ROUND 3!!! The GOAT bracket (00/90's) - the definitive pro popularity contest

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by MethodTennis, Apr 25, 2011.

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Poll closed May 2, 2011.
  1. Federer [1] vs

    82.9%
  2. Safin

    12.2%
  3. Roddick [3] vs

    31.7%
  4. Nadal [2]

    58.5%
  5. Sampras [1] vs

    78.0%
  6. Courier [3]

    9.8%
  7. Agassi [2] vs

    63.4%
  8. Rafter

    24.4%
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  1. MethodTennis

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    Hey

    You are voting on who would win a match between player1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6 , and 7 and 8 in their prime or just upon who your favourite player in the match up is

    After a fair time for voting (when there is a clear winner in each match up) or one week the poll will be closed

    Please do not vote for 2 players in the same match up as voting will be public and both your votes discarded!

    Match-ups (in draw format)

    Federer [1] vs Safin
    Roddick [3] vs Nadal [2]
    Sampras [1] vs Courier [3]
    Agassi [2] vs Rafter

    Seedings were based upon a mixture of year end top 10 finishes and grand slam titles

    Other threads
    Round 1
    00’s part 1: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375304
    00’s part 2: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375306
    90’s part 1: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375308
    90’s part 2: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375309
    80’s part 1: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375312
    80’s part 2: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375314
    60/70’s part 1: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375316
    60/70’s part 2: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375317

    Round 2

    00's: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375815
    90's: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375820
    80's: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375822
    60/70's: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=375829

    Round 3
    00/90's: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=377788
    60/70/80's: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=377790



    Previous round results

    Federer [1] vs Djokovic 32-2
    Safin vs Hewitt [4] 21-20
    Roddick [3] vs Del Potro 23-17
    Nalbanndian vs Nadal [2] 11-32
    Sampras [1] vs Moya 32-3
    Muster vs Courier [3] 8-27
    Agassi [2] vs Ivanisevic 27-6
    Bruguera [4] vs Rafter 2-30 (despite brugueras 6-2 H2H lead)

    any questions ask
     
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  2. Manus Domini

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    Ok, I'll bite. Why are you still doing this?
     
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  3. MethodTennis

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    why not, nothing better to do and im interested in the opinions of the forum as a whole.

    Also cant run, somethings up with my leg so I cant actually play tennis :p, so ive decided just to talk about it
     
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  4. tenis1

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    +1. I agree with this.

    These polls are badly done, full of mistakes and OPs personal bias and do not show anything useful. Complete waste of time.
     
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    Why not read something about it first? I mean, if you aren't gonna include half of the GOAT candidates in a GOAT contest but you'll have a player like Nalbandian, you should learn the history a little more...
     
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  6. MethodTennis

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    not even gonna argue anymore
     
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  7. MethodTennis

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    jeez so who would your 10 be from the 00's?
     
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    Federer
    Nadal
    Safin
    Roddick
    Hewitt
    Bryan Brothers
    Bopanna/Qureshi
    Del Potro
    Djokovic
    Agassi
     
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  9. MethodTennis

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    sorry meant to say 8 previously

    underlined are dubs players which I didnt have in my origional polls

    Agassi was in the 90s polls, so basicly of the 7 you picked I would agree with and the other 9 were fillers :p

    to be honest I though it was fairly certain that the last 4 from this decade would certainly have rafa and fed. Probably roddick and one of hewitt safin and djoko.
     
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  10. Manus Domini

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    But the fact is that you can't have GOAT polls with such low criteria. Those two doubles teams deserve GOAT more than Nalbandian does.
     
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  11. MethodTennis

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    i totally agree they are better... however this was singles only and with 16 you are bound to get some weaker ones, also its more of a popularity thing than a GOAT poll :)
     
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  12. YodaKnowsBest

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    Will you please stop spamming this forum?
     
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  13. MethodTennis

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    Have you read the first page of this section of the forum. I thought I would add something different. Too sick of Fedal, if you dont like it dont enter the thread :)
     
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  14. Manus Domini

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    then don't call it a GOAT bracket
     
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    Loving the honesty of this poll. The Roddick/Nadal race is very close, because frankly, Roddick at his peak on any surface other than clay would win more often than lose.
     
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  16. glazkovss

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    Good idea, I like it, refreshing indeed. I suppose the ones who criticise this poll are Federer's followers and they are afraid of him losing this contest to Nadal:) And now they wonna get rid of Rafa by voting for Roddick:) Have to admit that IMO prime Roddick really would have good chances against Nadal, but still picked the latter for his fighting abilities and consistency.
    Even if Rafa makes it through as 00's winner - Sampras may be too sharp for him:)
    And why not like such form of contest? In the end the majority of tennis tournaments are played that way:) I mean single elimination, seedings, match-ups.
    Come on, people, don't be so negative! it is only a poll, one of millions. In comparison to other threads on this board it is pretty interesting.
     
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  17. tenis1

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    No I am Djokovic follower and the OP intentionally and openly shafted Djokovic and some other players at the expense of Roddick. His seeding was a joke. Also many other mistakes, inconsistencies, open uninformed bias... and so on, and so on, ...
    Idea is OK, but it is extremely badly implemented and hence complete fail.
     
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  18. tenis1

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    You cannot be serious.
     
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  19. tenis1

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    Exactly!!!!!!! Don't call it a GOAT bracket and than use personal bias to move players you prefer to later rounds.
     
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  20. MethodTennis

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    Roddick had a close davis cup match against rafa on clay im sure

    Thanks. Also there are a few that dislike that I didnt rate Djokovic as one of the top 4 players of the last 10 years. Mainly people who sudenly think he's the best player ever because he's hit a good vein of form. It was only a few months ago that some of these people were questioning if he was a one slam wonder. Have fun deciding, and lighten up :L

    You are bias, I would take roddicks carear in a heartbeat over djokovic. Manus Domini has a better point about why I didnt include players from pre open era than you do as to why I didnt include djokovic

    deal with it, if rafa is better than roddick on grass the it is only marginally and on hardcourt I think its pretty clear roddick is better at his peak than Nadal

    only 4 players were seeded, they could have got any player apart from each other untill the semi of their decade, sorry djokovic went out :-/ personally I would say he was about 6th for the decade between my 4 seeds and safin. Its all opinion anyway.


    I made it pretty clear in the titles that it is mearly a popularity contest.



    Also on a side not to ten1s, could you use the multi quote feature in future. and if you dislike these threads ignore them and take your hate else where. Maybe you could even contribute some kind of useful post to the forums?


    (i had to remove the similies from each post as you can only have 4 images in a post :mrgreen:)
     
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  21. tenis1

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    LOL.You cannot be serious. Maybe "carear", but career certainly not.

    Just shows you why is this poll a complete fail. The OP is clueless, biased and knows nothing.
     
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  22. MethodTennis

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    sorry for the typo, it was a rather long post typed quickly and i did not proof read it. It proves nothing about the poll, im not clueless or bias you are just hurt that djokovic isnt in a final 4!
     
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