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Which individual youngster has the most potential and why?

Scotso
10-07-2005, 07:54 AM
I just thought maybe an individual poll would be more helpful :shrug:

C3PO
10-07-2005, 07:59 AM
If my heart talks, I say Gasquet! .. If my reason talks it's Djokovic and ... Gasquet :p
Why? Because they can already hit winners all over the court, and can improve a lot in the physical and mental department...

Though, I have to say that I've never seen Del Potro play, I've just heard he has huge potential.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-07-2005, 09:54 AM
Monfils

Nimi
10-07-2005, 10:16 AM
I actually think Gasquet does not belong in that group, just like Nadal has left it 7 months ago. He's already achieved so much more than the others, it's not fair to compare them.

I think Verdaso's pretty much showed us what he's got. The question is - will it work? I don't think he's going to achieve half as much as Gasquet.

Baghdatis... Well, he's so talented, it just hurts to see him getting injured every 3 months. I really hope he'll do well, I really do.

Berdych looks like a really good prospect - I'm willing to wait and see what he'll have to offer in a couple of years.

I'll be stunned if Monfils won't be seriously injured in a matter of two-three years, plus he doesn't really bring anything speciel to the court. Nothing that will win him huge titles against the best players, anyways.

Murray's pretty much a Nalbandian in terms of his game-plan. I was there at his breakthrough match, that doubles match against Israel in DC, and was impressed. Still, he's not my pick to win Slams among these guys.

I haven't seen the others play yet.

My pick is Gasquet, but since I think it's not fair to compare him to the others, I pick Baghdatis. It might take years, but it looks inevitable that he'll win a Slam some day. Too much talent.

Deivid23
10-07-2005, 11:50 AM
Potential -> Verdasco, Djokovic, Gasquet, Berdych are in a different level imo. Hard to pick one for me, if I try to imagine all at their best, I think I´d stick to Verdasco.

Who will achieve more -> Gasquet (though I honestly expect Djokovic to burn ATP tour some day, too soon to say, however), and Verdasco will probably be the less succesful (though I haven´t lost the faith yet :o )

Adman
10-07-2005, 12:28 PM
I have to say that I think that Gasquet has the most potential I have said it befor and I will say it again he has the ability to create thing that no many people except Federer and some of the all time greats like Borg. He also has the ability to create such magic on the courts. I think that a great doubles paring would be Gasquet and Federer.

Loremaster
10-07-2005, 12:35 PM
In mu opinion Gasquet he has a lot of potential and he can improve a lot. He has fantastic backhand and all around game if he improves stamina and mentality he will win many big titles

Galaxystorm
10-07-2005, 12:49 PM
I think this is one of that kind of philosophical threads, because the word potential means almost an utopian level . If players like Acasuso, Verdasco , Almagro , Gonzalez etc etc and all the hard-hitters used their best potential surely they would be among the best ATP players , an if Safin used all his potential he would be fighting with Federer trying to get the first position..

I don't like this kind of threads . In any case i could give my opinion about who will be the best player among those youngsters , but to talk about potential is to talk about utopias

Peoples
10-07-2005, 01:31 PM
Verdasco a youngster? :D The guy is 22 in a month and that's not really a youngster's age in tennis, is it? Nadal, Ancic, etc are younger than him. He is certainly not from the generation of the rest in the poll.

For me potential is something that means how good the players may be at the top of their games in a few years. So I look at players who have big weapons most of all and not solid all-round games with a good mentality (like Djokovic, Murray).

I'd say Monfils and Gasquet.

DhammaTiger
10-07-2005, 01:47 PM
Gasquet because he has already proved himself on the tour. Also I think, like Nadal he is a workaholic and very humble. last year i saw him in stuttgart, going from one court to another to practice either with his coach or any senior player he could lay his hands on. I liked his statement this year before beating federer that he didn't get to practice with him, or some such thing.

ciccio
10-07-2005, 03:37 PM
maybe i'm talking with my heart not head but how bout seppi, i think he is extremely talented he just needs to get more aggressive, when he steps up and attacks more like he did against Ferrero in the Davis Cup he really looks like he has the goods

Action Jackson
10-07-2005, 03:47 PM
maybe i'm talking with my heart not head but how bout seppi, i think he is extremely talented he just needs to get more aggressive, when he steps up and attacks more like he did against Ferrero in the Davis Cup he really looks like he has the goods

I am a Seppi fan, but you are talking with the heart. It's better for him with not to have any hype, and so far he isn't in the main group listed. If all goes well he can have a solid career, don't see Slams for him, though I'd love to be wrong.

alfonsojose
10-07-2005, 03:53 PM
Nadal. He could be top ten next year :p

prima donna
10-07-2005, 04:27 PM
Wow, I started a thread like this a few weeks ago and got my head chewed off by certain hypocrites on the board for "recycling" topics and told I'm an idiot & should utilize the search feature.

How amusing.

