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Players That You Forgot Were Once In Top 10

njnetswill
08-28-2007, 04:49 AM
Nicolas Lapentti and Rainer Schuettler :help: :lol:

bluefork
08-28-2007, 05:32 AM
Grosjean and Bjorkman were both ranked as high as 4 at one point.

Bruno71
08-28-2007, 06:06 AM
Nalbandian :lol:

ifrit375
08-28-2007, 06:14 AM
Marcos Baghdatis

silverwhite
08-28-2007, 06:15 AM
Srichaphan

ifrit375
08-28-2007, 06:18 AM
Ivan Ljubicic, Richard Gasquet, Andy Murray

sykotique
08-28-2007, 06:36 AM
If you forgot that they were in the top 10, how can you remember them to post their names? Or is that you forgot for a while and now remember?

I'm confused.

Seneca
08-28-2007, 07:06 AM
Srichaphan
That's a good call.

Clement.

Andre♥
08-28-2007, 07:18 AM
Not Top 10 in this case, but I forgot that Haas was once the number two of the world.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-28-2007, 07:35 AM
Nicolas Massu, #9 in september 2004 :o

Nico Lapentti was #6 in 2000 :eek:

Tom Paulman
08-28-2007, 10:17 AM
Jiri Novak.

I was talking with a friend about what good players Czech Republic produced since Lendl and totally forgot about him.

Stensland
08-28-2007, 10:25 AM
kiefer was no.4 back in the days.

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2007, 10:25 AM
Lapentti :rolls:

groundstroke
08-28-2007, 10:38 AM
Safin, Nalbandian, Grosjean, Schuettler.

Stensland
08-28-2007, 10:51 AM
Nalbandian

how would that even be possible? it's not even a year ago that he's been rocking the top 10. i understand if yo guys mention guys like schüttler or lapentti, but nalbandian? come on...

Viken01
08-28-2007, 11:12 AM
Clement and Massu

Adler
08-28-2007, 11:26 AM
Joachim Johansson, Thomas Johansson, Thomas Enqvist (#4:))

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2007, 11:28 AM
I think some might forget Kucera was high in the Top 10 :rocker:

martine2
08-28-2007, 12:09 PM
If they were there, this means they had the results to deserve to be top 10...

Stensland
08-28-2007, 12:12 PM
I think some might forget Kucera was high in the Top 10 :rocker:

now that's a guy who really belongs in this thread. :D

can't believe he actually made it to the top 10, unbelievable...:rolleyes:

stebs
08-28-2007, 12:19 PM
Wayne Ferreira.

In my head he was always a good player who lurked outside the top 20 but he was world #6 at one point.

Stensland
08-28-2007, 12:25 PM
though not top 10, i also still think it's remarkable that someone like gambill just fell short. (no.13? or was it 12?)

Winston's Human
08-28-2007, 12:53 PM
Felix Mantilla

Viken01
08-28-2007, 01:06 PM
Rainer Schuettler (when I see his results now)

mashamaniac
08-28-2007, 01:16 PM
pim pim...guess many people miss him a lot with that huge serve!! he once was as high as #9 or 10.hope he'll be back soon at the top again!

Saumon
08-28-2007, 01:25 PM
how would that even be possible? it's not even a year ago that he's been rocking the top 10. i understand if yo guys mention guys like schüttler or lapentti, but nalbandian? come on...

I love how you quoted him/her for Nalbandian but not for Safin who has been... number 1! :lol:

VolandriFan
08-28-2007, 01:49 PM
Not me of course, but people might not be aware that David Ferrer was in the top 10 last season :shrug:

stebs
08-28-2007, 01:53 PM
Not me of course, but people might not be aware that David Ferrer was in the top 10 last season :shrug:

Ferrer is very close to getting back to that position as well. He is #7 in the race so if he can get good results in the next few months he will be top 10 for sure.

Burrow
08-28-2007, 01:54 PM
Not Top 10 in this case, but I forgot that Haas was once the number two of the world.

As far as I know, no.2 is top 10.

Burrow
08-28-2007, 01:56 PM
If they were there, this means they had the results to deserve to be top 10...

Absolutely.

LocoPorElTenis
08-28-2007, 02:00 PM
Magnus Norman was as high as number 2. One of the most forgotten players out there.

Modetopia
08-28-2007, 02:07 PM
Jiri Novak #5 (21-Oct-02)
Magnus Gustafsson #10 (29-Jul-91)

Saumon
08-28-2007, 02:09 PM
As far as I know, no.2 is top 10.

I think Andre meant he knows Haas is a top10 player but forgot he has been number 2 ;)

Frederick16
08-28-2007, 02:30 PM
Jiri Novak #5 (21-Oct-02)
Magnus Gustafsson #10 (29-Jul-91)

magnus was so good!! and he is so nice :)

Burrow
08-28-2007, 02:47 PM
I think Andre meant he knows Haas is a top10 player but forgot he has been number 2 ;)

Ah right.

