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Date: 10 Feb 2009 03:41:19
From: Quincy
Subject: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and McEnroe.
The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
fantastic for their country!

While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup

1#. Boris Becker

Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.

2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:

Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
he hadn't a good partner.

#3. John McEnroe

Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses

still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
performace




 
Date: 12 Feb 2009 07:44:34
From: number_six
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 12, 12:23=A0am, Quincy <ab...@email.de > wrote:
> On Feb 12, 4:02=A0am, number_six <cyberi...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > After a '73 loss to Orantes, Borg went 33-0 in DC singles. I do not
> > think we will see that again.
>
> Becker had a 26-0 streak in Davic Cup, and there we had including:
> McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg. So what now?
>
> PS: If it weren't for his silly second loss against Sergio Casal (!)
> in Barcelona, Spain on super duber slow clay it would have been a 33-0
> streak, too.

No, it looks like a 22-win DC singles streak, bracketed by losses to
Casal at the front end and Haarhuis at the back end. McEnroe can tell
a thing or two about playing *that* guy.

http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?player=3D10000110

But there's no doubt, Becker was one of the greatest DC players.


 
Date: 12 Feb 2009 05:35:53
From:
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and

>
> You mean Becker or Edberg?
> Both would have won more than 10 slams in a clown era.



Yup. If they were born 20 yrs. later they would win like 10+ slams.....


 
Date: 12 Feb 2009 03:47:31
From: Raja
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 12, 5:40=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> The Truth wrote:
> > On 12 Feb., 09:45, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> >> Quincy wrote:
> >>> On Feb 11, 10:19 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> >>>> number_six wrote:
> >>>>> On Feb 10, 3:48 am, MBDunc <micha...@mail.suomi.net> wrote:
> >>>>>> Quincy kirjoitti:
> >>>>>>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> >>>>>>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> >>>>>>> fantastic for their country!
> >>>>>>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achiev=
ed
> >>>>>>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> >>>>>>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> >>>>>>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
> >>>>>> Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).
> >>>>>>> 1#. Boris Becker
> >>>>>>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> >>>>>>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> >>>>>>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg=
.
> >>>>>> Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?)=
.
> >>>>>>> 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
> >>>>>>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> >>>>>>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> >>>>>>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, =
but
> >>>>>>> he hadn't a good partner.
> >>>>>> To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were al=
l
> >>>>>> from his very teenage years.
> >>>>>> .mikko
> >>>>> Borg's win streak in Davis Cup singles is "off the charts" and, as =
you
> >>>>> point out, the streak was intact when he retired. =A0This record of
> >>>>> consecutive DC singles wins is in the unbreakable category.
> >>>> Just for fun list these titans that Borg beat in DC.... ; )
> >>> Very true. Becker did here some more amazing job! He beat the best of
> >>> the best and often he gave them a really severe spanking. He was a
> >>> monster in DC. I think, even you, Whisper, has to admit it, am I
> >>> right?
> >> You are right. =A0Becker, Mac & even Agassi are the modern day DC hero=
es.
>
> >> Of course Sampras was half-arsed but still did enough to win 2 trophie=
s.
>
> > Whisper, can you explain, why Sampras (who was a personal hero of me,
> > too) wasn't much interested in Davis Cup?
>
> Mainly because American fans couldn't give a fuck about it. =A0He busted =
a
> gut winning the cup single-handedly in 1995 final & nobody cared.

Actually they never cared for Sampras. They were cheering on his
double faults in the 2002 USO final against Agassi. Sad but true!


