Greatest One Trick Pony of All time? (GOTPOAT)

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
Anyone who is a true one-trick pony isn't going to be great.

Because if they are great, they must have more than one trick going for them.

So I don't think you can do much with this thread . . . .
 

Polvorin

Professional
I guess Sampras. I mean, he had a lot of tricks, of course...not just one. (not trying to enfuriate any rabid Sampras fans, hehe) :mrgreen: But his best trick was so dominant tbat he could have probably won some Wimbys just serving his way through tiebreaks.
 

helloworld

Hall of Fame
Polvorin said:
I guess Sampras. I mean, he had a lot of tricks, of course...not just one. (not trying to enfuriate any rabid Sampras fans, hehe) :mrgreen: But his best trick was so dominant tbat he could have probably won some Wimbys just serving his way through tiebreaks.
Sampras is no one trick pony, you moron.
 

baseliner

Professional
GOTPOAT by my definition would be a one slam wonder who never won anything else, and wasn't much of a contender either. I go with Thomas Johansson winner of 2002 AO.
 

emcee

Semi-Pro
Andy Roddick. Duh!

Whoever said Sampras is a one trick pony...if you have a LOT of tricks, you automatically no longer qualify as a ONE trick pony! Duh!
 

mctennis

Legend
Andrez Gomez, Thomas Johannsen, Albert Martin, The guy that best Samprs at Wimbledon Krichek ( spelling sorry)...all one trick ponies.....lucky, got the breaks, etc...that's the name of the game...right place, right time....
 

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
VamosRafa said:
Anyone who is a true one-trick pony isn't going to be great.

Because if they are great, they must have more than one trick going for them.

So I don't think you can do much with this thread . . . .
Well, I guess I was a little harsh with the title (thought it sounded funny at the time). However, if I had reworded it into something like, "Players who were most successful using their limited strengths" I think it allows for a valid discussion without sounding too demeaning.
 

jhhachamp

Hall of Fame
ShooterMcMarco said:
Well, I guess I was a little harsh with the title (thought it sounded funny at the time). However, if I had reworded it into something like, "Players who were most successful using their limited strengths" I think it allows for a valid discussion without sounding too demeaning.
I still don't get it. How does Agassi have limited strengths?
 

!Tym

Hall of Fame
Lol, of the actual GOOD players, this is WAY easy, the easiest question of all time in fact. Alberto Berasategui, no contest. All forehand, weak serve, weak backhand, zero reach at net and on the return, virtually non-existent transition game and offspeed touch shots.
 

Polvorin

Professional
Steve Dykstra said:
I still don't get it. How does Agassi have limited strengths?
That's a good question.

Let's see... good forehand, good backhand, good serve return...even a good serve (sets up the point well for himself). His volleys aren't that great I suppose. I am as confused as you are.
 
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