LostGen Power rankings

Fabresque

Professional
#1
Now that Thiem won IW let’s see how the other LostGen brothers-in-arms stack up. These are the Top 15 LostGen players power rankings!

1. Dominic Thiem (#4) - He’s obviously the best of the bunch, ranked #4 in the world and just won his maiden masters. Still needs to do something in slams though, he’s gotten close at RG but maybe this year or next year will be his year.

2. Kei Nishikori (#6) - He’s made an impressive comeback from injuries lately. Sadly he’s a massive choker and lost to Hurkacz twice in like two weeks. Also can’t string together more than 3 long matches at once. Pretty useless.

3. Milos Raonic (#15) - You know, I had faith in him to win atleast one slam but he hasn’t and probably never will. More of a cant hit a backhand sort of player who gets exposed easily by anyone with common sense and a return game.

4. Marco Cecchinato (#16) - He’s a late bloomer, so I cant blame him for not doing much as he had no real expectation to do anything.

5. Nikoloz Basilashvili (#19) - Another one like Cecchinato. Late bloomer. No expectations for him anyways.

6. David Goffin (#20) - Had pretty high expectations but failed to live up to them. Also an injury magnet like Nishikori.

7. Diego Schwartzman (#23) - He’s good for a few months of the season on clay and useless anywhere else. He’s pretty good for his height though.

8. Lucas Pouille (#28) - Literally didn’t even care last year. Did pretty good with the semifinal at the AO this year but has looked pretty average ever since. Disappointing as he has potential.

9. Grigor Dimitrov (#29) - I don’t even want to speak about him. Any time he actually turns up he ends up rotting away. Every single time. So much potential wasted because he’s a mental case. Useless.

10. Pablo Carreño-Busta (#30) - Besides his little show after losing to Nishikori at the AO he’s pretty average. Had no potential anyways, really boring.

11. Guido Pella (#32) - Late bloomer. No expectations.

12. Marton Fucsovics (#34) - Another late one. I like his game style but again there’s no real expectations here.

13. Jan-Lennard Struff (#44) - I actually quite like him but there’s nothing to expect out of him.

14. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (#48) - He showed a lot of promise a few years ago but hasn’t amounted to much. Great doubles player though.

15. Dušan Lajovic (#52) - He has a one hander to stand out but nothing else. Novak gave him a bagel and a breadstick while recovering from injury. Not a great way to be known.

Special mentions - Jiri Vesely, Bernard Tomic, Ryan Harrison - Ranked outside of our Top 15, they’re all leaking with talent. Too bad they’re mental cases who have wasted it all. Useless.

Special Special mention - Tennys Sandgren - His name sounds like tennis. But no expectations. Useless.


And there you have the Top 15 LostGen players! As you can see they’re all unique and fun to follow! Except all of them because they’re useless.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
#2
Now that Thiem won IW let’s see how the other LostGen brothers-in-arms stack up. These are the Top 15 LostGen players power rankings!

1. Dominic Thiem (#4) - He’s obviously the best of the bunch, ranked #4 in the world and just won his maiden masters. Still needs to do something in slams though, he’s gotten close at RG but maybe this year or next year will be his year.

2. Kei Nishikori (#6) - He’s made an impressive comeback from injuries lately. Sadly he’s a massive choker and lost to Hurkacz twice in like two weeks. Also can’t string together more than 3 long matches at once. Pretty useless.

3. Milos Raonic (#15) - You know, I had faith in him to win atleast one slam but he hasn’t and probably never will. More of a cant hit a backhand sort of player who gets exposed easily by anyone with common sense and a return game.

4. Marco Cecchinato (#16) - He’s a late bloomer, so I cant blame him for not doing much as he had no real expectation to do anything.

5. Nikoloz Basilashvili (#19) - Another one like Cecchinato. Late bloomer. No expectations for him anyways.

6. David Goffin (#20) - Had pretty high expectations but failed to live up to them. Also an injury magnet like Nishikori.

7. Diego Schwartzman (#23) - He’s good for a few months of the season on clay and useless anywhere else. He’s pretty good for his height though.

8. Lucas Pouille (#28) - Literally didn’t even care last year. Did pretty good with the semifinal at the AO this year but has looked pretty average ever since. Disappointing as he has potential.

9. Grigor Dimitrov (#29) - I don’t even want to speak about him. Any time he actually turns up he ends up rotting away. Every single time. So much potential wasted because he’s a mental case. Useless.

10. Pablo Carreño-Busta (#30) - Besides his little show after losing to Nishikori at the AO he’s pretty average. Had no potential anyways, really boring.

