Can Hewitt or Roddick join COMEBACK slam KINGS [Becker,Agassi,Ashe,Connors...]#``#??? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Can Hewitt or Roddick join COMEBACK slam KINGS [Becker,Agassi,Ashe,Connors...]#``#???

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 09:11 AM
:wavey: :cool: :worship:
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A quick glance at some of the comeback kings at Slams [ie.long gap between Slam wins] yields some surprising leaders:eek:

1. Arthur Ashe ~ 5-years & 8-months [1970 AO -> 1975 USO]:worship:

2. Boris Becker ~ 5-years [1991 AO -> 1996 AO]:p

3. Andre Agassi ~ 4years & 4 months [1995 AO -> 1999 FO]:worship:

3. Marat Safin ~ 4-years & 4 months [2000 USO -> 2005 AO]:cool:

5. Jimmy Connors ~ 3-years & 10-months [1978 USO -> 1982 Wimby]:devil:

6. Gustavo Kuerten ~ 3-years [1997 FO -> 2000 FO]:cool:

7. Boris Becker ~ 3-years [1986 Wimby -> 1989 Wimby]:devil:

8. Pete Sampras ~ 2-years & 10-months [1990 USO -> 1993 Wimby]

9. Mats Wilander ~ 2-years & 8-months [1985 FO -> 1988 AO]

9. Yvgeny Kafelnikov ~ 2-years & 8-months [1996 FO -> 1999 AO]


....~~> Kind of cool that both Becker made this list twice:cool:


%%*.NOTE, ~If Michael Chang had been able to win any of his last 3-Slam finals [1995 FO, 1996 AO & 1996 USO] ~then he would have clearly held the record for longest gap between Slam wins [as his one & only Slam victory came at the 1989 FO]..


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This raises some questions about the current stars of the game:

*Sure Federer is dominant now, but assuming he has a few dry years without winning Slams would he be able to come back in the same manner that Becker, Agassi & Connors managed:confused:

*Hewitt`s last Slam win was at Wimby 2002~> nearly 5-years ago, can he comeback to win another one:confused:

*Roddick`s last Slam win was at USO 2003~> closing in on 4-years ago, can he comeback to win again:confused:

*Nadal is only 20yrs old but he seems to be slumping recently, if he fails to defend FO this year is he likely to comeback a few years latter as a champion again:confused:

Kolya
02-21-2007, 09:19 AM
How about Kafelnikov from the 1996 Roland Garros to 1999 Australian Open?

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 09:21 AM
How about Kafelnikov from the 1996 Roland Garros to 1999 Australian Open?

Oh yeah~> sorry I`ll add Yvgeny to the list;)

oz_boz
02-21-2007, 09:26 AM
If you count preOpen Era, Laver has quite a good comeback after his drought 1963-68. :lol:

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 09:50 AM
If you count preOpen Era, Laver has quite a good comeback after his drought 1963-68. :lol:

:wavey:
Yeah ~> I wanted to inlude Laver, but if we include pre-Open tennis then it opens up a whole can of worms;)

Juan88
02-21-2007, 10:37 AM
3. Marat Safin ~ 4-years & 4 months [2000 USO -> 2005 USO]:cool:


[2000 USO-> 2005 AO], not USO.:)
For the rest nice stats;) Interesting!

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 10:50 AM
[2000 USO-> 2005 AO], not USO.:)
For the rest nice stats;) Interesting!

:wavey:
Cheers:cool:

Kolya
02-21-2007, 11:00 AM
I doubt Hewitt will win another GS, Roddick has a better chance.

nisha
02-21-2007, 11:05 AM
Roddick as a chance and i hope so does marat!

Xristos
02-21-2007, 11:06 AM
Roddick maybe. Maybe...

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:07 AM
No

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 11:09 AM
I doubt Hewitt will win another GS, Roddick has a better chance.


:wavey:
Yeah Roddick`s been a bit unlucky drawing FED in big matches recently:devil:
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With a bit of luck Roddick might have won USO 06 & AO 07;)
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A few years back i was sure that Hewitt was going to win another Slam~> especially when he made the finals at USO 04 & AO 05, unfortunately since then there hasn`t been much positive going his way [apart from marriage to a drama actress barbie lookalike & the birth of his cute daughter]:sad: :D

Matchu
02-21-2007, 11:09 AM
I doubt Hewitt will win another GS, Roddick has a better chance.

Although i hate to admit it I have to agree unless Hewitt drasticly changes his game he will not win another Grand Slam his game has become old and outdated. Roddick on the other hand is changing his game to adapt with the times he volleys a lot more now and is really evolving as a player. Roddick, Hewitt and Federer seem like they have been around forever but Hewitt (the oldest) is only 26, Federer is 25 and Roddick is 24, Unbeleivable at their age espically Hewitt he really began the baseline era IMO, although Agassi was a baseliner when Hewitt came to presence there became a surge of baseliners. I relate Nadal to Hewitt in a way in the way that Nadal has already acheived so much at a young age and just fizzled out.

t0x
02-21-2007, 11:11 AM
If Federer gets injured at Wimby/USO Roddick maaaayyybe lucky. But I doubt Fed will miss a slam anytime soon, and in a few years I'd pick the young-guns over Roddick. So I guess no, I don't expect any of them to make a comeback.

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 11:14 AM
><...

***What about JC Ferrero???
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Oops he has to learn how to win MM titles 1st~> blew another good chance to break the drought in Brazil last weekend><!!

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:16 AM
No.

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 11:27 AM
No.:eek:

:wavey:
George~ stop being so verbose:p

Action Jackson
02-21-2007, 11:30 AM
:wavey:
George~ stop being so verbose:p

Just answering the question.

Black Adam
02-21-2007, 12:56 PM
Hewitt has yet to modify the necessary parts of his game yet Roddick has already and is developping them. I give Roddick more chance before Hewitt.

TennisGrandSlam
02-21-2007, 12:57 PM
:wavey: :cool: :worship:
...
A quick glance at some of the comeback kings at Slams [ie.long gap between Slam wins] yields some surprising leaders:eek:

1. Arthur Ashe ~ 5-years & 8-months [1970 AO -> 1975 USO]:worship:

2. Boris Becker ~ 5-years [1991 AO -> 1996 AO]:p

3. Andre Agassi ~ 4years & 4 months [1995 AO -> 1999 FO]:worship:

3. Marat Safin ~ 4-years & 4 months [2000 USO -> 2005 AO]:cool:

5. Jimmy Connors ~ 3-years & 10-months [1978 USO -> 1982 Wimby]:devil:

6. Gustavo Kuerten ~ 3-years [1997 FO -> 2000 FO]:cool:

7. Boris Becker ~ 3-years [1986 Wimby -> 1989 Wimby]:devil:

8. Pete Sampras ~ 2-years & 10-months [1990 USO -> 1993 Wimby]

9. Mats Wilander ~ 2-years & 8-months [1985 FO -> 1988 AO]

9. Yvgeny Kafelnikov ~ 2-years & 8-months [1996 FO -> 1999 AO]


....~~> Kind of cool that both Becker made this list twice:cool:


%%*.NOTE, ~If Michael Chang had been able to win any of his last 3-Slam finals [1995 FO, 1996 AO & 1996 USO] ~then he would have clearly held the record for longest gap between Slam wins [as his one & only Slam victory came at the 1989 FO]..


...
This raises some questions about the current stars of the game:

*Sure Federer is dominant now, but assuming he has a few dry years without winning Slams would he be able to come back in the same manner that Becker, Agassi & Connors managed:confused:

*Hewitt`s last Slam win was at Wimby 2002~> nearly 5-years ago, can he comeback to win another one:confused:

*Roddick`s last Slam win was at USO 2003~> closing in on 4-years ago, can he comeback to win again:confused:

*Nadal is only 20yrs old but he seems to be slumping recently, if he fails to defend FO this year is he likely to comeback a few years latter as a champion again:confused:




I am worried C'mon = next Stan Smith :devil:



Stan Smith: 35 (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972)

70 - Phoenix, Stockholm, Masters
71 - Paris, Queen's, Cincinnati, US Open
72 - Salisbury, New York, Hampton, Washington, Wimbledon, Sacramento, L.A. WCT, Paris Indoor, Stockholm
73 - Philadelphia WCT , Atlanta WCT, St. Louis WCT, Munich WCT, Brussels WCT, Gothenberg WCT, Dallas WCT, Bastad
74 - Hempstead WCT, St. Louis, Nottingham, Chicago
75 - Sydney Indoor
77 - L.A. PSW
78 - Atlanta, Vienna
79 - Cleveland, Vienna
80 - Frankfurt



