Andy Roddick - Has there been a top player more unappreciated than Andy Roddick? If Milos Raonic wins (just) one US Open, the Canadian Open (Rogers Cup these days) would almost definitely be played in the Raonic Tennis Centre. Yet, America's historical dominance in the sport. The oft overlooked American, has a great grass record, three times reaching the Wimbledon final. It feels like he's been playing for a second major since we first heard of him. Olympic gold, best 2 of 3 sets, on grass, at a venue where he's had an incredible amount of success, doesn't feel out of reach.
David Nalbandian - The 30 year old Argentine is one of the few players to regularly put a scare into Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard, for his part, has only once in seven meetings beaten Nalbandian in straight sets. He's been as high as 3rd in the world, a Wimbledon finalist and a semifinalist at five majors. The Argentine has been a Davis Cup stalwart for his nation, three times leading his nation to the Davis Cup final and coming up empty each time. Olympic gold would have been an incredible statement for Nalbandian. Unfortunately, he lost in the first round.
David Ferrer - Toiling behind the Big Four and living in Rafa's shadow as the second banana in his own country shouldn't diminish David Ferrer's fine career. He's made three major semifinals and surprised many with a run to this year's Wimbledon quarters. He's been playing stellar grasscourt tennis this year, winning the S'Hertogenbosch title prior to Wimbledon and then playing eventual finalist Andy Murray toe-to-toe for four sets. The 30 year old who shockingly has never managed to win even a Masters series title, would certainly feel Olympic gold is the cherry on top of a stellar career.