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2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Retired Players - Safin's poll winning streak continues

Eden
04-12-2010, 03:52 PM
GWH/PMK is Innocent/Action Jackson has run in the past years a thread where MTF users could name their Top 10 Favourite Players. At the end of the season George counted all the votes. The results can be found in the following threads:


2006 MTF Top 10 Favourite Players Of All Time

1 Federer
2 Safin
3 Rafter
4 Agassi
5 Kuerten
6 Sampras
7 Nadal
8 Ivanisevic
9 Edberg
10 Roddick

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=67982



2007 MTF Top 10 Most Favourite Players Of All Time

1 Federer
2 Safin
3 Agassi
4 Nadal
5 Kuerten
6 Sampras
7 Nalbandian
8 Edberg
9 Rafter
10 Djokovic

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=96187



In 2008 MTF users could vote for the first time for their Top 10 Favourite Retired Players:



1 Rafter
2 Edberg
3 Agassi
4 Ivanisevic
5 Sampras
6 Henman
7 Corretja
8 Borg
9 Becker
10 J. McEnroe

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=117124


It would be great to have a similiar thread for this year and as George doesn’t seem to be that interested in running the poll – he probably is a bit afraid of the possibility to see Marat winning this for the first time :p - I thought to start this thread and count the votes.

It would be much appreciated if you would include reasons for your decisions, but it’s not a requirement. You have to name at least 5 players or votes won’t count. Of course you can only vote once for the same player.

Here is how the points will be distributed:

#1 = 10
#2 = 9
#3 = 8
#4 = 7
#5 = 6
#6 = 5
#7= 4
#8= 3
#9 = 2
#10= 1

Hopefully many people will participate :)


Final result:

1 Safin, Marat 464

2 Edberg, Stefan 366
3 Rafter, Patrick 345

4 Sampras, Pete 326
5 Kuerten, Gustavo 322
6 Agassi, Andre 314
7 Ivanisevic, Goran 255
8 McEnroe, John 253
9 Santoro, Fabrice 165

10 Becker, Boris 158
11 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny 146
12 Henman, Tim 144
13 Lendl, Ivan 107
14 Corretja, Alex 103
15 Courier, Jim 101
16 Moya, Carlos 96
17 Coria, Guillermo 95
17 Muster, Thomas 95
19 Borg, Björn 89

20 Phillippoussis, Mark 85
20 Rios, Marcelo 85
22 Krajicek, Richard 78
23 Chang, Michael 76
24 Connors, Jimmy 72
25 Mecir, Miloslav 66
26 El Aynaoui, Younes 65
27 Stich, Michael 55
27 Wilander, Mats 55
29 Noah, Yannick 53

30 Norman, Magnus 48
31 Laver, Rod 47
32 Pavel, Andrei 44
33 Enqvist, Thomas 43
34 Bruguera, Sergi 41
35 Björkman, Jonas 40
36 Leconte, Henri 37
37 Arazi, Hicham 36
38 Rusedski, Greg 34
39 Ferreira, Wayne 32
39 Mantilla, Felix 32

41 Escudé, Nicolas 31
41 Järryd, Anders 31
41 Johansson, Thomas 31
44 Grosjean, Sebastian 29
45 Pioline, Cedric 28
46 Rosewall, Ken 27
47 Martin, Todd 24
48 Medvedev, Andrej 24
49 Rosset, Marc 21
49 Washington, MaliVai 21

51 Arthurs, Wayne 20
51 Nastase, Ilie 20
51 Sargisan, Sargis 20
51 Vilas, Guillermo 20
55 Carlsson, Kent 19
56 Cash, Pat 17
56 Zivojinovic, Slobodan 17
58 Novak, Jiri 16
59 Ashe, Arthur 15

60 Gustafsson, Magnus 14
60 Srichaphan, Paradorn 14
62 Costa, Carlos 13
62 Korda, Petr 13
62 Newcombe, John 13
62 Woodbridge, Todd 13
66 Svensson, Jonas 11
66 Zabaleta, Mariano 11
68 Chesnokov, Andrej 10
68 Gonzalez, Pancho 10
68 Karbacher, Bernd 10

71 Bahrami, Mansour 9
71 Braasch, Karsten 9
71 Meligeni, Fernando 9
71 Schalken, Sjeng 9
75 Gambill, Jan-Michael 8
75 Horna, Luis 8
75 Kucera, Karol 8
78 Alami, Karim 7
78 Carretero, Roberto 7
78 Clerc, José Luis 7

81 Boetsch, Arnaud 6
81 Forget, Guy 6
81 Golmard, Jerome 6
81 Kodes, Jan 6
81 Pernfors, Mikael 6
81 Popp, Alexander 6
81 Siemerink, Jan 6
88 Angus, Niall 5
88 Berasategui, Alberto 5
88 Clavet, Franciso 5
88 Costa, Albert 5
88 Pozzi, Gianluca 5
88 Sanchez, Emilio 5

94 Carlsen, Kenneth 4
94 Göllner, Marc-Kevin 4
94 Sluiter, Raemon 4
97 Calleri, Agustin 3
97 Furlan, Renzo 3
97 Ilie, Andrew 3
97 Koevermans, Mark 3
97 Nyström, Joakim 3
97 Radulescu, Alex 3
97 Roche, Tony 3
97 Solomon, Harold 3

105 Gaudenzi, Andrea 2
105 Krickstein, Aaron 2
105 Larsson, Magnus 2
108 Dewulf, Filip 1
108 Eltingh, Jacco 1
108 Marques, Nuno 1
108 Segura, Pancho 1
108 Srejber, Milan 1
108 Westphal, Michael 1
108 Woodforde, Mark 1

Rafter_forever
04-12-2010, 04:52 PM
Rafter
Edberg
Sampras
Kuerten
Henman
Kafelnikov
Borg
Becker
Lendl
Rosewall

Eden
04-12-2010, 04:59 PM
1 Gustavo Kuerten - What more has to be said as "Tennis in the shape of a heart"?

http://www.soundoffcolumn.com/images/_Sports_GK_1.jpg

Loved to see him play so much and really regret it that I didn't went to tournaments earlier to see him play live. I also always felt personally connected to him a bit as I know how it is to have a handicapped brother.
It's such a shame that Guga's career was overshadowed by his hip problems.

