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Top-5 favourite players all time

zanza67
01-18-2007, 09:14 PM
men or women doesnt matter....

1 Mats Wilander, Noone has hit higher level than his capability in the biggest moment
2 Yannick Noah, Simple and explosive tennis, huge serve. Big carisma.
3 Andre Agassi, for the tempo and did base line tennis to art...
4 Richard Krajicek - As Noah he should won more without all injuries. All surface player.
5 Todd Martin. Few tournements wins but always on top in Us Open, Wimbledon...Great competitor and effective attack tennis.

ljubicic_
01-18-2007, 09:18 PM
Goran Ivanisevic, because he was so funny and he won wimbledon for Croatia
Ivan Ljubicic, he's a Croat
Fernando Gonzales, because off his aggresive game and he has a cool atitude
Nicolas Massu, for winning 2 gold medals for Chile
Iva Majolie, she won rolland garros 1997

Ceri
05-26-2007, 01:45 PM
1) Justine Henin
2) Steffi Graf
3) Thomas Johansson
4) John McEnroe
5) Roger Federer

neme6
05-26-2007, 04:13 PM
1- Federer
2- Agassi
3- Borg
4- Hingis
5- Serena (for her booty)

Sunset of Age
05-26-2007, 04:21 PM
1/2 - Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal ;)
1/2 - Rafael Nadal/Roger Federer ;)
3 - Yannick Noah
4 - Gustavo Kuerten
5 - Kim Clijsters/Amélie Mauresmo (can't decide between the two of them)

Stensland
05-26-2007, 04:39 PM
1. becker
2. stich
3. federer
4. sampras
5. safin

El Legenda
05-26-2007, 04:52 PM
dont we have a on going thread for about 2 years about this :)

Loremaster
05-26-2007, 04:57 PM
Jimmy Connors - Amazing fighting spirit
McEnroe - so funny :angel:
Goran Ivanisevic - serve, his humour etc
Andy Roddick - for everything
Lleyton Hewitt - for Huge Heart

Jadranka
05-26-2007, 04:59 PM
Ivanisevic
Ljubo
Ancic
Gonzo
and Djokovic :)

Burrow
05-26-2007, 05:24 PM
1- Federer
2- Agassi
3- Borg
4- Hingis
5- Serena (for her booty)

you sad fuck :haha:

Labadze,Ivanisevic,Agassi,Henman,Bracciali in no order.

neeob
05-26-2007, 05:29 PM
1. Stefan Edberg
2. Roger Federer
3. Henry Leconte
4. Pete Sampras
5. Àlex Corretja

abhinav_shaan
05-26-2007, 05:43 PM
Roger Federer
Steffi Graf
Gustavo Kuerten
Patrick Rafter
Andre Agassi/Stefan Edberg

WOW Ditto . though my order is :
Steffi / Andre (It was amusing to see them getting married)
Fed
Guga
Rafter
Edberg

*bunny*
05-26-2007, 06:31 PM
1. Juan Carlos Ferrero and Goran Ivanisevic (in alphabetical order. :))
2. Marat Safin
3. Lleyton Hewitt and Rafael Nadal

siddy
05-26-2007, 07:23 PM
1. The Fed - for obvious reasons
2. Graf - LOVE her
3. Hingis - she had, IMO, the greatest game in ladies tennis at the time... too bad she couldn't cope with the power players -- am still hoping for a couple of comeback GS wins
4. Agassi
5. Hard to pick -- but maybe Rafter? I just thought he was a very genuine guy and a solid player

Black Adam
05-26-2007, 07:39 PM
Roddick
Connors
Nadal
Monfils
Serena Willaims.

This is for their tenistique abilities and unique attitude on court.

Jlee
05-26-2007, 07:42 PM
1. Sampras
2. Federer
3. Laver
4. Borg
5. McEnroe

And Agassi!

qw19
05-26-2007, 07:45 PM
1.RAFA THE KING
2.Federer
3.Safin
4.Ančić
5.Ivanišević

t0x
05-26-2007, 07:49 PM
Fed
Sampras
Gasquet
Safin
Ancic

Sofyaxo
05-26-2007, 07:52 PM
Wilander
Safin
Kuerten
Ivanisevic
Becker

angiel
05-26-2007, 07:56 PM
Sampras
Laver
Graf
Becker

Naide
05-26-2007, 08:03 PM
Seles
Hingis
Kuerten
Nadal
Federer

Action Jackson
05-26-2007, 08:04 PM
dont we have a on going thread for about 2 years about this :)

You want me to bump it.:)

brazuca5copas
05-26-2007, 10:29 PM
1- Federer
2- Wilander
3- Becker
4- Agassi
5- Kuerten

jes_021
05-26-2007, 10:36 PM
Patrick Rafter
Lleyton Hewitt
Marat Safin
Kim Clijsters
Iva Majoli

Kolya
05-27-2007, 03:01 AM
Mats Wilander
Miloslav Mecir
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Karol Kucera
Sergi Bruguera

Bibberz
05-27-2007, 04:54 AM
Sampras
Laver
Graf
Becker

I half-expected you to say "Sampras, Sampras, Sampras, Sampras, Sampras," like Agassi did when he was asked about the five best players:

http://www.theworldoftennis.com/past_articles/sampras.html

Tabledott
05-14-2008, 08:37 PM
Federer
Nalbandian
Gasquet
Rios
Fernando Gonzales

fast_clay
05-15-2008, 01:40 AM
Rod Laver (pro)
Elton John
Brenda Shultz
Helena Sukova
Rod Laver (amateur years)

leng jai
05-15-2008, 01:53 AM
Tommy Haas
Marat Safin
Patrick Rafter
Gustavo Kuerten
Goran Ivanisevic

Burrow
05-15-2008, 02:34 AM
Safin, Henman, Agassi, Ivanisevic, Costa. But that might change in any day a little bit.

Pigsarestupid
05-15-2008, 02:54 AM
1.Guga Kuerten He comes from Brazil and is the greatest character ATP has ever seen.

Other 4 are prob Nalbandian for his great angles and baseline game, Santoro for beeing the greatest, most memorable, unique and talented player to never enter the top 10, Federer for beeing the only real genius I have seen on a tennis court and finaly to include a legend of ancient times Borg because he is stuck in my subconscious like no other great.

Marc23
05-15-2008, 03:00 AM
Men:Stich,Djokovic,Haas,Beckrer and Edberg Women:Graf,Dementieva,Huber,Frazier and Safina

Justin425
05-15-2008, 03:22 AM
Arthur Ashe
Ivan Lendl
Andy Roddick
Novak Djokovic
Venus Williams

Mimi
05-15-2008, 03:37 AM
1. Monica Seles
2. Goran Ivanisevic
3. Pete Sampras
4. Rafael Nadal
5. Mark P or Ancic or Novak or Tipsy or Caroline Wozniacki .........

MIMIC
05-15-2008, 04:26 AM
In no particular order:

1. Serena Williams
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Roger Federer
4. Venus Williams
5. Mikhail Youzhny

ChinoRios4Ever
05-15-2008, 05:02 AM
Marcelo Rios :worship:
Fernando Gonzalez & Nicolas Massu :cool:
Pete Sampras :)
Martina Hingis :bounce:

name_change
05-15-2008, 05:08 AM
1) Andre Agassi - For his style, his charm and his attitude. And his growth and maturity over the years. And his fabulous game style!
2) Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario - Her game was based not on her forehand, or her backhand or her serve. It was based on her gritty determination.
3) Justine Henin - Terrific work ethic, a great fighter, and the way she changed herself over time to be the best.
4) Kim Clijsters - For her sweet as sugar personality and her speed around the court. Loved to watch her play cuz she had such a different style, offensive game with a defensive position.
5) Svetlana Kuznetsova/Rafael Nadal - Both still young, and I need a fave. Love their games and personalities.

