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Pratik 11-19-2012 07:14 AM

GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
As the thread title suggests, I wanted to make a list of all players who have reached a GS SF(or better) and have never reached the top 10.

For this list, a player must have reached the SF after the rankings started. Unsurprisingly, there are many during the AO boycott days.

Code:

Player              GS            Round Reached    Highest Rank
Jerzy Janowicz      W 2013        SF                14
Robby Ginepri        USO 2005      SF                15   
Martin Verkerk      RG 2003      F                14
Sjeng Schalken      USO 2002      SF                11 
Xavier Malisse      W 2002        SF                19
Vladimir Voltchkov  W 2000        SF                25
Franco Squillari    RG 2000      SF                11
Fernando Meligeni    RG 1999      SF                25
Dominik Hrbaty      RG 1999      SF                12
Nicolas Escude      AO 1998      SF                17
Todd Woodbridge      W 1997        SF                19
Filip Dewulf        RG 1997      SF                39
MaliVai Washington  W 1996        F                11
Jason Stoltenberg    W 1996        SF                19
Mark Woodforde      AO 1996      SF                19
Alexander Volkov    USO 1993      SF                14
Wally Masur          USO 1993      SF                15
                    AO 1987      SF
David Wheaton        W 1991        SF                12
Patrick McEnroe      AO 1991      SF                28   
Jan Gunnarsson      AO 1989      SF                25
Darren Cahill        USO 1988      SF                22
Slobodan Živojinović W 1986        SF                19
                    AO 1985      SF
Chris Lewis          W 1983        F                19
Christophe R.VasselinRG 1983      SF                29
Mark Edmondson      W 1982        SF                15
                    AO 1981      SF               
                    AO 1976      W
Paul McNamee        AO 1982      SF                24
Hank Pfister        AO 1982      SF                19
                    AO 1981      SF
                    AO 1978      SF
Steve Denton        AO 1982      F                24
                    AO 1981      F
Rod Frawley          W 1981        SF                43
Mark Edmondson      W 1982        SF                15
                    AO 1981      SF               
                    AO 1976      W
Kim Warwick          AO 1980      F                15
Pat Du Pré          W 1979        SF                12
Victor Amaya        AO 1979      SF                15
Colin Dibley        AO 1979      SF                35
John Sadri          AO 1979      F                14
John Marks          AO 1978      F                63
John Lloyd          AO 1977(Dec)  F                21
Phil Dent            RG 1977      SF                17
                    AO 1974      F
Bob Giltinan        AO 1977      SF                56
François Jauffret    RG 1974      SF                20
Ray Ruffels          AO 1975      SF                27
Ross Case            AO 1974      SF                14
Roger Taylor        W 1973        SF                11

*Players are ordered according to their last GS SF

I believe I have mentioned everyone. Any input about mistake, omissions are welcome.

BackhandDTL 11-19-2012 07:39 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Interesting list.

There were quite a few of them in the 90's.

Also telling to see how many people slipped through to the AO semis in the late 70's and early 80's, before the top players properly took to the major.

Action Jackson 11-19-2012 07:46 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Nicolas Lapentti was a top 10 player. He was number 6 in the world in singles.

Norrage 11-19-2012 07:51 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
2 dutchies up there :D

Pratik 11-19-2012 07:51 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Action Jackson (Post 12568818)
Nicolas Lapentti was a top 10 player. He was number 6 in the world in singles.

Thanks. Corrected.

Litotes 11-19-2012 07:58 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
I believe you forgot Slobodan Zivojinovic, who reached SF in AO 1985 (after beating McEnroe, no less, in QF). Best ranking 19.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...vojinovic.aspx

Pratik 11-19-2012 08:03 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Litotes (Post 12568825)
I believe you forgot Slobodan Zivojinovic, who reached SF in AO 1985 (after beating McEnroe, no less, in QF). Best ranking 19.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...vojinovic.aspx

I forgot to mention that as of now, I have only checked players who have reached a GS SF only once in their career. I am still checking those who have reached twice or more.
Zivojinovic also reached W 1986 SF

Litotes 11-19-2012 08:06 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pratik (Post 12568826)
I forgot to mention that as of now, I have only checked players who have reached a GS SF only once in their career. I am still checking those who have reached twice or more.
Zivojinovic also reached W 1986 SF

I see! Forgot about the W 1986. A little strange, I watched that tournament, but not AO 1985. Funny how memory works sometimes.

Pratik 11-19-2012 08:37 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pratik (Post 12568826)
I forgot to mention that as of now, I have only checked players who have reached a GS SF only once in their career. I am still checking those who have reached twice or more.
Zivojinovic also reached W 1986 SF

Done. 8 players added.

Sanya 11-19-2012 08:48 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
My first thought was about Ginepri and he is 1st in your list. :)

Great work. :yeah:

Litotes 11-19-2012 08:56 AM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sanya (Post 12568847)
My first thought was about Ginepri and he is 1st in your list. :)

Ginepri being the last also means we are in the longest drought by far. Seven full calendar years, 28 slams and counting. The only other time we've went two full calendar years without any is 1994-5, eight slams.

Sanya 11-19-2012 09:04 PM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Litotes (Post 12568855)
Ginepri being the last also means we are in the longest drought by far. Seven full calendar years, 28 slams and counting. The only other time we've went two full calendar years without any is 1994-5, eight slams.

I think it`s great - no relatively random players at last stages. Though it can always be some rosol-like to play Federer level for ten days. :shrug: Really hard to make correct conclusions from such statistics.

Nathaliia 11-19-2012 09:06 PM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
filip dewulf was my era already

that run was so random :haha:

GOATsol 11-19-2012 09:07 PM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
Cilic should have been on this list. That mug fluked a top 10 ranking by winning some mug tournament in India. :superlol:

Mountaindewslave 11-19-2012 09:35 PM

Re: GS Semifinalists never to reach top 10
 
wow I did not realize Patrick Mcenroe had made a singles GS SF. interesting


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