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Who is the biggest waste of talent?

Fedal2010
02-15-2011, 11:34 AM
Simple question. Who is it?

Topspindoctor
02-15-2011, 11:35 AM
Federer - should have 25 slams by now :rocker2: :smoke:

Commander Data
02-15-2011, 11:36 AM
Me.

bokehlicious
02-15-2011, 11:37 AM
Federer - should have 25 slams by now :rocker2: :smoke:

Will you remain obsessed till someone reaches 17 slams? :confused: :hug:

Li Ching Yuen
02-15-2011, 11:48 AM
Talent is for lazy shitheads.

Pirata.
02-15-2011, 11:51 AM
Ancic didn't waste his talent, he was just unlucky to get every communicable disease on the planet.

DrJules
02-15-2011, 12:06 PM
Nalbandian not making the list.

tennishero
02-15-2011, 12:12 PM
no contest, querray :rolleyes:

RIboy
02-15-2011, 12:13 PM
Cilic- talent :haha:

JMG
02-15-2011, 12:14 PM
Querrey on that list. :spit:

TMJordan
02-15-2011, 12:16 PM
Querrey on that list. :spit:

:funny:

Blackbriar
02-15-2011, 12:34 PM
Gulbis, no doubt. His career is pure suicide so far. At least Richard had some good years. Gulbis is doing really bad.

superandy88
02-15-2011, 12:44 PM
So funny to see Cilic, Querrey and Monfils on this list :lol::lol:

Sonja1989
02-15-2011, 12:58 PM
Gulbis, Gasquet, Querrey and Cilic are talented, but they don't care the tennis usually. 1-2 good tournament per year and that is all. Sadly.
Ancic is another, he has injury always. Monfils has lot of injury even so he is no.12.

Tipster13
02-15-2011, 12:58 PM
Paul-Henri Mathieu

tsmile789
02-15-2011, 12:58 PM
Andy roddick...just 1 US open is so waste of talent

Shade
02-15-2011, 02:37 PM
Dimitrov.

!VamosRafa!
02-15-2011, 02:39 PM
Nalbandian-he could have won a few Slams....huge talent but injury prone and lazy:)

Scola
02-15-2011, 02:58 PM
Nadal is the biggest waste of...time

Elbarto
02-15-2011, 03:07 PM
Monfils:

- lack of professionalism in his behaviour ( he lives like a kid with junkfood, clowning on court )
- lack of tactical skills on court ( he has the weapons to beat his opponent but he doesn't know how and when to use these weapons )

most of these problems can be solved with a new coach, so I'm not totally pessimistic about Monfils

Mjau!
02-15-2011, 04:07 PM
Ghoolbiz

DanaKz
02-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Al Parker? (http://www.southern.usta.com/About-Us-Pages/9751_Hall_of_Fame/)

I voted for Monfils.

Blackbriar
02-15-2011, 04:56 PM
So many people thinking Ritchie is the great talent of tennis :p

Start da Game
02-15-2011, 05:37 PM
overall in his career.......vote and discuss.......

ossie
02-15-2011, 05:39 PM
none of those mugs are talented

Roger the Dodger
02-15-2011, 05:40 PM
Another negative thread.

james82
02-15-2011, 06:39 PM
i think cilic is still young enough not to be labled a waste of talent

Fedal2010
02-15-2011, 06:51 PM
none of those mugs are talented

I´m not here for such a long time at MTF but long eonugh to figure out one of the biggest trolls..
Guess who I mean!

Blackbriar
02-15-2011, 07:07 PM
mmh, interesting question. He can lose a lot more, that's for sure. The real question should be how many finals he will reach again, i mean there are dangerous players to beat like Wawrinka, Bagdhatis or even Monaco. He can defiantly lose 5 to 7 seven finals without winning a single set. I don't see Murray reaching more than 7 GS finals, seriously.

nole_no1
02-15-2011, 07:10 PM
5? :spit:

Elbarto
02-15-2011, 07:13 PM
we must redefine the notion of the "waste of talent",

for me a talented player who can produce good tennis but never manages to win major titles is not necessarily a "waste of talent",

because a true champion must satisfy 2 conditions :

1) abilities to be healthy and fitness all the year ( strong physical, stamina )

2) big hard-worker with professionalism and methodical preparation/training ( dietetics, learn and improve tactical skills, the best example in tennis history is Ivan Lendl )

there is no "waste of talent" if a player never manages to reach or combine these 2 qualities/skills ( which is a huge task ), you can have talent by playing good and amazing tennis but it's not enough to win titles nowadays

I think Monfils is the best example of "waste of talent" because physically he is probably the best athlete of the ATP Tour, his main weaknesses are his behaviour on court and his lack of professionalism, he needs a coach who can learn him to be more mature,

Gasquet I don't know if he is really a "waste of talent" because Gasquet seems to be happy with his ATP ranking ( top 30 ) and I think Gasquet has not the physical of a grand slam winner ( he is often injured or tired when he plays 4 or 5 match in a row, best example is last year when he played Bordeaux and Nice tournaments in a row -> he was out of gas in roland garros against Murray )

daddy
02-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Fat Dave for sure!

