Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
tommyg6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 1,701
                     
Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Who are some really accomplished tennis players from non traditional tennis countries like....

Finland
Mexico
Ireland
Norway
Hungary
China
New Zealand
Denmark
Poland
any Latin American nation aside from Argentina, Chile, Brasil
any African nation aside from South Africa
any Asian nation aside from Japan
any Middle Eastern country
tommyg6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 04:16 AM
Registered User
 
finishingmove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Age: 29
Posts: 23,565
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Novak Djokovic
finishingmove is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 05:06 AM
Registered User
 
Naudio Spanlatine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lust and/or Love of fire. My heaven has awaited me.
Posts: 23,908
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Guga, Delpo, that chilean guy who played dubs with gonzo in the olympics and won the gold medal with him(i forgot his name )
Naudio Spanlatine is offline  
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 05:11 AM
Registered User
 
Ibracadabra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Age: 28
Posts: 8,559
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

massu you are thinking of, but op said excluding chile

Juan Martin Del Potro


But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

David Nalbandian
Ibracadabra is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 05:25 AM
Registered User
 
shiaben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,068
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Quote:
Originally Posted by tommyg6 View Post
Who are some really accomplished tennis players from non traditional tennis countries like....

Finland
Mexico
Ireland
Norway
Hungary
China
New Zealand
Denmark
Poland
any Latin American nation aside from Argentina, Chile, Brasil
any African nation aside from South Africa
any Asian nation aside from Japan
any Middle Eastern country
Jarkko Nieminen, made a couple QF runs at the slams. I guess that's an accomplishment for Finland?
shiaben is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 05:41 AM
Registered User
 
Naudio Spanlatine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lust and/or Love of fire. My heaven has awaited me.
Posts: 23,908
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ibracadabra View Post
massu you are thinking of, but op said excluding chile
why tho massu and gonzo achieved a gold medal and their from a non-tennis country
Naudio Spanlatine is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 05:42 AM
Registered User
 
Chase Visa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Age: 23
Posts: 5,182
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Nieminem or El Ayouni.

RIP Henry Chinaski. A true MTF legend
Chase Visa is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 05:59 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Age: 40
Posts: 1,360
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Moominen, Neeminen, Eeminenen, Nemmenen etc... I wonder why name "Nieminen" is a huge obstacle for people in this forum? If players name is Mr Mxyzptlk! they can get that right, but Nieminen is just too difficult.
Jamoz is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 06:04 AM
Registered User
 
Naudio Spanlatine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lust and/or Love of fire. My heaven has awaited me.
Posts: 23,908
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamoz View Post
Moominen, Neeminen, Eeminenen, Nemmenen etc... I wonder why name "Nieminen" is a huge obstacle for people in this forum? If players name is Mr Mxyzptlk! they can get that right, but Nieminen is just too difficult.
jus call him eminem to make life easier
Naudio Spanlatine is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 06:17 AM
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Morocco - El Aynaoui, Arazi and Alami
Colombia - Giraldo, Velasco, Falla
Peru - Horna
Taiwan - Lu
Finland - Nieminen
Mexico - Ramirez
Tunisia - Jaziri
Luxembourg - Muller
Thailand - Srichaphan

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace

Last edited by VolandriFan; 10-23-2011 at 06:23 AM.
VolandriFan is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 07:45 AM
Registered User
 
Chase Visa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Age: 23
Posts: 5,182
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamoz View Post
Moominen, Neeminen, Eeminenen, Nemmenen etc... I wonder why name "Nieminen" is a huge obstacle for people in this forum? If players name is Mr Mxyzptlk! they can get that right, but Nieminen is just too difficult.
Interesting.

RIP Henry Chinaski. A true MTF legend
Chase Visa is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 07:54 AM
Registered User
 
finishingmove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Age: 29
Posts: 23,565
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Good call on Niemenen... I always thought he's Swedish though.
finishingmove is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:20 AM
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Quote:
Originally Posted by finishingmove View Post
Good call on Niemenen... I always thought he's Swedish though.
Really? It's practically impossible to escape the bad commentator puns about him 'finishing' matches.

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:28 AM
Registered User
 
Pirata.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: usa
Age: 28
Posts: 13,370
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Wozniacki

Israel has produced quite a few good players, AndyYoni of course; someone mentioned Younes and also I would say Baghdatis for sure.

Future RG champion Santiago Giraldo, Gilles Muller of Luxembourg ()

Gulbis, Kubot, Dimitrov, Berankis...

Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: The Evoulution of a Handshake
federer ferrer wawrinka raonic flopez istomin mannarino pospisil
verdasco

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuitYerWhining View Post
Ever trolled, ever failed, no matter.
Post again, troll again, troll harder.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clay Death View Post
mods drag this thread outside and have several spotted hyenas shit on it for 4 straight days. you may have to bribe the hyenas but they will shit on it.
Pirata. is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:31 AM
Registered User
 
Bobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,159
                     
Re: Most Accomplished Players from non-tennis countries

Quote:
Originally Posted by finishingmove View Post
Good call on Niemenen... I always thought he's Swedish though.
Niemenen might well be Swedish, because it sure isn't a name anyone has in Finland.

Tennis Tipping

Singles Rank: 202
2007: QF Forest Hills CH, Turin CH, Scheveningen CH

Doubles Rank: 189
2007: W Turin CH (w/Dougie), F Scheveningen CH (w/Dougie)
Bobby is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome