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Who's been the biggest disappointment of the year so far??

richie21
06-04-2008, 06:30 PM
We are now almost at mid season so that's a good time to talk about that.

r2473
06-04-2008, 06:34 PM
Monfils

Roddick

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:35 PM
Monfils getting to a SF is bad enough.

Tom Paulman
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
Berdych and Nalbandian.

I didn't expect anything from the other players in the poll, so I can't call their recent results disappointing.

nanoman
06-04-2008, 06:37 PM
Federer, winning only Estoril is embarrassing.

But from your poll, Birdshit. He has completely lost it.

Bilbo
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
federer

Jaap
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
How can Blake be listed when he is No.8 in the atp race?

R.Gasquet for me and I know that is the answer you are fishing for.

Monteque
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Davy in RG.
Fed in AO.
Djokovic won Rome.

brent-o
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Nalbandian for sure. And I would also throw Tsonga in that list. Not entirely this fault cause he's injured, but I wanted big things to happen for him this year.

Bilbo
06-04-2008, 06:39 PM
btw why is berdych in the list? i don't expect anything from him and his career. never was and never will.

richie21
06-04-2008, 06:43 PM
Monfils getting to a SF is bad enough.

To think this guy with such an ugly game has already done as well or better in GSs than much more talented youngsters like Murray and Gasquet makes me sick.

jayjay
06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
We are now almost at mid season so that's a good time to talk about that.

Did you just start this thread so Gasquet could win something?

RagingLamb
06-04-2008, 06:45 PM
Nalbandian

tennizen
06-04-2008, 06:46 PM
Murray for me

MaryX
06-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Gasquet, I think.Bad timing to get depressed.I feel sorry for the guy.

Sheepy
06-04-2008, 06:56 PM
Proabably Gasquet for me, but seriously - Murray? In the slams maybe but come on the guy's won two titles this year already! More than Fed so far..

scoobs
06-04-2008, 06:59 PM
Considering the way he finished 2007, it has to be Nalbandian. Surprising though? Hardly.
My thoughts exactly.

No surprise, just a disappointment - showed us what he could do then went right back to sleep.

Acer
06-04-2008, 06:59 PM
Considering the way he finished 2007, it has to be Nalbandian. Surprising though? Hardly.

Outfielder
06-04-2008, 07:01 PM
Federer, than Gasquet.

shotgun
06-04-2008, 07:07 PM
Yes, considering the way last year ended, it has to be Nalbandian.

But considering how the last three or four years went, it's Federer by a country mile (though you can't blame him for setting the bar so high for himself).

arm
06-04-2008, 07:11 PM
IMO, Gasquet.

Adler
06-04-2008, 07:17 PM
Federer, Gasquet, Berdych, all these so-called "young potential GOATs" (Korolev, Del Potro)

Merton
06-04-2008, 07:20 PM
Djokovic, clearly he should not have lost as many matches as he has.

iriraz
06-04-2008, 07:20 PM
Murray has been a pretty big disappointment in big tourneys.He had a couple results in smallish tourneys but 0 results in MS or GS

richie21
06-04-2008, 07:25 PM
Murray has been a pretty big disappointment in big tourneys.He had a couple results in smallish tourneys but 0 results in MS or GS

Yep.
That's hugely disappointing considering his enormous talent.

camnation
06-04-2008, 07:42 PM
How can Blake be listed when he is No.8 in the atp race?
Yeah I agree, Blake hasn't really been a disappointment. (Except for losing to qualifiers in finals.)

Roger should be in the poll at number one when it comes to expectation vs. results.

DeuX.cl
06-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Nalbandian. Right after Madrid and Paris everybody was talking about Nalby taking the AO and stuff... you know the rest.

scarecrows
06-04-2008, 07:47 PM
btw why is berdych in the list? i don't expect anything from him and his career. never was and never will.

maybe because the poll isnt dedicated to you?

