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Biggest disappointments of 2005?

We have the most improved players in 2005, so what about the biggest disappointments? Here are some I thought of...

Verdasco (I thought he was going to become a force this year, he just isn't consistent)
Fish (ranking falling from 20 odd to below 150, dreadful!)
Philippoussis (he was in the 80s at the beginning of the year, had injury problems, still an awful collapse, but he can redeem this and get back up there in January)
Mathieu (I had a gut feeling he would finally showcase his talents and win some titles, but he just can't do it mentally)
Henman (after last year, not passing a QF.. losing tamely in USO, early Wimby exit)
Safin (Yes he won the AO, but still after his strong finish to 2004 it was a bad year afterward)
Rusedski (no luck with draws, didn't get past round 2 in a slam)
Moya (fallen in rankings, losing early in AO and USO and early exits during the clay court season)

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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Roddick- no major title

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I had a gut feeling he would finally showcase his talents
If talent is what I think it is, then Mathieu has none of it.
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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Nalbandian.

after a great start at the AO i thought he'd win a title or something, but no. he's exactly like dementieva that way. consistent at the slams, have a fantastic ground game, awesome returns and are all court-all surface players but their title count is so low.

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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Verdasco (I thought he was going to become a force this year, he just isn't consistent)

He´s currently in his best ATP race position ever if I´m not wrong, so it´s a bit harsh to include him here. Of course, I see where you´re coming from as I also think he´s far from fulfilling his potential
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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Federer....He lost 3 matches, he shouldn't have lost any.
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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Almagro, expected this to be his breakthrough year.

Oh, and brazilian tennis in general. Guga's comeback was a failure, Mello could hardly win a match, and Saretta... well, better leave him alone.

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If talent is what I think it is, then Mathieu has none of it.
:retard: have you ever seen him play?
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If talent is what I think it is, then Mathieu has none of it.
You mean ball bashing isn't a talent?!
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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Coria is the biggest disappointment for me, despite his ranking and all of that other bullshit ... he still didn't win a GS or even close to one ... kept coming in 2nd place to Nadal... plain pathetic.
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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Definitely Coria, Nalbandian and Moya

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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Karol Beck He should have finished in the top 25....

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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

Massu with his injurys

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Re: Biggest disappointments of 2005?

I think Hewitt deserved better. He had a long run of bad luck, starting from Safin's remarkable win in the AO. But, he is hopefully being more than compensated by the upcoming family event.
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