Who is the toughest ATP Player: Who'd win a no-holds-barred fight - Discuss!

07-06-2004, 09:58 AM
I'll try to insert a poll here. I am not the most knowledgeable but hopefully i wont forget any fighters here. On the womens side Serena won, but Lindsay was second. IMO opinion Lindsay would Kick some ass.
On the mens side I am not so sure. I suppose Id give the edge to Mark Philippoussis mostly based on his size and strength. I bet that Roddick can defend himself pretty good too. And I like Paradorn...he's got a strong build and certainly has the mental toughness. also I like Younes El Aynaoui. He played like a 40 game 5th set against Roddick one time so this guy is a fighter. What do you think?

07-06-2004, 10:03 AM
Wow Younes is winning already!

07-06-2004, 10:04 AM
I wouldn't want to get into a fight with Roddick- if the way he plays on the court is any indication, backed with his size and build I think he'd be like a raging bull seeing red.

Also Lleyton I feel is someone who has to get the last word in. Unless he is crippled in a fight no matter how big or strong you were he'd probably try biting your ear off or something of the sort- real terrier.

07-06-2004, 10:06 AM
Also Rainer Schuttler trains with a martial-arts expert so I wouldn't want to get on his bad side either.

07-06-2004, 10:08 AM
true that - betcha Rainer is a fighter. IMO, the temperment makes a difference. unfortunately i dont have cable, so my experience is just based on a bit of tv, and going to RG - Younes looks very tough!

07-06-2004, 10:27 AM
Marat Safin too- he's big and strong and crazy enough to do just about anything.

Satanic Pasteur
07-06-2004, 11:03 AM
I think it would be Para because of his thai boxing abilities.
I don't know if the others from the list master a martial art.

07-06-2004, 11:33 AM
Younes El Aynaoui, his a tough player and a good one at that!

Ferrero Forever
07-06-2004, 11:41 AM
i think Juan Carlos Ferrero would be the worst person to get into a fist fight with, lolz. Because i would be too busy staring at him to fight back.

07-06-2004, 11:41 AM
I wouldn't wanna face A.Rod knowing how much power he has and his size!

07-06-2004, 11:43 AM
Andy and Mark would cry, Younes would walk away from a confrontation, Marat would spend a lot of time trying to decide whether to fight or not and then would decide to watch TV instead. I would go with Ljubicic & Goran. The've lived in a war-torn country and they would be able to fight.

07-06-2004, 12:09 PM
I agree on some parts. I think Andy will definitely be the crybaby ;)

Younes might just fight you know. I know the temper that Moroccans can have.

07-06-2004, 01:47 PM
Mark Poo Poo Dud Scud~... if you dare insult his precious girlfriend Delta Goodrem then you're a "dead man"! Atleast that's what he told Pat Cash back in January>_<.

Marat Safin~... the frustration of wasted talent may make him a Time^Bomb ticking!

Marcelo Rios~... same reasons above but obviously he doesn't have the physicality; he would be more likely to knife you when you're not looking!

Younes~... he's so smart, before you know it he would have crushed you where it hurts>_<.

Rocky Hewitt~... if you say a bad word about AUS then his patriotism comes to the fore & he'll fight like there's no tomorrow{remember Rocky III & Gladiator are his favourite movies}!

Hicham Arazi~... another Moroccan who'll give more than he gets!

Greg Rusedski~... Madman Walking!

07-06-2004, 01:50 PM
Marcelo Rios~... same reasons above but obviously he doesn't have the physicality; he would be more likely to knife you when you're not looking!

Yeah, I completely forgot about Rios- I think he would probably make an excellent mafia hitman lol

Action Jackson
07-06-2004, 01:53 PM
I could imagine Hewitt before a fight, he would be like big yells of "Come on".

I know a former player who would do well in the fight stakes the name of Thomas Muster.

07-06-2004, 01:54 PM
I don't think I would mess with any of them :scared:

07-06-2004, 01:55 PM
Vinciguerra with his Italian blood is scary too ;)

Action Jackson
07-06-2004, 01:59 PM
Fernando Gonzalez and Marc Rosset.

maratski, you remember that incident with Vinci then? Though there is another one I won't share here, lol.

07-06-2004, 02:00 PM
I usually remember the "bad" things of players ;)

07-06-2004, 02:06 PM
This topic has been covered in a lockerroom brawl discussion that took place in the last few days of ATPWorld over a year ago. I suggested that Hewitt would be the quick, defiant streetfighter standing up to suave evil crime lord Safin, whose henchmen are silent hulking heavy Novak and short, weaselly conman/safecracker Grosjean. Koubek would be the little guy who punches above his weight, hard as nails and intimidating opposition with the scruffiness of his beard and the garishness of his shorts. The secret weapon is of course Gonzalez, the exuberant big hitter who is brought on whenever a knockout blow is needed. Malisse is another calm one, like Rios, who would stab you in the back when you weren't looking.

07-06-2004, 02:06 PM
What about Jeff Tarango's wife? Just ask Bruno Rebeuh.......

07-06-2004, 02:17 PM
DiPascuale -- The guy who invited that Australian player.... Illie. whoever to go out under the bleachers and duke it out when they were having a dispute during a match.

07-06-2004, 02:56 PM
Younes - he's a vicious little turd.

07-06-2004, 04:32 PM
Ivo Karlovic?

07-06-2004, 04:51 PM
Out of this list, definitely Rainer.

Marc Rosset is Tall
07-06-2004, 05:22 PM
Marc Rosset and Joan Balcells who looks likes Monkey, maybe he could use some Monkey Magic in a fight.

07-06-2004, 06:56 PM
Arnaud is an angel and a gentleman, couldn't possibly be him!

I think Agustin Calleri is the scariest when angry. Wouldn't want to piss him off at all.

Marc Rosset is Tall
07-06-2004, 06:58 PM
Yes, I forgot Agustin Calleri, I could imagine him and Gonzo as the enforcers.

07-06-2004, 07:03 PM
Marat Safin gets my vote :p

07-06-2004, 09:18 PM
I don't know about these players, but I remember that Yevgeny Kafelnikov got into a fight in a club or a bar the night before he was supposed to play the final of the Kremlin Cup. He ended up winning the tournament.

07-07-2004, 06:50 AM
Also Rainer Schuttler trains with a martial-arts expert so I wouldn't want to get on his bad side either.

Rainer is into TaeKwonDo but I don't know which level/belt he's on. He can definitely kick ***. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
07-07-2004, 08:20 AM
I'm surprised at the comments on Younes. I've always pictured him as a hugger, not a puncher :p I don't find anything about him intimidating whatsoever :confused: Andy too, for that matter.

07-07-2004, 08:44 AM
dont they call Younes the Rocking Moroccan. Ive seen him show his muscle before and this guy is wiry but strong. never know, I think hes got a lota fight in him.