Originally Posted by Wing Man Frank
You said the below, that Tsonga, Berdych and Del Potro:
Your reasoning was that Tsonga and Berdych had reached a Slam final and Del Potro had won a Slam - therefore they were better players.
As winning a Slam is obviously better than being merely in the final and losing, you have therefore come to the conclusion that Gaston Gaudio is a better tennis player than Tsonga or Berdych.
Agreed? All I need is a yes or no answer.
I come to the conclusion that Gaudio is a more accomplised (greater if you prefer) player than them, yes, he won the title that those two have so long sought and failed to win. Since they competed against different fields, I come to no definite conclusion about who played a higher level of tennis.
Unlike you, I don't brand big wins as 'flukes' just because a player I don't like won (I like Gaudio, but definitely prefer Tsonga and Soderling.
How did a thread about Ancic turn to this?
Ferrer supporters have long made a habit of hijacking a lot of threads to push their agenda. I guess I could be blamed for taking the bait, but oh well. At least it keeps the thread near the top of GM so more people can read it and remember Mario
So, Roland Garros, Montreal, the WTF, Miami and the Us Open were played in 2 weeks??
Hell, I understand why players complain about the calendar.
He was the second best player in the world in 2009 in the four Slams and five biggest events if we include WTF (gathering 1000+ more points than Nadal and more than Djokovic and Murray put together) only behind Federer. And people still claim he has fitness problems, doing all this in 2 weeks