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Question: Who was the best singles  player of the 1970's?
Bjorn Borg - 3 (42.9%)
Billy Jean King - 1 (14.3%)
Jimmy Connors - 2 (28.6%)
Arthur Ashe - 0 (0%)
Margaret Court - 0 (0%)
Chris Evert - 1 (14.3%)
Virgina Wade - 0 (0%)
Other - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 7

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Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women)

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Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « on: June 13, 2006, 02:28 AM »
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 Who do you think was the best player during the 1970's? Could it be one of the choices above? if you think  could it be Evonne Goolagong,Tracy Austin, or even John Newcombe vote other.
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 04:51 AM »
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1970s and not 1970's is more widely used I believe. wink
Although technically 1970's is correct. Smile

Anyway....
How can we possibly put Ginny Wade and Borg under the same poll? dontknow
I wont vote but will give separate opinions for Men's and Women's.


Has to be Borg in the Men's. Grand Slam titles both on clay and grass show both his quality and variation.


And it depends what you want in Women's, the best player who played in the 70s at some point of their career or the best player during the 70s.
I will go for Margaret Smith-Court in the first and Billie Jean King in the second category. Smile
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 01:18 PM »
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why is John McEnroe not even there?
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 01:25 PM »
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He was 1980s
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006, 01:27 PM »
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He was 1980s

For the major part. Surprised
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006, 01:29 PM »
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1970s and not 1970's is more widely used I believe. wink
Although technically 1970's is correct. Smile


 Ok, so I was correct compared to others..... why bring it up then? confused
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #6 on: June 13, 2006, 01:30 PM »
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Ok, so I was correct compared to others..... why bring it up then? confused

I really wonder the reason now. confused
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #7 on: June 13, 2006, 01:37 PM »
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I really wonder the reason now. confused

 Ah, who cares......
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #8 on: June 13, 2006, 01:39 PM »
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No I hate to disagree with both of you. I believe that as 1970s is called such because it is almost a plural of 1970 (as in the set  of years under the band 1970) that it's not actually correct to use an apostrophe here. It's not 1970 is, nor are you talking of something belonging to 1970 (i.e. 1970's christmas number one, or 1970's best player- being the best player of 1970 the year not the decade) then it doesn't have an apostrophe. It's quite simple when you look at it that way. Are you missing out letters? is it possesive? If not, no apostrophe!
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #9 on: June 13, 2006, 02:34 PM »
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Damnation. shocking

What was I saying for so long???


1970's is wrong. Its totally wrong. It refers to the best player of the year 1970. wink

1970s is the best choice. Very Happy It refers to the best player of the decade.

1970s' is a rather awkward way to construct it, but is technically right. It means the best player belonging to the decade.


Its really nice when you get pedantic with your own self. woohoo

The title should be changed, its really wrong.

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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #10 on: June 13, 2006, 02:37 PM »
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I just hate apostrophe misuse. I recently read a notice that said 'so's that Mum's can do [whatever]' I mean are you kidding? So's that Mum's!!!!!
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #11 on: June 13, 2006, 02:38 PM »
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I just hate apostrophe misuse. I recently read a notice that said 'so's that Mum's can do [whatever]' I mean are you kidding? So's that Mum's!!!!!

 ranting  You and me both, Lorna... Are you an English graduate by any chance??
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #12 on: June 13, 2006, 02:39 PM »
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I just hate apostrophe misuse.

bigarmhug

I recently read a notice that said 'so's that Mum's can do [whatever]' I mean are you kidding? So's that Mum's!!!!!

shocking
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #13 on: June 13, 2006, 02:41 PM »
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Will be in a month. I graduate on the 4th of July.
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Re: Best singles Player of the 1970's (Men and Women) « Reply #14 on: June 13, 2006, 02:46 PM »
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Will be in a month. I graduate on the 4th of July.

 =D> =D> =D> =D>  Well done you!  I graduated with joint Honours in English and Linguistics in 2004 - and I am quite  old   Wink
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