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Rank them: Ljubicic, Haas, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Blake, Gonzalez

All are players around their 30s who never were ranked nr1 and never won a slam but were quite often in the top 10 and all won more than 10 titles and challenged top players for a long time. This is a tribute to those who always were always there challenging the big guns, but never really made it all the way.
Here is what they have achieved:

Ljubicic:

Age: 31 years old
Highest ranking: nr3
Slam results: 1 slam SF (lost to Nadal in RG) and 1 slam QF
master series+cup results: 3 finals and one title
Years in top 10: 2
Titles:10
Greatest achievments:Winning Davis cup almost by himself+winning Indian Wells at 31 beating 3 top players on his way to the title.

Davydenko:

Age:28 years old
Highest ranking: nr3
Slam results: 4 slam SF, 6 slam QF
master series+cup results: 3 master series, 1 master cup, 1 master cup final.
Years in top 10: 5
Titles:20
Greatest achievments:Master cup defeating Nadal, Del Potro and Federer on his way to the title.

Haas:

Age:31 years old
Highest ranking: nr2
Slam results: 4 slam SF, 3 slam QF
master series+cup results: 1 master series, 1 master series final
Years in top 10:1
Titles:12
Greatest achievments:Still beeing a force at 31 beating top players on his way to Wimbledon SF was impressive.

Nalbandian:

Age:28 years old
Highest ranking: nr3
Slam results: 1 slam final, 5 slam SF, 3 slam QF
master series+cup results: 1 master cup, 2 master series titles, 4 master series finals
Years in top 10:5
Titles:10
Greatest achievments:His h2h against top 10, leading against Djokovic and Nadal and beaten Federer 8 times. His master cup 2005 was very impressive, his davis cup and indoors stats are better than almost anyone in the tour. Also has been to all 4 slams SF atleast once and has been to QF in all slams atleast twice.

Gonzalez:

Age:29 years old
Highest ranking: nr5
Slam results: 1 slam final, 1 slam SF, 5 slam QF
master series+cup results: 2 master series finals
Years in top 10:2
Titles:11
Greatest achievments:Played outstanding tennis in the 2007 australian open to get to the final, also has olympic medals of every color (gold in doubles, silver and bronze in singles).

Blake:

Age: 30 years old
Highest ranking: nr4
Slam results: 3 slam QF
master series+cup results: 2 master series finals, 1 master cup final
Years in top 10:1
Titles:10
Greatest achievments:I have some difficulty picking anything specific, but he beat some really good players to get to a master cup final. Maybe what is more impressive is that he was ranked around 200th in the world at 22 and didnt even make a choise to become a proffesional tennis player until very late in his life.

If I had to I would rank these players:

1.Nalbandian
2.Davydenko
3.Gonzalez
4.Haas
5.Ljubicic
6.Blake

How would you rank these players?

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Re: Rank them: Ljubicic, Haas, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Blake, Gonzalez

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1.Nalbandian
2.Davydenko
3.Gonzalez
4.Haas
5.Ljubicic
6.Blake
I'd switch Gonzo and Haas... I know Gonzo has that AO final to his name but still... Haas had way more complete game and was #2 in the world so...

Also, if Davy had just one slam final I'd put him above Nalby.

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Davydenko > Nalbandian > Haas, LJubicic, Gonzelez, Blake
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Davydenko
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Gonzalez
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nalbandain>ljubicic>haas>davydenko>gonzalez>blake
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Re: Rank them: Ljubicic, Haas, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Blake, Gonzalez

Nalbandian
Davydenko

Nalby has the edge IMO despite Kolya being generally more consistent at the top. He has a slam final and semis in all four slams to his name.
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Haas

It's impressive that in between all the injuries he makes deep runs in slams again and again
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Ljubicic
Gonzalez
Gonzo undoubtedly has more impressive slam results, but I'm a huge DC nut and that was a feat only McEnroe pulled off.
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Blake

Blake really lacks some result you'd associate with former No4
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Re: Rank them: Ljubicic, Haas, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Blake, Gonzalez

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Davydenko > Nalbandian > Haas, LJubicic, Gonzelez, Blake
pretty much this

http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...&postcount=378

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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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Nalbandian
Gonzalez
Davydenko

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king david
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Re: Rank them: Ljubicic, Haas, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Blake, Gonzalez

With respect for being the tour clowns and the Frauderer poultry for a long time i would rank these pathetic zero slam winning group of loosers as follows-
Haashole= lubed up bitch= fat dave= fixer= shames flake= forhando goonzales
This unbiased ranking is based on sheer muggery of the players.. and in this they have all proved to be worthy equals.

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Peak HC level:
1 Fed and Djoker 2. Murray 3. Nadal (baby Djoker destroyed him routinely on HC, let alone peak Djoker)
Peak grass level:
1. Fed 2. Djoker 3. Murray 4. Nadal. Just ask injured Darcis how good he is.
Peak Clay level:
1. Djoker (smoked peak Nadal with ease) and Fed (bagelled peak nadal on clay) 2. Murray (just utterly embarrassed Nadal) 3. Nadal.
Anyone who disputes any of this is a troll.

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Re: Rank them: Ljubicic, Haas, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Blake, Gonzalez

1. Nalbandian and Davydenko (I would have said Nalbandian for sure several months ago, now I would still say so, but I have far more doubts). Both of them are underrated imo : in other times with less competition they would have been far better considered

3. Haas, more multi-surface than the others, was hammered by injuries, even though he was lucky enough to reach number 2 (like number 3 for Ljubicic it was a bit lucky)

4. Gonzalez : a little bit ahead of the two others for longer time on top, also more varied results

5. Blake, a little bit ahead of Ljubicic, longer time on top, more results in slams and WTF, good victories over Nadal (and Federer in the Olympics)

6. Ljubicic, had a problem with slams for a long time unfortunately, also his game is not as exciting and didn't give as many good matches as Blake's imo, although I've always had affection for his lovely touch and seemingly simple and nice personality.

useless old guy

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In term of results:

1.Nalbandian (although Davydenko is about to overthrow him)
2.Davydenko
3. Haas (undoubtedly one of the most wasted talents ever)
4.Gonzalez
5.Ljubicic
6.Blake

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With respect for being the tour clowns and the Frauderer poultry for a long time i would rank these pathetic zero slam winning group of loosers as follows-
Haashole= lubed up bitch= fat dave= fixer= shames flake= forhando goonzales
This unbiased ranking is based on sheer muggery of the players.. and in this they have all proved to be worthy equals.
we can exclude king david from the poultry........he schooled fed and rafa when he played his best........he would easily have been a 2 slam winner with some luck........the same can't be said about the rest of them.......
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Gonzo has 3 olympic medals for me thats a great acheivement, definately 3rd behide nalbadian and davy.
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Nalbandian
Davydenko
Gonzalez
Haas
Ljubicic
Blake
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