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Smile 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players - Safin's poll winning streak continues

GWH/PMK is Innocent/Action Jackson has run in the past years a thread where MTF users could name their Top 10 Favourite Players. At the end of the season George counted all the votes. The results can be found in the following threads:

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2006 MTF Top 10 Favourite Players Of All Time

1 Federer
2 Safin
3 Rafter
4 Agassi
5 Kuerten
6 Sampras
7 Nadal
8 Ivanisevic
9 Edberg
10 Roddick
Voting closed for 2006 MTF Top 10 Favourite Players of All Time ( Yes, Federer wins)


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2007 MTF Top 10 Most Favourite Players Of All Time

1 Federer
2 Safin
3 Agassi
4 Nadal
5 Kuerten
6 Sampras
7 Nalbandian
8 Edberg
9 Rafter
10 Djokovic
2007: MTF Top 10 Favourite Players of All Time Results. Federer defends 2006 title



In 2008 MTF users could vote for the first time for their Top 10 Favourite Retired Players:

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1 Rafter
2 Edberg
3 Agassi
4 Ivanisevic
5 Sampras
6 Henman
7 Corretja
8 Borg
9 Becker
10 J. McEnroe
2009: MTF Top 10 Favourite Players. Retired Players Only


It would be great to have a similiar thread for this year and as George doesn’t seem to be that interested in running the poll – he probably is a bit afraid of the possibility to see Marat winning this for the first time - I thought to start this thread and count the votes.

It would be much appreciated if you would include reasons for your decisions, but it’s not a requirement. You have to name at least 5 players or votes won’t count. Of course you can only vote once for the same player.

Here is how the points will be distributed:

#1 = 10
#2 = 9
#3 = 8
#4 = 7
#5 = 6
#6 = 5
#7= 4
#8= 3
#9 = 2
#10= 1

Hopefully many people will participate

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Final result:

1 Safin, Marat 464

2 Edberg, Stefan 366
3 Rafter, Patrick 345

4 Sampras, Pete 326
5 Kuerten, Gustavo 322
6 Agassi, Andre 314
7 Ivanisevic, Goran 255
8 McEnroe, John 253
9 Santoro, Fabrice 165

10 Becker, Boris 158
11 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny 146
12 Henman, Tim 144
13 Lendl, Ivan 107
14 Corretja, Alex 103
15 Courier, Jim 101
16 Moya, Carlos 96
17 Coria, Guillermo 95
17 Muster, Thomas 95
19 Borg, Björn 89

20 Phillippoussis, Mark 85
20 Rios, Marcelo 85
22 Krajicek, Richard 78
23 Chang, Michael 76
24 Connors, Jimmy 72
25 Mecir, Miloslav 66
26 El Aynaoui, Younes 65
27 Stich, Michael 55
27 Wilander, Mats 55
29 Noah, Yannick 53

30 Norman, Magnus 48
31 Laver, Rod 47
32 Pavel, Andrei 44
33 Enqvist, Thomas 43
34 Bruguera, Sergi 41
35 Björkman, Jonas 40
36 Leconte, Henri 37
37 Arazi, Hicham 36
38 Rusedski, Greg 34
39 Ferreira, Wayne 32
39 Mantilla, Felix 32

41 Escudé, Nicolas 31
41 Järryd, Anders 31
41 Johansson, Thomas 31
44 Grosjean, Sebastian 29
45 Pioline, Cedric 28
46 Rosewall, Ken 27
47 Martin, Todd 24
48 Medvedev, Andrej 24
49 Rosset, Marc 21
49 Washington, MaliVai 21

51 Arthurs, Wayne 20
51 Nastase, Ilie 20
51 Sargisan, Sargis 20
51 Vilas, Guillermo 20
55 Carlsson, Kent 19
56 Cash, Pat 17
56 Zivojinovic, Slobodan 17
58 Novak, Jiri 16
59 Ashe, Arthur 15

60 Gustafsson, Magnus 14
60 Srichaphan, Paradorn 14
62 Costa, Carlos 13
62 Korda, Petr 13
62 Newcombe, John 13
62 Woodbridge, Todd 13
66 Svensson, Jonas 11
66 Zabaleta, Mariano 11
68 Chesnokov, Andrej 10
68 Gonzalez, Pancho 10
68 Karbacher, Bernd 10

71 Bahrami, Mansour 9
71 Braasch, Karsten 9
71 Meligeni, Fernando 9
71 Schalken, Sjeng 9
75 Gambill, Jan-Michael 8
75 Horna, Luis 8
75 Kucera, Karol 8
78 Alami, Karim 7
78 Carretero, Roberto 7
78 Clerc, José Luis 7

81 Boetsch, Arnaud 6
81 Forget, Guy 6
81 Golmard, Jerome 6
81 Kodes, Jan 6
81 Pernfors, Mikael 6
81 Popp, Alexander 6
81 Siemerink, Jan 6
88 Angus, Niall 5
88 Berasategui, Alberto 5
88 Clavet, Franciso 5
88 Costa, Albert 5
88 Pozzi, Gianluca 5
88 Sanchez, Emilio 5

94 Carlsen, Kenneth 4
94 Göllner, Marc-Kevin 4
94 Sluiter, Raemon 4
97 Calleri, Agustin 3
97 Furlan, Renzo 3
97 Ilie, Andrew 3
97 Koevermans, Mark 3
97 Nyström, Joakim 3
97 Radulescu, Alex 3
97 Roche, Tony 3
97 Solomon, Harold 3

105 Gaudenzi, Andrea 2
105 Krickstein, Aaron 2
105 Larsson, Magnus 2
108 Dewulf, Filip 1
108 Eltingh, Jacco 1
108 Marques, Nuno 1
108 Segura, Pancho 1
108 Srejber, Milan 1
108 Westphal, Michael 1
108 Woodforde, Mark 1
















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Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players

Rafter
Edberg
Sampras
Kuerten
Henman
Kafelnikov
Borg
Becker
Lendl
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Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players

1 Gustavo Kuerten - What more has to be said as "Tennis in the shape of a heart"?



Loved to see him play so much and really regret it that I didn't went to tournaments earlier to see him play live. I also always felt personally connected to him a bit as I know how it is to have a handicapped brother.
It's such a shame that Guga's career was overshadowed by his hip problems.