Lleyton Hewitt: 25 (US Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002)

98 - Adelaide
99 - Delray Beach
00 - Adelaide, Sydney, Scottsdale, Queens
01 - Sydney, Queens, 's-Hertogenbosch, US Open, Tokyo, Tennis Masters Cup
02 - San Jose, TMS Indian Wells, Queens, Wimbledon, Tennis Masters Cup
03 - Scottsdale, TMS Indian Wells
04 - Sydney, Rotterdam, Washington, Long Island
05 - Sydney
06 - Queens

Kolya
02-21-2007, 01:06 PM
:wavey:
Yeah Roddick`s been a bit unlucky drawing FED in big matches recently:devil:
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With a bit of luck Roddick might have won USO 06 & AO 07;)
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A few years back i was sure that Hewitt was going to win another Slam~> especially when he made the finals at USO 04 & AO 05, unfortunately since then there hasn`t been much positive going his way [apart from marriage to a drama actress barbie lookalike & the birth of his cute daughter]:sad: :D

Yeh I agree, Roddick has the better chance because he has the ability to blow Federer off the court with his power. He just needs Federer to be off one day and hope that every first serve goes in lmao.

mtw
02-21-2007, 01:23 PM
Of course not. Some people have good sense of humour.

fabolous
02-21-2007, 01:23 PM
[Roddick] has the ability to blow Federer off the court with his power.
yep, that's what he has done many times before.

the answer
02-21-2007, 01:25 PM
Yeh I agree, Roddick has the better chance because he has the ability to blow Federer off the court with his power. He just needs Federer to be off one day and hope that every first serve goes in lmao.

you're funny.........

Kristine_cy
02-21-2007, 01:29 PM
No to both I think.:tape:

fabolous
02-21-2007, 01:41 PM
to answer the question: at the moment we have 10 active players who won a grand slam: federer, nadal, safin, roddick, hewitt, gaudio, moya, ferrero, johansson and kuerten. out of this list, i can only see federer and nadal winning a slam again. so, my answer is no.

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 02:00 PM
I am worried C'mon = next Stan Smith :devil:



Stan Smith: 35 (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972)

70 - Phoenix, Stockholm, Masters
71 - Paris, Queen's, Cincinnati, US Open
72 - Salisbury, New York, Hampton, Washington, Wimbledon, Sacramento, L.A. WCT, Paris Indoor, Stockholm
73 - Philadelphia WCT , Atlanta WCT, St. Louis WCT, Munich WCT, Brussels WCT, Gothenberg WCT, Dallas WCT, Bastad
74 - Hempstead WCT, St. Louis, Nottingham, Chicago
75 - Sydney Indoor
77 - L.A. PSW
78 - Atlanta, Vienna
79 - Cleveland, Vienna
80 - Frankfurt



Lleyton Hewitt: 25 (US Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002)

98 - Adelaide
99 - Delray Beach
00 - Adelaide, Sydney, Scottsdale, Queens
01 - Sydney, Queens, 's-Hertogenbosch, US Open, Tokyo, Tennis Masters Cup
02 - San Jose, TMS Indian Wells, Queens, Wimbledon, Tennis Masters Cup
03 - Scottsdale, TMS Indian Wells
04 - Sydney, Rotterdam, Washington, Long Island
05 - Sydney
06 - Queens


:wavey:
:eek:
OMG:sad: ~that`s spooky:devil:
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Well I hope that Hewitt will find a way to break the Stan Smith curse;)
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If only Lleyton had finished off Safin in the 05 AO final [Hewitt was leading 6-1 3-6 4-1...]:sad:

CmonAussie
02-21-2007, 02:02 PM
to answer the question: at the moment we have 10 active players who won a grand slam: federer, nadal, safin, roddick, hewitt, gaudio, moya, ferrero, johansson and kuerten. out of this list, i can only see federer and nadal winning a slam again. so, my answer is no.


:wavey:
Yes~ the odds would say your right on the money;)
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Still a comeback Slam Win by one of these former champs [not named Federer or Nadal] would be inspirational:angel:

Rogiman
02-21-2007, 02:45 PM
Hewitt is totally washed out.


Roddick's game, it seems, has become nicer to watch over the years but less efficient.
Still Roddick has a chance.

