After Stan's loss to Djokovic in AO 2013, I was convinced that Stan was the biggest active underachiever. He won a slam in 2014 so he no longer holds that title. Then I said Cilic is the biggest underachiever. Won a slam in the same year so he no longer holds that title. Now I would say it's the Nard. Of course it's my opinion and sadly I don't think he will even make a slam SF in his career let alone win a slam. He is that much of a mess. It's quite sad for his fans really. So much tennis potential/talent wasted. Honestly he is one of the the very few players that makes me feel he is playing with a magic wand instead of a tennis racket. He has such an extremely beautiful and unique game at the same time. Can't say the same about 95% of the tour really. Therefore, I think the fact that he never made any progress in his career so far is terrible for the game. I mean he would add so much interesting match-ups in big events on regular basis if he maximised his potential somehow or at least had Dimitrov's work ethic. Dimitrov is hardworker at least and made top 10 already. Even someone like Gulbis made it there. I think Nard was quite unlucky to have such a terrible father but he shouldn't be blamed completely I guess. Fact is Nard has far more interesting game than almost the whole tour but sadly we won't be able to watch that kind of tennis artistry from him on the biggest stage. Sad sad times (for his fans especially).
I would like to finish this thread with this piece of art :
Quite a beautiful read (Post of the year).When it comes to backhand slices, Bernard Tomic is your man. This is the kinda guy who can slice bread with a tennis racquet and leave it in an edible state. Bernard's slice backhand isn't just a groundstroke; it's a complete overhaul of the very fundamentals and mechanics that build tennis. You thought Nadal could get high RPM? This thing has so much slice you'd swear you're playing in hurricane. Bernard's slice is the most lethal shot in sport. It'll hit you like a spiked drink in a Brisbane nightclub.