Luckiest player of last 10 years

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Luckiest player of last 10 years

  1. Hewitt

    5.0%
  2. Henin

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    0.0%
  3. Capriati

    16.0%
  4. Kuznetsova

    5.0%
  5. Agassi

    3.0%
  6. Djokovic

    8.0%
  7. Safina

    10.0%
  8. Ivanovic

    7.0%
  9. Coria

    7.0%
  10. Federer

    39.0%
  1. cuddles26

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    Who do you think has been the luckiest player of the last 10 years. Here are my options:

    Capriati- lol how did a player like this ever win 3 slams in a 13 month span. I still cant believe it ever happened.

    Djokovic- his title in Basel this week is typical of the type of luck he often seems to get. Opponents choking, underperforming vs him, etc....

    Henin- great player but also lucky her favorite surface is clay at a time the clay court field is sh1t and her main rivals arent that comfortable on clay like she is. Has success on other surface and big titles, but not the dominance she has on clay built on a weak clay court field.

    Federer- great player but benefited from lack of serious competition from 2004-2006 especialy.

    Coria- lucky to peak and win all those clay court titles when Ferrero, Kuerten, and others were all going down with injury and illness, and just before Federer and Nadal emerged. Only in 2004 could such a player be king of clay, and even then he still only won 1 Masters and failed to win the French vs that nothing clay field that year.

    Kuznetsova- how on earth did she win 2 slams when she almost always loses and often chokes vs top players in slams. Similar miracle to Capriati's 3 slams in some ways.

    Safina- this player reached 3 slam finals and #1. Really, how!?

    Ivanovic- read above.

    Agassi- check out his draws to the 2001 and 2003 Aussie Open titles, LOL!

    Hewitt- peaked before Federer's prime, and as we saw couldnt even make a dent vs Federer when he did reach his prime.
     
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  2. Ripster

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    ^ wow you're really going after the TTW fan favourites. But where's Nadal?
     
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  3. jamesblakefan#1

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    Right the same that you said for Henin could just as easily be applied to Rafa.

    BTW, curious how Serena's not in the OP...just saying...
     
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  4. NamRanger

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    James Blake.
     
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  5. jamesblakefan#1

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    Obvious troll = obvious.
     
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  6. NamRanger

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    Am I not allowed to express my opinion now? When did this board come down to personal attacks?
     
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  7. OddJack

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    Serena Williams,
    for having balls cut off at birth.
     
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  8. NamRanger

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    I totally concur.
     
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  9. Federer holds a commanding lead in this poll: 66.67%
     
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  10. flyinghippos101

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  11. Fedex

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    I agree with Batz who said:

    "Yep - becasue the way murray plays has no effect on his opponent's performance - it's not like he forces them into playing shots they don't want to play from positions they don't want to be in - Murray never does that. All he does is push push push - like a park player - then the tennis faeries come along and give him the 'W' - it just ain't right man. I just don't understand it. What he should be doing is hitting every ball as hard as he can from the baseline - tennis needs more of those types of players; they're pretty thin on the ground."

    Murray pushes like a park player and the Tennis Faeries give him the Win.
    That must be the only reason such a pusher keeps winning.
    He must be the luckiest player ever.
     
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  13. jamesblakefan#1

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    Explain, how has Blake has been lucky at all?
     
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  14. mzzmuaa

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    federer, but not for those reasons.
     
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    Definitely Federer. He's nothing without obvious talent & the drive to dominate.

    This era would have been a strong one if he weren't that good.
     
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  16. FlamEnemY

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    Federer is too lucky for being so talented. The b***ard!
     
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  17. JeMar

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    /sarcasm

    Everyone knows that running into that net post in Italy, losing his dad, and getting Zoster gave Blake motivation that he would not have otherwise.

    /sacrasm
     
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  18. Cyan

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    Fed.

    He piled up the majority of his slams in the weakest era ever in the history of any sport. Flake an Lube both in the top 4, rotfl, lmao. Rafa, Nole, Murray and Del Potro were too young in 2004-2006.... So Fed took advantage of this. In the land of the blind the one-eyed is king.
     
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  19. This is very true. It's a fact.
     
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  20. TheMusicLover

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    Rafa.

    He piled up the majority of his slams in the weakest era ever in the history of clay court tennis. Murray and Djokovic both in the top 4, rotfl, lmao. There were no other decent clay court tennis players in sight during 2004-2006, besides one fellow who continuously managed to make it to the finals in about every tournament.... So Rafa took advantage of this. In the land of the blind the one-eyed is king.

    I love those Double Standards! :)
     
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  21. I concur.....
     
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  22. Bjorkman & Johnny Mac

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    Yea the AO draws for Andre those years were pretty weak to say the least. But again every great player has had his/her benefit at times from weak draws. Even the great Federer. Hes had some serious cakewalks as well over the years at slams. No denying that as u mentioned. Especially his peak years 04-06. Young Nadal still molding as player.. Prety much just a great clay court player during that time. Not great anywhere else. Agassi passed his prime, sciatica riddden. Hewitt, Davydenko and Roddick. Good players and decently solid surely not greats though. 04-06 (The years where Fed grabbed the bulk of his titles) was pretty brutal
     
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  23. Bjorkman & Johnny Mac

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    We can argue that logic about ANY ERA. We can argue the 90s would have been even better without Pete. 60's would have looked even better without Laver. 70s without Borg. THe 80s have been argued to be the strongest era in the history of tennis. And why is that? THats the era that has produced the most champions and all time greats really. There really wasnt one outright dominant player. There were many. Connors, Becker, Mac, Lendl, Wilander etc.. All considered all time greats. None of them dominated to on the level of a Laver, Fed etc. But still the 80s are usually historically looked at as the best
     
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  24. NamRanger

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    He's been lucky to make 3 QFs of a slam with his mindless and brainless strategy. He's been lucky to make it to world #4 in the world. He's been lucky period. I don't see how he even got there in the first place, as a 12 year old tennis player could think of better strategies than Blake.
     
