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Federer against the "other" talents in history...

sawan66278
09-19-2006, 03:31 AM
I know...given my reputation, people are going to assume that I am writing an-anti-Federer thread, but I was just thinking, what interesting match-ups against other players in history than the legends would you like to see Federer, or for that matter, Rafa play...My number one:

Federer vs. Leconte on an indoor surface!!! What do you think? If they played 10 times, what do you think?

cmurray
09-19-2006, 03:51 AM
nadal/guga

1999 Agassi/federer

sawan66278
09-19-2006, 04:17 AM
Great match-up...but remember...its the other talents...those who are not legends of the game...In my mind, a three-time French Open Champion and only year-end #1 from South America falls into that category...

Another for me:

Federer vs. Mecir :p

MisterQ
09-19-2006, 04:29 AM
Federer vs. Pancho Segura

Battle of the forehands:

http://home.uchicago.edu/~kpark3/Federer_forehand.jpghttp://www.autographedtoyou.com/celebpics/pancho_segura5.jpg

Battle of the backhands:

http://www.vtennis.co.uk/Images/Tennis/Roger-Federer/roger-federer-photo/roger-federer-photo-3.JPGhttp://bmarcore.club.fr/tennis/guerre/segura-46.jpg

Battle at the net!

http://www.smash-web.com.ar/galeria1/003-federerwimbledon2003.jpghttp://www.sports-photos.com/catalog/images/PanchoSeguraBW.tif.jpg

MisterQ
09-19-2006, 03:50 PM
Federer vs. Bobby Riggs (young version :lol: ) :tennis:

http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/28/federer_2801_gallery__470x323.jpghttp://www.tennisveneto.it/images/riggs.jpg

yonexforever
09-19-2006, 04:07 PM
Sweet.... Borg Vs Nadal
Federer vs Conners/Lendl
Federer vs McEnroe...real sweet!

sawan66278
09-19-2006, 04:30 PM
Wait a minute, did Pancho have a two-handed forehand? WOW...since people have changed the topic to include legends, how about:

Rafa vs. Wilander

Radek Stepanek
09-19-2006, 04:43 PM
Lendl is the best, he beats them all. He is Czech.

MisterQ
09-19-2006, 05:03 PM
Wait a minute, did Pancho have a two-handed forehand? WOW...since people have changed the topic to include legends, how about:

Rafa vs. Wilander

Yep, crazy eh? But Jack Kramer called it the best shot in tennis.

federerfan7465
09-19-2006, 05:45 PM
Borg vs Federer

Wimbledon


Need I say more?

sawan66278
09-19-2006, 07:35 PM
How...Borg vs. Federer at Wimbledon...what do you think if they played ten times? I think it would likely be 5-5...but can you imagine the atmosphere...Borg, who was never rattled, being forced to move around by Roger...what a potential match!!!

What about Connors vs. Roger, at night, at the U.S. Open in the former main Stadium, Louis Armstrong? :eek:

flmmkrz
09-19-2006, 08:01 PM
while its fun to speculate lets be honest most of the old time guys in their primes couldn't beat Marcos Daniel in this day and age. The agassis and sampras' that played this era are different but the old school guys. Games changed too much. I mean whitey ford was a great pitcher in his day but he didnt have to pitch to pujols. Now if you handed them all wood rackets and told them to go at it, that could be interesting. I played a wood racquet tourney locally and I launched so many balls it was scary and ended up losing to a guy I beat earlier in the year 1 and 2 cause his serve and volley game adapted a lot easier to it then my game did.

flmmkrz
09-19-2006, 08:04 PM
and with wood racquets gimme big bill tilden vs agassi, reportedly the best server in history against the best returner

R.Federer
09-19-2006, 08:05 PM
Lendl is the best, he beats them all. He is Czech.
Was Czech.