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Which Player Disappointed You the Most in 2009

as 2009 draws to a close, we are all probably wondering why certain players did not do better or could not do better in 2009 as they were expected to. list a player or players that disappointed you the most in 2009 and why.

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1. clay monster : he could not manage his schedule in 2009 to stay healthy for a whole year so he is my biggest disappointment. he stumbled badly at roland garros where he had never lost and he was a no show at wimby because of those same knee issues.

2. Gonzo : he just keeps playing dumb tennis

3. Gulbis : he is just not making sufficient progress. i am beginning to wonder if he just lacks the motivation and the drive needed to beat the top players on consistent basis.

4. Roddick : should have bagged the wimbldon crown while he had a chance.
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Re: Which Player Disappointed You the Most in 2009

#3 by far

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With all the success at Masters, if Ljubo won some matches in other tourneys he would have easily been top 20 or top 15. 6 wins vs top 11 this year (all at Masters)

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With all the success at Masters, if Ljubo won some matches in other tourneys he would have easily been top 20 or top 15. 6 wins vs top 11 this year (all at Masters)

i would have like to have seen him bag a title or 2 but the age has something to do with it. he is getting up there for a tennis pro.
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Re: Which Player Disappointed You the Most in 2009

Murray for losing to Roddick in Wimbledon, and not repeating his previous year run at US Open.
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Re: Which Player Disappointed You the Most in 2009

Actually, the player who disappointed me the most in 2009 was...

Rogie

To date he only has four titles in 2009. I was very disappointed in his following matches...

Doha SF to Murray, AO F to Rafa, IW SF to Murray, Miami SF to Chokovic, 3rd round loss to Wawrinka, Rome SF loss to Chokovic, Montreal QF loss to Tsonga, and USO F loss to Del Potro.

Add into that the Abu Dhabi SF exhibitionm loss to Murray as well.

I understand Rogie can't win every match, but I'd have preferred 7-9 titles right now and not the 4he has, although the 4 are two GSs and MSs.
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Murray for losing to Roddick in Wimbledon, and not repeating his previous year run at US Open.

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i keep forgetting about murray. he did disappoint at times to be sure. that wrist injury held him back to some extent at the u.s. open.
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Hands down: Andy Murray. Failed to perform well in any slam...and went from #2 to possibly out of the top four. On top of this, he played MUCH better tactical tennis last year...and took a major step back.

Rafa? Disappointed by his insane scheduling...however, his family issues led to many problems as well.

Gulbis? HUGE disappointment. No motivation...no efforts...and, as a result, no results.

Roddick? Choked Wimbledon...but made it farther than anyone realistically expected.

Monfils and Tsonga...TWO HUGE disappointments. After last year's successes, they decided that partying was more important than winning.

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No-one, as I never consider 'expectations' to be a given to indeed happen.

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Re: Which Player Disappointed You the Most in 2009

Murray.

I'll never get over his loss to that bloody fool Roddick.
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No-one, as I never consider 'expectations' to be a given to indeed happen.
Baffling post.
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Baffling post.
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Re: Which Player Disappointed You the Most in 2009

Def Federer. He should have converted a break point in the 3rd set of the Aussie final and served out the 2nd set in the US final. Should have won the Calendar slam.
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Re: Which Player Disappointed You the Most in 2009

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No-one, as I never consider 'expectations' to be a given to indeed happen.
I sort of agree with you.

There are expectations but I'm ready for anything to happen, so it is pretty difficult for me to find myself dissapointed.
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Re: Which Player Disappointed You the Most in 2009

Nalbandian. Then again, he disappoints me year in year out.

Nadal.

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