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top 10 worst grass courters? (active)

revolution
11-11-2005, 06:34 PM
1 Hernandez (although he will win Wimbledon 2006)
2 Montanes
3 Puerta
4 Gaudio
5 Volandri
6 Monaco
7 E Massa
8 Ferrer
9 Davydenko
10 Zabaleta

Yours?

adee-gee
11-11-2005, 06:35 PM
:rolls: keep em coming!

Half of them have never played on grass, so its kind of hard to say :o

Nathaliia
11-11-2005, 06:44 PM
Why Puerta? Haven't you heard about DC in Australia? :confused:

I think there are many worse players on grass... especially from the bottom of the ranking I guess...

revolution
11-11-2005, 06:46 PM
Well Mariano is yet to win a singles match on it, I have high hopes he will do next year though.

Fedex
11-11-2005, 06:48 PM
1 Hernandez (although he will win Wimbledon 2006)
2 Montanes
3 Puerta
4 Gaudio
5 Volandri
6 Monaco
7 E Massa
8 Ferrer
9 Davydenko
10 Zabaleta

Yours?
No Safin?

shotgun
11-11-2005, 06:49 PM
I'd include Ricardo Mello on that list.

adee-gee
11-11-2005, 06:50 PM
No Safin?
Well he reached the final of Halle, and has had a QF at Wimbledon. So I highly doubt it :shrug:

revolution
11-11-2005, 06:50 PM
No Safin, as this year he reached a final and started to feel comfortable on it, but Lopez knew him inside out.

Fedex
11-11-2005, 07:02 PM
Well he reached the final of Halle, and has had a QF at Wimbledon. So I highly doubt it :shrug:
True, but he's still far from being comfortable on grass.

adee-gee
11-11-2005, 07:05 PM
True, but he's still far from being comfortable on grass.
It depends what we're going on. For a guy as talented as he is, he's not good on grass. But there are many worse grass-courters around on the ATP.

Jimnik
11-11-2005, 07:05 PM
Has Costa retired yet? He was hopeless on grass.

jole
11-11-2005, 07:07 PM
Oscar Hernandez vs. Santiago Ventura = 2006 Queens Club Final.

Horatio Caine
11-11-2005, 08:37 PM
How many "Top 10...." threads are you going to keep setting up? :mad:

Top 10 is too many...Top 5 is more like it.

NYCtennisfan
11-11-2005, 09:35 PM
Puerta vs. Burgsmuller was absolutely brutal. I only got to see a couple of points but Puerta just couldn't move around at all on the stuff and couldn't return serve off of the bounces to save his life.

ReturnWinner
11-11-2005, 10:06 PM
haha yes i watched the whole match
it was pathetic and funny at the same time :o

not even he could hit two baseline shots in a row
Puerta vs. Burgsmuller was absolutely brutal. I only got to see a couple of points but Puerta just couldn't move around at all on the stuff and couldn't return serve off of the bounces to save his life.

*Viva Chile*
11-11-2005, 11:43 PM
1. Hernandez
2. Montañes
3. Mantilla
4. Ventura
5. Vicente
6. Beto Martin
7. Gaudio
8. Puerta
9. Mónaco
10. Volandri

and many other spaniards and argentines :p

ae wowww
11-12-2005, 12:09 AM
Joey D--the grass court legend!

Rios never liked the grass of course.. Rafa isn't the best, but you have to respect his desire to improve on it..

+alonso
11-12-2005, 01:48 AM
Massu and many others...
What a dumb thread... :p sorry

its.like.that
11-12-2005, 04:35 AM
1 Hernandez (although he will win Wimbledon 2006)
2 Montanes
3 Puerta
4 Gaudio
5 Volandri
6 Monaco
7 E Massa
8 Ferrer
9 Davydenko
10 Zabaleta

Yours?

mate, what is with all the :retard: threads?

Neely
06-24-2007, 02:53 PM
This thread is a bit old already, but some grass court fools die hard or weren't even mentioned yet back then.

Acasuso 0-7 lifetime on grass! :tape: :help:
Phau 0-6 :help:
Juan Antonio Martin 0-5
Horna 0-4
Almagro 0-3
Haehnel 0-3

Boutter 1-8
Christophe Rochus 3-17


Acasuso at 0-7 over a quite a few years of his career so far is a pretty impressive feat given he has weapons like his serve or that good backhand. That's pretty hard to believe :tape: Seems to have no clue at all on the surface.

Phau should be agile on the surface with a low balance point, and his serve would be okay as well. Surprising he also could not win yet in six major maindraw matches (only counting these, qualies and challenger do not count).

Marin's career is already long and in its waning moments. The few times he showed up he could not win and I guess this is likely to stand until his retirement. But he tried again entering Wimbledon maindraw this year and was beaten by Burgsmüller in the qualies in two sets.

Christophe Rochus, contrary to his brother Olivier who feels comfortable on the surface and can make life hard for this opponents, also didn't have too much success so far. At least he tried.

Jaap
06-24-2007, 04:45 PM
Hernandez
Montanes
Hartfield
Acasuso
Guzman
Chela
Davydenko
Berlocq
Volandri
Starace

ReturnWinner
06-24-2007, 10:56 PM
with his win againt ferrero in ordina and his tiebreak against Wessels Berlocq should not be in the top 10 :p

allero
06-24-2007, 11:30 PM
Volandri took a former Wimbledon champion to 5 sets not too long ago.

Snowwy
06-24-2007, 11:38 PM
Davydenko has to be the worst..

gusman890
06-24-2007, 11:52 PM
King Oscar will win the big W, he was just tanking matches to make people under estamate him.

shotgun
06-24-2007, 11:54 PM
Zabaleta will be playing Devilder in the first round of Wimbledon and, if I'm correct, none of them have ever won an official match on grass. :lol:

Well, there lies the opportunity.

EDIT: Although Devilder defeated Pashanski in the Wimbledon qualies a few years ago. :p

Emilio
06-25-2007, 12:09 AM
No Safin?

Its depends. If its comparing it with his talent, yes, he is one of the wosrt grass courtes. But of course there are a lot of players who plays much more worse than safin on grass, but they are also bad in the other surfaces

jcempire
06-25-2007, 07:39 AM
Davydenko??

Why???

Neely
06-25-2007, 02:56 PM
Davydenko??

Why???
Because something like a 2-10 career record on grass for a top player like him isn't too impressive so far.

LaTenista
06-25-2007, 06:18 PM
Ferrer should be off the list, reached Round of 16 at Wimbledon last year and won the Liverpool exhibition tournament a couple of weeks ago.

Ivanatis
06-25-2007, 06:39 PM
Davydenko is definitely the worst if you relate this poll to how they play on other surfaces.
If not, I would pick myself over anbody listed here:cool:

Neely
06-25-2007, 06:49 PM
Ferrer should be off the list, reached Round of 16 at Wimbledon last year and won the Liverpool exhibition tournament a couple of weeks ago.
Agreed, he gets :hatoff: for that win against Gonzo. Also this year he should be better than a first round exit, but the 2nd round is going to be tough.

Mansave_75
06-28-2007, 12:37 AM
...and from retired players is obviously Thomas Muster!:devil:

Neely
06-28-2007, 12:01 PM
...and from retired players is obviously Thomas Muster!:devil:
Muster was one of those who disrespected this part of the season and took the grass season as holiday mostly or didn't show up at all. Towards the end of his career he played one or two grasscourt optionals and could win a few matches, though.

finishingmove
08-17-2008, 07:39 AM
found this thread, and...

david 'pics' ferrer has a grasscourt title as of this year.

:lol: