How do you rank your Russians?
there are to many and the one i like i like just as much as each other.
i have to say that petrova was my fav but since her comeback i haven't liked her as much as the other young russians.
the list is long:
and the youngsters who are trying to move up the ranks but seem to be having trouble: bastrikova, linetskaya, afinogenova, bratchikova.
at the moment i have to put them in groups other wise i can't pick my favs.
there is the veterens group with panova and likhovtseva.
there is the the group that has been around but are still quite young such as dementieva, kournikova, petrova, myskina, bovina.
then there is the young group of zvonareva, kuznetsova, douchevina, kirilenko, safina, sharapova, linetskaya, afinogenova, bastrikova, bratchikova and the other young players.
then there is the struggling group of voskoboeva and fokina who have talent but can't quite get to there destination.
how do you rank the russians in-terms of your fav. i personally like the young players and for me that is 21 and under and 22 at a stretch. so whn i am asked to rank my favs i have some trouble. i don't want to go for sharapova or douchevina because they haven't played much (same with linetskaya, bastrikova, bratchikova, afinogenova, kirilenko). but i don't really truly follow the veterens in panova or likhovtseva so i don't name them. fokina and voskoboeva can't seem to reach anywhere near where their talent lies so i don't give it to them. so it comes down to kuznetsova, zvonareva, bovina, myskina, kournikova, petrova and dementieva. kournikova and petrova have disappointed me since there injuries so i don't put them down and with dementieva, myskina and bovina it is like a rollacoaster ride (you never know when they will play well or when the will lose early). so it usually comes down to zvonareva and kuznetsova. both are a bit inconsistent but zvonareva hasn't won a title although she is ranked higher so i usually pick kuznetsova. but then i tell myself that i want players like bastrikova, linetskaya, kirilenko, bratchikova and afinogenova to just as well so i end up going in circles.
should i rank them on their talent? should i rank them on what they have achieved. do i take injuries into account? what if some of them are late bloomers? i can't really make a decision on them now if they do.
anyway this got a bit to long. basically i would just like to know who are your favs and why you like them compared to the others.
Last edited by Gowza; Mar 29th, 2003 at 02:10 AM.