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Who would you gift a grand slam to?

  • David Nalbandian

    Votes: 35 26.9%
  • Tommy Haas

    Votes: 12 9.2%
  • Nikolay Davydenko

    Votes: 13 10.0%
  • Jo-Wilfred Tsonga

    Votes: 24 18.5%
  • Tomas Berdych

    Votes: 5 3.8%
  • Fernando Gonzalez

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • David Ferrer

    Votes: 16 12.3%
  • Sebastian Grosjean

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Guillermo Coria

    Votes: 6 4.6%
  • Tim Henman

    Votes: 11 8.5%
  • Mark Philippoussis

    Votes: 2 1.5%
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We have had some amazing 21st century players. Some have had superb talent that rivals some of the all time greats. Others have been match point away from winning that coveted grand slam. Some have been ruined by injury, both physical and mental... Others have been stopped by all time greats.

Regardless, they are missing that coveted Grand Slam; heck Wawrinka got his slam, even Cilic.


So which of these players would you give a slam to, if given the chance. Can be any slam, but only one. (Yes I know some of these players are still active, but their chances aren't too likely)

Who has your say and where? For example: Tommy Haas, Wimbledon. David Ferrer, Roland Garros. Etc.

Only one ;)

1. David Nalbandian
2. Tommy Haas
3. Nikolay Davydenko
4. Jo-Wilfred Tsonga
5. Tomas Berdych
6. Fernando Gonzalez
7. David Ferrer
8. Sebastian Grosjean
9. Guillermo Coria
10. Tim Henman
11. Mark Philippoussis

Look I'm probably forgetting one, but don't get too up in arms :angel:

Poll incoming.
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

None of them.

The only person I would gift a slam to is you Kowchi
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

Of course, Nalbandian. Then Davydenko
PS. Ferret in the poll :lol: He should be happy with his fluke undeserved masters
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

Of course I have to say Ferrer, Roland Garros.

My runner-up choice is Tsonga, Roland Garros.
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

Every single player there deserves a slam as much as Cilic if not more.
 

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Mimic.
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

Look I'm probably forgetting one, but don't get too up in arms :angel:

Poll incoming.
This mod :facepalm: Why isn't Soderking in the poll? Two consecutive French Open campaigns reaching F, unfortunately beating the 'wrong people'. He beat Nadal, the 2010 champion in 2009 R4, and beat Federer the 2009 champion in 2010 SF. He was also unlucky that Haas was not able to beat Federer from 2 sets up in their R4 encounter in 2009. To date Federer has not beaten Nadal at RG even after 5 attempts, while Soderling is the sole person now asides from Djokovic to have done it and on his first attempt. Not only this but Soderling backed up that run by reaching the F yet again, but that time Nadal turned up trumps. Then mono had to affect him (and Federer managed to recover...). Urrgh. Just a horrible ending to the stuff of fairytales.
 

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Coria - Roland Garros
 

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Coria, Nalbandian, Soderling, Berdych :sobbing:
 

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Tim Henman and I would gift him the Grand Slam.
 

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Davydenko deserves an AO. Assuming he wasn't in on the match fixing crap.
 

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This mod :facepalm: Why isn't Soderking in the poll? Two consecutive French Open campaigns reaching F, unfortunately beating the 'wrong people'. He beat Nadal, the 2010 champion in 2009 R4, and beat Federer the 2009 champion in 2010 SF. He was also unlucky that Haas was not able to beat Federer from 2 sets up in their R4 encounter in 2009. To date Federer has not beaten Nadal at RG even after 5 attempts, while Soderling is the sole person now asides from Djokovic to have done it and on his first attempt. Not only this but Soderling backed up that run by reaching the F yet again, but that time Nadal turned up trumps. Then mono had to affect him (and Federer managed to recover...). Urrgh. Just a horrible ending to the stuff of fairytales.
I agree with this. I was never a fan per se, but if any of these players deserves a particular slam it's Soderling with RG. Djokovic beating 2015dal is irrelevant really, Soderling is the only person to beat Peak/Prime Nadal there and he should be remembered as such. Then of course backed it up with two finals. 2009 Soderling would effortlessly straight set 2015dal, who is just pathetic to watch at times.
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

Yep I forgot Soderling. Shoot me.
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

Also Ferrer leading the poll over Nalbandian and Davydenko
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

Also Ferrer leading the poll over Nalbandian and Davydenko
That's almost heretical. Ferrer's RG came with such a good draw (and had a fatigued Robredo who played 3 back to back five setters against Sijsling, Monfils and Almagro), and Tsonga in SF and had Nadal playing a gruelling 5 sets over Djokovic. Until Ferrer beats a top 4 (apart from Nadal) at a slam to reach semi final/final, I don't consider him slamworthy. Ferrer still hasn't registered a win over Federer either.

I'd even say Berdych deserves it more on the basis of beating Federer and Djokovic back to back at Wimbledon 2010.
 

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That's almost heretical. Ferrer's RG came with such a good draw (and had a fatigued Robredo who played 3 back to back five setters against Sijsling, Monfils and Almagro), and Tsonga in SF and had Nadal playing a gruelling 5 sets over Djokovic. Until Ferrer beats a top 4 (apart from Nadal) at a slam to reach semi final/final, I don't consider him slamworthy. Ferrer still hasn't registered a win over Federer either.

I'd even say Berdych deserves it more on the basis of beating Federer and Djokovic back to back at Wimbledon 2010.
I think it's because posters are interpreting this thread as not the one who deserves it most out of the list, but who would they prefer to be a slam winner out of those in the list, because they like him more, etc.
 

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Re: Which of these slamless 21st century players, would you "Gift" a slam to?

Nalbandian.

He should have won US Open 2003 if not for external factors in the SF vs Roddick. i.e. being trolled and abused by unruly despicable crowd.
 

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I think it's because posters are interpreting this thread as not the one who deserves it most out of the list, but who would they prefer to be a slam winner out of those in the list, because they like him more, etc.
I have tried to goodrep you three times today for some outstanding truthful posts but it only lets me once :sad:
 

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I think it's because posters are interpreting this thread as not the one who deserves it most out of the list, but who would they prefer to be a slam winner out of those in the list, because they like him more, etc.
That's certainly what I thought it meant. The OP doesn't ask "who deserves a Slam most", it asks "which of these players would you give a slam to, if given the chance".
 
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