Yes, Simon has talent. Anyone who knows tennis knows he has talent, but people on this board generally don't know anything about tennis.
And I never said that these guys like Dodig or Ebden have no talent. I said they lack talent in relation to their rankings and contemporaries, and in relation to talented players who aren't in the top 100, who would be better in the top 100 as they bring something interesting to the court. Deserving a top 100 spot or not is irrelevant, since that isn't what I'm discussing. People should want the best top 100 there is, and have the best players playing the best players, not settle for mediocrity.
You missed my point. You don't make it to the tour if you don't have some of talent, no matter how hard you work, this is clear.
Yes, you are denigrating players who win matches deserving their ranking cause you don't like them. Got a proposition for you. Will you not react when someone bags a player you like? If you can't do that, then you shouldn't be go around saying this player has nothing to offer.
There are no extra points for talent or looking good. Results judge who is in the top 100, nothing more and nothing less.
Ebden deserves his QF spot here as a qualifier because he won matches it wasn't cause of mediocrity. Why post here to rip on his result, when you'd be first to complain others are haters.