Kinda weird, but whatever...I like their choices (what a surprise
Here´s how the american Tennis Magazine ranked the players (school grades):
A+: Roger Federer
A-: Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick
B+: Tim Henman
B: Andre Agassi
B-: Nicolas Kiefer and Tommy Haas
B-: Marat "I suck at Perth" Safin
D: The bunch of americans like Fish, Dent
A: Maria Sharapova
("Her Wimbledon victory was stunning, and even though her consistency subsequently declined, she won the WTA´s season-ending championship for extra credit."
A-: Svetlana Kuznetsova
("It isn´t just that this gifted gym-class standout vaulted from nowhere to superstardom by winning the US Open; is that many observers think she may be the best among the russians."
A-: Anastasia Myskina
("She earns her high marks the old-fashioned way: hard work and discipline. It was rewarded this year with a surprise title at Roland Garros."
...see, you don´t need any talent to be a good player! LOL
A-: Lindsay Davenport
(for dominating all summer and being number one, but "faltering in the big ones")
B+: Elena Dementieva
(for runner up)
B: Amelie Mauresmo
(for shortly being number one, for a consistent year, but "the statistics onl underscore her failure to excel at the slams".)
C: Serena Williams
("underperformer who spends too much time on extracurricular activities")
I: Justine Henin-Hardenne
("left her year incomplete")...what´s an I?
So...I guess every country has its very own ranking system