Debate: Who Would You Choose to Play for Your Life in a Final?

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Debate: Who Would You Choose to Play for Your Life in a Final?
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A recent poll in the ATP World Tour website asked fans who they would pick to play for their life in a final. Typically, when we think of tennis players and what we like or dislike about them, there are certain indelible traits that separate them from the rest.

Be it a never-say-die attitude, an always positive mental approach to the game, a monstrous weapon like a forehand or a serve or just simply the trusty "gets-under-your-opponent's-skin" matchup factor.

Anything can endear us to a player and push us to root for them, just as much as anything or everything can turn us off them. But putting aside what we may like or dislike, if your life was on the line, who would you pick—past or present player—to play for it in a final and why?

Include in your answer factors like: court surface (grass, clay, hard or indoor), court speeds, head-to-head records, matchup advantages (big serve, huge forehand, solid backhand), reliability in finals, ability against the rest of the field, etc.

Jump into the debate and have your say.  

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Disagree with a comment? Reply and voice your opinion. Happy Debating!

JUMP INTO THE DEBATE AND HAVE YOUR SAY.

Agree with someone's comment? Vote for it to make the Debate Highlights section. Disagree with a comment? Reply and voice your opinion. Happy Debating!

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Hard -  Roger: 04-07 [Roger went 28-1 in hard court finals from Oct 03 - Jul 07].   Since its for my life I'm picking the court too.  I...
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cant say who i would choose to play for my life but if each player played for his life i would pick federer
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While players from the past were incredibly multi-talented, I'd have to go for players from nowadays. Not only is physicality a much improved factor, ...
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It has got to be Rafa, he would simply refuse to give in to the very last. I fully expect most people to say Federer though, because he is the answer ...
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federer of course. indoor, grass, hard. 2006 season when he had 27-1 W-L. on clay? well, no question, the king of clay himself. :)
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