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Question Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

I was wondering if there's a male version of Anna Kournikova. One who reaches to loads of finals and semis but never win a title before, yet manages to obtain enough points to enter the top ten.

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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

I doubt it

Reason it happened in the women's game is just about all the bigger titles are swept up by the same 4 or 5 women
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

Cedric Pioline it took ages for him to win a title it was in 1996, and he made 2 Slam finals. He made the top 10 without winning a title in 1993.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

I believe Nalbandian did this year!
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

Actually last year in 2003
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

Steve Denton never won a singles title, but in 1982 he reached the Australian Open final and made the 4th round of both Wimby and the USO. I wonder if he reached the top ten that year...
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I believe Nalbandian did this year!
But Nalbandian won 2 titles previously.
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

Yes, but none in 2003 which is the ist year he made the top ten
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What the OP I think was asking has there been a player who has never won A title, that has made the top 10.

As, MisterQ said Nalbandian has won 2 titles, and though he didn't win one in 2003, he has previously which doesn't mean he has reached the top 10, without winning a title.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

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I was wondering if there's a male version of Anna Kournikova. One who reaches to loads of finals and semis but never win a title before, yet manages to obtain enough points to enter the top ten.
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

Tangerinus, mark this day down on the calendar. It is a huge occassion we actually agree on something.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

WTA is often more interesting then the mens at the quarter final stage and far more rivalries develop.

Round 1-4 is total snooze though
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

So Wyver, you would agree with Rios's comments about the WTA early rounds then?

I don't really care about the rivalries too much, let the marketing and the media people concern themselves with that. As long as I see good matches, and the unpredictably adds to the enjoyment, though a few closer Slam finals wouldn't be a bad thing.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

Yeah you might as well bypass the first 4 rounds. The gap between the top 5 girls and the rest is staggering
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Re: Who has reached the top ten rankings without winning a single title?

The thing is, it was actually worse than it is now.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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