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Both made it to top 100 before the their 18th birthday, both received great amount of hype before even making it for real, both were on the magazine covers before the age of 20, Kournikova never won a tournament and was never top 5, do you think Borna will ever make it to the top 5?



 

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Both made it to top 100 before the their 18th birthday, both received great amount of hype before even making it for real, both were on the magazine covers before the age of 20, Kournikova never won a tournament and was never top 5, do you think Borna will ever make it to the top 5?

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Equivalent WTA age for 17 y.o. ATP top 100 is 14 or 15.


Youngest winners of a singles title

Tracy Austin: 14 years, 0 months, 28 days (1977 Portland)
Kathy Rinaldi: 14 years, 6 months, 24 days (1981 Kyoto)
Jennifer Capriati: 14 years, 6 months, 29 days (1990 Puerto Rico)
Andrea Jaeger: 14 years, 7 months, 14 days (1980 Las Vegas)
Mirjana Lučić-Baroni: 15 years, 1 month, 25 days (1997 Bol)
Nicole Vaidišová: 15 years, 3 months, 23 days (2004 Vancouver)
Monica Seles: 15 years, 4 months, 29 days (1989 Houston)
Anke Huber: 15 years, 8 months, 22 days (1990 Schenectady)
Tamira Paszek: 15 years, 9 months, 18 days (2006 Portorož)


Aaron Krickstein-10/16/83-Tel Aviv-Hardcourt (O)-16y 2m 14d
Michael Chang-10/02/88-San Francisco-Carpet (I)-16y 7m 10d
Lleyton Hewitt-01/11/98-Adelaide-Hardcourt (O)-16y 10m 18d
Aaron Krickstein-07/22/84-Boston-Clay (O)-16y 11m 20d
Aaron Krickstein-09/16/84-Tel Aviv-Hardcourt (O)-17y 1m 14d
Aaron Krickstein-09/23/84-Geneva-Clay (O)-17y 1m 21d
Michael Chang-06/11/89-Roland Garros-Clay (O)-17y 3m 20d
Guillermo Perez-Roldan-05/10/87 Munich-Clay (O)-17y 6m 20d
Boris Becker-06/16/85-Queen's Club-Grass (O)-17y 6m 25d
Andre Agassi-11/29/87-Itaparica Hardcourt (O)-17y 7m 0d
Pat Cash-01/02/83-Melbourne-Grass (O)-17y 7m 6d
Bjorn Borg-01/20/74-Auckland-Hardcourt (O)-17y 7m 14d
Boris Becker-07/07/85-Wimbledon-Grass (O)-17y 7m 15d
 

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Both made it to top 100 before the their 18th birthday, both received great amount of hype before even making it for real, both were on the magazine covers before the age of 20, Kournikova never won a tournament and was never top 5, do you think Borna will ever make it to the top 5?



Borna as Anna? Not even close. There will be few GS's titles as main difference. ;)
 

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Nope. What made Anna was just how much better looking she was than the rest of the tour- she looked like a model. Borna is a great looking guy, but he is not head and shoulders above everyone else on the ATP, he is just in the top twenty percent looks wise, and of course that is subjective.
Anna's looks hurt her tennis career, and it is easy to see why. Back then, the mid 90s, prize money was not as generous as it is now and, struggling anyway in big matches to Hingis and Venus, Kournikova found another way to secure her future.
Borna is not going to have such options and the related distractions. He can focus on his tennis and, bar him proving to be a mental midget of the highest order, should win ATP 500s at the very least.
 

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Way to early to tell? Him being a pretty boy and doesn't mean anything. Of course he will exploit he good looks a bit and enjoys attention but the boy has really potential to win big titles. U're rimming desires are clouding Ur judgement.
 

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Both made it to top 100 before the their 18th birthday, both received great amount of hype before even making it for real
Kournikova broke into Top-10 three weeks after turning 17. By that time she had already been a GS semifinalist and had wins over Mauresmo, ASV, Huber, Majoli, Seles, Martinez, Davenport, Hingis, Graf and had never lost to a player ranked lower than herself.
 

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Comparing an ATP player with a WTA player is like comparing the Sun with a can of Coca Cola. :p
 

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Kournikova broke into Top-10 three weeks after turning 17. By that time she had already been a GS semifinalist and had wins over Mauresmo, ASV, Huber, Majoli, Seles, Martinez, Davenport, Hingis, Graf and had never lost to a player ranked lower than herself.
How many titles did she win in her career?
 

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If anything, Dimitrov is the Kournikova of the ATP.
this. Dimitrov has a way larger following than Coric and actually is attractive. more apt comparison
 

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Borna is too young for the op to make this comparison to Kournikova. I think the kid might be believing too much of the hype. He is a solid player already but has a lot to improve on.
 

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Dimitrov has squirrel eyes he is not handsome at all. Borna is very sexy maybe it is the straight girls that like Dimitrov he has a flat ass and thin legs. At eighteen Borna has a thick firm butt, strong legs and a handsome face.
 
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