I personally doubt these players could win a slam: Ferrer, Berdych, Tsonga. They are consistently in the top10 for many years, but they just don't seem to be able to win 7 matches in a row. Their careers are quite similar to Haas and Nalbandian.
Tsonga's poor play in Roland Garros this year was disappointing - I was hoping he would make it to the final, and I assume he would give a tougher challenge to Nadal (perhaps winning a set from him, before losing in 4 sets).
Agreed. I'd add Wawrinka to the pack.
But, that ws until today. I exclude Ferrer from this group for this new season, as he's very constant, he's always up there and there were just a few changes he should do in order to get closer.
After watching his today match against Stan, it looks like he's starting to go in the right direction.
It's early to call it, it's an exho, it's the first match of the year, etc., but if what i saw is actually a trend and smth he's been working on this off season, smth he'd try to further apply - i'd jut love to see him engage Nadal or Murray in a Slam semi. I would watch it with a new found emotion, not the usual "he'll get destroyed anyways" kind of boredom.
As for Tsonga - i don't see it happening, i just don't. It feels to me that he'd need a real program, with at least 3 notorious specialists in every department of the game.
In his position it's not just - i feel more motivated than ever...