Who is the most talented player?

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  1. noeledmonds

    noeledmonds Professional

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    I am surprised Agassi has not really got a mention. Agassi was renound for mental weakness and towards that start of his career did not take fitness remotely serious. However unlike these other talented players he still won 8 slams. Imagine what he could have won if he had been mentally stronger!

    Agassi would defentily be top 5 on my tallent list, possibly as high as 3. I think that McEnroe and Federer are the most tallented players. Rios and Safin are top 10 material, but not top 5 material.
     
  2. BeckerFan

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    Agassi IMO was more talented than McEnroe.
     
  3. s_andrean

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    I don't think he would be classed as the most talented player ever, but i think Mansoir Bahrami deserves a mention here. He is only an exibition player now, but read up on him, he could have been a great IMO.
     
  4. jktennis59

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    I remember Bahrami playing here in Venezuela in the 70's (hey I'm not that old...) and later playing veterans tournaments and exhibitions.
    He has a very special player, a magician. I remember him serving with almost ten balls in his hand.

    Great talent, but not in the "genius" category.
     
  5. jktennis59

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    Indeed, Agassi was a great talented player. But his success, in the later 90's, was based on a very hard training and the guidance of Brad Gilbert. He said several times that Gil Reyes, his physical trainer, was a great contributor in his comeback in his career.
    He was a rea talented player, great hand-eyes coordination, but in my opinion, not a genius.
    Geniuses are special guys, unorthodox players and not always winners.
     
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    i fully agree that Agassi was a pure talent and a great player but can someone please explain to me why the hell he couldnt volley??? i know guys at my club that volley better...
     
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    Sampras/SAFIN.
     
  8. FedFan_2007

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    This is easy. Federer is the most gifted player I've ever seen.
     
  9. 35ft6

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    Federer might be the best combination of mental, athletic, intuitive, and hand-eye talent.
     
  10. Bjorn99

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    Talent, Federer, not open for debate. C'mon. Watch him live, he has more talent than even Sampras did, and Sampras had more talent than anyone else. Agassi, PLEASE? Talent involves running AND hitting. Agassi could stumble fast, but run? No.

    How could we even open this thread and take it seriously? Federer is a mental and physical freak! Enjoy, nothing going to come up like him for another fifty years or so. Till Tilden regenerates into another cycle.
     
  11. noeledmonds

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    Talent is not about running. Fitness and Stamina are not what people assosiate with talent. If they were then Borg would certainly get a mention. As for hitting, what makes you think Agassi can't hit. Agassi had incredible hand to eye coordination, and many argue he is the greatest ball striker of all time. Have you seen some of the shots Agassi used to hit? I stuck this one on youtube a while ago.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBqWpQXGBvw
     
  12. 35ft6

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    It's one aspect of physical talent.
     
  13. fastdunn

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    Atheletic dimensions: Sampras
    Hand : McEnroe (this guy still amazes me in the way he plays in senior tour !!!)

    Overall including Atheticism/Hand/Other intangibles(Court Vsion, game intell. etc..):

    Federer


    Yep, Federer is the most talented overally in all departments although
    he is not the best in each department I've ever seen....

    P.S. Safin would be a one of best athletic/physical talent in this era.
     
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