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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2008, 07:21:59 PM »
My List:

1. Djokovic
2. Hewitt
3. Edberg
4. Rafter
5. Connors
6. Cash
7. Rosewall
8. Laver
9. Tipsarevic
10. Baghdatis
Favourite players: Djokovic, Hewitt, Simon, Melzer, Tipsarevic, Canas, Haas, Baghdatis, Kafelnikov, Edberg, Rafter, Cash, Laver, Rosewall, Connors.

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2008, 05:01:24 AM »
I can't remember either which did I chose last year, or if even I posted a list.. (I think I did).. anyway..  here it goes..

1. Roger Federer
2. Andre Agassi
3. John McEnroe
4. Jimmy Connors (even though he was a jerk on court, I liked his personality)
5. Pat Cash (I used to love watching him play!!)
6. Ivan Lendl
7. Marat Safin
8. Lleyton Hewitt
9. Stefan Edberg
10. Andy  Roddick (I just love his personality and watching him play, even when he is playing at a GS he can be very charismatic).

I would like to make a special mention to Rod Laver, Emerson, Budge, Tilden, Natase, Rosewall and some others, but the thing is that I do agree with Lugburz in saying that I have seen them play on TV and on videos, but as I didn't get to see them live, I didn't want to put them on my list..  As for Bjon Borg and Sampras, well, I just didn't like their style of play.. :(

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2008, 05:40:31 AM »
1 Laver
2 Federer
3 Borg
4 Sampras
5 Connors
6 McEnroe
7 Becker
8 Nadal
9 Tsonga
10 Murray

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2008, 06:10:40 AM »
1 Murray
2 McEnroe
3 Edberg
4 Borg
5 Lendl
6 Sampras
7 Becker
8 Connors
9 Ashe
10 Henman

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2008, 06:36:33 AM »
1. Roger Federer :king:
2. Stefan Edberg  :king:
3. Borg
4. Ivan Lendl
5. John McEnroe (or Pete)
6. Nalbi
7. Murray (in the attacking mode, e.g. his semi at the USO ;-())
8. Marat
9. AROD ( and some other "crazy"  ..-) players like Blake, Gonzo or Djoko i.e guys who always try to "go for a winner" IMO)
10.Plenty of French like: Gasquet, Tsonga..But not Simon (more similar to a  :ZZZZZ) Spaniard  :ZZZZZ)).
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2008, 07:40:39 AM »
Just a slight change in the ATP for me.

ATP
1.   Borg
2.   Sampras
3.   Agassi
4.   McEnroe
5.   Ashe
6.   Kuerten
7.   Moya
8.   Goran
9.   Safin
10.  Tsonga

WTA
1.   Navratilova
2.   Bille Jean
3.   Chris Evert
4.   Martina Hingis
5.   Steffi
6.   Davenport
7.   Seles
8.   Capriatti
9.   Rosie Casals
10. Sanchez Vicario
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2008, 11:45:59 AM »
Good to see new names! :thumbs-up:   Some things never change--ATP lists still outnumber WTA 2:1
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2008, 11:50:01 AM »
1. Roger Federer
2. Fabrice Santoro
3. Mansour Bahrami
4. JW Tsonga
5. Marcos Baghdatis
6. Richard Gasquet
7. Mahesh Bhupathi
8. Jamie Murray
9. David Nalbandian
10. Tim Henman

Tim made only 10th for you being brit ? :zipped:  :)

Wasn't as keen on tennis back then so I wasn't a major supporter, whereas I am to my favourite players now.

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2008, 11:53:40 AM »
britbox's lists (posted in 2007 thread)   

Men
1.  Stefan Edberg
2.  Marat Safin
3.  Bjorn Borg
4.  Roger Federer
5.  John McEnroe   
6.  Boris Becker
7.  Richard Gasquet 
8.  Henri Leconte 
9.  Patrick Rafter
10. Novak Djokovic 

Women
1.  Steffi Graf
2.  Chris Evert
3.  Martina Hingis
4.  Ana Ivanovic
5.  Evonne Goolagong (Cawley)
6.  Hana Mandlikova
7.  Anna Kournikova
8.  Serena Williams
9.  Jana Novotna
10. Andrea Jaegar
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2008, 02:05:29 AM »
trying to make the lists I had real trouble to find 10 atp players that I can consider my favourites. perhaps 5 enough.
another story was with women tennis, I had problems just making a top 10, I could mentioned more than 25 players that are my favourites. very tough. and very sad with the current wta stars!

(I really hope you can include players not for the pro era. wonderful stories and achievenemts)

Ladies first
1. Suzanne Lenglen
2. Martina Navratilova
3. Monica Seles
4. Maria Bueno
5. Chris Evert
6. Althea Gibson
7. Jennifer Capriati
8. Martina Hingis
9. Evonne Goolagong
10.Conchita Martinez

Honorable Mentions: Hanna Mandlikova, Kim Clijsters, Jana Novotna, Gigi Fernandez, Natasha Zvereva and Billie Jean King (if you can not include Lenglen and Gibson because they were not for the pro era, then Mandlikova and Clijsters in the list)
Special mentions: the 4 players active that will make my list in the future when they retired and are the only reason why I still keep some interest in wta: Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Amelie Mauresmo and Virginia Ruano Pascual.
Fifth is Sharapova but I have no idea about her personality.

