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Mcenroe vs Federer

Who was the more naturally gifted tennis player? I think its close, but Mac edges it. I don't think anyone else has been quite at their level.

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Re: Mcenroe vs Federer

Mecir.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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The Cat was an alien so doesn't count. We can only compare humans, otherwise it gets complicated

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You didn't make this poll public. You know Fed said was Rios was the most talented guy he seen.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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You didn't make this poll public. You know Fed said was Rios was the most talented guy he seen.
Gotta admit I don't remember Rios all that well. I saw him play when I was much younger but things are foggy. Should probably youtube him.

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Re: Mcenroe vs Federer

Federer far and away.
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Of course Fed.
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Everyone is better than Federer.

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It comes down to another boring "What is talent?" conversation.

McEnroe did things on the court that you would never train someone to do....just look at his forehand and backhand technique, and obviously the serve. The fact that he was able to become one of the all-time greats of the sport with technically awkward shots like that makes him supremely talented in my opinion. If nothing else he definitely was unique and had among the best hands of any player ever.

Federer does a bunch of things that McEnroe never could have done, partially aided by string technology. That forehand is really something special. His ability to take the ball so early so often is also very impressive. In peak form, his footwork was perhaps the best i've ever seen. The rest of his game isn't very unique really, but he still executes at an extremely high level. He's definitely supremely talented, and his results show that.

I would choose McEnroe simply because I like him more. His uniqueness is something that won't be duplicated.
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Tomic.

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Does it mean a lot ????

GO Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric, Vasek Pospisil, Thomaz Bellucci, Kei Nishikori, , Milos Raonic, Jerzy Janowicz, Grigor Dimitrov, Dennis Novikov and Bernard Tomic

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Borna Coric will be No 1 by Dec 2017
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Nole.
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Tomic.
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