Top 5 Lefties

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  1. Lindsay

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    I'd like people's opinions on the top 5 lefties of all time, male or female.
     
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  2. rhubarb

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    Open Era only (since I'm not familiar with pre-OE players):
    1. Rod Laver
    2. Martina Navratilova
    3. John McEnroe
    4. Jimmy Connors
    5. Guillermo Vilas
     
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  3. Rabbit

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    Kinda hard to argue with any of rhubarb's choices. I might pull Vilas and insert Tony Roche there, but other than that it looks solid.
     
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  4. dgoran

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    Goran Ivanisevic- my fith seed
     
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  5. Swan Song

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    What about Thomas Muster?
     
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  6. bcaz

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    They're both mighty good, but they can't make that list.

    bc(lefty)az
     
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  7. verdascoynadal

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    u guys are wrong

    Fernando Verdasco, nadal, feliciano lopez, and the rest u guys figure them out
     
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  8. Noelle

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    The question was "top 5 lefties of all time." I'm not sure Nadal or Lopez have proved themselves fitting of that.
     
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  9. danniflava

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    Monica Seles.
     
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  10. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Nadal? Did you not see his match against Roddick? If you didn't, your missing out. If you did, then you have problems.
     
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  11. VamosRafa

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    Nadal will get there, but he has a way to go first.

    Not sure about Lopez and Verdasco.
     
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  12. rhubarb

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    One match hardly qualifies a player for all-time status.
     
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  13. RedGinseng

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    I agree with rhubarb.
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    definitely not top 5 but I like Korda and Rios
     
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  14. VamosRafa

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    Just wait and see what happens in the next few years. You may change your minds/racquets/whatever.
     
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  15. Noelle

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    I'd say Nadal has the potential. Even though I haven't seen his Davis Cup match vs. Roddick, I have seen Nadal's talent shine through in other matches. However, he has a long career ahead of him (hopefully) and a ways to go yet, so I'm reserving my GLOAT (greatest leftie of all time) vote for now.

    (Not that my opinion matters anyway...)
     
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  16. @wright

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    Korda and Rios are two of my faves as well. Too bad their accomplishments were not enough to get them close to top 5. Top 10, maybe...
     
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