Mark Woodforde Vs Todd Woodbridge

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  1. NEW_BORN

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    Growing up in Australia, i was exposed to the Woodies (no pun intended) every Australian summer back in the 90's.

    Even though i wasn't that into doubles, i still enjoyed watching Mark Woodforde and Todd Wookbridge team up for some entertaining doubles action.

    On the odd occasion these two would even showcase their skills on the singles circuit, as evidenced by Woodforde's run to the SF of the AO in 1996, only to be stopped by Boom Boom Boris Becker, and by Woodbridge's run to the SF of Wimbledon in 1997, no doubt inspired by his partner's heroics the year before, only to be outgunned by Pistol Pete Sampras.

    My question is who do you think was the better singles player and who would have performed better in the current era.

    Woodforde - 4 titles, 319-312
    Woodbridge - 2 titles, 244-236
    Both reached a singles career high ranking of 19.
     
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  2. NEW_BORN

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    Mmm...looks like nobody cares too much about the Woodies
     
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  3. hoodjem

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    The H2H is 5-2 in favor of Woodbridge, so I'll go with him.
     
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  4. 1477aces

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    I think one of them took lendl to 5 sets in the wimbledon 4th round in 88.
     
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  5. 1477aces

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    10-8 in the fifth set. Holding match points.
     
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  6. NEW_BORN

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    I'll take a stab and say it was Woodforde.
    Quite impressive indeed.
     
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    Yep. Woodforde. (I looked it up.)

    Lendl was the no. 1 seed. He lost in the semis to Becker.
     
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  8. kiki

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    DidnĀ“t Woodforde team up with Mac?
     
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  9. realplayer

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    woodforde has more titles so he has a better career. The head to head is irrelevant.
     
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  10. NEW_BORN

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    I'm not asking who's had a better career because they are very similar, rather who do you see as the better player at singles.
     
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  11. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    finally, a discussion about players I know something about!!!

    (having been smashed by both of them as a junior..)

    I would vote for Woodbridge.

    He just didn't play that much singles, at least compared to Woodforde.

    (over 200 less matches on the tour)

    Todd also owned Mark in the H2H

    Having both played them both and seen them both play a lot, I definitely rate Todd a bette player..
     
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  12. NEW_BORN

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    So what became of your career?
     
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  13. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    see above! :)

    one of the many almost but never really good enough tennis players in the big wide world..

    just a coach, nothing special, play a few open tournaments, started messing about with seniors tennis..
     
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