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Roger Federer may well have been voted as 'The Greatest' current sportsman by readers of eurosport.yahoo.com, but he has a big gap in his trophy cabinet - the French Open - whereas Tiger has pretty much won everything. Who really deserved to win the vote?
it is questionable that federer is the greatest.
for example, it is far to early to decide that really, he is still young, and will probably achieve more.
we need to give him at least three more years, but to say that he is the greatest, its questionable.
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how did really federer won--
Group D: Roger Federer (tennis) (Winner : Poll 32%; Experts 1st);
Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) (Out: Poll 4%; Experts: 4th);
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (Biathlon) (Out: Poll 7%; Experts: 2nd);
Ivano Balic (Handball) (Out: Poll 57%; Experts: 3rd)
Good but not the greatest but still time.
I would have to go with Woods and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen.
Check out Bjoerndalen's stats in what is one of the toughest sports in the world.
The guy would be a living legend if he was in a summer sport.
Absolutely not-The definition of sportsman is " a person who takes part in or is fond of sport"et al.To be the "Greatest" you have to be head and shoulders above other participants of other sports(
IMO golf is not a sport) what about the most dangerous sports-life risking ones where the participants damage themselves but get up dust themselves down and rock on just to achieve a goal and entertain us at the same time-they are the greatest sportsmans
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Schumacher? you joking?
Firstly, he had the fastest car when he won his titles. All he had to do was keep the thing on the road.
Tiger Woods? Look I'm a teaching pro, and untill he's passed Jack Nicklaus in the amount of majors won, he aint the best ever in my mind. Respect like that has to be earnt. He's nearly there, fair enough, but untill he's done what he's set out to do, he's still found wanting. Plus a better Ryder Cup record wouldnt go amiss either!
I'm not too sure who i'd pick, but it does seem to me that people are picking people from this decade when there are plenty from before the 90's 00's who've put their respective sports on the map, made their sports what they are today.
Arnold Palmer did this for golf, Steve Davis for snooker, Jackie Stewart for F1, There are loads to choose from. its not all about who's the obvious choice here. The people who made the sport what it is today should be recognised.
Did anyone ever stop to think of Joe Calzaghe - You talk about personality, he's a great guy - You talk about getting a sweat on, i'd love to meet anyone that doesn't sweat after a couple of rounds - You talk about great technique, you don't get 44 fights undefeted being crap. He is ranked in the top 10 fighters in the world, endures punch after punch, trains everyday. Federer, Madness Calzaghe he has my vote.
Maybe the greatest tennis player after Fred Perry but the person who is undoubtedly the greatest sportsman ever is Michael Schumacher he has won more GP than any other and Ferrari are lost without him.
I think you guys are all right in a certain way, however, it's plenty of extraordinary sportsmen in the world.
Have we all forgotten about stars like Weyne Gretzky or Michael Jordan?
I'd rather say Roger Federer can be considered the greatest tennis player of ever ;-)
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how can two sports stars that only got thru' some of the stages because the 'experts' over ruled the vote even be considered.
its like a penalty shoot out result being ignored because in some 'experts' view the loser didn't score enough....
why bother asking us our view in the first place only to decide that our votes don't count? ......
remember 'experts' built the titanic but amateurs built the 'ark'
david haye is the best sportsman at the moment. hes up and coming, full of confidence but full of repect for his opponent and gives it his all every fight, there is more competition in boxing rather than the same old winners of federer and tiger etc
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This is laughably advertised as a contest to find the greatest sportsman or -woman, but why do no women feature??
Carolina Kluft is an astonishing physical specimin and has been utterly dominant in her event for a considerable time, despite her relative youth. Kluft gets my vote!
(By the way, I'm a man)
There is doubting his quality but i don't see him as the greatest tennis player of all time nevermind greatest sportsman. To be the greatest tennis player you have to excel on all surfaces. As we have seen Federer does not do so well on Clay.
Remember Agasi has won on all serfaces.
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He can beat abyone if he puts his mind to it. No ,atter what type of surface he's on. He did beat Nadal on clay court. I thinhk he's one of the best tennis players in all time history along with sampras and agassi
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