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Matt-TennisFan24
Dec 21st, 2012, 02:07 AM
Well, I was inspired by the "Favourite player of the top 100" thread, and I thought "Why not make a poll for our favourite player of all-time period?"

And since I'm trying to make this thing official, I thought it would also be cool to include a "Best Match", "Best Groundstrokes" and "Best Serve" polls altogether.

So make your nominations, and the ten most voted options will go straight to a Poll in a new thread.

Here are the categories:


FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME:

BEST MATCH:

BEST FOREHAND:

BEST BACKHAND:

BEST SERVE:

BEST VOLLEYS:



VOTING CLOSES DECEMBER 26TH (0:00 am GMT!)

SO HURRY UP! ;)
(Only one pick per category)

In The Zone
Dec 21st, 2012, 04:15 AM
Favorite player: Venus Williams.

Best match: Not of all-time but the match that I was like, HUH!!!! when watching it the entire time? Wimbledon 2005 F and USO 03 SF. Let's go with Wimbledon 05 F.

Best Forehand: Have to go with Graf.

Best Backhand: Anyone who says Henin is a fool. Henin's backhand looks pretty but her forehand was so much more lethal than her backhand. Let's go with Evert.

Best Serve: Really? Duh. [I guess I have to say it - Serena Williams.]

Best Volleys: Navratilova.

Stonerpova
Dec 21st, 2012, 05:57 AM
Favorite player: Maria Sharapova
Best match: 1992 French Open Final: Seles def. Graf 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

The rest are pretty easy.
Best forehand: Steffi Graf
Best backhand: Chris Evert
Best volleys: Martina Navratilova
Best serve: Serena Williams

AdeyC
Dec 21st, 2012, 06:09 AM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Virginia Ruzici

BEST MATCH: French Open 85 - Navratilova v Evert

BEST FOREHAND: Sue Barker

BEST BACKHAND: Chris Evert

BEST SERVE: Serena Williams

BEST VOLLEYS: Martina Navratilova

Nobsson
Dec 21st, 2012, 06:17 AM
Favorite Player: Steffi Graf

French Open 92 - Seles - Graf

Best Forehand: Steffi Graf

Best Backhand: Justine Henin

Best Serve: Serena Williams

Best Volley: Martina Navratilova

AnywhereButHome
Dec 21st, 2012, 06:23 AM
FAVOURITE PLAYER :Serena Williams

BEST MATCH:Wimbledon08:Venus vs Serena

BEST FOREHAND: Serena/Ivanovic

BEST BACKHAND: Venus

BEST SERVE: Serena

BEST VOLLEYS: Mauresmo ???

Aryman3
Dec 21st, 2012, 06:42 AM
A/Mary Pierce/A.Radwanska
B/FO 1992 Seles-Graf
c/Steffi
d/Young Venus
e/Serena
f/Martina the Older

MashaAzarenka
Dec 21st, 2012, 05:53 PM
Favorite player: Maria Sharapova
Best match: F Wimbledon 2004 Sharapova def S. Williams
Best forehand: Graf
Best backhand: Azarenka
Best volleys: Navratilova
Best serve: S. Williams

hBence
Dec 21st, 2012, 06:02 PM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Serena Williams

BEST MATCH: F US Open Serena d. Azarenka

BEST FOREHAND: Serena Williams

BEST BACKHAND: Serena Williams

BEST SERVE: Serena Williams

BEST VOLLEYS: Navratilova

Wimbledon9
Dec 22nd, 2012, 01:18 AM
Why did you forget the smash or overhead and lob because you hardly see them now and you are all too young to remember that the older players used these strokes.

Layabout
Dec 22nd, 2012, 01:24 AM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Kuznetsova
BEST MATCH: Venus d Davenport Wimby F 2005
BEST FOREHAND: Kuznetsova
BEST BACKHAND: Venus Williams
BEST SERVE: Serena Williams
BEST VOLLEYS: Navrat obv

miffedmax
Dec 22nd, 2012, 02:29 AM
The only one I can honestly answer is my favorite player of all-time and that would Elena Dementieva.

There are just too many great players and matches I didn't see. But I'm glad to have seen the ones I did.

binky-GOAT
Dec 22nd, 2012, 02:35 AM
Why did you forget the smash or overhead and lob because you hardly see them now and you are all too young to remember that the older players used these strokes.

:worship:

binky-GOAT
Dec 22nd, 2012, 02:37 AM
And where the hell is the SLICE ??!!!!

binky-GOAT
Dec 22nd, 2012, 02:42 AM
And dropshot....

aussiesharapova
Dec 22nd, 2012, 05:24 AM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Sharapova
BEST MATCH: Seles-Graf '92 RG
BEST FOREHAND: Graf
BEST BACKHAND: Evert
BEST SERVE: Serena
BEST VOLLEYS: Navratilova

overrule
Dec 22nd, 2012, 09:18 AM
Favorite: Seles
BM: Seles v. Capriati 91 US Open semi
FH: Graf
BH: Henin
Serve: Serena
Volley: Navratilova

AjdeNate!
Dec 22nd, 2012, 03:26 PM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Seles
BEST MATCH: 91 USO SF Seles d. Capriati
BEST FOREHAND: Graf
BEST BACKHAND: Henin
BEST SERVE: Serena
BEST VOLLEYS: Navratilova

Matt-TennisFan24
Dec 22nd, 2012, 03:29 PM
Why did you forget the smash or overhead and lob because you hardly see them now and you are all too young to remember that the older players used these strokes.


Well, I see your point, but how can you differentiate a good smash from a bad one? Moreover, it's not that common of a shot because it depends on a lob first. At least that's how I see it. If I had put "Best Smash" category, everyone would've nominated their favorite players again...

And where the hell is the SLICE ??!!!!

And dropshot....

The same applies to the slice and drop shots. Nowadays, these shots have become pretty much redundant. I'm not saying they're not important, but they aren't the most important shots of the game in my opinion (as the serve, groundstrokes, & volleys are).

Sammo
Dec 22nd, 2012, 03:31 PM
Funny, I thought about this last night

Sammo
Dec 22nd, 2012, 03:33 PM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Martina Hingis

BEST MATCH: 2005 Wimbledon Final

BEST FOREHAND: Peak Pierce

BEST BACKHAND: Martina Hingis

BEST SERVE: Serena Williams

BEST VOLLEYS: Martina Navratilova

Toxic
Dec 22nd, 2012, 03:34 PM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Serena Williams

BEST MATCH: Olympic F'12 Serena d. Martha

BEST FOREHAND: Serena Williams

BEST BACKHAND: Christ Evert

BEST SERVE: Serena Williams

BEST VOLLEYS: M. Navratilova

thrust
Dec 22nd, 2012, 05:25 PM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Seles
BEST MATCH: 91 USO SF Seles d. Capriati
BEST FOREHAND: Graf
BEST BACKHAND: Henin
BEST SERVE: Serena
BEST VOLLEYS: Navratilova

PLAYER- JUSTINE HENIN
FOREHAND- GRAF
BACKHAND- HENIN
SERVE- SERENA
VOLLEY- NAVRATILOVA
MATCH- JUSTINE-CAPRIATI, JUSTINE-VENUS- USO

Sam L
Dec 23rd, 2012, 08:07 AM
FAVOURITE PLAYER OF ALL-TIME: Monica Seles

BEST MATCH: Seles d. Graf 1992 French Open final

BEST FOREHAND: Steffi Graf

BEST BACKHAND: Chris Evert

BEST SERVE: Serena Williams

BEST VOLLEYS: Martina Navratilova