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Who is the best tennis player ever?
Roger Federer
28%
 28%  [ 2 ]
Andre Agassi
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
Ivan Lendl
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Pete Sampras
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
Jimmy Connors
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Mats Wilander
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Boris Becker
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
John McEnroe
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
Bjorn Borg
28%
 28%  [ 2 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: Who is the best tennis player ever? Reply with quote

My vote is for Federer
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Federer is probably the most "graceful" athlete ever on the tennis court. His movements are like a ballet dancer, effortlessly transitioning from left to right, back to front. It is almost like watching a slow motion video replay - while his opponents are sweating and cursing and running around like mad puppies, the Swiss maestro - quietly and seemingly nonchalantly - strings together one unbelievable shot after another as he composes yet another visual masterpiece on court.

Is he the best ever? Six more Majors and the question will be moot.

However, I believe that he needs to win the French Open at least once to cement that distinction.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote is for Agassi.

After all he is half Persian.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As in Star Trek, resistance is futile, you will be assimilated. By the Borg.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McEnroe. I'm a fan of pretty much any Irish badass
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading about these guys on Wikipedia, they were all incredible players. Some had very long careers and pretty much accomplished all they could. Some like Borg left when they were still young and could have continued winning for years. Borg reminds me of Lemieux; if he had played as much as Gretzky, he would have the records today.

We should get the hockey player poll going next. My vote is for Sakic, he has all around game. We can get into competitive eating after that.

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5 minutes
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http://www.ifoce.com/records.php
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You missed a very important Aussie in that poll list ...Rod Laver

DATE OF BIRTH
Tuesday, 9th August 1938

PLACE OF BIRTH
Queensland, Australia

RECORD IN GRAND SLAMS
Australian: Winner 1960, 1962, 1969. Runner-up 1961. French: Winner 1962, 1969. Runner-up 1968. Wimbledon: Winner 1961, 1962, 1968 & 1969. Runner-up 1959, 1960. U.S: Winner 1962, 1969. Runner-up 1960, 1961.

That is all 4 Grand Slams pretty impressive ...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you guys are talking about Male players, but I would have to say Martina Hingis. She was amazing when she first came out, and basically held the #1 position for years until she had to retire due to injury. She won 5 major and also won some doubles majors as well. Recently she's come back, and I'm still a huge fan, but she's not playing at the same level she once did.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I know you guys are talking about Male players, but I would have to say Martina Hingis. She was amazing when she first came out, and basically held the #1 position for years until she had to retire due to injury. She won 5 major and also won some doubles majors as well. Recently she's come back, and I'm still a huge fan, but she's not playing at the same level she once did.


Does not hold a candle to the overwhelming choice of best female tennis player Martina Natralova ...

WOMEN'S TENNIS STATISTICS



OPEN ERA TITLE LEADERS

1 Navratilova 167
2 Evert 154
3 Graf 107
4 Court 92
5 Cawley 68
6 King 67
7 Wade 55
8 Seles 53
9 Davenport 51
10 Hingis 40
11 C. Martinez 33
11 V. Williams 33
13 Austin 30
13 Clijsters 30


OPEN ERA MATCH WIN LEADERS

1 Navratilova 1442 2 Evert 1304
3 Graf 900
4 Wade 839
5 Sanchez-Vicario 759
6 C. Martinez 739
7 Goolagong 704
8 King 695
8 Davenport 695



WEEKS RANKED AT NO. 1

1 Graff 377
2 Navratilova 331 3 Evert 262
4 Hingis 209
5 Seles 178
6 Davenport 95
7 S. Williams 57
8 Henin 45
9 Austin 22
10 Capriati 17

MOST TITLES WON
IN SEASON

1 Court 21 1970
2 Court 18 '69,'73
3 King 17 1971
4 Evert 16 '74,'75
4 Navratilova 16 1983
6 Goolagong 15 1970
6 Navratilova 15 1982



TOTAL GRAND SLAM TITLE LEADERS


Aus. Open
Roland Garros
Wimby
U.S.Open
Overall
Total

1.
M. Smith Court
11-8-2
5-4-4
3-2-5
5-5-8
24-19-19
62

2. Martina Navratilova
3-8-1
2-7-2
9-7-4
4-9-2
18-31-9
58

3.
Billie Jean King
1-0-1
1-1-2
6-10-4
4-5-4
12-16-11
39

4.
M. Osbourne Dupont
DNP
2-3-0
1-5-1
3-13-9
6-21-10
37

5.
Doris Hart
1-1-2
2-5-3
1-4-5
2-4-5
6-14-15
35
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

REWJR wrote:
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I know you guys are talking about Male players, but I would have to say Martina Hingis. She was amazing when she first came out, and basically held the #1 position for years until she had to retire due to injury. She won 5 major and also won some doubles majors as well. Recently she's come back, and I'm still a huge fan, but she's not playing at the same level she once did.


Does not hold a candle to the overwhelming choice of best female tennis player Martina Natralova ...


Well, those ranking are very good, but it doesn't show how dominate Martnia was when she was healthy. All those catagory leaders I'm guessing had long tenures playing tenis while Hingis's was cut short. I'm not saying its not debateable, but the kind of statistics you're putting out would exclude Bo Jackson from being in the debate of best RB ever in the NFL, simply because he was hurt early in his carrer.

Then again, this is all just opinion :D
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