2002 was a very strange year in the Grand Slams.. I mean, Johansson and Costa winning AO and RG against heavy-favorites Safin and Ferrero in the finals... Then Hewitt winning Wimbledon in another crazy tournament, before Sampras winning his last title and match of his career at the US Open!
Roger Federer & Novak Djokovic
Tommy Haas - Viktor Troicki - Mikhail Youzhny - Lleyton Hewitt - Janko Tipsarevic - Stanislas Wawrinka - Grigor Dimitrov
nice tournament, a lot of memories specially related to Marat but everything looks like crap when you remember who won that GS
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My thread yesterday which was more worthy of a discussion was deleted. You lame ass punk.
ah yes, of course, the mighty Lemon Water gets to decide which threads are deemed "worthy", and feels the need to express his discontent at tennis fans discussing past tennis results on a tennis forum. take your irritatingly pointless intolerance somewhere else - funnily enough, people can discuss whatever they want, especially when it's not overly-opinionated or remotely offensive to anyone.
don't have a clue what your thread was, but I'm sure it was wonderfully average.
__________________ |Wins over 3+ of the Top 4.Players to reach all slam QFs+ in history.Hawkeye/Line Calls. Nole / Tsonga / The Fog / Haas / Brown / Gojowczyk / Colonel / Mahut / Sijsling / Dolgo / Funky Flo / Cuevas / Fed / Stan / Baker / Alund / Kei / Tursunov / Copil / Brands / Benneteau / Steps / Stakh / PHM Rafter / Edberg / Henman / Stich / Safin / Gambill / Grosjean / Malisse / Gonzo / Llodra / Santoro / Agassi / Schalken / Nováček / Rosewall / H-T Lee / Kuerten / Boetsch / Pavel / Sundström / Björkman / Scud / El Aynaoui / Arazi / Calleri / Sampras / Nalbandian / Mosquito / Srichaphan / Pioline
The point of this is to look back and compare with today, and wonder- could a grand slam draw open up sometime in the future and we end up with a Tipsarevic, or a Wawrinka or anyone taking advantage and picking up a shock slam or are those days long gone? Stan almost defeated Nole after all...
Hopefully.Would be great for tennis.The same players over and over again in the final stages of Slams is just terrible.
Great OP btw.
On winning DC and its overall importance in the discussion for all-time greats
Originally Posted by Orbis
Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results. If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.