Gasquet for me, he's overhyped but didnt expect him to sink so low

*snowflake*
06-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Moya...such a great start in Chennai and then a flat line

FNT
06-04-2008, 07:48 PM
I really expected a lot of Murray.
Fed is not a disappointment, since he was sick and all + he seems to be finding his form now. His clay season was pretty good.

dmit424
06-04-2008, 07:50 PM
Hewitt. This is the first year when no one is mentioning him in discussions of who has a longshot at the title outside the top 3. (Though actually he hasn't had a shot for longer than that).

octatennis
06-04-2008, 07:51 PM
Federer, Gasquet, Berdych, all these so-called "young potential GOATs" (Korolev, Del Potro)


all the youngster has been a dissapointment just look sthaykovksy and nihikori had win titles and the ''real young goats'' nothing.



to finish i would have to say gasquet, great performance in bercy,master cup,wimbledon and now more depress than a EMO... come on.!! :sad::sad::rolleyes:

Andi-M
06-04-2008, 07:55 PM
Nalbandian by far. I never expect anything from Gasquet or Birdy anyway.

Murray well disappinting somewhat so far but its this time of year that he loves and would expect some good things. If he dosent make QF or better in at least 3 out of Wimby, Toronto, Cinninati, USO I'll be very disappointed.

Henry Chinaski
06-04-2008, 07:58 PM
Monaco. I thought he'd step up in the big clay events this year. Ankle injury is no excuse.

Nalbandian from the list.

Blake has had an excellent year by his standards so far. First slam qf outside of US, qf in both the US hardcourt MS events, qf of a clay MS, big wins in Davis Cup. Only downside was losing a couple of MM finals that he should've won.

Iván
06-04-2008, 08:00 PM
It has to be nalbandian.

What an enigma this guy

*Ljubica*
06-04-2008, 08:20 PM
Nalbandian for sure in my opinion. He ended 2007 on a high - he won back-to-back Masters,- and then hasn't done anything this year :shrug:

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-04-2008, 08:24 PM
To think this guy with such an ugly game has already done as well or better in GSs than much more talented youngsters like Murray and Gasquet makes me sick.

Heart & toughness wins.

"Talent" (Fedtard Definition) is good for prancing and ballet dancing.

qczi
06-04-2008, 08:50 PM
it has to be federer. its already june and he has a MM title all year. come on

about the others, i didnt expect anything more from them. i mean gasquet even managed to lose to qureshi last season

Burrow
06-04-2008, 09:19 PM
Nalbandian for sure. And I would also throw Tsonga in that list. Not entirely this fault cause he's injured, but I wanted big things to happen for him this year.

He is having his best year, reached the final of the australian open and you are saying he is one of the biggest dissapointments of the year...

Burrow
06-04-2008, 09:20 PM
I don't really get dissapointed by anybodys performance, don't really care, the only player I like to see succeed is Safin.

GlennMirnyi
06-04-2008, 09:22 PM
I don't really get dissapointed by anybodys performance, don't really care, the only player I like to see succeed is Safin.

Never in doubt - fanboy. :rolleyes:

Jimnik
06-04-2008, 11:27 PM
Davydenko :p

Should have made the AO and RG finals but screwed up against two mugs, both of whom he would usually have no problem against.

jayjay
06-04-2008, 11:56 PM
As many posters have already alluded to, it comes down to expectation. Even though Heavy-D had a great end to last year, no one will be surprised by the fact he didn't win the AO (he's never won a slam before, so why would anyone be surprised that he still hasn't?) or has not performed consistently week to week (why would they, he never has before).

So Nalbandian hasn't really been a disappointment in relation to past expectancy. He's had the kind of year he generally has. And like every year, people think he should have done better, but we know he never will, not consistently.

Federer is the one who has had the biggest climbdown and yet he is still rightly the number one player in the world. Therefore you'd have to say he has been the biggest disappointment. Strange but true. However, when your expectations are as sky high as Federer's, the kind of season others would be happy to have, are obviously not going to match up to the expected standard.

A MM title (won by virtue of retirement) is not what you'd expect from a world number one entering June. Nalbandian has won the same amount of titles (or title in this case) as Federer this year, for example.

EnriqueIG8
06-05-2008, 12:03 AM
Richie Gasquet and Feli Lopez.

fast_clay
06-05-2008, 12:33 AM
i put head gasket down but i tried to quickly change it to fat dave... but too late...

after a brilliant end to 07 i was hoping for him to enter the top 5... but he drank to many beers over christmas and is still hung over... someone should tell him to stop tackling moving trucks as training... brick sh!thouse!

