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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 2006, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

Who do people think would win a match between Bill Tilden at his prime and Maria Sharapova in her current form? Bill would be using his favorite wood racket and Maria would be using the racket she currently plays with? I think Maria would win.
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Re: Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

Maria would get killed.

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Who do people think would win a match between Bill Tilden at his prime and Maria Sharapova in her current form? Bill would be using his favorite wood racket and Maria would be using the racket she currently plays with? I think Maria would win.
I had to google to see who the hell Bill Tilden was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Tilden I think the difference in rackets would tell.
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Tilden was first arrested on Nov. 23, 1946 on Sunset Boulevard when he was caught placing his hand in a teenage boy's pants (the boy was a prostitute whose services Tilden had solicited). He could have been charged with a felony ("lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor"), but was charged only with a misdemeanor ("contributing to the delinquency of a minor"). He was sentenced to a year in prison and served 7 1/2 months.

He was arrested again on Jan. 28, 1949, after picking up a 16-year-old hitchhiker and making advances. The new charge could have been prosecuted as a felony, but the judge merely sentenced Tilden to a year on his probation violation and let the punishment for the new molesting charge run concurrently. He served 10 months.

In both cases, apparently, Tilden sincerely believed that his celebrity and his longtime friendship with Hollywood names such as Charlie Chaplin were enough to keep him from paying the consequences of his acts. He therefore defended himself in court in both cases in a far less than vigorous fashion.

After his second incarceration Tilden was increasingly shunned by the tennis world. He was unable to give lessons at most clubs and even on public courts he had fewer clients. At one point he was invited to play at a prestigious professional tournament being held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel; at the last moment he was told that he could not participate
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Re: Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

maria just for the fact that Tilden's a freak. That and a wooden racket just can't compare to today's rackets.

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Re: Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

UH - have you ever seen videos from tennis from that day? It's not even the same game -

MARIA WOULD ABSOLUTELY KILL HIM

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Re: Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

Tilden was an extremely cerebral and intelligent player. No doubt Sharapova's hard hitting would be a challenge, but he might be able to figure out a way to use it against her.

It's one of those hypothetical situations which is simply impossible to know, but fun to imagine...
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Re: Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

Yeah it would be fun to imagine...
Maria would still kill him though

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Re: Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

tilden was supposedly gay no?

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Re: Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

Maria would win 6-0 6-0
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Get real! Playing with today^s equpment, Tilden would have no trouble with Maria or any other female player.
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Yeah it would be fun to imagine...
Maria would still kill him though
I like Maria, but let's get real here...

Kill him? His nickname was "Big" Bill Tilden. Maybe if he was beamed in Star Trek Style direct from the 20s a cold Tilden might, just might lose once to Maria.

But given any amount of practice (or a 3 out of 5 set match) Tilden would be doing the killing my friend.

Exactly how is she going to beat him? Only with power--and any extra power a modern racquet gave her would be balanced by Bill's being a man.

The problem is all the shots she hits for screaming winners against women would be coming back because of Tilden's reach and speed. Have you seen Maria once she has to hit ball after ball after ball? It's why clay is her weakest surface.

And unlike today's top women Tilden would be able to exploit her two-handed backhands with all sorts of slice, or topspin.

He could volley-something she's still improving on.

His serve wouldn't be a puff ball either-he could easily top 100 miles an hour even in those "slow" days. At his best Tilden served with 4 balls in one hand-he would serve 4 aces in a row!

Besides that, he could generate power off of her power.

Put Tilden up against Andy Roddick and he'd get killed, but Maria would get schooled.

The difference between men and women is that big.
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Bill would smoke Masha's asshole silly.
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Masha would double bagel him. Let's be serious.

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Re: Tilden vs. Sharapova - Who Would Win?

I can't believe that anyone would say Tilden

He wouldn't stand any chance at all. Think of how much she would overpower him.

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