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Who are your favorite Mugs?

Blackbriar
08-23-2010, 12:16 PM
They will lose. You know it. But you like them anyway. List 3 to 5 of your favorite mugs.


Richard Gasquet: magnificent loser. his technique is flawless, unlike his career. he can lead 2 sets to love and you know he will lose anyway.
Xavier Malisse: once rumored to be the future of tennis, he is a disappointment to most of tennis fans. but when he starts to play real tennis...
Arnaud Clement: few people remember that, few years ago, this guy made the final of Australian Open.
Olivier Rochus: once in a while, the diminutive belgian beats a top 5, but almost instantly returns to mediocrity.
Paul-Henri Mathieu: ah Paulo... he always try, bu he will never make it.

n8
08-23-2010, 12:30 PM
I wouldn't call them mugs, but players further down the rankings who I like are:

Phau - Cracked the top 200 in June 2000, is still top 100 now but has never gone above 59. 16 1st or 2nd round Grand Slam losses.
Stakhovsky - Crazy that a man with a career high 46 has three career titles. Perfect in semi-finals and title matches.
Luczak - Cracked top 200 in July 2002, been ranked around 64-200 since.

Certinfy
08-23-2010, 12:32 PM
Lukas Lacko
Andreas Seppi
Peter Luczak
Daniel Brands
Jarkko Nieminen

Serenidad
08-23-2010, 12:34 PM
Lukas Lacko
Andreas Seppi
Peter Luczak
Daniel Brands
Jarkko Nieminen

Brands is NOT a mug. :rolleyes:

Hellraiser
08-23-2010, 12:37 PM
Very nice topic. :toothy:

Melzer, Seppi, Wawrinka, Hanescu, Lopez, Gasquet.

And now I see, I almost only like those type of players :o

dombrfc
08-23-2010, 12:58 PM
Great topic

Almugro - One of my favourite players. Shame about the defence and RoS.
Gasquet - Always go out my way to cheer for this man, in vain. 2 sets and a break means nothing.
Wawrinka - My heart tells me to support him, head luckily stops me.

Certinfy
08-23-2010, 12:58 PM
Brands is NOT a mug. :rolleyes:
Sadly he is.

Serenidad
08-23-2010, 12:59 PM
Sadly he is.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Blackbriar
08-23-2010, 01:03 PM
I wouldn't call them mugs, but players further down the rankings who I like are:

Phau - Cracked the top 200 in June 2000, is still top 100 now but has never gone above 59. 16 1st or 2nd round Grand Slam losses.


most impressive :yeah:

Gasquet's slam records in last 2 years is frightening too:
Wimbledon 2010: forfeit
Roland Garros 2010: 1st round
Australian Open 2010: 1st round
US Open 2009: 1st round
Wimbledon 2009: suspended for doping
Roland Garros 2009: suspended for doping
Australian Open 2009: 3rd round

MariaV
08-23-2010, 01:10 PM
http://www.larose.com/upimages/Happy_Face_Mug.JPG

:D

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 01:51 PM
I wouldn't call any player whose made it to the big leagues professionally a mug.

Puschkin
08-23-2010, 02:04 PM
I wouldn't call any player whose made it to the big leagues professionally a mug.
:yeah:

Orka_n
08-23-2010, 02:11 PM
I wouldn't call any player whose made it to the big leagues professionally a mug.Why? Everyone here does.

My favorite mugs:

D. Koellerer
O. Rochus
O. Hernandez

:rocker2:

Everko
08-23-2010, 02:20 PM
Ouahab

Gêmeos
08-23-2010, 02:57 PM
wawrinka
youzhny

Sapeod
08-23-2010, 03:33 PM
I don't support mugs.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Why? Everyone here does.

I know most everyone here does, which heightens the annoyance factor for me. These guys are top professionals in a sport that is one of the hardest to make a living in, because of the amount of players worldwide who play and this being an individual sport. So to call these players mugs is a slap in the face to them.

docking34
08-23-2010, 03:50 PM
i would say seppi and gasquet. these two players will never get anywhere in their tennis careers, just continue to draw bad players tourny after tourny.

Blackbriar
08-23-2010, 04:09 PM
I don't support mugs.

You should, mugs always honor their reputation.

Acer
08-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Viktor Troicki

thrust
08-23-2010, 04:20 PM
wawrinka
youzhny

Two guys with beautiful, all-court games who can't put it all together to be consistant winners. The same is true with Verdasco and Gasquet, though Verdasco seems to be winning more these days.

Ouragan
08-23-2010, 04:21 PM
Really good thread, and great signature from OP. My favorite mug is Federer.

Serenidad
08-23-2010, 04:23 PM
Jürgen Mugzer.

Blackbriar
08-23-2010, 04:29 PM
well, Wawrinka becomes really muggish when he reachs finals. under pressure, his game completely falls apart.

philosophicalarf
08-23-2010, 04:54 PM
Petz, probably. He has a bit of style to his game, and when it comes to muggery he can match the best.

Sham Kay
08-23-2010, 05:07 PM
Mahut (great player but nearly always seems to end up losing), Gasquet, Benneteau.. actually anyone French.

Blackbriar
08-23-2010, 05:08 PM
Mahut (great player but nearly always seems to end up losing), Gasquet, Benneteau.. actually anyone French.

;) frenchmen, always losing with style

Sapeod
08-23-2010, 05:17 PM
You should, mugs always honor their reputation.
Honour their reputation at being choking, tanking, fixing, crappy players? :lol:

Jomp1
08-23-2010, 05:19 PM
wawrinka
youzhny

Winner post.

Sapeod
08-23-2010, 05:27 PM
Who mentioned Mahut? :retard:

out_here_grindin
08-23-2010, 05:57 PM
I know most everyone here does, which heightens the annoyance factor for me. These guys are top professionals in a sport that is one of the hardest to make a living in, because of the amount of players worldwide who play and this being an individual sport. So to call these players mugs is a slap in the face to them.

I agree. I know its usually all in jest but it does erode the repsect for thr professional athletes.

Blackbriar
08-23-2010, 06:21 PM
Honour their reputation at being choking, tanking, fixing, crappy players? :lol:

Ah! another fan of french excellence! :yeah:

(out_here_grindin, don't take these things too seriously, these guys are among the most well-payed of their profession, you shouldn't worry about them)

latso
08-23-2010, 06:23 PM
Phm

Ozone
08-23-2010, 06:25 PM
My fave mug is definitely Clement. He came to mind just looking at the thread title. Love that mug

Blackbriar
08-23-2010, 06:31 PM
I'm surprised no one considered Mugfils. His 2nd at RG against Fognini was really a mugfest! :clap2:

Dini
08-23-2010, 07:04 PM
Dunno about the term "mugs" but some of my favourite players who've yet to achieve their full potential due to constant injuries/because of being head cases or those who are simply not good enough to be among the best are:

Richard Gasquet
Stanislas Wawrinka
Horacio Zeballos
Tommy Haas
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Jeremy Chardy
Jürgen Melzer
Marco Chiudinelli
Joachim Johansson
Andreas Vinciguerra
Pablo Cuevas
James Ward
Mario Ancic
Kei Nishikori


(...in no particular order apart from the first two.)

Arkulari
08-23-2010, 07:49 PM
Chiudinelli, Falla, Riba

borracho
08-23-2010, 08:05 PM
Stephane Robert, spent around 7 or 8 years in the 200-500 region but accidenlty entered top-100 in february, hideous technique

Rajeev Ram - words cannot explain

Certinfy
08-23-2010, 08:10 PM
I'm surprised no one considered Mugfils. His 2nd at RG against Fognini was really a mugfest! :clap2:Calling Monfils a mug at this point in time is absolutely stupid.

HKz
08-23-2010, 08:13 PM
Gaudio tops it all.

yuri27
08-23-2010, 08:39 PM
They will lose. You know it. But you like them anyway. List 3 to 5 of your favorite mugs.


Richard Gasquet: magnificent loser. his technique is flawless, unlike his career. he can lead 2 sets to love and you know he will lose anyway.
Xavier Malisse: once rumored to be the future of tennis, he is a disappointment to most of tennis fans. but when he starts to play real tennis...
Arnaud Clement: few people remember that, few years ago, this guy made the final of Australian Open.
Olivier Rochus: once in a while, the diminutive belgian beats a top 5, but almost instantly returns to mediocrity.
Paul-Henri Mathieu: ah Paulo... he always try, bu he will never make it.