Fumus
02-21-2007, 02:54 PM
Roddick definitely, I think he's got a chance at Wimbly or USo for the next 3 or 4 years.

TennisGrandSlam
02-21-2007, 04:42 PM
:wavey:
:eek:
OMG:sad: ~that`s spooky:devil:
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Well I hope that Hewitt will find a way to break the Stan Smith curse;)
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If only Lleyton had finished off Safin in the 05 AO final [Hewitt was leading 6-1 3-6 4-1...]:sad:

I don't like C'mon :devil: (not because he is an early nemesis of FEDCow, due to his attitude and personel relationship)

But I admit that C'mon is a genius. At least in 2001-02, he is so strong.

jazar
02-21-2007, 06:14 PM
hewitt no. he's gone. forget him.
roddick maybe. if everyone good pulls out.

Kolya
02-21-2007, 11:44 PM
you're funny.........

Roddick has to out power Federer to win. He is not going to win against Federer with tactics.

Maybe until he learns to volley like Edberg/Sampras...........

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 01:23 AM
CmonAussie is a great stats man, i love these threads :yeah:

Havok
02-22-2007, 02:45 AM
Hewitt has no chance at all.

Roddick can win another one and I have a feeling he'll win at least another one before his career is over.

Merton
02-22-2007, 02:47 AM
Roddick, Safin: Unlikely.
Hewitt: Very unlikely.
JCF: Extremely, extremely unlikely.

CmonAussie
02-22-2007, 02:52 AM
CmonAussie is a great stats man, i love these threads :yeah:

:wavey:
Thanks mate:cool:
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Sometimes I feel like I get some negative press from other posters [they don`t like my #$%&*`><...language]:sad:
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Anyway Escude just went up a notch in my book;)

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 03:22 AM
forget the moaners Aussie..
keep the stats coming.
i have my own thread in the stats area of MTF... about the masters series events :)
was thinking of starting another 'most all round major winners in tennis' counting the title from Slams, TMS and Masters Cups.

so far its:
1.Sampras 30
2.Agassi 26.
3.Federer 25.

see how close fed already is to the GOAT.

Corey Feldman
02-22-2007, 03:31 AM
+ add Davis cup and olympic titles.... give samp and AA a little more of a cushion.

notable others (from the new balls generation) :
Safin 9.
Hewitt 8.
Ferrero 6.
Roddick 5.

Mimi
02-22-2007, 03:31 AM
i think roddick will join coz he is close to win another, just that he was unlucky to meet the king roger in the final :p

bluefork
02-22-2007, 03:33 AM
to answer the question: at the moment we have 10 active players who won a grand slam: federer, nadal, safin, roddick, hewitt, gaudio, moya, ferrero, johansson and kuerten. out of this list, i can only see federer and nadal winning a slam again. so, my answer is no.

I agree. By the time Federer slows down, some of the younger players will be ready to win Slams, and it will be too late for Hewitt and Roddick.

CmonAussie
02-22-2007, 04:54 AM
forget the moaners Aussie..
keep the stats coming.
i have my own thread in the stats area of MTF... about the masters series events :)
was thinking of starting another 'most all round major winners in tennis' counting the title from Slams, TMS and Masters Cups.

so far its:
1.Sampras 30
2.Agassi 26.
3.Federer 25.

see how close fed already is to the GOAT.


:wavey:
Yeah good idea Escude~ you should start that thread;)
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The way Federer is going ~> winning 2-3 Slams per year, 3-4 TMS & TMC, he may even come close to doubling Sampras`s figure of 30:devil:

#``#.. Davis Cup is difficult to work with, because it`s not like a singles win, but winning a Davis Cup should be a priority for the top players [right after a Slam win]...
That`s why I give Safin & Hewitt extra props for helping in significant ways their respective countries win a pair of Davis Cups each:cool:
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Roddick`s been a bit unlucky not to have a Davis Cup yet~> he`s certainly done some great service for the USA over the past few years;)

TennisGrandSlam
02-22-2007, 08:11 AM
:wavey:
:eek:
OMG:sad: ~that`s spooky:devil:
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Well I hope that Hewitt will find a way to break the Stan Smith curse;)
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If only Lleyton had finished off Safin in the 05 AO final [Hewitt was leading 6-1 3-6 4-1...]:sad:


