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severus
10-27-2009, 01:04 PM
Which player has wanted to win the most? Is it Federer, Petros, Lendl, Borg, Nadal-?

Chadwixx
10-27-2009, 01:05 PM
Obviously serena

LiveForever
10-27-2009, 01:07 PM
Big Dave and Marion Bartoli.

mikeler
10-27-2009, 01:07 PM
Nalbandian. Man that guy can eat.

sureshs
10-27-2009, 01:08 PM
Hantuchova

Mick
10-27-2009, 01:10 PM
probably jimmy connors.

ChrisCrocker
10-27-2009, 01:17 PM
definitely jimmy connors, playing slams for that long period of time waaayyy past his prime

Lionheart392
10-27-2009, 01:22 PM
Navratilova. Making a comeback at age 46 is definitely hungry, if a little sad.

AznHylite
10-27-2009, 01:38 PM
Nalbandian. Man that guy can eat.

LOL. that was a good one. :twisted::twisted:

Anaconda
10-27-2009, 01:45 PM
Either Nadal/hewitt or Roddick

GS
10-27-2009, 01:50 PM
Thomas Muster. That guy was an animal who never gave up on a single point.

IvanAndreevich
10-27-2009, 02:09 PM
Nalby - no contest.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-27-2009, 02:17 PM
Gotta be Fat Dave Nalbandian, i have heard that he eats small children fir lunch, and Big Mac and Company for dinner! :shock:

billnepill
10-27-2009, 02:46 PM
Nalby is the HOAT then :D

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-27-2009, 02:47 PM
Nalby is the HOAT then :D
Lol, great one! :)

mtr1
10-27-2009, 02:53 PM
Lendl. If McEnroe had worked as hard as Lendl did, Federer could still be no2 in the majors list. Lendl just took what he had and made the most of it.

heftylefty
10-27-2009, 03:33 PM
Thomas Muster. That guy was an animal who never gave up on a single point.

I going have to second that!

jrepac
10-27-2009, 03:43 PM
Navratilova. Making a comeback at age 46 is definitely hungry, if a little sad.

Sad? I don't see it that way...she really gave mixed doubles a shot in the arm....not like she was embarrasing herself out there...

jrepac
10-27-2009, 03:46 PM
lots of names come to mind: Lendl, Connors, Fed, Sampras even...

not sure how I'd rank them...they all hate(d) to lose a match

Connors played past his prime, true...competitive spirit kept him, well...competitive! Prime case of mind driving body past its physical limits...

ubermeyer
10-27-2009, 08:21 PM
federer, of course

Blinkism
10-27-2009, 08:36 PM
Nalbandian is the answer.

He may say that he's out because of "hip surgery" this season, but I suspect the real reason might have something to do with a massive quantity of buffet coupons he somehow incurred.

Cantankersore
10-27-2009, 09:00 PM
More Nalbandian Jokes Plz!

Blinkism
10-27-2009, 09:12 PM
http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/05/10/00/07/0005100007623_150X150.jpg
http://media.kitsapsun.com/bsun/content/img/photos/2007/10/04/20060124-061150-pic-465794237_t120.jpg
http://www.gototennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/rafael_nadal_eating_a-muffin.jpg
http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Editorial/General/2006_09_23_Nalbandian_article.jpg

roundiesee
10-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Nalbandian is the answer.

He may say that he's out because of "hip surgery" this season, but I suspect the real reason might have something to do with a massive quantity of buffet coupons he somehow incurred.

Too funny.... :)
But seriously, the last 20 odd years of tennis, I've never seen anyone more driven than Jimbo......

wyutani
10-27-2009, 09:38 PM
lol, funny pic. taylor dent, cos hes the roundest.

JeMar
10-27-2009, 09:53 PM
Does no one remember that Lendl tanked a lot of his matches? The guy was a serious workhorse off-court, but on-court he was prone to big meltdowns.

ZhengJieisagoddess
10-27-2009, 10:05 PM
Jimmy Conners.

bladepdb
10-27-2009, 10:34 PM
Nadal. 10 chars.

