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Pureracket Dec 1st, 2012 10:36 AM

Want Some Real Comedy? Look How Low Tennis Channel Has Serena Ranked
 
http://www.tennischannel.com/goat/71.aspx

#14

The American has won more Australian Open titles than any other woman in the Open era. McEnroe, #13, never won the French or the Australian. Borg, #7, never won the US Open. Obviously, the Slams are not the only tournaments, but they have to be weighted more heavily than the other tournaments. Also, it's absolute BS that Serena ranks #14 and Agassi is #12. Their careers are mimetic of each other's; Serena's is simply much, much better.

hingis-seles Dec 1st, 2012 10:41 AM

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Wasn't this list made when Serena had 13 Slams?

This list was always a joke, though - Venus over Lenglen? Henin over Connolly? Hingis over Goolagong? :haha:

Sam L Dec 1st, 2012 10:45 AM

Re: Want Some Real Comedy? Look How Low Tennis Channel Has Serena Ranked
 
This list was always a joke anyway.

NashaMasha Dec 1st, 2012 12:29 PM

Re: Want Some Real Comedy? Look How Low Tennis Channel Has Serena Ranked
 
this list was completed in March before RG 2012 , so both Masha and Serena will be ranked higher if this list is renewed

Pureracket Dec 1st, 2012 12:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hingis-seles (Post 22536087)
Wasn't this list made when Serena had 13 Slams?

Yes, you're right, but even with 13, that list is crazy to have ranked her that low. Chris Evert should also be ranked above Bjorn.

miffedmax Dec 1st, 2012 02:49 PM

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There's no man with 24 victories. In general, the men don't rack up slams and wins the way women do, so yes, it's possible that given their accomplishments you could rank a man with fewer slams ahead of a woman with more, given where he ranks vs. his "peers" than where she ranks vs. hers.

Federer is frequently referred to as the best player of all time (I still consider this silly, but we will set that aside for now) but he has fewer slams than a number of women players.

I mean if you were going to be realistic, all the "best" players would be men.

Sammo Dec 1st, 2012 02:50 PM

Re: Want Some Real Comedy? Look How Low Tennis Channel Has Serena Ranked
 
It's about as ridiculous as saying she's the best ever

Helen Lawson Dec 1st, 2012 02:59 PM

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The rag is a joke, and so are these rankings.

DemWilliamsGulls Dec 1st, 2012 03:03 PM

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Serena will always be the greatest player of all time to me...I could give a rats ass of what the Tennis channel says lol.

DemWilliamsGulls Dec 1st, 2012 03:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sammo (Post 22536717)
It's about as ridiculous as saying she's the best ever

If the shoe fits...wear it....SHE IS ;) :worship:

Raiden Dec 1st, 2012 03:54 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sammo (Post 22536717)
It's about as ridiculous as saying she's the best ever

Even more ridiculous is the mixing of WTA & ATP
(for example Novak Djokovic is right behind Althea Gibson :rolls:

I'm aware that they have some cooked up reason to do this but it makes no sense anyway - which is why it's never done outside tennis.

effedcamel Dec 1st, 2012 04:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Raiden (Post 22537019)
Even more ridiculous is the mixing of WTA & ATP
(for example Novak Djokovic is right behind Althea Gibson :rolls:

I'm aware that they have some cooked up reason to do this but it makes no sense anyway - which is why it's never done outside tennis.

It's done for most individual sports I'd imagine - hard to call individuals GOAT in team sports unless they're really really standout (the Jordans and Bradys of the world).

Raiden Dec 1st, 2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by effedcamel (Post 22537136)
It's done for most individual sports I'd imagine - hard to call individuals GOAT in team sports unless they're really really standout (the Jordans and Bradys of the world).

No, it has nothing to do with whether it's team sports or not. It's not done cuz it's batshit nuts.

Annika Sorenstam is never put in the mix between Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player and what not.

Helen Lawson Dec 1st, 2012 04:49 PM

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The only person I'd consider putting ahead of Serena with a lesser slam count is Suzanne Lenglen. When she was in the low teens, maybe Monica, but not anymore.

moodin0931 Dec 1st, 2012 06:42 PM

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Everyone should perceive players in their own opinion :)


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