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    Roger Federer is the most overrated No.1 of all time. Discuss.

    The moon is made of Swiss cheese. Discuss --------- yokozunatennis.blogspot.com
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    Kim Clijsters, Yokozuna

    ... the 16th female Yokozuna (=Grand Champion) of open era tennis. She's joining an elite club consiting otherwise of only Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Evonne Goolagong, Chris Evert, Hana Mandikova, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Moncial Seles, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Martina Hingis...
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    Federer/Graf - Nadal/Seles

    Except that Steffi's and Federer's game have little in common, except for an exceptional forehand and good footwrok.
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    Nadal vs Djokovic Final OR.....Federer vs Djokovic Semi.....which was higher quality?

    The first two sets of the final were the best (male) tennis of the tournament. Thereafter Djokovic's concentration slipped. On the ladies side, Stosur vs. Dementieva was the match of the tourney in my book. Either could have won the US Open witha little more luck.
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    Top 101 Grand Slam Tennis Players of the Open Era--Update

    Pre-open era results count towards the ranking in that list as long as the player had major success also during the open era.
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    Top 101 Grand Slam Tennis Players of the Open Era--Update

    Don;t think we disagree, really. Persistent thread doesn't mean that he wins every time. Just that Delpo had established himself as one of the few who could challenge the RogRaf duopoly. (P.S.: in this context, Federer is #2 on the list, Nadal #7, and Delpo.... #54)
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    Top 101 Grand Slam Tennis Players of the Open Era--Update

    To me the yardstick is "if both retired today, who would have left a greater mark on grand slam tennis". I reckon a slam title sticks out some way here. As for conssitency, imo del Potro had established himself as a persistent thread to Nadal and Federer before he got injured--rather...
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    Where do Serena, Venus, and Henin rank in history now

    Among all players that had major successes in the open era, I have Serena at #5, Venus at #9 and Henin at #10. Clijsters at #15. www.yokozunatennis.blogspot.com (second article)
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    best match ever

    Hmmm--this sounds like Cramm was improsened for losing to Budge. The story I've herad is that he was imprisoned for his homosexality. This said, the Nazis took their revenge on fallen heros. The most striking example is Max Schmeling after losing the refight to Louis, who was drawn into a...
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    Top 101 Grand Slam Tennis Players of the Open Era--Update

    Well this happens to be a singles ranking. Openings it to doubles would make achievements near-uncompparable--e.g., I'd be in need to find a spot for 9-times doubles champion Mike Bryan who peaked at #246 as a singles players. While practically all 101 players on this list were top 5 at some...
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    Top 101 Grand Slam Tennis Players of the Open Era--Update

    That's exactly why. Gaudio is the ultimate one-slam wonder. There is no other player with 1W-0F-0S-0Q.
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    2010 Grand Slam Players of the Year

    Short-write up with some pics: www.yokozunatennis.blogspot.com
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    Top 101 Grand Slam Tennis Players of the Open Era--Update

    Not sure I understand what you mean.
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