2 Michael Stich - I like players who show emotions :angel:

http://pix.sueddeutsche.de/sport/83/418847/image_kopf-1190215306.jpg


Pete once said about Michael that he would be the player with the best game of all the players on a good day. Unfortunately Michael never got the respect here in Germany he deserved for his achievements. What an irony that even on the day of his biggest triumph it was all about Becker even on the court when the umpire said "Game, Set and Match Becker"...


3 Patrick Rafter - The best player who never got to win Wimbledon

I would have so loved to see him winning in Wimbledon one day, but who will ever forget his match against Goran? What an atmosphere there was on that day :worship:

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45941000/jpg/_45941081_rafter3_getty_282.jpg


4 Stefan Edberg

Legendary rivalry with Boris and always a true pleasure to watch :)

5 Boris Becker

Where would have tennis in Germany been without him? I remember his first triumph in Wimbledon, the yellow Boris T-Shirt I had... I don't really like him now, but will never forget how he has really been responsible for awaking my interest in tennis.


6 Mats Wilander

I mostly remember him as a part of the famous German-Swedish tennisrivalry in the 80ies.


7 Pete Sampras

I didn't really liked him for beating my favourite players all the time :p, but I always had huge respect for his achievements, even more now when I witnessed Roger trying to equal and surpass Pete's records.

8 Magnus Norman

Unfortunately he had to retire quite early. I remember his final against Guga in Paris so well, where I nearly got a heart-attack at this match :lol: It's great to see that he is successful as a coach nowadays. The improvement of Robin is really a sign of Magnus' great work.

9 Andre Agassi

I was never a fan of him during his "rebel" years, but I really respected him for his comeback after his fall in the rankings. He dropped a bit in my favourite ranking after having read his autobiography and witnessing his behaviour in the Haiti charity event.


10 Michael Westphal - :sad:

Unforgettable for his DC match against Tomas Smid. It's a tragedy that he died so young. I will never forget how sad I was when I heard the news on TV.


Honorable mention to Magnus Gustafsson, David Wheaton, Cedric Pioline and Alex Corretja :)

willoughby
04-12-2010, 05:15 PM
1) Andre Agassi
2) Alex Corretja
3) Patrick Rafter
4) Felix Mantilla
5) Hicham Arazi
6) Michael Chang
7) Fabrice Santoro
8) Younes El Aynaoui
9) Jonas Bjorkman
10) Todd Woodbridge

Ivanatis
04-12-2010, 05:21 PM
1. Stefan Edberg
2. Cedric Pioline
3. Pete Sampras
4. Younes El Aynaoui
5. Fabrice Santoro
6. Francisco Clavet
7. Gustavo Kuerten
8. Andre Agassi
9. Michael Stich
10. Mark Woodforde

MacTheKnife
04-12-2010, 05:24 PM
1) McEnroe
2) Laver
3) Nastase
4) Ashe
5) Sampras
6) Safin
7) Agassi
8) Connors
9) Rosewall
10) Courier

Viky-cro
04-12-2010, 05:36 PM
1)Ivanisevic
2)Safin
3)Rafter
4)Henman
5)Agassi
6)El Aynaoui
7)Schalken
8)Kuerten
9)Sampras
10)Becker

*Ljubica*
04-12-2010, 05:37 PM
1. Yevgeny Kafelnikov
2. Goran Ivanisevic
3. Thomas Muster
4. Tim Henman
5. Mats Wilander
6. Stefan Edberg
7. Guillermo Vilas
8. Slobodan Zivojinovic
9. Pat Rafter
10. Yannick Noah

rocketassist
04-12-2010, 05:42 PM
1 Edberg
2 Agassi
3 Rafter
4 Kuerten
5 Ivanisevic
6 Sampras
7 Corretja
8 Schalken
9 Pavel
10 J McEnroe

Adri89
04-12-2010, 06:40 PM
1- Kafelnikov
2- Safin
3- Kuerten
4- Corretja
5- El Aynaoui
6- Arthurs
7- Sargisan
8- Rafter
9- Arazi
10- Henman

andy neyer
04-12-2010, 06:47 PM
1- Agassi
2- Rios
3- McEnroe
4- Kafelnikov
5- Courier
6- Kuerten
7- Santoro
8- Chang
9- Ashe
10- Borg

Voo de Mar
04-12-2010, 07:08 PM
1) Krajicek, Richard - because he was a serve & volley player, and a Dutchman, my favorite player since Australian Open 1992 until the end of his career (2003) :yeah:

2) Edberg, Stefan - when I was a kid dreaming about being pro, I wanted to play like Edberg, unfortunately I was too weak to play one-handed backhand and maybe it was the reason of my quick dejection :tape:

3) Kuerten, Gustavo - I used to love his one-handed backhand and on-court attitude

4) Rafter, Patrick - loved his serve and volley game

5) Boetsch, Arnaud - beautiful backhand, always a pleasure watching him in France where he was inspired by the crowd

6) McEnroe, John - unfortunately I saw only last two years of his career but watching his matches from the 80's recently, I'd say he was a genius playing in the other dimension than anyone else ;)

7) Svensson, Jonas - my first favorite player, it had lasted a few months before he was replaced by Edberg

8) Siemerink, Jan - a volley-junkie ;) the most offensive player I've ever seen

9) Arazi, Hicham - golden left-hand, IMO a player with a potential to be as successful as Rios was

10) Rosset, Marc - I used to like his on-court attitude and his inside-out forehand

Jozie
04-12-2010, 07:46 PM
1. Edberg
2. Kuerten
3. Wilander
4. Lendl
5. Safin
6. Henman
7. Agassi
8. Santoro
9. Coria
10. Ivanisevic

samanosuke
04-12-2010, 07:54 PM
1- Ivanisevic
2- Agassi
3- McEnroe
4- Becker
5- Safin
6- Kuerten
7- Rafter
8- Leconte
9- Santoro
10- Philippoussis

ChinoRios4Ever
04-12-2010, 10:41 PM
1. MARCELO R1OS :worship:




