Andy Murray.

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  1. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    Did you play doubles with him?
     
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  2. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

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    We had a pub chat a few weeks ago about whether he was Scotland greatest sportsperson and we all agreed that he was with Sir Chris Hoy coming in second.
     
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    That's the trouble with "Greatest ever" tables, it is always someone from fairly recent times who is voted top. What about Jim Clark, did he get a look in?
     
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  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    Steady on Joe, or you'll stoke up the, 'Is motor racing a sport?' debate.
     
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  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    Jim Clark was British, though.
     
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  6. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Top Formula 1 - Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost, Jim Clark http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...uan-manuel-fangio_us_57141799e4b0018f9cba5736
    Top UK Footballers - George Best, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/11/07/the-united-kingdoms-top-20-greatest-ever-footballers/
    Top Road Cyclists - Eddie Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault http://sporteology.com/top-10-greatest-cyclists-of-all-time/8/
    Greatest athletes (?) - Muhammed Ali, Babe Ruth, Sachin Tendulkar http://topxbestlist.com/greatest-athletes/

    Doesn't really back up your claim that it's always someone from fairly recent times who comes top.
     
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    Top cricketer would be Don Bradman ahead of Tendulkar...:okay:
     
  8. User482

    User482 Guest

    Top batsman, sure. I nominate Garry Sobers for top cricketer.
     
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  9. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Cricket isn't a sport.
     
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  10. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Exactly.
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    Jacques Kallis (statistically speaking) is better, although he didn't captain his country, nor have the variation of having spin bowling up his sleeve.
     
  12. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    Yes, according to Simon Hughes but that doesn't sit well with me.
     
  13. User482

    User482 Guest

    Yeah, but who would you pay to watch? Kallis, for all his undoubted achievements, is some way down the list for me.
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    I agree that watching a flamboyant West Indian of Sobers' standing does takes some beating, but then would you prefer to watch Sobers when he's on song or Botham?
     
  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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