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Forum: General Messages   01-25-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,208
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Goodbye Rusty (Lleyton Hewitt)

I despised him when he was in his prime, but I can't deny that he was incredible fighter, a far more talented player than most people remember, and enjoyed a tremendous career. His Davis Cup record...
Forum: Off Topic   01-25-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,875
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Milos Raonic Inspired By Steph Curry

I completely agree. For me there's no doubt that basketball is the second biggest sport in the world after football/soccer.

It beats tennis in most metrics:

- There is way more money in...
Forum: Non-Tennis   01-25-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,651
Posted By LeChuck
Re: RIP Madeline (decrepitude) Tribute Thread

I have known Madeline/decrepitude since 2006 through another tennis forum.

She combined tremendous knowledge together with humour in her posts, and her enthusiasm for the sport and for British...
Forum: General Messages   07-19-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,641
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Can Great Britain win the 2015 Davis Cup ?

I would love to see this happening.

In the past few years we've seen Serbia and Switzerland win their first ever Davis Cup titles, plus the Czech Republic winning their first title (swiftly...
Forum: General Messages   07-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,005
Posted By LeChuck
Re: It's shame for Spanish tennis.

Speaking of Nadal, I've always thought that his Davis Cup legacy is overrated.

He has only has 3 victories in live Davis Cup rubbers off clay during his career; against the world no. 49 Stepanek...
Forum: General Messages   07-19-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,005
Posted By LeChuck
Re: It's shame for Spanish tennis.

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Spanish tennis.

They've had back to back golden generations with their 70s and 80s crop of players. 16 different Spanish players born...
Forum: General Messages   03-04-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,779
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Who is the greatest player to have never won a slam?

Definitely Mecir. In my opinion he was comfortably better than Ríos.

His straight sets thumping of a peak Lendl in the 1987 Key Biscayne final (a tournament that had a 128 player draw and was best...
Forum: General Messages   02-13-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,912
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Where would you rank these PEAK one handed backhands of the past 30yrs?

His 2 standout performances were his victories over a peak Sampras in the 1993 YEC final (Sampras was at the absolute height of his powers from 1993-1994) and against Muster at RG in 1996 (Muster had...
Forum: General Messages   02-13-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,912
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Where would you rank these PEAK one handed backhands of the past 30yrs?

Michael Stich had the most complete one handed backhand I've seen in the time that I've followed tennis. It was strong in all departments; returning serve, topspin, slice, cross court, down the line,...
Forum: General Messages   11-29-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,251
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Agassi or McEnroe?

Yeah that's true.

From 1976-1982 especially the tournament was a complete joke. In those years, Borg, Connors, McEnroe and Lendl never showed up there once. Not only was it less important than the...
Forum: General Messages   11-28-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,251
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Agassi or McEnroe?

Of course Agassi's career went into decline afterwards. He said in his own words that he struggled to get over this defeat and things went downhill for him afterwards. 1995 had been the only season...
Forum: General Messages   11-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,251
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Agassi or McEnroe?

It's interesting that both these players lost hugely important and decisive US Open finals against a major rival 10 years apart, and their careers both swiftly went into decline afterwards.
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Forum: General Messages   11-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,251
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Agassi or McEnroe?

Comparing these 9 players you listed, Agassi is the only one who wasn't the best player in the world in at least 3 different years:

Connors - 1974, 1976 and 1982 (I would say that Ashe was the...
Forum: General Messages   11-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,437
Posted By LeChuck
Re: The 80s is considered the strongest era of all time, and it also has the least am

The 80s did seem to have the right balance in terms of having enough surface polarisation and diversity, but with 'fast surface' tennis not being too serve orientated, although guys like Becker,...
Forum: General Messages   11-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,251
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Agassi or McEnroe?

Definitely McEnroe as he was far more dominant than Agassi. He was genuinely the best player in the world in 1981, 1983 and 1984, despite the fact that his 1982 year end no.1 ranking was a joke.
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Forum: General Messages   11-26-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,267
Posted By LeChuck
Re: It baffles me that some people place Edberg over Becker.

Becker was incredibly bitter about that match and then accused of Muster of doping afterwards, which was pretty shocking, as usually he was very gracious in defeat (some-times too gracious like after...
Forum: General Messages   11-26-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,267
Posted By LeChuck
Re: It baffles me that some people place Edberg over Becker.

One thing that enhances Becker's CV is his amazing Davis Cup record. I think that a players individual Davis Cup match record (and not necessarily how many times they won the competition) can be an...
Forum: General Messages   11-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By LeChuck
Re: What are the chances of Connors being stripped of 2 YE#1 titles in the future?

The ranking system in the 70s and early 80s certainly does sound like it was a complete joke.

I would rank Ashe as the best player in the world in 1975. He won 8 titles that year including...
Forum: General Messages   11-18-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,524
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Big Rumour: ATP going to take Portugal Open out of calendar in 2015

This time last year weren't there rumours that the tournament was going to be taken out of the 2014 ATP calendar? Obviously those rumours didn't turn out to be true and the event survived for another...
Forum: General Messages   11-15-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,458
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Is Sampras 6 consecutive YE #1 the most overrated tennis record?

I suppose given that the ranking system is rolling, you could argue that Federer being the world no. 1 after Wimbledon 6 years in a row from 2004-2009, is just as impressive as Sampras being the year...
Forum: General Messages   11-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,014
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Cuevas is about to pull off one of the greatest vulture moves ever

Sensible and smart from Pablo. It would be great to see him seeded at Melbourne next year.

Pablo is just pure awesomeness anyway.
Forum: General Messages   11-11-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Instances of a reigning GS Champion being decimated by another ?

RG 1978 - The reigning Wimbledon champion Borg destroyed the reigning RG champion 6-1 6-1 6-3 in the final.

Wimbledon 1984 - The reigning Wimbledon champion McEnroe destroyed the reigning US Open...
Forum: Off Topic   11-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,430
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Andy Murray believes Martina Navratilova is the best player in tennis history

Out of all the great tennis players, male or female, Navratilova is by far the most arrogant out of the lot, so Murray's words will have massaged her giant ego:

I asked Martina Navratilova: "How...
Forum: General Messages   10-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,349
Posted By LeChuck
Re: Should players be able to make a living playing Challengers?

Some good suggestions raised above I like them.

Of course players should be able to make a living playing in challengers, not a luxurious living but a decent living none the less. It's ridiculous...
Forum: Non-Tennis   10-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,006
Posted By LeChuck
Re: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a result of American aggression

I guess a significant outcome of Pearl Harbour was that it led to Hitler declaring war on the USA. I could well be wrong, but according to the terms of the Axis pact with Japan, he wasn't obliged to...
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