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

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

Femmes
8 Dementieva
7 Kuznetsova
6 Serena Williams
5 Davenport
4 Mauresmo
3-
2-
1 ex-aequeo: Henin, Sharapova & Myskina

!!!!

frenchie
Jan 10th, 2005, 11:47 AM
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

greenfunkTHREE.
Jan 10th, 2005, 11:56 AM
hahaa! yeahh! tied actually. :D

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 10th, 2005, 12:00 PM
I love Momo but I wonder how they justify putting her ahead of Lindsay.

Andy T
Jan 10th, 2005, 12:02 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.

Greenout
Jan 10th, 2005, 01:30 PM
:lol:

Sounds good enough to me. :yeah:

moby
Jan 10th, 2005, 01:59 PM
I don't get why Sveta is ranked so low. Or why Andre is so highly ranked.

Chunchun
Jan 10th, 2005, 02:04 PM
my top 2 fav. at no.8 *only* :rolleyes: :rocker2:

Greenout
Jan 10th, 2005, 02:05 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.

:haha:

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.

Spunky83
Jan 10th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Kinda weird, but whatever...I like their choices (what a surprise;)).

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

Men:

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


Women:

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;)

abbygael
Jan 10th, 2005, 05:29 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, 11:33 AM
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:

*Jool*
Jan 11th, 2005, 01:13 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.