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Jordan.
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:14 PM
I think the best Players come from the US.I think about half of the top 10 are Americans.Whats your opinion?

[S@nti]
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:20 PM
SPAIN

[S@nti]
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:22 PM
Because Marta Marrero is from Spain...:p

CanadianBoy21
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:23 PM
CANADA


:rolleyes:

Andre_UK
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:24 PM
Historically the USA, and from a contemporary perspective, the USA.

veryborednow
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:28 PM
GREAT BRITAIN

pffff

saby
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:55 PM
I would say USA


:angel: :angel: :angel:

Ryan
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:01 PM
The US has the most players on the tour, and 5 in the top 10, and 7 I think altogether in the top 20.

but the best player was from Germany, miss.Steffi Graf.

Martian Mel
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:08 PM
I only know that THE best player comes from
SWITZERLAND! ;)

Tatiana Panova
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:26 PM
Jesus, I know where the worst come from...:rolleyes:

angele87
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:32 PM
Right now the best females players are from the U.S!

smygelfh
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:34 PM
US Without a doubt! Go Seles! Yeah, and Switzerland! Go Hingis! And Australia! Go Dokic!

Are there any more of the top ten where it wouldn't be that fair to give credit to the country they're currently playing for?

Still, 3 out of top 5 seals the deal. US is the best.

Rollo
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:36 PM
Per pint and per person, I'd say les femmes Belgiques are the best:)

Becool
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:36 PM
BRAZIIIL!!!!! :p ;)

heheheheheh :wavey:

venusrocks
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:51 PM
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Lisbeth
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:59 PM
Right now, if you looked at it as "top 10 players per head of population", you would have to say Belgium, without a doubt. Possibly France second, or maybe USA.

Of course, if you are just looking at sheer numbers then it's clearly the USA, but with so many people, resources and tournaments over there so it should be. (Please note that I'm not trying to take away from American success, which I have great respect for - I'm just stating a fact.)

Jordan.
Mar 10th, 2002, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by BecoolSerenaLover
BRAZIIIL!!!!! :p ;)

heheheheheh :wavey:

*sigh*:rolleyes: :wavey: :kiss: :eek: :angel: :p

croat123
Mar 10th, 2002, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by smygelfh
US Without a doubt! Go Seles!

Technically Seles IS from Yugoslavia, but anyways:

CROATIA IS THE BEST

TeNnIsFaN
Mar 10th, 2002, 10:55 PM
USA! USA! USA! USA! :)

Jay
Mar 10th, 2002, 11:43 PM
Hmm not too sure if the best players COME from USA

but they certainly all seem to LIVE or have houses in Florida USA

Jelena Dokic , Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Lindsay Davenport, Venus and Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, Taylor Dent, Mary Pierce, Monica Seles and Jennifer Capriati for starters.

I'm sure there's loads more, can anyone else name a player that lives or has a house in Florida ??

Josh
Mar 10th, 2002, 11:46 PM
Maria Sharapova lives in Florida too I think, but Lindsay lives in California.

Mattographer
Mar 10th, 2002, 11:57 PM
Australia!!

1. Nicole Pratt :)
2. Alicia Molik :)
3. Evie Dominikovic :)
4. Rachel McQuillan :kiss:
5. Cindy Watson :)
6. Bryanne Stewart :)

Cam'ron Giles
Mar 11th, 2002, 12:47 AM
Jamaica :kiss:

Just kidding. The US without a doubt :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Barrie_Dude
Mar 11th, 2002, 12:55 AM
Actually, it does go through cycles. But it seems that the USA and Australia have the best programs in place for developing young talent. Here in Canada, our junior tennis program is practically non existent!

ares
Mar 11th, 2002, 12:55 AM
YUGOSLAVIA!!!! YUGOSLAVIA!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

selesfan
Mar 11th, 2002, 01:00 AM
USA! And Seles is now American, just ask her!

