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« on: July 07, 2006, 11:14:55 PM »
Which of the current players do you think will be inducted into the Newport Hall of Fame?

Roger Federer
Rafa Nadal
Andre Agassi
JHH
Venus and Serena
Gonzo and Massu (because of '04 Olympics)
Lleyton Hewitt
Lindsay Davenport



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Re: Current players in Hall of Fame
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 11:22:03 PM »
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Which of the current players do you think will be inducted into the Newport Hall of Fame?

Roger Federer
Rafa Nadal
Andre Agassi
JHH
Venus and Serena
Gonzo and Massu (because of '04 Olympics)
Lleyton Hewitt
Lindsay Davenport


Roger - definitely
Rafa - probably
Agassi - no reason to even ask about him...just a matter of taking the vote
Justine, Venus, Serena - don't know why they wouldn't be
Gonzo and Massu - just because of the Olympics? Hell no. What's the point of having a HOF if you're going to just let anyone in.
Lleyton - if he doesn't do anything else, I don't think he should get in
Lindsay - I'm a little iffy on her

As I said above, you can't let someone in just because they won a slam or two. HOF induction should be more of a lifetime achievement award sort of thing. I think it's devalued if just about anyone who has picked up a raquet gets in.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 11:47:49 PM »
What if the Chileans win, like, the FO in doubles along with another gold medal? I think Gonzo and Massu will get in there. Together, they won the ONLY gold medal Chile has ever received. In ANY sport. EVER! And then, went on to win the gold and bronze medals in singles.



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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2006, 03:15:21 AM »
Jcaps? Monica Seles? I know they're not actually playing but they def. should be.

I agree w. everything sans Hewitt. Davenport will get in, I think.

You all think Tim Henman wil? Its a shame that he never won a slam bc if he had, I'd say he'd def make it in but being slamless, you have to wonder.

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Re: Current players in Hall of Fame
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2006, 08:35:02 AM »
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Which of the current players do you think will be inducted into the Newport Hall of Fame?

Roger Federer
Rafa Nadal
Andre Agassi
JHH
Venus and Serena
Gonzo and Massu (because of '04 Olympics)
Lleyton Hewitt
Lindsay Davenport

Seles is probabably coming soon. Sampras next year. Capriati maybe. Kafelnikov?. But those aren't current players.
Hingis of course. Nadal if he continues apace.
Natch on Gonzo and Massu. The ATP doesn't really recognize olympic results in their evaluations. At least not as much as GSs. They'd have to do a lot more for concideration.
Hewitt is a bubble type. He'll get in if there's noone else available. Like Noah a couple years ago. Hewitt actually has a couple Grand Slams to Noah's 1.
Lindsay is a lock. She's won a few Grand Slams & was ranked #1 for a good period of time.
Sharapova has a chance if she can add a couple Slams and continue to market herself effectively.
Roddick?? nahhh
If Nalbandian could break thorugh and win a Slam he may be concidered.  He's been to enough finals and has been top 5 for a few years.
Mauresmo possibly.
I wonder if they would ever look at doubles results and put guys like the Woodies, or Bryan Bros, or Leander Paes. Maybe Galbraith and Donnelly or Nowles & Nester?

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2006, 10:34:14 AM »
Well somehow Jana Novotna and Yannick Noah won, and they are not considered greats by most people, so Lindsay should be able to get in.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2006, 11:17:33 AM »
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I wonder if they would ever look at doubles results and put guys like the Woodies, or Bryan Bros, or Leander Paes. Maybe Galbraith and Donnelly or Nowles & Nester?


If the Woodies and Paes/Bhupathi aren't inducted at some point (preferably sooner than later), then it's not truly a Tennis Hall of Fame. Thanks for pointing that out, DMastous. We tend to forget the great doubles teams.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2006, 11:46:37 AM »
Massu????????  Are you serious?  No way!  But I like you going out on a limb as anyone can say the obvious. :)
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2006, 03:15:10 PM »
Roger Federer YES
Rafa Nadal YES
Andre Agassi YES
JHH YES
Venus and Serena YES
Gonzo and Massu (because of '04 Olympics) NO
Lleyton Hewitt MAYBE
Lindsay Davenport MAYBE
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Re: Current players in Hall of Fame
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2006, 03:54:38 PM »
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Which of the current players do you think will be inducted into the Newport Hall of Fame?
Gonzo and Massu (because of '04 Olympics)

Of those you've listed, these two are on the outside looking in. It's very subjective, however. For instance, I say nay to the likes of Pam Shriver, Yannick Noah and Michael Stich (these three come to mind), but each has been inducted, so I guess there's plenty of room.

These are my automatic inductees of the active players not already in your list (keep in mind, I may not agree with everyone listed, but I think the HOF will take them, nonetheless):

Safin - in
Kuerten - in
Mauresmo - in
Hingis - in
Pierce - in
Capriati - in

Not active:

Sampras - in
Rafter - in
Seles - in
Kafelnikov - in
Chang - in
Muster - in
Bruguera - in
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2006, 06:51:58 PM »
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Rafter - in

This is a good guess since he's going in next weekend, along with Gaby Sabatini.  :)

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2006, 09:17:54 PM »
Rafter is spongeworthy and, therefore, should be inducted.  ..-)
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2006, 10:19:34 PM »
Pam Shriver should and was inducted due to her amazing doubles career. 112 titles, 22 Grand Slams.
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2006, 08:14:48 AM »
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Rafter - in

This is a good guess since he's going in next weekend, along with Gaby Sabatini.  :)
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2006, 11:53:01 AM »
It seems 1 slam is often enough to get in these days.   Not always but often so I would guess:


Men:

Federer
Agassi
Nadal
Hewitt
Roddick
Moya
Ivanisevic
Kuerten
Ferrero
Safin




Women:

Seles
Serena
Henin
Davenport
Capriati
Venus
Hingis
Clijsters
Mauresmo
Kuznetsova
Sharapova

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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2006, 08:24:31 AM »
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Pam Shriver should and was inducted due to her amazing doubles career. 112 titles, 22 Grand Slams.
Then she should go in as Navratilova/Shriver, or they should induct Peter Flemming.
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2006, 02:39:25 PM »
I dont mind Pam getting in on her own.   If she was not unlucky to be in the Evert/Navratilova/Graf era she would have won quite a few slams, and I believe she won big doubles titles without Martina, along with her historic accompishments with Martina, plus she has been an ambassador of the game and contributed alot through commentary, WTA promotional work, being part of the WTA mentoring program.

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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2006, 03:12:58 PM »
Oh, okay. I'm out of my league when it comes to doubles.
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2006, 02:01:49 PM »
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Oh, okay. I'm out of my league when it comes to doubles.


No prob, it is all a matter of opinion anyway.    ;)   Normaly I would never put somebody in based just on doubles, especialy when their fame is based on playing with the greatest women player ever, but for all the reasons I listed I feel Pam is a special case.

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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2006, 11:53:08 PM »
hmm...lets see...

Venus
Serena
Davenport
Capriati
Hingis
JHH
Sharapova -- is she steps it up
virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez
Lisa Raymond for doubles??


Federer
Nadal
Bryan Brothers
Jonas Bjorkman??
and just for fun, Fabrice Santoro haha