Most frustrating player to watch?

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  1. mawashi

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    Rather than create a poll which might not be enough to satisfy all the different views please just post your comments n I'll round up the data on a regular basis.

    For me it's watching Elena Dementieva play if that's called playing.

    She almost wants to lose, with all her dfs. I so want her to win n that's why it's so frustrating.

    Basically anyone you know can n should win but keeps throwing it away.

    I know Marat n Safina ranks up there too.

    mawashi

    Btw, my vote doesn't count :)

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    Rather than create a poll which might not be enough to satisfy all the different views please just post your comments n I'll round up the data on a regular basis.

    For me it's watching Elena Dementieva play if that's called playing.

    She almost wants to lose, with all her dfs. I so want her to win n that's why it's so frustrating.

    Basically anyone you know can n should win but keeps throwing it away.

    I know Marat n Safina ranks up there too.

    mawashi

    Btw, my vote doesn't count :)

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    Roddick 3
    Nalbandian 4
    Safin 5
    Murray 2
    James Blake 4
    Ivanisevic 1
    Gulbis 1
    Agassi 1

    Women

    Wozniacki 1
    Ivanovic 1
     
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  2. dropshot winner

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    Nalbandian.

    He plays 10 sick shots and in a single rally and then misses the easy put away, or he holds easily for a whole set and gets broken when he serves for the set/match, and sometimes he doesn't even turn up on the court.
     
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  3. Carsomyr

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    For the men, probably Nalbandian.

    For the women, Kuznetsova.
     
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  4. jserve

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    I would say Safin. After seeing how talented and good he is when he is playing his best tennis, its frustrating that he hasn't able to keep his level of play that high all the time.
     
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  5. peli_kan

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    After all these years, for me it's Safin. WHY DO YOU BREAK OUR HEARTS??!?!
     
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  6. misterijozo

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    Men: Murray
    Women: Wozniacki

    It's so irritating to watch defensive play all the time, specially Wozniacki. Murrays arrogance makes him more irritating than anyone on the tour.
     
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  7. featherlight

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    ya totally agree with you , roddick hits such a loopy shot
     
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  8. westside

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    Roddick with those "topspin" inside out forehand approach shots against Fed

    2007 AO SF springs to mind
     
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    Any player that takes ages between points/ages to serve.
     
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  10. mawashi

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    Now that was unexpected... Wozniacki?

    I admit her game isn't beautiful but frustrating to watch?
    She doesn't move that well n she doesn't have a big weapon but at least she doesn't crash n burn like some others I've mentioned.

    mawashi
     
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  11. nalbyvsfed

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    Definately nalbandian...., safin is close too
    but hes such a weird guy , You never know whats going to happen, with him manythign can happen. watch last years sydney and australian open. he wins sydney en loses early in australian open :-?. You can even expect him to win australian open 2010, if he gets an hotstreak... alright the chance for such a scenario is little, but it isin 't impossible.
     
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  12. dropshot winner

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    So true, but you have to keep in mind that Nalbandian was already struggling a lot with his hip at the beginning of the year.

    He has said that he wants to return to the top10, and I guess Del Potro's US Open win will have motivated him even more.

    I hope that Nadal draws a healthy Nalbandian in the 2nd round of the AO 2010 :twisted: .
     
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  13. Meaghan

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    Easily Murray. Get agressive man!!!!!!!!
     
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    Not going to happen. Nalbandian is going to have a protected ranking of #14 or #15 by next year's Australian Open
     
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  15. dropshot winner

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    I didn't know that, in that case a 4R encounter wouldn't be too bad either :). I just hope he doesn't end up in Federer's or Djokovic's half.
     
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    James Blake.
     
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  17. ceberus

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    Frustrating for me is Safin. My favorite player losing to morons which he should deep fry, but he loses in straights. I guess he lost his passion long time ago. If he had the passion or Nadal or Federer, he would have been in the elite list.
     
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  18. JankovicFan

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    Women - Ana Ivanovic trying to serve, so bad she isn't even mentioned much anymore.

    Men - Easily Ernests Gulbis, playing with such panache but not keeping the ball between the lines. Falling from the 50s almost out of the top 100.
     
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  19. Lefty5

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    JB for sure
     
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  20. Coaching

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    J Blake for me too. He can be brilliant and then beat himself to death very frustrating.
     
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    Blake,Safin, Ivanisevic, Gulbis, Nalbandian, early Agassi
     
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  22. Blade0324

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    Blake is the first one that come to mind for me. He is too aggressive and makes so many errors. Just get the ball in man.
    On the ladies side I'd say Safina. She needs a sports psychologist to get her head right.
     
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  23. :) Unfortunately thats very true.
     
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  24. P_Agony

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    Dementieva and Nalbandian are two players that should have had multiple slams by now.
     
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    Nalbanian because he plays some matches where he can make Federer and Nadal look like ballboys. I hate it when you see a player who is gifted and he doesn't play near his ability.

    I guess you can say that about Safin also and in the past Henri Leconte.

    I suppose Andy Murray also only because he has not done as well as he should have in majors. I have a hunch that may change soon however.
     
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  26. diegaa

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    Safin, nalbandian, gaudio, zabaleta and from the last 2 years, moya.
     
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  27. Edstringer13

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    Gulbis is:The number one underachiever in tennis!
     
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    Dinara Safina, but I simply feel bad for her. I can relate to her 'issues' with her game. Very painful to watch, and I like her a bunch.
     
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  29. penzias

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    It's not only the passion, after the injuries he suffered in 2005 and some more stuff he'll probably never will make public he was pretty much done, didn't enjoy tennis anymore, excepting maybe the Davis Cup. He kept playing just for the money.
     
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  30. Emelia21

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    A Radwanska such a miserable looking person, never looks like she enjoys playing the game
     
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    Agree with all... If early Andre (1990-1991 had been like in his later years, he would have 11-12 Slams).

    Goran: Had he had the mental toughness of Pete Sampras, he would been a 4 time Wimbledon champion.
     
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  33. ubermeyer

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    murray duh

    it is also frustrating to see karlovic get broken because of missing easy volleys
     
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  34. tennismsands

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    lol totally agree with you shes either showing no emotion at all or extrmely frustrated, but frankly, shes one of my fav's.:)

    Everyone is saying Safina, but i would have to disagree. I find it enjoyable to watch her uncontrollable breakdowns and simply brainless bashing. I think the best is when her and her coach are yelling at each other in between points and safina looks like shes about to break down in tears. Quite exciting to watch.
     
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  35. Nadalfan89

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    Federer can be annoying to watch when he's shanking his backhand left and right. Murray is always annoying to watch.
     
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  36. Passion4Tennis

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    For me, it would have to be Monfils. He's one of the best athletes on tour, but he seems to lack heart, and his conditioning is suspect. With the talent he has, he should be able to go deep consistently in slams, and maybe even win one or two.
     
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  37. pound cat

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    Or, why does he do this to himself????

    Psychiatrist needed.


    ASAP
     
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