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View Poll Results: Why hasn't a male player won a GS for almost 30 years?
Structural problem in french tennis 3 4.84%
Lack of luck 8 12.90%
Just not good enough 18 29.03%
All mental midgets 33 53.23%
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What's the problem with french tennis??

Honestly guys, it's becoming more and more embarassing.
No GS won by a male player for almost 30 years despite the fact they have more ressources invested in tennis and more players than all the 4 countries represented by the currently top 4 combined.
How can it be explained??
Mental strenght?? well, if it was really a french specifity then they wouldn't perform as well as they do in other sports (team sports especially).
Not good enough?? perhaps.........
Unlucky??? 30 years of no luck?? give me a break.......
A bit of both?? probably.....
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The current top 4 is just too good for everyone, not just for french players. Actually frenchs players are among the best players just after the top 4. Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet are very good players and France have decent results in DC those last years.
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Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

No magic potion maybe?

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You're being too hard on them. I like watching French players. They're just unlucky.

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Nothing wrong with them.

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Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

Gasquet doesn't believe in him. He plays the best tennis to lose. A tactical headcase.
Piatti should me be mad watching him 2 meters behind the baseline trying to grind out Ferrer
He should have played S&V and chip and charge. Perhaps, he would have lost too but it couldn't have been worse than he did.
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Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

Current top 3 + Murray are too good.

Tsonga is inconsistent and has obvious flaws in his game that limit him. With luck he could still win a slam should he remain injury free.
Monfils is an idiot who always gets injured
Simon's got about as many weapons as Iceland
Gasquet's a flake.

I don't think there's anything wrong with french tennis structurally since you're producing a lot of good players, you just haven't had quite the right player come along lately to be really great.
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French tennis has the best mix of characters and variety of game styles bar none. Which makes them fascinating to follow, even if they don't rack up slams.

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whats wrong with Serbia? Only 8mill ppl, one of the best nations to all ball games, from tennis, to volleyball,waterpolo,football,basketball and handball... And all that despite not using money on young talents at all, in all sports...
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U.S. tennis has been very poor for some time now so I'm not pointing any fingers at the French tennis players for sure!

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Not Gasquet thats for sure.

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Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

On second thought, i would say luck plays a big part.
Take tsonga: the guy would have most certainly won a Slam during the 90's but the slowness of surfaces since 2000 + the huge improvment in term of défensive skills through some players(nadal,djoker, Murray) make it almost impossible for him to win a grand slam unless he considerably improves his bh and his defensive play.......or unless ATP creates an indoor GS.
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U.S. tennis has been very poor for some time now so I'm not pointing any fingers at the French tennis players for sure!
Well considering all the success you had in the last 30 years,your situation is certainly not one to complain!
Hell, you even won a GS in 2003 through Roddick.
Keep in mind that tennis is the second most practiced sport in france so you can easily understand why french tennis fans are so confused about this malediction.

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The current top 4 is just too good for everyone, not just for french players. Actually frenchs players are among the best players just after the top 4. Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet are very good players and France have decent results in DC those last years.
All these players are talented and have a big potential, no doubt. But hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. A prime example of this was a match between Monfils and Kukushkin ...
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All these players are talented and have a big potential, no doubt. But hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. A prime example of this was a match between Monfils and Kukushkin ...
Monfils was apparently injured in that match though.
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