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Most Overrated Slamless Player On MTF?

  • Monfils

    Votes: 17 8.9%
  • Dimitrov

    Votes: 76 39.6%
  • Tsonga

    Votes: 16 8.3%
  • Berdych

    Votes: 14 7.3%
  • Nishikori

    Votes: 38 19.8%
  • Gulbis

    Votes: 14 7.3%
  • Fognini

    Votes: 7 3.6%
  • Janowicz

    Votes: 10 5.2%
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Which of these mugs gets far too much credit for their slamless CVs?

Some of these players are even held in higher regard than some Grand Slam champions when it comes to "WWW Masters and Major" threads.

Who is the MOST overrated compared to their achievements to date?
 

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Pretty sure there are several versions of this thread, and the answer is always the same:

Ferrer.

Because his fans refuse to accept that he maxed out on his potential and see him as a multi-major champion of some other era, including the one that he was actually a part of, age-wise, but failed to actually make an impact in.

But truthfully, every player gets over-hyped by his own fan-base to some extent.
 

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I was going to include Ferrer, but he has put together a respectable CV, and is not held in high regard for a bunch of nothingness (interviews, clowning, a mythic peak or big forehand).

Gulbis was treated like the next Safin on here for a while, and Nishikori is seemingly 2nd or 3rd favourite for every Grand Slam or Masters these days.
 

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Ferrer by miles.

Read BackhandDTL's post for a detailed explanation.
 

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I was going to include Ferrer, but he has put together a respectable CV, and is not held in high regard for a bunch of nothingness (interviews, clowning, a mythic peak or big forehand).

Gulbis was treated like the next Safin on here for a while, and Nishikori is seemingly 2nd or 3rd favourite for every Grand Slam or Masters these days.
Tsonga and Berdych have also put together respectable CVs though, and Tsonga's CV is arguably better than Ferrer's also.
 

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I was going to include Ferrer, but he has put together a respectable CV, and is not held in high regard for a bunch of nothingness (interviews, clowning, a mythic peak or forehand).
This is a good point. It just kind of astounds me when people adamantly believe he should win multiple of something he's never managed to win even once.

I actually didn't notice the poll you included.

Of those names, I would say:

1. Gulbis
2. Fognini

Pretty sure many people were serious about that "Real #8" stuff back in the day, but he still hasn't done anything really significant, to my memory.

Fognini astoundingly gets hyped as some super talent, but he epitomizes inconsistency.

I really don't think anyone has hyped Janowicz up since his Paris run, but if they do, the reasoning would be interesting.
 

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Ferrer by miles.

Read BackhandDTL's post for a detailed explanation.
Sure, but no one on here treats Ferrer like a Slam contender, and the guy generally gets about as much respect as Berdych despite putting together a better career.
 

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Pretty sure there are several versions of this thread, and the answer is always the same:

Ferrer.

Because his fans refuse to accept that he maxed out on his potential and see him as a multi-major champion of some other era, including the one that he was actually a part of, age-wise, but failed to actually make an impact in.

But truthfully, every player gets over-hyped by his own fan-base to some extent.
I'm a Ferru fan, but part of the reason I love him is because he's made the most of his potential. I do think he might've won a Slam in a different era, but I don't think he'd have been some multi-major champion or anything.
 

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Sure, but no one on here treats Ferrer like a Slam contender, and the guy generally gets about as much respect as Berdych despite putting together a better career.
You're proving my point here. Berdych is a much better player than Ferrer.
 

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Nishikori by a mile. But only by a few people, just very vocally.

Tsonga is also quite overrated, though I like him. Not in achievements but in talent. He's done well considering his injuries and holes in his game IMO.

I strongly disagree that Ferrer is an overachiever. I love overachievers. My favorite is probably the biggest overachiever of the past 10 years. Ferrer is if anything an underachiever.
 

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There you have it, Shark.

Though, in fairness to passingshotDTL, I should have said "some" of his fans.
 

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Mr Blobby aka Nalbandian seems to be beloved around here.

Out of those players, Nishikori easily.

This is talking MTF only, wider public its Greg by a landslide.
 

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Mr Blobby aka Nalbandian seems to be beloved around here.

Out of those players, Nishikori easily.

This is talking MTF only, wider public its Greg by a landslide.
Greg as in Greg Rusedski?
 

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Has to be Dimitrov obviously, then Nishikori coming as a close 2nd.
I seriously think neither of them will ever win a slam and that will seal their fate at the envisioned top.
 

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This is one of those polls where the winner will almost by definition be the wrong answer. Because it is a negative designation and therefore the winner will be someone disliked by MTF. Someone disliked by MTF is almost inevitably therefore underrated by MTF.
 

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I am sorry but Dimitrov. He is too worried about Bouchard to live up even 10% of his hype
 

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Much better? No way. Berdych has superior physical gifts compared to Ferrer, and he's still a walking bye when it comes to top players.
A walking bye who's beaten all of them (all blowouts) at the Slams at one point or another? Sounds legit. Ferrer could never dream of taking out Federer or Djokovic at Wimbledon (or any Slam really), let alone back to back dropping only a set.

Berdych is sort of a mug in many ways, but he's still a way better tennis player than Ferrer. It's actually one of those rare questions MTF sort of got right when it comes to Ferrer: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=202099
 

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Gulbis talent was always overrated. He had some great matches but was never going to be a slam contender. Dimitrov is overrated but might win a slam given the mug era that is approaching. Monfils is a bit overrated too. His athleticism is sublime, but he's not as talented as some make him out to be.
 
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