her all day.

GrandSlammed
Jul 17th, 2002, 05:24 PM
Never a dull moment with Capriati..

QueenO
Jul 17th, 2002, 05:33 PM
Serena (shows a lot of emotions at times) and Jennifer (always amusing). Put the two together on the court against each other and enjoy......

MartinaI
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:20 PM
Martina Hingis. Best tennis player ever, all the shots, the finesse AND the amazing sparkling personality.

Nimi
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:23 PM
JENNY!! by a mile! the only two things that are more entertaining are Jenny v Serena or....



2 Jennys!!!

per4ever
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:25 PM
Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:25 PM
Can not be found in women's tennis...

Safin, Roddick and Rios

but if I really have to say a female, i'll go with anna k and serena and possibly Kim with all her gymnastics, lol!

Cybelle Darkholme
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:27 PM
Definitely Serena. Venus for her sheer ruthlessness.

treufreund
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:34 PM
Martina vs Jennifer when they were joking about drinking Heineken. But Jennifer in general is entertaining and I love the gasp from the audience when Hingis pulls off one of her shocking crosscourt dropshots when pulled out wide.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:52 PM
Mansour Bahrami can entertain by playing himself

thats what no one else can do.
he is a genius

Elleke
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:56 PM
KIM!!!!!!!

saki
Jul 17th, 2002, 06:57 PM
Bahrami definitely! I've seen him push the net down for his partners serve, and lift it up for his opponent's return etc etc - he's brilliant.

And Natasha :kiss: is wonderful too!

Cilla
Jul 17th, 2002, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
Mansour Bahrami can entertain by playing himself

thats what no one else can do.
he is a genius

I'm down with that Eggy Mansour rulz Wimbledon!!:bounce: :bounce:

Martian Mel
Jul 17th, 2002, 07:17 PM
Martina Hingis hands down:bounce:

pan
Jul 17th, 2002, 07:28 PM
a few ladies entertain with der prettyness: A KOURNIKOVA, KANDARR, DEMENTIEVA... ;)

great female TENNIS entertainers are:
SERENA
MOMO
and
MARTINA MLLER (fighting and screaming for every point)

FP
Jul 17th, 2002, 07:47 PM
HINGIS
GORAN
GUGA

TSequoia01
Jul 17th, 2002, 08:57 PM
Serena is the most entertaining. Especially the Serena "bounce" :drool: :drool:

Come-on-kim
Jul 17th, 2002, 09:08 PM
Kim, I LOVE to watch Kim's match against top players, because generaly, there're the best matchs I've ever seen!!! for example : Kim vs Martina Sydney 02; Kim vs Venus Hambourg 02

jay_k
Jul 17th, 2002, 09:30 PM
Jennifer Capriati :)

joneg2
Jul 18th, 2002, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by per4ever
Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe

Per4... it only took 20,000 posts for to finally and completely agree with you! ;) :wavey:

Task
Jul 18th, 2002, 02:27 AM
Definitely Natasha.

Very amusing and can hit every shot in the book.

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 18th, 2002, 03:04 AM
Mansour Bahrami is the BEST!! :D

lrg bllt
Jul 18th, 2002, 07:35 AM
Martina Hingis :bounce: :)

adison-hingis
Jul 18th, 2002, 07:44 AM
MARTINA HINGIS OBVIOUSLY She has a sparkle personality on the court .

harry_potter
Jul 18th, 2002, 07:47 AM
Martina Hingis! the most interesting personality and the best shot-making!

Williams Rulez
Jul 18th, 2002, 09:45 AM
Mansour Bahrami ... lol... :D

But on the WTA, probably Jennifer, and if Serena is on court too... omg... double the fun! :D

conchita
Jul 18th, 2002, 10:13 AM
HINGIS

i bet 99% of players on the tour could never produce half the shots that she hits. i mean dropshots from 4 metres behind the court is unbelievable etc.!

:)

Cassius
Jul 18th, 2002, 10:27 AM
The best entertainer is Bahrami, without doubt:D:D:D.

Kuilli
Jul 18th, 2002, 10:38 AM
Mansour Bahrami and Natasha Zvereva. :D :D

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 18th, 2002, 10:48 AM
If you haven't seen Bahrami then you must see him at all costs

He can do amazing things with the ball
hit a ball up in the air and catch it in his pocket is one.
hold about 20 balls in one hand :eek:

and so much more

He makes all the regular players look just average

Doris Loeffel
Jul 18th, 2002, 11:41 AM
TBE sooooo true!!

Playing a dam hard smash with all softnes you can get ;)

Really Bahrami's worth all the monney you have to pay for especially when playing with Noah!! (Like in Basel last year)

ASTRID
Jul 18th, 2002, 11:55 AM
Hingis her shots are amazing great variety

Jamy
Jul 18th, 2002, 02:49 PM
Martina Hingis because of her game, personality and that beautiful smile.

razzponic
Jul 18th, 2002, 02:55 PM
What about Andre Agassi?

Candy946
Jul 18th, 2002, 04:59 PM
Martina H. and Serena!

