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Old 02-02-2013, 05:22 PM   #2633
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Originally Posted by Dan Lobb View Post
Let's try this;

Tennis Music

1) Hoad Bach
2) Gonzales Beethoven
3) Laver Mozart
4) Federer Wagner
5) Rosewall Handel
6) Budge Brahms
7) Vines Verdi
Kramer Debussy
9) Sampras Mahler
10) Borg Bartok
11) McEnroe Berlioz
12) Sedgman Stravinsky

There is no point-by-point similarity here, other than relative stature.
The music list is top-weighted with Germans and Austrians, the tennis list with Australians and Americans.
The composers belong to an older era.
Dan, Interesting double list.

There are two big missing men in your lists: Tilden and Schubert!

I confess that I don't like Debussy.

Yes, it's a phenomenon that the top classic composers were from Austria and Germany. Stravinsky is the only classic composer of your list who lived long enough to reach the great Australians in tennis. He died in 1971.

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