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post #30 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 09:33 PM
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Re: Grand Slam Debutantes.

David Goffin's spectactular debut, making the 4th round, was the first time since 2000 that a debutant reached that far, that time it was Hyung-Taik Lee. The last time someone did it in Paris was '98, when Marat Safin managed it. It's interesting that this used to be more common, 14 times in the 80s, 10 times in the 90s, but just twice since.

Just two guaranteed debutantes at Wimbledon, but it could go as high as 10, depending on qualifying.

Oliver Golding (WC)
Erik Chvojka OR Inigo Cervantes (Q)

Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (v. Navarro)
Yuichi Sugita (v. Russell)
Peter Torebko (v. Sweeting)
Maxime Authom (v. Bautista-Agut)
Marcel Felder (v. De Schepper)
Farrukh Dustov (v. Bemelmans)
Jerzy Janowicz (v. Kudla)

Only Sugita (0-2) and Janowicz (0-3) have gotten this far and lost before, including a third set loss for Janowicz in Paris, as well as losing 6-8 in the fifth against Martin Fischer last year.

Last Briton to debut: Daniel Cox (2011 W)
Last Canadian: Vasek Pospisil (2011 USO)
Last Spaniard: Daniel Munoz-de La Nava (2012 RG)
Last Japanese: Tatsuma Ito (2011 USO)
Last German: Peter Gojowczyk (2012 AO)
Last Belgian: David Goffin (2012 RG)
Last Uruguayan: Pablo Cuevas (2007 USO)
Last Uzbekistani: Denis Istomin (2006 AO)
Last Pole: Dawid Olejniczak (2008 W)
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