2. Pete Sampras
3. Jim Courier
4. Goran Ivanisevic
5. Thomas Muster
6. Boris Becker
7. Alex Corretja
8. Gustavo Kuerten
9. Marat Safin
10. Younes El Aynaoui

Dupuis2006
04-12-2010, 10:49 PM
1. Ferreria
2. Carlos Costa
3. Agassi
4. Edberg
5. Muster
6. Rios
7. Krajicek
8. Wilander
9. Arazi
10. Escude

Daniel
04-13-2010, 08:45 AM
1. Rafter
2. Safin
3. Agassi
4. Sampras
5. ivanisevic
6. Henman
7. Coria
8. Santoro
9. Costa
10. Kuerten

coonster14
04-13-2010, 09:21 AM
I am only 22, so I missed watching a lot of the "older" legends playing :lol:

1. Agassi (was so sad the day he retired :sad:)
2. Rafter (loved the S&V, hate how he never won Wimbledon :sad:)
3. Safin (so much charisma and so funny :D)
4. Sampras
5. Kuerten
6. Coria (will not forget the stuff he did against Hewitt in the 2005 DC match :lol:)
7. Ivanisevic
8. Santoro
9. Courier
10. Henman

duong
04-14-2010, 02:48 PM
1. Noah (as much the man as the game, but some who only remember his final years don't remember how good he was in his early years, esp on clay)
2. Leconte (after McEnroe, I wish everyone had seen him play, esp on clay ... in his good days :lol: )
3. Becker (I've always loved him on court, don't know why, he gave me a lot of hope on clay in his early years, didn't confirm)
4. McEnroe (like many, didn't like him much in his early years, but realized later what a phenomenon of tennis this man has been, probably THE phenomenon of tennis, together with Federer)
5. Medvedev (funny, nice and romantic guy, his interviews are to be read for those who didn't)
6. Lendl (was moved by his early years, he looked so skinny against Borg in RG 1981, then I always considered him quite as a "victim" and a great fighter)
7. Rafter (didn't watch as much tennis during these years but I saw him practicing, he had a lovely game)
8. Edberg (sometimes boring but sometimes beautiful points)
9. Pioline (French of course and I saw him often but also had a very varied game)
10. Agassi (I also liked Sampras but I always supported Agassi against Sampras, I appreciated him mostly from his victory in Wimbledon 1992, lovely tennis to win this tournament with his style, in that time it was a huge performance with the styles at play)

bokehlicious
04-14-2010, 03:02 PM
1. Edberg
2. Mecir
3. McEnroe
4. Rosset
5. Escude
6. E. Sanchez
7. Sampras
8. Kafelnikov
9. Rafter
10. Forget

Dmitry Verdasco
04-14-2010, 03:59 PM
1. Patrick Rafter
2. Yevgeny Kafelnikov
3. Marat Safin
4. Magnus Norman
5. Mark Philippoussis
6. Fabrice Santoro
7. Gustavo Kuerten
8. Andrew Ilie
9. Wayne Arthurs
10. Nicole Vaidisova

NicoMedellin
04-14-2010, 11:50 PM
1. Safin
2. Sampras
3. Ivanisevic
4. Rafter
5. Philippoussis
6. Corretja
7. Kuerten
8. Henman
9. Kafelnikov
10.Norman

Certinfy
04-14-2010, 11:51 PM
10. Nicole VaidisovaToo good! :haha: :bowdown:

Spirit_fire
04-15-2010, 08:32 AM
1. Edberg by a mile
2. Rafter
3. Guga
4. Safin
5. Henman
6. Corretja
7. El Aynaoui
8. Courier
9. Medvedev
10. Lendl

Stephan
04-15-2010, 08:42 AM
1. Andre Agassi Best of the Best:worship:
2. Pete Sampras
3. Sarge Sargsian
4. Guliermo Coria
5. Ivan Lendl
6. Michael Chang
7. Mark Philippoussis
8. Gustavo Kuerten
9. Jim Courier
10. John McEnroe

Eden
04-17-2010, 10:28 AM
9. Costa


Which Costa do you mean? Albert? Carlos?

If I don't have the first name I won't be able to count this vote.

Action Jackson
04-17-2010, 10:46 AM
Just give this to Safin now.

gmak
04-17-2010, 10:56 AM
1.Pete Sampras :worship: :worship:
2.Stefan Edberg
3.Todd Martin
4.Marat Safin
5.Andrei Medvedev
6.Mark Philippoussis
7.Malivai Washington
8.Gustavo Kuerten
9.Younes El Aynaoui
10.Felix Mantilla

gorgo1986
04-17-2010, 02:06 PM
1. Jim Courier
2. Thomas Enqvist
3. Wayne Ferreira
4. Mark Philippoussis
5. Gustavo Kuerten
6. Marat Safin
7. Patrick Rafter
8. Goran Ivanisevic
9. Greg Rusedski
10. Andre Agassi

Eden
05-05-2010, 11:19 PM
Just give this to Safin now.

Safin is currently ranked #5 in the first update ;)

oranges
05-05-2010, 11:22 PM
Safin is currently ranked #5 in the first update ;)

Us Safinettes just need to find some time to vote, is all ;)

oranges
05-05-2010, 11:26 PM
1. Safin
2. Ivanisevic
3. Edberg
4. Rafter
5. Kuerten
6. Leconte
7. Enqvist
8. Noah

Corey Feldman
05-05-2010, 11:32 PM
1. Escude
2. Henman
3. Sampras
4. Becker
5. Kafelnikov
6. T.Johansson
7. Mantilla
8. W.Ferreira
9. Edberg
10. Lendl

Billups85
05-05-2010, 11:45 PM
1. Corretja
2. Kuerten
3. Safin
4. Rafter
5. Agassi
6. Bruguera
7. Albert Costa
8. Rios
9. Philippoussis
10. Sampras

Frooty_Bazooty
05-09-2010, 12:36 AM
6. coria
7. santoro
5. safin
1. henman
2. rafter
4. kuerten
3. johansson, thomas

as soon as these guys retire, theyll be in my top 10 too :)
grosjean
gaudio
johansson