Art&Soul
05-15-2008, 05:10 AM
1. Roger Federer
2. Martina Hingis

Only two genius swiss

seljanin
05-15-2008, 05:10 AM
4 serve&volley legends:

Pete Sampras
Tim Henman
Stefan Edberg
Johnny Mac

and...

... Andy Roddick :)

connectolove
05-15-2008, 05:10 AM
- Chris Evert - Rafael Nadal
- Steffi Graf - Andre Agassi
- Martina Navatrilova - Bjorn Borg
- Justine Henin - Federer
- Doris Hart - Jimmy Connors

ChrisDoesDallas
05-15-2008, 09:25 AM
Dementieva and Sampras--heads and shoulders #1 and #2. The rest? V. Williams, Davenport, and Gasquet.

Three Americans, one French, one Russian. Not bad.

speranza
05-15-2008, 09:33 AM
- Pat Rafter (for making me fall in love with tennis)
- Nole Djokovic (for his personality, witts and game)
- Goran Ivanisevic (for just being the way he is)

It's just 3 of them but those are really the ones I love and support with all my heart.



P.S. I noticed almost nobody quoted Sweet Pete as their favourite player. How come?

Ferrero Forever
05-15-2008, 10:01 AM
Ferrero


Robredo
Monaco
Gonzalez
Ferrer (The order of these last 4 changes weekly)

Allegretto
05-15-2008, 10:16 AM
Tim Henman
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Pat Rafter
Andy Roddick
David Nalbandian

Voo de Mar
05-15-2008, 10:28 AM
1. Krajicek
2. Kuerten
3. Gaudio
4. Rafter
5. Sampras

Stephan
05-15-2008, 11:14 AM
men or women doesnt matter....
1 Mats Wilander,
2 Yannick Noah,
3 Andre Agassi, for the tempo and did base line tennis to art...
4 Richard Krajicek ,
5 Todd Martin.

i think you remember Andre's last match vs. Pim-Pim? :)

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1. Andre Agassi
2. Pete Sampras
3. Ivan Lendl
4/5. David Nalbandian
4/5. Roger Federer

*Ljubica*
05-15-2008, 11:48 AM
In no particular order..........

Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Thomas Muster
Novak Djokovic
Goran Ivanisevic
Tim Henman

If I had to include a female player, would have to be Kim Clijsters - she was the only WTA player I ever supported, for her game and her personality.

Becker's Volleys
05-15-2008, 02:33 PM
I'll do a Top 10 faves:

1. Boris Becker
2. Stefan Edberg
3. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
4. Roger Federer
5. Chrissy Evert
6. Goran Ivanesivic
7. Justin Henin
8. Juan Carlos Ferrero
9. Ilie Nastase
10. Andre Agassi

lovebaggy
07-03-2008, 08:17 PM
sampras
graf
agassi
federer
hingis

Magus13
07-03-2008, 08:40 PM
Federer
Borg
Edberg
Anyone who beat Connors
Anyone who beats Djokovic

BigJohn
07-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Roddick - Hingis
Agassi - Graf
Federer - Evert
Wilander - Seles
Becker - Coetzer

Allez
07-03-2008, 09:16 PM
Roddick - Hingis
Agassi - Graf
Federer - Evert
Wilander - Seles
Becker - Coetzer

omg giant killing Coetzer :hearts::hearts::hearts:

Rogi-Steffi (goats)
Agassi - Williams
Safin - Navratilova
Nadal - Hingis
Ivanisevic (2001) :worship: - Capriati

Mansave_75
07-03-2008, 09:17 PM
1. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (all-time favourite she was the guilty of my likes for tennis)
2. Rafael Nadal (is everytime higher and higher/great champion and person)
3. Sergi Bruguera (Double RG Champion/great clay-courter)
4. Juan Carlos Ferrero (RG Champion;Former #1)
5. Carlos Moyá/Alex Corretja/Conchita Martinez(Great clay-courters; Conchi Former Wimbledon Champion)
!!! Viva España !!!
Out of my country:
1. Roger Federer (Maybe the Best of History/Best Rival/Friend of Rafa)
2. Steffi Graf (Great Champion/great forehand too)
3. Monica Seles (Greatest Puncher in WTA)

flower14
07-03-2008, 09:18 PM
Safin
Hingis
Kuerten
Henin
Venus
Dinara

Manila ESQ
07-03-2008, 09:51 PM
1. Agassi
2. Nadal
3. Sanchez Vicario
4. Enqvist
5. Seles

I love the baseliners!

