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Which of the following retired players could make the best comeback?

tommyg6
06-15-2012, 09:15 PM
Below are the listed choices. Which of these retired players could make the best comeback if they really worked hard and wanted to make a serious comeback for 1 season?

UPDATED, I put up a poll

GSMnadal
06-15-2012, 09:16 PM
That's one impressive list

156mphserve
06-15-2012, 09:23 PM
I'll pick the 2nd player

BauerAlmeida
06-15-2012, 09:38 PM
That's one impressive list

Yeah. Impossible to pick only one player.

alter ego
06-15-2012, 09:53 PM
We need more failed threads like this.

Paylu2007
06-15-2012, 09:58 PM
We need more failed threads like this.

why? if u dont like those players, u can add 1 or 2 as a suggestion, i mean, its a crowded list but might be a place for yours ;)

arm
06-15-2012, 10:00 PM
:lol:

Jon.
06-15-2012, 10:00 PM
:lol:

GSMnadal
06-15-2012, 10:01 PM
:lol:

TigerTim
06-15-2012, 10:02 PM
:lol:

Paylu2007
06-15-2012, 10:04 PM
:lol:

Federer in 2
06-15-2012, 10:05 PM
http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/mtf/images/smilies/laugh.gif

156mphserve
06-15-2012, 10:09 PM
:lol:

GSMnadal
06-15-2012, 10:09 PM
C-C-C-C-combobreaker

This thread :facepalm:

TigerTim
06-15-2012, 10:09 PM
:facepalm:

156mphserve
06-15-2012, 10:12 PM
:facepalm:

arm
06-15-2012, 10:14 PM
:facepalm: :D

willoughby
06-15-2012, 10:16 PM
Hard to pick one among those choices, but I would say Muster.

Paylu2007
06-15-2012, 11:10 PM
:facepalm:

tommyg6
06-15-2012, 11:31 PM
hey its not my fault the thread got screwed up, the site crashed the moment i put up this thread, i actually had a poll up and running.

but i was going to say for choices,
-pete sampras
-patrick rafter
-andre agassi
-marat safin
-marcelo rios
-guga kuerten
-sebastien grosjean
-tim henman
-carlos moya
-fernando gonzalez
-goran ivanisevic

BauerAlmeida
06-15-2012, 11:35 PM
Safin by far (younger than most of them, better, and not that much mileage in his back)

Gonzalez and Moya maybe too....

Burrow
06-15-2012, 11:53 PM
Safin by far (younger than most of them, better, and not that much mileage in his back)

Gonzalez and Moya maybe too....

Safin was an old player before he got old. The knee injury he sustained in 2005 left him a shadow of his former self, at a relatively young age. I'm not even sure if he could crack the top 100 in the event of a comeback.

Even despite his age, Agassi never lost his ability to hit the ball, which made his retirement quite depressing for me.

Moya seems to be fit and healthy, winning on the seniors tour regularly. Maybe he's the one.

None of them would make much of a comeback, they all retired for a reason, unfortunately.

TigerTim
06-16-2012, 12:03 AM
Tiger Tim would show these clowns a thing or two at Queens, no of course I am lying :p

Carlos, as Burrow says has had success on the seniors tour, he would be the one. Not that any of them would do well at all :shrug:, tennis stops for no man, unless your name is Martina Navratalova of course (I kid, I Kid :lol:)

Punky
06-16-2012, 12:04 AM
safin by farrrr

156mphserve
06-16-2012, 12:56 AM
Fernando Gonzalez

HKz
06-16-2012, 01:11 AM
I'm not really sure. Many of them are not suited physically anymore due to age and/or injury, while some of them may have the physical ability left (albeit at least some) but their game doesn't match up with today's field. Like Sampras may still be kind of fit, but does anyone really see him progressing far in any tournament considering the court speeds? He could have some success indoors, and perhaps Cincinnati/US Open would be his best chances. Game wise of course Agassi and Kafelnikov match up the best in today's game. However, Agassi has had physical issues and Kafelnikov got fat. The rest I wouldn't really give them much of a chance except for Safin, but mentally, it isn't worth ever picking him for anything anymore.

156mphserve
06-16-2012, 01:15 AM
Oops, I didn't realize that you wanted Gonzalez as an option.

I'll go for Ljubicic then

156mphserve
06-16-2012, 01:34 AM
Or Henman, he needs to come back and win Wimbledon, that would be cool :)

fran70
06-16-2012, 01:35 AM
It's not in the options but definitely Fabrice Santoro is my pick. At their age stamina and power does not make any difference but definitely talent would.

Topspindoctor
06-16-2012, 04:22 AM
None of them. The game has evolved.

bluefork
02-27-2015, 01:29 PM
From Jon Wertheim's recent column:


Q: I watched Kim Clijsters play Andrea Petkovic in the exhibition at Antwerp and marvelled at Clijsters' ball striking. I was mildly shocked that she is only 31-years-old and it did not take much imagination to see that she would be quite competitive if she were to come out of retirement. What other "retired" players would be quite competitive should they return? Justine Henin? Dinara Safina? I can't think of any recently retired men as readily. Could Andy Roddick make the Top 10 post retirement?

WERTHEIM: I think the big distinction is not whether they can be competitive for one match, but, rather: can they be competitive, day-in, day-out? You mentioned Roddick, for instance. In a winner-take-all match—especially on a fast surface—I like him against, say, 65% of the current top 100. What I like less: his odds of playing multiple weeks in a row without injury or fatigue.
This always bites retired athletes in the butt. I was at a dinner with a former top ten pro last week (a humblebrag; R.I.P. Harris Wittels) who still has the itch to play. This is based on his still being able to serve in the 120s and some encouraging hitting sessions. The player has the good sense to know that it’s a long way from that to competing on the grind of the tour. He knows that if he stages a comeback, he'll need months to get in playing shape.



Any guesses on who he's talking about?

rocketassist
02-27-2015, 02:49 PM
Guillermo Canas, I reckon.

Haasounet
02-27-2015, 03:00 PM
From Jon Wertheim's recent column:



Any guesses on who he's talking about?

maybe soderling ? :confused:

Shadow Knows
02-27-2015, 03:20 PM
Any guesses on who he's talking about?

Fish, without question.

bluefork
02-27-2015, 03:27 PM
Fish, without question.

Yeah, I figured it must be an American, because it's unlikely he's having dinner with someone like Canas or Soderling. But since the question was about retired players who could make a comeback, and Fish was never officially retired as far as I know, I overlooked Fish. But maybe Wertheim wasn't suggesting that the player he talked to was retired; maybe he was just using that player as an example of someone who has been out for a while and knows it will be difficult to come back.

rocketassist
02-27-2015, 03:52 PM
Fish isn't actually retired, though.

PileDrive
02-27-2015, 06:46 PM
I would say Moya in this homogenized-surface era..Safin is just too mercurial and unfocused to make most of it..

Dolph Ziggler
02-27-2015, 07:06 PM
goran could still servebot his way to wins over half the tour. He's not too much older than Karlovic, is he?

Silvester
02-27-2015, 07:10 PM
Roddick

YodaKnowsBest
02-27-2015, 07:15 PM
The courts favor Coria, if he can manage to get the second serves in.

JediFed
02-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Roddick would be my guess.

Uncle Latso
02-27-2015, 10:05 PM
Santoro and Phillippoussis, as seen off season.

Both guys would be in top 200 in 6 months.

emotion
02-27-2015, 10:11 PM
Fish would make sense except...he's coming back next week. Not really compatible with needing months to come back. Roddick maybe? Or Blake? Or crazier still, Sampras? Ivanesevic? Most likely of the long-retired IMO is Phillippoussis.

Uncle Latso
02-27-2015, 10:19 PM
Fish would make sense except...he's coming back next week. Not really compatible with needing months to come back. Roddick maybe? Or Blake? Or crazier still, Sampras? Ivanesevic? Most likely of the long-retired IMO is Phillippoussis.
Krajicek maybe?

Doktor Carpet
02-27-2015, 10:20 PM
I think Sampras, cause he is the only one who is currently in good shape and didn't suffered any tough injury during career.

I'd love to see him playing the grass season, although I was never particulary a fan of him. :cool:

ProdigyEng
02-27-2015, 10:20 PM
Frauddick

JediFed
02-27-2015, 10:20 PM
Philippoussis is 2 years older than Haas. Unlikely. I really think it's Roddick.

Capuccino
02-27-2015, 10:35 PM
Why did Roddick retire in the first place ?

bluefork
02-27-2015, 10:56 PM
Why did Roddick retire in the first place ?

Because players finally caught on that he wasn't much more than a pusher with a big serve.

Haasounet
02-27-2015, 11:04 PM
Why did Roddick retire in the first place ?

his right shoulder injured