Gentlemen
1. Manuel Santana
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Manuel Orantes
4. Stefan Edberg
5. Mats Wilander
6. Rod Laver
7. Sergi Bruguera
8. Gustavo Kuerten
9. Ilie Nastase
10. Ken Rosewall
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2008, 01:07:03 PM »
7.  I. Tiriac

he is the 2nd richest man in Romania and in october he said he has 33 children, 3 from wife and 30 for another women and he is going to give all his money to his 33 children.

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2008, 01:53:52 PM »
7.  I. Tiriac

he is the 2nd richest man in Romania and in october he said he has 33 children, 3 from wife and 30 for another women and he is going to give all his money to his 33 children.



33 :scared:  Just the number of kids Chris wants! :innocent: :rofl_2:

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2008, 02:15:13 PM »
7.  I. Tiriac

he is the 2nd richest man in Romania and in october he said he has 33 children, 3 from wife and 30 for another women and he is going to give all his money to his 33 children.



33 :scared:  Just the number of kids Chris wants! :innocent: :rofl_2:

 :rofl_2:  :rofl_2: Not quite Dallas, I'd be inclined to say thats 33 too many  :innocent:  :rofl_2:
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2008, 10:49:39 PM »
OK, here is a pretty accurate list from me -

1.) John McEnroe
2.) Raphael Nadal
3.) Bjorn Borg
4.) Jimmy Connors
5.) Arthur Ashe
6.) Roger Federer (my GOAT)
7.) Vitus Gerulitus
8.) Pete Sampras
9.) Ivan Lendl
10.) Andre Agassi

This is a very unscientific list.....I'm sure I forgot a few. 

WTA:
1.) Serena Williams
2.) Venus Williams
3.) Graf (my GOAT)
4.) Gabriella Sabatini
5.) Martina Navratolova
6.) Althea Gibson
6.) Kim Clijsters (should still be playing)
7.) Zina Garrison
8.) Jennifer Capriati
9.) Jankovic (hey, you said my favorite, not the best!)
10.) Asha Rolle - hey, she is always nice to my kids!   LOL

Next year you may get 20 totally different names from me....
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2008, 07:07:43 AM »
trying to make the lists I had real trouble to find 10 atp players that I can consider my favourites. perhaps 5 enough.
(I really hope you can include players not for the pro era. wonderful stories and achievenemts)



Gentlemen
1. Manuel Santana
2. Rafael Nadal
3. Manuel Orantes
4. Stefan Edberg
5. Mats Wilander
6. Rod Laver
7. Sergi Bruguera
8. Gustavo Kuerten
9. Ilie Nastase
10. Ken Rosewall
I love that ATP list!!! :gleam:
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2008, 07:18:12 AM »
Men:

1) Roger Federer
2) Pete Sampras
3) McEnroe
4) Tsonga
5) Andy Murray
6) Ivan Lendl
7) Nikolay Davydenko
8) Baghdatis
9) Fernando Gonazalez
10) Nalbandian

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2008, 01:22:41 PM »
OK, here is a pretty accurate list from me -
WTA:
1.) Serena Williams
2.) Venus Williams
3.) Graf (my GOAT)
4.) Gabriella Sabatini
5.) Martina Navratolova
6.) Althea Gibson
6.) Kim Clijsters (should still be playing)
7.) Zina Garrison
8.) Jennifer Capriati
9.) Jankovic (hey, you said my favorite, not the best!)
10.) Asha Rolle - hey, she is always nice to my kids!   LOL

Next year you may get 20 totally different names from me....

I like Asha too but I wish she would really get into shape which might help her play better. :))  I didn't put Althea on my list because I never really saw her play but she was a pioneer and I remember doing a book report on her but she was very instrumental in getting me into tennis (along with Ashe)

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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2008, 02:07:11 AM »
men

1) tennis
2) pistol petros sampras (the G.O.A.T.)
3) rafael vamos nadal
4) rocket rod laver
5) stefan edberg, the backhand specialist
6) guga kuerten
7) bjorn borg, the iceman
8) johnny mac, the madman
9) boom boom becker
9) andre agassi
11) goran the bomber
12) leander paes

women

1) steffi darling graf (the G.O.A.T)
2) chris classy evert
3) sania the hottie
4) jelena dokic girl
5) martina legend navratilova
6) monica queen seles
7) justine henin, the player
8) ana cute ivanovic
9) venus dynamic williams
10) gabriela sabatini, the looker
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2009, 12:54:41 PM »
People should start coming out of hybernation soon, so here's a bump.
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Re: T4U's All-Time Favorite Players List (The time has come!)
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2009, 05:13:48 AM »
Took a long time to come up with this one...

ATP

1. Rafael Nadal
2. Rod Laver
3. Pete Sampras
4. Stefan Edberg
5. Ivan Lendl
6. Boris Becker
7. Goran Ivanisevic
8. Novak Djokovic
9. Guga Kuerten
10. Thomas Muster
11. Gullermo Vilas
12. Carlos Moya

WTA

1. Justine Henin :king:



2. Steffi Graf
3. Monica seles
4. Martina Navratilova
5. Billie Jean King
6. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
7. Gabriela Sabatini
8. Martina Hingis
9. Chris evert
10. Amelie Mauresmo
11. Jana Novotna



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