PiggyGotRoasted
07-03-2008, 09:58 PM
1)Goran
2)Guga
3)Davydenko
4)Youzhny
5)Safin

Hate list:
1)Nadal
2)Noone else

Acer
07-03-2008, 10:14 PM
1. Justine Henin
2. Lleyton Hewitt
3. Steffi Graf
4. Roger Federer
5. Ivan Lendl or Rafter

Vida
07-03-2008, 10:37 PM
1. Seles
2. Goran
3. Agassi
4. Moya
5. Tipsy
(6). Djoko

Collective
07-03-2008, 10:41 PM
1. Martina Hingis
2. Roger Federer
3. Marat Safin
4. Pete Sampras
5. Santoro

~*BGT*~
07-03-2008, 11:07 PM
1. Roddick
2. Gasquet
3. Nadal
4. Golovin
5. Vaidisova

Okonsky
07-03-2008, 11:22 PM
1. Novak
2. Seles
3. Edberg
4. Muster
5. Roddick

Becker's Volleys
07-03-2008, 11:30 PM
What about a 'least liked' list of five. Mine would include:

1. Ivan Lendl
2. Serena Williams
3. Rafa Nadal
4. Pete Sampras
5. Martina Navratilova

JediFed
07-03-2008, 11:32 PM
1. Federer.. I love his style of tennis.
2. Sampras.. Amazing serves.
3. Davenport..Plucky
4. ASV........Never quits
5. McEnroe....Showman/Character

Federerhingis
07-03-2008, 11:33 PM
1) Roger Federer/Rod Laver Pete Sampras/ Martina Hingis/ Martina Navratilova (this bunch to me is the most talented in the open era)

2)Bjorn Borg/John McEnroe(softest hands ever) Marat Safin/ Ken Rosewell(awesome backhand) Evonne Goolagong

3)Lleyton Hewitt/ Hana Mandlikova/Chris Evert (Hingis designed her game after hers) loved her backhand

4)Patrick Rafter/ Stephan Edberg(classic serve and volleyers after Laver and Rosewell)Gustavo Kuerten (best one hander of his generation)/Andre Agassi(best hand eye coordination the modern game has produced) Monica Seles/ Jana Novotna

5)Tommy Haas/Venus Williams(love that backhand)/Lindsay Davenport (her backhand is only second to Venus among their generation and Hingis was more accurate) Honorary mention Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Mary Pierce

I am thankful to the Tennis channel and to torrents for having the opportunity of seeing the games of the player of the 70's and 80's and early 90's. I think it was PBS too who had some specials on the history of the game, and I was able to witness some classics of Tilden and Budge and alikes. ESPN Classic too deserves a mention.

Becker's Volleys
07-03-2008, 11:35 PM
Graf was an overall better player than Nav IMO: not much in it at all, though. They're the best two ladies players of all-time afterall.

MacTheKnife
07-03-2008, 11:35 PM
Mac - of course
Conners
Sampras
Federer
Laver - Safin (coin toss- love watching them both)

This is my favorite players, not who I think was the best or GOAT. That would be a different group. Some the same, but different order for sure.