GHETTOTENNIS
02-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Monfils has talent?

yuri27
02-15-2011, 07:17 PM
What's up with all those posters who seem to think Monfils is very talented?? :rolleyes::rolleyes:
The guy basically only has one talent and that is his athleticism.

Blackbriar
02-15-2011, 07:22 PM
At least he has more talent than Jo "no top 10 win in one year" Tsonga.

Fedal2010
02-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Fat Dave for sure!

Why would you say Fit Dave..At least he made a majors final in Wimbledon.
but yeah ok he definately should have achieved more but he was also screwed by a lot of injuries.

Mjau!
02-15-2011, 07:39 PM
Monfils has talent?

Allegedly... :shrug:

Elbarto
02-15-2011, 07:42 PM
Monfils has talent?

yes but he doesn't know yet

he has the game to be a huge threat both on hard court and clay court :

- big serve
- excellent serve return
- amazing abilities of defense with extreme court coverage ( sliderman ) and very fast footwork

but despite these qualities his results on finals are pathetic : 13 finals but only 3 wins

it's a waste of talent because Monfils had all the weapons to win most of these 13 finals, he loses mainly because he doesn't satisfy one of the 2 conditions to be a champion: "professionalism and methodical preparation/training", it seems that Roger Rasheed his coach doesn't do correctly his job

Fedal2010
02-15-2011, 07:44 PM
yes but he doesn't know yet :D

he has the game to be a huge threat both on hard court and clay court :

- big serve
- excellent return
- amazing abilities of defense with extreme court coverage ( sliderman ) and very fast footwork

but despite these qualities his records on finals are pathetic : 13 finals but only 3 wins

it's a waste of talent because Monfils has all the weapons to win most of these 13 finals, he loses mainly because he doesn't satisfy one of the 2 conditions to be a champion: "professionalism and methodical preparation/training", it seems that Roger Rasheed his coach doesn't do correctly his job :(

I completely agree with you!
Monfils has all what it takes to be a decent Top10er.
But he has the adjustment of a stupid kid.

Tonkie13
02-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Gulbis

dombrfc
02-15-2011, 07:47 PM
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tennishero
02-15-2011, 07:47 PM
Why would you say Fit Dave..At least he made a majors final in Wimbledon.
but yeah ok he definately should have achieved more but he was also screwed by a lot of injuries.

why would you put cilic and querrey in this poll?

Fedal2010
02-15-2011, 07:49 PM
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+1

Fedal2010
02-15-2011, 07:50 PM
why would you put cilic and querrey in this poll?

Because Cilic is definately waste of talent, after following him since the Ao2010 I doubt this guy will ever come out of his slump.

Ok Querrey is probably a dumb choice he is talented but it´s not like he was supposed to win a major.

FlameOn
02-15-2011, 08:11 PM
Fernando Verdasco. If it weren't for his head (ADHD), he'd be a contender for the biggest titles and probably have won one by now. As it is he's just a very good player.

nole_no1
02-15-2011, 08:30 PM
OH sorry i read how many gs titles will Muuray WIN this is why i reacted like that :lol:

He will loose every GS final he will play

Ibracadabra
02-15-2011, 11:03 PM
Ancic on the list why? he was ruined by injuries and illness.

freeandlonely
02-16-2011, 01:54 AM
David Nalbandian, Guillermo Coria, etc.
Argentina is one of the biggest waste of talent on this planet, also she should've won 5 FIFA World Cup or so.

ExcaliburII
02-16-2011, 02:28 AM
How can Querrey be on that list? The guy is maybe the less talented player in the top100

tennisgolfguru
02-16-2011, 02:50 AM
It has to be Cilic followed closely by Gulbis - I don't think Ritchie has a game that even at his best translates well to today's style of game - I see Ritchie as being 10 years too late. if he was in the 90's he would have been a star but not in today's game - too old fashioned.

Both Cilic and Gulbis have huge potential - especially Cilic I think - but Cilic is a headcase and Gulbis is too spoiled and bratty to do the hard work.