Originally Posted by zan
This articel is from 2002. David is a completely different player. At the time, practically no one had heard of him, which is why the story is so ludicrous. But, if anyone remembers the match (I saw it in person), David did not play well at all.
I agree. Given his seeding, one would have expected a third-round finish at the very most. Even David himself was surprised at how the draws panned out. By the time he'd reached the final, most of the top seeds failed to make the second week (Pete and Andre come to mind; they lost on the same day). Not bad for a supposed claycourter.