Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by The Gorilla, Dec 9, 2006.
jeremy bates gets my vote!
none, because if you win a grand slam, your one heck of a player ;D
i havent heard of him, but that doesnt change my mind. winning a grand slam = awesome player. just because your not the best in the world, doesnt mean you suck when you win a grand slam does it? ;D
Jeremy Bates seems to be most famous for being the guy that beat Agassi in Agassi's first US Open.
You don't have to suck to be the worst player to win a grand slam
Mark Edmondson was fairly low on the totem pole when he won his slam at Kooyong.
Jeremy Bates won a Grand Slam???
That's news to me! I always thought he only managed 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles in 1987 (Wimbledon) and 1991 (Australian)
If Jezza had of won a slam I don't think we would of heard the last of it from him over here in England
exactly......its the worst TO win a grand slam. Not who was a bad player that won a slam. I'd have to say gaudio off the top of my head....but I'm sure there is a better one.
Bates's only Grand Slams came is mixed doubles. If you're talking singles without question Mark Edmondson is the worst player to win a Slam.
Well, if doubles counts, then Anna Kournikova. That girl can barely get her serves in these days in charity events. It's amazing when she keeps the ball in play.
Andy Roddick? Yeah...keep dreaming. Isn't that the guy who just recently beat Federer to a pulp for almost 2 sets?
Tony Withers- 1983 Aus Open boys Doubles. Well, he's my coach and I can make him run all over now
You can't be serious !!!
Mark Edmondson --- but he still gains my respect for winning a Grand Slam after all.
You can't be serious... Like someone said to me...
Another vote for Gaudio
The worst player to win a Grand Slam. Not sure there is one as Budge, Laver, Connolly, Court and Graf were all pretty decent.
The 'least accomplished' player to win a major (one of the four) in the open era would have to be Brian Teacher on the men's side and Chris O'Neill on the women's (also, overall).
I think people aren't giving Edmondson enough credit. He never really did justice to his talents - mainly due to a lack of fitness- but he was a perpetually dangerous player who had a lot of success in doubles, back when it wasn't a specialised and diluted field. Also had quite a few excellent Davis Cup results in singles - on all surfaces- and that really is a test of a player's ability.
How about the guy who won Wimby the year of the player's strike. Stan Smith was the defending champ and struck with the other players so never had a chance to defend. With the spoiled a**holes out there now that'll never happen again
you don't mean arthur ash do you?
No I think he meant Jan Kodeš. He's a bit of an oddity. He reached 5 grand slam finals, winning three of them (two French and a Wimbledon) yet only ever reached no. 5 in the world.
Right. Heckuva player that Gaston Gaudio and Anatasia Myskina turned out to be, huh?
Em this crappy federer dude, i think his first names roddy or rog. or something who's heard of him.?!?!?!?
Take your pick:
Albert Costa '02 French
Andres Gomez '90 French
Johan Kriek '82 Australian
Roscoe Tanner '77 Australian
i dont think costa deserves to be on that list. i mean in '98 when moya won the french costa was the favorite to win the french that year becasue he won rome and a couple other big clay court tournaments. also if you look at costa's resume he has won a number of big clay court tournaments. i think costa paved the way for spanish tennis
The least accomplished, IMO in my time was 'Chris Lewis'.
NO definitely Thomas Johansson.
i say thomas johansson over gaudio. dude, safin shudda owned that match. but i guess so should've coria, tough call.
I do not think he actually WON a slam, did he?
I remember when he got the the Wimbledon final ... lost quickly to Johnny Mac. 1983, iir.
Robert Falkenburg. wimbeldon; I think 1949.
Gomez was an excellent clay court player. In the last twenty years, the worst to win a slam is clearly Guadio.
hey I AM robert falkenburg !
i can not let you say that, you little impertinent...
come and take a wooden racket if you are a real man, we will debate about it like in the good old times !!!
I have to agree. Gomez only won that one French, but he was an excellent clay court player, and also famous for taking Connors to a 5th set tiebreak in a wonderful US Open match.
I always liked what Gomez said after he beat Agassi in the final at the French. Seems that he had lost to Lendl in the quarters 4 times at the French. That year, Lendl sat out to prepare for Wimbledon. Asked what was the big difference that year, Gomez thanked Lendl for not beating him in the quarters.
Bob Falkenburg was good enough to be in the International Tennis Hall Of Fame. He was in the US top 10 as a junior and a great player during a very good period of tennis where his contemporaries were slam winners Jack Kramer, Ted Schroeder, Don McNeill, Pancho Gonzales etc.
Agree. Chris O'Neill, last Australian woman to win a slam was rubbish. If the top players turned up, she wouldn't have won a round.
Mark Edmondson on the other hand beat John Newcombe in the final who was number 1 about a year before. I think Brian Teacher and Johan Kreik are shabbier winners.
Thomas *Johannson(spelling)* by far
i kindof think this is a dumb topic unless u think u can beat who u picked i dont think u should post...which is y im not choosing lol.
Thomas Johansson, Sharapova and Ana Kournikova.
i kindof think this is a dumb post.
Nobody here can beat anybody on the ATP tour, so maybe we should just completely shut this site down. And while we're at it, people shouldn't talk about the NFL, boxing, MMA, basketball, etc...
Gaudio or Johannson.
gaudio is an amazing player when he's 'on'.A bit like the safin of clay.
Most if not all the Grand Slam winners are great players, but we're talking about the worst of the very best. But now that you mention it, maybe Costa and Noah were arguably "worse." Gaudio, Costa, Noah, and Johannson are my picks, and I could add Korda in there but IMO he was the most talented of the bunch. Most other one slam wonders of the past 25 years or so were significantly better or more talented IMO. Muster, Chang, Cash, and Stich for example. And even Kraijeck.
First of all I don't think any of these players should be on the list but if I had to pick one it would be Johan...actually Brian Teacher or Gaston Gaudio get my vote.
Gomez you got to be kidding me, he spent most of his career in the top 20 with mutliple years in the top 10 and won over 20 career titles and way more than that in doubles.... just because he only won 1 singles slam doesn't mean he was the worst. There are a few guys out there that have won 2 or 3 and the careers didn't amount to much.
alright, im tired of people making stupid posts like this, why does the fact that any pro could kick the tar out of us matter? also, while were on the topic of idiots, how on earth can anyone say roddick is the worst to win a slam? hes been to #1 in the world, and has spent very little time since then outside of the top 5, and has made 3 slam finals. chang didnt have that good of results and everyone here loves him to death
What do you guys think about Peter Korda? I don't think I had ever heard the name untill Rios choked in the AO final to him.
Uh, except for the #1, Chang equaled all the stats you mentioned by Roddick.
He even may have done more, seeing that he was in the final of 3 of the 4 slams, while Roddick has only been in 2 of the 4.
Costa was one of the best claycourters of the 90s. And Noah spent most of the 80s in the top 10.
They were far better than gaudio or johansson.
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