What established player you would most like to see suddenly crack the Top 5?

Walenty

Professional
Not a newcomer, not a player that's been top 5 or 6 before.

For me it'd be Gasquet. It'd be so nice to see him suddenly GOATing and cracking backhand winners deep in slams.
 

jelle v

Hall of Fame
Young gun, doesn't count ;)


I'd say karlovic ( ;) ) or for fishy to rank better than 8th :)
Ok fair enough.. I thought that he sort of had established himself.. been on tour now for some years isn't it?

Don't know if Nalbandian has been top 5 or 6, but I would, but if he hasn't, that would be my answer.
 

The Bawss

Banned
Young gun, doesn't count ;)


I'd say karlovic ( ;) ) or for fishy to rank better than 8th :)
Lol Good luck with that. Fish has peaked. He will be lucky if he is still in the top 10 by Roland Garros.

I would like to see Soderling back or Gasquet (but he has no chance either).
 

Rjtennis

Hall of Fame
marcos ! :)
(his best ranking so far has been #8, so it's a valid answer) ;)
I really question Marco's work ethic, determination, and commitment to the game. He is a great ball striker, has a very nice 2hb, and moves pretty well. With all his skills there is no way he should be out of the top 15 if he applied himself. He likes playing big matches and loves the attention they bring. The problem is that he doesnt play consistent enough to play the top players near the end of tournaments.
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
Not a newcomer, not a player that's been top 5 or 6 before.

For me it'd be Gasquet. It'd be so nice to see him suddenly GOATing and cracking backhand winners deep in slams.
You do realise that Reeshard has been ranked as high as 7?
 

papertank

Hall of Fame
Monfils. He's so entertaining to watch as it is, and he totally has the potential to be top 5 with his crazy athleticism. If he suddenly upped his level of play it'd be spectacular to watch.
 

batz

G.O.A.T.
You do realise that 7 is a lower rank than 5?
Yes I do - and I also understand how many rounds a seeded player needs to win in a 96 man draw.

The OP asked which non newcomer player who had never before made 5 or 6 would we like to see get there - he chose Gasquet. All I'm doing is pointing out that it might not be that big a deal for a guy to be ranked 6 when he had previously been ranked 7.
 
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Wilander Fan

Hall of Fame
Feliciano Lopez. Big lefty serve, great 1hb, big fh, natural S&V...moves well, good footwork. Cant understand why he hasnt done better.

Also Llodra.
 

robbo1970

Hall of Fame
Monfils.

He clearly has an abundance of talent and ability, and i wonder if he toned it down a bit he could really contend. But then again, every sport needs its entertainers so it would be a shame if he did change.
 

Rozroz

G.O.A.T.
If you knew Isner you would change your mind.
He's a really nice guy and a gentleman on court.
i'm sure he is.

but aren't we talking about a gameplay i enjoy to see among top 5?

if it's character, i'm sure there are plenty that deserve to be top 5.
 

sdont

Legend
It's a good thing I said top 5 or 6 then huh? :wink:

But I see your point. :)



I'd like to see him there as well--playing aggressively of course
Actually, Gael has been ranked as high as 7 and I see batz's point. But it was only for a couple of weeks. What I meant was I would like to see him for a couple of months at #5 and at least compete at the WTF.

Re: aggressively. Yeah I still have some hope left too. ;)

Wawrinka or Gilles Simon
Same here. Gillou was ranked #6 for 1 week. But it could be interesting to see him consistently beat the lower ranked guys and challenge the top 4 more often. Especially when you remember how he was a couple of points away from making it to the final at the WTF. :)
 

Enigma_87

Professional
Karlovic, Stepanek, Andreev, Verdasco? Some of you are having a laugh..

Monfils is too injury prone to put a run.

For me the only ones who has a realistic chance(after Ferrer lets it go) are Berdych and Tipsy.

Although if you ask me it will be a battle between Delpo and Tsonga(both been top 5).
 
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Deleted member 21996

Guest
Spadea in ATP or MC Spade in TOTP...

Also Dominik "positive h2h to Fedal" Hrbaty
 
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