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nuriboy
Dec 27th, 2002, 01:58 PM
Who do you think are best 10 players of the past 25 years?!

My picks in no order:
Navratilova
Graf
Evert
Seles??!
Hingis
S.Williams
V.Williams
Davenport
ASV
Capriati

Your thoughts.

way
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:06 PM
Nuriboy,
five mins ago you said you're not interesting in things which are "waaaayyyyy before your time"
What are you talking about now?
The past 25 years need someone who has at least a "feeling" for them.
(let alone knowledge, which is never enough in no field)
If you dont' care about the past, if you just badmouth Graf, if you didn't know Evert was a baseliner player, why caring about the last 25 years?
Are you just provoking people to react saying "no, graf is the best", "yes, but we know what happened" and so on?
And don't you know this has been discussed thousand times before?
Gee, you're funny, man!
:wavey:

way
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:09 PM
My picks:

1. Tauziat
2. Kuti Kis
3. Serra Zanetti
4. Serena Williams
5. Tanasugarn
6. Helen Wills
7. Oracene Williams
8. Navratilova
9. Graf
10. Seles

Or is this ranking wrong because Graf CAN'T be before Seles?
:bounce:

irma
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:15 PM
where is monique viele :fiery: ;)

nuriboy
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:22 PM
I didn´t say I´m not interested in the past, but come on 40´s and 50´s?! My guess is that even your parents weren´t born then Way! so you´re admiting that you think that Graf is the best?!! Finally finally!! At least I come out for my favs.

selesrules
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:26 PM
1. Navratilova
2. Seles
3. Graf
4. Evert
5. Hingis
6. Sanchez-Vicario
7. Venus
8. Serena
9. Davenport
10. Mandlikova

hingis-seles
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:34 PM
1. Navratilova
2. Seles
3. Graf
4. Evert
5. Hingis
6. Venus
7. Serena
8. Mandlikova
9. Davenport
10. Sanchez Vicario

MarcusRock
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:38 PM
1. Navratilova
2. Graf
3. Evert
4. Seles
5. Hingis
6. V. Williams
7. S. Williams
8. ASV
9. Davenport
10. Capriati

The top 3 are greats. Everyone else is "very good." Having Seles ahead of Graf or Evert is dimentia setting in.

schris
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:42 PM
1. Graf
2. Navratilova
3. Evert
4. Seles
5. Hingis
6. Venus
7. Serena
8. ASV
9. Davenport
10. Sabatini/ Capriati

NJjeff
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:43 PM
1. Graf
2. Navratilova
3. Evert
4. Seles
5. Hingis
6. Aranxta
7. Serena
8. Venus
9. Davenport
10. Capriati

PamShriver
Dec 27th, 2002, 02:46 PM
Old Pammy piping in on my new boyfriend Nuri's thread! (NURI MAMA PAMMY IS HORNY!!! GET INTO CHAT ASAP SO WE CAN 'DO IT'!!!!

Here's my list-

1. Graf
2. Navratilova
3. Evert
4. Seles
5. Venus Williams
6. Hingis
7. Serena Williams
8. Mandlikova
9. Davenport
10. Sanchez Vicario

way
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:00 PM
My parents were born 1920 and 1931.

My real chart, so?

1. Lenglen
Wills
Connolly
Court
Navratilova
Graf
(chrono order, rank on criteria)

7. Marble
Austin
Evert
Seles
(chrono order, rank on criteria)

Ah, you said last 25 years.
Ok, you do the cut, boy!
I can't separate history from reality!
:)

way
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:05 PM
Sorry for Monique Viele, Irma!
She was a close twelfth in my original ranking, after Sporty Spice (11) but before Hana Mandlikova (13).

