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You are the Promoter: The All time Championships

TigerTim
07-20-2012, 02:08 PM
So, this as probably been done before and I apologise if that is the case, here's the scenario; You are the promoter of a All Time Championships of tennis, you can choose 16 players from tennis that you would put in one event on a surface of your choice (Mine will be Medium Pace grass to make it fair, grass being a surface played on by all). The players will be at their peak so you could go for simply the 16 best players (in your opinion) to fill the ranks, or maybe adapt the tourney to the surface (ie if you chose Clay reject Sampras and add Vilas or Guga). However as a promoter you could also go for the other option and chose some big rivalries, McEnroe may not be in the Top 16 of all time, but he would sure sell tickets! Add the draw and then predict the rounds, I must add in some cases here I couldn't decide who would win so I flipped a coin! Have fun!

All Time Championships
Surface: Medium Pace grass (Similar to Wimbledon of 2002-2007ish)
Draw for Round of 16 (I did this randomly, as names came to my head)

(1) Roger Federer vs. Ivan Lendl
(8) Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors
(6) Pete Sampras vs. Lew Hoad
(4) Don Budge vs. John McEnroe

(3) Bill Tilden vs. Ilie Nastase (WC)
(5) Roy Emerson vs. Rafa Nadal
(7) Pacho Gonzalez vs. John Newcombe
(2) Rod Laver vs. Ken Rosewell

Standby:
Fred Perry
Andre Agassi

I can't decide who would win, my money would be on Don Budge or Federer with Borg being a dangerous luker. What do you think, and who would you choose? Nastase, McEnroe and Connors were added to boy up the intrest and entrainment of the matches, Perry, Agassi, Vines and others would have legit shouts for the tourney.

rocketassist
07-20-2012, 02:08 PM
I'd give Karsten Braasch a WC.

TigerTim
07-20-2012, 02:16 PM
I'd give Karsten Braasch a WC.

you avatar reminded me, perhaps a Nadal vs. Rosol R16 match instead?

Motoflou
07-20-2012, 02:18 PM
All Time Championships
Surface: LAVA
Draw for Round of 16

(1) Roger Federer vs. Ivan Lendl
(8) Bjorn Borg vs. Jimmy Connors
(6) Pete Sampras vs. Lew Hoad
(4) Don Budge vs. John McEnroe

(3) Bill Tilden vs. Ilie Nastase (WC)
(5) Roy Emerson vs. Rafa Nadal
(7) Pacho Gonzalez vs. John Newcombe
(2) Rod Laver vs. Ivan Lendl

DemiCrayanhan
07-20-2012, 02:19 PM
first i thought you must really like lendl to clone him. but then i saw you have him play fed and rod - that's just cruel man.

SaFed2005
07-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Why does Fed's half have both Sampras and Borg in it plus McEnroe?

TigerTim
07-20-2012, 02:22 PM
first i thought you must really like lendl to clone him. but then i saw you have him play fed and rod - that's just cruel man.

haha, opps, switched him for Rosewell, tough match for Rod that.

Why does Fed's half have both Sampras and Borg in it plus McEnroe?

Budge would be more of a threat for me, put it this way, he avoided Tilden, Pacho, Laver, Emerson and Nadal, amazingly he might have the easier half. I based the seedings on what I see as the best 8 players ever.

rocketassist
07-20-2012, 02:24 PM
Antarctica can host it and the surface would be ice, with penguins having free tickets.

TigerTim
07-20-2012, 02:27 PM
Antarctica can host it and the surface would be ice, with penguins having free tickets.

Borg would win easily though :p

Shinoj
07-20-2012, 02:51 PM
Just a Comment. If its on Clay other players might just drop the Tournament and Let Borg and Nadal play the Final :worship:

Sophocles
07-20-2012, 02:54 PM
I'd replace Emerson, Newcombe, & Hoad with Agassi, Cochet, & Laurie Doherty, I think.

Johnny Groove
07-20-2012, 05:02 PM
32 draw would be preferred, with time machines to bring players back from the dead and blast from the past.