Do you prefer to be Lendl (late success)?
(on contrast to C'mon :smoke: - his 2 GS won before 22)


Ivan Lendl: 94


1980 (7) - Houston, Toronto, Barcelona, Basel, Tokyo Outdoor, Hong Kong, Taipei
1981 (10) - Stuttgart Indoor, Las Vegas, Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Vienna, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Masters
1982 (15) - Delray Beach WCT, Genoa WCT, Munich WCT, Strasbourg WCT, Frankfurt, Houston, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Washington, North Conway, Cincinnati, L.A. WCT, Naples WCT, Hartford WCT, Masters
1983 (7) - Detroit WCT, Milan, Houston WCT, Hilton Head WCT, Montreal, San Francisco, Tokyo Indoor
1984 (3) - Luxembourg, Roland Garros, Wembley
1985 (11) - Fort Myers, Monte Carlo, Dallas, Forest Hills, Indianapolis, US Open, Stuttgart Outdoor, Sydney Indoor, Tokyo Indoor, Wembley, Masters
1986 (9) - Philadelphia, Boca West, Milan, Fort Myers, Rome, Roland Garros, Stratton Mountain, US Open, Masters
1987 (8) - Hamburg, Roland Garros, Washington, Montreal, US Open, Sydney Indoor, Wembley, Masters
1988 (3) - Monte Carlo, Rome, Toronto
1989 (10) - Australian Open, Scottsdale, Key Biscayne, Forest Hills, Hamburg, Queens, Montreal, Bordeaux, Sydney Indoor, Stockholm
1990 (5) - Australian Open, Milan, Toronto Indoor, Queens, Tokyo Indoor
1991 (3) - Philadelphia, Memphis, Long Island
1992 (1) - Tokyo Indoor
1993 (2) - Munich, Tokyo Indoor


His first slam (Roland Garros 1986) is his 40th titles :eek: :eek: :eek:

He formally dominated ATP after 25 years-old (1985)

He lost first 4 GS finals in his early career time (Roland Garros 1981, US Open 1982, US Open 1983, Australian Open 1983)

If he won all 4, I think he would retire or fade down early :devil: because of lack of ambition.
(40+ titles w/ 4 GS before 24 is an extreme success, especially competited w/ Connors, McEnroe and Wilander, but he lost all :o )

CmonAussie
02-22-2007, 08:15 AM
Do you prefer to be Lendl (late success)?
(on contrast to C'mon :smoke: - his 2 GS won before 22)


Ivan Lendl: 94


1980 (7) - Houston, Toronto, Barcelona, Basel, Tokyo Outdoor, Hong Kong, Taipei
1981 (10) - Stuttgart Indoor, Las Vegas, Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Vienna, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Masters
1982 (15) - Delray Beach WCT, Genoa WCT, Munich WCT, Strasbourg WCT, Frankfurt, Houston, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Washington, North Conway, Cincinnati, L.A. WCT, Naples WCT, Hartford WCT, Masters
1983 (7) - Detroit WCT, Milan, Houston WCT, Hilton Head WCT, Montreal, San Francisco, Tokyo Indoor
1984 (3) - Luxembourg, Roland Garros, Wembley
1985 (11) - Fort Myers, Monte Carlo, Dallas, Forest Hills, Indianapolis, US Open, Stuttgart Outdoor, Sydney Indoor, Tokyo Indoor, Wembley, Masters
1986 (9) - Philadelphia, Boca West, Milan, Fort Myers, Rome, Roland Garros, Stratton Mountain, US Open, Masters
1987 (8) - Hamburg, Roland Garros, Washington, Montreal, US Open, Sydney Indoor, Wembley, Masters
1988 (3) - Monte Carlo, Rome, Toronto
1989 (10) - Australian Open, Scottsdale, Key Biscayne, Forest Hills, Hamburg, Queens, Montreal, Bordeaux, Sydney Indoor, Stockholm
1990 (5) - Australian Open, Milan, Toronto Indoor, Queens, Tokyo Indoor
1991 (3) - Philadelphia, Memphis, Long Island
1992 (1) - Tokyo Indoor
1993 (2) - Munich, Tokyo Indoor


His first slam (Roland Garros 1986) is his 40th titles :eek: :eek: :eek:

He formally dominated ATP after 25 years-old (1985)

He lost first 4 GS finals in his early career time (Roland Garros 1981, US Open 1982, US Open 1983, Australian Open 1983)

If he won all 4, I think he would retire or fade down early :devil: because of lack of ambition.
(40+ titles w/ 4 GS before 24 is an extreme success, especially competited w/ Connors, McEnroe and Wilander, but he lost all :o )


:wavey:
As much as I love Hewitt I can`t really compare Lleyton with Lendl;)
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Lendl is a legend:worship: [even though I don`t like his character:devil: ]..