Björki
05-12-2010, 06:11 PM
1. Björkman :sobbing:
2. Arthurs :p
3. Edberg
4. Rafter
5. T. Johansson
6. M. Gustafsson
7. Norman
8. Woodbridge
9. Ivanisevic
10. Corretja

jdenelle
05-12-2010, 06:26 PM
1. Marat Safin
2. Ivan Lendl
3. Stefan Edberg
4. Boris Becker
5. Henri Leconte
6. Goran Ivanisevic
7. Mats Wilander
8. Slododan Zivojinovic
9. Michael Stich
10.Patrick Rafter

ad-out
05-12-2010, 07:02 PM
1. Safin
2. Guga
3. Agassi
4. Mac
5. Philippoussis

Eden
05-22-2010, 11:22 PM
Us Safinettes just need to find some time to vote, is all ;)

The Safinettes did a successful job so far and helped Marat to improve in the ranking ;)

oranges
05-22-2010, 11:34 PM
The Safinettes did a successful job so far and helped Marat to improve in the ranking ;)

:rocker2: Have to say I love the top 4 so far

ShotmaKer
05-22-2010, 11:40 PM
1. Corretja
2. Kuerten
3. Safin
4. Rafter
5. Agassi
6. Bruguera
7. Rafter
8. Rios
9. Philippoussis
10. Sampras

why is rafter mentioned twice ?

1. Edberg
2. Rafter
3. Henman
4. Ivanisevic
5. Muster
6. Sampras
7. Stich
8. Safin
9. Becker
10. Korda

Eden
05-22-2010, 11:42 PM
why is rafter mentioned twice ?


Thanks Djou for pointing this out :) I'm going to check whether I have indeed counted Rafter twice here and will ask the poster to name another player.

Angle Queen
05-23-2010, 01:50 AM
In order:

McEnroe, John
Henman, Tim
Borg, Bjorn
Safin, Marat
Ashe, Arthur
Edberg, Stephan
Santoro, Fabrice (if he's actually retired this time :p )

That's my list (it meets the 5+ criteria).

ShotmaKer
05-25-2010, 11:13 AM
Thanks Djou for pointing this out :) I'm going to check whether I have indeed counted Rafter twice here and will ask the poster to name another player.

You're welcome :D

Echoes
05-30-2010, 05:17 PM
Richard Krajicek
Rod Laver
Ken Rosewall
John McEnroe
John Newcombe
Stefan Edberg
Pete Sampras
Tony Roche
Michael Stich
Jimmy Connors

Haelfix
05-30-2010, 06:00 PM
1) Rafter
2) Sampras
3) Kuerten
4) Edberg
5) McEnroe
6) Guy Forget
7) Marat Safin
8) Wilander
9) Agassi
10) Borg

Honorable mention: Leconte, Santoro

balzac1970
05-30-2010, 06:35 PM
1-John McEnroe (the best, he played other sport, in another galaxy)
2-Jimmy Connors (more than 100 titles, lot of GS, top 100 at age 40!)
3-Guillermo Vilas (my country hero)
4-José Luis Clerc (my personal hero when I was a child)
5-Cedric Pioline (beautiful game, despite his mental weakness)
6-Gianluca Pozzi (not many players achieve his best at 35)
7-Mats Wilander (not spectacular, but solid as few others)
8-Andre Agassi (admired him in his later years)
9-Rod Laver (hard to compare so different eras, but great achievements)
10-Miloslav Mecir (immense talent)

Hurley
05-30-2010, 08:34 PM
1. Rafter
2. Muster
3. Enqvist
4. Bruguera
5. Courier
6. Philippoussis
7. Ferreira
8. Pioline
9. Becker
10. Edberg

KingFED
05-30-2010, 08:34 PM
Safin
Santoro
Agassi
Kuerten
Sampras
Gilbert
Grosjean
McEnroe
Lendl
Stitch

DuMa
06-21-2010, 09:09 AM
Just watched Rafter/Sampras 2000 Wimby Final on Tennis Channel Classic. I've always liked Rafter as a kid and it pleases me to know that MTF liked him as well. Just a great player to watch in his day and very well liked by all.

gin lemon
06-21-2010, 10:24 AM
1. Andre Agassi
2. Richard Krajicek
3. Yannick Noah
4. Gustavo Kuerten
5. Guillermo Coria
6. Fabrice Santoro
7. Sergi Bruguera
8. Marat Safin
9. Patrick Rafter
10.Jan Siemerink

e476
06-21-2010, 11:24 AM
1 Alex Corretja
2 Patrick Rafter
3 Mark Phillippoussis
4 Jonas Bjorkman
5 Magnus Norman
6 Greg Rusedski
7 Tim Henman
8 Jim Courier
9 Pete Sampras
10 Andre Agassi

Eden
07-07-2010, 11:53 PM
Just watched Rafter/Sampras 2000 Wimby Final on Tennis Channel Classic. I've always liked Rafter as a kid and it pleases me to know that MTF liked him as well. Just a great player to watch in his day and very well liked by all.

He was indeed a great player and it was a pleasure to follow his career :)

Too bad that he never won in Wimbledon. With the way he played he really deserved to win there at least once, but it wasn't meant to be :sad:

UsD.AnDreS
07-08-2010, 12:21 AM
1.Safin
2.Bahrami
3.Coria
4.Santoro
5.Kuerten
6.Lendl
7.Mcenroe
8.Rafter
9.Borg
10.Agassi

straitup
07-08-2010, 12:25 AM
1. Sampras
2. Corretja
3. Coria
4. Santoro
5. Kuerten
6. Agassi
7. Rafter
8. Goran
9. Wilander
10. Norman

stzenit
07-08-2010, 07:13 AM
1.Safin
2.Kafelnikov
3.Jiri Novak
4.Santro
5.Chesnokov
6.Ivanesivic
7.Rafter
8.Mcenroe
9.Borg
10.Coria

woops edit. Forgot Novak

maratsmaiden
07-12-2010, 05:54 PM
Safin
Santoro
Ivanisevic
McEnroe
Sampras
Philippoussis
Kuerten
Coria
Connors
Kafelnikov

MurrayFan1
07-12-2010, 07:21 PM
Henman
Ivanisevic
Rafter
Agassi
Sampras
Safin
Philipoussis
Martin
Santoro
McEnroe