 
Date: 12 Feb 2009 03:38:19
From: The Truth
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On 12 Feb., 09:45, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> Quincy wrote:
> > On Feb 11, 10:19 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> >> number_six wrote:
> >>> On Feb 10, 3:48 am, MBDunc <micha...@mail.suomi.net> wrote:
> >>>> Quincy kirjoitti:
> >>>>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> >>>>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> >>>>> fantastic for their country!
> >>>>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> >>>>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> >>>>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> >>>>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
> >>>> Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).
> >>>>> 1#. Boris Becker
> >>>>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> >>>>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> >>>>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
> >>>> Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?).
> >>>>> 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
> >>>>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> >>>>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> >>>>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, bu=
t
> >>>>> he hadn't a good partner.
> >>>> To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were all
> >>>> from his very teenage years.
> >>>> .mikko
> >>> Borg's win streak in Davis Cup singles is "off the charts" and, as yo=
u
> >>> point out, the streak was intact when he retired. This record of
> >>> consecutive DC singles wins is in the unbreakable category.
> >> Just for fun list these titans that Borg beat in DC.... ; )
>
> > Very true. Becker did here some more amazing job! He beat the best of
> > the best and often he gave them a really severe spanking. He was a
> > monster in DC. I think, even you, Whisper, has to admit it, am I
> > right?
>
> You are right. Becker, Mac & even Agassi are the modern day DC heroes.
>
> Of course Sampras was half-arsed but still did enough to win 2 trophies.

Whisper, can you explain, why Sampras (who was a personal hero of me,
too) wasn't much interested in Davis Cup?


  
Date: 12 Feb 2009 22:40:47
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and McEnroe.
The Truth wrote:
> On 12 Feb., 09:45, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> Quincy wrote:
>>> On Feb 11, 10:19 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>>>> number_six wrote:
>>>>> On Feb 10, 3:48 am, MBDunc <micha...@mail.suomi.net> wrote:
>>>>>> Quincy kirjoitti:
>>>>>>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
>>>>>>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
>>>>>>> fantastic for their country!
>>>>>>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
>>>>>>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
>>>>>>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
>>>>>>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>>>>>> Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).
>>>>>>> 1#. Boris Becker
>>>>>>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
>>>>>>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
>>>>>>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>>>>>> Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?).
>>>>>>> 2#. Björn Borg:
>>>>>>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
>>>>>>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
>>>>>>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
>>>>>>> he hadn't a good partner.
>>>>>> To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were all
>>>>>> from his very teenage years.
>>>>>> .mikko
>>>>> Borg's win streak in Davis Cup singles is "off the charts" and, as you
>>>>> point out, the streak was intact when he retired. This record of
>>>>> consecutive DC singles wins is in the unbreakable category.
>>>> Just for fun list these titans that Borg beat in DC.... ; )
>>> Very true. Becker did here some more amazing job! He beat the best of
>>> the best and often he gave them a really severe spanking. He was a
>>> monster in DC. I think, even you, Whisper, has to admit it, am I
>>> right?
>> You are right. Becker, Mac & even Agassi are the modern day DC heroes.
>>
>> Of course Sampras was half-arsed but still did enough to win 2 trophies.
>
> Whisper, can you explain, why Sampras (who was a personal hero of me,
> too) wasn't much interested in Davis Cup?


Mainly because American fans couldn't give a fuck about it. He busted a
gut winning the cup single-handedly in 1995 final & nobody cared.



 
Date: 12 Feb 2009 00:23:43
From: Quincy
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 12, 4:02=A0am, number_six <cyberi...@hotmail.com > wrote:

> After a '73 loss to Orantes, Borg went 33-0 in DC singles. I do not
> think we will see that again.

Becker had a 26-0 streak in Davic Cup, and there we had including:
McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg. So what now?

PS: If it weren't for his silly second loss against Sergio Casal (!)
in Barcelona, Spain on super duber slow clay it would have been a 33-0
streak, too.


 
Date: 11 Feb 2009 19:02:19
From: number_six
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 11, 1:19=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> number_six wrote:
> > On Feb 10, 3:48 am, MBDunc <micha...@mail.suomi.net> wrote:
> >> Quincy kirjoitti:
>
> >>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> >>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> >>> fantastic for their country!
> >>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> >>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> >>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> >>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
> >> Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).
>
> >>> 1#. Boris Becker
> >>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> >>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> >>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
> >> Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?).
>
> >>> 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
> >>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> >>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> >>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> >>> he hadn't a good partner.
> >> To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were all
> >> from his very teenage years.
>
> >> .mikko
>
> > Borg's win streak in Davis Cup singles is "off the charts" and, as you
> > point out, the streak was intact when he retired. =A0This record of
> > consecutive DC singles wins is in the unbreakable category.
>
> Just for fun list these titans that Borg beat in DC.... ; )- Hide quoted =
text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

This was before the 16-nation "World Group" draw was instituted, and
there are a few pudwhackers on the list, to be sure -- who the hell
was Rolf Thung*, with all due respect to our friends in the Low
Countries? And two of his wins came against Ireland.