Eden
03-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Roger Federer
Steffi Graf/Gustavo Kuerten
Patrick Rafter/Michael Stich/Stefan Edberg

vn01
03-20-2010, 03:32 PM
Grisho
Del Potro
Rafa
Nole
Henman

Start da Game
03-20-2010, 03:46 PM
order wise,

sampras the greek warrior

nadal the spartan warrior

stefan edberg

gustavo kuerten

leander paes

women

steffi graf

billie jean king

chris evert

monica seles

jelena dokic (my first tennis crush)

Spirit_fire
03-20-2010, 03:49 PM
1. Federer, VERY closely followed by
2. Edberg, and then a big gap
3. Safin
4. Rafter
5. Djokovic

Yves.
03-20-2010, 03:49 PM
Federer
Karlovic
Sampras
Krajicek
Ivanisevic

Johnny_Bravo
03-20-2010, 03:50 PM
1.Ernests Gulbis
2.Fernando Verdasco
3.Andy Murray
4.Gilles Simon
5.Jurgen Melzer

tea
03-20-2010, 03:53 PM
Federer
Murray
(empty space)

ossie
03-20-2010, 04:27 PM
rafa, del potro, federer, and murray as well

Luinir
03-20-2010, 05:05 PM
1-) Nadal
2-) Nadal
3-) Nadal
4-) Hingis
5-) Ilhan (because he's very important for Turkish tennis history)

born_on_clay
03-20-2010, 05:09 PM
Nadal
Djokovic
Moya
Rios
Verdasco

Johnny Groove
03-20-2010, 05:11 PM
1. Nadal
2. Roddick

The rest in my sig I all like generally the same.

Noleta
03-20-2010, 05:15 PM
N.Djokovic.
S.Graf.
R.Nadal.
T.Henman.
J.Henin

enzogiovanni
03-20-2010, 07:16 PM
1. Lendl - greatest player of all time without a doubt
2. Rafter - together with Edberg probably the best volleys and net movement I ever watched
3. Navratilova - pure genious
4. Kuerten - loved him and his style
5. Karlović - the best server in the history of tennis, the only guy who can beat players ranked from 1-200 but can easily lose to them too.

DartMarcus
03-20-2010, 07:19 PM
1. Agassi
2. Sampras
3. Santoro
4. El Aynaoui
5. Fish :D

Nole fan
03-20-2010, 07:28 PM
1. Djokovic
2. Nadal
3. Federer
4. McEnroe
5. Agassi

szelesvigyor
03-20-2010, 07:40 PM
without order
.sampras
.santoro
.dent
.llodra
.henman

Federer&Hingis
03-21-2010, 01:18 AM
1. Roger Federer
2. Martina Hingis
3. Stefan Edberg
4. Tamarine Tanasugarn
5. Fabrice Santoro

leng jai
03-21-2010, 01:24 AM
1. Haas
2. Safin
3. Kuerten
4. Rafter
5. Anna Kournikova

Arkulari
03-21-2010, 01:24 AM
in no particular order: Rafa, Roger, Edberg, Rafter and Corretja
Muster, Kuerten, Becker, Coria and Safin complete my top 10 right now :p

abraxas21
03-21-2010, 01:25 AM
Federer
Agassi
Rios
Kuerten
Kolya

kengyin
03-21-2010, 01:31 AM
1. Ro
2. ger
3. Fed
4. er
5. er

marcRD
03-21-2010, 01:32 AM
Federer
Santoro
Kuerten
Edberg
Nalbandian

tennisfaNo.1
03-25-2010, 09:50 AM
federer, ivanisevic, nadal, safin, santoro

Mosquito3
03-25-2010, 11:50 AM
Federer
Sampras
Becker
Edberg
Connors

oranges
03-25-2010, 12:25 PM
Goran, Edberg, Safin, Rafter, Guga

bokehlicious
03-25-2010, 12:49 PM
1. Stefan
2. Roger
3. Miroslav
4. John
5. Marc

coonster14
03-25-2010, 01:03 PM
1. Andre Agassi (LEGEND), i liked his style of play, could care less about all this crystal meth and how he madde fun of sampras for being a cheap tipper :lol:
2. Pat Rafter, too bad he did not win a wimbledon singles title, he was close in 2001, such a heartbreaker, to this day, i still remember that match :sad:, but i liked his S&V style and he seemed like a very nice, genuine guy, im so glad that he is an Aussie :thumbsup:
3. Rafael Nadal, yeh what a monster this guy is on clay, he was the only guy who had the ability to step it up and be a true rival to Federer, too bad injuries have taken such a huge toll on him, but he is a great fighter and I have heaps of respect for him.
4. Novak Djokovic, this guy just is not boring at all, no matter whether he loses after playing the worst match ever, or he wins matches easily (sadly not anymore these days...sigh), but i loved his impersonations and also the matches he plays against Rafa, love their rivalry, hope it keeps going. he has a very interesting personality, hope he gets his act together though.
5. Juan Martin Del Potro, well done to the big fellow on winning his first grand slam last year beating Federer in the final :worship:, get well soon, want to see him playing again, it has been too long...:sad:

