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Leelord337 05-30-2012 11:35 PM

Whose career is more impressive?
 
I have to vote for Roger as the GOAT,

but Jimmy's numbers are just off the charts impressive.

It must really bug roger knowing that jimbo has that many more career wins/titles than him.


Q&M son 05-31-2012 03:54 AM

I choose... both =)

zcarzach 05-31-2012 04:37 AM

Somehow I doubt Roger is bothered by the number of titles, since he has so many more major titles to his credit, and he is largely accepted as one of the top 2 or 3 players of all time. Connors doesn't have nearly as many important titles and he is nowhere near the top of the GOAT list. Still love to watch Jimmy though. Some great matches on Youtube... :)

TMF 05-31-2012 08:00 AM

Fed has vastly superior numbers over Connors, there's simply no comparison. Recently he just broke Connors record for most Grand Slam match victory(234).

Even though Connors has the most titles, but Fed has more important titles, which overall his 74 titles has more weight than Connors 109.

What scary is Fed at 30 and will add more numbers to his already goat resume.

pc1 05-31-2012 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by TMF (Post 6581666)
Fed has vastly superior numbers over Connors, there's simply no comparison. Recently he just broke Connors record for most Grand Slam match victory(234).

Even though Connors has the most titles, but Fed has more important titles, which overall his 74 titles has more weight than Connors 109.

What scary is Fed at 30 and will add more numbers to his already goat resume.

Actually Connors has double Federer's tournaments at 148.

Loose Cannon 05-31-2012 08:27 AM

lol @ Jimbo weighing in at 155lbs.



Fed's bag prolly weighs that much....

floridatennisdude 05-31-2012 08:42 AM

I'd take Jimmy's titles and wins, but I'd want Rogers career prize money.

TMF 05-31-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by pc1 (Post 6581752)
Actually Connors has double Federer's tournaments at 148.

1 Connors 109
2 Lendl 94
3 McEnroe 77
4 Federer 74
5 Sampras 64
6 Borg 62
6 Vilas 62
8 Agassi 60
9 Nastase 57
10 Becker 49
10 Nadal 49

TMF 05-31-2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by floridatennisdude (Post 6581813)
I'd take Jimmy's titles and wins, but I'd want Rogers career prize money.

Not me. I would rather have 16 grand slam titles over 8.

zcarzach 05-31-2012 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by floridatennisdude (Post 6581813)
I'd take Jimmy's titles and wins, but I'd want Rogers career prize money.

I'd much rather have Roger's titles and wins than Jimmy's... 16 majors to just 8. Career Slam too.

TMF 05-31-2012 09:12 AM

Connor's career achievements can be compare to Agassi and Lendl. Tough choice if you have to pick one of them.

Pebbles10 05-31-2012 09:40 AM

Connors had to fight against, Borg, Mac, Vilas, Lendl, Wilander, Becker, sampras, Agassi,Edberg....and other great players i think it was harder for connors.

BeHappy 05-31-2012 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMF (Post 6581933)
Connor's career achievements can be compare to Agassi and Lendl. Tough choice if you have to pick one of them.

I think Connors is clearly above either of those two guys. Agassi and Lendl never dominated like Connors did, and neither were as mentally strong.

pc1 05-31-2012 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by TMF (Post 6581890)
1 Connors 109
2 Lendl 94
3 McEnroe 77
4 Federer 74
5 Sampras 64
6 Borg 62
6 Vilas 62
8 Agassi 60
9 Nastase 57
10 Becker 49
10 Nadal 49

Inaccurate. It doesn't count many tournaments like the old WCT tournaments. Pancho Gonzalez I believe has three tournament victories according to the ATP or something like that. He won over 120 and I believe over 130 tournaments in his great career. Recent player records are very accurate because the system is in place. Note that the ATP doesn't count the majors Gonzalez won.

Amazing how a GOAT candidate has only three tournament victories. lol. Obviously the ATP records are very incomplete.
Here's Gonzalez's ATP record.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...ales.aspx?t=tf

Here's some more information on Gonzalez.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancho_...eer_statistics

hoodjem 05-31-2012 10:21 AM

6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Smith versus Tiriac, on clay at the Club Sportiv Progresul in Bucharest, Romania.

hoodjem 05-31-2012 10:29 AM

Ashe or Smith or Nastase?

SusanDK 05-31-2012 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TMF (Post 6581890)
1 Connors 109
2 Lendl 94
3 McEnroe 77
4 Federer 74
5 Sampras 64
6 Borg 62
6 Vilas 62
8 Agassi 60
9 Nastase 57
10 Becker 49
10 Nadal 49

What jumps out at me here is Borg's number, considering how young he left the game. Compare to Agassi who was around for so many more years.

pc1 05-31-2012 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SusanDK (Post 6582544)
What jumps out at me here is Borg's number, considering how young he left the game. Compare to Agassi who was around for so many more years.

Susan,

Borg's numbers are more impressive than that. He won 106 tournaments by the time he first retired at 25.

pc1 05-31-2012 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by hoodjem (Post 6582263)
Ashe or Smith or Nastase?

At their peaks they were very close. I'd go with Ashe. Ashe won a WCT, an Australian, a Wimbledon and the first US Open plus at least 71 tournaments according to Vainquers. Smith won a Wimbledon and a US Open plus a WCT. He won 59 tournaments according to Vainquers. Nastase won a French plus a US Open and at least 78 tournaments. You have to add four Year End Masters that he won also.

Actually in checking the records Ashe and Nastase are close but the four Year End Masters to me and the seven extra tournament wins gives it to Nastase in my opinion. They both are very close to me in pure talent.

Nathaniel_Near 05-31-2012 11:45 AM

To answer the question presented? Well, Federer. I mean, it's quite clear.


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