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Roger Federer 16 17.98%
Rafael Nadal 34 38.20%
Novak Djokovic 10 11.24%
Andy Murray 0 0%
Leyton Hewitt 7 7.87%
Davis Nalbandian 3 3.37%
David Ferrer 5 5.62%
Nikolay Davydenko 1 1.12%
Andy Roddick 5 5.62%
Other 8 8.99%
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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 10-22-2007, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the best COMPETITOR in mens tennis

Well, what do you all think?

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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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I meant in today's mens game.

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in that order.
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The answer is easy: the one who's the most succesful player.
Unless you offer me your definition of 'competitor'
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definitely Federer
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The answer is easy: the one who's the most succesful player.
Unless you offer me your definition of 'competitor'
To me the BEST COMPETITOR is the one who NEVER GIVES UP, even when he's down 2-0 sets down, and finds a way to win when things get tough (i.e when their natural talent is not there on the day and they are forced to compete).

In other words, the best competitor is NOT THE ONE THAT PLAYS MAGNIFICENT GAME AND BEATS EVERY OPPONENT EASILY. That just means that he's much better tennis player than the opponent. But when someone is having a bad day, is down, BUT STILL finds a way to win, now that's a good competitor.

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To me the BEST COMPETITOR is the one who NEVER GIVES UP, even when he's down 2-0 sets down, and finds a way to win when things get tough (i.e when their natural talent is not there on the day and they are forced to compete).

In other words, the best competitor is NOT THE ONE THAT PLAYS MAGNIFICENT GAME AND BEATS EVERY OPPONENT EASILY. That just means that he's much better tennis player than the opponent. But when someone is having a bad day, is down, BUT STILL finds a way to win, now that's a good competitor.
Why include Federer in the poll then? he wins 99% of his matches because his opponents bend over him instead of fighting
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Personally I voted for Nadal. Federer is no doubt the better player, but when he's down he tightens up, starts producing a lot UE, and often loses very tight matches. Now I know he won 12 slams, but in all slams I think he was forced to play only 2 tight 5 set matches (and he lost on and won one). Up until now in slams Federer was just SO MUCH better than the opposition...he rarely had to truly compete.

Consider the following scenarios:

a.) It's Wimbledon final, Federer is 2-0 sets down.

b.) It's French Open final and Nadal is 2-0 sets down.

Which of the two is more likely to have a comeback??

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Why include Federer in the poll then? he wins 99% of his matches because his opponents bend over him instead of fighting
I agree with you. I don't think he's the best competitor. 99% of the time like you said his opponents bend over and he easily wins. BUT 1% of the time when opponents give him REAL test he tightens up and quite often loses the match. I just wanted to know what everyone else thinks.

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Up until now in slams Federer was just SO MUCH better than the opposition...he rarely had to truly compete.
you cannot be serious... How can someone dominate an international sport the way Fed does without truly competing?

If he wasn't a true competitor he would still be a slamless wasted talent with temper issues...
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