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Biggest underachiever, Malisse or Haas?

abraxas21
02-09-2011, 06:59 AM
Both extremely talented, both mental head cases, both have had troubles with injuries, both underachieved.

I'm going with the X-man because Haas at least achieved some solid stuff in the distant past. The X-man never won anything truly important which is still surprising to me given the capacities he had. Oh well... Talent ain't everything, I guess.

GlennMirnyi
02-09-2011, 07:04 AM
Hasi.

.-Federers_Mate-.
02-09-2011, 07:06 AM
Malisse. Haas has actually achieved something in his career.

abraxas21
02-09-2011, 07:17 AM
one interesting bit about tommy is that he lost 8 of his first 9 ATP finals but then went on to win 11 of his last 12

this is totally unrelated but i just felt like posting it anyway

leng jai
02-09-2011, 07:52 AM
Malisse hasn't achieved anywhere near as much as Haas and I'd still say Haas is a bigger underachiever. Malisse had too many deficiencies beside his poor mental.

bokehlicious
02-09-2011, 07:56 AM
Both achieved just what was possible for them in the Federer era........... :D

FlameOn
02-09-2011, 09:33 AM
Blake.

Sonja1989
02-09-2011, 09:39 AM
Malisse

Blackbriar
02-09-2011, 09:42 AM
X-Man did nothing.

vn01
02-09-2011, 05:16 PM
Haas

scarecrows
02-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Malisse

he had the talent to stay a good couple of years in top 10 especially in the early 00s

BodyServe
02-09-2011, 05:22 PM
Haas, quite easily, people says Malisse is talented, but i can't see that talent, sorry.
If you are *that* talented, you should take care of a tennager like Raonic easily.

Filo V.
02-09-2011, 05:23 PM
Malisse, because Haas actually had moments when he was healthy. With that said, Haas was more capable of doing better than he did than Malisse was with his talent, so it depends on perspective.

X-Man has always been overrated. Backhand isn't amazing, has great timing but not overwhelming power, and had always struggled with shot selection.

Xavier7
02-09-2011, 05:27 PM
Malisse by miles.

I thought he was going to spend plenty of time in the top 10 after Wimbledon 2002, but the mental side of his game was just mega weak


His record in ATP finals says it all.

abraxas21
02-15-2011, 08:26 PM
Malisse

he had the talent to stay a good couple of years in top 10 especially in the early 00s

yup. i think haas was more talented in any case but the x-man should have achieved a lot more than he did, imo.

tennishero
02-15-2011, 08:45 PM
both great ball strikers, haas is more dangerous though.

Li Ching Yuen
02-15-2011, 08:54 PM
best cross-court forehand in the last decade takes it.

Allez
02-15-2011, 10:11 PM
Haas has a legitimate excuse. Injuries love him. What's Xavier's excuse :shrug: