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The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

Please feel free to discuss past and current players, including the ones with the worst Grand Slam semi-finals on record....

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Re: The best player to never reach a Grand Slam final.

I wonder who you're thinking of....
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Re: The best player to never reach a Grand Slam final.

It can't be the man in his/her avatar right?

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It can't be the man in his/her avatar right?
It would be his.
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Re: The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

jezza is on the rampage!
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Re: The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

Oh dear - none of you guys are answering the question!

Joeb - you know me too well!
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Re: The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

Okay okay - i'll give you guys a start!

Hrbaty - aka Chipmunk.

He has made the French Open semis once and is pretty talented )
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Re: The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

Haas
Grosjean
Henman

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Re: The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

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Haas
Grosjean
Henman
Yeah Sebby is definitely a leading candidate - didn't he have about 3 match points against Clement to get to the Aussie Open final?
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Re: The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

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Yeah Sebby is definitely a leading candidate - didn't he have about 3 match points against Clement to get to the Aussie Open final?
2, I think. My memory has him serving for it at 5-3 40-15... I may have missed another one

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I don't know what "best" means, as it's so subjective, so I will use a numerical indicator - highest-ever rankings.

Talking about players from around the past ~10 years, we have these former or current top 10 players....

No. 2 Haas
No. 4 Henman, Bjorkman, Kiefer, Grosjean, Forget
No. 5 Novak
No. 6 Ferreira , N. Lapentti, Kucera
No. 9 Rosset, Srichaphan, Massu
No. 10 Gustafsson , Larsson, Mantilla

(Those are the ones I can remember)
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Re: The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

henman, ferreira, jose luis clerc

I miss: Ivan Lendl, Korda, Novak, Bruguera, Rios, Kucera, Courier, Mantilla, Costa, Santoro and Ferreira.

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Re: The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

haas

I miss: Ivan Lendl, Korda, Novak, Bruguera, Rios, Kucera, Courier, Mantilla, Costa, Santoro and Ferreira.

Good luck to:

Gaudio, Murray, Florian Mayer, Chela, Nalbandian, Radek Stepanek, Volandri, Youzhny and Verdasco.

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