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Old 11-19-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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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.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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Default 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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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Nicolas Lapentti was a top 10 player. He was number 6 in the world in singles.
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2 dutchies up there
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Nicolas Lapentti was a top 10 player. He was number 6 in the world in singles.
Thanks. Corrected.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #6
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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My first thought was about Ginepri and he is 1st in your list.

Great work.
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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.
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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. Really hard to make correct conclusions from such statistics.
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filip dewulf was my era already

that run was so random
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Cilic should have been on this list. That mug fluked a top 10 ranking by winning some mug tournament in India.
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wow I did not realize Patrick Mcenroe had made a singles GS SF. interesting
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