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origmarm
05-15-2007, 02:05 AM
Poll: Which Goran was the best? i.e which did you enjoy watching the most, good Goran, bad Goran or Emergency Goran?

My favourite is probably Emergency Goran, just for that incident when he slipped vs Henman and played a winner through his legs!

morten
05-15-2007, 03:04 AM
Goran Pripic ;D

origmarm
05-15-2007, 03:41 AM
Goran Pripic ;D

Nice, didn't know about him, career high of 16 apparently

War, Safin!
05-15-2007, 04:28 AM
Poll: Which Goran was the best? i.e which did you enjoy watching the most, good Goran, bad Goran or Emergency Goran?

My favourite is probably Emergency Goran, just for that incident when he slipped vs Henman and played a winner through his legs!
Retired Goran.

origmarm
05-15-2007, 04:33 AM
Goran:

"Every generation has its own Goran," he said. "Safin is close. But I don't understand him sometimes. He's Russian."

keithchircop
05-15-2007, 05:12 AM
goran is my all-time favourite player. so charismatic. he could win against anyone and lose against anyone depending on his mood... too much fun to watch.

safin is the one who comes closest to this right now. even their playing style is similar: 2HBH, very powerful serve, same racquet too. i wouldn't be surprised if safin continued losing for a year or two, then won a slam before retiring. i'll still watch as many safin matches as possible in the meantime. i'll take him over murray or half the top 10 rated players every day of the week.

bottom line: goran-style players, whether good, bad, or crazy are a blast.

origmarm
05-15-2007, 05:15 AM
goran is my all-time favourite player. so charismatic. he could win against anyone and lose against anyone depending on his mood... too much fun to watch.

safin is the one who comes closest to this right now. even their playing style is similar: 2HBH, very powerful serve, same racquet too. i wouldn't be surprised if safin continued losing for a year or two, then won a slam before retiring. i'll still watch as many safin matches as possible in the meantime. i'll take him over murray or half the top 10 rated players every day of the week.

bottom line: goran-style players, whether good, bad, or crazy are a blast.

Thats just it isn't it, he could beat anyone and lose to anyone depending on which Goran turned up, amazing to watch. That and the whole story, the rise, the fall, the redemption

Andres
05-15-2007, 05:20 AM
Emergency Goran was the best. That's the one who threw down the aces two break points down :D

keithchircop
05-15-2007, 05:29 AM
goran played sampras 18 times and lost 12 times.
goran played agassi 7 times and lost 4 times.

those times he lost he was playing against himself more than he was his opponents. safin is the same, only crazier. such behaviour will never earn a player more than a couple grand slams, if that. such a player will never be the G.O.A.T. but they make the game INTERESTING. w/o serve and volley the game is getting repetitive and boring. we need more of these guys!

origmarm
05-15-2007, 05:36 AM
goran played sampras 18 times and lost 12 times.
goran played agassi 7 times and lost 4 times.

those times he lost he was playing against himself more than he was his opponents. safin is the same, only crazier. such behaviour will never earn a player more than a couple grand slams, if that. such a player will never be the G.O.A.T. but they make the game INTERESTING. w/o serve and volley the game is getting repetitive and boring. we need more of these guys!

'The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents: umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and myself.'

Its true that a player like that could never win everything or be the top player of the era but you're right, at least it was interesting and he played with his soul. I like to watch Safin for the same reason

vive le beau jeu !
05-15-2007, 09:32 AM
Emergency Goran was the best. That's the one who threw down the aces two break points down :D
of course this one is the best ! ;)

z-money
05-15-2007, 09:36 AM
of course this one is the best ! ;)

i agree also. its one thing to lose. its another to crush someone. but it means so much more when you dig deep to earn a victory (i.e Emergency Goron!)

Eviscerator
05-15-2007, 10:12 AM
All three were fun to watch but I have to go with Emergency Goran.:mrgreen:

Batoussai
05-16-2007, 04:06 AM
Retired Goran.

ROFL! :p

Best post you could probably give on this thread! Congratz!

origmarm
05-16-2007, 11:31 PM
ROFL! :p

Best post you could probably give on this thread! Congratz!

He's just sore cos he was better than Safin :)

Phil
05-16-2007, 11:43 PM
I like RETIRED Goran. Don't miss him one bit.

keithchircop
05-16-2007, 11:46 PM
i dont think he much likes safin anymore either. he's very critical of him that's for sure.

origmarm
05-16-2007, 11:54 PM
I like RETIRED Goran. Don't miss him one bit.

It would appear I should have included this as an option on the poll. Bad Goran would approve

origmarm
05-16-2007, 11:55 PM
i dont think he much likes safin anymore either. he's very critical of him that's for sure.

Yeah I noticed this too, I thought that was pretty strange to be honest. Did they have a falling out that anyone knows of?

keithchircop
05-17-2007, 01:13 AM
Yeah I noticed this too, I thought that was pretty strange to be honest. Did they have a falling out that anyone knows of?

no, i was referring to "War, Safin!".

origmarm
05-17-2007, 02:28 AM
no, i was referring to "War, Safin!".

Sorry just a comment

pj80
05-17-2007, 04:52 AM
speaking of goran how about this scene at the uso 1996

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eV49f0WZAG8

crazylevity
05-17-2007, 05:13 AM
I was a bit young to watch Goran playing...and at that time all I knew were Sampras and Agassi. But from all the quotes that have been mentioned, my favourite Goran is "PRESS CONFERENCE GORAN"!!! :p

origmarm
05-17-2007, 05:15 AM
I was a bit young to watch Goran playing...and at that time all I knew were Sampras and Agassi. But from all the quotes that have been mentioned, my favourite Goran is "PRESS CONFERENCE GORAN"!!! :p

Yeah I should have added him too...dammit

Check out: http://www.goranonline.com/gi_quotes.html
for some good ones

My current favourite is actually not a Goran quote but one about him:
"My neck is getting sore here." (Andy Roddick, facing ace after ace from Goran Ivanisevic)

Kobble
05-18-2007, 01:25 PM
It is one of my few regrets to have never seen Ivanisevic play in person. It is a shame that this generation doesn't have their own.

origmarm
05-20-2007, 11:53 PM
It is one of my few regrets to have never seen Ivanisevic play in person. It is a shame that this generation doesn't have their own.

Agreed, I only saw him once at Wimbledon, was just something special, not as amazing to watch in terms of sheer excellence as say Sampras but probably the most entertaining by a long shot, just the drama...

origmarm
05-20-2007, 11:53 PM
speaking of goran how about this scene at the uso 1996

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eV49f0WZAG8

I had completely missed this earlier when you posted it, genius...

pj80
05-21-2007, 02:33 AM
heres some more goran drama


http://youtube.com/watch?v=AQ8JdjVaCiM&mode=related&search=

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ngusj1ThrAs&mode=related&search=

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rXowf01wueA&mode=related&search=

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6ws2cCGAoa4&mode=related&search=