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Rank Top 5 Best Singles Players from your country for each decade for past 4 decades.

For Canada,

2010s
1. Milos Raonic
2. Vasek Pospisil
3. Peter Polansky
4. Phillip Bester
5. Erik Chvojka

2000's
1. Frank Dancevic
2. Frederic Niemeyer
3. Daniel Nestor
4. Simon Larose
5. Sebastien Lareau

1990s
1. Daniel Nestor
2. Grant Connell
3. Sebastien Lareau
4. Albert Chang
5. Bobby Kokavec

1980s Golden era of Canadian Tennis
1. Andrew Sznajder
2. Glen Michibata
3. Martin Laurendeau
4. Chris Pridham
5. Grant Connell
6. Martin Wostenholme

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Re: Rank Top 5 Best Singles Players from your country for past 4 decades

1. Pete
2. Connnors
3. Andre
4. Mac
5. Courier
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Re: Rank Top 5 Best Singles Players from your country for past 4 decades

Last four decades as in from 1970 onwards? Rules out the most prolific ones – Laver and Rosewall

1. John Newcombe
2. Lleyton Hewitt
3. Pat Rater
4. Pat Cash
5. Tony Roche
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1. Pete
2. Connnors
3. Andre
4. Mac
5. Courier
i meant, top 5 for each decade, and so there's 4 decades.
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i meant, top 5 for each decade, and so there's 4 decades.
Do I really have to rate the 00's? Ive seen better players at country clubs.
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For Canada,

1990s
1. Daniel Nestor
2. Grant Connell
3. Sebastien Lareau
4. Albert Chang
5. Bobby Kokavec
Greg Rusedski should be counted as Canadian right?
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Greg Rusedski should be counted as Canadian right?
hell no.

I'll do Australia even though I'm Canadian

2010s
1. Tomic
2. Hewitt
3. Ebden
4. Guccione
5. Matosevic

2000s

1. Hewitt
2. Phillipousis
3. Rafter (only played 2 years in 00s)
4. Arthurs
5. Luczak

1990s
1. Rafter
2. Phillipousis
3. Woodbridge
4. Woodforde
5. Draper
6. Stoltenberg

1980s

1. Cash
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?

this is best i can do without thinking or any research lol.
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I'll do Sweden

2010s
1. Soderling
2. Ryerstedt
3. J.Johannson
4. Lindell
5. Eleskovic

2000s
1. Soderling
2. T.Johansson
3. J.Johannson
4. Enqvist
5. Norman

1990s
1. Edberg
2. Wilander
3. Enqvist
4. Norman
5. Gustaffson

1980s
1. Wilander
2. Edberg
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
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hell no.

I'll do Australia even though I'm Canadian

2010s
1. Tomic
2. Hewitt
3. Ebden
4. Guccione
5. Matosevic

2000s

1. Hewitt
2. Phillipousis
3. Rafter (only played 2 years in 00s)
4. Arthurs
5. Luczak

1990s
1. Rafter
2. Phillipousis
3. Woodbridge
4. Woodforde
5. Draper
6. Stoltenberg

1980s

1. Cash
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?

this is best i can do without thinking or any research lol.

Rafter even in the 00's is better then any crappy Phillipousis
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Rafter even in the 00's is better then any crappy Phillipousis
Rafter was awesome to watch. Agree he should be placed above Phillipousis in both relevant decades. But Rafter only had 3 1/2 good years in his career, largely due to injury He only had 2 top 15 finishes during the 90s.
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Re: Rank Top 5 Best Singles Players from your country for each decade for past 4 deca

2000's...

Hewitt
(daylight)
Scud
Arthurs
Looch
Gooch

90's

Rafter
Scud
Stolenberg
Woodbridge
Woodforde
Fromberg (hard to split the last 4)

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I'll do Sweden

2010s
1. Soderling
2. Ryerstedt
3. J.Johannson
4. Lindell
5. Eleskovic

2000s
1. Soderling
2. T.Johansson
3. J.Johannson
4. Enqvist
5. Norman

1990s
1. Edberg
2. Wilander
3. Enqvist
4. Norman
5. Gustaffson

1980s
1. Wilander
2. Edberg
3. ?
4. ?
5. ?
and Borg?? I know he retired in the early 80s, but if you're struggling for a name...

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Re: Rank Top 5 Best Singles Players from your country for each decade for past 4 deca

For Spain

2010s
1. Nadal
2. Ferrer
3. Robredo
4. Verdasco
5. Almagro

(don't like neither Tommy nor Nicolás but their results speak for themselves, Mosquito has had too many injuries in the last couple of years)

2000's
1. Nadal
2. Ferrero
3. Moyá
4. Costa
5. Robredo

1990s
1. Bruguera
2. Corretja
3. Berasategui
4. Mantilla
5. Costa

1980s
1. E. Sánchez Vicario
2. Higueras
3. Casal
4. Aguilera
5. Tous

Rafael "The Matador of Spin" Nadal
Roger “The Magician of Precision” Federer
Del Potro, Ferrer, Haas, Zeballos



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For Sweden

2010s
Let's skip

2000s
1. Soderling
2. T.Johansson
3. Enqvist
4. Norman
5. J.Johansson (biggest what-if of swedish tennis)
Björkman close but in the 00s he was way better in doubles than singles

1990s
1. Edberg
2. Wilander
3. Enqvist (should have won that slam final vs Kafelnikov 1999)
4. Björkman (was nr4 in 97)
5. Gustafsson
Magnus Larsson close

1980s
1. Wilander
2. Edberg
3. Järryd (reached #5 in singles but mostly famous for doubles)
4. Carlsson
5. Sundström
Nyström, Pernfors, Svensson all reached around #10. Gunnarson and Stenlund was also in the top30
The 80s was the golden age for swedish tennis so just being in the top50 and you kinda sucked.
7 DC titles and like 16/20 DCs was semi or better in that stretch following Mr.Borg. Counted Borg to the 70s as he retired very early in the 80s

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It's really gone downhill for Sweden. Söderling the only top player left.

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