As a kid, I only watched grass court tennis and Wimbledon, hence the grass courter heavy list. Plus a few are those I have read most about but am too young to have seen a lot i.e. McEnroe.

marvin0211
07-12-2010, 08:11 PM
edberg
sampras
safin
courier
lendl
rafter
ferreira
mcenroe
kafelnikov
chang

shawshank
07-12-2010, 10:21 PM
1. Sampras
2. Santoro
3. Washington
4. Stich
5. El Ayanoui
6. Chang
7. Corretja
8. Arazi
9. Korda
10. Becker

Sophocles
07-14-2010, 05:11 PM
1. John McEnroe.
2. Jimmy Connors.
3. Rod Laver.
4. Bjorn Borg.
5. Ken Rosewall.
6. Andre Agassi.
7. Ilie Nastase.
8. Marat Safin.
9. Marcelo Rios.
10. Henri Leconte.

KingFED
07-31-2010, 01:56 PM
Safin
Agassi
Santoro
Ivanesivic
Sampras
John McEnroe

Eden
08-01-2010, 08:39 PM
I updated the results. We have some changes in the top rankings, for example a new #1 :)

Don't forget that it would be great if you could write something about your reasons to vote for the players :)

Eden
08-02-2010, 06:55 PM
Safin
Santoro
Agassi
Kuerten
Sampras
Gilbert
Grosjean
McEnroe
Lendl
Stitch

Safin
Agassi
Santoro
Ivanesivic
Sampras
John McEnroe

I just see that you also made a doubles post in this thread with a totally different ranking. I have to delete your rankings as it is not allowed to vote twice.

Eden
08-08-2010, 05:07 PM
Due to the double votings of one poster (which all got deleted, see the post above) we still have the old #1.

Please make sure that you have a look before you post in this thread whether you have already named your favourite players :) Thanks in advance.

acionescu
08-08-2010, 05:28 PM
1. Ivanisevic
2. Safin
2. Corretja
4. Muster
5. Agassi
6. Borg
7. Rafter
8. Kuerten
9. El Aynaoui
10.Rios

Elena.
08-08-2010, 05:38 PM
1 sampras
2 mcenroe
3 edberg
4 becker
5 leconte
6 cash

Puschkin
08-12-2010, 10:13 PM
1. Safin (Do you really need an explanation?)
2. Kafelnikov (playing well on all surfaces, and not very popular at that tim outside of Russia, so I felt he needed fans)
3. Mecir (what ability to do the unpredictable)
4. Edberg (his BH volley still has to be rivalled)
5. Santoro (Fabrice was just so entertaining)
6. Järryd ( don't remember why, it is so long ago)
7. Medwedew (At the time he was like fresh air from the east)
8. Korda (poor man's Kafelnikov)

Nalrodd
08-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Santoro
Agassi
Kucera
Srichaphan
Ivanisević
Grosjean
Safin

fasnik
08-12-2010, 10:52 PM
1. Ivanišević
2. Kuerten
3. Rafter
4. Rios
5. Agassi
6. Lendl
7. Muster
8. Kafelnikov
9. Edberg
10. Courier

AndiMD
08-12-2010, 11:05 PM
Bernd Karbacher - famous face
Karsten Braasch - famous serve
Boris Becker - famous Hecht
Michael Stich - famous girlfriend
Alexander Popp - famous grass
Yannick Noah - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTtTFV0jXuk
Marc-Kevin Göllner - hey, he won nice
Alex Radulescu - let Washington win
Rainer Schüttler - Or does he still play?
Michael Chang - famous serve

HKz
08-12-2010, 11:08 PM
1. John McEnroe
2. Gustavo Kuerten
3. Jim Courier
4. Ivan Lendl
5. Stefan Edberg
6. Miloslav Mecir
7. Boris Becker
8. Thomas Muster
9. Marat Safin
10. Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Sonja1989
08-13-2010, 01:04 AM
1) Safin
2) McEnroe
3) Agassi
4) Sampras
5) Connors

KeiNishikoriCro
08-13-2010, 01:40 PM
1.Safin
2.Agassi
3.Sampras
4.Santoro
5.Corettja
6.Kuerten
7.Coria
8.El Aynaoui
9.Ivanisevic
10.Chang

Aleka
08-13-2010, 02:23 PM
1. Safin
2. Pavel
3. Sampras
4. Philippoussis
5. Kuerten
6. Ivanisevic
7. J. McEnroe

KeiNishikoriCro
08-13-2010, 02:25 PM
and I think that Rafter is not anymore first :)

thrust
08-13-2010, 02:40 PM
Rosewall
Edberg
Sampras
Rafter
Kuerten
Corretja
Chang
Newcombe
Lendl
Segura

Keyser Soze
08-13-2010, 10:44 PM
1. Andrei Pavel (what a backhand :worship:)
2. Safin
3. Nastase
4. Kuerten
5. Santoro
6. Sampras
7. Rios
8. Ferreira
9. McEnroe
10. Srichaphan

Peta Pan
08-14-2010, 05:55 AM
How did I miss this thread before? :scratch:

Probably cos I venture into GM so rarely...

1. Andrei Pavel - I think most people that know me here wouldn't expect anything other than him for my #1 :) My experiences with him at the AO over the last years have been awesome and no one will come close to passing him as my all-time favourite.

2. Yevgeny Kafelnikov - A major crush in the early 90's which turned into a love of him as a player too
3. Stefan Edberg - My first tennis love & made me start watching it :hearts:
4. Jonas Bjorkman - Another of my early tennis loves
5. Jerome Golmard - hated that he had so many injuries, would have love to see him more
6. Thomas Enqvist - There was a time when I loved all the Swedes, he was another of my favourites
7. Pat Rafter - because it would be un-Australian to not list him, a beautiful person with a beautiful nature. Proud that he's Aussie :)
8. Renzo Furlan - my first ATP autograph and I was besotted :o
9. Thomas Muster - I am running out of retired players worthy of my list... I did like Muster though.
10. Alex Corretja - I'm still running short and wanted to make it to 10 (lovely guy though, I liked him and Albert Costa a lot)

Roddickominator
08-14-2010, 06:38 AM
How have I never seen this thread before?