Anyway, Monfils has the most potential; however, Gasquet is the most likely to succeed based on his success thus far. Wasted potential is a terrible thing, but Monfils though quite physically mature, may never fully mature mentally. That is my biggest fear, but he plays a nice game of power tennis. I'd like to see him offer a little bit more variety, but based on talent, size and endurance Monfils definitely has the "most potential"

Gasquet is probably the most talented, but at this point his endurance and body are not quite up to par. It could cost him in the long run, especially against a guy like Nalbandian. We all know how terrible a grinder can make a finesse player, that enjoys making pretty shots look in a best of 5 set match. Ginepri bageled him in the 5th in NYC, after Gasquet made a couple of shots that looked as if he belonged in the same league as Roger.

Action Jackson
10-07-2005, 04:29 PM
Wow, I started a thread like this a few weeks ago and got my head chewed off by certain hypocrites on the board for "recycling" topics and told I'm an idiot & should utilize the search feature.

How amusing.

I did the original one sweetie and it's on this page and it wasn't me who chewed you out. You have shown other qualities to suggest that you are hilariously biased.

prima donna
10-07-2005, 04:38 PM
I did the original one sweetie and it's on this page and it wasn't me who chewed you out. You have shown other qualities to suggest that you are hilariously biased.
GWH, I'm a guy ... unless you're female and calling me sweetie.

But, I didn't say it was you ... someone else ... there's many people on the board that ride high on their ego because of their seniority. I've read your posts regarding me, I take them with a grain of salt because they are really quite harmless & not very offensive. You have a skewed perception of me, that I have no control over... entitled to your own opinion though.

Not bias, just criticial. Very critical. I'd challenge anyone to find a single post that I've made completely free of atleast half a dozen facts. It's not like I'm coming out and saying these players are awful, it's more like a reality check. I give respect where it's due.

:)

ezekiel
10-07-2005, 05:36 PM
1.Djokovic
2.Murray
3.Monfils
4.Gasquet

Scotso
10-07-2005, 06:47 PM
Oh and for those interested, I voted for Berdych because I've seen him in person when he was playing well, and it was truly a thing of beauty. At the top of his game, I can't imagine anyone hanging with him.

curlgirl3
10-07-2005, 06:49 PM
WHY ISN'T NADAL ON THE POLL????

curlgirl3
10-07-2005, 06:49 PM
NADAL HAS THE MOST POTENTIAL........
AND the best butt

Rex
10-07-2005, 08:23 PM
i say gasquet- mainly because unlike the others----i can see him playing his very best on all surfaces.

Nathaliia
10-07-2005, 08:30 PM
i voted Del Potro. it's b'cause you ask about potential and not what they're already showing. And i think he can advance much higher from where he is now so it means he didn't show too much of his potential so far ;)
greets, N.

ezekiel
10-07-2005, 09:21 PM
what about Donald Young ? :shrug:

Scotso
10-08-2005, 12:13 AM
what about Donald Young ? :shrug:

Uh...

Phunkadelicious
10-08-2005, 12:15 AM
NADAL HAS THE MOST POTENTIAL........
AND the best butt

Nadal has already fulfilled much of his potential, and he doesn't have a better butt than Feli Lopez :drool:

savesthedizzle
10-08-2005, 12:16 AM
Nadal has already fulfilled much of his potential, and he doesn't have a better butt than Feli Lopez :drool:


His butt isn't better than Robredo or Schuettler's either. :inlove:

ezekiel
10-08-2005, 12:18 AM
Uh...

I don't know , I never saw him but read some things about him. Is he worthy of being in this group?

I mean who in the world is Del Potro? :confused:

Phunkadelicious
10-08-2005, 12:18 AM
His butt isn't better than Robredo or Schuettler's either. :inlove:
so I am not a fan of Rainer but I am DEFINITELY a fan of his ass :bowdown:

Scotso
10-08-2005, 12:29 AM
Tommy R's ass is perfect.

Deivid23
10-08-2005, 12:55 AM
GWH, I'm a guy ... unless you're female and calling me sweetie.

But, I didn't say it was you ... someone else ... there's many people on the board that ride high on their ego because of their seniority. I've read your posts regarding me, I take them with a grain of salt because they are really quite harmless & not very offensive. You have a skewed perception of me, that I have no control over... entitled to your own opinion though.

Not bias, just criticial. Very critical. I'd challenge anyone to find a single post that I've made completely free of atleast half a dozen facts. It's not like I'm coming out and saying these players are awful, it's more like a reality check. I give respect where it's due.

:)

I just think you either are on drugs or just like to make fun at some sensible posters here, but I must admit the reactions at your posts from those people that take them seriously are entertaining, so keep up the good work

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2005, 02:41 AM
Verdasco is too old to be in this list. Very talented but too old for a list filled with teenagers.

NicoFan
10-08-2005, 03:20 AM
This was a hard one KarolBeckFan because they are all so good and have so much potential.

