Fognini was a massive underachiever. Surprised to see no mention of him.
I feel likes it’s more so players that have demonstrated top level play but can’t do it consistently ala Gulbis vs someone who can hit a flashy shot every now and then but his results aren’t inconsistent. Gasquet usually beats lower ranked players and loses to higher ranked players.Well, maybe then we just have a different definition of underachiever? For me that's someone whose results are below his potential. From your post I understand that for you it is someone whose results do not reflect the actual quality of this play? Because your statement is completely in line with my notion that Gasquet could very likely have achieved much more by investing more in improving on his weaknesses.
Not to me, because I think it shows talent and character to improve over the years and to win majors if you are the, as Stan always says it, "Swiss number two".What about Stanimal, mate? Isn't he a massive underachiever too?
Good points .Jack Sock and Kyrgios come to mind because they actively self sabotaged their careers.
Guys like Monfils, the Birdman, Tsonga and Gasquet were just not as good as the big 4.
Would say Berdych only underachieved after his silly tweet spree in '13. Before that, he was a competitive opponent for the top guys most of the time and was in the mix behind the top 4 guys around that point, but after those tweets he stopped even competing against Federer and Murray (the two guys out of the four he seemed to be more of a thorn to)Good points .
🐦 Birdman in particular underachieved.
He was always thereabouts in the 2nd week of Slams, then just capitulate and fold once he faced the Big 5.
Surprisingly he only ever won 1 Masters as well, the Paris Indoors early in his career.