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Which Retired Pros Would do the Best on Tour Today?

VolandriFan
11-21-2008, 10:50 PM
Realistic answers please with all things considered.

i.e. age, playing style, current fitness level.

Baghdatis#1
11-21-2008, 10:54 PM
Pete Sampras. He almost beat Federer in NY this year.

kai.
11-22-2008, 12:36 AM
jajaj mm* agassi :p

JimmyV
11-22-2008, 12:59 AM
Puerta

TMJordan
11-22-2008, 01:05 AM
Thomas Blake.

Sunset of Age
11-22-2008, 01:13 AM
Marcello Rios...

Action Jackson
11-22-2008, 01:15 AM
Magnus Larsson

Kolya
11-22-2008, 01:20 AM
Karol Kucera.

finishingmove
11-22-2008, 02:21 AM
u mean if they just step on court as is?

laver

Action Jackson
11-22-2008, 02:22 AM
Tati Rascon

G4.
11-22-2008, 03:07 AM
Marat Safin

Federerhingis
11-22-2008, 03:44 AM
Pete Sampras. He almost beat Federer in NY this year. You seriously believed the outcome of that match? :lol: :o

jajaj mm* agassi :p For sure, if his back were to hold up. His hand eye coordination is the best ever and his return game would still be potent.

Thomas Blake. :tape: I smell the sarcasm, Blake struggles even at the best of times and Thomas is not even 1/3 the player that his little brother is. :lol: :o

Marcello Rios... For sure, a great returner, amazing improviser and so talented. Federer would have stiff competition from Rios on the most talented challenge. ;)

betowiec
11-22-2008, 06:14 AM
Thomas Blake.
:D

Forehander
11-22-2008, 07:36 AM
Agassi & Rios easy.

jazar
11-22-2008, 07:43 AM
ilie nastase

Yves.
11-22-2008, 08:53 AM
Joachim Johansson

matozz
11-22-2008, 08:56 AM
Miroslav Mecir

Outfielder
11-22-2008, 09:17 AM
Marat Safin

:haha:

Lleyton Hewitt too.

DartMarcus
11-22-2008, 10:39 AM
Alexander Popp

RIboy
11-22-2008, 10:59 AM
Peter Lundgren

Byrd
11-22-2008, 12:18 PM
Lendl would school Nadal on clay.

Burrow
11-22-2008, 12:37 PM
Puerta

He's ranked in the top 200.

scarecrows
11-22-2008, 12:38 PM
Berasategui, Bruguera, Chang, counterpunchers and moonballers in general

Thanos
11-22-2008, 12:43 PM
the zombie of pancho gonzales

Federerhingis
11-22-2008, 01:48 PM
Agassi & Rios easy.

Exactly, Rios only lacked on the mental side and unfortunately had too many injuries.

GlennMirnyi
11-22-2008, 02:15 PM
Kaarsten Braasch.

Guillermo Coria.

MisterQ
11-22-2008, 04:19 PM
Do you mean in their prime physical condition? Because I'm sure in their current condition none of them could do very well. ;)
Assuming we're talking about returning in their youthful form:

Agassi, if he could move well enough.

Sampras on fast surfaces, although there seem to be fewer of those. :lol:

Laver had a good serve, great speed, variety and power, mental strength... with updated technology he might be more of a force than one would think.

Rios could do damage, but I'd think he'd get occasional big wins rather than lots of tournaments. He didn't seem to have the mental strength or drive required sometimes.

But the more I think about it all, the more I'm not sure... :confused: oh well

Iván
11-22-2008, 04:21 PM
Boris Becker

sawan66278
11-22-2008, 04:23 PM
Lendl would school Nadal on clay.

Um...no...


Stefan Edberg

PiggyGotRoasted
11-22-2008, 04:29 PM
Roger Federer

Byrd
11-22-2008, 04:34 PM
Um...no...


Stefan Edberg

Don't worry Sawan, nothing wrong with your head always being clouded with shit :wavey:

why,marat,why?
11-22-2008, 04:35 PM
Joachim Johansson

Not retired. Making a comeback next year. I love PimPim

Henry Kaspar
11-22-2008, 11:23 PM
Does this refer to retired pros at their current age, or at their prime? In the former case, noone. In the latter, someone with a big serve and agressive, precise groundstrokes. Lendl, Sampras, Becker.

PiggyGotRoasted
11-22-2008, 11:29 PM
What about Jonas Bjorkman?

Richard_from_Cal
11-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Jack Kramer is still alive.

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I take that back, about it being nit-wittery.

ANY pro, playing today, who doesn't recognize what Jack has done to give them a paycheck, and doesn't fade him a set in gratitude...deserves to have all his favorite rackets taken from him and demolished as he looks on.

Igaarg
11-23-2008, 11:47 PM
Roger Federer

Yeah, sure:rolleyes:

Damn
11-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Alex Corretja

oliviasmith
11-24-2008, 01:49 PM
Thomas Blake.

:haha: :haha:

marcelo rios. :worship:

CmonAussie
11-24-2008, 01:54 PM
...
Boris Becker
Andre Agassi

DrJules
11-24-2008, 08:53 PM
Ivan Lendl

r2473
11-24-2008, 09:05 PM
From what I understand from carefully reading tennis forums, we are in "The Mug Era".

So, I would assume that any retired pro would do very well on tour today.

BIGMARAT
11-25-2008, 04:13 PM
Magnus Norman
Guga

LinkMage
11-25-2008, 04:48 PM
Roger Federer


Agreed. Too bad we are stuck with his twin Roger Federror these days. :o