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if they stopped playing today, do they deserve to be in the HOF?

roddick - will need to pull a "sabatini" most probably. expect a lot of strings to be pulled by the USTA to get the duck mentioned here

ferrero - debateable

nadal - yes despite his current slump

ljubicic - nope

nalbandian - nope

hewitt - yes

davydenko - undeservingly no (too bad). there's just no impact at all

safin - debateable

blake - unsure... unless he gets to be more solid on his slam results


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None of them.
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Re: if they stopped playing today, do they deserve to be in the HOF?

Surely you arent being serious here? Blake,Roddick,Ferrero should never be mentioned together with the hall of fame especially if their careers ended today.
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Re: if they stopped playing today, do they deserve to be in the HOF?

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Re: if they stopped playing today, do they deserve to be in the HOF?

not sure about roddick... remember, he hasn't beaten a top 10 player since God knows when...

he doesn't deserve to be mentioned in there... unless we have an honesty award...
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Re: if they stopped playing today, do they deserve to be in the HOF?

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not sure about roddick... remember, he hasn't beaten a top 10 player since God knows when...

he doesn't deserve to be mentioned in there... unless we have an honesty award...
So then why did you mention him?
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Re: if they stopped playing today, do they deserve to be in the HOF?

the usual names deserve it, you now, Burgsmuller, Hernandez, Behrend and Dlouhy

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Re: if they stopped playing today, do they deserve to be in the HOF?

you have some wtf names in that group, blake, lubijic, davydenko and nalbandian. out of all them nalbandian has the best shot of winning a slam and that wouldnt put him in consideration.

Roddick and Safin, no..

Nadal, probably yes, hewitt is a toss up...

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safin - debateable


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Anyone who's managed to win a Grand Slam deserves a spot in the HOF I think. Some more than others, that's true...

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So then why did you mention him?
to open up the debate. given that there are really no clear quantifiable criteria from the HOF on who deserves to be in the list or not.

take sabatini for example...
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you have some wtf names in that group, blake, lubijic, davydenko and nalbandian. out of all them nalbandian has the best shot of winning a slam and that wouldnt put him in consideration.

Roddick and Safin, no..

Nadal, probably yes, hewitt is a toss up...
take note that the wtf list consists mostly of today's top ten players...
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to open up the debate. given that there are really no clear quantifiable criteria from the HOF on who deserves to be in the list or not.

take sabatini for example...

Ok but for instance you mentioned Blake. You said it was unsure. If he stopped playing today it would mean he finished his career with no major titles. What will he be remembered for in 50 years? Winning Las Vegas?
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Anyone who's managed to win a Grand Slam deserves a spot in the HOF I think. Some more than others, that's true...

you gotta take out the one slam wonders first... otherwise, you'd have a list of 1-time french open champions or guys like johansson making the list
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