ATP Players Capable of Winning Slams

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Drummond

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I've been meaning to do this for a while. With everyone's help, I want to compile a list of players (both ATP/WTA but separate threads) who we feel are capable of winning one of the four Slams. Obviously this is very subjective, but I want to get a sense for those players who we feel could have Slam winning potential. This list excludes those who have already won Slams, and we can update it if listed players make the breakthrough or if we feel like their time has come and gone. We can constantly add names when new young guns start marking their mark on the tour.

I'll start with one perhaps slightly controversial one: Lorenzo Musetti. The guy looked unbelievable against Djokovic at the fourth round of this years French until his body crumbled. His power and confidence in his strokes really impressed me, and I thought at the time this guy is a lock to claim a French Open title down the track. Only 19 years of age so has plenty of time to strengthen his body. Anyone care to comment on this call, and then make one of their own?

Fire away!
 

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Would it be cheating if I said Carlos Alcaraz and Sinner.
No such thing as cheating! Count me in for those two, although I feel more confident in the career of Alcaraz over Sinner. The Italian lacks a bit of flair, he’s a bit monotonous out there. Has stalled a bit this year.

Alcaraz meanwhile has come on big time, and he’s an all surface threat.
 

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Talking about Italian tennis players.

Matteo Berrettini. He shouldn't be good enough but he has been a top top player on grass, a surface where I think some big "next-gen" players are not as suited to.

2 good weapons might be good enough if something happens to Novak in the next couple of years.

To future me re-reading this in the future, I am sorry I am so wrong on this and on Pliskova.
 

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What do people think about Shapovalov. 2 semis so far in his career
I think yes. He looks like a natural on grass, could see him winning a Wimbledon in the next 3-4 years.

FAA has such a slick game, but the backhand is a bit of a weakness, and the mental strength is questionable. Players with genuine weaknesses are going to struggle to win a GS but it's all about timing too.

I'll update the OP soon to reflect some of these calls.
 

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So far the following players have been mentioned in this thread:

Zverev - yes
Alcaraz - yes
Shapovalov - yes
Musetti - yes
Auger Aliassime - (the hardest one...he is very young so I'll say yes but mentally he has a long way to go)
Sinner - yes
Tsitsipas - yes
Berrettini - no

Funny no mentions of world #5 Rublev, no one thinks he's capable?

Issue is, a lot of these guys are going to be competing for French Open titles. Alcaraz, Musetti, Sinner, Tsitsipas, even Berrettini.
 

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