Safin and Aggasi on the men's tour.

iluvtrent
Jul 18th, 2002, 05:20 PM
Is Bahrami still active on the men's senior tour or what?? Who knows when he will play again?

veryborednow
Jul 18th, 2002, 05:46 PM
im sure he's still active cos they showed him a lot on WImby - but i dunno when he'll play next

Williams Rulez
Jul 19th, 2002, 02:03 PM
Yeah, love Agassi too...

Bahrami is just something else... :D

elenabfan
Jul 19th, 2002, 02:06 PM
Arantxa for all her retrieving and great defending!!!

http://members.fortunecity.com/elenab/baltachafans/

minboy
Jul 19th, 2002, 08:29 PM
I cannot understand why all of you think that mansour BAHRAMI is funny. ok, he's funny THE FIRST TIME you see him play, but then, if you get to see him another time, you'll notice that he does the SAME THINGS again and again and again, like playing while seating in a chair, or playing against himself on both sides of the net, but it's always the same things!! When you are told a joke, it's funny the first time you hear it, but then if you hear it a second time it gets boring. The same goes with Bahrami


ILIE Nastase is funny.

iluvtrent
Jul 19th, 2002, 09:22 PM
Does Bahrami play for laughs or prize money??

miss_k
Jul 19th, 2002, 09:25 PM
A player I really love to watch is Andy Roddick. His enthousiasm...you can really see that this man Loves his job!
plus: he's sexy :kiss:

coene
Jul 20th, 2002, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by Come-on-kim
Kim, I LOVE to watch Kim's match against top players, because generaly, there're the best matchs I've ever seen!!! for example : Kim vs Martina Sydney 02; Kim vs Venus Hambourg 02

Kim vs Davenport Stanfort 02 was also a very good match.

hantuchova_rulez
Jul 20th, 2002, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by minboy
I cannot understand why all of you think that mansour BAHRAMI is funny. ok, he's funny THE FIRST TIME you see him play, but then, if you get to see him another time, you'll notice that he does the SAME THINGS again and again and again, like playing while seating in a chair, or playing against himself on both sides of the net, but it's always the same things!! When you are told a joke, it's funny the first time you hear it, but then if you hear it a second time it gets boring. The same goes with Bahrami



Wow, you're a bit moody. Bahrami is great, makes me laugh every time. I saw him play live at wimbledon a couple of years ago, and I think he is still on the senior tour, and i saw him play this year at wimbledon, a one-off I'm not sure.

If Bahrami only did it once, not everyone would get a chance to see him. He comes up with new shots once in a while and I could watch him play again and again anyway. At any rate, some poeple need to lighten up a bit and there's no way you can diss that guy, full stop!

Go and do your stuff Bahrami! Much better entertainment than watching two women grunt it out.

korben
Jul 20th, 2002, 03:09 AM
Bahrami.

His service action is classic.
Toss the ball up normally , then hit "a miss" at normal hight and hit again when ball is about waist high. Looks like a dropshot. Direcly from serve :D

Of Wta playrs Hingis has shots that nobody else has. So she is most unbredictable and entertaining to watch.

Becool
Jul 20th, 2002, 04:37 AM
Serena! The best entertainer on WTA now is her. Nothing more exciting then see her playing.

minboy
Jul 20th, 2002, 01:07 PM
sorry hantuchova rulez. i just said my thoughts on barhami. isn't it the purpose of a messageboard, to express your opinion?

AND btw, i saw bahrami play 3 times ( 2 live, 1 via television ), the first time was in 1997, the last in 2001, and he did exactly the same things. The first time i thought it was funny, the second time i was bored, that's all!!!

Experimentee
Jul 20th, 2002, 02:09 PM
Serena, and Goran for the mens

jomar
Jul 20th, 2002, 02:19 PM
Martina Hingis (great shotmaker), Serena (brutal power), Justine (super backhand)

Andre, Santoro (genius on court).

irinska
Jul 20th, 2002, 06:40 PM
Martina ! The answer is very, very easy !

thecorrs
Jul 21st, 2002, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
Mansour Bahrami can entertain by playing himself

thats what no one else can do.
he is a genius
I completely agree with this!! :D I absolutely love his matches esp. with that french guy... Forgot his name though...

minboy
Jul 21st, 2002, 11:04 AM
the corrs : it should be henry leconte

CappyMania
Jul 21st, 2002, 03:28 PM
Of course it's miss Capriati!

Jay
Jul 21st, 2002, 06:13 PM
that chap who ran naked across the Wimbledon Centre Court :p

Sean
Jul 21st, 2002, 06:20 PM
Jay I believe your refering to Cilla's boyfriend Hayden :p

thecorrs
Jul 21st, 2002, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by minboy
the corrs : it should be henry leconte
That's him! Thanks :) I was thinking like Lacoste but that couldn't be his name... ;)

thecorrs
Jul 21st, 2002, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Jay
that chap who ran naked across the Wimbledon Centre Court :p
Yeah, he rules! :D:bounce: