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When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

Just curious about this one. Has it happened in the modern era?
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

What is the modern era? There needs to be clear definition of time here.

Is it the number 1 or 2 seed, or the number 1 or 2 in the world, not always exclusive.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Just curious about this one. Has it happened in the modern era?

Just one? Must be Sampras in Roland Garros, it really happened alot of times.

Ok, here you have it:

Sampras 95 lost to Schaller in the first round of Roland Garros and 99 Sampras was nr 2 and lost to Philippoussis in the 1st round of RG.
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

Hewitt Wimbledon'03, no ?
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

It's happened on the womens tour about 5643954378965784 times
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

Hewitt @ Wimby 2003.
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

Becker and Edberg both lost in the 1st round at RG to Ivanisevic and Bruguera in 1990.

Hewitt lost to Karlovic at Wimbledon.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

Was Nadal nr2 seed when he lost to Muller in Wimbledon 2005? How about Roddick when he lost to Muller in USOPEN the same year?

Hewitt also lost to Alberto Martin (who faced Federer today) in the 1st round of Australian open when he was nr1 seed. Strange.

Guga was nr2 when he lost to Wayne Arthurs in the 1st round of US open.
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

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Was Nadal nr2 seed when he lost to Muller in Wimbledon 2005?
No, Rafa 4th seed. edit: and ranked 3 like Georgie said. He didn't become #2 till the end of July 05.

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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

2002 was when Hewitt lost to Martin.

Roddick and Nadal were ranked 3rd.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

Here you have (Open Era only)

this is seeds, not rankings btw

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1977 Aus Open    - Lewis         def [2] Tanner         3-6 6-3 6-2 1-6 6-4
1978 Aus Open    - Marks         def [2] Clerc          6-7 ret.
1979 Aus Open    - Fisher        def [2] Alexander      7-6 7-6 6-4
1994 Aus Open    - Washington    def [2] Stich          7-6 6-3 3-6 6-2
2002 Aus Open    - Martin        def [1] Hewitt         1-6 6-1 6-4 7-6
2002 Aus Open    - Boutter       def [2] Kuerten        3-6 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-3
 
1972 French Open - Panatta       def [2] Nastase        1-6 9-7 6-4 6-3
1975 French Open - Zugarelli     def [2] Orantes        6-3 6-0
1990 French Open - Bruguera      def [1] Edberg         6-4 6-2 6-1
1990 French Open - Ivanisevic    def [2] Becker         5-7 6-4 7-5 6-2
1995 French Open - Schaller      def [1] Sampras        7-6 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-4
2000 French Open - Philippoussis def [2] Sampras        4-6 7-5 7-6 4-6 8-6

1994 Wimbledon   - Shelton       def [2] Stich          6-3 6-3 6-4
1998 Wimbledon   - Clavet        def [2] Rios           6-3 3-6 7-5 3-6 6-3
2003 Wimbledon   - Karlovic      def [1] Hewitt         1-6 7-6 6-3 6-4

1971 US Open     - Kodes         def [1] Newcombe       2-6 7-6 7-6 6-3
1990 US Open     - Volkov        def [1] Edberg         6-3 7-6 6-2
2000 US Open     - Arthurs       def [2] Kuerten        4-6 6-3 7-6 7-6
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Re: When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

What was Murray ranked when he lost to Tsonga 08 Aus open? Was he top 5 then?

Nadal wasn't number 2 in 05 Wimbledon however he neally lost to someone in round 2 was it Wimbledon in 06 in a 5 setter? Was very early in the tournament I remember.
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