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Most Impressive?

betterthanhenman
09-16-2006, 08:02 PM
With reasons please....

Norrage
09-16-2006, 08:13 PM
Sampras at Wimbledon...7 times..that says enough...But Federer will surely surpass that, but he hasnt done yet...so sampras at wimbledon...

stebs
09-16-2006, 08:16 PM
Borg at Roland Garros. The way he dominated was simply incredible. Just look at your sig. He won it without dropping a set twice. 5 for 0 in five set matches. He didn't just beat his rivals he made them look like jokes.

Beating Gerulaitis 2, 1 and 0.
Beating Vilas 1, 1 and 3 when Vilas was defending champ.
Going down 2 sets to Manuel Orantes only to win the next three 0, 1 and 1.

jenanun
09-16-2006, 08:16 PM
definately borg at wimbledon....

he wasnt expected to do good in wimbledon at that time, as a great clay court player, but he did it, one year after another, 5 times in a row, and on few occasion straight after he won RG, with no other grass matches between RG and W,

if there was not impressive enough, i dont know what is.....

stebs
09-16-2006, 08:17 PM
Federer shouldn't be in the list. He has many more Wimbledons to play and maybe more to win. Who knows?

betterthanhenman
09-16-2006, 08:17 PM
definately borg at wimbledon....

he wasnt expected to do good in wimbledon at that time, as a great clay court player, but he did it, one year after another, 5 times in a row, and on few occasion straight after he won RG, with no other grass matches between RG and W,

if there was not impressive enough, i dont know what is.....

I agree.

Black Adam
09-16-2006, 08:18 PM
Connors for winning it on three different surfaces :yeah: Also Borg at Wimbledon was something.

betterthanhenman
09-16-2006, 08:18 PM
Borg at Roland Garros. The way he dominated was simply incredible. Just look at your sig. He won it without dropping a set twice. 5 for 0 in five set matches. He didn't just beat his rivals he made them look like jokes.

Beating Gerulaitis 2, 1 and 0.
Beating Vilas 1, 1 and 3 when Vilas was defending champ.
Going down 2 sets to Manuel Orantes only to win the next three 0, 1 and 1.

Borg at RG in '78 was the most dominant for sure and it's a tough call, but overall, I prefer his achievements at Wimbledon.

betterthanhenman
09-16-2006, 08:19 PM
Federer shouldn't be in the list. He has many more Wimbledons to play and maybe more to win. Who knows?

Federer is on because some would vote for him even now. I wouldn't, but some would.

DrJules
09-16-2006, 08:21 PM
Borg.

Winning 5 times in a row at Wimbledon on his 2nd best surface and losing in his 5th successive final. :eek:

Action Jackson
09-16-2006, 08:25 PM
Lendl making 8 US Open and 8 end of season Masters finals is impressive in itself, and while he didn't have the greatest record in finals cause he played in the 1 gear all the time and as a rule when he lost in finals, he lost to great players of the game.

The Borg RG-Wimbledon treble 3 years in a row is probably the most impressive, the fact he was able to change surfaces so quickly and be successful as he was.

betterthanhenman
09-16-2006, 08:27 PM
Lendl making 8 US Open and 8 end of season Masters finals is impressive in itself, and while he didn't have the greatest record in finals cause he played in the 1 gear all the time and as a rule when he lost in finals, he lost to great players of the game.

The Borg RG-Wimbledon treble 3 years in a row is probably the most impressive, the fact he was able to change surfaces so quickly and be successful as he was.

Agree with all of above.

I think the point in bold highlights that his record at Wimbledon is the greatest achievement.

Jimnik
09-16-2006, 09:58 PM
Connors for winning it on three different surfaces :yeah:
Exactly. From 74-78, he reached 5 finals in a row, while the surface was being changed. Plus, he later reached the semis at the age of 39.

Merton
09-16-2006, 11:58 PM
In terms of dominance, Borg at RG for reasons given above. One gets the impression that he could have added a couple more RG titles if he didn't retire prematurely. Federer has a good shot of creating a comparable dominant record at Wimbledon but he must stay healthy and keep his current level of commitment.

PamV
09-17-2006, 12:30 AM
It's rather hard to answer if most of us have not seen Borg or McEnroe play in their prime. I saw one old clip of them and thought they were boring. They played with wooden racquets back then, and the field was more shallow. Also Borg didn't like to play outside of Europe so he didn't spread himself that thin.