Taz Warrior
03-25-2010, 01:11 PM
Edberg
Moya
Henin
Ferrer
Santoro

ApproachShot
03-25-2010, 01:23 PM
Federer, Nadal, Edberg, Rafter, Santoro.
Laver, Agassi, Sampras, Becker and Djokovic complete my top 10.

MacTheKnife
03-25-2010, 01:29 PM
McEnroe, Laver, Nastase, Sampras, Ashe

leng jai
03-25-2010, 01:37 PM
McEnroe, Laver, Nastase, Sampras, Ashe

You cannot be serious.

MacTheKnife
03-25-2010, 01:39 PM
You cannot be serious.

Now that one was tough to figure out wasn't it... :lol:

Ububub
03-25-2010, 03:56 PM
Started watching tennis in late 70's and was a big fan of Borg's style of play and his on-court demeanor. In always rooting for Borg, conversely I was always rooting against Connors and McEnroe.

When Borg retired abruptly, that left me to root for the Anti-Connors and Anti-McEnroe - Ivan Lendl, and his pocketful of saw dust.

When Lendl started to wane in 1990, I admired Stefan Edberg's Borg-like stoicism and I grew to like the serve and volley for the first time.

Then Pete Sampras came along - enough said.

I admired Safin for his utter brilliance on the court - but his consistency was baffling.

And then - Roger.

So it was my first tennis-crush on Bjorn Borg that has pretty much determined who I would root for, for the next 35 years.

anutam
03-25-2010, 04:17 PM
Roger, Marat, Agassi, Edberg, Sampras

thrust
03-25-2010, 05:27 PM
Rosewall - Justine Henin
Edberg - Maria Bueno
Sampras - Franciose Durr
Rafter - Evonne Goolagong
Nadal - Gabriella Sabatini

thrust
03-25-2010, 05:36 PM
Started watching tennis in late 70's and was a big fan of Borg's style of play and his on-court demeanor. In always rooting for Borg, conversely I was always rooting against Connors and McEnroe.

When Borg retired abruptly, that left me to root for the Anti-Connors and Anti-McEnroe - Ivan Lendl, and his pocketful of saw dust.

When Lendl started to wane in 1990, I admired Stefan Edberg's Borg-like stoicism and I grew to like the serve and volley for the first time.

Then Pete Sampras came along - enough said.

I admired Safin for his utter brilliance on the court - but his consistency was baffling.

And then - Roger.

So it was my first tennis-crush on Bjorn Borg that has pretty much determined who I would root for, for the next 35 years.

I started in the early sixties!
Rosewall- The ultimate overachiever, at 5-7, the little Roger.
Edberg- Beautiful game, an elegant serve and vollyer
Sampras- A stronger version of Edberg
Rafter- A slightly weaker version of Sampras
Nadal- Great mover, and just about the only player who could beat Roger in a Slam final and have a winning H-H

Ibracadabra
03-25-2010, 05:42 PM
1. Agassi
2. Del potro
3. nalbandian
4. safin
5. federer

FEDERERBEAUTY
03-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Federer for being the most sublime player ever to grace a tennis court. And he seems a great guy.

Martina Navratilova for being beyond brilliant on court and interesting off it

Boris Becker for having that mix I like in a man of great talent in his field and and air personal vulnerability

Andy Roddick for putting in 100% on court and for being so engaging off it

Pete Sampras for being an amazing player another seemingly nice guy

Honourable mentions: Nastase, Borg, Hingis, Serena, Rafter,McEnroe, Connors