I went with Gasquet though. He has the natural ability, and love his groundstrokes. Plus he's intelligent on the court. And I think he can learn to play all surfaces - already is very good on clay and grass. I didn't follow him much during the summer so have to admit not sure how he did on hardcourts. Some negatives - he's not fit - will hurt him if he doesn't get into better shape. And his court behavior at times can be questionable -he's pissed me off a couple of times - but he's young, and hopefully he'll get better there.

Anway I'm looking forward to many years of rivalry between Gasquet and Rafa.

Have to agree with NYCtennisfan - Fer is too old to be on the list - he s/b one of the top players on the ATP - waiting for him to gain some consistency, and we'll see him in the top 15 at the very least.

goran_the_2nd
10-08-2005, 09:02 AM
cilic! tall, young croatian, who can actually win on clay also! :))
and you bet he can serve :)

Action Jackson
10-08-2005, 09:07 AM
GWH, I'm a guy ... unless you're female and calling me sweetie.

But, I didn't say it was you ... someone else ... there's many people on the board that ride high on their ego because of their seniority. I've read your posts regarding me, I take them with a grain of salt because they are really quite harmless & not very offensive. You have a skewed perception of me, that I have no control over... entitled to your own opinion though.

Not bias, just criticial. Very critical. I'd challenge anyone to find a single post that I've made completely free of atleast half a dozen facts. It's not like I'm coming out and saying these players are awful, it's more like a reality check. I give respect where it's due.

:)

Are you serious? I mean you overlook so my facts in your arguments, but it's entertaining to read them. If you are going to be critical, at least have all of the facts there and the clay thread you had was an example of this where certain things were overlooked, when trying to be critical.

Keep up the entertainment.

its.like.that
10-12-2005, 07:47 AM
who has the power to delete threads?

no need for cheap duplicates like this one.

KBF :retard:

nevenez
09-16-2014, 10:49 PM
cilic! tall, young croatian, who can actually win on clay also! :))
and you bet he can serve :)
Spot on.

Ash86
09-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Verdasco a youngster? :D The guy is 22 in a month and that's not really a youngster's age in tennis, is it? Nadal, Ancic, etc are younger than him. He is certainly not from the generation of the rest in the poll.

For me potential is something that means how good the players may be at the top of their games in a few years. So I look at players who have big weapons most of all and not solid all-round games with a good mentality (like Djokovic, Murray).

I'd say Monfils and Gasquet.

Well said poster from 2005. All this Dimitrov/Raonic "young guns" nonsense is silly. 23 is not "young" in tennis. We'll ignore the part about Djokovic and Murray not doing so well and Monfils and Gasquet succeeding. :unsure:

Ash86
09-16-2014, 11:01 PM
1.Djokovic
2.Murray
3.Monfils
4.Gasquet

Give this man/woman a prize. :worship:

Speed of Light
09-16-2014, 11:12 PM
Give this man/woman a prize. :worship:

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTpur9nAy_vzSzL_HwUh6-YI4cWyARHTYU6Pw31Q4i-ieK-dWDKtg

MichaelN
09-16-2014, 11:17 PM
Gasquet :spit:

Illusive Man
09-16-2014, 11:52 PM
what about Donald Young ? :shrug:

:haha: Oh, the fun of reading 9 year old posts :p

Nadal has already fulfilled much of his potential

....

:spit:


....


:haha: Oh, the FUN of reading 9 year old posts! :superlol:

cinnabar
09-17-2014, 12:43 AM
I mean who in the world is Del Potro? :confused:

:haha:
These old threads are great

MIMIC
09-17-2014, 02:05 AM
*looks at poll* MTF and its kiss of death

Dimitrov never stood a chance :sad:

nolethebest
09-17-2014, 03:55 AM
Poll shows how overrated gasquet really was.

cinnabar
09-17-2014, 04:11 AM
Would be cool to do an updated version with Kyrgios, Thiem, etc and check back a few years from now and see who is overrated and who isnt

gonzo79
09-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Poll shows how overrated gasquet really was.

he was not actually, he underachieved big time, he had the greatest potential at that time...

M-Bag
09-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Baghdatis... Well, he's so talented, it just hurts to see him getting injured every 3 months. I really hope he'll do well, I really do.

:sad:

SHOKAN
09-17-2014, 01:13 PM
This is gold.
Bring more of them please :)

Alex999
09-17-2014, 01:57 PM
It's fun to read these old threads. I started supporting Djokovic around that time for pure fun and Ezekei was right about him, it's too bad that he is not posting on MTF any more. I thought he was banned or something. Not sure.

I also believed that Gasquet was the next big thing. Oh boy, how wrong we were. When I think about it now I think that Gasquet 'failed' because he wasn't hungry enough. He's never been so driven ... He's never improved and basically he stagnated since 2007 ... Richie just don't have a heart of a champion and it breaks my heart to say this ...

I can see a parallel between Gasguet and Dimitrov btw. Hopefully Dimi boy will do better.