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2007, 06:00 PM
now that's a guy who really belongs in this thread. :D

can't believe he actually made it to the top 10, unbelievable...:rolleyes:

Unbelievable? He had the game ;)

Brilliant player :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Ma. Estefania
08-28-2007, 06:05 PM
Definitely Kiefer.

FeñaRuiz
08-28-2007, 06:17 PM
Coria :sad:

Grosjean

CmonAussie
08-28-2007, 06:26 PM
Brad Gilbert
Paradorn Srichaphan
Martin Verkerk

BlakeorHenman
08-28-2007, 06:27 PM
Albert Costa.

He was in the top ten, right?

Frederick16
08-28-2007, 06:37 PM
karel novacek

never liked him

Frederick16
08-28-2007, 06:37 PM
Brad Gilbert
Paradorn Srichaphan
Martin Verkerk

verkerk top 10 hahahahahahaha

Tomy
08-28-2007, 06:47 PM
Ljubicic


















Oh, wait! He actually IS a top 10! Forgot that! My bad!

jonas
08-28-2007, 06:58 PM
Magnus Norman is one of the most forgotten players out there.


:retard: Who says he's forgotten?

Adler
08-28-2007, 07:02 PM
Some time ago somebody compared Djoko to Magnus Norman

Purple Rainbow
08-28-2007, 07:54 PM
Brad Gilbert
Paradorn Srichaphan
Martin Verkerk

Verkerks ranking peaked at 14.

LocoPorElTenis
08-28-2007, 07:55 PM
:retard: Who says he's forgotten?

Take it easy. Compared to other former number 2, he certainly doesn't get as much recognition...

Metis
08-28-2007, 08:07 PM
If you forgot that they were in the top 10, how can you remember them to post their names? Or is that you forgot for a while and now remember?

I'm confused.


I thought the same when I read the thread title :lol:.

jonas
08-28-2007, 08:14 PM
Some time ago somebody compared Djoko to Magnus Norman

That's a reasonable comparison. Both good movers, very solid at the baseline but still able to hit frequent winners. Djoko would win on hard and Norman would have the edge on clay IMO.

:wavey:

Regenbogen
08-28-2007, 08:17 PM
Joachim Johansson, Thomas Johansson, Thomas Enqvist (#4:))

I think I forgot he even existed :help:

jonas
08-28-2007, 08:20 PM
Take it easy. Compared to other former number 2, he certainly doesn't get as much recognition...


Too many injuries. Norman kinda faded away, which was sad really for such a talented player.

And for example, I doubt Tommy Haas would get more attention in five years time if he quit today...

FiBeR
08-28-2007, 08:36 PM
what about massu? :tape:

FiBeR
08-28-2007, 08:37 PM
MAGNUS NORMAN :lol:

FiBeR
08-28-2007, 08:39 PM
ooh ohhh ! I ve got another one!! :aparty:

Mark Philipussy :retard:

Grenouille
08-28-2007, 08:50 PM
Not me of course, but people might not be aware that David Ferrer was in the top 10 last season :shrug:

I had completely forgotten that!!! How high was he ranked ???

Grenouille
08-28-2007, 08:54 PM
Albert Costa.

He was in the top ten, right?

6th I think!



Mariano Puerta
Gaston Gaudio
Was Canas top ten?
Guy Forget was 4th but didn't have any major wins in slams:eek:
Tomas Berdych & Mario Ancic will be forgotten soon.

Duncan
08-28-2007, 10:23 PM
Robredo, can't believe he's still there!

BlakeorHenman
08-28-2007, 10:27 PM
Radek Stepanek

Bad Religion
08-28-2007, 10:30 PM
Puerta , Ancic truba , Stepanek , Pim Pim , Gasqueer , Massu , Youzhny , Flake

njnetswill
08-29-2007, 12:25 AM
If you forgot that they were in the top 10, how can you remember them to post their names? Or is that you forgot for a while and now remember?

I'm confused.

I made this thread because I was looking though Lapentti's profile and realized he was top 10 before, which completely slipped my mind. I also forgot about Rainer for a while before I saw him in GS qualies again this year. I had a feeling other posters had similar experiences. :p

LaTenista
08-29-2007, 02:21 AM
Rusedski. :eek:

Todd Martin

Tim Henman :awww: I haven't forgotten but I think a lot of people have.

Volcanic Tennis
08-29-2007, 04:43 AM
lapentti? :eek:

Aerion
08-29-2007, 04:50 AM
Did someone already say Nastase? He was no angel. :angel:

vincayou
08-29-2007, 09:15 AM
Arnaud Clement

Puschkin
08-29-2007, 09:17 AM
Arnaud Clement

When and for how long?

Kolya
08-29-2007, 09:39 AM
Chesnokov
Nystrom
Medvedev
Pioline
Svensson
Sundstrom
Pernfors
Jarryd

maqk
08-29-2007, 10:04 AM
Coria, [comeBack MAN whats wrong with you]
Puerta
Massu
Gaudio

Byrd
08-29-2007, 10:14 AM
Lapentti,Srichapan and Massu are the biggest surprises for me.

greatkingrat
08-29-2007, 11:14 PM
Martin Jaite
Jay Berger
Alberto Mancini
Thierry Tulasne

Now they really are obscure!

Ays25
08-29-2007, 11:25 PM
Aaron Krickstein was as high as 6 in 1990
Magnus larsson was no 10 in 1995
Alberto Berasategui was no 7 in 1994
Carlos Costa was no 10 in 1992

i thought david wheaton and carl uwe steeb made top 10 too but they managed to get to 12 and 14 in the rankings

MurrayFan1
08-29-2007, 11:29 PM
Wayne Ferreira.

In my head he was always a good player who lurked outside the top 20 but he was world #6 at one point.

I got his autograph once when he was playing at Wimbledon some time in the late 90's/early 00's. Can't be bothered to go to look at my programme which he signed.

MurrayFan1
08-29-2007, 11:31 PM
Rusedski. :eek:

Todd Martin

Tim Henman :awww: I haven't forgotten but I think a lot of people have.

Rusedski. Aaaaaah those were the days.

jonny84
08-29-2007, 11:32 PM
Rainer Schuettler and Joachim Johansson.

musefanatic
08-29-2007, 11:53 PM
I still can't believe Schuettler was in the top 10 at one point, he's dire now and has been for ages, can't understand how he's still on the tour. Maybe it should be retitled something like 'players you can't believe were in the top 10' or something like that :lol:

Ays25
08-30-2007, 12:00 AM
another surprising fact is..
petr korda was no 2 in mid 1998

vincayou
08-30-2007, 12:23 AM
When and for how long?

after his AO final and not very long. Just 10th.

Halba
08-30-2007, 12:27 AM
soon to be gonzalez ala gonzo..whos he?

Timbo
08-30-2007, 01:02 AM
Karol Kucera got to no. 6 before disappearing of the face of the earth.
Peter McNamara got to no. 7
Carlos Costa
Felix Mantilla
Jakob Hlasek got to 7
Aaron Krickstein made the top 10 as a 17 y/o
Martin Jaite and Alberto Mancini

njnetswill
08-30-2007, 01:49 AM
I remember when I started following tennis I assumed Kucera was a veteran journeyman. I didn't learn he was top 10 until Martijn (Coocoocachoo) told me. :lol:

switz
08-30-2007, 01:51 AM
Grosjean and Bjorkman were both ranked as high as 4 at one point.

Grosjean was top 10 for a long time. you would have to be lacking in the memory department to forget that. Bjorkman as well really.

Action Jackson
08-30-2007, 06:39 AM
Martin Jaite
Jay Berger
Alberto Mancini
Thierry Tulasne

Now they really are obscure!

Are they?

Action Jackson
08-30-2007, 06:40 AM
Jimmy Arias made it to #5.

Action Jackson
08-30-2007, 06:41 AM
Chesnokov
Nystrom
Medvedev
Pioline
Svensson
Sundstrom
Pernfors
Jarryd

How many of this list, could you pick out an ID parade? :)

rmb6687
08-30-2007, 06:55 AM
Nobody's mentioned Ferrero yet. Is that because nobody forgot that he was top ten or is it because they "forgot" him?

i mean, it wasn't that long ago that he won a slam. I would hope that players who wons slams wouldnt be forgotten so easily.

VolandriFan
08-30-2007, 10:27 AM
Nobody's mentioned Ferrero yet. Is that because nobody forgot that he was top ten or is it because they "forgot" him?

Nobody could forget him, it's not like he was number 8 or 9, he was number 1.

njnetswill
08-31-2007, 03:48 AM
Nobody's mentioned Ferrero yet. Is that because nobody forgot that he was top ten or is it because they "forgot" him?

How can you forget that Ferrero was in the top 10? :confused: Maybe in 2010. :shrug:

njnetswill
08-31-2007, 05:37 AM
Yeah I know but it often feels like he's forgotten, just in general. :shrug:

I think people see him as a second-tier player now. The RG champ that is truly forgotten is Gaudio. :help: :lol:

krakenzero
08-31-2007, 06:03 AM
After a quick search I found these players:

Marc Rosset: 9th in 1995
Felix Mantilla: 10th in 1998
Paradorn Srichaphan: 9th in 2003
Mariano Puerta: 9th in 2005
Carlos Costa: 10th in 1992
Arnaud Clement: 10th in 2001
Joachim Johansson: 9th in 2005
Nicolas Massu: 9th in 2004
Magnus Gustafsson: 10th in 1991
CEDRIC PIOLINE WAS 5TH IN 2000!!

Doggy
08-31-2007, 06:21 AM
CORIA, cum back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :sad:

Kolya
08-31-2007, 06:30 AM
How many of this list, could you pick out an ID parade? :)

:lol: Nystrom doesn't have his mullet anymore so that will be hard. Nah, I can pick out all of them :D

Kolya
08-31-2007, 06:31 AM
Kucera could have stayed in the top 10 longer if he didn't have his right wrist injury.

