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Who is the most fairplay in Open Era ?

TheMightyFed
01-31-2005, 03:18 PM
Amongst these players, who is the most fairplay in Open Era ?

sigmagirl91
01-31-2005, 03:20 PM
Amongst these players, who is the most fairplay in Open Era ?

Which players? You didn't list them.

Auscon
01-31-2005, 03:24 PM
I havent been fortunate enough to see all of these guys right throughout their careers.....

but I'll go for Pat


....sorry mate

Maxpowers
01-31-2005, 04:13 PM
I'd definitely have to say Stephan Edberg. I mean, the sportsmanship award was renamed the Stephan Edberg award. He won the award 5 times. Rafter won the award 3 times and Martin won it twice, so they should both be contendors, not just Rafter.

Rogiman
01-31-2005, 04:15 PM
Roger should be added to the list.
He never complains or argues a call, and his loss to Safin was a huge display of sportsmanship from both players.

federer express
01-31-2005, 04:15 PM
I'd definitely have to say Stephan Edberg. I mean, the sportsmanship award was renamed the Stephan Edberg award. He won the award 5 times. Rafter won the award 3 times and Martin won it twice, so they should both be contendors, not just Rafter.

Think the nicest guy gets that award. Not necessarily the most sporting. There was an incident in an Edberg Mayotte match in a tie-break where edberg could have been sporting and given the point to a deserving mayotte but he wanted to win so badly that he didn't. So, who knows...

federer express
01-31-2005, 04:16 PM
Roger should be added to the list.
He never complains or argues a call, and his loss to Safin was a huge display of sportsmanship from both players.

Good call...and against safin at the masters he had an awful call against him at a crucial stage and didn't say anything

euroka1
01-31-2005, 04:24 PM
Edberg, but the choice isn't easy. Rafter a close second. How different from the awful crowd (Federer excepted) out there now.

Black Adam
01-31-2005, 04:30 PM
John McEnroe and Jimmy Connnors :angel:

*Ljubica*
01-31-2005, 04:33 PM
I voted for Pat Rafter - but I think it's a very close thing between him and Edberg. And I honestly don't think the players today are so bad you know - I've often seen many of them giving away points to an opponent - Carlos Moya is a great example of a great and fair sportsman I think.

TheBoiledEgg
01-31-2005, 05:12 PM
Edberg wins this handsdown

Alex Corretja should have been on this poll
Sampras fair LMAO :rolls:

alfonsojose
01-31-2005, 05:25 PM
Guillermo Coria :worship:

sigmagirl91
01-31-2005, 05:35 PM
Think the nicest guy gets that award. Not necessarily the most sporting. There was an incident in an Edberg Mayotte match in a tie-break where edberg could have been sporting and given the point to a deserving mayotte but he wanted to win so badly that he didn't. So, who knows...

One match out of the five-plus million he played? Whatever...my vote is with Edberg.

Neely
01-31-2005, 06:05 PM
Well, even though respecting his achievements and his game, I've never liked Edberg that much as a player... so I won't say Edberg as he was already mentioned by others... well, Rafter would make sense as well I believe... but I'll throw in two others who didn't get a mention yet, but should deserve to be named: Srichaphan and Guga.

Fergie
01-31-2005, 07:28 PM
Lleyton Hewitt? :lol:

Pat Rafter :worship:

Pea
01-31-2005, 07:37 PM
Where is Alex Corretja?:mad:

Denise
01-31-2005, 07:41 PM
Maratik ;)

howardean
01-31-2005, 09:10 PM
rafter all the way (i always found chang extremely egotistical)

TennisLurker
01-31-2005, 11:04 PM
Guga

KarstenBraasch#1
01-31-2005, 11:13 PM
Why can't I vote for Becker? :(

Lisbeth
01-31-2005, 11:29 PM
Rafter. Edberg a close second but the thing about Rafter was he actually made it look like he was playing the next door neighbour for a beer, while still managing to be competitive and never give up.

Action Jackson
02-01-2005, 12:47 AM
Wilander.

This guy on his match point at his first French Open final conceded the point when an error has been made in his favour.

Prizeidiot
02-01-2005, 04:48 AM
Rafter... he conceded points when he had received favourable calls, and was a top guy.

Lisbeth
02-01-2005, 04:58 AM
I agree. Wilander was right up there too :)