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View Poll Results: Who is the best player ever
Bjorn Borg 17 23.94%
John McEnroe 1 1.41%
Pete Sampras 26 36.62%
Andre Agassi 13 18.31%
other, please specify 14 19.72%
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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 06-27-2004, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Who is the best player ever???

I am curious as to what you guys think.

Here are my nominees.

Bjorn Borg: 6 Roland Garros and 5 Wimbledon, great player on both clay and grass but the game wasn't very deep back then and he didn't win the US or the Australian

John McEnroe: Only 7 grand slam titles, but he was a threat on clay and he was so dominant in 1984, I can't think of any man whose had a season as good as his. But nevertheless, he never won the french or the australian.

Pete Sampras: 14 GS, he holds the record, but tennis is a game of different surfaces, and since he wasn't a threat on clay, he doesn't get my vote.

Andre Agassi: 8 GS, but he won all four grand slams plus an olympic gold. Plus even in his thirties he was a threat on all surfaces even after men's tennis had become so deep. I'm not a big Andre fan, but he gets my vote.
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Re: Who is the best player ever???

It's so impossible to make a thread like this without getting into some big discussion/debate/explanation!!!!

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Re: Who is the best player ever???

well i guess u could just vote and not explain
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Re: Who is the best player ever???

I don't think that Borg or Mac's lack of an Australian title is significant. The Australian at the peak of their careers.... how many times did they even play it? I know Mac got ejected once, heh. I was under the impression that Borg didn't play it very often. I'm not looking it up now, but can do it later if nobody else has.

Lendl>Mac, btw. IMO, Lendl>Agassi too, but that is more debatable than the former inequality

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Re: Who is the best player ever???

I was hoping for more people would vote in my poll.
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Re: Who is the best player ever???

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Re: Who is the best player ever???

Laver
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Re: Who is the best player ever???

How can anyone forget to have Laver's name on the poll??

1. Laver {2-Calendar SLAMS}
2. Sampras
3. Borg
4. Connors
5. Agassi
6. Lendl
7. Newcombe
8. Becker
9. Edberg
10. Vilas
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Oops I better remember ~~ McEnroe; place him No.7 & move others below down one notch!
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Laver, is disputable where to go. He's 1,2 or 3. Dont forget back then 3 of the 4 majors were played on grass then, and if it had been the same way for Borg or Sampras it would be a different story. I think Borg is the greatest. Had he played a full career he would of surpassed Sampras' achivments.
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Re: Who is the best player ever???

Sampras

Agassi winning the FO once in 17 years is not very impressive, especially considering the manner he won it in.
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Re: Who is the best player ever???

going by titles it can be only Agassi or Sampras

Sampras: 14 Grand Slams don't lie
Agassi: 8 Grand Slams and among these 8 at least one Grand Slam on every surface



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for me, it doesn't matter if he has won it "just once in 17 years", the main fact is that he won it whereas there are several players who (will) never won(win) it even if they played 50 years, let alone winning all four Grand Slams.

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for me, it doesn't matter if he has won it "just once in 17 years", the main fact is that he won it whereas there are several players who (will) never won(win) it even if they played 50 years, let alone winning all four Grand Slams.
Well the FO is more valuable then had he won another AO or USO but is it enough to make up the H2H Sampras has over him as well as the extra 6 slams. I mean 6 slams is what guys like Becker/Edberg have and they are among the best ever.
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Re: Who is the best player ever???

Neely, I don't see how you can leave Laver out of the equation.
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Re: Who is the best player ever???

I wish Federer will be the answer in near future. But he needs to win Roland Garros first.

Borg & McEnroe are just great.

Sampras is a better player but I wish he could have played better on clay.

Agassi, the last man to win all 4 grand slams, is just amazing.


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