Your favorite journeyman player

flymeng

Semi-Pro
Who is your favorite journeyman player who has achieved some success in the latter stages of his career? I said Rafter and Blake at first but I was wrong since they are too successful. Now, I pick Wally Masur.
 
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Breaker

Legend
I think we need a more specific definition for "journeyman" if Rafter and Blake are included...
 
Yeah, let's redifine journeyman, then. And can we do it with a list or two?

If so...Mansour Barahmi/Bahrami sp? That guy played a little....could not play/travel...then became a star on the senior tour.

Nicolas Pereira.

Geoff Grant and Mark Keil (Being listed near the top here is a perk for having a movie sometimes entitled ''The Journeymen'').

Karsten Braasch.

Jen-Phillippe Fleurian.

David Nainkin.

Brett Steven.

Luke Jensen.
 
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Winning the USO twice makes you a journeyman? Wow...
i was about to say, this guy has beaten sampras at big tourneys, beaten agassi, two USOs, wimby final, many semi appearances at grand slams, and he's a journeyman. methinks you need to do some homework before posting smart comments
 

flymeng

Semi-Pro
i was about to say, this guy has beaten sampras at big tourneys, beaten agassi, two USOs, wimby final, many semi appearances at grand slams, and he's a journeyman. methinks you need to do some homework before posting smart comments
Me thinks that Rafter's earlier career was more of a journey man. He did not win majors till the middle of his career. He was on tour for 6 years and won 1 tournament. Then, he won the big one. OK, he is half of a journey man. I hope you are satisfied with me explanation. ;)
 
Justin Gimelstob. Jared Palmer. Alex O'Brien. Richey Reneberg. Jeff Tarango. Jeff Salzenstein. Paul Goldsein. Kevin Kim. Alex Kim. Richard Matuszewski. Paul Chamberlain. Derrick Rostagno. Dan Goldie. Chris Mayotte. Buster Mottram. Barry Cowan. Hans Simonsson. Stefan Simonsson. Markus Hipfl. Sasa Hirszon. Per Hjertquist. Thomas Hogstedt (now coaching Haas). Renzo Furlan. Jaime Oncins. Cassio Motta. Carlos Kirmayr. Victor Pecci. Victor Amaya. Hugo Chapacu. Francisco Gonzales. Rodolphe Gilbert. Gilbert Schaller. Adrian Voinea. Minhea Nastase. Florin Segarceanu. Bobby Green. Peter Rennert. Tony Graham. Jay Lapidus. Daniel Vacek. Oleg Ogodorov. Jai Di Louie. Joe Giuliano. And many moooooore.

After that interview the other night with Roddick, my vote goes to Gimel.
 

Tchocky

Hall of Fame
Koubek has really impressed me during the US Open. He's a small guy but packs a big punch. He hits with pace from both sides and has a pretty big serve.
 

diegaa

Hall of Fame
I thought journeyman was something else, please redefine.
IMO, Guillermo Perez Roldan was great to watch, a guy hitting the ball à la Calleri or Feña.
 

Breaker

Legend
I'll go with Santoro, Spadea (well, he was top 20 at one point, but for the most part journeyman), and Gimelstob.
 

Cindysphinx

G.O.A.T.
Hyung Taik Lee (sp?).

Nothing special, but makes the most of what he has.

Contrast this to Blake, who has squandered his whole career trying to hit big and bigger.
 
Jan Kroslak was a good journeyman. So was Kevin Ullyet (now plays dubs).
Shuzo Matsuoka. Marcelo Filippini. Horacio de la Pena. Bruno Oresar. Ronald Agenor (very stylish player). Roberto Azar. Ken Flach. Diego Nargiso. Robert Seguso. Diego Perez. Amos Mansdorf. Shlomo Glickstein. Mort Christensen. Kenneth Carlsen. Kent Carlsson. Kenny Thorne. Shelby Cannon. Doug Flach. Olivier Delaitre. Gianluca Pozzi. Daniele Musa. Daniele Bracciali. Omar Camporese. Antonio Zugarelli. Andrea Gaudenzi. Olivier Rochus. Christophe Rocus. Kristof Vliegen. Filip DeWulf. Juan Balcells. Jordi Arrese. Giancarlo Esposito. Benicio del Toro. Juaquin Andujar. Fernando Valenzuela. Just checking if you people are skimming or actually reading this list. Lucas Arnold. Federico Browne. Jimy Szymanski. Neil Borwick. Ramon Delgado. Sasha Bogomolov. Andrei Cherkasov. Eric Fromm. Fernando Vicente. Alberto Portas. Alex Lopez Moron. Roberto Carretero (who managed to win Hamburg once as a qualifier). Juan Aguilera. Lou Gloria. Marco Cacopardo. David DiLucia. Chris Cocotos. Eric Amend. Ricky Leach. Grant Connell. Glenn Michibata. Pat Galbraith. Carl Chang. Jonathan Stark. Michael Jessup. Oren Motevassel. Tommy Ho. Simon Youl. Mark Kratzmann. Roger Rasheed. Benjamin Becker. Benedikt Dorsch. Neville Godwin. Alex Radulescu. Veli Liukko. Andreas Vinciguerra. Jaime Delgado. Arvind Parmar. Miles MacLagan. Ferdie Taygan. Wally Masur. John ALexander. John Fitzgerald. John Frawley. Rod Frawley. Chris Guccione. Nathan Healey. Taylor Dent. Jaime Yzaga. Jonas B. Svensson. Charly Steeb. Patrik Kuehnen. Eric Jelen. Jan Appel. Mikael Tillstrom. Jan Siemerink. Jacco Eltingh. Janko Tipsarevic. Yves Allegro. Cedric Kauffman. Georges Bastl. Joao Cunha Silva.

These are journeymen.

Rafter and Blake et al.....renowned professionals in ANY circle.
 
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cghipp

Professional
Hicham Arazi - he was fun to watch.

Vladimir Voltchkov - had a nice Wimbledon run in 2000.

Even these guys were a little above what I'd normally consider "journeyman." Tough crowd!
 

psamp14

Hall of Fame
didnt spadea mention how he didnt appreciate it in his book when agassi called him a journeyman?

what about andrei pavel? can bjorkman be considered a journeyman, in singles?
 

superman1

Legend
didnt spadea mention how he didnt appreciate it in his book when agassi called him a journeyman?
From the excerpts I have read, that book is nothing more than Spadea's explanation for every match he lost. "I had a bad burrito the night before," "someone in the stands shouted out before I served and I proceeded to lose my serve," etc. He's a seriously deluded journeyman.
 

anointedone

Banned
From the excerpts I have read, that book is nothing more than Spadea's explanation for every match he lost. "I had a bad burrito the night before," "someone in the stands shouted out before I served and I proceeded to lose my serve," etc. He's a seriously deluded journeyman.
Maybe but he sure played a great match to beat Agassi in the 4th round of the 99 Australian Open soon after Agassi made those comments. :p Even journeymen can be dangerous when scorned.
 
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