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Leelord337 04-24-2012 06:41 AM

Players who have reached their full playing potential
i would say Federer in 2004-2007 maxed out his playing ability
also, Roddick in 2003-2006, Agassi, Djokovic's 2010-11 seasons, along with Sampras throughout his career. Nadal throughout his career, especially on clay. Would also have to throw Olivier Rochus in this mix too for what he has achieved, due to his height :).

Current player that come to mind that haven't (yet) (or didn't) max out their tennis playing abilites are:

Andy Murray, Gael Monfils, Guillermo Coria... any others with huge talent that seemed to be wasted?

tennis_pro 04-24-2012 07:08 AM

David Ferrer.

FlamEnemY 04-24-2012 07:11 AM

^^ I think you meant Djokovic's 2011.

Mustard 04-24-2012 07:16 AM

Thomas Muster, at least as well as he could after the post-midnight events of 1st April 1989.

GasquetGOAT 04-24-2012 07:18 AM

Nadal AO-12

tank_job 04-24-2012 07:27 AM

Berdych, Tsonga, Raonic, Dimitrov, Gasquet, Harrison, Tomic, Nishikori, Murray, Nalbandian, Coria, Hasse, Gulbis, Del-Potro

Mustard 04-24-2012 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by tank_job (Post 6485417)
Berdych, Tsonga, Raonic, Dimitrov, Gasquet, Harrison, Tomic, Nishikori, Murray, Nalbandian, Coria, Hasse, Gulbis, Del-Potro

Coria? He's one of the most unfulfilled talents ever to play tennis. No majors and just 2 masters series was a poor return for a player of Coria's talent and ability. He's one of the most unluckiest players to have played the game.

And Gulbis? That's all about his attitude, so an unfulfilled talent.

tistrapukcipeht 04-24-2012 07:46 AM

Albert Montanes has reached his max, and Davydenko as well.

I believe Nadal has achieved his max, I don't see him getting any better.

Deuces Wild 04-24-2012 08:27 AM

Gasquet a million times over.

Tenez101 04-24-2012 09:19 AM

Mats Wilander is the archetypal overachiever. Even though he burned out relatively young, I think he won way more than he was supposed to.

nyc 04-24-2012 09:28 AM

Daniel Koellerer, 2009

accidental 04-25-2012 01:01 AM

Lleyton Hewitt

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Mainad 04-25-2012 07:56 AM

I think the top 3 have all definitely reached (and passed) their full potential. No way are Federer at 30 and Nadal at nearly 26, suddenly going to get better than they were at their incredible peaks and it is almost impossible to see how even Djokovic could improve on his breathtaking performance in 2011!

Of the other top tenners, I would say they all still have potential to get even better with the exception of the two ' oldies' Ferrer and Fish (both now in their 30s). Other 'oldies' like Roddick, Ferrero and Davydenko have obviously long since maxed out their potential while I have the feeling that Del Potro will never again scale the heights of his 2009 performance (but still reserving judgement on that one).

Most of the younger players like Raonic, Dimitrov, Tomic, Harrison etc. have obvious potential if they can stick at it and work to improve. I would include Isner who, even at 26, has shown signs of obvious improvement and even Gulbis who still has the potential if only he could regain his motivation and focus.

PSNELKE 04-25-2012 09:21 AM

Marin Cilic from USO 2010- Zagreb 2011..

Tammo 04-25-2012 09:32 AM

Delpo all 09' sadly I don't think that he wll get back to that level.

bjk 04-25-2012 09:38 AM

Gasquet has pretty much reached his potential. Not much of a serve, lasso forehand, not that big . . . I don't really see him doing much better than he is. 10-30 in the world is pretty good for his size and deficiencies.

monfed 04-25-2012 09:39 AM

Ferrer, Nadal.

Honourable mention - Andy Murray :lol:

Murrayalmagrofan 04-25-2012 09:40 AM

Gilles Simon. I think he's extracted the most out of his talent as possible. Another is Radek Stepanek.

pvaudio 04-25-2012 09:47 AM

Hewitt for sure. Safin for definitely NOT sure.

Apun94 04-25-2012 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by tennis_pro (Post 6485370)
David Ferrer.

Ferrer is a top 5 player, only behind the top 4. He was never the one with unbelieveable amount of talent but it has been hard work that has made him this good, i do think he has reached his potential.

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