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Tennis Rag Goes Casey Casem...
« on: February 07, 2005, 03:04:01 PM »
Well, Tennis Rag is counting down the top 40 players, male and female, of the past 40 years, coinciding with the 40 years that Tennis Magazine's been published.  Final 8 to come out at the end of the year.

So, who are your top 4 men and women?

Mine:  Not Necessarily in Order.

Women
Billie Jean King
Martina Navratilova
Steffie Graf
Chris Evert

Men
Rod Laver
Pete Sampras
Bjorn Borg
Arthur Ashe


OK, that last one was a little sentimental, but not much.  Style points for character apply in this list. Oh, and on second thought, the list was in order...

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2005, 03:09:23 PM »
they look like very good predictions to me the only one that i may slightly question is arthur ashe.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2005, 03:10:14 PM »
I would have the same for the women, for the men, I would drop either McEnroe, Connors or Agassi instead of Ashe, but that's just my opinion.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2005, 05:46:08 PM »
My problem is that I never saw Borg, Ashe or Laver play.  Sampras holds the record even though he won no FOs.  I give him the #1 spot.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2005, 09:42:22 PM »
Women (In Order:)
-Martina Navratilova
-Steffi Graf
-Billie Jean King
-Margaret Court

Men (In Order:)
-Rod Laver
-Pete Sampras
-Bjorn Borg
-Ivan Lendl

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2005, 10:11:31 PM »
Men
#1 - Laver
#2 - Sampras
#3 - Bill Tilden
#4 - Jack Kramer or Don Budge
Honorable Mention - Lendl, Borg, Connors, Tilden, Mac, Agassi, Newcombe, Rosewall, Becker, Edberg, Vilas, Orantes

Women
#1 - Navrilitova
#2 - King
#3 - Evert
#4 - Court
Honorable mention - Graff, Sanchez-Vacario, Stove, Seles, Hingis, Serena and Venus (but could raise higher), Davenport,
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2005, 07:50:16 AM »
I like Antartica's choices, but I would flip Sampras and Laver.  So here is mine.   ;-()

Women (In Order:)
-Martina Navratilova
-Steffi Graf
-Billie Jean King
-Margaret Court

Men (In Order:)
-Pete Sampras
-Rod Laver
-Bjorn Borg
-Ivan Lendl