Originally Posted by PMK is Innocent
Like the previous thread where deivid and myself had the convo about the 8 players and divided them into groups of 2 and seeing who had the more potential for success from Gasquet, Murray, Baghdatis, Berdych, Verdasco, Djokovic, Monfils and del Potro.
This time we have 8 players, but there will be no groups. It will be like how I run the Liked/Disliked players thread, rate from then to 1 to 8. One being the best and 8 the worst. Give reasons if possible, it will make it more interesting to read.
Yes, their GS results will be updated as they compete in them and follow the progression of them into top players for some and others maybe not. For the most part I tried to get them in the same age, but Tsonga is here mainly because 2007 was his 1st full season without injury problems.
Success, well that would mean best potential or which one of them will win GS titles and TMC/TMS titles in the future.
The list of 8 are
There is some variety among these players. Tsonga and big Sam with the huge shots, Zverev with the serve/volley, Korolev huge groundies, Gulbis has good variation. Young plays differently as he isn't all about the power. Cilic has very good work ethic and Bolelli could do well in some clay events.
Very good thread mate...really struggling to choose one out of that list. I'll eliminate Tsonga first as I don't see him making much noise on the slower surfaces.
Only seen 2 minutes of Korolev on Youtube, so I can't really comment.
I'm expecting Cilic to be top 20 eventually, but he might lack consistency to threaten for many title wins, especially the bigger events.
Bolelli should do well, but, again, I'm not sure about his chances in the bigger tournaments.
Gulbis has the power to beat most players, so if he can learn how to control his aggression, he is capable of doing a lot of damage imo.
Querrey has top 20 potential imo; same with Young (maybe top 10).
Zverev is lacking in a few areas, and I'd put him in the same boat as Tsonga...top 50 at best imo.
Overall, I'd go with Gulbis, Korolev or Cilic.