Biggest underachiever, Malisse or Haas?

02-09-2011, 05:59 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.

02-09-2011, 06:04 AM

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

02-09-2011, 06:17 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, 06:52 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.

02-09-2011, 06:56 AM
Both achieved just what was possible for them in the Federer era........... :D

02-09-2011, 08:33 AM

02-09-2011, 08:39 AM

02-09-2011, 08:42 AM
X-Man did nothing.

02-09-2011, 04:16 PM

02-09-2011, 04:19 PM

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

02-09-2011, 04:22 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, 04:23 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.

02-09-2011, 04:27 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.

02-15-2011, 07:26 PM

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.

02-15-2011, 07:45 PM
both great ball strikers, haas is more dangerous though.

Li Ching Yuen
02-15-2011, 07:54 PM
best cross-court forehand in the last decade takes it.

02-15-2011, 09:11 PM
Haas has a legitimate excuse. Injuries love him. What's Xavier's excuse :shrug: