mmm.. interesting question...
I have 2 serious candidates..
Ill break down a couple of them..
To start with.. Ill root out Andreev.. he lost away against a better player (at least better ranked player and smoking hot).. he did play bad, but Del Potro was flawless..the result was coherent.. the in-form player won
Ferrer vs Roddick: a-rod played the match of his life on a quite bizarre surface.. (if anyone has seen at least 5 minutes of the spanish court, you ll get what i mean.. the court was simply stupid.. ive never seen a ball bouncing that high with so little efford.. really, not funny.. it took 2 of 3 days for spanish players to understand how to play on such a weird surface.. ).. it clearly favoured servers (well.. nadal did lose a set, and roddick won 2 sets.. so it is kind of a coherent score..).. not a mug.. he won, he got the W..
Nalbandian: everyone expects so much of him, but yet he is having a really crappy year and he lost to world n6.. ok, davydenko was never a DC player but he did play with all he had, and Nalbandian was outsourced..he has been coherent with his year..he is one candidate, but i wouldnt be that harsh on him cos going into day 1..no one really expected that much of him..it was his impressive straight sets win against andreev that made him such a huge favourite.. but afterall..he is still in shitty form..
I cant say anything about Jun cos i didnt see the match, but it was kind of expected to me..
one of my 2 top candidates.. what can i say? such a wasted talent.. his backhand is superb but "never in doubt" he'd lay down his british team.. He has the talent, but cant read the manual..
If you had taken a close look into the H2H you d see he had a 0-2 H2H deficit against peya (losing like 64 64.. i believe he hasnt won a set to peya) so id say winning a set is currently consistent enough to save him up of the total mugness of the weekend award..
Finally.. and regarding my natural dislike to chileans (which i honestly dont dislike that much, it is some of the chileans of the forum firing up against argentina that makes me try to dislike them
but i actually dont have a problem with them.. just like paying back favours
taking that aside..
you re talking about a former gold medalist team..playing at home, with the home support on their back.. having a top ten and an experienced player as Gonzo and Nico Massu.. on the worst surface for a debutant aussie team, with Ball having his first match and the other guy playing doubles for first time..
losing in such a way.. 5 sets.. is clearly the upset of the weekend.. ok, maybe nalbandian was the upset of the week to me cos i never thought he would lose.. but he was playing a top ten..5th in the race to shanghai ..
Chile was playing a lame substitute doubles team and still found the way to lose it..
that is , to me, total mugness.. and regarding it is "chile", i would have given that award to serbia, argentina or anyone playing such an underdog with such an impressive history..
1) Chilean doubles