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  25. jamesblakefan#1

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  26. dh003i

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    Right, and the point is, you can argue that they all got their share of slams and no-one dominated like Federer, because they were all such great players that it was impossible for one player to dominate like that. Or you can argue that they really weren't that great, just better than the field, and hence why the 80s greats split up he slams. Or you can argue that Federer is just so good that he would've done pretty much the same thing back then, and that there are a number of players who, without Federer, would today be looked at in the same light as McEnroe, Wilanders, Lendl, etc.

    The funny thing about the argument against Federer is that the better he does, the worse he's looked on, because his competition is somehow "weak". Now, this year, that he's won 2 and lost 2, this is a stronger year than past years, so this year's accomplishments mean more (i.e., beating Del Potro, Soderling, at the FO & Wimbledon). Or you could just say the opposite, that Federer was much worse this year, and were he in better form, would have also won the AO and the USO.
     
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  27. T1000

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    This list is crap. For Agassi, how are two good draws all of a sudden a lucky career? You have really high standards. All of Nadal's draws are jokes, he didn't play anyone good except Federer and an on fire Verdasco. Hewitt peaked in 2004, Federer's prime. Have you ever watched tennis? Obviously not. He is probably one of the most unlucky players to hit his prime with Federer. He should easily have 4-6 slams. He owned Roddick, the only other consistent player on other surfaces from 04-06. Federer did not benefit from joke competition, its a lot worse now. A slamless pusher stays in the top 5, a lucky player (Djokovic) is in the top 5, and Nadal misses a slam and is still number 2. That's a joke. Coria is in no way lucky, see FO 2004 and Rome 2005.
     
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  28. drakulie

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    agree. He is another Gonzalez without Gonzalez' brain.

    Only reason he gets any hype is because he is African American.
     
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  29. NamRanger

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    People are allowed to express their opinions freely on these forums without being attacked. I believe James Blake is the luckiest player the last 10 years short of maybe Ljubicic (but at least Ljubicic had brains when he played, Blake literally does nothing but clobbers the ball).
     
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    Any of the nearly 7' guys that can just skate by on their serve alone, winning matches without having to play any good return games (all tiebreaks).
     
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  31. OddJack

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    True,

    Or you could say he's another Gonzalez with "z" instead of "s" at the end.
     
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  32. MuseFan

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    I disagree. Rafa had to beat Federer every single year to win the French Open.
     
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  33. inthemisosoup

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    wait, james blake is lucky??? lol that's one of the funniest things i've heard all day. all i'm saying is, for sure he isn't the person i'd choose to be on a plane . . . or train . . . or anywhere for an extended period of time considering his record. i'm sure his luck is the butt of a many jokes between players and his friends & family. seriously, lol
     
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  34. jamesblakefan#1

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    Don't worry, let the trolls and morons continue to show off their inherent lack of tennis knowledge.
     
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  35. I'm really sorry to say this, but that sounded like something gj011 would say.


    No offense though, lol. :):)
     
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  36. jamesblakefan#1

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    Yet another fresh green troll from the fresh green troll army.

    ;)
     
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  37. Hahahaha, lol.....the memories....:)
     
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  38. MuseFan

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    James Blake is the unluckiest player ever. That horrific neck injury, then always losing to Roger in his prime at slams!
     
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  39. cuddles26

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    Why would Serena be in the OP. Name one way Serena has been remotedly lucky.
     
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  40. T1000

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    I voted for Nadal, its lucky how he wins all the time considering he's always injured
     
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    Henin's retirement, one of the weakest WTA fields ever, mental midgets like Safina and Jankovic at the top of the women's game the past few years...if you're going to put Federer in there b/c of weak field, Serena also deserves to be in for the crap field she's competed against since Henin retired. And no I'm not a Serena hater - just ask GrafSelesFan if you don't believe me. Though Serena's had misfortune - a knee injury at a time she would've likely won 7 of 8 slams 2002-2004 - she's also been fortunate due to the weak field at this time, much more so than even Federer, who I say hasn't been lucky at all.
     
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  42. cuddles26

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    Henin is only a threat to Serena on clay and Serena didnt win a French Open since Henin retired anyway so who cares. Safina and Jankovic and the womens field the last couple years suck it is true, but Serena dominated when Venus, Davenport and Capriati were there instead so it doesnt matter.
     
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  43. Agassifan

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    except, he has won 6 slams and made the finals of 11 (including all 4 this year) since your weak era ended
     
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  44. BreakPoint

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    I'll have to go with Nadal.

    He was so very lucky that Uncle Toni convinced him to switch hands and play tennis left-handed. If it wasn't for that switch, he would have never won a single Slam (since he had to beat Federer to win all 6 of his Slams).
     
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  45. tudwell

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    Nadal is the luckiest player of the last 10 years. And by that I mean he did the most steroids.
     
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  46. JeMar

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    Tommy Haas.
     
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  47. jamesblakefan#1

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    Fernando Gonzalez
     
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  48. JeMar

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    Marcos Baghdatis, Pat Rafter, Ivanisevic...
     
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  49. JeMar

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    No, if James Blake is on this thread, it's quite obvious its tone has shifted to ironic. You may only post names of players that have been marred by injuries their whole careers.
     
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    Mardy Fish, Tim Henman, Xavier Malisse...
     
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