Action Jackson
08-31-2007, 06:36 AM
:lol: Nystrom doesn't have his mullet anymore so that will be hard. Nah, I can pick out all of them :D

Nystrom pretty much still looks the same, the hair is a bit darker though.

Kent Carlsson, Emilio Sancez and Juan Aguilera were also top 10 players.

krakenzero
08-31-2007, 06:37 AM
Karel Novacek: 8th in 1991
Karol Kucera: 6th in 1998
Jiri Novak somehow was 5th in 2002
Mark Phillippoussis: 8th in 1999
Magnus Larsson: 10th in 1995
JONAS BJORKMAN WAS 4TH IN 1998! :O

Action Jackson
08-31-2007, 06:43 AM
Karel Novacek: 8th in 1991
Karol Kucera: 6th in 1998
Jiri Novak somehow was 5th in 2002
Mark Phillippoussis: 8th in 1999
Magnus Larsson: 10th in 1995
JONAS BJORKMAN WAS 4TH IN 1998! :O

How many of these players have you actually seen play?

Rusedski was in the top 10 as well.

krakenzero
08-31-2007, 06:44 AM
Everyone but Novacek. Why?

I don't find THAT suprising Rusedski or Grosjean in the Top 10. After all, they stayed ther for a while. My list inclue players that surprized me by seeing his Career high...

Action Jackson
08-31-2007, 06:52 AM
Everyone but Novacek. Why?

I don't find THAT suprising Rusedski or Grosjean in the Top 10. After all, they stayed ther for a while. My list inclue players that surprized me by seeing his Career high...

The Poo was more talented than Rusedski and with better discipline could have existed in the top 10.

Larsson played very well against the top players, but didn't like training and Kucera it was no surprise he was there at the time.

Pioline not surprising he made the top 10 at all.

njnetswill
04-20-2008, 02:13 AM
Bumping to add Kiefer. Sorry, I'm a young one and never knew he was top 10. :p

rocketassist
04-20-2008, 02:22 AM
Boredo.

FiBeR
04-20-2008, 02:59 AM
not in the top ten but Younes El Aynaoui was 14th :rolls:

:help: Kevin Curren (5 in 85)

and a couple of swedish names
Kent Carlsson :p (6th in 88)
Mikael Pernfors :help: (10 in 86)
Jonas Svensson :spit: (10 in 91)
Joakim Nystrom (7 in 86)

Kolya
04-20-2008, 03:22 AM
not in the top ten but Younes El Aynaoui was 14th :rolls:

:help: Kevin Curren (5 in 85)

and a couple of swedish names
Kent Carlsson :p (6th in 88)
Mikael Pernfors :help: (10 in 86)
Jonas Svensson :spit: (10 in 91)
Joakim Nystrom (7 in 86)

Svensson made two SF at RG... I'll give it to him...

Henrik Sundstrom reached No. 6 in 1984 after an awesome season.

octatennis
04-20-2008, 03:49 AM
you all forgot that you forgot alex corretja...

Kolya
04-20-2008, 03:57 AM
you all forgot that you forgot alex corretja...

Everyone knows Corretja was in the top 10.

Ackms421
04-20-2008, 04:19 AM
Everyone knows Corretja was in the top 10.

Yep. And many think he won the French! :confused:

Haile Selassie
04-20-2008, 04:40 AM
Karel Novacek: 8th in 1991
Karol Kucera: 6th in 1998
Jiri Novak somehow was 5th in 2002
Mark Phillippoussis: 8th in 1999
Magnus Larsson: 10th in 1995
JONAS BJORKMAN WAS 4TH IN 1998! :O

You forgot that player who where in the top 10 :eek:
OMG you should read/see more about tennis ;)

Snowwy
04-20-2008, 04:43 AM
Karel Novacek: 8th in 1991
Karol Kucera: 6th in 1998
Jiri Novak somehow was 5th in 2002
Mark Phillippoussis: 8th in 1999
Magnus Larsson: 10th in 1995
JONAS BJORKMAN WAS 4TH IN 1998! :O

Jiri Novak is one I always forget on that list.

stebs
04-20-2008, 11:40 AM
Massu is one that often goes forgotten but on the whole it doesn't surprise me. Most people who have been in the top 10 have been excellent players and aren't easy to forget. Bjorkman's career high sometimes surprises me when I see it and I'm sure in 5 years Ljubicic being #3 will be somewhat of a surprise but most of these guys have had good results and it's funny seeing someone put Phillipoussis in this list when he reached two slam finals.

jpatatsos
04-20-2008, 11:43 AM
baghdatis. but i hope he gets back there this yr.

arm
04-20-2008, 11:50 AM
yesterday was I talking with my cousin about davydenko.

I believe he is the kind of player that 5 years after he stops playing, no one will ever remember that he was so many time on top10.

What do you think?

EDIT: Unless he happens to win a slam somehow. Which I think it wont happen.

Kolya
04-20-2008, 12:12 PM
yesterday was I talking with my cousin about davydenko.

I believe he is the kind of player that 5 years after he stops playing, no one will ever remember that he was so many time on top10.

