Tennis is often associated with the prim and the proper, the classy and the courteous, the respectful and the reverent.
But the sport has always managed to welcome in players who aren't so, well...boring.
Some of tennis's most successful names have been showmen. Jimmy Connors practiced some wild antics, including giving the finger to line judges and strutting around the court with playful arrogance. Ilie Nastase, winner of two Grand Slam singles tournaments, was known for his ability to entertain the crowds and sometimes resorted to hilarious mimicry. And John McEnroe—well, he needs no explanation.
The tennis stars of today are not disappointing in this regard. Several players are remembered now not only for their skills with the racket, but for how their presence is felt by the crowds and opponents alike.
Here are five current players who are always fun to watch..