the record is impressive,
however, imo, he is one of the most overrated player on tour... he is good and talented, but certainly not the 2nd best.... he maybe the 2nd best player or even the best player on a particular day, but he doesnt have the consistency... you cannot judge him on his best performances and say he is the 2nd best... he could be crappy as well....
anyway, i still like him....
what has overrated to do with Marat?
an overrated player cannot beat a fully concentrated Fed on any occasion.
an overrated player can not reach 4 GS finals.
he's just that streaky and very demanding. Balls are not good, sky is too blue, too windy, too tired, clouds are too grey etc...
He just cannot fully devote himself to the tennis, that's all. i would not call him even lazy but more sort of genetically defected (malisse is the same kind of thing).
but why would anyone call him overrated? i'd call him the greatest underachiver.
anyways even if the record looks impressive it's not because of marat's ability to pull through this matches but because he's just plain better than the other's, more pure talent.