The "Where are they now" thread

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  1. davydenko_fan

    davydenko_fan Rookie

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    at one point all eyes were on these players but after a certain amount of time the attention they receive died completely. where are these players now?

    Kei Nishikori
    Anna Chakvetadze
    Mardy Fish
    Robby Ginepri
    Ana Ivanovic
    Igor Andreev
    Ernests Gulbis

    Maybe since i havent saw these players in televised matches in a while im being a little hard on them....but anyway, i guess they just arent winning enough matches lately.
     
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  2. Lsmkenpo

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    Kei Nishikori-elbow injury most of 2009

    Anna Chakvetadze- never made it past the second round of any major in 2009

    Mardy Fish- got married, past his prime

    Robby Ginepri-Won 3rd title of his career in Indianapolis

    Ana Ivanovic- I don't know why she has dropped

    Igor Andreev- pretty much status quo, slight improvement 2009

    Ernests Gulbis- Needs to get his head in the game or get out, doesnt work hard, got caught with prostitute.(still has tremendous talent) pity he is wasting it.
     
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  3. Anaconda

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    How is Gulbis talented? A lot of players can do what he does; except they can get the ball over the net and in between the inner tramlines.
     
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  4. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    He has played some impressive sets is the highlight of his career so far.
     
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  5. Anaconda

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    Exactly. He's a pro-tennis player and all he has to show for it is 3 good sets of tennis. Pathetic.

    Go to school Ernsts and find a different profession
     
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  6. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

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    Ivanovic now lives with me..or did I just dream it?
     
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    Ivanovic - overrated and a mess right now
    Gulbis - not good enough to beat the big boys consistently (good sets do not equal wins)
     
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  8. AM95

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    Um....well i guesse he's talented b/c he's taken a set of the number 2 player in the world (nadal), number 5/6/7 player in the world (roddick). he's just not commited ..he's like safin, except in the earlier stages of his career, his work ethic was alot harder which is why he won two slams.
     
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  10. Fee

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    Mardy Fish broke a rib or something at the USO, so he was out for a while. He worked out with Roddick in Austin last week (according to Andy's twitter) so he'll be back next season.

    Robby Ginepri had an emergency appendectomy in 2009 and lost 20 or so pounds because of it. It's taken him a while to get his strength back, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him make some kind of run in the US and crack the 50, maybe top 30 again.

    Kei Nishikori injured an arm or shoulder and I'm pretty sure he had surgery. I think I saw Bolletieri post somewhere that he was back to training now too. He might be entered into the AO with a protected ranking, I'll check on that.
     
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  11. jamesblakefan#1

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    Gulbis is the most overrated 'talent' on these boards. You can't tell me a guy barely top 100 now is going to suddenly turn it on and become a top level guy in the next year. Work ethic is something that's hard to develop - Agassi developed it later in his career - but usually if you don't have the work ethic, or people around to instill it in you, you will not succeed. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you have no desire to win or work hard, and are a mental midget to boot (as Gulbis' personal life shows that he is), you aren't going anywhere in tennis.
     
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  12. Go Ernie....show them how you can play tennis.....:)
     
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  13. edmondsm

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    Gulbis just hits the **** out of the ball. It's only impressive if it's landing in, which it's usually not.
     
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  14. britbox

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    Gulbis' career has NO PARALLEL with Safin's. Safin was beating Agassi and Kuerten at Roland Garros when he was 18. He won the US Open when he was 20, beating Sampras and going onto become the world #1 a few weeks later.

    Gulbis is not fit to be mentioned in the same breath... He is the most overrated player in the modern era. If Gulbis wins a single Masters title let alone a slam I'd be astonished.
     
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