The undisputed GOAT retires!! :(

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  1. joeri888

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    30 grandslam singles titles, 11 grandslam doubles titles, 7 olympic gold medals, and undefeated for 465 straight singles matches.

    She is the undisputed Greatest of all time, she is my fellow country woman, she is ESTHER VERGEER.

    Yesterday she opened the Rotterdam tournament alongside That other active GOAT candidate. Today she Will present her biography and she Will announce That she played her final match at the paralympics in London.

    Congratulations on an amazing career!
     
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  2. Lovely_Bone

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    Undisputed Wheel-chair GOAT. No offense to anybody, but you can't compare wheel-chair tennis to legs tennis.
     
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  3. Lovely_Bone

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    Still sad to see her go though
     
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  4. Sid_Vicious

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    She is a legend. Good luck to her in the future.
     
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  5. bezs

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    Guess it was coming, incredible records.
     
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  6. sbengte

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    Legend indeed. Coincidentally, she and the the other active GOAT candidate were born just 21 days apart !
     
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  7. Monsieur_DeLarge

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    Couldn't even manage 500 in a row? Pffft, I know squash players with better records. Squash players! :p

    A truly astounding set of records; I'm no expert on the subject, but surely she's the most dominant wheelchair athlete of all time, regardless of the sport?


    Regards,
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  8. TennisA

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    Saw it coming considering she didn't participate in the Australian Open. Sad to see her go, but I guess if you win over 400 straight matches, you get a bit bored after winning so much lol.
     
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  9. Don't Let It Bounce

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    What a great career she has to look back on.

    The usual GOAT discussions on these forums almost always feature someone pointing out that the greatness of any player may be measured only against the competition s/he actually faced (as opposed to, for example, speculating how prime Laver would do against prime Federer). If these posters – and there are lots of them – are right, then no able-bodied player of any era compares to Vergeer.
     
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  10. tennis_pro

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    Why is she retiring anyway?
     
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  11. axel89

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    sport gets boring after a whlie the travel it's just not worth it at a point ya know?
     
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  12. joeri888

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    Yes. I think she might be bored (she's been disabled sports person of the WORLD multiple times) and I think her recognizability can get her better paying jobs in the Netherlands than travelling the world. She'll be ambassador of this and that.
     
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  13. Fiji

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    What a legend.
     
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  14. estigma2001

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    wheels on fire!!
     
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  15. mariecon

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    She's an amazing athlete. She'll be missed, but not by her opponents I'm sure! :lol:

    Esther helps open the tournament in Rotterdam this week...

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Polaris

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    Sad to see her go. Esther was just ridiculously good at her sport over a huge length of time.
     
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  17. Hodgey20

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    Those records are crazy
     
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  18. courtking

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    why it's crazy?? it's like 10 guys/gals compete in the grandslam.. the record is meaningless .. no competition out there ..
     
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  19. Hodgey20

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    I dont care who you play 465 straight matches is ridiculously incredible
     
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  20. mariecon

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    you try playing in a wheelchair and see how many points you win.
     
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  21. heninfan99

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    I'm a little shocked. What will she do for her competitive outlet?
     
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  22. THUNDERVOLLEY

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    She did have a stellar career, and leaves the sport on her own terms.
     
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  23. DropShotArtist

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    Kinda hot????
     
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  24. Gonzo_style

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    yes, she is very beautiful woman.
     
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  25. underground

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    ^Woah, didn't see that coming...
     
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  26. comeback

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    Agreed, put Nadal or Fed in a wheeelchair and she would DESTROY them
     
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  27. Devil_dog

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    Congrats to her on such an incredible sporting career!
     
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  28. Sid_Vicious

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    You bumped an year old thread to say that?

    God, this forum is turning into a dump.
     
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  29. Manus Domini

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    I'm not sure this is even worth a "thread necromancer".

    I remember when bumping old threads actually meant something.
     
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  30. helloworld

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    I'd like to see you win 1 match on a wheelchair against her.
     
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  31. Vensai

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    Well, she'll probably will go down as the GOAT of wheelchair tennis. Congratulations on a great career.
     
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  32. Stanimal

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    Cool man! Never exposed to it but man that's gotta be so damn hard to do!
     
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  33. forzamilan90

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    +1. every year it gets worse and worse
     
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  34. Algo

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    Some people are even worse than I would've expected, and that's too low.

    Try playing in one and come back saying how easy it is and how meaningless her records are

    Bet most wouldn't even be able to push a wheelchair correctly, let alone get to a ball and let's not talk about hitting it.

    Oh yeah, and if you do hit it, you have to take care to do it with a proper tecnique, being like 3ft tall as you're sit.

    Easy.

    If it was comparable (I'll give you that, it's not) she would be the undisputed GOAT
     
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