Originally Posted by Tennisvampire
Honestly, in my opinion, he is the number 5 whatever the rankings show considering he can really bring it against those ahead of him (unlike the rest of the top 10 bar maybe Berdych when he's on), but he can't be compared with the big 3/4. He just doesn't have that consistency, and this Miami loss just proves that point
Well, you have the big four followed by another group of big, although 'lesser big four' - Delpo, Ferrer, Berdych and Tsonga. They are in their turn as far ahead of the rest of the field as the real big four are ahead of them. Of that second group of four Delpo is the most likely to win another slam or one or a few masters 1000 events in the future and Tsonga is perhaps (comparitively speaking) the biggest underachiever.