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Who out of the top Germans of the 21st century has had the best career? Kiefer has retired, but got some good runs in slams. Haas has the highest ranking and Schuettler is the only one who has reached a slam final. So, who out of these guys has had the best career?
 

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haas and it's not even close

no offense to grandpa' schuettler of course. somehow he's endearing to me
 

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Good thread.

I'd say Haas. And his career would have been even better without all these injuries.
So would Kiefer´s. But yeah, Haas has had the best career of these three. Never made a Slam final like Scuettler, but Haas´ several semis more than compensate for it.
 

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Kiefer had the best game to watch when he was on
 

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Haas and Kiefer were class players to watch.

Schuettler is the weakest by far, but his run to the AO final on paper was very impressive given his draw. If he'd beaten Safin clean and not via retirement it would have been one of the hardest slam runs of the millennium.
 

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Haas. Period. Beautiful game, beautiful BH, amazing shot maker, great variety. If he hadn't been such a headcase he would have won multiple GS. He simply wasn't able to control his nerves. It's too bad. I really like him. I can watch his matches 24/7. He was also so unlucky with injuries.
 

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Weirdly enough, all 3 of them have great games to watch.

Schuettler has the slam final and the Wimbledon semi-final.
Kiefer has a few slam semi-finals.
Haas has the same as Kiefer, but a higher ranking.

Kiefer was the best to watch, Haas has had the best career and Schuettler is the longest lasting. Seriously, Schuettler is still fighting in challengers and he's around 36 years old and is showing no signs of stopping. Gotta give him credit for that.

Overall, I'd probably say Haas. I'll add a poll.
 

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What are you kidding me ?

Haas is way way way better
 

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What are you kidding me ?

Haas is way way way better
Uh, no.

And no, he's not way way way better :wavey: He's better, but not way way way better :wavey:
 

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I think Schuettler made the most of his abilities between these three, very good and long career considering his relatively limited game. Especially Haas has such an enormous sexy game, but unfortunately this video sums up his career:

 

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Schuettler is the only one of the three to make a GS final and that normally would be enough reason to say him. But the fact is he's simply not memorable and the fact he made that final is a stunner. I know he's still toiling on the tour.

However, Haas clearly left his mark on the game. He's the only one I can see (non-German) commentators mentioning years after he's gone. That and he was the highest ranked so I pick him.
 

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Haas by a fair distance. Scuttler had what, 1 good year? And Kiefer was way too inconsistent, too.
 

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Haas by a fair distance. Scuttler had what, 1 good year? And Kiefer was way too inconsistent, too.
haas and kiefer were both inconsistent
both had potential to be number 1 if not for injuries
 

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I think Schuettler made the most of his abilities between these three, very good and long career considering his relatively limited game. Especially Haas has such an enormous sexy game, but unfortunately this video sums up his career:

he won that match
 

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Easily Haas. Definitely the best to watch for me also :hearts: Kiefer was nice to watch when on, some nice variety and groundstrokes. Not a fan of Schuettler, though he's still out there competing.

Kiefer had just the one slam SF btw, and it came relatively late in his career interestingly (2006).

Also, have always loved that video :D
 

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SLAMS

Finals

RS: 1
TH: 0
NK: 0

Semi-finals:

RS: 2
TH: 4
NK: 1

Quarter-finals:

RS: 2
TH: 7
NK: 5

MASTERS

Titles:

RS: 0
TH: 1
NK: 0

Finals:

RS: 1
TH: 2
NK: 1

Semi-finals:

RS: 4
TH: 7
NK: 4

ATP titles-finals:

RS: 4-8
TH: 12-9
NK: 6-13

Weeks in top 10:

RS: 51
TH: 65
NK: 30

tommy is the answer

(some or all those numbers may be wrong)
 

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Bias aside Haas by a fair margin. I'd say he would have the most wins of the three against top 5 players as well.
 
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