Migelowsky
10-28-2009, 12:11 AM
Thomas Muster was a fighter, also Michael Chang,
they played a lot of 5 setters, and Chang was always
cramping but still fighting

sh@de
10-28-2009, 12:26 AM
haha nice one Blinkism!

PCXL-Fan
10-28-2009, 12:27 AM
http://images.smh.com.au/ftsmh/ffximage/2009/05/01/roger_federer_wideweb__470x348,0.jpg

Federer: "I'm the greatest. In tennis. In wii sports, in everything"
Nalbandian: "Maybe in tennis. But not in my arena. You may be No.1 in the grass court and hardcourt. But I'm no.1 in the foodcourt!"
Nalbandian: I challenge you!

Federer: *Scoffs* "I have 15 grand slam championships. No way you'll beat me. Plus I have inspiration from Mirka. She has taught me great technique"

Nalbandian dons his trademark bandana
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5018/nalbandianilovepie.jpg By pcxlfan (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/pcxlfan) at 2009-06-05

The competition beings... both start eating furiously...

PCXL-Fan
10-28-2009, 12:47 AM
3 epic hours later.....

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3364/federercollapses.jpg
By pcxlfan (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/pcxlfan) at 2009-06-05


Nalbandian: Raaaaawwwwwr I am No.1 in the on the Food Court!!!
http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/2803/nalbandianpiecontestsz9.jpg
By pcxlfan (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/pcxlfan) at 2008-11-01

Nalbandian accepts his trophy as new king and no.1 of the ATP (association of tasty pies).
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2285/nalbandianpiechampionsh.jpg By pcxlfan (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/pcxlfan) at 2009-06-04

P_Agony
10-28-2009, 12:47 AM
Nalbandian is the only correct answer.

Baikalic
10-28-2009, 01:02 AM
http://images.smh.com.au/ftsmh/ffximage/2009/05/01/roger_federer_wideweb__470x348,0.jpg

Federer: "I'm the greatest. In tennis. In wii sports, in everything"
Nalbandian: "Maybe in tennis. But not in my arena. You may be No.1 in the grass court and hardcourt. But I'm no.1 in the foodcourt!"
Nalbandian: I challenge you!

Federer: *Scoffs* "I have 15 grand slam championships. No way you'll beat me. Plus I have inspiration from Mirka. She has taught me great technique"

Nalbandian dons his trademark bandana
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5018/nalbandianilovepie.jpg By pcxlfan (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/pcxlfan) at 2009-06-05

The competition beings... both start eating furiously...

The arena:
http://ballfamily.name/files/images/OCB.preview.jpg

vive le beau jeu !
10-28-2009, 01:48 AM
http://www.gototennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/rafael_nadal_eating_a-muffin.jpg
wow, he really looks like a topspin one on this picture...
http://img5.travelblog.org/Photos/45712/234878/t/1893480-Monkey-eating-a-banana-0.jpg



Thomas Muster. That guy was an animal who never gave up on a single point.
and the guy was so hungry he wanted to eat tim henman ! ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMQ6Ai2sRJo

FedGod
10-28-2009, 01:57 AM
whoever wears this!!!

http://www.sportsmemorabilia.com/files/cache/will-play-tennis-4-food-tee---xl_53555f4b57a61189b8a36e00872be233.jpg

big bang
10-28-2009, 02:02 AM
I havent eaten for a week now, man Im hungry, bet Nalby never tried that in his life..
Ill play anyone for food!!

roundiesee
10-28-2009, 04:38 AM
I like how you guys go completely off topic and turn this into an hilarious thread! :)

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-28-2009, 05:46 AM
These pics are hilarious!! Plz keep em coming :):twisted::)

TheMusicLover
10-28-2009, 07:03 AM
Great thread this turned into! LOL.

