What established player you would most like to see suddenly crack the Top 5?

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  1. Walenty

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    Not a newcomer, not a player that's been top 5 or 6 before.

    For me it'd be Gasquet. It'd be so nice to see him suddenly GOATing and cracking backhand winners deep in slams.
     
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    Dimitrov..

    Don't think it will happen anymore though..
     
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  3. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Young gun, doesn't count ;)


    I'd say karlovic ( ;) ) or for fishy to rank better than 8th :)
     
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    Ok fair enough.. I thought that he sort of had established himself.. been on tour now for some years isn't it?

    Don't know if Nalbandian has been top 5 or 6, but I would, but if he hasn't, that would be my answer.
     
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  5. The Bawss

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    Lol Good luck with that. Fish has peaked. He will be lucky if he is still in the top 10 by Roland Garros.

    I would like to see Soderling back or Gasquet (but he has no chance either).
     
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  6. norbac

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    Wawrinka, Gasquet, or Haas with one final good run.
     
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  7. OddJack

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    In couple years hopefully
     
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    Roddick. He has the ability, but the fitness and style of play don't let him.
     
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  10. vive le beau jeu !

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    marcos ! :)
    (his best ranking so far has been #8, so it's a valid answer) ;)
     
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    Gael Monfils.
     
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    Gasquet, Verdasco, Tsonga
     
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    I really question Marco's work ethic, determination, and commitment to the game. He is a great ball striker, has a very nice 2hb, and moves pretty well. With all his skills there is no way he should be out of the top 15 if he applied himself. He likes playing big matches and loves the attention they bring. The problem is that he doesnt play consistent enough to play the top players near the end of tournaments.
     
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    Verdasco if he didn't play like junk, and Wawrinka...
     
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  17. batz

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    You do realise that Reeshard has been ranked as high as 7?
     
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    Robin Haase, David Nalbandian (for re-establish) or Karlovic
     
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    Olivier Rochus or Dolgopolov(latter's no young gun in tennis terms at twenty-three).
     
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    Radek Stepanek and his serve & volley.
     
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    You do realise that 7 is a lower rank than 5?
     
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    The guy in my avatar....
     
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  24. tennis_pro

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    Read the OP again.

    "Not a newcomer, not a player that's been top 5 or 6 before."

    Del Potro has been ranked as high as 4, if you forgot.
     
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  25. Walenty

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    It's a good thing I said top 5 or 6 then huh? :wink:

    But I see your point. :)

    I'd like to see him there as well--playing aggressively of course
     
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    Marko Djokovic. :p
     
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    Stepanek, since his style of play is very clean and flat.
     
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    Gasquet/Baghdatis/TBerd
     
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    Grigor, Gulbis, Dolgopolov, maybe Llodra, or Cilic!
     
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    Baghdatis or Gasquet.
     
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    Monfils. He's so entertaining to watch as it is, and he totally has the potential to be top 5 with his crazy athleticism. If he suddenly upped his level of play it'd be spectacular to watch.
     
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    Verdasco, Andreev, Almagro. I have a thing for heavy hitters and extreme grips.
     
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    +1

    Another Stepanek fan here, although he's growing old so don't know if he counts in this thread. I don't much like extreme grip players.

    Love his antics, too.

    From the younger players, I'd like to see Dolgo, Tomic, Cilic ...
     
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  36. batz

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    Yes I do - and I also understand how many rounds a seeded player needs to win in a 96 man draw.

    The OP asked which non newcomer player who had never before made 5 or 6 would we like to see get there - he chose Gasquet. All I'm doing is pointing out that it might not be that big a deal for a guy to be ranked 6 when he had previously been ranked 7.
     
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    Bellucci...very soon or never.
     
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    Feliciano Lopez. Big lefty serve, great 1hb, big fh, natural S&V...moves well, good footwork. Cant understand why he hasnt done better.

    Also Llodra.
     
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    Wawrinka or Gilles Simon
     
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    NOT Isner.
     
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    If you knew Isner you would change your mind.
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    Monfils.

    He clearly has an abundance of talent and ability, and i wonder if he toned it down a bit he could really contend. But then again, every sport needs its entertainers so it would be a shame if he did change.
     
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  44. Rozroz

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    i'm sure he is.

    but aren't we talking about a gameplay i enjoy to see among top 5?

    if it's character, i'm sure there are plenty that deserve to be top 5.
     
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    Actually, Gael has been ranked as high as 7 and I see batz's point. But it was only for a couple of weeks. What I meant was I would like to see him for a couple of months at #5 and at least compete at the WTF.

    Re: aggressively. Yeah I still have some hope left too. ;)

    Same here. Gillou was ranked #6 for 1 week. But it could be interesting to see him consistently beat the lower ranked guys and challenge the top 4 more often. Especially when you remember how he was a couple of points away from making it to the final at the WTF. :)
     
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    Karlovic, Stepanek, Andreev, Verdasco? Some of you are having a laugh..

    Monfils is too injury prone to put a run.

    For me the only ones who has a realistic chance(after Ferrer lets it go) are Berdych and Tipsy.

    Although if you ask me it will be a battle between Delpo and Tsonga(both been top 5).
     
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