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Blocker 12-06-2012 03:04 AM

The definitive best player to never win thread
 
Best player to never win Wimbledon?
Lendl

Best player to never win the French Open?
Sampras

Best player to never win the US Open?
Borg

Best player to never win the Australian Open?
Borg

Best player to never win the season ending?
Nadal

Best player to never win the Davis Cup?
Federer

Best player to never win the career slam?
Sampras

Best player to never be number 1?
Murray

Pretty hard to argue with the above.

joeri888 12-06-2012 03:23 AM

You are going just open era right?

I think Borg isn't necessarily a worse player than Sampras.

Other than that, the Murray one seems most arguable, although no particular player comes to mind that might be better but was never no. 1 in the world.

Phoenix1983 12-06-2012 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeri888 (Post 7049264)
You are going just open era right?

I think Borg isn't necessarily a worse player than Sampras.

Other than that, the Murray one seems most arguable, although no particular player comes to mind that might be better but was never no. 1 in the world.

He must mean Open Era, otherwise the Wimbledon one would be Gonzales or Rosewall, and the Australian would be Gonzales.

Vilas is a guy who was never (officially) ranked no 1 and is arguably better than Murray.

tennis_pro 12-06-2012 03:42 AM

The best player to never win the FO twice? Federer
The best player to never win 18 majors or more? Federer
The best player to never win Monte Carlo/Rome/Acapulco/Barcelona/the challenger in Sopot? Federer
The best player to never like Djokovic's camp? Federer
The best player to never shave his chest? A toss-up between Sampras and Federer.

I can go on foreverer.

kOaMaster 12-06-2012 03:42 AM

just some more suggestions to think about
- a title on clay
- a masters title
- a grass tournament
- the player of the year-award

McLovin 12-06-2012 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kOaMaster (Post 7049294)
- a title on clay

That one is simple: Becker

tennisaddict 12-06-2012 04:26 AM

Dumb selections in OP. How can Sampras be the best player not to win FO, if he didnt make a finals in countless attempts ? Same with Murray. someone who until last month who loses to Chardy, Young, Bogomolov , Janowicz does not yet to deserve to be No 1.

SQA333 12-06-2012 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisaddict (Post 7049325)
Dumb selections in OP. How can Sampras be the best player not to win FO, if he didnt make a finals in countless attempts ? Same with Murray. someone who until last month who loses to Chardy, Young, Bogomolov , Janowicz does not yet to deserve to be No 1.

I think his criteria for this would be players with excellent records in events other than the one being referred to. In this case, player with the most number of slams outside of RG (Sampras) takes it.

tennis_pro 12-06-2012 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisaddict (Post 7049325)
Dumb selections in OP. How can Sampras be the best player not to win FO, if he didnt make a finals in countless attempts ? Same with Murray. someone who until last month who loses to Chardy, Young, Bogomolov , Janowicz does not yet to deserve to be No 1.

That's right - I'm going with Santoro and Nalbandian on this one.

At least they were fun to watch..

axel89 12-06-2012 05:03 AM

he's talking about the best player all around not at that tournament that's why he said sampras

pc1 12-06-2012 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blocker (Post 7049252)
Best player to never win Wimbledon?
Lendl

Best player to never win the French Open?
Sampras

Best player to never win the US Open?
Borg

Best player to never win the Australian Open?
Borg

Best player to never win the season ending?
Nadal

Best player to never win the Davis Cup?
Federer

Best player to never win the career slam?
Sampras

Best player to never be number 1?
Murray

Pretty hard to argue with the above.

Best player never to win Wimbledon-Either Pancho Gonzalez or Rosewall

Best player never to win the French-Either Bill Tilden or Pancho Gonzalez

Best player never to win the Australian-Borg, Gonzalez or Tilden

Best player never to win a career slam-Borg, Gonzalez, Tilden

Best player to never be number one-Roche but I can see Andy Murray easily.

McEnroeisanartist 12-06-2012 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McLovin (Post 7049304)
That one is simple: Becker

I don't believe Connors ever won a title on red clay.

kOaMaster 12-06-2012 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McEnroeisanartist (Post 7049460)
I don't believe Connors ever won a title on red clay.

eeh? you kidding me?

I'm pretty sure he won some minor to medium tournaments and I'm really sure he won vs Borg on clay.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CBsYFNauIU
(although it wasn't exactly red)

Phoenix1983 12-06-2012 06:40 AM

Best player never to win when facing Lukas Rosol: Nadal

dudeski 12-06-2012 06:40 AM

By far the best player to never play without at least some kind of dirty gamesmanship?
Nadal.

jaggy 12-06-2012 06:50 AM

The best player to never speak any understandable English? Murray.

dudeski 12-06-2012 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaggy (Post 7049488)
The best player to never speak any understandable English? Murray.

That would be Nadal. 11 slams is better than 1.

winstonplum 12-06-2012 07:20 AM

Cool opening thread. I think you've hit them all.

Gonzo_style 12-06-2012 07:32 AM

Best CC player to never win the RG?

I would say Coria...

Razoredge 12-06-2012 07:34 AM

Best female player to never win Wimbledon: Justine Henin


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