I know that there was probably a thread or two about this topic before, but I decided to open a new one:
Have you ever thought that there is a player that is sort of useless to the ATP tour? He doesnt bring anything to the table, over performs in challenger and MM events and under performs in grand slams and masters? Who are these players, and why in your opinion they are ranked so high?
Oh, and also- This isnt a topic about Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Murray or any of the top 10. This is created for the average top 100 player.
Melzer- Hasnt done anything since Memphis and except Memphis. Barely got through round 1 in most tournaments of the year, has been in terrible form since the start of the year. Deserves a top 80 ranking if you ask me, nothing more.
Andujar- How he keeps a top 40 ranking for so long is beyond me. A completely average player with an average clay game, while a decent yet choking player like Malisse is fluctuating in the 50-100 ranking.
Soeda- Nothing to say really. Watched him in davis cup- Just terrible. Doesnt deserve a top 150 spot.
Lorenzi- Needless to say, the tour doesnt need him. Players like Petzschner, Sela, Llodra, Gulbis would easily defeat him in straights and they arent even in the top 100.
I could go on and on with the examples of Granollers, Matosevic, Troicki, Ito, but they all are average players and can play average tennis at times, unlike the mugs I mentioned above.
Lets find out about your idea of a "useless" player in the ATP rankings