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Yannick Noah 0 0%
Michael Chang 6 6.82%
Thomas Muster 6 6.82%
Goran Ivanesevic 9 10.23%
Andy Roddick 44 50.00%
Michael Stich 3 3.41%
Juan Carlos Ferrero 1 1.14%
Carlos Moya 2 2.27%
Juan Martin Del Potro 14 15.91%
Pat Cash 1 1.14%
Richard Krajicek 2 2.27%
Petr Korda 0 0%
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default Who is the greatest player in the Open Era with one Grand Slam?

People often talk about the greatest player with no Grand Slams at all and the verdict tends to be that player is Nalbandian. However, what about those players who "only" achieved one Grand Slam? A huge achievement of course, but lots of them were players who could've gone on to win more. So, who is the greatest player of the open era with only one Grand Slam?

Del Potro is included in the poll but he will hopefully win more majors so his eligibility is ambiguous.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Roddick?
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Default Re: Who is the greatest player in the Open Era with one Grand Slam?

Roddick by far.

Then Chang and Ivanisevic.
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Ivanisevic for me, but more because of the way he won his only Wimbledon as a WC than anything else. Had he not been a major head case he could've won at least 2 more majors.

Realistically, Roddick had the best career out of all players in the poll but I was never a big fan of his game style.

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Default Re: Who is the greatest player in the Open Era with one Grand Slam?

Quite obviously Muster.
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Ivanisevic for me, but more because of the way he won his only Wimbledon as a WC than anything else. Had he not been a major head case he could've won at least 2 more majors.
I wonder how the Raonic of his day would have fared on today's surfaces.
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Roddick followed closely by Ivanisevic, then Stich.

If you weight in doubles you can argue Stich as no1
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I wonder how the Raonic of his day would have fared on today's surfaces.
That's a tough question. I'm not sure I'd call Goran 'Raonic of his day' although I know where you are coming from .

By the way, how did you end up in Spain&Mexico and what are you doing there? Chasing sexy Rafa girls ?
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That's a tough question. I'm not sure I'd call Goran 'Raonic of his day' although I know where you are coming from .

By the way, how did you end up in Spain&Mexico and what are you doing there? Chasing sexy Rafa girls ?
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Default Re: Who is the greatest player in the Open Era with one Grand Slam?

Roddick overall(or I should say HCs and grass), Muster on clay
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del Potro has 2 votes
Roddick, then Muster
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Default Re: Who is the greatest player in the Open Era with one Grand Slam?

Roddick for certain. Unlike these other players he came across prime Federer 24/7. He was actually an amazing tennis player.

If not for Fed he could have easily had at least 6 grand slams.
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Roddick tops the rest with year-end-no.1, 3 Wimbledon finals and 5 Masters titles.
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del Potro has 2 votes
Roddick, then Muster
Del Potro will win more slams, so he'll be better than almost everyone in the poll.
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