Worst ATP players of all time

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  1. jakemcclain32

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    We've had the debates, ad nauseum, about the best players of all time. Maybe we've had this debate too, but I'll bring it anyway.

    Worst ones, by record, of all time? Who you got?
     
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  2. Federer and Nadal, they're just a couple of 5.0's :)
     
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  3. spiderman123

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    Leander Paes. He can lose to a 5.0
     
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  4. In all seriousness....Gulbis is the worst. :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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  5. Gorecki

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    Robert Dee
     
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  6. Max G.

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    Worst ATP player - somebody who qualified for one single ATP event in their whole career, lost first round, and never again qualified for another ATP event.

    I doubt any of us here have heard his name, though if someone wants to explore the recordbooks to find such a player, they can.
     
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    Receiving 20 wildcards and going 0-20 would be worse, right?
     
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  8. what about receiving 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 wildcards and losing :eek:
     
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  9. monfed

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    The moonballer who should've taken up a fulltime career in fishing instead. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. CDestroyer

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    I don't know about ATP players but the worst rec player I have seen is Jake Mcclain.:smile:
     
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  11. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

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    Ernest Gulbis....
     
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  12. :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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  13. jakemcclain32

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    If all anyone had was to see that horrible match, I don't blame anyone an ounce for thinking that. Embarassing.

    But that's staying in the past now, and things are improving slowly.

    Now, back to the original topic at hand. Would Vince Spadea be considered for that distinction?
     
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  14. jakemcclain32

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    I'd call him one of about three or four who completely and utterly waste their talents, but I wouldn't call him the worst. He took L.A. last year.
     
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    Probably the worst player to have ATP points is Mark Ein, owner of the Washington Kastles. He was 43 when he got Kevin Kim to partner with him in doubles and won a round in the main draw of an ATP event by retirement several years back. He is basically a decent recreational player that bought himself a WC and got lucky.
     
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  16. woodrow1029

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    So can John McEnroe, Rod Laver, and Chris Evert.
     
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  17. Juan Ma Del Pony

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    Gulbis is lazy, complacent, and spoiled by his $$Daddy$$, but he's not the "worst" ATP player by any means. Don't forget that this lazy, complacent doofus has wins over GS champions ********, Djoker, and Pony...
     
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    Verdasco by far. He is genetically designed to be unable to beat Nadal no matter how badly Nadal is playing. Have you seen their match in 2011 Cincy which is probably Nadal's worst tournament every season.
     
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  19. jokinla

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    It's tough to say, because if you are good enough to get some points, it's a hell of an achievement, and you can have that hot day where you can beat almost anyone. I grew up playing with a guy who played sporadically for several years, never really making a career out of it, but he had a win over Mats Wilander. Now anyone who can say they beat Mats Wilander can certainly say they weren't the worst player of all time, but he wasn't really much of an "ATP player", even though he had points and a ranking.
     
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    Ridiculous suggestion.
     
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    Polansky, obv.
     
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  22. Max G.

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    No. He was a fairly reasonable journeyman player - got to AO semis, got to top 20 - who had a bad streak for a while, which he later came back from.


    I suspect Goober got it right.
    Interestingly, I checked his record, and he's tried that a few times - and he got a SECOND win in some other tournament! Also by retirement.
     
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    Verdasco by far. He is genetically designed to not beat federer, no matter how bad Fed is playing.
     
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    Hmm that is interesting it happened twice! Can we say payoff?

    BTW Robert Dee would double bagel Mark Ein easily. Even though people make fun of him, he actually has won multiple times in qualifying rounds of future events which makes him at least 5.5 in my book.
     
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    If you lose 54 straight matches and 108 straight sets, you are indeed the worst. Robert Dee, please stand up!
     
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  27. El_Djoker

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    Me id say !!!
     
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  28. tideronthehooch

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    I have to say that Gulbis is one of the softest players on tour, but I don't know about being the worst. He does have talent, it just doesn't seem to be a real priority to him to put it to use on a consistent basis.

    Even being the worst on the tour means you're one of the best in world.
     
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  29. ATXtennisaddict

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    Maybe try to be a bit specific. "Worst player of all time" is so subjective.

    "Worst current top 100 player" perhaps? Or "Most wasted talent in top 100"?
     
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    I din't like Chela.
     
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    Looks like someone is still butthurt.
     
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    Gimelstob!
     
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