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Andy T
Jan 10th, 2005, 11:57 AM
The French publication "Tennis Magazine" has listed its top 8 male and female players for 2004:

Et voici les résultats....
8 Coria
7 Moya
6 Agassi
5 Henman
4 Safin
3 Roddick
2 Hewitt
1 Federer

8 Dementieva
7 Kuznetsova
6 Serena Williams
5 Davenport
4 Mauresmo
1 ex-aequeo: Henin, Sharapova & Myskina


Jan 10th, 2005, 12:47 PM
Oh! I was waiting for this tennis magasine and I'm going to buy it now. By the way I'm very happy with Myskina at number one

Jan 10th, 2005, 12:56 PM
hahaa! yeahh! tied actually. :D

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 10th, 2005, 01:00 PM
I love Momo but I wonder how they justify putting her ahead of Lindsay.

Andy T
Jan 10th, 2005, 01:02 PM
Their argument for the decision was that each of the three won one major and another significant even - the Olympics, the YEC or the Fed Cup - and that Justine's win at Indian Wells meant she couldn't be ranked below Sharapova, who won no other big title.

Jan 10th, 2005, 02:30 PM

Sounds good enough to me. :yeah:

Jan 10th, 2005, 02:59 PM
I don't get why Sveta is ranked so low. Or why Andre is so highly ranked.

Jan 10th, 2005, 03:04 PM
my top 2 fav. at no.8 *only* :rolleyes: :rocker2:

Jan 10th, 2005, 03:05 PM
I don't get why Sveta is ranked so low. Or why Andre is so highly ranked.

Look carefully...Gaudio isn't in there and he won RG.


It's obviously more of popularity vote than anything else.
All the players named in the two ranking lists get alot media
coverage in France.

Jan 10th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Kinda weird, but whatever...I like their choices (what a surprise;)).

Here´s how the american Tennis Magazine ranked the players (school grades):


A+: Roger Federer
A-: Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick
B+: Tim Henman
B: Andre Agassi
B-: Nicolas Kiefer and Tommy Haas
B-: Marat "I suck at Perth" Safin
D: The bunch of americans like Fish, Dent


A: Maria Sharapova
("Her Wimbledon victory was stunning, and even though her consistency subsequently declined, she won the WTA´s season-ending championship for extra credit."

A-: Svetlana Kuznetsova
("It isn´t just that this gifted gym-class standout vaulted from nowhere to superstardom by winning the US Open; is that many observers think she may be the best among the russians."

A-: Anastasia Myskina
("She earns her high marks the old-fashioned way: hard work and discipline. It was rewarded this year with a surprise title at Roland Garros."
...see, you don´t need any talent to be a good player! LOL

A-: Lindsay Davenport
(for dominating all summer and being number one, but "faltering in the big ones")

B+: Elena Dementieva
(for runner up)

B: Amelie Mauresmo
(for shortly being number one, for a consistent year, but "the statistics onl underscore her failure to excel at the slams".)

C: Serena Williams
("underperformer who spends too much time on extracurricular activities")

I: Justine Henin-Hardenne
("left her year incomplete")...what´s an I?

So...I guess every country has its very own ranking system;)

Jan 10th, 2005, 06:29 PM
In Genovia, we also have this ranking.

A. Maria Sharapova
A-. Lindsay Davenport
B. Anastasis Myskina
B-. Amelie Mauresmo
B. Svetlana Kutznetsova
B. Elena Dementieva

A+. Roger Federer
B+. Leyton Hewwit
B-. Marat Safin
B-. Andy Roddick
C. Tim Henman
C. Tommy Haas

Andy T
Jan 11th, 2005, 12:33 PM
I love Momo but I wonder how they justify putting her ahead of Lindsay.

They justified it by Amélie's silver medal at the Olympics. They didn't mention in the write-up that Lindsay led their h2h 2-0, won two more tournaments, lost two fewer matches total (same number of wins) and beat top tenners three more times though.... The real reason is, of course, George Bush!! :devil:

Jan 11th, 2005, 02:13 PM
I love Momo but I wonder how they justify putting her ahead of Lindsay.

well; whe's French, don't you understand ?? it's a sufficient reason.
mauresmo has been on the cover almost 1 month on 2 in 2004.
they only talk abt her , which is boring.