Welcome to the 2011 Year in Review. Beginning Dec. 20, in a time frame just shy of a fortnight, FOXSports.com's panel of tennis commentators -- Richard Evans, Brian Webber, Addie Rising and Tim Blankemeyer -- will share their thoughts on the topic of the day. So check back each day to catch one final look back at a memorable year in tennis.
TO CONTINUE OUR YEAR IN REVIEW, WE ASK . . . WHO WAS THE BIGGEST UNDERACHIEVER OF THE YEAR?
EVANS: For the second consecutive year, I am afraid that hugely frustrating Latvian Ernests Gulbis wins the unwanted title of underachiever of the year.
I was calling him an underachiever when he finished 2010 ranked No. 24 by the ATP computer. Incomprehensively, Gulbis slumped to a year-end finish of 61. That is shocking for a player of his natural skills.
So, what's the problem? The answer has to center on attitude. Gulbis is an intelligent young man with a game that should blow away most people. He was recognized as top-10 material in 2008 when he...