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Old 02-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Jack Romeo View Post
i would actually put graf slightly ahead of navratilova. if we're including the women, i think she is the best ever in terms of pure athletic ability.

i think becker and rafter are physically similar to nadal. people just don't tend to think of them as similar because the playing styles are so different.
Steffi's work rate on court was unparalleled, but I gave the nod to Martina based on her doubles output. Martina was always playing two draws at once (often going deep in both)--singles and doubles, always.
Not so with Steffi. Steffi's top gear in singles was the best, however, it was positively frightening how athletic she was.
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