2 Michael Stich - I like players who show emotions




Pete once said about Michael that he would be the player with the best game of all the players on a good day. Unfortunately Michael never got the respect here in Germany he deserved for his achievements. What an irony that even on the day of his biggest triumph it was all about Becker even on the court when the umpire said "Game, Set and Match Becker"...


3 Patrick Rafter - The best player who never got to win Wimbledon

I would have so loved to see him winning in Wimbledon one day, but who will ever forget his match against Goran? What an atmosphere there was on that day




4 Stefan Edberg

Legendary rivalry with Boris and always a true pleasure to watch

5 Boris Becker

Where would have tennis in Germany been without him? I remember his first triumph in Wimbledon, the yellow Boris T-Shirt I had... I don't really like him now, but will never forget how he has really been responsible for awaking my interest in tennis.


6 Mats Wilander

I mostly remember him as a part of the famous German-Swedish tennisrivalry in the 80ies.


7 Pete Sampras

I didn't really liked him for beating my favourite players all the time , but I always had huge respect for his achievements, even more now when I witnessed Roger trying to equal and surpass Pete's records.

8 Magnus Norman

Unfortunately he had to retire quite early. I remember his final against Guga in Paris so well, where I nearly got a heart-attack at this match It's great to see that he is successful as a coach nowadays. The improvement of Robin is really a sign of Magnus' great work.

9 Andre Agassi

I was never a fan of him during his "rebel" years, but I really respected him for his comeback after his fall in the rankings. He dropped a bit in my favourite ranking after having read his autobiography and witnessing his behaviour in the Haiti charity event.


10 Michael Westphal -

Unforgettable for his DC match against Tomas Smid. It's a tragedy that he died so young. I will never forget how sad I was when I heard the news on TV.


Honorable mention to Magnus Gustafsson, David Wheaton, Cedric Pioline and Alex Corretja

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Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players

1) Andre Agassi
2) Alex Corretja
3) Patrick Rafter
4) Felix Mantilla
5) Hicham Arazi
6) Michael Chang
7) Fabrice Santoro
8) Younes El Aynaoui
9) Jonas Bjorkman
10) Todd Woodbridge
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Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players

1. Stefan Edberg
2. Cedric Pioline
3. Pete Sampras
4. Younes El Aynaoui
5. Fabrice Santoro
6. Francisco Clavet
7. Gustavo Kuerten
8. Andre Agassi
9. Michael Stich
10. Mark Woodforde
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Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players

1) McEnroe
2) Laver
3) Nastase
4) Ashe
5) Sampras
6) Safin
7) Agassi
8) Connors
9) Rosewall
10) Courier

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Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players

1)Ivanisevic
2)Safin
3)Rafter
4)Henman
5)Agassi
6)El Aynaoui
7)Schalken
8)Kuerten
9)Sampras
10)Becker
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1. Yevgeny Kafelnikov
2. Goran Ivanisevic
3. Thomas Muster
4. Tim Henman
5. Mats Wilander
6. Stefan Edberg
7. Guillermo Vilas
8. Slobodan Zivojinovic
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Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players

1 Edberg
2 Agassi
3 Rafter
4 Kuerten
5 Ivanisevic
6 Sampras
7 Corretja
8 Schalken
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Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players

1- Kafelnikov
2- Safin
3- Kuerten
4- Corretja
5- El Aynaoui
6- Arthurs
7- Sargisan
8- Rafter
9- Arazi
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1- Agassi
2- Rios
3- McEnroe
4- Kafelnikov
5- Courier
6- Kuerten
7- Santoro
8- Chang
9- Ashe
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1) Krajicek, Richard - because he was a serve & volley player, and a Dutchman, my favorite player since Australian Open 1992 until the end of his career (2003)

2) Edberg, Stefan - when I was a kid dreaming about being pro, I wanted to play like Edberg, unfortunately I was too weak to play one-handed backhand and maybe it was the reason of my quick dejection

3) Kuerten, Gustavo - I used to love his one-handed backhand and on-court attitude

4) Rafter, Patrick - loved his serve and volley game

5) Boetsch, Arnaud - beautiful backhand, always a pleasure watching him in France where he was inspired by the crowd

6) McEnroe, John - unfortunately I saw only last two years of his career but watching his matches from the 80's recently, I'd say he was a genius playing in the other dimension than anyone else

7) Svensson, Jonas - my first favorite player, it had lasted a few months before he was replaced by Edberg

8) Siemerink, Jan - a volley-junkie the most offensive player I've ever seen

9) Arazi, Hicham - golden left-hand, IMO a player with a potential to be as successful as Rios was

10) Rosset, Marc - I used to like his on-court attitude and his inside-out forehand

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1. Edberg
2. Kuerten
3. Wilander
4. Lendl
5. Safin
6. Henman
7. Agassi
8. Santoro
9. Coria
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1- Ivanisevic
2- Agassi
3- McEnroe
4- Becker
5- Safin
6- Kuerten
7- Rafter
8- Leconte
9- Santoro
10- Philippoussis
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2. Pete Sampras
3. Jim Courier
4. Goran Ivanisevic
5. Thomas Muster
6. Boris Becker
7. Alex Corretja
8. Gustavo Kuerten
9. Marat Safin
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