who is greatest tennis player

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

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    for men?

    for women?

    overall over their competition?

    i like pete sampras for men, steffi graf for women, and martina navratilova overall historically

    navratilova had to re-make her game, and her weight, and go against the likes of everet, shriver, and graf and martina also did well in doubles, too

    john macenroe had the best natural ability but lacked the mental game to stay consistent for a long time like connors (who had a great mental game)

    micheal change had one of the best mental games and was surpassed only by sampras in his heyday

    and ivan lendl was also a longtime consistent player and garnered eight titles and towards the end, he had john macenroe's number
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    rod laver!

    and anna kournikova.


    hahahaha! what a joke.


    did chang ever even win any grand slam titles? maybe a us open or something?
     
  3. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    chang only won the french, and youngest player on men's side to win a major - first american to win on clay in thirty+ years (both were super big deals then, in 1989)...but he kept pace with sampras almost stroke for stroke and was number two for longest time

    he never caught sampras but nobody did...at least until sampras got old...hey pete, gotta hide that baldspot;)
     
  4. wake up Jobs!!! macrumors regular

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    Serena Williams as the woman

    For the Men I like Tommy Hass, but he is not the best, the best player was the late great Arthur Ash.

    Anyone who says Anna Kornicova is the best women does not even watch tennis. She is one of the worst players on the womens tour.

    I like Tommy Hass because he uses a Dunlop raquet, like me :):D
     
  5. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Who cares how she plays?

    She's frickin' HOT!!!:eek: :D :cool:
     
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    luckily i realize you weren't referring to me... but i could see how others might think you were. so i'm pointing out, he's not talking about me here....

    ok then.

    i don't even think she's all that hot. something about martina hingis is more attractive to me....

    sampras was amazing.

    my favorite though... is/was rafter

    "sorry, mate"
     
  8. wake up Jobs!!! macrumors regular

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    I ws not refuring to you because you said "Just Kidding" . But in general, people think Anna is this awsome tennis player, when she sucks.
    GaBe-
     
  9. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    true dat.

    that's what i was getting at...

    but really, i don't know of anyone who really thinks she's good...

    tennis fan or not. they just know she's a doll.
     
  10. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm...don't see it...
     

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    hmm. really comparable pictures... jackass

    i like brunettes more than blondes really.

    martina hingis is kinda weird looking. but in a good way. to me

    whereas anna is just the run of the mill skanky blonde who most people think is hot.
     
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    Men-- Bjorn Borg was amazing in his day.

    Women-- I'll take the Williams sisters.
     
  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Just messing with ya...

    AK is/was a model as well, so you're looking at the whole package (face and body). Hingis is cute, but doesn't have the bod to be a "hottie".

    Besides, who said skanks are all bad?;)
     
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    hingis doesn't have the typical tiny little body... but she is a top athlete and quite fit...




    stamina?????






    ha!

    skanks aren't bad if you're looking to get your rocks off.

    which, i'm guessing at your size... well.. i'll leave it at that.
     
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    Speaking of skanks...your Mom says to say "Hi".:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm sorry but Anna Kournikova is ugly. She's too skinny and bronzed to me, and I don't find the Eastern European complexion attractive. Martina Hingis is the best looking woman in tennis, and unlike Kournikova, she doesn't suck. She's got a great finesse game, although that has been eclipsed by the power game of the Williams sisters.

    My favorite women's tennis player though is Monica Seles, who just seems like a fun gal in interviews. And you have to give her credit for coming back from that stabbing, even though she never regained her former glory... and the grunting is funny. :)

    On the men's side, I don't know, I like both Sampras and Agassi... I tend to watch women's tennis more because there is more volleying going on as opposed to all the aces and smashing and quick points of the men's game.

    Alex
     
  17. ecino1 macrumors member

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    Ok, lets just get one thing straight; if you don't think Anna Kornikova is hot you are either:

    a) Blind
    or
    b) Gay

    Take your pick. And she may suck at tennis at the pro level. But shes on the tour so that must mean someting right?
     
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    Let's get one thing straight: Jelloshotsrule is the gay one, not me. I'm merely blind. Although I will admit he is kinda cute.

    Kournikova = skank. That's my opinion, and it's the correct one! Everyone else is wrong. Thank you!
     
  20. wake up Jobs!!! macrumors regular

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    Anna should be kick off the tour because she is so bad a tennis. Then, she can go into the Adult movie buissiness and make pronos if you think she is that hot.

    She is so bad at tennis that I could probably beat her (I am Usta ranked, but not very high)

    I guess she is pretty, but pretty does not cut it in the ATP tour!
     
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    Gotta love Pat Rafter... he's a true Aussie bloke :)
     
  22. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    man, after reading your first post about kournikova, i was all ready to agree and take your side.

    but now...... i'm rethinking


    aussie bloke is right. and what a stud! oh wait, guess i AM gay... ahh well
     
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    and your girlfriend says "thank you sir, may i have another?"
     
  24. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    kournikova is pretty in pop star type of way...like brittney spears

    hingis is a classic beauty who will always look good

    kournikova will gain weight and get prematurely wrinkled

    but the voluptous one is still kournikova
     
  25. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not surprised...she said you didn't pack much heat.:rolleyes:
     

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