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Underacheivers on the tour?

Who on the ATP Tour has not lived up to their potential?
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For me my main three are Gambill, Phillopousis and Clement. All 3 with Great potential though have not yet fulfilled the promise.

Gambill has all the weapons including one of the most consistent serves yet his Grand Slams have been disappointing. This is similar with Flip (Before the Knee Injury) he has all the weapons the serve well documented a great forehand but yet he has also failed to deliever. Meanwhile Clement final appearance at the Oz Open seems to have hampered him. I think the pressure from the French was too much for him and he has yet to recapture the form he showed to reach that Final. I also think that it is a kind of mental thing as well.
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Kiefer, he should still be top 10.
Phillipoussis, he should be top 5.
Federer, but he has still a lot of time.

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Thomas Enqvist - he's had a pretty decent carreer, but I think he could have done more - won a slam perhaps.

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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Thomas has been struck down by so many injuries (its sad)
but when he is hot, he's a joy to watch

one of my fav players

he's won plenty of masters but should have won a Hard Court slam
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I'd say Greg Rusedski becuase after 1997 which was a great year and showed he had alot of promise he went downhill from then

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i hate to say this, but if safin had taken the chances he was given he would have achieved far more by now, he's not the biggest underachiever in the game, but imo he has underachieved.
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mmm!marat, I would have to agree.

There is really no excuse for him having less slams that Hewitt.

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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I agree Greg has underachieved, others i suppose in my opinion would include:

Cedric Pioline
Mark Phillopousis

and by far... Yevgeny Kafelnikov
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Marat Safin, yes. He is probably the biggest "natural talent" out there.
Nicolas Kiefer is someone I would put there too. A lot of touch and talent, little reflect in his results.
Yevgeny had a lot of good results, but he should have done even better. He is there too.
Those are the biggest ones I guess

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Nicolas Kiefer he is still cool though

Atilla Savolt You might think differently but I think his results could have been much better than they were/are.

Federer and Marat still have time.

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Mark Philippoussis!
Nicholas Kiefer!

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This is a little debatable but Kafelnikov

federer - del potro - gasquet - nishikori - gulbis
haase - monfils - janowicz - nadal - giraldo
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