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Here I begin my own cheering thread, this time concentrating on a few of the more under-appreciated and unrecognised players of the modern game. If your taste is for the likes of Schalken, Novak, Koubek, Spadea or Johansson, come by for a visit!

I'm sure it'll be a runaway sucess... ;)
 

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I like Schalken and Spadea--they are both very underrated. :)

Sjeng Schalken is a very intelligent player and his backhand is really a work of art. Also, his serve, er, fascinates me, but it is surprisingly effective.

Vince Spadea somehow never received any of the masses of American hype, but he is a quality player. A weaker man would have given up after that losing streak. He also seems to have a lot of close, exciting matches--very enjoyable to watch.

Obligatory cheering thread bouncy :bounce:
 

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i love Vince!!!! yeah he never attracted the kind of hype that other American players do but that's bec he came in between the great ones (Android, Agassi) but before the current crop (Fish, Roddick et al). also that losing streak didn't help any. but i love me some Vince! :kiss:

Jiri :kiss: is also an under-appreciated player. i love his game and i love his calm demeanor.

also let me add to the list Max Mirnyi, Mahesh Bhupathi, the Rochus brothers, Anthony Dupuis, Andreas Vinciguerra, and my absolutely favorite bottomfeeder of all time --- Gianluca Pozzi :kiss: :hearts:

let's hear it for all the Nobodies!!!! :bounce:
 

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Everybody loves Max Mirnyi. :) He is a fine gentleman and built like a god. Usually I am prejudiced against very tall players, but I certainly make an exception for Max.

The Rochus brothers are great, and I also have a weakness for Fabrice Santoro. Poor Andreas Vinciguerra :sad:...I hope his luck turns around.
Also :sad: over Hicham Arazi...he showed so much promise...

*slaps self* but this is a cheering thread. Go unfairly anonymous men :bounce:
 

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Hicham! :kiss: he used to be such eye-candy. :lick: i don't care for the bald look on him tho'. and yes of course Fabrice the Magician. and the talented Jonas who at least got some attention when he played doubles with Anna. ;)
 
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Hicham Arazi...few men look as dangerously cute in a bandanna...
Is this turning into a drooling thread? :eek:

I agree with seldom83 about Wayne--you never know what will happen next--Ferreira and, of course, Sargis Sargisian...some of those shots just mystify me...but in a good way. :)

Nobodies...underachievers...overachievers and doubles specialists...you unsung heroes... :worship: :hearts:
 

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thomas enqvist

When I became a tennis fan, he was my 2nd fav player :) (Goran ivaniseniv was my fav)
 

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i like Thomas Enqvist and Max mirnyi :)
 

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Everybody loves Max Mirnyi. :) He is a fine gentleman and built like a god. Usually I am prejudiced against very tall players, but I certainly make an exception for Max.

The Rochus brothers are great

Mirnyi is great :) I start to like him after I saw him playing doubles last year in Rotterdam (he did win final with Rogi, df. Knowles/ nestor)

And the Rochus brothers are really great, especially Ollie!
 

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Ooh! Good idea for a thread!...all my fave male players are ranked pretty lowly: Joan Balcells, Alex Waske, Stefano Galvani, Renzo Furlan...
 

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aha, a wonderful idea ;)

maybe this thread can be just as popular as the Potato Peelers one ;)

Enqvist a Nobody ??? :p
he's a dead someone more like :sad:
 

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Obligatory post for my lovely's thread :D

I like Schalken and I love Thomas Johansson -- I miss him :sad: Best of luck to Schalken, now that he has tons of points to defend :eek: :)
 
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