11. Guido Pella (#32) - Late bloomer. No expectations.

12. Marton Fucsovics (#34) - Another late one. I like his game style but again there’s no real expectations here.

13. Jan-Lennard Struff (#44) - I actually quite like him but there’s nothing to expect out of him.

14. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (#48) - He showed a lot of promise a few years ago but hasn’t amounted to much. Great doubles player though.

15. Dušan Lajovic (#52) - He has a one hander to stand out but nothing else. Novak gave him a bagel and a breadstick while recovering from injury. Not a great way to be known.

Special mentions - Jiri Vesely, Bernard Tomic, Ryan Harrison - Ranked outside of our Top 15, they’re all leaking with talent. Too bad they’re mental cases who have wasted it all. Useless.

Special Special mention - Tennys Sandgren - His name sounds like tennis. But no expectations. Useless.


And there you have the Top 15 LostGen players! As you can see they’re all unique and fun to follow! Except all of them because they’re useless.
Moronic and insulting to a lot of journeyman. LostGen is Dimi, Raonic, and Nishikori. Only total ignorami lump Thiem in that group and basically the rest of the list is worse as most of these players haven't even gotten off the ground so how can they be lost already. Most of these players are actually doing rather well of late in their careers. You might as well lump Albot in your ridiculous group as well.

LostGen are generally Big 4 pigeons so lets review your additions:
Cechinato took at Djoko at last RG and made SF - brilliant addition on your part
Basilashvilli - reputable vs top 10:
31‑Dec‑2018 Doha Hard QF 21 1 (1)Novak Djokovic [SRB] d. (5)Basilashvili 4-6 6-3 6-4
29‑Oct‑2018 Paris Masters Hard R32 22 6 (7)Kevin Anderson [RSA] d. Basilashvili 6-3 6-7(3) 7-6(3)
22‑Oct‑2018 Vienna Hard R32 24 8 (2)Kevin Anderson [RSA] d. Basilashvili 4-6 7-6(6) 6-3
8‑Oct‑2018 Shanghai Masters Hard R32 23 5 (4)Alexander Zverev [GER] d. Basilashvili 7-5 6-4
1‑Oct‑2018 Beijing Hard F 34 4 Basilashvili d. (1)Juan Martin Del Potro [ARG] 6-4 6-4
27‑Aug‑2018 Us Open Hard R16 37 1 (1)Rafael Nadal [ESP] d. Basilashvili 6-3 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4
19‑Mar‑2018 Miami Masters Hard R64 89 8 (6)Kevin Anderson [RSA] d. Basilashvili 6-4 6-3 -
Goffin - beat Federe and Nadal at WTF just over a year ago, close in age to LostGen and limited serve game, but he's exceeded expectations for the most part.
Pouille - hard to call him lost when nobody had huge expectations for him and just had Auz SF so knows how to win on big stage
Pella - now you're after journeyman players who've not done much
12-15 on your list all have made above expected progress. You do know Herbert has been focusing on doubles and winning majors and many other things?

Don't lump these players in with the original LostGen as they are all exceeding expectations.
 
#3
Dimitrov is ranked far too low. With a WTF and a Masters (as well as having two slam SFs) he's a whole lot better than players you ranked above him such as Pouille, Schwartzman, and Goffin. Yeah, he was a letdown, but I'm sure a guy like Goffin would love to switch careers with him.
 

Fabresque

Professional
#5
Moronic and insulting to a lot of journeyman. LostGen is Dimi, Raonic, and Nishikori. Only total ignorami lump Thiem in that group and basically the rest of the list is worse as most of these players haven't even gotten off the ground so how can they be lost already. Most of these players are actually doing rather well of late in their careers. You might as well lump Albot in your ridiculous group as well.

LostGen are generally Big 4 pigeons so lets review your additions:
Cechinato took at Djoko at last RG and made SF - brilliant addition on your part
Basilashvilli - reputable vs top 10:
31‑Dec‑2018 Doha Hard QF 21 1 (1)Novak Djokovic [SRB] d. (5)Basilashvili 4-6 6-3 6-4
29‑Oct‑2018 Paris Masters Hard R32 22 6 (7)Kevin Anderson [RSA] d. Basilashvili 6-3 6-7(3) 7-6(3)
22‑Oct‑2018 Vienna Hard R32 24 8 (2)Kevin Anderson [RSA] d. Basilashvili 4-6 7-6(6) 6-3
8‑Oct‑2018 Shanghai Masters Hard R32 23 5 (4)Alexander Zverev [GER] d. Basilashvili 7-5 6-4
1‑Oct‑2018 Beijing Hard F 34 4 Basilashvili d. (1)Juan Martin Del Potro [ARG] 6-4 6-4
27‑Aug‑2018 Us Open Hard R16 37 1 (1)Rafael Nadal [ESP] d. Basilashvili 6-3 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4
19‑Mar‑2018 Miami Masters Hard R64 89 8 (6)Kevin Anderson [RSA] d. Basilashvili 6-4 6-3 -
Goffin - beat Federe and Nadal at WTF just over a year ago, close in age to LostGen and limited serve game, but he's exceeded expectations for the most part.
Pouille - hard to call him lost when nobody had huge expectations for him and just had Auz SF so knows how to win on big stage
Pella - now you're after journeyman players who've not done much
12-15 on your list all have made above expected progress. You do know Herbert has been focusing on doubles and winning majors and many other things?

