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Fallen rising stars

Haasfan
06-25-2004, 11:28 PM
Who have been the players in particular who impressed at first, yet never really achieved anything and never aspired to the high heights that were at first predicted??

In WTA I can think of one example - Lucic, Wimbledon semi 99, nothing since

Anybody else got any examples?

Jinx
06-25-2004, 11:30 PM
It will be....Gaston Gaudio!!! :rolleyes:

Leo
06-25-2004, 11:33 PM
Mikhail Youzhny, unfortunately :sad:

jrm
06-25-2004, 11:41 PM
KIEFER

GASQUET

ELSNER

VOLCKOV

ILIE

Tennis Fool
06-25-2004, 11:42 PM
All of those on the men's side have been due to injury mostly: Haas, Flip and Magnus.

It's still too early to see if Richard Gasquet is boom or bust.

James Blake.

CarnivalCarnage
06-25-2004, 11:57 PM
Monique Viele.

Deboogle!.
06-25-2004, 11:57 PM
Would Blake count? Poor Jamesie:(

BaselineSmash
06-26-2004, 02:54 PM
Paul Henri-Mathieu

Jan-Michael Gambill

Michel Kratochvil

*Ljubica*
06-26-2004, 03:47 PM
Richard Gasquet

Paul-Henri Mathieu

Vladimir Voltchkov

Action Jackson
06-26-2004, 03:59 PM
Mariano Zabaleta
Marc Rosset
Andreas Vinciguerra
Julian Alonso ( so fallen that he retired)

YoursTruly
06-26-2004, 04:27 PM
Monique Viele.


I KNOW!!! What happened to her?! She didn't even really start! :rolleyes:

Stevenson
Majoli
Lucic
Harkleroad
C. Fernandez

Elsner
Kiefer
Voltchkov
Gambill
Jamie Delgado
Palmer
Medvedev
N. Lapentti
Ulihrach

But you never know, there's still time and chances for many of them! ;)

cool
06-26-2004, 04:37 PM
Bruguera

Ballbuster
06-26-2004, 06:03 PM
well a lot of people forgot the obvious women, Kournikova, Hantuchova, and Dokic.

On the men, I would add Brian Vahaly, Jose Acasuso, and Fernando Gonzalez

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-26-2004, 06:28 PM
dunno if this counts because of injury, but Magnus Norman??

okay, nostalgia time!!::

Puerta
Levy
Golmard (where is he now)
Tabara
-- no monumental success, but was young, a some good results, then just disappeared

Escude... kindaaaaaa, he has had injury problems and whatnot, and he has done well in Slams, always a bit mischievious

Hugo Armando
--wasn't there hype about him for like, a day?

silverwhite
06-26-2004, 07:39 PM
All of those on the men's side have been due to injury mostly: Haas, Flip and Magnus.

It's still too early to see if Richard Gasquet is boom or bust.
James Blake.

Yup. He's just 18. (Although most of his fans are still impatiently waiting for his success ;) )

Springy
06-26-2004, 08:13 PM
Medvedev was very good!

A fallen star?
abe

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-26-2004, 08:16 PM
I will add to my previous rant,,, that after the all-French Aussie Open semi between Grosjean and Clement, Grosjean was the one who really took off. So I will say Clement, based on that

Tennis Fool
06-26-2004, 09:11 PM
Nico Lapentti

maratski
06-26-2004, 09:23 PM
Nico Lapentti

When I started watching tennis in '99 him and Kiefer were the 2 guys I saw the most often on tv and now they're nowhere.

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-26-2004, 09:56 PM
I knoooooooooowww! Me too. It feels like a decade ago or something...

Haasfan
06-26-2004, 11:17 PM
Michael Chang, he rose, then fell sharply, did next to nothing for the last decade of his career about.

Mathieu is still young, well have to see............... and Gasquet

I remember Armando, he thrashed Kafelnikov in Kitzbuhel and Kafels did a rant saying that mens tennis was in a dire state :confused: afterwards.

Im sure these many more players who looked good then faded. Krasnoroutskaya was not fulfilled her huge potential she had a couple of years ago. Tennis is a huge graveyard of players who burnt out, peaked, or just fell and disappeared as quickly as they came.

WTA is full of examples, Lucic already mentioned, but also I remember watching some players called Matevzic and Salerni, they were predicted a bright future. Nothing happened to them. Also German Womens tennis has its number of flops, Bianka Lamade, Martina Muller, whats happened to them???

YoursTruly
06-27-2004, 04:01 AM
well a lot of people forgot the obvious women, Kournikova, Hantuchova, and Dokic.

On the men, I would add Brian Vahaly, Jose Acasuso, and Fernando Gonzalez


Haha. I'm a little surprised that people (including myself) didn't add Kournikova! However, this goes to show that she probably has one of the biggest damage on her part! That's why we didn't even think of her to be added onto our list because she totally went off the radar!!! :eek:

Tennis Fool
06-27-2004, 04:04 AM
She's still the fourth highest-paid tennis star.

I thought she was coming back :confused:

YoursTruly
06-27-2004, 04:10 AM
Yeah, but almost all of that pay is not coming from playing tennis. :rolleyes: :mad: