Speaking of the Athens games, are there any good Greek tennis players?

Tennis Fool
12-20-2003, 01:02 AM
Are there *any* Greek tennis players?

12-20-2003, 01:30 AM
Eleni Daniilidou, thats about the extent of it. and she's not even that great:o

12-20-2003, 01:56 AM
Eleni Daniilidou, thats about the extent of it. and she's not even that great:o
geesh, what's it take to impress you? Daniilidou's ranked 26th.

Anyway, no there isn't many Greek tennis players - there is only 2 other women listed on WTA rankings from Greece - Zachariadou who is ranked 409th and Kipritidou who is ranked 798th. The men have got a few more (9 of them), but none of them are ranked very high. The highest is ranked is Economidis with 254. Mazarakis (#269) is the only other man ranked in the top 500.

Not a real strong tennis country. I heard that Daniilidou would be the one carrying the flag for opening ceremonies for Greece.

12-20-2003, 01:58 AM
yes 26 in the world, but still not that great imo. i don't see her getting very far in the tournament. but still i would cheer her on, would be good to see a nice run from her

12-20-2003, 02:01 AM
The home country almost always has this fantastic way of doing well in the Olympics.. so I wouldn't be surprised to see some Greeks "overachieve" - if we must use that word.

Chloe le Bopper
12-20-2003, 03:53 AM
Mark is half Greek, but you weren't asking for players with Greek ethnicity, so I'll shush ;)

12-20-2003, 01:58 PM
Pete sampras also has some greek in him, although, obv, he no longer plays.

12-20-2003, 02:28 PM
mark! ;)

Tennis Fool
12-20-2003, 04:18 PM
What is the name of the #1 Junior player who got beat at the US Open? Isn't he from Cypress? Is that part of Greece?

Also, the players that were named above...are they mostly teens?

12-20-2003, 05:16 PM
Marcos Baghdatis , yeah he's from cyprus

12-20-2003, 05:21 PM
no, cyprus is not a part of greece

12-21-2003, 03:08 AM
Eleni has a ton of pressure on her shoulders. I hope she can do well at the Olympics next year, but I'm worried for her. She was a major letdown this year, unfortunately.

12-21-2003, 05:57 AM
Scud But marky plays for Aus :worship:

J. Corwin
12-21-2003, 09:03 AM
I was gonna say Mark, but he's got more Aussie in him. ;)