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Tennis_Monk
05-26-2009, 06:56 PM
who would you have play it for you?

For me anywayz
a)Myself (if possible)

b) if my turn to serve, Pistol Pete

c) Rafael Nadal in all other cases

Serendipitous
05-26-2009, 06:57 PM
I would want Ernests Gulbis to play it for me. :)

nfor304
05-26-2009, 07:12 PM
If serving I would want Pancho Gonzalez to play for me and if returning I would want Jimmy Connors

Bloodshed
05-26-2009, 07:14 PM
Knowing that Nadal saved 11 MPs this year : 5 vs Nalby, 3 vs Djokovic, 3 vs Del Potro even though he lost the match, I think it's a no brainer I'd use Nadal if my life depended on it.

Trivia: Who saved the most MP in his whole career and still won the match?

Headshotterer
05-26-2009, 07:15 PM
LLeton JP Hewitt

Lsmkenpo
05-26-2009, 07:20 PM
Pete serving, no one else really compares.

RCizzle65
05-26-2009, 07:39 PM
Serving? Pete no dobut
Returning? Nadal's defense comes through all the time.

roysid
05-27-2009, 02:34 AM
Nadal. Not only MP, see his play when he is breakpoint down.

prosealster
05-27-2009, 02:59 AM
if it's just a single point....pete might just serve up a double fault :)

gj011
05-27-2009, 03:29 AM
Depends who is on the other side of the net.

Lionheart392
05-27-2009, 03:31 AM
And depends which surface too...

sh@de
05-27-2009, 03:32 AM
Rafa Nadal.

Fate Archer
05-27-2009, 04:14 AM
Pablo Cuevas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTWwXlamubI

Just kiding.. :)

It depends on who your playing against, but I'd probably pick Nadal, either serving or returning.
I think Tsonga has (or used to have) a very good break points saved/converted ratio, and he normally plays a level higher at important points too.

Sampras would be a nice choice too I guess, but I find serve and volley too risky of a strategy to put my life on.
And Federer, unfortunately, doesn't bring the safety to be one of the main choices. Unless your life is as worth as Wimbledon. Then we are talking.

kafelnikov
05-27-2009, 05:46 AM
I would go with a non-option.

The iceman.. Borg

Cesc Fabregas
05-27-2009, 05:47 AM
Richard Gasquet.

montx
05-27-2009, 06:53 AM
I'd pick myself as the first option, second, just because I love that Federer is nice to others and himself too, I'd pick him.

el sergento
05-27-2009, 07:01 AM
Richard Gasquet.

Nope, that only works if you life is on the "line", not if it depended on it. :twisted:

DownTheLine
05-27-2009, 07:07 AM
Depends who is on the other side of the net.

This. Plus it depends on the surface and when federer wasvin his prime I would pick federer or pistol pete.

Mick
05-27-2009, 07:23 AM
federer at his prime provided the point isn't played on a clay court against nadal :)

GoaLaSSo
05-27-2009, 07:25 AM
Pablo Cuevas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTWwXlamubI

This guy for sure haha.

But seriously i would pick nadal. He's a fighter.

Commando Tennis Shorts
05-27-2009, 08:12 AM
If my life depended on a point, I would choose Johnny McEnroe in his prime to play it. I've never seen anyone bleed for each and every point like Johnny Mac. He would give you the best effort for sure

Cenc
05-27-2009, 12:23 PM
sampras
just remember uso quaters 96
and wimby 00

jamesblakefan#1
05-27-2009, 12:28 PM
Federer. Could easily be Roddick, Karlovic, Sampras, or Ivanesivic tho.

vandre
05-27-2009, 12:29 PM
whoever voted for blake must be on paxil or something! :twisted:

S H O W S T O P P E R !
05-27-2009, 12:33 PM
Borg.

10char

Clydey2times
05-27-2009, 02:00 PM
Murray. He should be in that poll. I mean, especially if Blake and Djokovic are on there.

Serendipitous
05-27-2009, 02:52 PM
Knowing that Nadal saved 11 MPs this year : 5 vs Nalby, 3 vs Djokovic, 3 vs Del Potro even though he lost the match, I think it's a no brainer I'd use Nadal if my life depended on it.

