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  • Dimitrov

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  • Safin

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  • Nalbandian

    Votes: 14 26.9%
  • Davydenko

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  • Gasquet

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  • Verdasco

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  • Gulbis

    Votes: 3 5.8%
  • Gonzalez

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  • Monfils

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  • Other

    Votes: 7 13.5%
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I have Safin in the list because givin his talent he should have won many more slams
 

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Even though they achieved far more than many of the names of the list (especially Safin), it could be Safin and Nalbandian.

But they still had very good careers, so I'd say Gonzalez.
 

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1. Monfils
2. Safin
3. Ferrer
4. Berdych
5. Nalbandian
6. Tsonga
7. Del Potro
8. Djokovic(wasn't always 100% motivated)
9. Verdasco
10. Cilic or Hewitt
 

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1. Monfils
2. Safin
3. Ferrer
4. Berdych
5. Nalbandian
6. Tsonga
7. Del Potro
8. Djokovic(wasn't always 100% motivated)
9. Verdasco
10. Cilic or Hewitt
What Ferrer underachiever :spit:, with his lack of weapons and limited ability he's made a great career for himself for me he has to be the biggest overachiever of all time.
 

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Djokovic
 

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What Ferrer underachiever :spit:, with his lack of weapons and limited ability he's made a great career for himself for me he has to be the biggest overachiever of all time.
Ferrer's amazing movement and fighting spirit are enough as weapons to win him at least a few clay Masters, but the guy has such a big mental blocks against top players on big points.
 

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Nalbandian for me, closely followed by Safin.

If Soderling and Del Potro don't make a successful return to the tour, then they too would be up there.

Perhaps Haas and Ancic ought to be on this list. Henman too, given that the second half of his career was in the 21st century.

Gonzalez, Gasquet and Verdasco would probably round out my list of top 10 underachievers.

It's too early to be talking about the likes of Dimitrov as an underachiever - he's still the youngest active player to have reached a GS semi final for example.
 

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Dimitrov? :haha:

This is clearly between Safin and Nalbandian.
 

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Nalbandian
Safin
Berdych

those are the 3

Berdych is the worst though, no excuse but a pathetic mentality, at least fat dave faced GOATerer
 

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Nalbandian easy, monfils and Gasquet close, would say Safin but two slams and #1 ranking are enough to let him sleep at nights.
 

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Del Potro given the amount of injuries. Thinking about how he'd be doing in 2014 and 2015 at 25/16 years old when the big 4 have lost their domination it saddens me to think what could have been achieved especially counting the 2010 set back as well. I think Berdych and Tsonga from the 'big 4 era' too with Nalbandian and Davydenko judging by there pure talent from the Fedal era. Safin did achieve well but consistency seemed to be the problem with injuries too.
 

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Gulbis is overrated, but he has achieved nothing, and should have won a few big titles.
 

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Ferrer's amazing movement and fighting spirit are enough as weapons to win him at least a few clay Masters, but the guy has such a big mental blocks against top players on big points.
Ferrer is an absolutely mental choice in this sort of thread. He's about as far from an underachiever as it's possible to be.
 

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Nalbandian easy, monfils and Gasquet close, would say Safin but two slams and #1 ranking are enough to let him sleep at nights.

When you look at how Gasquet is playing in the last few years, you would rather wonder how he is a top 20 player.
But it's true that when you look at how he was playing in his younger days then you have to say he is quite a big underachiever.
 

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Gasquet.

Apart from a SF at Wimbledon he really hasn't done much memorable with his career.
 

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When you look at how Gasquet is playing in the last few years, you would rather wonder how he is a top 20 player.
But it's true that when you look at how he was playing in his younger days then you have to say he is quite a big underachiever.
I think back to 2 matches against Murray where he completely blew it when 2 sets up. The one at RG was just awful.
 
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