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90's Clay 08-22-2012 07:01 PM

Whats your top 10 of all time right now?
 
Up to this point...

Mustard 08-22-2012 07:14 PM

That's so difficult to answer, really, but I'm more and more convinced that Pancho Gonzales is number 1, if there is such a thing.

Talker 08-22-2012 07:30 PM

50's Gonzales
60's Laver
70's Borg
80's Lendl
90's Sampras
2000's Federer

Pick the order you want.

The game has changed dramatically in this period so better to leave it at that.

What's the use of getting everyone upset and end up disrespecting those players who gave their all when they played?

Besides, 90% of the answers will be from people who have answered already in another similar thread and adding close to nothing new.

NadalAgassi 08-22-2012 08:15 PM

1. Rod Laver
2. Ken Rosewall
3. Roger Federer
4. Pete Sampras
5. Rafael Nadal
6. Pancho Gonzales
7. Bill Tilden
8. Bjorn Borg
9. Don Budge
10. Jimmy Connors


1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Margaret Court
4. Steffi Graf
5. Serena Williams
6. Suzanne Lenglen
7. Helen Wills Moody
8. Maureen Connolly
9. Billie Jean King
10. Monica Seles


I thought of including Elsworth Vines, Ivan Lendl, Justine Henin, and Venus Williams, but I just couldnt find space for them.

TMF 08-22-2012 09:22 PM

1. Federer
2. Sampras
3. Laver
4. Nadal
5. Borg
6. Pancho
7. Agassi
8. Tilden
9. Lendl
10. McEnroe

smoledman 08-22-2012 09:28 PM

I don't like ranking top pros from different decades. I believe each decade has the #1 guy and leave it at that.

60s - Laver
70s - Borg
80s - Lendl
90s - Sampras
00s - Federer

kiki 08-22-2012 10:29 PM

Weak era:
Federer,Tilden,Budge,Nadal,Perry,Emerson,Lacoste,W ilding,Doherty,Bones
Strong era:
Laver,Sampras,Borg,Gonzales,Rosewall,Hoad,Kramer,C onnors,Mac or Lendl or AA or Newk

smoledman 08-22-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kiki (Post 6827063)
Weak era:
Federer,Tilden,Budge,Nadal,Perry,Emerson,Lacoste,W ilding,Doherty,Bones
Strong era:
Laver,Sampras,Borg,Gonzales,Rosewall,Hoad,Kramer,C onnors,Mac or Lendl or AA or Newk

The only weak one here is you.

kiki 08-22-2012 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smoledman (Post 6827065)
The only weak one here is you.

2 cathegories,Weak Era Greatest of All Time
Strong Era Greatest of All Time

Nathaniel_Near 08-23-2012 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 6826824)
1. Rod Laver
2. Ken Rosewall
3. Roger Federer
4. Pete Sampras
5. Rafael Nadal
6. Pancho Gonzales
7. Bill Tilden
8. Bjorn Borg
9. Don Budge
10. Jimmy Connors


1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Margaret Court
4. Steffi Graf
5. Serena Williams
6. Suzanne Lenglen
7. Helen Wills Moody
8. Maureen Connolly
9. Billie Jean King
10. Monica Seles


I thought of including Elsworth Vines, Ivan Lendl, Justine Henin, and Venus Williams, but I just couldnt find space for them.

I like your lists.

corners 08-23-2012 02:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 6826824)
1. Rod Laver
2. Ken Rosewall
3. Roger Federer

Nice, Rod and Kenny both have Fed at the top of their lists and you've got them both above Fed. Rod ranked Rosewall 6th amongst the old guard, BTW. I love the guy too, but this Rosewall fetishism has got to stop :)

BobbyOne 08-23-2012 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 6826824)
1. Rod Laver
2. Ken Rosewall
3. Roger Federer
4. Pete Sampras
5. Rafael Nadal
6. Pancho Gonzales
7. Bill Tilden
8. Bjorn Borg
9. Don Budge
10. Jimmy Connors


1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Margaret Court
4. Steffi Graf
5. Serena Williams
6. Suzanne Lenglen
7. Helen Wills Moody
8. Maureen Connolly
9. Billie Jean King
10. Monica Seles


I thought of including Elsworth Vines, Ivan Lendl, Justine Henin, and Venus Williams, but I just couldnt find space for them.