What do you think?

EDIT: Unless he happens to win a slam somehow. Which I think it wont happen.

Kind of off topic mate.

Davydenko will always be remembered as the man who brought match fixing to light.

He has had more impact on tennis than Djokovic :p

Magnus Gustafsson reached No. 10.

arm
04-20-2008, 12:19 PM
Kind of off topic mate.

Davydenko will always be remembered as the man who brought match fixing to light.

He has had more impact on tennis than Djokovic :p

Magnus Gustafsson reached No. 10.

Sorry if it was out of topic. I juust wanted to share my thought because I consider the possibily of being wrong.

It's a good point of view. Although I don't quite agree with your statement about Djokovic, considering that he still has so many years to play and so many tournaments to win.

stebs
04-20-2008, 12:21 PM
I believe he is the kind of player that 5 years after he stops playing, no one will ever remember that he was so many time on top10.

What do you think?

People who follow the sport will remember him. Top 5 for 3+ years, 4+ GS SF's, 4+ GS QF's, 2+ AMS Titles. His acheivements are good enough that he will be forgotten only by those who are forgetting players like Korda, Grosjean, Pioline etc...

Action Jackson
04-20-2008, 12:22 PM
not in the top ten but Younes El Aynaoui was 14th :rolls:

:help: Kevin Curren (5 in 85)

and a couple of swedish names
Kent Carlsson :p (6th in 88)
Mikael Pernfors :help: (10 in 86)
Jonas Svensson :spit: (10 in 91)
Joakim Nystrom (7 in 86)

All of them actually could play the game, they weren't duds.

stebs
04-20-2008, 12:26 PM
All of them actually could play the game, they weren't duds.

Well the guy in your avatar had the highest rank of those Swedes and he wasn't finished when he retired.

Action Jackson
04-20-2008, 12:32 PM
People who follow the sport will remember him. Top 5 for 3+ years, 4+ GS SF's, 4+ GS QF's, 2+ AMS Titles. His acheivements are good enough that he will be forgotten only by those who are forgetting players like Korda, Grosjean, Pioline etc...

Pretty much, though Kolya made a point that will always stick. For a guy like Davydenko, who isn't known for his attention seeking. He will be remembered in some ways as the fixer or the one who got away with fixing and not for his tennis.

theDreamer
04-20-2008, 12:56 PM
Srichaphan

good one.
I was watching highlights of his match in basel against fed,
and I was like "wow, this guy was good!"

stebs
04-20-2008, 01:02 PM
Pretty much, though Kolya made a point that will always stick. For a guy like Davydenko, who isn't known for his attention seeking. He will be remembered in some ways as the fixer or the one who got away with fixing and not for his tennis.

For sure he will be remembered for that and if he is innocent then it's a huge shame for him to have his name run through the mud but these things happen and I am sure that he would still far rather be a multi-millionaire, super succesful tennis player who has a shadow over him than working some other more random job.

PiggyGotRoasted
04-20-2008, 01:09 PM
Robredo
He was #6 right?

Henman
Most non tennis people forget he was #4 in the world once

Baghdatis
Yehh he will be back though

Ferrer
Just strikes me as the kind of guy that non tennis people dont really recognise

Davydenko
I dont think he will be forgotten once he is retired, however probably would by non tennis people if he retired now as most non tennis fans dont even know him still.

Kolya
04-20-2008, 02:15 PM
Robredo
He was #6 right?

Henman
Most non tennis people forget he was #4 in the world once

Baghdatis
Yehh he will be back though

Ferrer
Just strikes me as the kind of guy that non tennis people dont really recognise

Davydenko
I dont think he will be forgotten once he is retired, however probably would by non tennis people if he retired now as most non tennis fans dont even know him still.

Henman was a quality player. SF at RG in 2004 was hilarious...

Haile Selassie
04-20-2008, 02:18 PM
Some people dont understand the title."Players that you forgot were in top 10" ,the started to search in net,carear high ranking for differents players that had never seen them played and start to write the name in where.
How come somebody could forgot that Nalbandian,Safin,Ferreyra,Haas,Kiefer where in the top ten.

:help:
Come on!Be seriuos

bedfordfalls8000
04-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Thierry Tulasne

stebs
04-20-2008, 02:55 PM
How come somebody could forgot that Nalbandian where in the top ten.

:help:
Come on!Be seriuos
Forgetting someone has been top 10 when they ARE top 10 is quite an acheivement.

Burrow
04-20-2008, 03:08 PM
Henman was a quality player. SF at RG in 2004 was hilarious...

He could have actually won that, I mean, he should have been 2 sets up against Coria and that would have been a done deal I think. He could have beaten Gaudio, as we all know, he was nervous as hell in the final to begin with.

Burrow
04-20-2008, 03:11 PM
I spoke to somebody and they never knew Magnus Norman reached number 2 in the world, they never thought he even reached top 20. :help:

stebs
04-20-2008, 03:11 PM
He could have actually won that, I mean, he should have been 2 sets up against Coria and that would have been a done deal I think. He could have beaten Gaudio, as we all know, he was nervous as hell in the final to begin with.

