Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Best Players Never to Win a Grand Slam

Hi guys, it's been a while...

So today's topic is best ATP players never to win a grand slam...

1. Marcelo Rios

One of the most talented players ever, but mentally frail and not always there
Reached the number #1 ranking in 1998 for six weeks
Reached the 1998 Australian Open Final, losing badly to Petr Korda

2. Tim Henman

Never the ATP world's #1, but reached six Grand Slam semifinals
Career high ranking of #4

3. Thomas Berdych

One of the biggest under achievers in the current game, but his top competitors include Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray and he hasn't been able to surpass those guys
Reached the 2010 Wimbledon finals losing in straight sets to Nadal
Has reached all four Grand Slam semifinals

4. Mark Philippoussis

Projected to be one of the biggest hopes for Australian and world tennis
Upset Pete Sampras in the 3rd round of the 1996 Australian Open
Reached finals of the 1998 US Open (losing to Rafter in four sets) and the 2003 Wimbledon (losing to Federer in straight sets)
Part of the winning Davis Cup team in 1999 and 2003
Reached career high ranking of #8

5. Alex Corretja

Runner in French Open twice, in 1998 (losing to Moya) and 2001 (losing to Kuerten)
Career world high ranking of #2 in 1999
Won the ATP World Year End Finals in 1998 (defeated Moya after losing the first two sets)
Part of the winning Davis Cup Spanish team in 2000

6. Todd Martin

Career world high ranking of #4
Reach the 1994 Australian Open final (losing to Sampras) and the 1999 US Open (losing to Agassi after being up two sets to one)
Lost to Malavai Washington in the 1996 Wimbledon's semifinals after being up 5 - 1 games in the fifth set

7. Cedric Pioline

Career world high ranking of #5 in 2000
Reached the 1993 US Open and 1997 Wimbledon finals, losing to Sampras in both
Part of the winning French Davis Cup teams in 1996 and 2001