View Full Version : If I ran the 'Open Era' Hall of Fame ...

Oct 13th, 2002, 09:49 PM
... there'd only be seven players in it based on their SINGLES accomplishments.

What about you? Are you a proponent of the 'big' hall of fame or the small? How many players, open era only, would you put in the Hall of Fame based SOLELY on singles play?

Oct 13th, 2002, 09:56 PM
I would put all players in who won more then 3 grand slams!

Oct 13th, 2002, 09:59 PM
Well irma, then you would leave players like Lindsay & Jen out :rolleyes:

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:16 PM
You have to include doubles play. If they decided not to include doubles play then it would be a sham, and they might as well just call it The Tennis Singles Players Hall Of Fame.

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:18 PM
that's true but then they should put all grand slam players in!

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:20 PM
what are the rules now?

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:20 PM
I don't think that's a bad thing ;)

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:22 PM
(and I bet that if Serena had only 3 GS titles you would't have said that :p)

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:23 PM
no idea edberg retired earlier as the jerk and still the jerk was choosen first.

guess you have to stay in the spotlight!

steffi's chances are also not good, she is not american, she never gives interviews and she never has scandales

only andre is a reason why she would rightfully be put in in 2004!

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:26 PM
steffi will enter in the hall of fame for sure,and edberg too.

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:26 PM
I am afraid serena will be put in together with venus

since many have a problem to see them as individuals :rolleyes:

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:27 PM
15-25, if we are including the men.

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:34 PM
1) Since I'm basing it on their singles accomplishments, feel free to think of it as the Tennis SINGLES players Hall of Fame.

2) No guys. No way could I keep it to 7 if I include the guys.

3) As of right now Venus, Serena, Jenn, Martina H, Lindsay, Mary and Arantxa all DON'T get into my Hall.

Hmmm maybe 'Hall of Fame' isn't the best name. Maybe 'Elite Pantheon of Players More Incredible than Anyone Else'.

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:37 PM
Obviously your Hall requires 6 Slams or more then, and thus its pretty obvious who your 7 players are. A good argument, particularly when you consider there have been a huge mess of players who won either 3 or 4 Slams, most of them active. The best of the active players will reach those higher numbers.

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:38 PM
I'd put Venus and Serena in there for the simple fact they sisters that were able to get to 1&2, Martina H maybe. But if it were Elite Pantheon of Players More Incredible than Anyone Else i'd put

1. Monica Seles
2. Steffi Graf
3. Martina Navratilova
4. Chris Evert
5. Margret Court
6. Ivan Lendl
7. John MacEnroe
8. Pete Sampras
9. Andre Agassi
10. Bjorn Borg

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:40 PM
billie jean king too!

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:50 PM
mmcdonald - Your women's list is the best of the best.

But for the men, I notice no Connors, Wilander or Edberg.

Oct 13th, 2002, 10:52 PM
Yeah i know i wasnt quite sure

1. Sampras
2. Wilander
3. Lendl
4. Bjorg
5. Connors


Oct 13th, 2002, 11:08 PM
Soley in the open era, here they are:
1. Chris Evert
2. Evonne Goolagong
3. Billie Jean King
4. Martina Navratilova
5. Hana Mandliklova
6. Steffi Graf
7. Monica Seles
8. Martina Hingis
9. Pamela Shriver
10. Jennifer Capriati
11. Venus Williams
12. Serena Williams

Basically, you get in if you win 5 slams or more, or if you make a significant impact on the sport, such as Capriati's world famous comeback, or Venus and Serena being the first sisters of world domination. (Soon to be Serena only if you ask me) In doubles, you must win like 10 slams to be inducted I think, cause in doubles you only do half the work.

Pamela Shriver
Oct 13th, 2002, 11:14 PM
If I ran the Hall of Fame, it would just have one person in it.


Oct 14th, 2002, 12:25 AM
if i ran the Hall of Fame, i'd set "categories", like "doubles", "special merits", "accomplishments", "style", "influence" and so on.

and i'd cut down the figures, for sure

Hey, Irma, you are joking about Graf, aren't you?