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MyskinaManiac
Dec 11th, 2006, 05:37 AM
As I was reading an article on Martina Hingis on Wikipedia, I noticed a link to the 2005 top 40 Greats, Martina is placed at 22... would it be fair to still have her there despite her astonishing comeback? The article was written before her announced comeback and still lists Hingis as retired. Discuss.

Here's the link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TENNIS_Magazine%27s_40_Greatest_Players_of_the_TEN NIS_Era

faboozadoo15
Dec 11th, 2006, 06:36 AM
i love martina and all, but she hasn't added to her legacy a whole lot in coming back (yet). until she adds some serious hardware, she's not going to climb the alltime greats list.

by the way, that list is total bullshit... monica outside the top10? please...

MyskinaManiac
Dec 11th, 2006, 06:50 AM
Yeah, that's what I thought... seeing Serena so high made me want to vommit. Well not vommit

Prizeidiot
Dec 11th, 2006, 06:59 AM
I think the list is pretty fair for the women, to be honest.

It's the men's list that's screwed up

Lulu.
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:03 AM
Serena no. 17 Not bad

kittyking
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:04 AM
Steffi should be number one
Sampras should be in the top 5 let alone number 1
Bjorn should be higher
Seles should be top 10
Federer should be top 15 (possibly top 10, hes so dominant at the moment)
Serena shuld b outside top 20
Martina shuld b outside top 25 (as much as i like her)
Gabriela should be top 35
Lindsay and Venus should be outside top 35

kittyking
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:05 AM
Woops I meant Sampras should NOT be in top 5

Reuchlin
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:17 AM
I consider it a little sexist to give Pete the number 1 spot...

Miranda
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:34 AM
are you joking? Sampras may not be in no.1, but for sure he belongs to top 5, only Margaret Court, Steffi Graf, Martina N and Chris Evert have more slams than him :rolleyes:
Woops I meant Sampras should NOT be in top 5

Ben.
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:47 AM
I consider it a little sexist to give Pete the number 1 spot...

agree. the list seems a bit out of sorts I have to say :o

faboozadoo15
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:47 AM
Steffi should be number one
Sampras should be in the top 5 let alone number 1
Bjorn should be higher
Seles should be top 10
Federer should be top 15 (possibly top 10, hes so dominant at the moment)
Serena shuld b outside top 20
Martina shuld b outside top 25 (as much as i like her)
Gabriela should be top 35
Lindsay and Venus should be outside top 35

gabriela ahead of a 5 time major champ and someone who has won 3 majors and ended the year #1 four times? gaby is lucky to be on the list at all.

this list is old, so let's not talk about where federer belongs.

why downgrade martina?

MatchpointPRT
Dec 11th, 2006, 10:43 PM
I think that that list shouldn´t even exist... that list doesn´t say nothing right...

Martian Stacey
Dec 12th, 2006, 12:08 AM
As I was reading an article on Martina Hingis on Wikipedia, I noticed a link to the 2005 top 40 Greats, Martina is placed at 22... would it be fair to still have her there despite her astonishing comeback? The article was written before her announced comeback and still lists Hingis as retired. Discuss.

Here's the link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TENNIS_Magazine%27s_40_Greatest_Players_of_the_TEN NIS_Era
I think its fair. There isn't anyone ranked above Martina that doesn't deserve to be. Keep in mind if it were just women on the list, she'd be 8th. She hasn't done anything in her comeback yet that warrents her to be moved any higher. Maybe if she can win a couple more slams...

Its obvious the list is out of date, as there are a few players who should be ranked higher than they are (eg, Federer, Henin-Hardenne), but the order is screwed up for a few players - Rod Laver and Margaret Court should be higher, I would probably move Agassi up a few places as well

propi
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:50 AM
Where's Sergi Bruguera in that list??? :rolleyes:

jazzfuzion
Dec 12th, 2006, 11:22 AM
trying to put the best women and men players of tennis history on the same rankings is a mistake in the first place.there is bound to be discrepancy

MyskinaManiac
Dec 12th, 2006, 11:55 AM
The list is old, but I wan't putting the list there to show how great everybody else is currently. I put it there to see what people felt about Martina and whether her comeback had an effect on where she should be.