Williams Rulez
Mar 11th, 2002, 01:00 AM
From Venus.... duh :D

Master Lu
Mar 11th, 2002, 01:10 AM
I'm not going to argue that the USA has the most top players, because it actually has.

But, I'm just going to put a nice little info down. USA has 250 million people, and a lot of money (good for you, or rather us since I'm in the States now;)); China and India each have more then a billion people, but have practically no money at all. Croatia on the other hand (heh guess where I'm from:) ) has 4.5 million people (half the New York), and very little money. We still have Goran, Iva, Silvija, Mirjana, Ivan... If you look at some other sports, you'll see the same tendency. :angel:

rhz
Mar 11th, 2002, 02:13 AM
INDONESIA :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

LucasArg
Mar 11th, 2002, 02:20 AM
ARGENTINA

Gisela Dulko
Maria Emilia Salerni
Clarisa Fernandez

The new girls:wavey:

Lolita
Mar 11th, 2002, 03:05 AM
RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA

cause they have the most famous and beautifull playerrrrs !!!!!

ys
Mar 11th, 2002, 03:14 AM
Best juniors come from Russia, best pros used to come from USA. But can you name a US teenager who looks a Top 10 prospect? Not at the moment. Seles, Davenport and Capriati will probably be a force for another couple of years. And after that? I don't know..

Scotso
Mar 11th, 2002, 04:22 AM
doesn't matter ;) the tour wouldn't be the same without any of them.

venusrocks
Mar 11th, 2002, 04:23 AM
Originally posted by Lolita
RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA-RUSIA

cause they have the most famous and beautifull playerrrrs !!!!!


i guess "talent" is not in their repertoire...:rolleyes:

MaRKy MaRk
Mar 11th, 2002, 08:07 AM
The best come from USA. Most of the top 100 are Americans. I wish Australia made more good players.

Benny
Mar 11th, 2002, 08:52 AM
ITALY

Look at the improvement in top 100 players. They have about 8 and in the mens about 5. About 3-4 year ago they had about 2. Tennis is growing heeps in Italy, they just need to get it down South!

Nimi
Mar 11th, 2002, 10:34 AM
ISRAEL! SMASHNOVA, & ME!!!!!!!!!!:wavey:

Lolita u miss spelled Dementieva

louisa2k2
Mar 11th, 2002, 10:42 AM
its just pointless naming the country were ur fave player comes from its obv that the US has the most good players on the tour at the min.
Though i do agree their are a lot of russians and most of them are teenagers so thayve still got time to move up the rankings.

Sam L
Mar 11th, 2002, 10:46 AM
The former Czechoslovakia has produced the best tennis players. It's just that most of them have defected and represented other countries.

Martina Navratilova
Martina Hingis
Jana Novotna
Hana Mandlikova
Helena Sukova
Daja Bedanova
Daniela Hantuchova

Come-on-kim
Mar 11th, 2002, 04:12 PM
BELGIUM!!!

2 great players for 10.000.000 inhabitants!!!!

Fingon
Mar 11th, 2002, 04:24 PM
well, by my concept of what a good player is, they certainly don't come from USA.

The hardest hitters come from USA and that, with majority of hardcourts in the tour, make them win more than others.

However, for me it's more important where the most technically capable players come from.

Belgium is impressive with Kim and Justine which such a tiny population, however, it's to be seen if they are two off or there will be a future for Belgian tennis after Kim and Justine.

I would have to say, the countries that have produced the most talented players are Czech Republic/Slovakia: Martina Navratilova, Jana Novotna, Helena Sukova, Martina Hingis, Hanna Mandlikova. Maybe they didn't produce the most winners, but certainly is the country that produced the best visual pleasure.

Messenger
Mar 13th, 2002, 08:29 AM
As of now, if you did any sort of calculation with rankings vs. population you would find that Luxembourg would be the number 1 country (even better ratio than Belgium).