Hewitt is also great but not close to the league that Lendl achieved!!


Certainly early career success can prove detrimental to having overall longevity [eg. Chang, Courier, Cash, Hewitt, Nadal too??]..

TennisGrandSlam
02-22-2007, 08:44 AM
:wavey:
As much as I love Hewitt I can`t really compare Lleyton with Lendl;)
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Lendl is a legend:worship: [even though I don`t like his character:devil: ]..

Hewitt is also great but not close to the league that Lendl achieved!!


Certainly early career success can prove detrimental to having overall longevity [eg. Chang, Courier, Cash, Hewitt, Nadal too??]..


I prefer this and then retired in 1984 :smoke:

Ivan Lendl: 43


1980 (7) - Houston, Toronto, Barcelona, Basel, Tokyo Outdoor, Hong Kong, Taipei
1981 (11) - Stuttgart Indoor, Roland Garros, Las Vegas, Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Vienna, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Masters
1982 (16) - Delray Beach WCT, Genoa WCT, Munich WCT, Strasbourg WCT, Frankfurt, Houston, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Washington, North Conway, Cincinnati, US Open, L.A. WCT, Naples WCT, Hartford WCT, Masters
1983 (9) - Detroit WCT, Milan, Houston WCT, Hilton Head WCT, Montreal, US Open, San Francisco, Tokyo Indoor , Australian Open


:devil:

oz_boz
02-22-2007, 10:10 AM
Roddick maybe. Hewitt, nope.

CmonAussie
02-22-2007, 02:03 PM
I prefer this and then retired in 1984 :smoke:

Ivan Lendl: 43


1980 (7) - Houston, Toronto, Barcelona, Basel, Tokyo Outdoor, Hong Kong, Taipei
1981 (11) - Stuttgart Indoor, Roland Garros, Las Vegas, Montreal, Madrid, Barcelona, Basel, Vienna, Cologne, Buenos Aires, Masters
1982 (16) - Delray Beach WCT, Genoa WCT, Munich WCT, Strasbourg WCT, Frankfurt, Houston, Dallas WCT, Forest Hills WCT, Washington, North Conway, Cincinnati, US Open, L.A. WCT, Naples WCT, Hartford WCT, Masters
1983 (9) - Detroit WCT, Milan, Houston WCT, Hilton Head WCT, Montreal, US Open, San Francisco, Tokyo Indoor , Australian Open


:devil:


:wavey:
Tennis Grand Slam:cool:
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I always like your posts & stats BUT this one had me confused:confused:
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You wish that Lendl had retired in 1984 & won his 1st 4-Slam finals instead of losing them, thereby never playing the 2nd half of his career where he won the majority of his titles, slams & #1 etc...:confused:
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Is this your way of saying you don`t like Lendl [deprive him of the best part of his career]??:devil:

TennisGrandSlam
02-23-2007, 03:12 AM
:wavey:
Tennis Grand Slam:cool:
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I always like your posts & stats BUT this one had me confused:confused:
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You wish that Lendl had retired in 1984 & won his 1st 4-Slam finals instead of losing them, thereby never playing the 2nd half of his career where he won the majority of his titles, slams & #1 etc...:confused:
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Is this your way of saying you don`t like Lendl [deprive him of the best part of his career]??:devil:


Lendl is very special case, many top players would burn out after 24 (except Sampras, Federer, typical cases were Wilander and JMac :devil: )

He won his first slam after 24. (I think if he failed to fight back against JMac in RG 1984 final, he must retire immediately, maybe after the final :o )

He won all slam after 24.

Also the racquet changed rapidly during mid-1980s. (Wood -> Metal Racquet)

Many classic players using wood racquet may not get adapted to new technology and they might choose to retire. :devil:

Dancing Hero
02-23-2007, 11:32 AM
Never say never, it would be foolish to totally rule out Roddick or Hewitt being able to win another GS title. I would give Roddick a better chance than Hewitt.