I was a fan of Henman but at the same time I don't know if I would've liked him to win RG. Would've been a little too weird for me.

I spoke to somebody and they never knew Magnus Norman reached number 2 in the world, they never thought he even reached top 20.

He was my favourite player before he stopped playing. :)

groundstroke
04-20-2008, 03:17 PM
Gaston Gaudio.

Burrow
04-20-2008, 04:26 PM
I was a fan of Henman but at the same time I don't know if I would've liked him to win RG. Would've been a little too weird for me.



He was my favourite player before he stopped playing. :)

I would have absolutely loved to have seen Henman win the French Open, the epitome of irony. It was to good to be true, I couldn't believe he never took the second set against Coria. :(

And I really thought Norman would have won the French Open in 2000 having beaten Kuerten in Rome reasonably comfortably, dissapointed at the start of the final seeing Norman go down 2 sets to love easily but out of nowhere he was bringing it back but got edged out in that fourth set breaker, it was his to lose if he won that set.

Cheloveko4as
04-20-2008, 05:14 PM
Michael Stich
Todd Martin

njnetswill
01-28-2009, 04:18 AM
Bumping this thread because I thought of Mariano Puerta for the first time in ages.

Marc23
01-28-2009, 04:31 AM
Michael Stich
Todd Martin

Stich deserved to be in that group,he won Wimbledon and several Masters,if I remember and was number 2 in the world!

Arkulari
01-28-2009, 04:34 AM
Philippoussis
Costa
Grosjean
Berasategui
Rusedski
Robredo

Thanos
01-28-2009, 05:53 AM
wawrinka, many illicit substances were consumed to forget this horrible thing ever happened.

worst top 10 player ever!

AndVand
01-28-2009, 06:06 AM
haas, ljubicic

meihaditalab
01-28-2009, 06:10 AM
Nalbandian :lol:

Was that suppose to be funny ? Pretty sure he has been in the top 10 for the longest time, and more then most of the active players.

Ragayan
01-28-2009, 06:19 AM
I know he didn't make the top 10, but he hasn't been mentioned yet. He played extremely well relatively recently for a year, then faded into oblivion. Highest ranking was 11!

Sjeng Schalken

Polikarpov
01-28-2009, 07:30 AM
Karol Kucera

FNT
01-28-2009, 07:35 AM
Maybe I'm just too younng (I only followed tennis since 2002 or so), but Moya?!? And not to mention, he was World No. 1. It just seems way to improbable to me.

Beat
01-28-2009, 08:56 AM
some really silly mentions in here, e.g. players who reached slam finals (philippoussis, baghdatis) or even won slams (costa, ferrero). must. try. harder.

jpatatsos
01-28-2009, 10:56 AM
Joachim Johansson

Snoo Foo
01-28-2009, 10:57 AM
willy canas :shrug:

mgorganchian
01-28-2009, 01:54 PM
Nalbandian :lol:

I guess Mariano Puerta is the most forgettable of all being #9 (15-Aug-05).

I do not think Nalbandian is someone anyone can forget even if he doesn't train too much... A pity that he didn't took tennis as seriously as the rest of the tour.

PiggyGotRoasted
01-28-2009, 01:57 PM
Nadal

Bazooka
01-28-2009, 02:07 PM
Maybe I'm just too younng (I only followed tennis since 2002 or so), but Moya?!? And not to mention, he was World No. 1. It just seems way to improbable to me.

Indeed it is not Moya's fault if you don't think he deserved a good ranking, providing he won RG, and reached the finals of the Australian Open and the Masters Cup. He has won 20 titles in total, including the already mentioned slam, plus 3 AMS shields. All that during a span of 12 years winning titles, from 1995 to 2007.

Are there many in the current top ten with a better record?

yomike
01-28-2009, 02:21 PM
See my sig

ClaudiuS
01-28-2009, 02:23 PM
Massu :banana:

safinalium
01-28-2009, 02:26 PM
Ljubicic, even top 3, seriously :eek:

Stefanos13
01-28-2009, 02:31 PM
Henman.

Even his ranking was overrated :rolleyes:

ClaudiuS
01-28-2009, 02:43 PM
Mariano Puerta was N°9 in 2005.

These are not top tens, but checking some stats.. but I actually forgot about all these facts.

I found out that Jan Siemerink reached the place 14th.

and MaliVai Washington (Wimbledon finalist in 1996, lost the final to one of my favourite childhood tennis idols Richard Krajicek) reached the place 11th.

Jan Michael Gambill reached the 14th rank place in 2001. :lol:
I also read that he beat Federer, Sampras, Hewitt, Agassi and Moya, 5 players that are known to become world N°1.

safinafan
01-28-2009, 02:46 PM
Robredo

ClaudiuS
01-28-2009, 02:49 PM
Wayne Ferreira reached the 6th place in 1995 :o

I didn't know that :tape:

Modetopia
01-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Wayne Ferreira reached the 6th place in 1995 :o

I didn't know that :tape:
believe it or not, he beat Sampras six time.:o

Collective
01-28-2009, 03:40 PM
Maybe I'm just too younng (I only followed tennis since 2002 or so), but Moya?!? And not to mention, he was World No. 1. It just seems way to improbable to me.


