Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by dominikk1985, Jan 29, 2012.
What do you think? who was the weakest male slam winner of the last 20 years.
The last Slam winner was 43 years ago!
Roddick will be going on that list soon
Moya? Former world on.1 and a consistent player over many years?
I'd say Korda...........I think
Johansson and, in 1968, Australian ( Non) Open winner Bill Bowrey.This one, probably the most surprising champion of a major ever.
I would probably pick Gaudio considering the almost comical circumstances he beat Coria at the French final in 2004.
Korda gets my vote. Especially since he was caught doping up or something a while after the win.
Muster never got out of the first round @ Wimbledon and really did nothing notable on hard court.
I'd tend to agree with you but 3 Wimbledon finals would suggest otherwise.
Any of Gaudio, Johansson or Korda...but I'd lean in favor of Gaudio, Coria should have won that match for sure, at Johansson and Korda somewhat earned theirs, Gaudios was a huge amount of luck.
He will go out as an all time loser...like Fred Stolle, 3 times in a row beaten finalist at Wimbledon ( but he won 2 slams to Roddick´s single one...)
No. I don't see how anyone could think Gaudio or Johansson are better players than Roddick.
How is that being a loser? He won a slam, four runners up to a very tough matchup and has won a truckload of titles and has won DC. Strong showings across AO, W and US as well as ending in the top 10 for god knows how many years. With what? A huge serve and a huge forehand with not much else (although his forehand went when Gilbert did). Roddick in some ways did better than guys who had a lot more game. Definately not a loser, only a troll or an idiot would think like that.
How many ATP titles have you won by the way?
Seriously? A lot of current tour players would be beyond ecstatic if they could accomplish as much as Roddick has.
I know for a fact that Federer is the worst 16 slam winner in the last 20 years
Though his backhand is an amazing shot.
Christine O'Neal 1978 unseeded Australian open winner.
No. Don't agree with this. Just because he only won one doesn't mean he should be considered a weak slam winner.
Gaudio second place.
I'd pick Nadal. Crumbled against the Serbian Armada.
Muster could play on hard until his car accident then his knees were shot
Didn't Johanson win 2 majors?
The answer to the poll is clearly Gaston Gaudio, who very few picked to win the 2004 French Open final once he had got there, and Gaudio getting to the final was a big surprise in itself. Still, Gaudio clinched the title when Coria failed to do so, so it's fully deserved, even though it was probably the most bizarre final ever seen.
I can't believe some people are voting Korda, who could always be a dangerous player and was in very good form in late 1997-early 1998.
1 major, the 2002 Australian Open.
Guadio, that win was out of left field. And he looked like a girl.
Muster - Hard Court
Not true - he won Miami in 97 when it was regarded as probably the first among equals as a Masters event (in the late 80's and early 90's it was regarded as a kind of 5th Slam). He also got to the semi's of the Australian Open twice. He got to the final of cincinnati as well. He also won at Essen in 95 on indoor carpet (this was an important event in Germany during that time period)
Johansson does have more titles and a MS trophy to his credit. Still, Gaudio finished in the top ten two years in a row while Johansson never finished a season with a rank above 14. His record of 29-24 in his 2002 campaign is just atrocious.
Only a troll couldn´t see that Roddick´s an overrated player on those boards.He won no more slams than Moya ( a far better player ), Ferrero ( at least, as good as him), Gaudio,Johansson,Korda...well, he has one more win than the other overrated guy, Rios.
Good post.She and Bill Bowrey, 1968 Australian champion..
Exaclty, and also the next year of winning the FO, Gaudio backed it up by winning 5 titles in 2005 and playing the TMC(WTF) again (by his own merit and not by the "luck" everybody is saying he got in 2004)
in 2005 42–8 on clay only second to Nadal
Reached SF at TMC(WTF) were he lost 60 60 to Roger Federer
the only player to beat 3 times Nadal in clay, the last time by 06 60 61 in ATP Buenos aires (Nadal already a promise altough before started to be the player he was in Europe clay season in 2005)
I still have to vote for Gaudio as the weakest.
Fun fact: Gaudio never even made the quarterfinals in a major other than that FO he won.
I can't find any other major winner who also only had one QF or better showing at a major in his career. Johansson at least made the USO QFs twice and the Wimbledon semis once. Korda made the QFs of a major 6 different times in his career.
Very true, that says hes just a clay courter
Naw¡ Bill Bowrey, 1968 Australian championships winner.
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