Greatest One Trick Pony of All time? (GOTPOAT)

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  1. ShooterMcMarco

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    Who do you guys think is the GOTPOAT? My vote goes to Agassi, even though I'm a fan of his ;)
     
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  2. sandiegotennisboy

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    your GOTPOAT aint gonna fly here. it sounds crappy.
     
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  3. VamosRafa

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    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 . . . .
     
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  4. galain

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    Chris Lewis
     
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  5. ShooterMcMarco

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    lol, i know, i just thought it sounded funny :D
     
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  6. Polvorin

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    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.
     
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  7. helloworld

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    Sampras is no one trick pony, you moron.
     
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  8. Duzza

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    does this mean like Roddick with his serve?
     
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  9. baseliner

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    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.
     
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    Andres Gomez, '90 French Open champ.
     
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  11. chiru

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    andy roddick anyone?
     
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  12. chiru

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    actually gaudio was pretty good too lol
     
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  13. d_frank

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    roddick. how many others were ranked number 1?
     
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  14. emcee

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    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!
     
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    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....
     
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  16. looseswing

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    I dunno, aren't a some of the french open winners one trick horsies/ponies?
     
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  17. ShooterMcMarco

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    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.
     
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  18. jhhachamp

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

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    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.
     
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  20. TennisProPaul

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    gaudio for sure
     
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  21. Polvorin

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    OK, better example than Pete. LOL

    But Pete was a "greater" pony. :D
     
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  22. Polvorin

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    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.
     
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