But as you know, he had plenty of good wins against the likes of
Panatta, Higueras, Orantes, Fillol, Kodes, Ashe, Gerulaitas, Nastase,
Lendl.

After a '73 loss to Orantes, Borg went 33-0 in DC singles. I do not
think we will see that again.



* Careful readers may catch a reference there to John McEnroe and Juan
Balcells


 
Date: 11 Feb 2009 18:17:16
From: Quincy
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 11, 10:19=A0am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> number_six wrote:
> > On Feb 10, 3:48 am, MBDunc <micha...@mail.suomi.net> wrote:
> >> Quincy kirjoitti:
>
> >>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> >>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> >>> fantastic for their country!
> >>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> >>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> >>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> >>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
> >> Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).
>
> >>> 1#. Boris Becker
> >>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> >>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> >>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
> >> Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?).
>
> >>> 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
> >>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> >>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> >>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> >>> he hadn't a good partner.
> >> To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were all
> >> from his very teenage years.
>
> >> .mikko
>
> > Borg's win streak in Davis Cup singles is "off the charts" and, as you
> > point out, the streak was intact when he retired. =A0This record of
> > consecutive DC singles wins is in the unbreakable category.
>
> Just for fun list these titans that Borg beat in DC.... ; )

Very true. Becker did here some more amazing job! He beat the best of
the best and often he gave them a really severe spanking. He was a
monster in DC. I think, even you, Whisper, has to admit it, am I
right?


  
Date: 12 Feb 2009 19:45:01
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and McEnroe.
Quincy wrote:
> On Feb 11, 10:19 am, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> number_six wrote:
>>> On Feb 10, 3:48 am, MBDunc <micha...@mail.suomi.net> wrote:
>>>> Quincy kirjoitti:
>>>>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
>>>>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
>>>>> fantastic for their country!
>>>>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
>>>>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
>>>>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
>>>>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>>>> Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).
>>>>> 1#. Boris Becker
>>>>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
>>>>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
>>>>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>>>> Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?).
>>>>> 2#. Björn Borg:
>>>>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
>>>>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
>>>>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
>>>>> he hadn't a good partner.
>>>> To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were all
>>>> from his very teenage years.
>>>> .mikko
>>> Borg's win streak in Davis Cup singles is "off the charts" and, as you
>>> point out, the streak was intact when he retired. This record of
>>> consecutive DC singles wins is in the unbreakable category.
>> Just for fun list these titans that Borg beat in DC.... ; )
>
> Very true. Becker did here some more amazing job! He beat the best of
> the best and often he gave them a really severe spanking. He was a
> monster in DC. I think, even you, Whisper, has to admit it, am I
> right?


You are right. Becker, Mac & even Agassi are the modern day DC heroes.

Of course Sampras was half-arsed but still did enough to win 2 trophies.



 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 08:02:25
From: The Truth
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On 10 Feb., 15:23, Professor X <sueboka...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Feb 10, 11:41 am, Quincy <ab...@email.de> wrote:
>
>
>
> > The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> > record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> > fantastic for their country!
>
> > While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> > amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> > played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> > Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>
> > 1#. Boris Becker
>
> > Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> > Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> > including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>
> > 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
>
> > Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> > Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> > slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> > he hadn't a good partner.
>
> > #3. John McEnroe
>
> > Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
> > Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>
> > still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
> > performace
>
> Who was the worse player to win 6 slams, borg or edberg,? discuss!

You mean Becker or Edberg?
Both would have won more than 10 slams in a clown era.


 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 08:01:00
From: The Truth
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On 10 Feb., 16:52, kipps <k_par...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> On Feb 10, 9:29 am, zepflo...@yahoo.com wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Feb 10, 5:41 am, Quincy <ab...@email.de> wrote:
>
> > > The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> > > record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> > > fantastic for their country!
>
> > > While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> > > amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> > > played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> > > Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>
> > > 1#. Boris Becker
>
> > > Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> > > Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> > > including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>
> > > 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
>
> > > Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> > > Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> > > slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> > > he hadn't a good partner.
>
> > > #3. John McEnroe
>
> > > Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
> > > Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>
> > > still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
> > > performace
>
> > Lendl won the Davis cup for Czechoslovakia. After that he was banned
> > from competition because he went against the commie rules.
>
> Lendl beat up on Mac pretty good!

Lendl lost his 3 slam finals against Becker.
Lendl - Becker 0:3


  
Date: 11 Feb 2009 21:23:15
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and McEnroe.
The Truth wrote:
> On 10 Feb., 16:52, kipps <k_par...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 10, 9:29 am, zepflo...@yahoo.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Feb 10, 5:41 am, Quincy <ab...@email.de> wrote:
>>>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
>>>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
>>>> fantastic for their country!
>>>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
>>>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
>>>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
>>>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>>>> 1#. Boris Becker
>>>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
>>>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
>>>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>>>> 2#. Björn Borg:
>>>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
>>>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
>>>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
>>>> he hadn't a good partner.
>>>> #3. John McEnroe
>>>> Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
>>>> Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>>>> still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
>>>> performace
>>> Lendl won the Davis cup for Czechoslovakia. After that he was banned
>>> from competition because he went against the commie rules.
>> Lendl beat up on Mac pretty good!
>
> Lendl lost his 3 slam finals against Becker.
> Lendl - Becker 0:3


In 3 different slam finals no less.



 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 07:52:03
From: kipps
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 10, 9:29=A0am, zepflo...@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Feb 10, 5:41=A0am, Quincy <ab...@email.de> wrote:
>
>
>
> > The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> > record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> > fantastic for their country!
>
> > While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> > amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> > played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> > Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>
> > 1#. Boris Becker
>
> > Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> > Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> > including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>
> > 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
>
> > Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> > Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> > slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> > he hadn't a good partner.
>
> > #3. John McEnroe
>
> > Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
> > Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>
> > still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
> > performace
>
> Lendl won the Davis cup for Czechoslovakia. After that he was banned
> from competition because he went against the commie rules.

Lendl beat up on Mac pretty good!


 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 07:46:19
From: number_six
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 10, 3:48=A0am, MBDunc <micha...@mail.suomi.net > wrote:
> Quincy kirjoitti:
>
> > The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> > record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> > fantastic for their country!
>
> > While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> > amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> > played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> > Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>
> Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).
>
> > 1#. Boris Becker
>
> > Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> > Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> > including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>
> Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?).
>
> > 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
>
> > Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> > Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> > slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> > he hadn't a good partner.
>
> To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were all
> from his very teenage years.
>
> .mikko

Borg's win streak in Davis Cup singles is "off the charts" and, as you
point out, the streak was intact when he retired. This record of
consecutive DC singles wins is in the unbreakable category.

Lendl carried the Czechs to the DC, to be sure, but Smid was a good
doubles player. Borg really carried the load for Sweden.

The OP does a disservice to Agassi and some others.

Fed, by the way, had a *fantastic* Davis Cup record until the crushing
loss to Hewitt that helped transform him from flashy, talented, and
dangerous into a player who showed up every time.


  
Date: 11 Feb 2009 20:19:06
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and McEnroe.
number_six wrote:
> On Feb 10, 3:48 am, MBDunc <micha...@mail.suomi.net> wrote:
>> Quincy kirjoitti:
>>
>>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
>>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
>>> fantastic for their country!
>>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
>>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
>>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
>>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>> Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).
>>
>>> 1#. Boris Becker
>>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
>>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
>>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>> Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?).
>>
>>> 2#. Björn Borg:
>>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
>>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
>>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
>>> he hadn't a good partner.
>> To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were all
>> from his very teenage years.
>>
>> .mikko
>
> Borg's win streak in Davis Cup singles is "off the charts" and, as you
> point out, the streak was intact when he retired. This record of
> consecutive DC singles wins is in the unbreakable category.


Just for fun list these titans that Borg beat in DC.... ; )


 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 06:29:35
From:
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 10, 5:41=A0am, Quincy <ab...@email.de > wrote:
> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> fantastic for their country!
>
> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>
> 1#. Boris Becker
>
> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>
> 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
>
> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> he hadn't a good partner.
>
> #3. John McEnroe
>
> Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
> Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>
> still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
> performace

Lendl won the Davis cup for Czechoslovakia. After that he was banned
from competition because he went against the commie rules.



