Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Lindsay, Nov 15, 2004.
I'd like people's opinions on the top 5 lefties of all time, male or female.
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
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.
Goran Ivanisevic- my fith seed
What about Thomas Muster?
They're both mighty good, but they can't make that list.
u guys are wrong
Fernando Verdasco, nadal, feliciano lopez, and the rest u guys figure them out
The question was "top 5 lefties of all time." I'm not sure Nadal or Lopez have proved themselves fitting of that.
Nadal? Did you not see his match against Roddick? If you didn't, your missing out. If you did, then you have problems.
Nadal will get there, but he has a way to go first.
Not sure about Lopez and Verdasco.
One match hardly qualifies a player for all-time status.
I agree with rhubarb.
definitely not top 5 but I like Korda and Rios
Just wait and see what happens in the next few years. You may change your minds/racquets/whatever.
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...)
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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