ChinoRios4Ever
06-05-2008, 12:40 AM
Roger Federer.

luie
06-05-2008, 12:42 AM
nalbandian.
Federer
gasquet.

FiBeR
06-05-2008, 07:16 AM
Monaco :sad:

The Pro
06-05-2008, 07:58 AM
Baggy. :sad:

Del_Toro
06-05-2008, 08:09 AM
Fatso Nalbo

last year, after Madrid and Paris all his fans and bandwagoners were saying that he would beat everyone this year, that he would win Australia, RG, etc.

But you know what have happened. Too much hype but 0 (zero) results.

In second place is Gasquet.
Third place goes to Berdych.

groundstroke
06-05-2008, 08:14 AM
To think this guy with such an ugly game has already done as well or better in GSs than much more talented youngsters like Murray and Gasquet makes me sick.
As much as I adore Gasquet's backhand and technical skills, his mental skills are an absolute joke, he seemed to be really good in the US Open a few years ago but recently he's been shit.
As for Murray - hasn't got the game, hasn't got the mind, hasn't got the technique or power for anything.
Yet Monfils is worse than both of these players.

Knightmace
06-05-2008, 08:44 AM
Gasquest and Murray.

Forehander
06-05-2008, 08:44 AM
you don't have federer there

FiBeR
06-05-2008, 08:57 AM
Fatso Nalbo

last year, after Madrid and Paris all his fans and bandwagoners were saying that he would beat everyone this year, that he would win Australia, RG, etc.

But you know what have happened. Too much hype but 0 (zero) results.

In second place is Gasquet.
Third place goes to Berdych.


at least he won a title and a final :p

that is more than 0 i think :scratch:

well.. monaco did get to viña del mar final and another final, losing to davydenko and gonzalez cos of a walkover..


i wouldnt call that cero results..

anyway, im still dissappointed

but :shrug:

Becker's Volleys
06-05-2008, 01:18 PM
From those listed it would have to be Nalbandian. He can be almost unplayable at his absolute best, as proved towards the tail end of last year upon beating Nadal, Novak and Fed (consecutively) in the same tournament. All too often, though he blows hot and cold and is frustratingly inconsistent form-wise.

helgagonzalez
06-05-2008, 01:20 PM
I would say Murray followed by Gasquet.... but i like Gasquet...

Byrd
06-05-2008, 01:30 PM
Did you just start this thread so Gasquet could win something?

:lol:

Kolya
06-05-2008, 01:55 PM
Davydenko.

Sunset of Age
06-05-2008, 02:41 PM
Davydenko.

Denko won Miami... not TOO bad I'd say.

~*BGT*~
06-05-2008, 04:04 PM
Roddick

I don't know why anyone would think Andy has been a disappointment this year. he's been the only one to beat the top 3 this year, has won two titles, helped bring the US to the DC semis for the 3rd straight year, and is nursing a shoulder injury. I say well done. :shrug:

Kitty de Sade
06-05-2008, 04:41 PM
I can't pull the trigger on the word "disappointment" in this case- but for sure, Nalbandian has been a heartbreaker.

He's capable of some really unbelievable stuff, but is just never consistent enough to string a bunch of results together.

DartMarcus
06-05-2008, 04:56 PM
1. Nalbandian - simply nothing in GS and MS this year...
2. Gasquet - simply disappointing results and hundreds of really bad losses...
3. Federer - still without a big win this year....
4. Moya - such a nice start, but than just more and more losses...
5. Youzhny - fantastic start, but than just stupid things he does during matches....
6. Safin - maybe he can think of retirement???
7. Murray - simply bad year, but some nice wins. +he is really unlucky.
8. Spadea - how many straight losses???
9. Niemenen - the same as Spadea
10. Baghdatis, Hewitt, Berdych, Monaco, Young, Bryans and so on...

wtatourfan
06-05-2008, 05:05 PM
Gasquet. Bad timing to be depressed. He will be out of the TOP 10 quickly.

Turquoise
06-06-2008, 09:37 AM
Gasquet, because he gave up on himself too easily.

I was hoping more from Nalbandian, but he does things at his own pace. He can, at a given moment, give himself a surge of motivation and produce results. Hope to see Fit Dave back sometime this year. :)

leng jai
06-06-2008, 10:08 AM
The Bye - still no improvement after all these years :sad: