Is Vince Spadea the Tenth Best Player of All Time?

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  1. hoodjem

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    Is Vince Spadea the Tenth Best Player of All Time?

    http://www.tennis-prose.com/bios/is-vince-spadea-the-tenth-best-player-of-all-time/#comments

    Is Markowitz serious?

    "Look at this stat, Spadea is tied for tenth place all time, with Stefan Edberg, Lleyton Hewitt and the king, Roger Federer, for most Grand Slam Appearances with 54.
    Think of that, Spadea appeared in 54 Grand Slam main draws! That’s the equivalent of appearing in 13 1/2 years of slams without missing a slam or a year."


    I would answer that appearance does not make greatness.
     
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  2. JRstriker12

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    Sounds like click-bait to me...

    While that's a decent run for any tennis player, I'd agree that merely showing up is not the key to greatness. The big difference with the people on that list and MC Spadea is that they won a few of those slams.
     
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  3. woodrow1029

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    Joke article. Definitely click-bait.
     
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  4. boredone3456

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    Amy Frazier and Ai Sugiyama must also be GOAT candidates then.
     
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  5. woodrow1029

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    n/m 10 char
     
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  6. robow7

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    I can't believe Spadea is ranked that low?

    Have they not seen his videos?
     
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  7. DolgoSantoro

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    Top 5 minimum, Spadea is criminally underrated in GOAT discussions
     
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  8. treblings

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    are you serious to even ask such a question?
     
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  9. pc1

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    I'm very upset. It's clear Vince Spadea isn't the tenth best player but clearly the number one player of all time. There is NO DOUBT.
     
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  10. boredone3456

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    Amy Frazier played in more majors thus Amy is the GOAT
     
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  11. NLBwell

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    At least Vince TRIED to be the 10th best player of all time.
     
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  12. slowfox

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    Agree.

    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. "
     
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  13. Gonzalito17

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    Get this: Vince is training now for a 2013 comeback to launch playing Futures in Florida with hopes to get enough points to play Dallas Challenger and a wildcard into Delray Beach for doubles. Weight is down to 193. Spadea training HARD.
     
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  17. NadalAgassi

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    Is Wayne Ferreira the GOAT? Most slam appearances in a row. :)
     
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