Tennis is famous for its players, usually young in age, who make either with their racquets or their mouths, sometimes both, their ascendency known loud and clear. Already this year, Bernard Tomic, the 20-year-old Aussie, stated he'd be Top 10 this year. Jerzy Janowicz, the 22-year-old Pole, who has conducted himself like a top player ever since reaching the Paris Indoor finals last November, is another such player. Richard Gasquet, the 26-year-old Frenchman, in two rounds and two matches, vanquished Tomic and Janowicz in four sets, only losing 12 games to the pair of imposters. Tomic is now 2-4 since he left his home country and Jerzy, how can you not like a guy named Jerzy? sounds like he should be in a Guys N Dolls production, has lost to the likes of Brian Baker, Grega Zemija and Victor Hanescu already this year. So much for conquering the tennis world. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds," is one of Ralph Waldo Emerson's most famous lines. The word "foolish" is often omitted from the quotation, but whether consistency is foolish or not, and Emerson thought it was, it's essential to being a top 10 player on the ATP. Emerson's philosophy was that each individual needs to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his or her own instincts and ideas, in order to be great. And we see that storyline, too, playing out on the pro tour. Gasquet after years of also flirting with the big time, is now starting to show a form of consistency. He's beating the players below him now as he's anchored at No. 10, but starting with Tomas Berdych on Wednesday in the Rd of 16, he's going to have to go Giant Killing.Another player, Ernests Gulbis, will play Rafael Nadal in one of the biggest matches of the year on Wednesday. Gulbis has one 13 straight matches and Nadal is Nadal, who until injury started to creep more insidiously into his game, was the most consistent player of all time. Even now as he nears his 600th career win (he's at 596 now), he's only lost 123 matches. Gulbis, the 24-year-old Latvian, has been the opposite of consistent in his career. His record of 132-128 speaks of his up-and-down journey so far. But in the past two weeks, he's knocked off Querrey, Haas and Tipsarevic, all top-23 players, and he's shown a new fighting spirit and ability to win close matches. Milos Raonic and Grigor Dmitrov still lurk in the Indian Wells draw, but their matches tomorrow against Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic, respectively, don't carry the heft of Gulbis's match with Nadal. Djokovic once was one of those players who's game and boldness of personality spoke of championships, and he has backed that up in a huge way. If Gulbis is going to put himself in the conversation, he will have to take down the game's most consistent and dominant player until Djokovic came around in 2011.