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This board has been simmering for weeks as Clijsters ascended to number one. (Hearty congratulations to her, by the way....)

But the only reason to get angry about it would be if the number 1 position were synonymous with being the best player, and it very clearly isn't. Everyone knows this, so calm down.

Who was it said, 'ranking ain't nothing but a number'? :)
 

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Deimos said:
This board has been simmering for weeks as Clijsters ascended to number one. (Hearty congratulations to her, by the way....)

But the only reason to get angry about it would be if the number 1 position were synonymous with being the best player, and it very clearly isn't. Everyone knows this, so calm down.

Who was it said, 'ranking ain't nothing but a number'? :)
Why did you choose the name Deimos?? Was is just because of the moon or was there another reason??
 

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Actually, this type of thing isn't even unique to tennis. To take just one example from another sport, in the mid 90's one year a college quarterback named Gino Toretta won the Heisman trophy as top college player (though he barely made an NFL roster, and was never a starter). The top quarterback in the NFL draft, Drew Bledsoe, has had a decent, though not "Hall of Fame" pro career so far. And the 3rd place finisher when Toretta "was #1", Marshall Faulk, is a "lock" for the Hall already. So should Gino junk the trophy? Of course not; he won it fair and square. Should he pump his fist and say "I was BETTER than those guys", however? I don't think he should (or has).
 
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