I find it great that you put Rosewall at second place but I would say that Gonzalez, Tilden and Borg would deserve a higher place than you gave them.

BobbyOne 08-23-2012 05:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corners (Post 6827228)
Nice, Rod and Kenny both have Fed at the top of their lists and you've got them both above Fed. Rod ranked Rosewall 6th amongst the old guard, BTW. I love the guy too, but this Rosewall fetishism has got to stop :)

WRONG! Laver has Federer as No.1 only for open era. Rosewall has Federer as No.4 behind Hoad, Gonzalez and Laver.

When Federer overcomes Rosewall's 23 majors then we can discuss once more about Rosewall fetishism....

Iron Man 08-23-2012 06:00 AM

1- Federer

2-Borg
3-Laver
4-Sampras
5-Nadal ( he can move up , at the end of his career he'll be the second behind the king)
6-Gonzalez
7-Lendl
8-Mcenroe /Connors
9-Rosewall
10-Agassi /Tilden

zcarzach 08-23-2012 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iron Man (Post 6827540)
1- Federer

2-Borg
3-Laver
4-Sampras
5-Nadal ( he can move up , at the end of his career he'll be the second behind the king)
6-Gonzalez
7-Lendl
8-Mcenroe
9-Rosewall
10-Agassi

A good looking list.

Iron Man 08-23-2012 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zcarzach (Post 6827564)
A good looking list.

thanks but I've forgotten to include Connors in this list

Tilden has a place too

I'll edit it now

BobbyOne 08-23-2012 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NadalAgassi (Post 6826824)
1. Rod Laver
2. Ken Rosewall
3. Roger Federer
4. Pete Sampras
5. Rafael Nadal
6. Pancho Gonzales
7. Bill Tilden
8. Bjorn Borg
9. Don Budge
10. Jimmy Connors


1. Martina Navratilova
2. Chris Evert
3. Margaret Court
4. Steffi Graf
5. Serena Williams
6. Suzanne Lenglen
7. Helen Wills Moody
8. Maureen Connolly
9. Billie Jean King
10. Monica Seles


I thought of including Elsworth Vines, Ivan Lendl, Justine Henin, and Venus Williams, but I just couldnt find space for them.

After 40 years of studying tennis past and presence:

1 Laver and Rosewall tied

3 Gonzalez
4 Tilden
5 Borg
6 Sampras and Federer tied

8 Hoad
9 Connors
10 McEnroe

Budge, Vines, Kramer, Lendl would follow...

urban 08-23-2012 08:39 AM

Seems to me a reasonable list, Bobby One, it is not that far from Nadal-Agassi's list. I think the top 7 should be there on every sensible list, the order is a matter of choice. How to input Nadal, is imo still too early to tell. Federer career is not over, too. Hoad is pretty high, when considering his real achievements. Some would put Budge, Kramer, Connors, Lendl (for instance on the basis of years at Nr. 1) over him.

Limpinhitter 08-23-2012 08:58 AM

Subject to reconsideration:

Laver
Federer
Sampras
Borg
Gonzales
Nadal
Lendl
McEnroe
Connors
Agassi

TMF 08-23-2012 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iron Man (Post 6827603)
thanks but I've forgotten to include Connors in this list

Tilden has a place too

I'll edit it now
Quote:

Originally Posted by zcarzach (Post 6827564)
A good looking list.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Iron Man (Post 6827540)
1- Federer

2-Borg
3-Laver
4-Sampras
5-Nadal ( he can move up , at the end of his career he'll be the second behind the king)
6-Gonzalez
7-Lendl
8-Mcenroe /Connors
9-Rosewall
10-Agassi /Tilden



It's hard to have all the players in the top 10 because as you go further down the list the more grey area. The top 5 looks good, but from 6-10 you can easily interchange.


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