Which Italian Will Be First To Win a Title?

07-21-2009, 04:37 PM
Potito Starace (Age 28) - Has been to 2 finals - Lost to Nicolas Almagro in Valencia 6-4 2-6 1-6 and also lost to Juan Monaco in Kitzbuhel 7-5 3-6 4-6, lost 2 finals after being a set up in 2007.

Simone Bolleli (Age 23) - Has been to 1 final in which he lost to Fernando Gonzalez 6-7 7-6 3-6 at Munich last year.

Andreas Seppi (Age 25) - Has been to 1 final at Gstaad in 2007 where he lost to Paul Henri Mathieu 7-6 4-6 5-7

Fabio Fognini (Age 22) - Has never been to a final however is improving all the time and has lots of talent, also lost a tight match last week in Stuttgard semi final against Hanescu.

In My opinion i believe that Simone Bolleli will be first to win a title although not this year, i would like Starace to win one first though.

07-21-2009, 04:46 PM
Me thinks in this order:


07-21-2009, 04:51 PM
whoever can go the longest without getting banned for gambling will win first

07-21-2009, 05:53 PM
whoever can go the longest without getting banned for gambling will win first


07-22-2009, 07:16 AM
Me thinks in this order:


I would like to see Starace win a title although i agree that his chances have maybe gone.

07-22-2009, 07:19 AM
It's quite possible for Bolelli to win a title before he becomes consistent on a weekly basis, so he's my first choice.

07-22-2009, 07:26 AM
Maybe Fabio in a small tournament... though I haven't really seen many of their matches so you probably shouldn't be asking me.

07-22-2009, 07:43 AM
The first one who is in form during a mug claycourt tournament and doesn't choke in the final. I think at least one of them will eventually win a title but I don't know which one.

07-22-2009, 08:00 AM
I think they all have the potential to win one, but at the same time it would not be a major shock if none of them won a title in their careers. Voted for Seppi in this poll.

07-22-2009, 08:19 AM
I hope Bolelli can win one soom.

07-22-2009, 09:40 AM
I think Fognini is capable. He beat Berdych and Cilic in successive rounds at Monte Carlo and then gave Andy Murray a tough match. Also beast Davydenko recently. With the right draw in the right tournament I would back him.

Sensible thread by the way.

07-22-2009, 09:46 AM
IMO I don't think any of them are going to win a title, but I guess Fabio would be the first in my mind

Crazy Girl
07-22-2009, 09:48 AM
Really I don't know who of them.
It should be good enough for Italy to reach, at least, one...:sad::sad:

Hope is the last to die....:rolleyes::rolleyes:

07-22-2009, 10:07 AM
I think Seppi has the best chance I think. He is a solid player on both clay and hardcourts and he hits off both wings quite well. However, for a 6'3" guy he doesn't have a great serve and he gets punished like he is shorter than 6 feet too..

Anyone also seem to have mistaken him for Hewitt once or twice? I know I have.

07-22-2009, 04:18 PM
Your signature is embarrassing.

07-22-2009, 05:18 PM
Your signature is embarrassing.

Why is it?

07-27-2009, 04:48 PM
I think hes referring to HKz

07-27-2009, 05:29 PM
Thomaz Fabbiano

Mr Brightside
07-27-2009, 08:10 PM
only Fabio can really win a title but i'm not too positive :lol::o

07-27-2009, 08:17 PM
Andreas Seppi has some very good match in this year. If he plays more consistent which he would get his first one next couple of months

07-27-2009, 08:17 PM
Seppi probably has the best shot.

07-28-2009, 09:57 AM
Fabio Fognini