Don't lump these players in with the original LostGen as they are all exceeding expectations.
I’m going by age here. What other generation could you lump them into?
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
#7
I’m going by age here. What other generation could you lump them into?
I would start with Goffin's age and upwards; Thiem is the titular head of NextGen and the Diamond Age. If you want to call it a 2nd lost generation then do so. Frankly I lump in Cilic and Delpo with LostGen based on age in the traditional LostGen and they fit the bill. Nishikori is 29 years old now. Cilic and Delpo are just 14 months older and 30 years old until past US Open. Above this are the geriatrics, non-Big5 players over 30. These two groups constitute the pigeons though I would label Cilic, Delpo, or Goffin that harshly. I wouldn't even hit Pouille with that term as he took out Delpo and Rafa for his back to back early QFs and now has Auz Open SF. Pouille has never really had decent stats so he's been an overachiever and nearly made top 10 not all that long ago. Dimitrov is the patron saint of LostGen as he's had the most potential among the group. Nishi, Dimi, and RaoMug have all been top 5. Just incredibly weak compared to Thiemerev.:sneaky:
 
#8
Goffin is not ahead of Dimitrov at this point and starting to look like injuries piling up.

Thiem is absolutely part of the Lost-Gen being a 93 baby and yes he's #1 right now.

Raonic will win a Slam btw.
 
#10
Goffin is not ahead of Dimitrov at this point and starting to look like injuries piling up.

Thiem is absolutely part of the Lost-Gen being a 93 baby and yes he's #1 right now.

Raonic will win a Slam btw.
I’m going by their rankings, not by who’s better than who.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
#11
What birth years make up the lost gen in your opinion? I usually view the players born between 1989-1995/96 ish as the lost gen or as some TTW users like to say, "generation useless" lol.

I'm slightly reluctant to put 95 and 96 on there since 95 has NK who can do damage when he's focused and 96 has a few players with high potential as well. 89-94 is full of lap dogs and underachievers though
 
#17
The lost gen to me is more of a select group of players rather than an age group. It is the group of players that came about near the end of Fedalokovic’s peaks and were supposed to take the mantle from them but have failed time and again to do so. This includes Dimitrov, Nishikori, Raonic, Bernard Tomic, Ryan Harrison, Jerzy Janowicz, Donald Young, and Ernests Gulbis. Kyrgios is a good fit for this group as well, but of course he’s younger.

Thiem is a different story, not only did he come about much later than these guys but he has never really disappointed on a large scale. He’s getting better every year. He’s competitive with Fedal every time he plays them and has a couple Djoko scalps as well.

Then there are those that no one really ever expected to be multi slam winners. Goffin, Sock, Schwartzmen, Pouille, etc fall into that category. You can’t put them in the same category as the above players whose hype was much bigger.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
#18
The lost gen to me is more of a select group of players rather than an age group. It is the group of players that came about near the end of Fedalokovic’s peaks and were supposed to take the mantle from them but have failed time and again to do so. This includes Dimitrov, Nishikori, Raonic, Bernard Tomic, Ryan Harrison, Jerzy Janowicz, Donald Young, and Ernests Gulbis. Kyrgios is a good fit for this group as well, but of course he’s younger.

Thiem is a different story, not only did he come about much later than these guys but he has never really disappointed on a large scale. He’s getting better every year. He’s competitive with Fedal every time he plays them and has a couple Djoko scalps as well.

Then there are those that no one really ever expected to be multi slam winners. Goffin, Sock, Schwartzmen, Pouille, etc fall into that category. You can’t put them in the same category as the above players whose hype was much bigger.
I like Pouille. He reminds me of Nalbandian, but doesn’t have the edge.
 
#19
Lost Gen isn't an age group it is the people who were expected to dethrone the big three but failed. Basilashvili, along with about half of the list are just late bloomers. Basil has just got a new coach and with Jan De Witt he has jumped up considerably to make the top 20. It is not unforeseeable for him to make major inroads in top 10.
 
#23
Pella a late blooming lostgen member? Never saw him as anything else than your average journeyman

And Harrison should’ve done way better. Not sayin he has top-5 potential but definitely had the talent for a top 20 spot
 
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