Gooch is such a disappointment. He broke into the top 100 at age 22 and has regressed significantly since then. He has beaten numerous top 20/30 opponents in the past... even top 10 guys, now, he gets bageled by mugs like Lajola.
"with his height and his serve, he could be fucking lethal out there", "he should be top-30 in the world and trouble anyone if he was properly fit." - John Newcombe, 2008.
While I don't think he's top-30 material, he really should be ranked a lot higher than he is. This guy needs to get motivated/have a proper coach or something... does he even have a coach? He only plays well in Davis Cup.
I would have to agree with all that. It really is sad and begs the question as to why he can't put all his effort into staying consistent on the groundies and being fit. Seeing him play a few times...his volley is great, serve massive...yet never gets consistent results....it's too bad such a great serve goes to waste