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jakemcclain32 03-20-2012 09:28 AM

Worst ATP players of all time
 
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?

ernestsgulbisfan#1 03-20-2012 09:29 AM

Federer and Nadal, they're just a couple of 5.0's :)

spiderman123 03-20-2012 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by jakemcclain32 (Post 6409924)
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?

Leander Paes. He can lose to a 5.0

ernestsgulbisfan#1 03-20-2012 09:30 AM

In all seriousness....Gulbis is the worst. :cry::cry::cry::cry:

Gorecki 03-20-2012 09:36 AM

Robert Dee

Max G. 03-20-2012 10:24 AM

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.

joeri888 03-20-2012 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Max G. (Post 6410073)
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.

Receiving 20 wildcards and going 0-20 would be worse, right?

ernestsgulbisfan#1 03-20-2012 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by joeri888 (Post 6410076)
Receiving 20 wildcards and going 0-20 would be worse, right?

what about receiving 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 wildcards and losing :o

monfed 03-20-2012 10:28 AM

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

CDestroyer 03-20-2012 10:29 AM

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

kishnabe 03-20-2012 10:31 AM

Ernest Gulbis....

ernestsgulbisfan#1 03-20-2012 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 6410085)
Ernest Gulbis....

:cry::cry::cry::cry:

jakemcclain32 03-20-2012 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by CDestroyer (Post 6410082)
I don't know about ATP players but the worst rec player I have seen is Jake Mcclain.:smile:

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?

jakemcclain32 03-20-2012 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 6410085)
Ernest Gulbis....

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.

goober 03-20-2012 10:43 AM

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.

woodrow1029 03-20-2012 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by spiderman123 (Post 6409939)
Leander Paes. He can lose to a 5.0

So can John McEnroe, Rod Laver, and Chris Evert.

Juan Ma Del Pony 03-20-2012 11:13 AM

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...

dudeski 03-20-2012 11:18 AM

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.

jokinla 03-20-2012 12:23 PM

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.

fps 03-20-2012 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by dudeski (Post 6410174)
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.

Ridiculous suggestion.


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