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« on: November 29, 2006, 10:35:26 AM »
List your 10 all-time favorite players in order.

We'll do two lists, men and women. I'll assign points to each position (e.g., #1 is worth 10pts, #2 9pts,..., #10 1pt). Active, former--it's all good. Since this is an "offseason" activity, I'll add up the results before 2007 AO.

Note: these lists have nothing to do with GOAT; they are intended to reflect the poster's FAVORITE players of all-time[/color]

Men, Babblelot says...

1. John McEnroe
2. Patrick Rafter
3. Jim Courier
4. Marat Safin
5. Tommy Haas
6. Fernando Gonzalez
7. Gaston Gaudio
8. Mariano Puerta
9. Goran Ivanisevic
10. Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Women, Babblelot says...

1. Justine Henin
2. Patty Schnyder
3. Francesca Schiavone
4. Amelie Mauresmo
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova
6. Chris Evert
7. Martina Hingis
8. Virginia Ruano Pascual
9. Nadia Petrova
10. Amanda Coetzer
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2006, 11:07:03 AM »
Gaston Gaudio & Mariano Puerta???  You are the silly one.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2006, 11:23:51 AM »
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Gaston Gaudio & Mariano Puerta???  You are the silly one.


I see, let me clarify.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 11:28:33 AM »
You lost me Bab...  What is this list?
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2006, 11:30:05 AM »
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You lost me Bab...  What is this list?


Yeah, I added more info. I hope it helps.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2006, 11:50:43 AM »
In no particular order:

1. Roger Federer
2. Marcelo Rios
3. Patrick Rafter
4. Marat Safin
5. Pete Sampras
6. Yevgeny Kafelnikov (a journeyman, but a classy one)
7. Lleyton Hewitt
8. Sebastian Grosjean
9. Guillermo Coria (I will never forgive him for not having dominated the French Open)
10. Bjorn Borg
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Re: Tennis4You Top Ten Favorite Players of All-Time
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006, 11:59:04 AM »
Quote from: "Babblelot"
List your 10 all-time favorite players in order.

We'll do two lists, men and women. I'll assign points to each position (e.g., #1 is worth 10pts, #2 9pts,..., #10 1pt). Active, former--it's all good. Since this is an "offseason" activity, I'll add up the results before 2007 AO.

Note: these lists have nothing to do with GOAT; they are intended to reflect the poster's FAVORITE players of all-time[/color]

Men, Babblelot says...

1. John McEnroe
2. Patrick Rafter
3. Jim Courier
4. Marat Safin
5. Tommy Haas
6. Fernando Gonzalez
7. Gaston Gaudio
8. Mariano Puerta
9. Goran Ivanisevic
10. Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Women, Babblelot says...

1. Justin Henin
2. Patty Schnyder
3. Francesca Schiavone
4. Amelie Mauresmo
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova
6. Chris Evert
7. Martina Hingis
8. Virginia Ruano Pascual
9. Nadia Petrova
10. Amanda Coetzer


this is a very nice thread babblelot.

i have my list  too but i will put mine later today after I have reviewed my list .


and then you're going to tally them, right?

it will be fun!

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 12:06:31 PM »
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this is a very nice thread babblelot.

i have my list  too but i will put mine later today after I have reviewed my list .


and then you're going to tally them, right?

it will be fun!


Yeah, and unless more of you participate, Gaudio and Puerta will wind up in the Final T4U Top Ten Favorite Players of All-Time List[/u].
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 12:11:21 PM »
1.  Todd Martin
2.  Michael Chang
3.  Andre Agassi
4.  Pete Sampras
5.  Roger Federer
6.  Cyril Suk (Best doubles player I have ever seen.  At 30-something he can still hang with the worlds best singles and    dubs players...on a dubs court that is!)
7.  Leander Paes (Proly 2cnd best dubs player I have seen.  Dude puts the capital SS in Silky Smooth!)
8.  Jim Courier
9.  Patrick Rafter
10. Goran Ivanisivic (Great Interviews)

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006, 01:30:26 PM »
Hmmm, I'll just list my Top 5.  

