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Is Youzhny top 10 material?

Radek Stepanek
09-08-2006, 02:56 AM
After seeing him play, I was amazed! He is really good! I think he has a shot at challenging Roddick . . .

BUT do you think he can be in the the top 10?

hanabishi
09-08-2006, 03:03 AM
Well he was once ranked #15, and I believe his ranking will be near that if he wins the US Open (plus a place in Shanghai).

He has been touted as a Top-10 material since his historic 2002 Davis Cup win but his results have not been as great after that. Maybe he's re-discovering his 2002 form this week and who knows, possibly break the Top-10.

cobalt60
09-08-2006, 03:13 AM
Not consistently no; but I sure did enjoy his match yesterday.

Pfloyd
09-08-2006, 03:59 AM
No, on a one of or two of matches, he can play top 10 to top 5, but consistently, he cant do it, at least not yet.

Leo
09-08-2006, 04:10 AM
We don't know if he can play this well on a consistent basis, but hey maybe he'll follow Davydenko's path and mature into a consistent Top Tenner at an older age. Win or lose the Open, this result will give him tons of confidence going into his best part of the season (fall indoors with two Russian events) where he has relatively few points to defend.

How high will this USO SF put him? Is Shanghai possibly in reach?

hanabishi
09-08-2006, 04:12 AM
How high will this USO SF put him? Is Shanghai possibly in reach?

I think the only way he'll make it to Shanghai is if he wins the US Open.

Leo
09-08-2006, 04:22 AM
I think the only way he'll make it to Shanghai is if he wins the US Open.

Or maybe a TMS Madrid or Paris title? :D

mightymirza
09-08-2006, 04:30 AM
Well I was suprised to see him playing so consistently last night! I hope he keeps it up..Then sky is the limit but it will depend on how he shows up in the next tourni after USo

ys
09-08-2006, 04:48 AM
Misha can keep a very good level for longer than you think. The problem is .. he gets injured too often, and the recovery process is always very long for him and he inevitably slumps. But if he manages to stay healthy for a period of time, he IS a top 10 material.

shotgun
09-08-2006, 04:59 AM
According to ys, the current top 10 should be:

1. Davydenko
2. Tursunov
3. Andreev
4. Youzhny
5. Safin
6. Kunitsyn
7. Korolev
8. Gabashvili
9. Ledovskikh
10. Schukin

Action Jackson
09-08-2006, 05:47 AM
According to ys, the current top 10 should be:

1. Davydenko
2. Tursunov
3. Andreev
4. Youzhny
5. Safin
6. Kunitsyn
7. Korolev
8. Gabashvili
9. Ledovskikh
10. Schukin

:haha: :haha:

Lee
09-08-2006, 05:52 AM
According to ys, the current top 10 should be:

1. Davydenko
2. Tursunov
3. Andreev
4. Youzhny
5. Safin
6. Kunitsyn
7. Korolev
8. Gabashvili
9. Ledovskikh
10. Schukin

:spit:

:haha: :rolls: :haha: :rolls:

Lee
09-08-2006, 06:03 AM
Or maybe a TMS Madrid or Paris title? :D

Misha has 120 points right now and he will gain at least 75 (90-15 from last year) points after USO being in SF. So he has at least 195 points. He will lost a max. of 25 points from last year's result. So 170 points. He needs to win or at the finals of both Madrid and Paris to be safely in TMC. That's my estimation.

World Beater
09-08-2006, 06:25 AM
According to ys, the current top 10 should be:

1. Davydenko
2. Tursunov
3. Andreev
4. Youzhny
5. Safin
6. Kunitsyn
7. Korolev
8. Gabashvili
9. Ledovskikh
10. Schukin

:haha:

Deboogle!.
09-08-2006, 06:32 AM
Misha has 120 points right now and he will gain at least 75 (90-15 from last year) points after USO being in SF. So he has at least 195 points. He will lost a max. of 25 points from last year's result. So 170 points. He needs to win or at the finals of both Madrid and Paris to be safely in TMC. That's my estimation.Yea that sounds about right, except that you don't have to worry about defending points for the race, so no subtracting. So he will gain at least 90 points from the USO, that would put him at the high teens so yea it'd be possible if he were to do really really well in the indoor season.

I think everyone recognizes that he has the shots to do it and that he has for some time now. Consistency seems to have been his biggest problem so I think he has to back up this run with runs like it week in and week out, then we'll see :)

Lee
09-08-2006, 08:03 AM
Yea that sounds about right, except that you don't have to worry about defending points for the race, so no subtracting. So he will gain at least 90 points from the USO, that would put him at the high teens so yea it'd be possible if he were to do really really well in the indoor season.

I think everyone recognizes that he has the shots to do it and that he has for some time now. Consistency seems to have been his biggest problem so I think he has to back up this run with runs like it week in and week out, then we'll see :)

Oops, I forget that because atptennis doesn't have the break down for race points only (or I couldn't find the page)

MariaV
09-08-2006, 08:15 AM
My answer is NO. :D

KaxMisha
09-08-2006, 01:20 PM
Oops, I forget that because atptennis doesn't have the break down for race points only (or I couldn't find the page)

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/rankings/championsrace/

Adler
09-08-2006, 01:49 PM
After what he's done on wednesday he may get a kick. It often hapens like this - a player wins big event and suddenly a great career starts (ex. Kuerten, Wilander, Chang). We'll see

Blue Heart24
09-08-2006, 01:56 PM
yes,he is.

almouchie
09-08-2006, 02:04 PM
why is it when a player makes a breakthrough in a tournie or even GS
does he automatically be touted as a top tenner
he is not the first or last to have a good 2 weeks

he is good but not great, his consistency is not up there with the best
what has happened to Radek Stepanek , did he play in the us open , didnt hear about him

KaxMisha
09-08-2006, 02:06 PM
Level of play-wise - definitely. He's already there. I mean, he beat Nadal (the world number 2) in a pretty convincing manner and he murdered Robredo (the world number 5). Consistency-wise - we'll have to wait and see. If he keeps up this level of play for say a year, a place in the top 5 as it looks today is reserved for him.

Io non ho paura
09-08-2006, 03:15 PM
he is on luck run??? he not show before he has enough talent for top 10 any time. This is one off wins.

nico999326
09-08-2006, 05:22 PM
Yes. He was a great junior. But apart from Davydenko the Russians are not good mentality. There was an article in tennis mag titled, "why the russians cant compete." I think this applies to him. What do you think? (this excludes russian women)

Lee
09-08-2006, 05:36 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/rankings/championsrace/

It showed the total points, not the breakdown for each tournament. When I clicked on the points for the breakdown, it shows the entry points.

Deboogle!.
09-08-2006, 05:40 PM
It showed the total points, not the breakdown for each tournament. When I clicked on the points for the breakdown, it shows the entry points.Well you can always just divide the entry points by 5 and that's the race points :) But yeah, they have pretty much phased out the race it seems. I had a breakdown of the race points bookmarked, I'll have to look for it when I get home. As for the defending thing, I don't think it mattered :hug: I think your conclusion is right anyway - it would take big runs in the fall for him to make it to Shanghai :)

Hian-GOAT
10-30-2011, 09:51 AM
According to ys, the current top 10 should be:

1. Davydenko
2. Tursunov
3. Andreev
4. Youzhny
5. Safin
6. Kunitsyn
7. Korolev
8. Gabashvili
9. Ledovskikh
10. Schukin

:spit: Considered that Fixarevic almost did it, why not :spit: