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The real top 5. Let's get serious, people.

disturb3d
02-26-2006, 10:04 PM
In honor of Andy Roddick, the worst top 10 player since Greg Rusedski.
List the 5 players you believe are currently the best in the business.

1. Federer
2. Nalbandian
3. Nadal
4. Ljubicic
5. Haas

This list was primarily supposed to feature 10 players.
But halfway through it, I realized what a crap state tennis is in now,
and I'll leave it at this.

Honorable mention: Murray, Davydenko.

nobama
02-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Nalbandian over Nadal? I don't think so. Lets see what this list looks like after IW and Miami when the best are all together at the same events rather than on different continents.

Sjengster
02-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Oh, yawn. Revive this thread after IW and Miami, when people will stop bleating about tennis' sorry state and actually have something interesting to discuss, since there will surely be some interesting results or breakthroughs in those two events.

Sjengster
02-26-2006, 10:08 PM
Great minds, mirkaland....

Frooty_Bazooty
02-26-2006, 10:09 PM
Based on who is playing the best right now....

1. Federer
2. Ljubicic
3. Haas
4. Nalbandian
5. Murray

NATAS81
02-26-2006, 10:11 PM
1.Federer
2.Nadal
3.Ljubicic
4.Nalbandian
5.Hewitt
6.Agassi
7.Baghdatis
8.Haas
9.Davydenko
10.Ancic

Honorable mention: Söderling, Murray, Roddick, Stepanek

When he finds the bolts to his head - Safin is easily in the top five

This list is RIGHT NOW - Forget clay tourneys... If all these people were in Dubai and playing THIS is the best of the best on the ATP right now.

KoOlMaNsEaN
02-26-2006, 10:11 PM
1-Federer
2-Nadal
3-Haas
4-Roddick
5-Hewitt

disturb3d
02-26-2006, 10:12 PM
Nalbandian over Nadal? I don't think so. Lets see what this list looks like after IW and Miami when the best are all together at the same events rather than on different continents.I would normally place Nadal at second.
But seeing as how dope testing is stronger than ever. I don't think 2006 will be as fortunate for Nadal as say, 05.

El Legenda
02-26-2006, 10:13 PM
1-Federer
2-Nadal
3-Haas
4-Roddick
5-Hewitt

yeah roddick is amazing right now :lol: :haha:

nobama
02-26-2006, 10:13 PM
I would normally place Nadal at second.
But seeing as how dope testing is stronger than ever. I don't think 2006 will be as fortunate for Nadal as say, 05.:tape:

NATAS81
02-26-2006, 10:14 PM
I would normally place Nadal at second.
But seeing as how dope testing is stronger than ever. I don't think 2006 will be as fortunate for Nadal as say, 05.
lol, that's cold - What makes you think Nadal is on the stuff aside from his rigorous training to bulk himself up?

It's not like he's from the other major Spanish speaking country :tape:

uNIVERSE mAN
02-26-2006, 10:15 PM
Why's Nadal in everyone's list? he hasn't done anything since Madrid.

nobama
02-26-2006, 10:17 PM
Oh, yawn. Revive this thread after IW and Miami, when people will stop bleating about tennis' sorry state and actually have something interesting to discuss, since there will surely be some interesting results or breakthroughs in those two events.Well hopefully nothing too interesting in IW...how many players (if any) have won IW three years in a row?

disturb3d
02-26-2006, 10:18 PM
Why's Nadal in everyone's list? he hasn't done anything since Madrid.This list isn't based on success.

Sjengster
02-26-2006, 10:18 PM
Well hopefully nothing too interesting in IW...how many players (if any) have won IW three years in a row?

None. Yes, by interesting results I did mean a surprise finalist or semi-finalist, I still hope for the same overall winner.... nothing is guaranteed, though.