Yeah his forehand technique is flawless,that's for sure.:lol::lol::lol:

Cloudygirl
08-23-2010, 08:50 PM
According to MTF all players are mugs

:Zaz:
08-23-2010, 09:05 PM
All my favourites have moments of blatant muggery, some more than others mind :rolleyes:

emotion
08-23-2010, 09:08 PM
rochus, becker, bredo

kooties
08-24-2010, 08:19 AM
Nishikori
Kubot
LaLo
Petz

leng jai
08-24-2010, 08:56 AM
Andrew the Scottish Mug

dudesenior
08-24-2010, 09:01 AM
why some of you consider Hanescu a mug?

latso
08-24-2010, 09:17 AM
doh, forgot about the main one - Fernando Verdasco :D

Blackbriar
08-24-2010, 01:36 PM
Nando is the Mug King, his defeats are the most flamboyant :fiery::shout:
and everyone is waiting for his terrible signature move: the Double-Fault on Match Point :hatoff:

Tipster13
08-24-2010, 01:49 PM
Brands is NOT a mug. :rolleyes:

He is :lol:

chowdahead25
08-24-2010, 01:58 PM
Tipsy, Baggy (kind of)

tealeaves
08-24-2010, 02:56 PM
Wawrinka and Almugro

Shirogane
08-24-2010, 03:06 PM
Fedmug :hug: though I haven't seen him as much lately.

thrust
08-24-2010, 03:06 PM
Gaudio tops it all.

Well, at least he won a Slam!

Matt01
08-24-2010, 05:36 PM
Federer
Sampras
Roddick
Youzhny
Ljubicic
Kohlschreiber

BlueSwan
08-24-2010, 06:42 PM
C'mon, everybody knows that King Oscar is the best mug on the tour.

bjurra
08-25-2010, 02:15 AM
I wouldn't call any player whose made it to the big leagues professionally a mug.

I wouldnt call players who have won ATP titles and made a lot of money from tennis mugs.

My favs:

Navarro
Polansky

bjurra
08-25-2010, 02:16 AM
why some of you consider Hanescu a mug?

Because they think everyone outside top 5 is a mug. :rolleyes:

Ibracadabra
08-25-2010, 02:36 AM
Horacio Zeballos

christallh24
08-25-2010, 05:09 AM
Rafa on hardcourts. Nole against semi-finals and Roddick.

Arkulari
08-25-2010, 06:02 AM
Rafa on hardcourts. Nole in #2-deciding-matches and Roddick.

fixed :p

acionescu
08-25-2010, 06:28 AM
Verdasco and Hanescu

sabina_RF_lee
08-25-2010, 06:29 AM
Feli Lopez:p
always support but he never wins important matches:(

Arkulari
08-25-2010, 06:39 AM
Feli Lopez:p
always support but he never wins important matches:(

not really true :p

XRBmPw_T4bY

sabina_RF_lee
08-25-2010, 06:55 AM
not really true :p

XRBmPw_T4bY

hehe:D
I dont think that was important match, Delpo was 19 or 20 and wasnt so popular(good:confused:)
I meant GS(of course only few can win the tournament.but Feli never shines in GS.) and masters.
He has only 2title and not in big tournaments. But anyway at least he is hot:devil:

Arkulari
08-25-2010, 07:08 AM
amen sister :devil:

HKz
08-25-2010, 08:26 AM
Well, at least he won a Slam!

That makes him an overqualified mug then.

Blackbriar
08-25-2010, 08:47 AM
even mugs can have their moment of glory! muggery is even more terrible when you know your favorite mug could have won...

mitchel_cz
08-25-2010, 12:38 PM
my unpredictable players (for example in betting :D) are Falla, Nieminen, Clement, Serra etc etc.. but Falla is no. 1 :D

emotion
08-25-2010, 08:48 PM
I am defining mugdom as unseeded at Slams...

FormerRafaFan
08-25-2010, 09:50 PM
Monaco, Wawrinka, Gonzalez.

Blackbriar
08-26-2010, 08:36 AM
:retard:+:silly:+:cuckoo:=Crazy Dani!!

Sonja1989
08-28-2010, 02:29 AM
Kubot and Petzschner.

christallh24
08-28-2010, 02:59 AM
fixed :p

:lol: Appreciated.

I am defining mugdom as unseeded at Slams...

And I'm defining it as a Rafa sucking at the USO:mad: (hc's generally:awww::sobbing:) and Nole pissing his pants everytime he sees Roddick across the net:smash::fiery:.

MurrayFan1
08-28-2010, 07:00 AM
Monfils and Gasquet. So entertaining to watch.

Sham Kay
10-04-2012, 08:10 PM
Gotta say Gulbis

MaxPower
10-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Berlocq
sry for "mug" I know you are just generous, don't hurt me Warlocq

Moriya
for the nickname Mines of Moriya. This guy needs to make it. make it big

Gulbis
don't want to see his beautiful actress mother sad.

Lacko
once bageled Nadal. Lukas also seems to be a good name for future roast because of...

Rosol
hero of tennis

Nieminen
highest ranked nordic player! but also a nice person. Speaks swedish!

