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Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

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Same player that is still Canada's greatest tennis player. Daniel Nestor.

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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian player ever?

Nestor?

I mean are we just talking singles here?
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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

Greg Rusedski

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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

I say Andrew Snazjder, He was ranked as high #46 in the world. I'm going with ranking basically.
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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

Raonic better than rusedski? Don't think so.

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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.

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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

As far as I can remember it was Rudesdki but I understand Canadian's reasons to hate him. Raonic is by far the best Canadian I can bring to my mind since late 70ties.
I saw Andrew Sznajder in a DC tie and I can say he was not a bad player at all besides he used to roll his two backhand as a baseball bat (ok serve, descent forehand and backhand but he was nothing extraordinary).
I know you are focused on the best singles players but Canada produced some great doubles players like Daniel Nestor, Grant Connell and Glenn Michibata

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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

Raonic is better than Rusedski ever was as a Canadian. He was better when he turned British, but he wasn't Canadian then so it doesn't count

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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

well im going with nestor but if you are forcing us to stick with singles i guess i'll say rusedski
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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

Nestor ... although I do feel that Raonic will become very special ...
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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

Raonic isn't even "Canadian produced" so it really doesn't matter.
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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

Yep, Greg is more "Canadian" than Milos

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Raonic isn't even "Canadian produced" so it really doesn't matter.
Oh good, we now have the nationalists out in this thread.

He probably learned how to play tennis in Montenegro by the age of 3.

It's funny, Canadian's want no part of Rudeski, Levine, Pierce yet members of the former Yugoslavia want anyone who is at all related to the area, Raonic, Tomic, etc.

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Re: Before Milos Raonic, Who was the Greatest Canadian singles player ever?

I like Levine. He had to move when he was 13 because of his brothers illness. I can understand that, and he probably learned most of his tennis in the US anyway. But Rusedski was a Canadian pro for years and then turned British. Get his name outta here

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