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Old 08.06.2009, 18:58
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is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?
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Old 08.06.2009, 18:59
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Er, dunno, actually.

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Old 08.06.2009, 19:02
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I would like to say yes, but to truly earn my respect he needs to harden the up, and stop crying like a baby.
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Old 08.06.2009, 19:08
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Re: is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?

it's a toughie, i think rogi is pretty much up there, but pete sampras is also up there...(though he quit far too early IMO)
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Old 08.06.2009, 19:10
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Re: is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?

Pete Sampras is the most boring tennis player ever.
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Old 08.06.2009, 19:13
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I would like to say yes, but to truly earn my respect he needs to harden the up, and stop crying like a baby.
would u like to see a "he's the biggest crybaby ever?" option?
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Old 08.06.2009, 19:35
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Re: is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?

He's a good player but I'm sick of the hype surrounding him. What about this chap thoug: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Laver

Some years back I was watching Wimbledon, a match was rained off and to fill in the time, the BBC showed a classic match featuring two players whose names I've unfortunately forgotten. One was a Spanish / South American sounding name. To give you an idea of how old this match was, they still played with white tennis balls. The match was mesmerisingly brilliant - far better than anything I've seen for a long time. If only I could remember the chap's name.....
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He's a good player but I'm sick of the hype surrounding him. What about this chap thoug: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Laver

Some years back I was watching Wimbledon, a match was rained off and to fill in the time, the BBC showed a classic match featuring two players whose names I've unfortunately forgotten. One was a Spanish / South American sounding name. To give you an idea of how old this match was, they still played with white tennis balls. The match was mesmerisingly brilliant - far better than anything I've seen for a long time. If only I could remember the chap's name.....
Wikipedia reference-linkVitas Gerulaitis? Dunno, I just always loved his name

But for me, it's gotta be Newc. Beauty Newc
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Old 08.06.2009, 19:52
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Wikipedia reference-linkVitas Gerulaitis? Dunno, I just always loved his name

But for me, it's gotta be Newc. Beauty Newc
No, it wasn't Vitas Gerulaitis- isn't that some sort of venereal disease?
2nd vote for Newcombe though!
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Old 08.06.2009, 19:54
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Re: is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?

Yeah, Aussies rock.

My vote goes to Marat Safin as the best (by best I mean sexiest) player of all time.
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I would like to say yes, but to truly earn my respect he needs to harden the up, and stop crying like a baby.
He has hardened the f*** up to get back to where he is now and I am glad he knows how to cry. Nothing is worse than a guy who shows off with an attitude like you won't ever see me crying baby.
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Old 08.06.2009, 20:17
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Like if Roger would give a ****

Roger is the best ever, now officially, and he has still more to win
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Some years back I was watching Wimbledon, a match was rained off and to fill in the time, the BBC showed a classic match featuring two players whose names I've unfortunately forgotten. One was a Spanish / South American sounding name. To give you an idea of how old this match was, they still played with white tennis balls. The match was mesmerisingly brilliant - far better than anything I've seen for a long time. If only I could remember the chap's name.....
That's because back in the good old days they didn't have the racquet technology to slam the ball so hard, so games didn't just devolve into the interminable baseline rallies of the modern game (this phenomenon is particularly bad in women's tennis, especially since Hingis has left the game).
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Old 08.06.2009, 21:19
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Re: is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?

This is very relative question how long can one man stay great (ever) until another man breaks his record. Given the past record of other Grand Slam winners R. Federer is currently one of the greatest tennis players of our times but.... As the technology of equpiment continuously evolves (from wooden rackets to hi tech composite materials with more aerodynamic frames) and training methodologies improve (players become much stronger and employ powerful techniques e.g. heavier topspin and faster serve) there will still be new record breakers and tough players in the future to come.
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I would like to say yes, but to truly earn my respect he needs to harden the up, and stop crying like a baby.
Many like his humble, human, sentimental style. No vicious, pretentious, ostentatious warrior this. Tough on court and a softie when the battle is over.
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He's a good player but I'm sick of the hype surrounding him. What about this chap thoug: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Laver

Some years back I was watching Wimbledon, a match was rained off and to fill in the time, the BBC showed a classic match featuring two players whose names I've unfortunately forgotten. One was a Spanish / South American sounding name. To give you an idea of how old this match was, they still played with white tennis balls. The match was mesmerisingly brilliant - far better than anything I've seen for a long time. If only I could remember the chap's name.....
Perhaps the classic Pancho Gonzales - Charlie Pasarell match which was the longest ever played - indeed, so long that it led to the introduction of tie-breaks. The third set was something absurd like 30-28. (Correction; 22-24, 1–6, 16-14, 6–3, 11-9 - it lasted over 5 hours)

Rod the Rockhampton Rocket is my vote for the greatest ever - two calendar Grand Slams, one as an amateur the second as a professional.
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Re: is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?

I'd have asked this question one year from now.
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You asked the question in the future?

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Truly awesome skills.
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Many like his humble, human, sentimental style. No vicious, pretentious, ostentatious warrior this. Tough on court and a softie when the battle is over.
i like his unassuming nature, which i think is part of what makes him great.
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