OMG at least open Wikipedia before making such a statement.

2 GS titles, Roland Garros 98 (and Aussie final that same year), lost the Masters final in a 5 set thriller against Corretja. That year was worth of a top 5, let alone 10.

Collective
01-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Karol Kucera

Good catch!! He was good! I remember that match against Agassi in the US Open (97 or 98)... Agassi behaving like a total jerk, Karol kept his cool and after it was suspended, came out the next day and finished the job neatly.

----

Felix Mantilla (?)
Nico when he was banging Kournikova
Marc Rosset lol

buzz
01-28-2009, 05:10 PM
Radek Stepanek

Yves.
01-28-2009, 05:23 PM
Tom Okker (Career High #3)

Manila ESQ
01-28-2009, 05:27 PM
Alberto Berasategui?

Burrow
01-28-2009, 09:41 PM
OMG at least open Wikipedia before making such a statement.

2 GS titles, Roland Garros 98 (and Aussie final that same year), lost the Masters final in a 5 set thriller against Corretja. That year was worth of a top 5, let alone 10.

he has 1 slam and that is rg 98 and his australian open fınal was in 97

Kolya
01-28-2009, 10:14 PM
Alberto Berasategui?

No. 7.

Kolya
01-28-2009, 10:15 PM
Carlos Costa.

octatennis
01-29-2009, 02:47 AM
Yep. And many think he won the French! :confused:



true

Venle
01-29-2009, 07:45 AM
Ljubicic, Robredo, Johansson, Ancic.

Andi-M
01-29-2009, 08:19 AM
I haven't forgotten Wawrinka was top 10,but i will soon.

philosophicalarf
01-29-2009, 09:42 AM
Maybe I'm just too younng (I only followed tennis since 2002 or so), but Moya?!? And not to mention, he was World No. 1. It just seems way to improbable to me.

There were a lot of number 1s around 1998-1999, Moya probably the least deserving of them. Tennis was pretty weak around that time, as all the decent players from the early 90s had retired or were getting near, and there were was little new to replace them.

Magnus Norman got to no2 at this time also, and that after heart surgery. He wasn't even much good at tennis either .....

petar_pan
01-29-2009, 05:18 PM
czech novak

njnetswill
08-04-2009, 12:57 AM
I haven't forgotten Wawrinka was top 10,but i will soon.

Bump. :p

The bottom of the top 10 recently seems to have a very rapid turnover. I was shocked at how many players currently in the top 100 or so have been inside the top 10 at one point. I counted 29 :eek: (obviously 10 of those are the current top 10)

rocketassist
08-04-2009, 01:03 AM
There were a lot of number 1s around 1998-1999, Moya probably the least deserving of them. Tennis was pretty weak around that time, as all the decent players from the early 90s had retired or were getting near, and there were was little new to replace them.

Magnus Norman got to no2 at this time also, and that after heart surgery. He wasn't even much good at tennis either .....

Bar the top two 1998 was stronger than 2009.

Certinfy
08-04-2009, 01:11 AM
Gonzalez.

FairWeatherFan
08-04-2009, 02:00 AM
Nico Lapentti, who reached no 6 in the world, is the best answer for me. He is still plugging away outside the top 100, and seems almost completely forgotten

Sapeod
08-04-2009, 02:31 AM
I can't really think of any I don't know.

Bargearse
08-04-2009, 02:48 AM
Robredo is one I always forget about. If makes it to the round of 16 in a GS, I can always recall 15 players but never him even when he was a top 10 player.

Bad Religion
08-04-2009, 08:02 AM
Juan Aguilera

The same name in Latin America countries of numerous butchers , barbers , thieves ... anything but a tennis player

Ilovetheblues_86
08-04-2009, 08:40 AM
Rusedski
Todd Martin

HattonWBA
08-04-2009, 09:00 AM
Grosjean

mr_burns
08-04-2009, 09:06 AM
lapennti...achieved nothing big to get there, disappeared and is now a clown for over 6 years...

njnetswill
04-08-2010, 12:23 AM
Massu :lol:

Today's result in Houston reminded me.

Olympic Gold Medalist too :worship:

lukeozade0405
04-08-2010, 12:30 AM
I didn't forget he was in the top 10 because he was there for some time, but Lleyton Hewitt has been out of the top 10 since 26.06.2006 now and is currently residing in 27th.

n8
04-08-2010, 01:08 AM
I never really forget about these players being in the top 10, but others might have:

Monfils 9
Stepanek 8
Wawrinka 9
Simon 6
Canas 8
Puerta 9
J. Johansson 9
Ancic 7

tiziano27
04-08-2010, 02:08 AM
Alex Olmedo, peruvian player, top 2 in 1959.