1.  Federer
2.  Borg
3.  Agassi
4.  Rafter
5.  Lendl

1.  Evert
2.  Graf
3.  Goolagong
4.  Clijsters
5.  Seles
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2006, 01:52:34 PM »
Roscoe Tanner
Courier - anyone who wears a hat is ok by me
Jimmy Connors
J-Mac
Vilas
Todd Martin
Chang
Agassi (later yrs)
Santoro
Dr. Dirt, Tim Wilkinson
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2006, 02:01:16 PM »
I got it!  great idea, I will post mine later.  :)
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2006, 02:34:23 PM »
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I got it!  great idea, I will post mine later.  :)


I couldn't help myself. I've already got the "early returns".  lol
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2006, 04:21:19 PM »
Ok, here is mine.  But I have to admit, my first two choices are hard to choose from.  Sampras has always been a sentimental favorite of mine.  But Federer's game, his personality and his demeanor have edged out Sampras for me.  That is saying a lot.  There have been times/matches that Sampras has brought tears to my eyes.

ATP
1.  Federer
2.  Sampras
3.  Rafter
4.  Agassi
5.  Roddick
6.  Blake
7.  Rochus (Olivier)
8.  Kuerten
9.  Muster
10.  McEnroe

WTA
1.  Hingis
2.  Venus Williams
3.  Clijsters
4.  Serena Williams
5.  Graf
6.  Kournikova (duh)
7.  Davenport
8.  Novotna
9.  Vicario
10.  Navratilova
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2006, 04:37:55 PM »
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Ok, here is mine.  But I have to admit, my first two choices are hard to choose from.  Sampras has always been a sentimental favorite of mine.  But Federer's game, his personality and his demeanor have edged out Sampras for me.  That is saying a lot.  There have been times/matches that Sampras has brought tears to my eyes.

ATP
1.  Federer
2.  Sampras
3.  Rafter
4.  Agassi
5.  Roddick
6.  Blake
7.  Rochus (Olivier)
8.  Kuerten
9.  Muster
10.  McEnroe

Rafter over Agassi???
Interesting.

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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2006, 04:38:53 PM »
Oh, I see......
All time favorite players.  :whistle:

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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2006, 04:48:38 PM »
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Ok, here is mine.  But I have to admit, my first two choices are hard to choose from.  Sampras has always been a sentimental favorite of mine.  But Federer's game, his personality and his demeanor have edged out Sampras for me.  That is saying a lot.  There have been times/matches that Sampras has brought tears to my eyes.

ATP
1.  Federer
2.  Sampras
3.  Rafter
4.  Agassi
5.  Roddick
6.  Blake
7.  Rochus (Olivier)
8.  Kuerten
9.  Muster
10.  McEnroe

Rafter over Agassi???
Interesting.


Agassi losses points for beating Sampras too many times.  ;)
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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2006, 05:29:18 PM »
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Ok, here is mine.  But I have to admit, my first two choices are hard to choose from.  Sampras has always been a sentimental favorite of mine.  But Federer's game, his personality and his demeanor have edged out Sampras for me.  That is saying a lot.  There have been times/matches that Sampras has brought tears to my eyes.

ATP
1.  Federer
2.  Sampras
3.  Rafter
4.  Agassi
5.  Roddick
6.  Blake
7.  Rochus (Olivier)
8.  Kuerten
9.  Muster
10.  McEnroe

Rafter over Agassi???
Interesting.


Agassi losses points for beating Sampras too many times.  ;)

Agassi losses point, IMO, for being a flake for 10 years before getting his act together. But at least he can say he did get it together. Too few do so.

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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2006, 05:46:35 PM »
So without research (to look for forgotten names) here are my all time personal favorites;

Hombres:
1   Yannick Noah
2   Mats Wilander
3   Pete Sampras
4   Roger Federer
5   Miloslav Mecir
6   Micheal Chang
7   Stephan Edberg
8   Andre Agassi
9   Pat Rafter
10   Jimmy Conners

Mujeres:
1   Kimiko Date
2   Lori McNeil
3   Gabrialla Sabatini
4   Chris Evert
5   Arantxa Sanchez  
6   Martina Navritalova
7   Steffi Graf
8   Gisela Dulko
9   Maria Kirilenko
10   Ai Sugiyama

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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2006, 06:20:20 PM »
MEN:
1) Pete Sampras
2) Roger Federer
3) Bjorn Borg
4) Goran Ivanesevic
5) Todd Martin
6) Boris Becker
7) Andre Agassi
8) Paes/Bhupathi (sorry, have to count them as a single unit)
9) Max Mirnyi
10) Ivan Lendl

WOMEN:
1) Steffi Graf
2) Billie Jean King
3) Kim Clijsters
4) Justine Henin-Hardenne
5) Martina Hingis
6) Amelie Mauresmo
7) Martina Navratilova
8) Chris Evert
9) Venus Williams
10) Evonne Goolagong
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