TigerTim
10-04-2012, 08:28 PM
I always liked Vince Spadea

DDRickyDD
10-04-2012, 10:33 PM
Lukas Rosol
Dan Evans
Andy Murray
Giles Muller
Josh Goodall
Alex Bogomolov

cocrcici
10-04-2012, 10:45 PM
Mugllucci

The Prince
10-04-2012, 10:46 PM
Murray.

GSMnadal
10-04-2012, 10:57 PM
Doublefaultdasco
Mugbis
Clownfils
Muglocq
Haase (that name alone suffices)

Tag
10-05-2012, 12:16 AM
roger federer

rafael nadal

Topspindoctor
10-05-2012, 12:16 AM
Federer

Tag
10-05-2012, 12:26 AM
hewitt is quite a big mug too

MuzzahLovah
10-05-2012, 12:32 AM
Gasquet
Paire
Dimitrov

GOATsol
10-05-2012, 12:36 AM
Cilic

Chase Visa
10-05-2012, 12:53 AM
Depends on one's interpretation of 'mug'.

Honestly
10-05-2012, 12:56 AM
Not Mugdull.

Edda
10-05-2012, 01:01 AM
Andreas Seppi

GOATsol
10-05-2012, 01:15 AM
I don't feel that Rosol is a mug.

Topspindoctor
10-05-2012, 01:20 AM
I don't feel that Rosol is a mug.

That's because you're a Nadal hater and a blind fangirl. Rosol is the definition of a useless ballbashing mug with no game whose entire "career" highlight will be that fluke Wimbledon win against Nadal.

Sham Kay
10-05-2012, 01:22 AM
Despite Rosol being a hero, he's not good enough to be a mug

Sham Kay
10-05-2012, 01:24 AM
A shout out to De Bakker. Playing a challenger final tomorrow as well.

GOATsol
10-05-2012, 01:25 AM
That's because you're a Nadal hater and a blind fangirl. Rosol is the definition of a useless ballbashing mug with no game whose entire "career" highlight will be that fluke Wimbledon win against Nadal.
Rosol saved tennis. Not a mug.

I guess dull lost to a useless ballbashing mug, good to know.

Johnny Groove
10-05-2012, 01:30 AM
Rosol is a legend for his historic win over Nadal at Wimbledon, but he is an utter mug for all of his clownish losses since then, especially vs. a tanking Kohlschreiber in Hamburg.

I've watched a number of them, and Rosol has GOT to work on his consistency or he'll be ranked on the lower side of the top 100 for a long time. Can't expect to play like the 5th set in every match, though one can forgive him for thinking he's capable of it.

Orange Wombat
10-05-2012, 01:32 AM
http://bp.uuuploads.com/creative-mugs-and-cups/creative-mugs-face-mug-1.jpg

http://www.toxel.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/creativemugs22.jpg

Sham Kay
10-05-2012, 01:33 AM
A mug with a mouth for cookies? Genius

Honestly
10-05-2012, 01:35 AM
Rosol saved tennis. Not a mug.

I guess dull lost to a useless ballbashing mug, good to know.

:lol:

BK 201
10-05-2012, 02:04 AM
Rosol is a legend for his historic win over Nadal at Wimbledon, but he is an utter mug for all of his clownish losses since then, especially vs. a tanking Kohlschreiber in Hamburg.

I've watched a number of them, and Rosol has GOT to work on his consistency or he'll be ranked on the lower side of the top 100 for a long time. Can't expect to play like the 5th set in every match, though one can forgive him for thinking he's capable of it.

Hmm, honestly, I don't think Rosol could get any higher than 30 if he was consistent. He plays a very aggressive game, in a very defensive era (I also believe conditions will get slower too in the comming years) and he needs a mix of 1) A good day and 2) An opponent who will play defensive or an opponent who is content with giving him junk balls for him to be at his very best. I honestly don't believe Rosol would have beaten 'everyone' that day, the matchup just favoured him seeing as he was on form against a guy who doesn't posses the ability to knock you off the court; Someone like Karlovic could have won in three tiebreaks for example.


There is a reason he isn't ranked highly, not simply because he's a mug, he's this, he's that. I'm pretty sure, if he was a mug, he would have choked in that fifth set. Period.



IMO Davydenko or Nalbandian. Both guys clearly able to take on, and beat the best. Neither player making an impact what so ever in the mens game. Although they both won the year end cup. Stupid chokers.......

Tag
10-05-2012, 02:09 AM
i like llodra, but he's a tremendous mug

same for lopez - lovely, flowing game, but a headcase choker of the highest order