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Most talented Frenchman

Rank the following French players from best to worst (and not their current form, I mean if they'd fulfill their potential):

Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet, Simon, Llodra.

Yes, this is partly inspired by me seeing Simon go wild.
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pretty tough

simon can do just about everything from the back of the court. his strokes aren't pretty and his core pushing style ain't attracctive either but sure is effective. his wide variety of shots from the baseline is also impressive and does show talent. however, he's clueless at the net, be it in terms of volleys or when it comes to reach drop shots with his backhand (why use a two-handed BH to reach a drop-shot, Gilles?)

Tsonga is definitely a talented man. Good serve, good volleys and fairly decent aggressive groundstrokes. However, he lacks the variety that someone like Simon has from the backcourt.

Gasquet is easily one of the most talented guys out there. Problems are: bad stamina & bad concentration for the most part.

Monfils can do just about everything but there's something that doesn't click. I don't see him as so talented as many say, though. His groundstrokes are good but not impressive and he's not very capable to switch from defensive to attacking tennis with consistency when recquired. might be just a mental problem (which for sure exists) but imo he's also just not that naturally good in the first place.

Llodra -easily the better volleyer out there but his groundies are average. In a bygone era, Llodra would have been one of the top 3 frenchmen in the circuit -perhaps the best one. however, with the slower conditions, he's not meant to thrive much here.

all in all -from the most talented to the least:

1- Gasquet
2- Tsonga
3- Simon
4- Monfils
5- Llodra


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Re: Most talented Frenchman

Monfils-Tsonga-Simon-Gasquet-Llodra
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Re: Most talented Frenchman

Monfils, Tsonga, Llodra, Gasquet, Simon
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Re: Most talented Frenchman

By talent, you mean "Best Hand"? Gasquet is on-par with Federer (dixit Roger). nuff said.

Gasquet
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Llodra
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Simon
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Start da Game the great had already decided the deal in this regard way back when people had almost forgotten simon........

1. simon

2. no need to care because the rest of them are all absolute jokes........
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french athletes sure are tough.
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Re: Most talented Frenchman

Gasquet
Tsonga
Monfils/Llodra
Simon

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Simon.

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Re: Most talented Frenchman

Simon Monfils Tsonga Gasquet Llodra
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Re: Most talented Frenchman

Monfils
Tsonga
Gasquet
Llodra
Simon

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Re: Most talented Frenchman

1.Gasquet
2.Tsonga
3.Simon
4.Monfils
5.Llodra

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Hm, talent. It's sometimes confused and mixed up with hype, but..

1) Gasquet
2) Monfils
3) Tsonga
4) Simon
5) Llodra

Hm, guess there's hype for a reason.

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Simon.

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Re: Most talented Frenchman

Gasquet
Tsonga
Simon

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