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ShooterMcMarco
07-18-2006, 08:35 PM
Who do you guys think is the GOTPOAT? My vote goes to Agassi, even though I'm a fan of his ;)

sandiegotennisboy
07-18-2006, 09:42 PM
your GOTPOAT aint gonna fly here. it sounds crappy.

VamosRafa
07-18-2006, 10:23 PM
Anyone who is a true one-trick pony isn't going to be great.

Because if they are great, they must have more than one trick going for them.

So I don't think you can do much with this thread . . . .

galain
07-18-2006, 10:24 PM
Chris Lewis

ShooterMcMarco
07-18-2006, 10:35 PM
your GOTPOAT aint gonna fly here. it sounds crappy.

lol, i know, i just thought it sounded funny :D

Polvorin
07-19-2006, 01:05 AM
I guess Sampras. I mean, he had a lot of tricks, of course...not just one. (not trying to enfuriate any rabid Sampras fans, hehe) :mrgreen: But his best trick was so dominant tbat he could have probably won some Wimbys just serving his way through tiebreaks.

helloworld
07-19-2006, 04:08 AM
I guess Sampras. I mean, he had a lot of tricks, of course...not just one. (not trying to enfuriate any rabid Sampras fans, hehe) :mrgreen: But his best trick was so dominant tbat he could have probably won some Wimbys just serving his way through tiebreaks.
Sampras is no one trick pony, you moron.

Duzza
07-19-2006, 04:12 AM
does this mean like Roddick with his serve?

baseliner
07-19-2006, 04:21 AM
GOTPOAT by my definition would be a one slam wonder who never won anything else, and wasn't much of a contender either. I go with Thomas Johansson winner of 2002 AO.

HyperHorse
07-19-2006, 07:30 AM
Andres Gomez, '90 French Open champ.

chiru
07-19-2006, 07:34 AM
andy roddick anyone?

chiru
07-19-2006, 07:34 AM
actually gaudio was pretty good too lol

d_frank
07-19-2006, 08:21 AM
roddick. how many others were ranked number 1?

emcee
07-19-2006, 08:24 AM
Andy Roddick. Duh!

Whoever said Sampras is a one trick pony...if you have a LOT of tricks, you automatically no longer qualify as a ONE trick pony! Duh!

mctennis
07-19-2006, 08:32 AM
Andrez Gomez, Thomas Johannsen, Albert Martin, The guy that best Samprs at Wimbledon Krichek ( spelling sorry)...all one trick ponies.....lucky, got the breaks, etc...that's the name of the game...right place, right time....

looseswing
07-19-2006, 08:33 AM
I dunno, aren't a some of the french open winners one trick horsies/ponies?

ShooterMcMarco
07-19-2006, 12:07 PM
Anyone who is a true one-trick pony isn't going to be great.

Because if they are great, they must have more than one trick going for them.

So I don't think you can do much with this thread . . . .

Well, I guess I was a little harsh with the title (thought it sounded funny at the time). However, if I had reworded it into something like, "Players who were most successful using their limited strengths" I think it allows for a valid discussion without sounding too demeaning.

Steve Dykstra
07-19-2006, 01:00 PM
Well, I guess I was a little harsh with the title (thought it sounded funny at the time). However, if I had reworded it into something like, "Players who were most successful using their limited strengths" I think it allows for a valid discussion without sounding too demeaning.

I still don't get it. How does Agassi have limited strengths?

!Tym
07-19-2006, 09:56 PM
Lol, of the actual GOOD players, this is WAY easy, the easiest question of all time in fact. Alberto Berasategui, no contest. All forehand, weak serve, weak backhand, zero reach at net and on the return, virtually non-existent transition game and offspeed touch shots.

TennisProPaul
07-19-2006, 10:02 PM
gaudio for sure

Polvorin
07-20-2006, 01:34 AM
does this mean like Roddick with his serve?
OK, better example than Pete. LOL

But Pete was a "greater" pony. :D

Polvorin
07-20-2006, 01:36 AM
I still don't get it. How does Agassi have limited strengths?

That's a good question.

Let's see... good forehand, good backhand, good serve return...even a good serve (sets up the point well for himself). His volleys aren't that great I suppose. I am as confused as you are.