Re: Who Is The Better Player? Cilic or Dolgopolov or Gulbis?
Originally Posted by Mark Lenders
Well, my expectations of Cilic at the moment are many years as a top 10 players with the possibility of winning a Slam. I used to be more optimistic about him when he came into the scene but now I expect no more than this. That said, he should be top 5 at some point. I mean, who is stopping him? Del Potro and Cilic are the only two active players under 25 years of age who even played a Grand Slam semifinal.
Fedal won't exactly last forever, and neither will Djokovic, although he should last longer. Cilic is the second best under 25 active player in terms of achievements and there are not that many youngsters showing superior potential/likelihood to succeed either, so I most definitely wouldn't bet against him breaking the top 5 at some point.
Gulbis is indeed an amazing talent, he's a guy you'd expect to win a Slam at some point. But his Wimbledon campaign this year sums him up really; played a fabulous match to eliminate Berdych on center court and then mugged out in the next round. I'm afraid he will never reach his full potential. Your assessment was correct though, he was a guy one would expect to be very successful on the basis of his talent and game alone.
Unbiased analyst strikes again
Now only the years as a top 10 player missing, but that should be very achievable with his improved confidence.
MTF games Grand Slam titles:
Suicide Tennis - Wimbledon 2014
Fill-In-The-Draw - US Open 2014
Suicide Tennis - Madrid Masters 2015 and ATP250 Kuala Lumpur 2014; 2 finals lost (Wimbledon 2015, Dubai 2015)
Fill-In-The-Draw - ATP 500 Rotterdam 2013 and ATP 250 Geneva 2015
Tennis-Tipping - Vicenza CH 2014 and Todi CH 2014 (with vn01); 5 finals lost