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Old 07-30-2012, 04:10 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by suwanee4712 View Post
I've never seen Ramanathan play but would like to. I do love me some Ramesh though. People always describe him as "silky smooth" but I can't think of any other way to describe a male player of his calibur without feminizing the adjective. There were times when he passed Mac and Mac would look so silly because he honestly wouldn't know where Ramesh was going with the ball.

Can't believe I left off Lori McNeil. Another smooth player that when she trusted her instincts was sheer beauty in motion.
For me the player that made tennis look easy was Steffi Graf. In her prime no one even got near to beating her, the female Federer of her era. Also loved to watch Henin as it was always astounding how hard such a tiny woman could hit the ball.

On the mens side Becker was why I took up tennis but also loved watching Agassi for the showmanship. Sampras was arguably the better competitor but never as good to watch.
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