Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by @wright, Feb 23, 2004.
You must choose only one Yank.
BTW, I set it up so you would be electricuted by your computer if you choose gimelstob or geoff grant. If you choose Todd Martin, a monkey will pop out of your monitor, slap you, and then laugh his *** off at you.
Lendl - hell this 1st generation stuff is for the birds -Sampras-Agassi-Chang are all American born = sowhat! Greek-Armenian-& is Chang Chinese or Taiwanese? Lendl made 8 straight US OPEN finals = 8 --- that won't be matched for decades - unless they switch back to clay. McEnroe = close 2nd but had a PATHETIC 2nd career from 86-94.
There's NO way in the modern game anyone is making eight straight finals on a claycourt. Best chance of anyone matching the record would be on grass - but still, it's just NOT going to happen.
Yeah I agree grass is the one surface yet the US OPEN played on grass too long ago for my recollection. :twisted:
Pete Sampras & Hugo Armando, slight edge to Sampsmeister.
I love sampras' tennis. his tennis is attractive
I tried to put Johnny Mac, but they would only let me put a certain number of choices. I should have kicked out Gimelstob and included Johnny.
Yah why is gimelstob even on there? isn't he ranked in the 100's?
Vince Van Patten!
Hey, where's Jeff Tarango? :wink:
My favorite American is johnny mac followed closely by agassi. Todd Martin gains more of my respect each time I see him play.
Chris Evert and Pancho Gonzalez
As some of the posters have indicated, others should really be included Mac, Connors, Ashe, Smith, Riggs, Tilden, Evert, BJK, Hart, ...
Another vote for Johnny Mac here.
Jim Courier, followed by Andy Roddick. As for the women, Monica Seles.
Jay Berger. Mr. Topspin in your Face Anger. Had an abbreviated service motion due to injuries. Have 1 great year where he made the top 10. I believe Berger is now a USTA developmental coach of some type.
Honestly, I like guys from that era. Berger, Mayotte, Gilbert... the lost American generation.
Python (lost generation) Shouldn't that generation be lost? Gilbert not only had the ugliest game he was a jerk on the court, Mayotte was known for one thing - Mayotte meltdown factor - regardless of his breaks of serve you could have easy money betting he'd blow it some how.
Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors.
Noticably missing are David Wheaton, Mal Washington and the Jensens!
Pancho absolutely, what about Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Harold Solomon, Eddie Dibbs, Brian Gottfried, and Vitas Gerulaitis?
Martina Navratilova? Billie Jean King?
Bill Tilden for anyone?
Boris, I'll agree they weren't the most talented group of players. Mayotte was a true gentleman, though, regardless of his success on the court. I understand he's involved in the church as a minister of some type now.
I like Gilbert. Sure, he's a jerk at times, but so was Connors or McEnroe or even the sainted Pete Sampras. I always got a kick out of Gilbert beating someone he shouldn't... like Boris Becker. (No name playing intended, Boris.)
Yeah off the court these players are most likely saints. I don't imagine tennis players pumping roids and going to nightclubs looking to behead someone. Tarango is probably really down to earth a is Mayotte etc. But the game they played is what is being judged - Gilbert seems amusing off the court but on it it bordered grotesque - I'd watch 2-3 games then change the channel to an informercial. p.s. Becker rarely lost to Gilbert and when he did he just wanted to get off the court because he found Brads game beneath his. just kidding.
Boris Becker has a 6-4 all-time edge over Brad Gilbert. Their first match was in 1987, well after Becker had become a star after winning his first two Wimbledons in 85 and 86.
Gilbert actually led Becker 4-1 until sometime in 1989. Becker won the rest of their matches. Certainly, a 6-4 record is a winning one, but there's no question the more experienced Gilbert had something on Becker.
You have to qualify what you mean by "favorite." I take it to mean not "the best" but who "I like." I have to say Borg since he was in his prime when I was coming up. I even used a Donnay and had a red/white pinstripe warm-up, just like BB.
BTW, he's also the "best."
Favorite all time? Stan Smith. His run at the top was short, but his off court legacy outshines his achievements on court. A gentleman in a gentlemen's game.
Morpheus, I meant it as who do you like best.
How come roddick isnt an options? He is the best american man now, and has a chance to win a slam in 2010
I can't beleive you left off JMac having so many others that you can boot off. :evil:
Courier off that list
Of the ones listed, Tracy Austin. I loved her determination on the court, and it was nice to see Chris Evert haunted by a dark version of herself :twisted:
Based on this poll Agassi, but 2 others who are just as much if not slightly more so would be Davenport and Evert...neither of whom is on the poll. I would also like to ask why is Tracy Austin the only included female?
Connors and Agassi
What's going on with this poll? Where's McEnroe?? Jeez, that's no Yank poll, unless I've got this whole thing wrong...
Sampras. His tennis game was an absolute pleasure to watch.
The polls missing some big names....Roddick, Williams, Mac, Connors etc
Chang is an american player?
why no Vince Spadea?
Sampras by god.
It used to be Sampras, but Agassi's book made me switch over.
Yes. The man barely speaks any Chinese anyways.
Johnny Mac overall.
Gamewise, probably Sampras although I didn't love watching him
Personality wise, Agassi.
where's Don Budge,actually John Mcenroe is my favourite american tennis player and also Roscoe Tanner.
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