1. Sampras
2. McEnroe
3. Edberg
4. Mecir
5. Laver
6. Connors
7. Rafter
8. Kuerten
9. Agassi
10. Becker

Serenidad
08-14-2010, 06:56 AM
hmm we will see here shortly.

Clashcityrocker
08-14-2010, 05:43 PM
1. Richard Krajicek
2. Kent Carlsson
3. Miloslav Mecir
4. Stefan Edberg
5. John McEnroe
6. Yannick Noah
7. Patrick Rafter
8. Mark Koevermans
9. Jan Siemerink
10. Jacco Eltingh

just missed the cut : sampras,kuerten,ivanisevic,rios,leconte,haarhuis,m ancini,perez-roldan,escude,borg,wilander,vilas,arazi,mayotte and clerc

Betty
08-16-2010, 09:07 PM
1 Agassi
2 Safin
3 Ivanisevic
4 Edberg
5 Sampras
6 Kuerten
7 Henman
8 Enqvist
9 Zabaleta
10 Korda

stick,mancini,bruguera...:p

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
08-16-2010, 10:30 PM
1 pancho gonzalez- would take to long to
explain

2-Safin- for everything he gave, and everything he won- and everthing he should have won

3- rod laver- the best there ever was probably

4- sampras- my childhood hero, alongside marco van basten

5- borg- the perfect pro

laurie-1
08-23-2010, 01:31 PM
First time I've seen this thread as well. Can I list mine?

1 Pete Sampras
2. Boris Becker
3. Ivan Lendl
4. Gustavo Kuerten
5. Richard Krajicek
6. Stefan Edberg
7. Michael Stich
8. Goran Ivanesivic
9. Scheng Schalken
10.Albert Costa

If anyone is interested, here are my favourite retired female players:

1. Monica Seles
2. Amelie Mauresmo
3. Garbriela Sabatini
4. Jennifer capriati
5. Conchita Martinez
6. Chanda Rubin

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 02:43 PM
Probably a tie between Edberg, Agassi and Kuerten for me. Also J-Mac because he was such a character and obviously a great player to boot.

Nolby
08-29-2010, 02:38 PM
1. John McEnroe
2. Bjorn Borg
3. Andre Agassi
4. Stefan Edberg
5. Boris Becker
6. Yannick Noah
7. Michael Chang
8. Fabrice Santoro
9. Michael Stich
10. Jimmy Connors

scarecrows
08-29-2010, 02:44 PM
1. Sampras
2. Safin
3. Ivanisevic
4. Henman
5. Korda
6. Coria
7. Rafter
8. Arazi
9. Gaudenzi
10. Kafelnikov

Eden
08-29-2010, 05:55 PM
and I think that Rafter is not anymore first :)

Yes, that's right :sad:

First post of the thread is updated with the current results :)

*Jean*
08-29-2010, 10:16 PM
1. Rios
2. Pavel
3. Gambill
4. J.Johansson (?)
5. Bjorkman
6. Enqvist

Puschkin
08-29-2010, 10:19 PM
Yes, that's right :sad:
Not sad at all. :p The current result is :yeah:

Eden
09-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Not sad at all. :p The current result is :yeah:

I didn't knew you are such a Safinette Margareta :p

Puschkin
09-01-2010, 03:01 PM
I didn't knew you are such a Safinette Margareta :p
I am or better I was. Marat losing that AO final against Johansson was one my darkest days as a tennis fan.

ktdude
09-01-2010, 03:12 PM
1. Goran Ivanisevic
2. Todd Woodbridge
3. Greg Rusedski
4. Mark Phillipoussis
5. Tim Henman
6. Pat Rafter
7. Marat Safin
8. Michael Stich

Xavier7
09-01-2010, 06:17 PM
1 Agassi
2 Henman
3 Sampras
4 Rusedski
5 Becker
6 Courier
7 Ivanisevic
8 Chang
9 Philippoussis
10 Wayne Arthurs

BlueSwan
09-05-2010, 01:46 PM
1 - Agassi
2 - McEnroe
3 - Rios
4 - Muster
5 - Santoro
6 - Berasategui
7 - Carlsen
8 - Safin
9 - Rafter
10- Corretja

Stephan
09-05-2010, 02:06 PM
every one knows that Andre Agassi is the best :):wavey:

gbmkc
09-05-2010, 05:27 PM
Chang
Courier
McEnroe
Connors
Edberg
Becker
Henman

FleetSeb
09-24-2010, 06:49 PM
1. Bjorn Borg
2. Andre Agassi
3. Pat Rafter
4. Sebastian Grosjean
5. Stefan Edberg
6. Guillermo Coria
7. Marcelo Rios
8. Marat Safin
9. Thomas Johansson
10. Ivan Lendl

vn01
09-24-2010, 07:43 PM
1.Edberg
2.Lendl
3.Agassi
4.Sampras
5.Rafter

arch_enemy
09-25-2010, 04:11 AM
1.Coria
2.Ivanisevic
3.Kafelnikov
4.Sampras
5.Chang
6.El Aynaoui
7.Safin
8.Norman
9.Courier

Eden
09-26-2010, 04:08 PM
I am or better I was. Marat losing that AO final against Johansson was one my darkest days as a tennis fan.

:awww: :hug:

But at least he won the title later on ;)

aloniv
09-26-2010, 04:30 PM
Muster
Krajicek
Henman
Rusedski
Rios
Rafter
Kuerten
Safin
Philippoussis
Ivanišević

htd9390
09-26-2010, 05:25 PM
1) Becker
2) Agassi
3) Safin
4) Muster
5) Kuerten
6) Norman

chavkev
09-26-2010, 07:30 PM
1. McEnroe (J)
2. Henman
3. Agassi
4. Edberg
5. Becker
6. Rusedski
7. Kuerten
8. Ivanisevic
9. Santoro
10. El Aynaoui

FaceyFacem
09-26-2010, 10:42 PM
1 rafter
2 chang
3 kafelnikov
4 safin
5 courier
6 becker
7 bruguera

Jimnik
09-27-2010, 03:21 AM
1 Boris Becker
2 Marat Safin
3 Michael Chang
4 Richard Krajicek
5 John McEnroe
6 Guga Kuerten
7 Younes El Aynaoui
8 Michael Stich
9 Yannick Noah
10 Goran Ivanisevic

lalaland
09-29-2010, 12:59 AM
1. Rafter
2. Safin
3. Escude
4. Kafelnikov
5. Grosjean
6. Muster
7. Pioline
8. Bruguera
9. Kuerten
10. Corretja

Eden
09-29-2010, 10:30 PM
First post is updated with the latest results :)

4. J.Johansson (?)


I wrote down your vote for him in the favourite active players thread where he is also listed.

hicdick
10-06-2010, 01:48 PM
1.McEnroe (sublime passing shots, volleys etc. great entertainer)
2.Rafter(brilliant serve-volley player, also a very likeable guy)
3.Sampras(best player i have ever seen, besides fed)
4.Safin (probably the first 'true' 'power baseliner', had a great game and a lot of charisma)
5.Agassi (always enjoyed his matches against sampras)
6.Edberg (see #2)
7.Kuerten (beautiful backhand, one of the few claycourters i've liked)
8.Santoro (how could anyone not like his game???)
9.Lendl (was my hero when i was kid)
10.Ivanisevic (don't know why i liked him. i remember being happy for him winning the wimbledon back in 2001 eventhough he beat my favorite (rafter) in the final...)

Hewitt =Legend
10-07-2010, 10:20 AM
1. Rafter
2. Arazi
3. Grosjean
4. Agassi
5. Ivanisevic
6. Safin
7. Borg
8. Arthurs
9. Enquist
10. Christophe Rochus (jokes) Courier.

raahaat7
10-07-2010, 11:48 AM
1. Connors (He is the one who's exploits made me a fan of him and the game initially.
2. Arrazi (Later on i became a huge fan of him. Got me permanently addicted to the game)
3. Aynaoui
4. Karim Alami
5. Srichaphan
6. Samparas
7. Borg
8. Safin
9. Rios
10.I am finding it difficult to name one here.

Borovnia
10-07-2010, 11:53 AM
1. Corretja
2. Bruguera
3. El Ayanoui
4. Carretero
5. Safin
6. Edberg
7. Carlos Costa
8. Becker
9. Wilander
10. McEnroe

ad-out
10-12-2010, 06:09 PM
Marat in 1st! :D

Nando_L
10-16-2010, 02:10 AM
1- Gustavo Kuerten
2- Stefan Edberg
3- Marat Safin
4- Pete Sampras
5- Patrick Rafter
6- Marc Rosset
7- Yevgeny Kafelnikov
8- Thomas Johansson
9- Tim Henman
10- Jonas Bjorkman

Juanes
10-19-2010, 07:43 AM
Rafter :sad:
Santoro :sad:

Eden
10-24-2010, 05:31 PM
Marat in 1st! :D

Marat leading or winning in a poll on MTF is usually never in doubt :p ;)

MariaV
10-24-2010, 05:51 PM
Marat leading or winning in a poll on MTF is usually never in doubt :p ;)

:D ;)
:wavey:

MariaV
10-25-2010, 09:40 AM
Doris claims I haven't voted (this year) yet :o But it's so hard to choose 10 :(

1. Safin :cool:
2. Ivanisevic
3. Kafelnikov
4. Courier
5. Sampras
6. Kuerten
7. Pavel
8. Corretja
9. Philippoussis
10. Noah

Luso
10-25-2010, 06:54 PM
1- Mcenroe - charisma and talent
2 - Edberg - Most beautiful lefthand
3 - Kuerten - personality
4 - Mecir - strange and effective
5 - Becker - Power
6 - Ivanisevic - power and talent
7 - Muster - Grunt and endurance
8 - Leconte - incredible shots
9 - Noah - cool look
10 - Nuno Marques - Best ever portuguese

Marita_Matthäus
11-01-2010, 07:48 PM
1) Guillermo Coria
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.
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2) Felix Mantilla
3) Gustavo Kuerten
4) Michael Stich
5) Goran Ivanisevic


I would also like to add (if they are eligible):

6) Niall Angus
7) Raemon Sluiter

Stephan
11-09-2010, 01:12 PM
Nothing is changed, of course Andre Agassi :)

1. Andre Agassi Best of the Best:worship:
2. Pete Sampras
3. Sarge Sargsian
4. Guliermo Coria
5. Ivan Lendl
6. Michael Chang
7. Mark Philippoussis
8. Gustavo Kuerten
9. Jim Courier
10. John McEnroe

«Ivan»
11-12-2010, 02:21 PM
1.edberg
2.rafter
3.norman
4.lendl
5.muster
6.ivanisevic
7.rios
8.enquist
9.zivojinovic
10.bjorkman

Paylu2007
11-12-2010, 03:25 PM
1.Yevgeny Kafelnikov
2. Marat Safin
3. Andre Agassi
4. Boris Becker
5. Richard Krajicek
6. Nicolas Kiefer
7. Tommy Haas
8. Patrick Rafter
9. Max mirnyi
10. Philippe Candeloro

:)

underyourbridge
11-15-2010, 09:05 PM
1. Rios
2. Safin
3. Kuerten
4. Ivanisevic
5. Courier
6. Edberg
7. Borg
8. Lendl
9. Chang
10.Wilander

Sommarsverige
11-15-2010, 09:12 PM
Except the no. 1 it is so difficult for me to choose only 10 players as I have followed tennis so long and also liked so many players in the earlier years ;)
Will try anyway :)

1. Magnus Norman
2. Magnus Gustafsson
3. Stefan Edberg
4. Thomas Johansson
5. Jonas Björkman
6. Guillermo Coria
7. Thomas Enqvist
8. Mariano Zabaleta
9. Magnus Larsson
10. Pat Rafter

But still there were so many more players I liked ;)

MsTree
11-15-2010, 09:40 PM
Anders Jarryd
Slobodan Zivojinovic
Stefan Edberg
Goran Ivanisevic
Andrej Medvedev
John McEnroe
Marat Safin
Pat Cash
Tim Henman
Yevgeny Kafelnikov

elena_k
11-15-2010, 10:13 PM
1. Ivan Lendl :worship:
2. Miroslav Mecir
3. Jiri Novak
4. Safin ( I liked his celebration after winning Australian open)
5. Jan Kodes

Malul
11-15-2010, 10:31 PM
1.Edberg
2.Mecir
3.Rafter
4.Cash
5.Ivanisevic
6.T Martin
7.Pernfors
8.Stich
9.Becker
10.Srejber

Action Jackson
11-15-2010, 10:33 PM
1. Kent Carlsson
2. Felix Mantilla
3. Luis Horna
4. Mats Wilander
5. Miloslav Mecir
6. Thomas Muster
7. Andrei Chesnokov
8. Joakim Nyström
9. Aaron Krickstein
10. Filip Dewulf

Honourable Mentions

Jonas Svensson
Magnus Gustafsson
Alberto Mancini
Alex Corretja
Carlos Costa
Richard Fromberg
Mariano Zabaleta

Malul
11-16-2010, 09:09 PM
Enqvist was difficult to follow,a man with a huge forehand and a mind of a young Toad mixed with a serve that failed 75 % of the time!

csm
11-17-2010, 07:01 PM
1. Anders Järryd
2. Stefan Edberg
3. Jimmy Connors
4. Jonas Svensson
5. Bjorn Borg
6. Mats Wilander
7. John Newcombe
8. Rod Laver
9. Mikael Pernfors
10. Yannick Noah

Honourable Mentions:

Henri Leconte
Pat Cash
Boris Becker
Joakim Nyström
John Fitzgerald

Blackbriar
11-17-2010, 08:50 PM
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

ariel2
11-22-2010, 06:41 PM
Moya the newbie.

Borg
Vilas
Edberg
Jarryd
Santoro
Wilander
Mecir
Kuerten
Cedric Pioline

Eden
11-22-2010, 07:39 PM
Moya the newbie.

Borg
Vilas
Edberg
Jarryd
Corretja
Bruguera
Santoro
Connors
Wilander
Mecir
Kuerten
Courier
Cedric Pioline

Sorry, but you can only vote for 10 players ;)

ariel2
11-22-2010, 09:46 PM
Done :)

Eden
11-24-2010, 04:56 PM
1.Yevgeny Kafelnikov
2. Marat Safin
3. Andre Agassi
4. Boris Becker
5. Richard Krajicek
6. Nicolas Kiefer
7. Tommy Haas
8. Patrick Rafter
9. Max mirnyi
10. Philippe Candeloro

:)

Nicolas Kiefer, Tommy Haas and Max Mirny are still active players.

You can add 2 names to your list in the Favourite Active Players Thread (were you just named 8 players).

I haven't found a player with the name Candeloro on the profiles on the ATP tour :scratch:

Please name 4 other retired players in this thread if you have some more favourites :)

KarlyM
11-24-2010, 10:51 PM
1. Marat Safin
2. MaliVai Washington
3. Todd Martin
4. Carlos Moya
5. Jim Courier
6. Fabrice Santoro
7. Patrick Rafter
8. Gustavo Kuerten
9. Pete Sampras
10. Tim Henman

Eden
11-26-2010, 05:51 PM
First post is updated with the latest results :)

The votes for Moya are added to his name in the Favourite Active Players Thread. At the end of the year his name and results of the poll will be posted in this thread then.

monkey247
11-29-2010, 11:16 PM
1. Safin
2. JP McEnroe
3. Becker
4. Edberg
5. Sampras
6. Connors
7. Leconte
8. Ivanisevic
9. Cash
10. Henman

Gillouthe best
12-12-2010, 05:32 PM
1- Fabrice Santoro
2-Sergui Bruguera
3- Gustavo Kuerten
4- Marat Safin
5- Nicolas Escude
6- Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7- Michael Chang
8- Carlos Moya
9- Felix Mantilla
10- Richard Krajicek

Chiseller
12-12-2010, 05:49 PM
random list and only 8


Noah
Agassi
Rosset
Santoro
Kuerten
Becker
Ivanisevic
Safin

miaow
12-12-2010, 06:12 PM
I have no Favourite Retired Players. All of them were mugs. All my Favourites are active. Lucky me, perhaps.:)

anutam
12-15-2010, 07:54 PM
1. Safin
2. Agassi
3. Edberg
4. Santoro
5. Sampras
6. Lendl

Tuvalu
12-17-2010, 12:15 AM
1- Gustavo Kuerten
2- Fernando Meligeni
3- Pete Sampras
4- Marat Safin
5- Patrick Rafter
6- Andre Agassi
7- Goran Ivanisevic
8- Cedric Pioline
9- Mark Philippoussis
10- Mats Wilander

statsman
12-17-2010, 08:08 AM
1- Safin
2- McEnroe
3- Kafelnikov
4- Borg
5- Connors
6- Agassi
7- Santoro
8- Solomon
9- Laver
10- Becker

Eden
12-24-2010, 11:47 AM
I have no Favourite Retired Players. All of them were mugs.

Not according to many people here on GM and some of the former players :p

Chiseller
12-24-2010, 11:52 AM
Is it me or are you deleting your posts once you have successfully bumped the thread, just to reuse them once the thread is gone again?

Eden
12-24-2010, 11:56 AM
Is it me or are you deleting your posts once you have successfully bumped the thread, just to reuse them once the thread is gone again?

No, you are right. I want to collect more votes in the thread and not always write *bump* ;)

Chiseller
12-24-2010, 12:00 PM
phew, thanks for the confirmation. I already thought this place was rubbing off on me :lol:

ShotmaKer
12-24-2010, 12:05 PM
You should invest in your Happiness mate.

Eden
12-28-2010, 11:38 AM
The voting is closed for this year. You find the results in the first post.

Winner is announced in the title of the thread :p

To quote AJ/GWH/PMK is Innocent: Never in doubt ;)

Thanks to everyone for voting :)

oranges
12-28-2010, 12:01 PM
Mawat :hug: Pat and Stefan, right behind him :D

Eden
01-02-2011, 10:40 PM
Mawat :hug: Pat and Stefan, right behind him :D

You can be quite happy about the results: 5 of the players you voted for in the Top 7 ;)