Medium surface speed and bounce. Draw:

(1) Federer vs. (32) Vilas
(16) Cochet vs. (17) Riggs

(8) Borg vs. (25) Wilander
(9) Nadal vs. (24) Edberg

(4) Rosewall vs. (29) Newcombe
(13) Connors vs. (20) Larned

(5) Gonzales vs. (28) R. Doherty
(12) Perry vs. (21) Kramer

(11) Vines vs. (22) Wilding
(6) Sampras vs. (27) Hoad

(14) Agassi vs. (19) L. Doherty
(3) Tilden vs. (30) Lacoste

(10) Lendl vs. (23) Becker
(7) Budge vs. (26) Djokovic

(15) McEnroe vs. (18) W. Renshaw
(2) Laver vs. (31) Baddeley

Pratik
07-20-2012, 05:15 PM
Just a Comment. If its on Clay other players might just drop the Tournament and Let Borg and Nadal play the Final :worship:

Nope. The clay could be blue :D

Freak3yman84
07-20-2012, 05:39 PM
THE SERVE-BOT OPEN
Surface: Indoor Wood, Extra Fast.
[1] Pete Sampras vs. Greg Rusedski
[8] Patrick Rafter vs. Milos Raonic
[3] John McEnroe vs. John Newcombe
[6] Boris Becker vs. John Isner
[4] Ivo Karlovic vs. Goran Ivanisevic
[5] Andy Roddick vs. Richard Krajicek
[7] Mark Philippoussis vs. Roger Federer
[2] Roscoe Tanner vs. Stefan Edberg

To win the match you must break serve. The second someone breaks serve, the match is over.

JediFed
07-20-2012, 06:33 PM
No Federer? I'd replace Milos with Fed. :)

Freak3yman84
07-20-2012, 06:38 PM
No Federer? I'd replace Milos with Fed. :)

Yeah I was thinking about Fed, but he isn't know for having a "big" serve, but he is insanely hard to break so yeah I'll replace Groth with Federer :lol:

JediFed
07-20-2012, 06:46 PM
Winning 80 percent of second serves vs Murray + Djokovic? :o

Pratik
07-20-2012, 07:08 PM
THE SERVE-BOT OPEN
Surface: Indoor Wood, Extra Fast.
[1] Pete Sampras vs. Greg Rusedski
[8] Patrick Rafter vs. Milos Raonic
[3] John McEnroe vs. John Newcombe
[6] Boris Becker vs. John Isner
[4] Ivo Karlovic vs. Goran Ivanisevic
[5] Andy Roddick vs. Richard Krajicek
[7] Mark Philippoussis vs. Roger Federer
[2] Roscoe Tanner vs. Stefan Edberg

To win the match you must break serve. The second someone breaks serve, the match is over.

Yeah I was thinking about Fed, but he isn't know for having a "big" serve, but he is insanely hard to break so yeah I'll replace Groth with Federer :lol:

what? :eek:
In true MTF bandwagon style I was going to pick Groth over Sampras in the final of the Serve-Bot Open:rocker2:
36 aces :shrug:

viruzzz
07-20-2012, 07:29 PM
Ivo Karlovic vs. Goran Ivanisevic

The match I'd ever wanted to see.

No tiebreaks in any set.

tommyg6
07-20-2012, 07:37 PM
THE SERVE-BOT OPEN
Surface: Indoor Wood, Extra Fast.
[1] Pete Sampras vs. Greg Rusedski
[8] Patrick Rafter vs. Milos Raonic
[3] John McEnroe vs. John Newcombe
[6] Boris Becker vs. John Isner
[4] Ivo Karlovic vs. Goran Ivanisevic
[5] Andy Roddick vs. Richard Krajicek
[7] Mark Philippoussis vs. Roger Federer
[2] Roscoe Tanner vs. Stefan Edberg

To win the match you must break serve. The second someone breaks serve, the match is over.

Ivo vs Goran would be the ultimate serve bot match of those choices.

TigerTim
07-20-2012, 08:32 PM
THE SERVE-BOT OPEN
Surface: Indoor Wood, Extra Fast.
[1] Pete Sampras vs. Greg Rusedski
[8] Patrick Rafter vs. Milos Raonic
[3] John McEnroe vs. John Newcombe
[6] Boris Becker vs. John Isner
[4] Ivo Karlovic vs. Goran Ivanisevic
[5] Andy Roddick vs. Richard Krajicek
[7] Mark Philippoussis vs. Roger Federer
[2] Roscoe Tanner vs. Stefan Edberg

To win the match you must break serve. The second someone breaks serve, the match is over.

Sampras vs. Rafter
McEnroe vs. Becker
Karlovic vs. Krajicek
Federer vs Tanner
would be QF

Sampras vs Becker
Karlovic vs Tanner
would be Semi's

Sampras vs Tanner Final.