Pureracket
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:09 PM
Isn't this the about the 348373494348328th time a thread with this title has been started?

nuriboy and selesadmirer, you all have really gotten this thread starting thing down to a fine art. :)

Jakub
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:17 PM
1. Navratilova, Seles
3. Evert
4. Hingis, Graf
6. Sanchez-Vicario
7. Venus, Serena
9. Davenport
10. Sabatini

irma
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:26 PM
martina in the same breath(the second one not nav) as steffi or even in front? lmao that's the joke of the year :rolleyes:

schris
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by Jakub
1. Navratilova, Seles
3. Evert
4. Hingis, Graf
6. Sanchez-Vicario
7. Venus, Serena
9. Davenport
10. Sabatini

Yeah, this is really the joke of the year !

Kuba, ośmieszyłeś się w moich (i nie tylko moich jak widze) oczach piszac to powyzej !

hingis-seles
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by MarcusRock
1. Navratilova
2. Graf
3. Evert
4. Seles
5. Hingis
6. V. Williams
7. S. Williams
8. ASV
9. Davenport
10. Capriati

The top 3 are greats. Everyone else is "very good." Having Seles ahead of Graf or Evert is dimentia setting in.

The last 25 years means from 1977-2002.

For that you would have to not include some of Evert's Slams and records. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Jakub
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by schris

Kuba, ośmieszyłeś się w moich (i nie tylko moich jak widze) oczach piszac to powyzej !

Ja na osiągnięcia Graf patrze nieco z innej perspektywy, dobrze wiesz z jakiej. W takiej sytuacji zdanie Twoje i Irmy mnie zupełnie nie obchodzi :)

irma
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:01 PM
I have no idea what you're people are saying but if it is about a certain thing then I can tell you even without that martina is still far from having the achievements steffi had then!

MarcusRock
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by hingis-seles
The last 25 years means from 1977-2002.

For that you would have to not include some of Evert's Slams and records. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: From 1977 onward, Evert won 12 Grand Slams out of her 25 Grand Slam final appearances during that span. That's STILL better than what Seles has achieved to date (or WILL for that matter). Do research before you speak :o

Wanna roll your eyes at THAT? LOL.

way
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:14 PM
Irma:
I have no idea what you're people are saying...

Way:
Why, have you got any idea what *the others* (me included, obviously) are saying in here?
:)

irma
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:16 PM
no;)

MLF
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:22 PM
In no order I'd say :

Martina Navratilova
Monica Seles
Steffi Graf
Chris Evert
Hana Mandlikova
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Martina Hingis
Tracy Austin
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

I'm referring to Tracy Austin's tennis playing level here. I think another slam title for either Davenport or Capriati would dislodge one of th final three I listed.

nuriboy
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:30 PM
Yous see Way. Not even your parents could answer questions about the 40´s and 50´s......so how can you expect me to answer question about that era?! I can talk from what I saw and I didn´t see any player of the 40´s in action or did you for that matter?!

venusfan
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:30 PM
1: Venus
2: Serena
3: Navratilova
4: Seles
5: Graph
6: Hingis
7: Evert
8: Davenport
9: ASV
10: Alexander Stevenson

spencercarlos
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:30 PM
Ok my top 16
Graf
Navratilova
Evert
Seles
Hingis
Serena
Venus
Arantxa
Jennifer
Davenport
Austin
Mary
Sabatini
Conchita
Jana
Iva Majoli
Mary Joe Fernandez

hingis-seles
Dec 28th, 2002, 05:30 PM
MarcusRock:

Evert never dominated like Monica did, if you consider there careers during 1977-2002. Monica was 55-1 at the majors at one point, before the incident. When Monica was at the top, she had no equal, she had no real rival. Evert didn't DOMINATE the way Seles did. Outside circumstances also figure into the equation.

Barrie_Dude
Dec 28th, 2002, 11:21 PM
1) Billie Jean King (Always #1 because of her impact on the game)
2) Martina Navratalova
3) Christine Marie Evert
4) Steffi Graf
5) Monica Seles
6) Jennifer Capriati
7) Lindsay Davenport
8) Martina Hingis
9 & 10) The Williams Girls

england_rules
Dec 28th, 2002, 11:27 PM
1. Steffi Graf
2. Martina Navratilova
3. Chris Evert
4. Monica Seles
5. Martina Hingis
6. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
7. Venus Williams
8. Serena Williams
9. Lindsay Davenport
10. Tracy Austin
11. Jennifer Capriati
12. Hana Mandlikova
13. Virginia Wade
14. Gabriela Sabatini
15. Mary Pierce

Soory I did top 15!

