Which Italian player will reach the top 10 first?
Its difficult... if Volandri can play all year (and on hard courts for a bit) like he did this week then he has some chance, but its really doubtful. Unless he wins RG or reaches the final, his lack of form on any other surface other than clay suggests its even a struggle to get top 20 for him.
Starace is someone with amazing potential, but hes now 25 and this week reached his high ranking of 57... I doubt he can get as high as top 20 even, despite his amazing abilties. Of course he still has chances as he showed recently with some fine form.
Seppi... someone with all the shots in the game... great baseline rallies, very consistent here, a decent serve, not too bad at volleying although could improve, a good tennis brain, but yet mentally on the big points he is very weak. If he can improve in this area he is young enough to rise in the rankings. Top 10 may be too far for him, but he is someone who mustat some time hit the top 50 in the next year or so and then from there we can see.
Bolelli is awesome, amazing abilties and also someone who looks half decent on hard court. He maybe can be the true star of Italian tennis as he is just 21 and currently at his highest ranking of 76. Hopefully he qualies for Hamburg tomorrow against Grosjean and then we can start talking more. I have hope for him the most if he can remain in good form and continue to rise. He certainly has a top 20 about him at the least.
All Italian Players
Especially Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini
Juan Martin Del Potro