Andre♥
02-26-2006, 10:19 PM
1. Federer
2. Ljubicic
3. Haas
4. Baghdatis
5. Davydenko

robrulz5
02-26-2006, 10:20 PM
1. Federer
2. Nalbandian
3. Nadal
4. Safin
5. Hewitt

Safin at his best is easily number 2.

NYCtennisfan
02-26-2006, 10:22 PM
1. Federer
2. Nadal
3-5: Revolving door policy here

Daniel
02-26-2006, 10:24 PM
1 Federer
2 Nadal
3 Haas
4 Ljubicic
5 Murray

Gulliver
02-26-2006, 10:46 PM
This list isn't based on success.

So on what do you base your assessment of "currently the best in the business"? :rolleyes:

Currently i.e. in 2006, there are 12 men who have won 15 titles, and 3 of them have won 2 (Federer, Ljubicic, Haas). You'll have to reassess on a weekly basis who is currently the best in the business. And business is playing tennis and winning matches (and titles).

Federerthebest
02-26-2006, 11:02 PM
1. Federer
2. Ljubicic
3. Haas
4. Nalbandian
5. Hewitt

But seeing as how dope testing is stronger than ever. I don't think 2006 will be as fortunate for Nadal as say, 05.

:yeah:

gusman890
02-26-2006, 11:11 PM
1. Federer - duhhh
2. Haas - the guy is back everyone
3. Nadal - if he wasnt stung by the bee
4. Ljubicic - 2 titels already isnt bad, but could be better IMO
5. Murray - beating Roddick and Hewitt will earn you here my friend

mangoes
02-26-2006, 11:26 PM
1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Ljubicic
4. Hewitt
5. Revolving door policy here (per NYCtennisfan)

Fergie
02-26-2006, 11:36 PM
1.- Federer
2.- Ljubicic
3.- Haas

lau
02-26-2006, 11:51 PM
IMO there´s not such thing as the "real top 5".
A ranking is allways created based on something. The ATP ranking is created based on the points players win in tournaments with different scores. And it´s a real ranking as the players win their points...
Based on what would this "real top 5" be? What is it being "the best in the business"? Being talented, winning tournaments, being consistent? And which would it be the period of time to consider? The last week, last month, since the beginning of the season, an year?

DayTripperGH
02-27-2006, 12:48 AM
1- federer
2- nadal
3- nalbandian
4- ljubicic - cant spell it right, ever
5- haas
6- agassi
7- kiefer
8- murray
9- baghdatis
10- blake

i hate to not include hewitt, but this isnt
my favorite players list

switz
02-27-2006, 04:48 AM
:lol: Andy Murray is top five because he beat an out of form Roddick and Hewitt. I guess Chela, Bennetau etc are all on the verge as well.

I say

Federer, Nadal, Safin, Nalbandian, Haas/Roddick/Hewitt/Ljubicic/Agassi

Who can really say - at their best?

The Pro
02-27-2006, 10:37 AM
1. Federer
2. Nadal
3-5: Revolving door policy here

That's the way I see it.

On form and healthy, Federer and Nadal can put paid to anyone else on the tour.

The others just aren't consistent enough. You would say Safin, Roddick, Hewitt, Agassi, but they're either injured or off form that their moments are few and far between.

Then you have dark horses like Ljubicic, Nalbandian, Haas, Davydenko, Murray :D

Also, Nadal aint no cheat just cos he's a youngester with big arms, his incredible effort last year is catching up with him. I'd love to think that he'll have a great 2006 but I see him being on and off this year.

Agassi Aces
02-27-2006, 10:44 AM
1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Agassi
4. Nalbandian
5. Murray

vincayou
02-27-2006, 11:10 AM
I like Murray, but the hype has to stop here. He's not top 5 yet, he just entered top 50. And lost at the first round of the first grand slam. He might be one day, but all this is ridiculous.

Federer and Nadal are above everybody because they win every week.

The real top 5 means nothing, it's just a stupid idea. Can't wait to see the real top 5 of everybody on clay. :devil:

I'll just stick with the entry ranking.