Gorecki
10-28-2009, 07:19 AM
interesting... no one mentioned Kafelnikov, the guy that once said you gotta squeeze as much dough as you can...

darthpwner
10-28-2009, 07:33 AM
Kafelnikov, Goolagong, and Lundgren are all huge at the moment. Bartoli and Nalby are the 2 fattest active players

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-28-2009, 08:05 AM
interesting... no one mentioned Kafelnikov, the guy that once said you gotta squeeze as much dough as you can...
True, and in the 80`s Chezh player Tomas Smid said the same thing something like "you have to play as much as you can, who knows what will happen if you get injured".
Maybe the players from poor countries with poor childhoods are the hungriest?

PCXL-Fan
10-28-2009, 08:44 AM
http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6360/nalbandianeatshisoppone.jpg

Nalbandian eats his opponent. Not photoshopped btw

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-28-2009, 09:36 AM
http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6360/nalbandianeatshisoppone.jpg

Nalbandian eats his opponent. Not photoshopped btw
LOL :twisted::)
Coolest picture ive seen in a long time.
His arms look very fit though compared to his belly

Eviscerator
10-28-2009, 10:40 AM
Connors in the modern era by far.

That said, I have to give credit to Muster after his injury. He was told he would never play tennis again, yet he was stoking balls in a wheelchair during his recovery. For those of you who remember him, he was a gruff no nonsense guy, but after he came back and won the tournement where the car had struck him before the final (Lipton now the Sony Ericsson) he actually had a tear in his eye.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/TENNIS+:+MUSTER+ERASES+BITTER+MEMORIES+WITH+LIPTON +TITLE.-a083862250

Cyan
10-28-2009, 10:45 AM
Nalbandian, for sure.

NGM
10-28-2009, 10:53 AM
Nalbandian is called Fat Dave for a reason.

Kenny022593
10-28-2009, 01:52 PM
Why does his Bio say he weighs 170? Sure it isn't all muscle but that also isn't a lot of weight for a guy his height. and dont give me that video i have seen it

PCXL-Fan
10-28-2009, 08:08 PM
Why does his Bio say he weighs 170? Sure it isn't all muscle but that also isn't a lot of weight for a guy his height. and dont give me that video i have seen it

Could be the Serena Williams scenario. Her bio used to lists her in 2007-2008 at 135lbs (a time she was particularly overweight), while Martina Hingis was listed at 130lbs

I saw with my own eyes when wta and usopen.org listed serena as 135.
Here is a thread showing others laughing back then at Serena's weight listing http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=136060


Here is Hingis's weight listing of 130lbs. http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/player/martina-hingis_2257889_3491

From Time Magazine back in 2007
She'll vex, then suddenly flex. How can a player who entered the Aussie appearing, to put it gently, a tad robust still romp to a title? "I have a big ***, I have big boobs," says Williams, who is 5 ft. 9 in. and listed at 135 lbs. "It's not common for athletes to have those assets. I'm never going to be a size 0." Williams admits she wasn't in top shape--and still isn't--but don't call her overweight. She prefers "bootylicious." Which makes the Aussie win even more delicious. "I've never seen anyone play her way into tennis form during a major tournament," says former No. 1 Tracy Austin, now a television analyst. "She breaks all the rules."

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1622574,00.html

RCizzle65
10-28-2009, 08:20 PM
I knew this would turn into a Nalbandian thread once I read the title, but it was funnier than expected :)

severus
10-28-2009, 11:28 PM
If seriously a player who had won the most is probably the one who wanted to win the most. So I think it's Federer.

PCXL-Fan
10-29-2009, 12:37 AM
LOL :twisted::)
Coolest picture ive seen in a long time.
His arms look very fit though compared to his belly

he just ate his opponent. The fat doesn't distribute around his body instantly.

snoopy
10-29-2009, 12:43 AM
Connors in the modern era by far.

That said, I have to give credit to Muster after his injury. He was told he would never play tennis again, yet he was stoking balls in a wheelchair during his recovery. For those of you who remember him, he was a gruff no nonsense guy, but after he came back and won the tournement where the car had struck him before the final (Lipton now the Sony Ericsson) he actually had a tear in his eye.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/TENNIS+:+MUSTER+ERASES+BITTER+MEMORIES+WITH+LIPTON +TITLE.-a083862250


Sprekenzie deutsch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uNB4tMl8P8&feature=player_embedded#