DualMedia
04-08-2010, 02:11 AM
davydenko lol , not kidding, he is so quiet and cut- not cute

Kolya
04-08-2010, 02:14 AM
davydenko lol , not kidding, he is so quiet and cut- not cute

wtf is your problem?

DualMedia
04-08-2010, 02:21 AM
wtf is your problem?
let me explain myself, I mean davy is very quiet and when I make a list of top ten players, I often forget about him.

emotion
04-08-2010, 02:23 AM
Davydenko???

2003- World #44
2004- World #28
2005- World #5
2006- World #3
2007- World #4
2008- World #5
2009- World #6

How the hell do you forget that???

DualMedia
04-08-2010, 02:28 AM
he isn't very memorable. He is a phenomenal player, but the other players around him are doing so much

bad gambler
04-08-2010, 04:03 AM
Blake

.-Federers_Mate-.
04-08-2010, 04:18 AM
wawrinka

NYMIKE
04-08-2010, 04:41 AM
Thomas Enqvist, Rusedski, Aaron Krickstein

JediFed
04-08-2010, 06:54 AM
I'd forgotten that Nadal was in the top ten. Seriously, who has he beaten in the last year?

bhathiya9999
04-08-2010, 09:36 AM
i don't have idea about any player. but those players are very very skillful to become top 10.

csm
10-25-2010, 02:09 PM
Chesnokov
Nystrom
Medvedev
Pioline
Svensson
Sundstrom
Pernfors
Jarryd


How many of this list, could you pick out an ID parade? :)

For sure:
Nystrom
Svensson
Pernfors
Jarryd

Possibly: Sundstrom

I've seen recent videos and pictures of Nystrom, Pernfors and Jarryd, i.e. from the last few months, and they are easily recognizable. They all look very much the same today as when playing, just a bit older and with slightly different hairstyles. :)

hicdick
10-25-2010, 02:10 PM
wawrinka

wawrinka was in top 10??? :eek:
when was it?

Certinfy
10-25-2010, 03:01 PM
wawrinka was in top 10??? :eek:
when was it?
June 2008 I believe.

Priam
10-25-2010, 03:07 PM
Mantilla
Roddick

Certinfy
10-25-2010, 03:07 PM
Gasquet.

oranges
10-25-2010, 03:26 PM
Gasquet.

Don't lie

Blackbriar
10-25-2010, 03:30 PM
Tommy Robredo, he was for a few weeks

oranges
10-25-2010, 03:30 PM
Robredo, sadly, was not only top 10, but top 5 :help:

Certinfy
10-25-2010, 03:34 PM
Don't lie
True :p
Robredo, sadly, was not only top 10, but top 5 :help:It was a good thing :D

Blackbriar
10-25-2010, 03:36 PM
top 5? I really forgot about that, thought he was 9 or 10.

Certinfy
10-25-2010, 03:48 PM
He got to world number 5 in late 2006 if I remember correctly.

Taz Warrior
10-25-2010, 03:58 PM
I never really forget about these players being in the top 10, but others might have:

Monfils 9
Stepanek 8
Wawrinka 9
Simon 6
Canas 8
Puerta 9
J. Johansson 9
Ancic 7

I'd forgotten/never realised that Monfils was top 10 :o

propi
10-25-2010, 06:36 PM
Tommy Robredo, he was for a few weeks
LMAO at for a few weeks :lol:
Actually he ended in top 10 for two consecutive years :lol:
Tommy :worship:

RedHotRafa
10-25-2010, 10:50 PM
Ancic, Blake

bjurra
10-25-2010, 10:52 PM
Ancic, Blake

Ancic I get, but Blake??

bjurra
10-25-2010, 10:53 PM
wawrinka

Could never forget Wawrinka simply because everyone thought it was ridiculous when he actually entered top 10.

Certinfy
10-25-2010, 11:10 PM
Ancic I get, but Blake??
Blake got to number 4, didn't he?

dombrfc
10-25-2010, 11:30 PM
Former World Number FOUR, Nicolas Kiefer.

Cañas, Ancic

spriwi
10-26-2010, 12:15 AM
Monfils :o

bjurra
10-26-2010, 12:24 AM
Blake got to number 4, didn't he?

He did.

What I meant was that I understand how one could forget Ancic, but I dont underdtand how one could forget Blake was top 10 as I believe he was top 10 for quite some time and not that long ago either.

DartMarcus
10-26-2010, 12:38 AM
Cilic obviously.

Serenidad
10-26-2010, 01:06 AM
Cilic obviously.

No I could never erase that horrible time from my mind. Disgusting.

ApproachShot
10-26-2010, 03:57 AM
MaliVai Washington so nearly made this list, but he peaked at #11.

Blackbriar
10-26-2010, 08:07 AM
PHM too was #11 :p

Filo V.
10-26-2010, 02:10 PM
I think a lot of people forget Clement was a top 10 player.

Massu was a top 10 player.

Rainer was a top 10 player.

Nico Lapentti was a top 10 player.

Just shows you how quickly the tennis landscape can change.