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The best players never to reach a Grand Slam final.

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 04:49 PM
Please feel free to discuss past and current players, including the ones with the worst Grand Slam semi-finals on record....:bigcry:

jtipson
11-08-2004, 04:52 PM
I wonder who you're thinking of....

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 04:53 PM
I wonder who you're thinking of....

:)

maratski
11-08-2004, 04:54 PM
It can't be the man in his/her avatar right? :eek:

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 04:55 PM
It can't be the man in his/her avatar right? :eek:

It would be his.

joeb_uk
11-08-2004, 05:21 PM
jezza is on the rampage!

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 05:25 PM
Oh dear - none of you guys are answering the question! :lol:

Joeb - you know me too well! :)

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 05:31 PM
Okay okay - i'll give you guys a start!

Hrbaty - aka Chipmunk.

He has made the French Open semis once and is pretty talented :))

MisterQ
11-08-2004, 05:36 PM
Haas
Grosjean
Henman

tennisman.
11-08-2004, 05:40 PM
Tim Henman

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 05:44 PM
Haas
Grosjean
Henman

Yeah Sebby is definitely a leading candidate - didn't he have about 3 match points against Clement to get to the Aussie Open final?

Chloe le Bopper
11-08-2004, 06:31 PM
Yeah Sebby is definitely a leading candidate - didn't he have about 3 match points against Clement to get to the Aussie Open final?
2, I think. My memory has him serving for it at 5-3 40-15... I may have missed another one ;)

crouching
11-08-2004, 06:32 PM
I don't know what "best" means, as it's so subjective, so I will use a numerical indicator - highest-ever rankings.

Talking about players from around the past ~10 years, we have these former or current top 10 players....

No. 2 Haas
No. 4 Henman, Bjorkman, Kiefer, Grosjean, Forget
No. 5 Novak
No. 6 Ferreira , N. Lapentti, Kucera
No. 9 Rosset, Srichaphan, Massu
No. 10 Gustafsson , Larsson, Mantilla

(Those are the ones I can remember)

TennisLurker
11-08-2004, 06:34 PM
henman, ferreira, jose luis clerc

TennisLurker
11-08-2004, 06:35 PM
haas

Laury
11-08-2004, 06:41 PM
Guillermo Cañas

I also agree with José Luis Clerc.

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 07:04 PM
I don't know what "best" means, as it's so subjective, so I will use a numerical indicator - highest-ever rankings.

Talking about players from around the past ~10 years, we have these former or current top 10 players....

No. 2 Haas
No. 4 Henman, Bjorkman, Kiefer, Grosjean, Forget
No. 5 Novak
No. 6 Ferreira , N. Lapentti, Kucera
No. 9 Rosset, Srichaphan, Massu
No. 10 Gustafsson , Larsson, Mantilla

(Those are the ones I can remember)


Nah - sorry! I don't think Nico or Paradorn have so far deserved to get to a Grand Slam final. Just my opinion! :)

crouching
11-08-2004, 07:30 PM
Nah - sorry! I don't think Nico or Paradorn have so far deserved to get to a Grand Slam final. Just my opinion! :)

I didn't say whether they deserved to get to a final or otherwise.

I'm just stating that these are the current or former Top 10 players from the past ~10 years who have not made a Slam final.

That's an objective criterion, not a subjective one such as whether one "deserves" it.

mitalidas
11-08-2004, 07:32 PM
I didn't say whether they deserved to get to a final or otherwise.

I'm just stating that these are the current or former Top 10 players from the past ~10 years who have not made a Slam final.

That's an objective criterion, not a subjective one such as whether one "deserves" it.
Tommy Haas was #2 within the last few years -- he should be mentioned in this group

joeb_uk
11-08-2004, 07:56 PM
Oh dear - none of you guys are answering the question! :lol:

Joeb - you know me too well! :)

The jezza rampages are always enjoyable :)

propi
11-08-2004, 07:57 PM
From the Spanish gold generation (I use to call them like that Corretja, Costa, Mantilla, Moya, Berasategui) it's just Mantilla the one who lacks it... I usually considered him not as talented as Costa but a harder worker... however in 98 and 99 I remember that I was almost sure he'd achieve RG final... of course I'm still waiting... but who knows...
I was also angry when Bjorkman lost in semis in USO and before him Kucera :fiery:

Domino
11-09-2004, 12:37 AM
Ferreira, nobody else besides Haas comes close in playing ability, and his wins against Sampras qualify as some of the best matches I have seen. Two Masters Series titles, and a very well-rounded career. Horrible temper though, but I always thought his game was very nice to watch with its serve-and-volley basis, but he also had a full arsenel and could play on any surface.

Fedex
11-09-2004, 02:16 AM
Haas, Grosjean, Henman and many more that I cant think of right know.

-ernie-
11-09-2004, 02:27 AM
Why Tim Henman of Course! how magical..........but David Nalbandian is quite good also!!! what a flabbergasting decision!

MisterQ
11-09-2004, 02:30 AM
Why Tim Henman of Course! how magical..........but David Nalbandian is quite good also!!! what a flabbergasting decision!

It seems like Nalbandian does fit into these players who have yet to really make their mark... but remember that he already made a GS final (Wimbledon 2002). ;)

Fedex
11-09-2004, 02:53 AM
Nalbandian would almost qualify, but he has been in a GS final before.

LiZpHaIr
11-09-2004, 04:29 AM
Henman and Ferriera-nobody deserved to be a grand slam champ more than Wayne.

WyveN
11-09-2004, 04:46 AM
I agree about Ferreira

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-09-2004, 07:23 AM
Ferreira
Rosset
Pavel
Grosjean
Canas
K. Carlsson

Daniel
11-09-2004, 08:12 AM
Ferreira

David Kenzie
11-09-2004, 10:30 AM
I don't know what "best" means, as it's so subjective, so I will use a numerical indicator - highest-ever rankings.

Talking about players from around the past ~10 years, we have these former or current top 10 players....

No. 2 Haas
No. 4 Henman, Bjorkman, Kiefer, Grosjean, Forget
No. 5 Novak
No. 6 Ferreira , N. Lapentti, Kucera
No. 9 Rosset, Srichaphan, Massu
No. 10 Gustafsson , Larsson, Mantilla

(Those are the ones I can remember)

Larsson reached the French Open final, or are you talking about another Larsson ?

FryslanBoppe
11-09-2004, 10:36 AM
Larsson reached the French Open final, or are you talking about another Larsson ?

He lost in the semis sadly and never made a final of a Slam.

Fergie
11-09-2004, 11:41 AM
Tommy Haas ;)

David Kenzie
11-09-2004, 12:21 PM
He lost in the semis sadly and never made a final of a Slam.

Sorry I was thinking of Magnus Norman dunno why.

MissPovaFan
11-09-2004, 12:28 PM
Of the current crop of players it has to be Tim Henman for me.

-ernie-
11-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Nalbandian would almost qualify, but he has been in a GS final before.
OH YES! How could i miss that one? Thats right, I missed read the thread, that is what i did, i was thinking in my head about the best players who HAVENT won a slam. Thanks for catching me on the horrible error of mine. :D