 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 06:23:33
From: Professor X
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 10, 11:41=A0am, Quincy <ab...@email.de > wrote:
> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> fantastic for their country!
>
> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>
> 1#. Boris Becker
>
> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>
> 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
>
> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> he hadn't a good partner.
>
> #3. John McEnroe
>
> Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
> Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>
> still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
> performace


Who was the worse player to win 6 slams, borg or edberg,? discuss!


 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 03:49:23
From: GOAT
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and
On Feb 10, 11:41 am, Quincy <ab...@email.de > wrote:
> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> fantastic for their country!
>
> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>
> 1#. Boris Becker
>
> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>
> 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
>
> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> he hadn't a good partner.
>
> #3. John McEnroe
>
> Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
> Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>
> still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
> performace

One thing I can say for sure is that Pete Sampras did NOTHING in Davis
Cup. I wonder why? Oh yeah he was a selfish cunt. He did nothing to
promote the game of tennis but instead chased the $$$$ and personal
glory only.



  
Date: 11 Feb 2009 20:02:16
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and McEnroe.
GOAT wrote:
> On Feb 10, 11:41 am, Quincy <ab...@email.de> wrote:
>> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
>> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
>> fantastic for their country!
>>
>> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
>> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
>> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
>> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>>
>> 1#. Boris Becker
>>
>> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
>> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
>> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>>
>> 2#. Björn Borg:
>>
>> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
>> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
>> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
>> he hadn't a good partner.
>>
>> #3. John McEnroe
>>
>> Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
>> Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>>
>> still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
>> performace
>
> One thing I can say for sure is that Pete Sampras did NOTHING in Davis
> Cup. I wonder why? Oh yeah he was a selfish cunt. He did nothing to
> promote the game of tennis but instead chased the $$$$ and personal
> glory only.
>


er, 1995 final?



  
Date: 10 Feb 2009 23:09:04
From: john
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and McEnroe.

"GOAT" <thetruetennisgoat@hotmail.co.uk > wrote in message
news:859eb642-1917-418a-98ab-0aa146ef40db@h16g2000yqj.googlegroups.com...
On Feb 10, 11:41 am, Quincy <ab...@email.de > wrote:
> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> fantastic for their country!
>
> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup
>
> 1#. Boris Becker
>
> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.
>
> 2#. Björn Borg:
>
> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> he hadn't a good partner.
>
> #3. John McEnroe
>
> Singles: 41 wins, 8 losses
> Doubles: 18 wins, 2 losses
>
> still good single record, but together with double an outstanding
> performace

One thing I can say for sure is that Pete Sampras did NOTHING in Davis
Cup. I wonder why? Oh yeah he was a selfish cunt. He did nothing to
promote the game of tennis but instead chased the $$$$ and personal
glory only.


Sampras played a major role in US victory against Russia in 95 Davis Cup
final,
he won both his singles rubber and the double on clay against Russia.




 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 03:48:03
From: MBDunc
Subject: Re: The greatest player of the open era are: Becker, Borg and


Quincy kirjoitti:
> The reason is quite simple. Look at their astonishing Davic Cup
> record! All three are multiple slam winners, but they also played
> fantastic for their country!
>
> While playing for their team, under maximum pressure, they achieved
> amazing results. The gap between them all others player who ever
> played Davis Cup, is huge! Including Lendl, Sampras, Agassi and
> Federer who haven't done anything in Davis Cup

Agassi has 30-6 DC record (singles only).

> 1#. Boris Becker
>
> Singles: 38 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 16 wins, 9 losses
> including fantastic wins agains McEnroe, Agassi, Wilander, Edberg.

Strangely 2 of Becker's losses to same player: Sergio Casal (Who?).

> 2#. Bj=F6rn Borg:
>
> Singles: 37 wins, 3 losses
> Doubles: 8 wins, 8 losses
> slighlty inferior to Boris Becker. His double record looks weak, but
> he hadn't a good partner.

To be fair. Borg won his last 33 DC matches and his losses were all
from his very teenage years.

.mikko