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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2007, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

This is only counting singles. Obviosuly Martina was a greater doubles player?

Who is greater in terms of singles.

I say Chris, marginally.
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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

Are we talking "peak" Navratilova versus "peak" Evert-Lloyd-Mill here? If so, Navratilova is an easy pick. Navratilova at her best would beat Prissy Chrissie at her best probably seven or eight times out of ten.

Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)

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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

I voted for Chris... her clay court streak is unbelievable

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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

I don't like either one of them personally but since Martina is this old women who refuses to stop talking about herself I voted for Chris.

Lets get these Chrissy votes a comin'.

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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

Evert of course...

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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

Both greats, but Navratilova greater.
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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

Martina has been real annoying lately which will cost her in this poll.

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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

Yes, a WTA World "we don't like Navratilova's commentating so she can't be as great as Evert" poll

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

As a singles player I would vote Evert because of of a few reasons:
  • her all surface record
  • her greater career winning singles stats, and
  • her incredible clay court run

I think Navratilova was the greatest grass court player, but as an all rounder I will give this vote to Chris.

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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

Navratilova, obviously
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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

Navratilova.

And you can't exclude doubles because that's a part of how "great" a tennis player was.

I think their H2H should settle this one.


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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

Austin > Evert >>>> Navratilova.

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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

As a singles all-courter - Evert.

And this has nothing to do with Navratilova playing too long or her commentating.
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Re: Who is greater, Evert or Navratilova?

I find it really hard to seperate them, and of course, it essentially comes down to personal preference, but I think there are 4 fundamental questions that need to be considered when deciding:

1. Is Chris's 125 claycourt winning streak greater than Martina's 74 match winning streak?

2. Is Chris's achievement of winning at least one grandslam for 13 consecutive years as good as Martina holding 6 GS titles in a row?

3. Is Chris's ability to beat Court, King, and Goolagong very early in her career equal to Martina being able to compete with Graf, Seles & Sabatini late in her career?


4. Does the H2H in Martina's favour make a difference?

Chris maintained a very high level through out her career, whereas Martina had more peaks and valleys- I guess you have to choose what you prefer.

I am glad though that people appreciate Chris's achievements more- I thought Martina would kill Chris in a poll like this.
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