Trivia: Who saved the most MP in his whole career and still won the match?


I think it was Rainer Schuettler.

Fedace
05-27-2009, 02:54 PM
I want Maria Sharapova to play it for me.

psYcon
05-27-2009, 03:01 PM
Pistol Pete for sure. He played the best tennis under pressure.

P_Agony
05-27-2009, 03:03 PM
Nowdays it would be Nadal.

Overall, Roger Federer.

miyagi
05-27-2009, 03:28 PM
Nadal closely followed by Sampras

380pistol
05-27-2009, 10:49 PM
If I'm serving definitely Sampras. Only other option is Pancho Gonzales, Other than than that, I don't know.

IvanAndreevich
05-27-2009, 11:47 PM
I've thought about this before, and I'll go with Nadal. Especially if he knows it's an important one, like MP down at 5 hours in the 5th at Wimbledon.

Cesc Fabregas
05-27-2009, 11:58 PM
Sampras or Borg.

helloworld
05-28-2009, 12:47 AM
if it's just a single point....pete might just serve up a double fault :)

Pete rarely double faulted the match. You can count on him hitting a good serve on crucial point 95% of the time.

sh@de
05-28-2009, 01:40 AM
Pete rarely double faulted the match. You can count on him hitting a good serve on crucial point 95% of the time.

But 95% ain't enough for me if this is my LIFE we're talking about. :D.

grafselesfan
05-28-2009, 01:41 AM
Blake is the most comical option. Even Djokovic who I like but isnt exactly known for his rock nerve. I would take Nadal, but would happily take either Sampras or Borg too.

grafselesfan
05-28-2009, 01:42 AM
Federer. Could easily be Roddick, Karlovic, Sampras, or Ivanesivic tho.

Roddick!?! Ummm ok. So if the point was returning serve you would put your life on Karlovic.

thejoe
05-28-2009, 01:44 AM
I'd take Lendl.

Cesc Fabregas
05-28-2009, 01:48 AM
I'd take Lendl.

Lendl was a great player but there is no getting away from that he lost 11 slams finals whilst a guy like Sampras only lost 4 and never lost a Wimbledon final.

Leublu tennis
05-28-2009, 02:15 AM
If serving I would want Pancho Gonzalez to play for me and if returning I would want Jimmy ConnorsThat is so right. I have seen both of them in their prime and they were awsome!

Tennis_Monk
05-28-2009, 07:52 PM
I Just want to add that there are really no right or wrong answers.

Its your life and as long as you and your local laws allow, you can do whatever you want to do.(ofcourse one can still ignore local laws at their own peril)

It appears from the responses that,most people prefer Consistent performers over skilled players.

Shaolin
05-28-2009, 07:58 PM
Kounikova playing nude. Opponent would too distracted to get the ball back over the net.

Cenc
05-28-2009, 11:07 PM
Kounikova playing nude. Opponent would too distracted to get the ball back over the net.

haha good one :)

iamgoat
05-29-2009, 02:04 AM
I would want Ernests Gulbis to play it for me. :)

Might as well spin a roulette wheel and you only get to pick one number.

joeri888
05-29-2009, 03:04 AM
At the moment, obviously Nadal because he's the best player in the world no? :confused: Really don't get the whole 'he's such a fighter' thing. he's the best, that's what matters.

Btw, I think my life or yours is worth a lot less to Rafa than saving matchpoints, so don't flatter yourself by comparing yourself to a Djokovic matchpoint;)

Tennis_Monk
05-30-2009, 09:47 AM
At the moment, obviously Nadal because he's the best player in the world no? :confused: Really don't get the whole 'he's such a fighter' thing. he's the best, that's what matters.

Btw, I think my life or yours is worth a lot less to Rafa than saving matchpoints, so don't flatter yourself by comparing yourself to a Djokovic matchpoint;)

Actually I trust Nadal. If he says he will play for my life,i will believe that he will give his 100% to it---He generally does.

I met him couple of times and i walked away thinking he is a person of integrity.

Ambivalent
05-30-2009, 09:48 AM
I'd play that ****. No one controls my life but me.