Choose 5 supremely talented non ATP top20 players

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  1. The Bawss

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    If you had to choose 5 supremely talented players who are not currently in the top 20, who would you pick? I mean real talent, so I don't want to be seeing any Marcel Grannolers or any Viktor Troicki's in this thread.

    In no particular order:

    Verdasco
    Baghdatis
    Nishikori
    Nalbandian
    Paul-Henri Mathieu.
     
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  2. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    but nishikori is currently #17...

    baghdatis
    gulbis
    malisse
    haas
    blake

    with dimitrov under consideration for the future.
     
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  3. dangalak

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    Haas
    Davydenko
    Nalbandian
    Baghdatis
    Monfils
     
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    If he's "in the zone", Mr. Rosol.
     
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    Verdasco
    Baghdatis
    Gulbis
    Nalbandian
    Benneteau
     
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    -Rosol
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    Just kidding...
     
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  7. papertank

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    You should make the topic players that have never been in the top 20. It's obvious that Verdasco, Nalbandian and Haas are great players. For players who have never been in the top 20:

    Belluci
    Dimitrov
    Chardy
    Falla
    Benneteau
     
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  8. The Bawss

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    On a similar note, it's quite funny that the french players generally have high talent but low achievements:
    Simon, Monfils, Tsonga, Gasquet, Benneteau, Chardy, Santoro, Pioline, Grosjean....yet very little in terms of achievements. They should take a leaf out of the spaniard's book and learn how to win stuff with limited talent (in comparison).
     
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  9. j-dog123

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    Young
    Gulbis
    Rosol
    Nal-B
    Fognini
     
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  10. The Bawss

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    Young. Donald Young. You must be trolling.
     
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    -Grannolers
    -Troicki
    -Federer
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    -Nadal
    -Murray
     
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  12. elpolaco84

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    Feliciano Lopez
    David Nalbandian
    Gael Monfils
    Xavier Malisse
    Grigor Dimitrov
     
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  13. dangalak

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    Didn't know that Malisse had that much game. :O
     
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    Nalbandian, Malisse, F Lopez, Golubev, Dimitrov
     
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    Tomic
    Gilles Simon
    Tommy Robredo
    Philip Petzhner
    Michael Berrer
     
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    WTF!?!!?!??!!?
     
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  17. beast of mallorca

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    I'd agree with all your picks except that I'd take out Mathieu and Nalbo, only because they're way past their prime Imho (I know you did not place an age limit- but just my opinion).

    Replace them with Goffin and Kukushkin coz they have more upside in their game from what I've seen so far.
     
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    Mardy Fish
    Tommy Haas
    Grigor Dimitrov
    David Nalbandian
    Brian Baker
     
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  19. kOaMaster

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    this. otherwise the thread makes no sense.
     
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    Dimitrov- Future GOAT
    O. Rochus- 3-4 inches away from greatness
    Monfils- super athletic, yet too passive at times and injury prone
    F. Lopez- Great serve and volleyer, overall a complete lefty game
    Nalbandian- Clean ballstriker, best backhand
     
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