Is this Swiss the Greatest?

Discussion in 'Shooting the Breeze' started by Dan Murray, 28 Jan 2018.

  1. Dan Murray

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    Probably.


    [Just watching Roger in Oz Open]
     
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  3. Firefly

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    No question the best in mens tennis (For Duke: In the modern era ;)) and definitely a contender for greatest ever sports person. Getting to 20 Grand Slams is a first, but all the more impressive is the fact that Nadal and Djokovic have 16 & 12 titles each.
     
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    Out of interest, are you aware that an Irish woman won 5 US Open tenis titles?
     
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  5. Dan Murray

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    Speaking of the lassies, 'twould be very remiss of me not to mention that I was very impressed by the winner of the Oz Ladies also!
     
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    Would Roger be able to to play tennis on a carpet?
     
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    Updated my post, but yeah, I think Roger could play tennis without a racket!
     
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  8. Duke of Marmalade

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    If we count our four legged friends, I have argued before on AAM that Arkle was the best sports person ever. From a narrow human perspective Roger is up there, I agree.
     
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    Dan,

    Thinking of changing the title.......Is this Dane the greatest has a certain ring about it.
     
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  10. Dan Murray

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    Elac,

    Maybe you is right.

    I've been thinking a bit about her. She really has such a beautiful................................backhand.
     
  11. Firefly

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    If that were the case, he would be a horse of a man :p
     
  12. Duke of Marmalade

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    I have to now concede that the Tiger is probably ahead of Arkle in terms of achievement at sport.
     
  13. Purple

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    Great achievement by Tiger Woods. Is Golf a proper sport though? It's a game and it's skillful but it's just hitting a ball while you go for a walk.
     
  14. Duke of Marmalade

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    Interestingly no reference to skill in this definition. Professional golf certainly is competitive but hardly long on physical exertion I agree. Still greatest comeback since Napoleon, nearly on a par with Lazarus:rolleyes:
     
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    Did Tiger also attribute his resurrection to Jesus? He always struck me as too smart for all that God bothering nonsense.