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Old 04-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default Who do you think is THE current underachiever in the men's game?

Stanislas Wawrinka in my opinion. Huge game with results that seldom (almost never in fact) match it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Berdych, Wawrinka, Nalbandian, Stepanek
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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Murray, Wawrinka, Blake, Nalbandian.
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Berdych, Wawrinka, Nalbandian, Stepanek
The last two are old, not sure what do you expect they achieve at this point Berdych and Wawrinka just seem to be what they are, they are not going to pull a rabbit out of hat at this point.

Currently I'd say Tomic and Dimitrov, as they seem to be capable of more than they are doing at the moment.
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The last two are old, not sure what do you expect they achieve at this point Berdych and Wawrinka just seem to be what they are, they are not going to pull a rabbit out of hat at this point.

Currently I'd say Tomic and Dimitrov, as they seem to be capable of more than they are doing at the moment.
Both Stepanek and Nalba had\has potential to achieve more. Radek was in form of his life when he faced an injury plus he started to play serious level at the age of 25. For me he is a clean underachiever. Nalba is underachiever in case of his potential and "peak" level. Berdych for his constistency and top-10 status is huge underachiever. He can't win something big from 2006.
Dimitrov and Tomic are still young. As you remember Federer at the age of 20-21 wasn't so great too.
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The last two are old, not sure what do you expect they achieve at this point Berdych and Wawrinka just seem to be what they are, they are not going to pull a rabbit out of hat at this point.

Currently I'd say Tomic and Dimitrov, as they seem to be capable of more than they are doing at the moment.
He probably meant their career as a whole. Since they are both current players it still applies. I went with that logic too with both Nalby and Blake.
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Default Re: Who do you think is THE current underachiever in the men's game?

Soon as I read the thread title I thought of Stan lol. Amazing game, his willpower just deserts him. Actually think he's been mentally tougher recently though. Definetely top 10 based on his game IMO.
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He probably meant their career as a whole. Since they are both current players it still applies. I went with that logic too with both Nalby and Blake.
I understood it's more focusing on the current underachievers, not historically, i.e. those who could achieve more at this point and on
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Davydenko?

Had a big and fast game, was very good on hardcourt and clay, but never made even a slam final. He was also a complete headcase against Federer. I certainly thought he was a much better player than someone like Stepanek. Nalbandian could have done more, but his fitness was never good.

Gasquet also could have had a greet career. But he just missed it.
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Gasquet and Wawrinka. Gasquet has an amazing backhand an average forehand and still hasn't made the quarters of a Slam for almost 6 years. His mental strength deserts him EVERYTIME.
Wawrinka showed his class when he is on at AO vs Nole this year and almost blew Nole off the court with his backhand. Pity he can't maintain this
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The majority of the top 20 (and ex-top 20 for older players) are underachievers

Not sure I can single out one player.
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I also think Wawrinka. If he didn't spend most of his time inventing news and exotic ways to bend down for Nose and actually played tennis, he wouldn't have had such a muggy career.
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Also Dolgopolov; with his game he should be doing more than making loads of UEs all the time.
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i think murray is a huge underachiever. its crazy to think he only won just 1 slam with his talent
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