Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Who's your all time favorite Canadian player?
Discuss. I will put up a poll. Each player has cracked the top 100 in their careers, some of them even cracking the top 50 (michibata, snazjder, raonic). so go vote and discuss whos your favorite player and why? If he's not listed on the choice, vote other and specify why?
For me, I pick Daniel Nestor. I was always a fan of his serve and volley style tennis. Back in his late 20s, he was awesome and even made the 4th round at Wimbledon 1999. The best showing for a Canadian actually.
-Grant Connell was a top 3 doubles specialist in the world. He cracked the top 70 at his peak. He even made the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup and was instrumental in taking Canada to the Davis Cup world group for the first time ever.
-Glenn Michibata was also a doubles specilist and cracked top 50 in singles.
-Martin Laurendeau was a former top 100 player, the current Davis Cup coach and also made the 4th round at the US Open (best showing ever for a Canadian)
-Sebastien Lareau was a doubles specialist and a former top 100 player. He was the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam in doubles at the 1999 US Open. He also captured the gold metal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics with Nestor.
-Frank Dancevic is a former top 100 player and made the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup. He is also two time finalist on the ATP Level and played a key role in helping Canada qualify for Davis Cup world group in 2005.
-Andrew Snazjer is a former top 50 player and at one time, was the highest ranked Canadian player ever. He also made the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in 1989.
-Vasek Pospisil is a former top 100 player and is currently in the top 200. He was instrumental in helping Canada qualify for the Davis Cup world group.
-Milos Raonic is our current no.1 player and by far, our most accomplished singles player ever. He is also the highest ranked player ever. He has won 3 titles so far, the most so far if you don't include Greg Rusedski. He is Canada's best hope in a long time to win a Grand Slam in singles.
There are also other Canadian players who played the game as well, former top 100 & 200 players like Chris Pridham, Martin Wostenholme, Frederic Niemeyer, Albert Chang, Simon Larose, Rejean Genois, Kevin Carpenter, Robert Bedard, etc.
I don't mention Rusedski simply because he switched from Canada to Great Britain.
anyways, discuss. whos your favorite all time player?
Last edited by tommyg6; 12-08-2012 at 06:21 PM.