World Beater
09-17-2006, 04:27 AM
spadea's consecutive 1st round losses

Merton
09-17-2006, 04:32 AM
It's rather hard to answer if most of us have not seen Borg or McEnroe play in their prime. I saw one old clip of them and thought they were boring. They played with wooden racquets back then, and the field was more shallow. Also Borg didn't like to play outside of Europe so he didn't spread himself that thin.

The game has evolved, so you need to watch some tapes of matches in the late 70's to get an idea about that era. One cannot compare with modern players.

jenanun
09-17-2006, 09:26 AM
i cant understand why people vote for federer in wimbledon as most impressive,
yes it is, but 4 wimbledon titles in a row is not something never happened before?!?!

sampras did it, and won 7 titles all together.... so how the hell would federer more impressive than sampras?

borg did it too, 5 times, plus RG + Wimbledon same year in 3 times....

did i miss something?

Action Jackson
09-17-2006, 12:52 PM
It's rather hard to answer if most of us have not seen Borg or McEnroe play in their prime. I saw one old clip of them and thought they were boring. They played with wooden racquets back then, and the field was more shallow. Also Borg didn't like to play outside of Europe so he didn't spread himself that thin.

Don't vote then.

Naranoc
09-17-2006, 12:55 PM
Why have the majority voted for Federer? :confused: Is that just because of his match-winning streak on grass?

Aphex
09-17-2006, 12:58 PM
Laver winning the grand slam twice is also impressive imo.

jenanun
09-17-2006, 12:59 PM
Why have the majority voted for Federer? :confused:

it doesnt really matter... some people *fedtard* saw federer name on a poll and will vote for him no matter what... proabably some dont even know what they are voting for......

sanpo
09-17-2006, 04:33 PM
it doesnt really matter... some people *fedtard* saw federer name on a poll and will vote for him no matter what... proabably some dont even know what they are voting for......

Take it EASY. First off, not many of us of our age were able to watch any of the players in their prime. So we'd have to vote for someone that we are familiar and have been able to watch, that would make sense wouldn't it?
You shouldn't have included Federer as one of the options if you would bash people for choosing him. :rolleyes:

DrJules
09-17-2006, 07:39 PM
Lendl making 8 US Open and 8 end of season Masters finals is impressive in itself, and while he didn't have the greatest record in finals cause he played in the 1 gear all the time and as a rule when he lost in finals, he lost to great players of the game.

The Borg RG-Wimbledon treble 3 years in a row is probably the most impressive, the fact he was able to change surfaces so quickly and be successful as he was.

Amazed we were not given that choice; clay to grass in 2 weeks 3 years in a row and 4th time reached final.

betterthanhenman
09-17-2006, 07:44 PM
Amazed we were not given that choice; clay to grass in 2 weeks 3 years in a row and 4th time reached final.

Not given as a choice because in case you missed it, its a poll about which player was most impressive at a Grand Slam event over a period of years. It is not about any other achievements.

Action Jackson
09-17-2006, 07:48 PM
Amazed we were not given that choice; clay to grass in 2 weeks 3 years in a row and 4th time reached final.

Not a problem, basically I incorporated 2 of the choices into one. In other words I am voting for Borg :)

sawan66278
09-17-2006, 08:30 PM
For me, hands down...EIGHT U.S. Open finals in a row...has anyone else even made the finals of any tournament eight times in a row? Followed by Spadea's losses in a row ;)

oz_boz
09-18-2006, 03:52 PM
Borg at Wimledon, slightly above Borg at RG.

Action Jackson
09-19-2006, 09:29 AM
For me, hands down...EIGHT U.S. Open finals in a row...has anyone else even made the finals of any tournament eight times in a row? Followed by Spadea's losses in a row ;)

Lendl did at the TMC/Masters as well.

rotin
09-19-2006, 10:09 AM
Borg did at RG&Wimbledon
Lendl 8 U.S. Open finals in a row

vincayou
09-19-2006, 11:48 AM
I vote for Borg. Easy.

That say, the [Wimbledon - US open] combo from Federer 3 times in a row is very impressive. His last 3 years in term of domination have been incredible.