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When Ferrero was king

Henry Kaspar
06-10-2009, 07:26 PM
..... the top 10 were actually a pretty decent bunch: ATP ranking as of September 8, 2003

1 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP
2 Roddick, Andy USA
3 Federer, Roger SUI
4 Agassi, Andre USA
5 Coria, Guillermo ARG
6 Moya, Carlos ESP
7 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS
8 Schuettler, Rainer GER
9 Nalbandian, David ARG
10 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA

Har-Tru
06-10-2009, 07:32 PM
Now that we can see their whole careers, yes. Can't compare them to today's top 10 yet.

mitalidas
06-10-2009, 07:33 PM
..... the top 10 were actually a pretty decent bunch: WTA ranking of September 8, 2003



Freudian slip...

Henry Kaspar
06-10-2009, 07:49 PM
Freudian slip...;)

mitalidas
06-10-2009, 08:23 PM
;)

Ah, I thought your edit would thus be to change it to When Ferrero was queen

EnriqueIG8
06-10-2009, 08:54 PM
Rainer Schuttler @ 8 :haha:

Jimnik
06-10-2009, 08:57 PM
..... the top 10 were actually a pretty decent bunch: ATP ranking as of September 8, 2003

1 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP
2 Roddick, Andy USA
3
Those were the days... :awww:

out_here_grindin
06-10-2009, 08:58 PM
Now that we can see their whole careers, yes. Can't compare them to today's top 10 yet.

Good point. 6 years from now we might look back and say that this top 10 was stellar. We may look back and say "wow, del potro, tsonga, Murray, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Now that was a top 10". and we may even say that the 2015 top 10 is muggy compared to 2009.

You never know

marcRD
06-10-2009, 09:00 PM
8 Schuettler, Rainer GER

:worship:

Certinfy
06-10-2009, 09:05 PM
Shittler ruined the top 10.

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2009, 09:11 PM
What a freaking weak era eh?

Shittler #8, Coria #5, Ferrero the mug #1...

MacTheKnife
06-10-2009, 09:14 PM
That line up didn't last long enough to even be considered an era.

mitalidas
06-10-2009, 09:16 PM
What a freaking weak era eh?

Shittler #8, Coria #5, Ferrero the mug #1...

It lasted a very short while.
Ferrero held out for 7 more weeks from this week on, before it went downhill.

Arkulari
06-10-2009, 09:17 PM
then Roddick became #1 until Roger threw him out in february 2004 :o

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2009, 09:20 PM
It lasted a very short while.
Ferrero held out for 7 more weeks from this week on, before it went downhill.

I'm talking about the mug era extending until today...

BackhandMissile
06-10-2009, 09:20 PM
A 33 year old man at number 4.

God help us all.

BackhandMissile
06-10-2009, 09:22 PM
I'm talking about the mug era extending until today...

Gilles Simon at number 7 truly takes the cake.

mitalidas
06-10-2009, 09:23 PM
then Roddick became #1 until Roger threw him out in february 2004 :o

Roddick about the Number 1 ranking, January 2004 :
"I've got a feeling it's going to be jumping around a bit this year, but that's what makes it exciting."

Next 236 weeks it sits with one person.

Arkulari
06-10-2009, 09:24 PM
he already knew Roger was gonna screw him :rolls:

rocketassist
06-10-2009, 09:26 PM
Schuettler made a slam final, that puts him ahead of the likes of Simon career wise.

Arkulari
06-10-2009, 09:27 PM
Baghdatis is ahead of Simon, Gonzo is ahead of Simon, Tsonga is ahead of Simon, Soderling is ahead of Simon... :p

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2009, 09:34 PM
Gilles Simon at number 7 truly takes the cake.

Read below.

Schuettler made a slam final, that puts him ahead of the likes of Simon career wise.

Exactly, but both are tremendous clowns.

Matt01
06-10-2009, 09:36 PM
What a freaking weak era eh?

Shittler #8, Coria #5, Ferrero the mug #1...


"Ferrero the mug" Haha, you're so original :yeah:

mitalidas
06-10-2009, 09:36 PM
Schuettler made a slam final, that puts him ahead of the likes of Simon career wise.