Brian Stewart
Dec 28th, 2002, 11:30 PM
Having done the traditional list a few (dozen) times, here is my variation on the theme. If you define "best" by the variety of styles, colors, and patterns, here, in no particular order, are the 10 players with the best wardrobes of tennis knickers over the past 25 years:

Gigi Fernandez
Chanda Rubin
Anke Huber
Irina Spirlea
Lori McNeil
Rennae Stubbs
Robin White
Barbara Potter (bonus points for slogans)
Debbie Graham
Nicole Provis

Did I miss anyone? (I left off Betty Ann Stuart because she just did it that one time at Wimbledon.) Perhaps Lisa Raymond, but who would she bump?

way
Dec 28th, 2002, 11:40 PM
BRIAN RULES!!!
:bounce:

fammmmedspin
Dec 29th, 2002, 12:02 AM
Those who made the 2150 edition of "the History of Tennis", Ch4 1977-2002.
Evonne G the mum who made a difference.
Martina N - the neverending legend
Chris the baseline queen
Steffi the great
Monica the brave
Jana the girl who cried
ASV the girl who tried
Mary who put the dress back into dress code
Anna the star
Martina the younger
The Williams sisters the power and the hunger.

MarcusRock
Dec 29th, 2002, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by hingis-seles
MarcusRock:

Evert never dominated like Monica did, if you consider there careers during 1977-2002.You mean like when Evert made the finals of EVERY Slam she entered from late 1977 to early 1981 (10 consecutive)? What would you call that? Besides, who's talking about domination? We're talking about the past 25 years CAREER-WISE, aren't we? THAT'S the question and Evert is better overall during that period even WITH 1972-1976 left out. Stop trying to change the topic. Monica was 55-1 at the majors at one point, before the incident. When Monica was at the top, she had no equal, she had no real rival.And Navratilova DID when she went 86-1 one year? Please. Again, that wasn't the question posed. We're not talking about a few years, we're talking the past 25 years IN TOTAL. Stay on topic. Evert didn't DOMINATE the way Seles did. Outside circumstances also figure into the equation. Look, let me say this again, during the years in question (25 YEARS), Evert won 12 Slams out of her 25 Slam final appearnaces. Monica won 9 out of her 13. Until you can speak to the numbers posted here and stop trying to make it about domination (where Seles STILL isn't a clear-cut winner by the way), I won't take you for anything more than a biased fan. Sorry but your arguments for listing Seles ahead of Evert and Graf just don't hold water here. Even YOU know it.

Ryan
Dec 29th, 2002, 12:26 AM
Nuriboy if Way's parents were born in the 30's, obviously they would have seen people in the 40's and 50's play. From the age difference I'd guess Way was born in the early to mid 60's?:confused: Which would make him WAY;) more informed then you, me, and many other board members.



Maybe you shouldn'd have picked 25 years, seeing how 6 of your picks are current top 10er's, 3 are no brainers and ASV is a sentimental choice, no?

My list (no order)

Court(she was palying in 77, wasn't she?)
Navratilova
Graf
Evert
Mandlikova
Hingis
Venus
Serena
Austin
Goolagong
Seles

I have 11 since I'm not sure bout Marge. If she is on the list bump out Hana.

way
Dec 29th, 2002, 12:39 AM
I was born in 55, Ryan.
That doesn't make me an expert more than anyone else.
It's the content of what we post that counts.
And that's where i'm with you!
:)

aisha
Dec 29th, 2002, 04:10 AM
I've only been watching tennis since the mid 90's but judging by the stats I would have to say:

1. Graf
2. Navratilova
3. Evert (-Lloyd)
4. Seles
5. Hingis
6. Austin
7. V. Williams
8. Mandlikova
9. S. Williams
10. Sanchez-Vicario
10. Davenport



:)