All time best Lovers in Tennis

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  1. kiki

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    I just wanted to make some fun after the tons of statistics, deep inside analysis, heigth comparatives and relentless "tardism" and discuss, with the group of seasoned posters a list of " best lovers" in history of tennis.Tennis stars have always had a lot of glam, and ever since its inception, the sex dimension has been associated to a few players just in the way that Hollywood goes.In fact, tennis and Hollywood have had , in a way, a similar development.

    I heard about Ellsworth Vines appeal and, of course, Pancho Gonzales who has a wicked reputation ( atlhough not as bad as Roscoe Tanner´s¡¡¡).

    Lewis Hoad had a magnet for women and many of the 1950´s and 60´s aussies had a reputation for women chasing.

    Budge Patty was also considered a sort of play boy.

    In the 60´s and 70´s, there were latin guys like Pietrangeli,Nastase and Panatta who loved partying around.

    Of course, later on we have the great Vitas Gerulaitis, who made famous his hair cutter and was known to flirt even with a Prime Minister´s wife¡¡¡.

    Borg, a close friend to Vitas , and John mc Enroe were also known for that, although, of course, not at Vitas levels.

    Becker and Agassi are the other players I can think of.

    Any more detaills or stories around that?

    Another day we can open a thread about women´s players...
     
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  2. kiki

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    PC1, that may have been of the secrets of the great Vines marketing campaign that seems to extend till nowadays¡¡¡
     
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  3. pc1

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    Kiki, just checks the facts. It's not marketing.
     
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  4. gavna

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    Vitas was by far the champ in this catagory!!!!! His exploits during the heyday of Sudio 54 are stuff of Legend. The guy had movie stars, top models, famous wives......

    As for the women it's no secret that Chrisse Evert was a maneater and had quite the reputation -
     
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    I Heard Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova had a paralel rivalry off the tennis courts.They had such an inspiring love/hate relationship¡¡¡

    Vitas was unmatched.Frenchman Yannick Noah and Argentinian Guillermo Vilas were also top ten ever matherial in that " shot"
     
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    Tappy Larsen and Withney Reed had some luck among women. Its said, that Tappy used the interval between 3rd and 4th set, which was common in the older days, for some extra practice in mixed singles.
     
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    Borg, Agassi, Safin, Vilas, Feliciano Lopez are some I can think of now.
     
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    Borg used to shag women the night before finals apparently.
     
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    Chrissie Evert . . . one French husband short of the Grand Slam.
     
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    Funny.I heard some funny stories about Tappy.wasn´t him the guy that talked to a phantasy parrot that was posed on top of his shoulder? I read somewhere that he went a bit crazy in the battlefields of WW II...I also heard he was one of the greatest talents who most underachieved in tennis history.
     
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    No you didn't! That's too funny. :twisted:
     
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  12. Limpinhitter

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    I'm going with Clark Graebner. Word is that he's Superman in real life.

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    Apparently Leyton Hewitt has something the ladies love and its interesting that Kim went for such a tall guy after she broke up with Leyton.
     
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    I heard Philipoussis is the nicest looking player of the last 2 decades.Just read at some pinky magazie ...

    maybe it is time to turn to ladies?

    No player can match Hingis, Kournikova in that field, at least from what I aknowledge...well. maybe Evert in the 70´s and the great Suzzie Lenglen in the 20´s...
     
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    Carling Bassett was hot although not super hot and had a reputation in her teens for being boy crazy.
     
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    Basset,Gavaldon and Temesvari, yeah, the hottest of the 80´s.
     
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  17. Frank Silbermann

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    For I moment I thought I read "Bob Hewitt."
     
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  18. Paul Murphy

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    Great thread. :)

    Got to be Vitas.
     
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    Who was the reputed hair cutter that attended Vitas? I heard somewhere he had become well known in New York...
     
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    The best lover? I don't know, but who can forget this guy:

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    And his guests for the 2002 Australian Open final:

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    (They were in his box for the final, but he was in their box the night before.)

    And this:

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    Yeah, he liked 'em classy... 'cause he was classic!
     
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    Safin has tons of meat to choose from...Russian population is around 150 m and possibly half of them women and possibly a 20% top seed...
     
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