I thought that was Robin's US phone number in your sig!

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2009, 09:39 PM
"Ferrero the mug" Haha, you're so original :yeah:

Mr. WTA apologist/top player fanboy calling me unoriginal...

Henry Kaspar
06-10-2009, 09:40 PM
Mr. WTA apologist/top player fanboy calling me unoriginal...

Well, he was polite.

delpiero7
06-10-2009, 09:43 PM
You don't seem to have much time for people that support top players, Gu.

I guess you stopped supporting Ljubicic when he was no.3 and Stepanek when he broke the top 10?

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2009, 09:43 PM
Well, he was polite.

That was hugely unexpected from mr. bad-rep.

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2009, 09:44 PM
You don't seem to have much time for people that support top players, Gu.

I guess you stopped supporting Ljubicic when he was no.3 and Stepanek when he broke the top 10?

No, because they never became your usual top-player press-pampered guy.

delpiero7
06-10-2009, 09:49 PM
No, because they never became your usual top-player press-pampered guy.

I think we all know that Stepanek gets treated like a god wherever he goes, so your argument falls down there. :devil: :D

GlennMirnyi
06-10-2009, 09:51 PM
I think we all know that Stepanek gets treated like a god wherever he goes, so your argument falls down there. :devil: :D

That's because he emanates sexiness, he can't help it. :p

FerrersLinda
06-10-2009, 10:02 PM
"Ferrero the mug" Haha, you're so original :yeah:

Mug is actually the Dutch word for mosquito, so really not that crazy.:p

Vida
06-10-2009, 10:06 PM
..... the top 10 were actually a pretty decent bunch: ATP ranking as of September 8, 2003

1 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP
2 Roddick, Andy USA
3 Federer, Roger SUI
4 Agassi, Andre USA
5 Coria, Guillermo ARG
6 Moya, Carlos ESP
7 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS
8 Schuettler, Rainer GER
9 Nalbandian, David ARG
10 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA

better not let andylovesaustin see this. she'll flip out thinking of 'what might have been'.

Har-Tru
06-10-2009, 10:21 PM
Roddick about the Number 1 ranking, January 2004 :
"I've got a feeling it's going to be jumping around a bit this year, but that's what makes it exciting."

Next 236 weeks it sits with one person.

:haha:

That might make it into my sig sometime.

mitalidas
06-10-2009, 10:35 PM
:haha:

That might make it into my sig sometime.

Here are the remainder of the gems if you want. Example: "One's a nice number to have but I have time to get it back," said Roddick. 5 years later..... ah well.

Source
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/australian_open_2004/3434267.stm

tangerine_dream
06-10-2009, 10:58 PM
Andy and Roger the top ten mainstays, joined at the hip, whether they like it or not (Rafa's on the other side of Roger's hip) ;)

*bunny*
06-11-2009, 04:43 AM
Awww those were the days. I loved 2003. Competition at the top was very intense, there were many contenders who had won slams or won their first slam that year and believed they could win more. :worship:
The only missing contender was Safin who was injured.

1 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP: Reigning RG champion, USO finalist
2 Roddick, Andy USA: Reignig USO champion, soon to be No.1
3 Federer, Roger SUI: Reigning Wimbledon champion, soon to be No.1
4 Agassi, Andre USA: Reigning AO champion, No. 1 until USO
5 Coria, Guillermo ARG: The following year's RG finalist
6 Moya, Carlos ESP: Ex-RG champion, ex No.1
7 Hewitt, Lleyton AUS: Ex-USO and Wimbledon champion, No. 1 until May
8 Schuettler, Rainer GER: AO finalist that year
9 Nalbandian, David ARG: Ex-Wimbledon finalist
10 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA: Multiple Wimbledon semifinalist

TMJordan
06-11-2009, 04:44 AM
Shittler top 10 :haha:

leng jai
06-11-2009, 06:00 AM
This a joke thread?

Lalalovesong
06-11-2009, 06:29 AM
I will never forget his roland Garros win in 2003!

Mimi
06-11-2009, 06:42 AM
:awww: good old days, before King Roger started to win all titles coz others still have some chances to win :awww:

Forehander
06-11-2009, 06:47 AM
This is a joke right?