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Post by Guest82 Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:04 pm

I am thinking more lowly ranked players, not the obvious like Berdych or Tsonga.

Martin Klizan for me. I don't think I have ever seen him play a bad match. I know he has had reasonable success in the last few weeks (beating Rafa and running Ferrer very close) but I've been waiting for him to hit the top ten (or even twenty) for a few years now.

Seems to have quite a good attacking game, with some big weapons.

Judging by his (relative) lack of success he must play bad matches, I just dont see them.

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Post by temporary21 Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:15 pm

I guess it depends on how low you want to go. Gasquet is maybe one of the most well noted of them all.

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Post by It Must Be Love Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:20 pm

Dustin Brown

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Post by It Must Be Love Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:22 pm

Kohlshcriber... How is he not top 15

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Post by LuvSports! Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:47 pm

Until the last year or so I would have deffo said Gulbis.
Maybe Verdasco, dolgo, tomic even.

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Post by The Special Juan Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:01 pm

Janowicz for one. If he gets a good coach who can control his emotions he'll be a class player. There are some technical flaws in there too to work out such as his slice but that's a shot which can be improved. Other players? Verdasco definitely. He has everything to make a top player, see v Nadal in Australia or v Murray last year but is a bit lacking between the ears. I think Youzhny's underachieved in his career by letting his emotions get the better of him at crucial moments.
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Post by HM Murdock Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:18 pm

Gulbis and Monfils.

With even a semblance of sanity, they could be in the top ten.

Good shout on Verdasco too by LS.

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Post by Danny_1982 Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:24 pm

Belluci. When I first saw him I thought top 10 for sure. Possibly top 5. Moves great, can hit winners off both wings, fluid technique... I thought as his game matured and he gained more control he'd find the balance, play the percentages a bit more...

But he doesn't appear to have a tactical approach. And he's a party boy apparently.

Oh, and Kohlscriber. Again, weapons and movement. Even these days, he can put up a fight against the big boys but always comes up just short.

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Post by Jahu Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:31 pm

Foggy?
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Post by The Special Juan Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:35 pm

Great shout Danny. Another "if only" candidate.
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Post by Henman Bill Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:14 pm

Martina Hingis.

Gael Monfils.

Maybe ALexander Dologopolov.

Just looking at the rankings for inspiration. What's Benoit Paire doing down at 97? He's played enough tournaments, but seems to be getting some poor results.

What's Kohlschreiber's record against top 10? I don't recall ever seeing him once taking a big player apart.

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Post by summerblues Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:26 pm

Istomin

Whenever I watch him play I think he could frequent top 20 on a fairly regular basis, yet he never made it there.

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Post by It Must Be Love Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:55 pm

summerblues wrote:Istomin

Whenever I watch him play I think he could frequent top 20 on a fairly regular basis, yet he never made it there.
Good shout

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Post by kingraf Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:23 pm

I'd rate Gilles. Really, he should be top ten.

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Post by Guest82 Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:27 pm

Liking the Paire and Istomin shouts. I remember when Paire was top thirty, I figured on his way to upper reaches.


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Post by laverfan Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:31 am

Lopez, Llodra, Golubev, Seppi, Hanescu, Troicki, Tipsarevic, Mayer, Monaco, ...

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Post by LuvSports! Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:05 am

Why LF?
For me you have chosen some limited players there who actually over achieved. Tipsy and Monaco getting to the top 10 was a farce imo and Troicki close as well ay ay ay.
Lopez about to hit his highest ever ranking.
Llodra (an s and v player) in a baseline dominated time, hard to go high.
Golubev, yes. Very talented, with a lovely shbh.
Seppi I don't see as that great despite taking djoko to 5 sets at the FO but he was awful.
Hanescu meh, mayer I think he's done well.

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Post by Born Slippy Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:12 am

Troicki underachieving? He would surely make a list of players who overachieved based on ability. Lopez has a flaky forehand and a poor backhand, so it's hard to see how he could have done much better.

Of current top 100 players, I would go with Dolgopolov, Almagro, Bellucci and Tomic.

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Post by The Special Juan Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:14 pm

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