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Andy Roddick 18 16.98%
Lleyton Hewitt 26 24.53%
Guillermo Coria 17 16.04%
Juan Carlos Ferrero 29 27.36%
Carols Moya 0 0%
Tim Henman 7 6.60%
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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-23-2006, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Most alarming fall from grace...

Over the last year or even more. Whose loss of form has you most perplexed?

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Re: Most alarming fall from grace...

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Re: Most alarming fall from grace...

Sorry...decided to put 10 options up, but then struggled to think of ten players who have really lost their form, so a few names up there who maybe shouldn't be.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Re: Most alarming fall from grace...

Henman, number 4 at the end of 2004.Probably number 10939573756 by the end of 2006.

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Re: Most alarming fall from grace...

Ferrero hands down.
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Coria used to be a king of clay, now he can only win matches when his opponents choke.

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Coria used to be a king of clay, now he can only win matches when his opponents choke.
Coria's fall hasn't been that steep, though.
Even in a dismal season like 2005 he managed to make it to 2 TMS finals (one of them an instant classic), give his best showings at both Wimbledon and USO and make it to the YEC.

He's still awesome.
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Re: Most alarming fall from grace...

JCF's loss of form started in 2004, so I would rather say Coria... He did well last year on clay, only losing to Nadal in the first 2 Masters series and Roger in Hamburg, but since then his serve has dramatically worsened... Lleyton also has trouble to get back to his 2005 AO form...

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Re: Most alarming fall from grace...

What has happened to Guga has been very sad. Seeing Billabong's post reminded me of him, but he is rightly not on the list of options. If fit, he would still be kicking ass!

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Re: Most alarming fall from grace...

Has to be Lleyton. He went from being a serious contender (for number 2, at least), to not even showing up. I miss the little bastard.

I feel like Andy is still in there. Guillermo's problems can mostly be atributed to the rise of other great clay court players. Timmy's getting old. Juan Carlos and Carlo's declines have been slow and steady, so hardly alarming. As for the rest...they weren't that great to begin with.

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Has to be Lleyton. He went from being a serious contender (for number 2, at least), to not even showing up. I miss the little bastard.

I feel like Andy is still in there. Guillermo's problems can mostly be atributed to the rise of other great clay court players. Timmy's getting old. Juan Carlos and Carlo's decline have been slow and steady, so hardly a great shock. As for the rest...they weren't that great to begin with.
Very true. Have to laugh at myself for the Rusedski and Fish options

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Although he isn't on the list, I'm quite shocked how bad Max Mirnyi has been playing for the past 8 months. He played fantastic in the first half of 2005, but he hasn't been the same since he lost to Goldstein. I hope that he is able to bounce back, but I wouldn't be surprised if he loses to Karlovic on clay next week.

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What has happened to Guga has been very sad. Seeing Billabong's post reminded me of him, but he is rightly not on the list of options. If fit, he would still be kicking ass!
Exactly. Guga has been extremely unlucky with 2 hip surgeries and more recently an ankle twist... The injuries really affected his game after 2001... He still managed to get back to #13 in 2003, but after his second hip surgery it has been terrible...

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Exactly. Guga has been extremely unlucky with 2 hip surgeries and more recently an ankle twist... The injuries really affected his game after 2001... He still managed to get back to #13 in 2003, but after his second hip surgery it has been terrible...
Will we be seeing him in Paris this year? I mean playing, because he will definitely be there watching if he isn't competing.

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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Will we be seeing him in Paris this year? I mean playing, because he will definitely be there watching if he isn't competing.
I don't think so, he said he needs some special treatment for his hip (yes, his hip AGAIN) and wasn't sure about playing RG RG is his favorite tournament...

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