Re: Most Over-rated/Over-hyped players on this forum
It's pretty tough in the sense of the forum. Because most players are heavily polarised between they're amazing and going to win majors or they're crap between their fans and the oppositions fans (Radwanska, Wozniacki, Lisicki, Goerges instantly come to mind). Probably at the start of last year, Kvitova was the most overhyped as there was a wide spread belief she was going to dominate the tour. In the UK, most our players are ridiculously overhyped, Robson going to be breaking top 10-20 this year and winning majors within a couple of years, you see multiple majors for her etc. If you believed our media, you would believe there are no other talented youngsters coming through.
Another thing I feel is overrated/over-hyped isn't a particular player at all. It's this supposed theory that the WTA tour is so wide open, and anyone can win the big majors mentality. It makes me tear my hair out everytime Eurosport or the like say "there will be 15-20 players in the dressing thinking they can win" or talking about how "in womens tennis, it's always so wide open that a wide number of players could potentially win". Do people still believe this really? This was true a couple of years ago. But this is still being used and bandied around in the context of the Australian Open in 2 weeks. The reality is the womens draw is arguably less wide open than the mens draw is, which is unanimously agreed in the media normally as not open at all.
On a side note there seems to be a lot of people saying Azarenka here. I could kind of understand if she was getting hyped as ATG. But she doesn't as far as I see around. So how is the 2nd best player on tour so average as people are claiming (talking in a relative sense to the tour now, not in historical sense)?
Last edited by ozza; Jan 3rd, 2013 at 11:50 PM.