If your Life depended on this point

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Who would you pick to play the point, if your life depended on it?

Poll closed Jun 2, 2009.
  1. Pistol Pete

    32.7%
  2. Rafael P Nadal

    46.9%
  3. Roger M Federer

    26.5%
  4. Andre K Agassi

    6.1%
  5. Ivan Lendl

    5.1%
  6. LLeton J Hewitt

    4.1%
  7. Rod Laver

    3.1%
  8. Novak Djokovic

    2.0%
  9. James Blake

    4.1%
  10. Others (explain)

    4.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tennis_Monk

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    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
     
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  2. I would want Ernests Gulbis to play it for me. :)
     
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  3. nfor304

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    If serving I would want Pancho Gonzalez to play for me and if returning I would want Jimmy Connors
     
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  4. Bloodshed

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    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?
     
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  5. Headshotterer

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    LLeton JP Hewitt
     
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  6. Lsmkenpo

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    Pete serving, no one else really compares.
     
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  7. RCizzle65

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    Serving? Pete no dobut
    Returning? Nadal's defense comes through all the time.
     
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  8. roysid

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    Nadal. Not only MP, see his play when he is breakpoint down.
     
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  9. prosealster

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    if it's just a single point....pete might just serve up a double fault :)
     
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  10. gj011

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    Depends who is on the other side of the net.
     
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  11. Lionheart392

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    And depends which surface too...
     
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  12. sh@de

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    Rafa Nadal.
     
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  13. Fate Archer

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    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.
     
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  14. kafelnikov

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    I would go with a non-option.

    The iceman.. Borg
     
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  15. Cesc Fabregas

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    Richard Gasquet.
     
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  16. montx

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    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.
     
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  17. el sergento

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

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

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    federer at his prime provided the point isn't played on a clay court against nadal :)
     
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  20. GoaLaSSo

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  21. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    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
     
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  22. Cenc

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    sampras
    just remember uso quaters 96
    and wimby 00
     
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  23. jamesblakefan#1

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    Federer. Could easily be Roddick, Karlovic, Sampras, or Ivanesivic tho.
     
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    whoever voted for blake must be on paxil or something! :twisted:
     
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  25. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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  26. Clydey2times

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    Murray. He should be in that poll. I mean, especially if Blake and Djokovic are on there.
     
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  27. I think it was Rainer Schuettler.
     
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  28. Fedace

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    I want Maria Sharapova to play it for me.
     
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  29. psYcon

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    Pistol Pete for sure. He played the best tennis under pressure.
     
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  30. P_Agony

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    Nowdays it would be Nadal.

    Overall, Roger Federer.
     
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  31. miyagi

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    Nadal closely followed by Sampras
     
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  32. 380pistol

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    If I'm serving definitely Sampras. Only other option is Pancho Gonzales, Other than than that, I don't know.
     
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  33. IvanAndreevich

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    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.
     
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  34. Cesc Fabregas

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    Sampras or Borg.
     
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  35. helloworld

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

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

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    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.
     
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  38. grafselesfan

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

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    I'd take Lendl.
     
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  40. Cesc Fabregas

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    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.
     
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  41. Leublu tennis

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    That is so right. I have seen both of them in their prime and they were awsome!
     
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  42. Tennis_Monk

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    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.
     
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  43. Shaolin

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    Kounikova playing nude. Opponent would too distracted to get the ball back over the net.
     
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  44. Cenc

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    haha good one :)
     
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  45. iamgoat

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    Might as well spin a roulette wheel and you only get to pick one number.
     
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  46. joeri888

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    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;)
     
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  47. Tennis_Monk

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    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.
     
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  48. Ambivalent

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    I'd play that ****. No one controls my life but me.
     
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