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8th December 2010, 08:18 PM
10 best players of my generation.

The following list is who i feel are the best players i've ever seen and the reasons why. I vaguely remember Mcenroe, Connors and Borg, but dont feel i can pass fair judgment on their place in my list. So here goes and feel free to comment and agree/disagree as you see fit.

1. Federer - Classed by many to be the greatest of all time, and I can't disagree. When on song is quite simply unplayable. Sublime and majestic, and the fact he won the French open to claim all the slams puts him at the top of my list.

2. Nadal - Grafter and battler are the two words that spring to my mind when i think of the Spaniard, and coupled with probably the best forehand in the game he has the potential to topple Federer in my list. Only time will tell.

3. Sampras - Last and probably the best of the great serve and volleyers. Pretty much untouchable on grass and the hard courts. If only he'd mastered the clay, he would probably sit a place higher in my list. His second serve was better than most peoples first.

4. Lendal - Absolute class player, who could have and should have won more than he did in the majors. At times made the game look ridiculously easy.

5. Agassi - Probably the best returner the game has seen. A great counter puncher, who would grind down his opponents. Won all 4 of the slams and will go down in history as one of the greats.

6. Becker - Old boom boom had a never say die attitude, huge serve and his body throwing antics on the grass courts were just a joy to behold.

7. Edberg - The Swede was another one who made the game look easy. His battles with Becker provide some of my favorite tennis memories.

8. Kuerton - The clay court specialist. Never really mastered any other surface, but on clay was unplayable for a while. The one game i would love to see above all, would be Kuerton against Nadal both at their peak.

9. Safin - His displays in the finals of the slams he won were quite possibly the best i've ever seen. Had so much potential but such a fragile mind. Imho could have been the best ever if only he'd had the mind to go with his talent.

10. Kafelnikov - The Russian was a strange one. Had the class to be far far better, but just didn't seem to have the hunger. At one stage him, Sampras and Agassi were worlds ahead of the rest.

Steve Metalman
8th December 2010, 10:31 PM
They're all blokes??!!

9th December 2010, 06:38 AM
I don't think you can compare the two tbh, completely different game but if you're going to talk about the best backhand in the game i'd be hard pushed to argue against Henin. But i was just going for the guys, so zip it :D.

Steve Metalman
9th December 2010, 10:32 AM
I had an uncle in the racket business :eek:

10th December 2010, 02:08 PM
Anna Kournikova definately improved my lob.....