The most interesting matches in Srichaphan's career in my subjective view:
1997 Singapore, 1R: J.Courier 6-2 4-6 3-6
18 year-old "wild card" Srichaphan (No. 768), before that match had little experience in Satellite circuit and hadn't even played a single match in a Challenger! Former No. 1 in the world Courier was 22nd then... "I'm happy to play such a big name. I am playing this tournament for experience rather than seeking victory" said Srichaphan, and this surprising scoreline definitely increased his self-confidence what allowed him to win a Satellite in Thailand right after.
Davis Cup 1998, Lahore: Pakistan def. Thailand 3-2
On a grass court in Pakistan, Srichaphan beat M.Siddiq 6-3 6-4 1-6 6-7(6) 10-8 and A.Qureshi 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 4-6 7-5 12-10 - it happens very rarely that a player during a Davis Cup weekend wins two marathons, a good sign of Srichaphan's teenage mentality...
San Jose 2002, 2R: L.Hewitt 7-6(2) 4-6 6-7(6)
First encounter against best player in the world and almost a sensational win! Srichaphan was close to win on three different occasions in the third set: 5:2* (30-0), match point on serve at 5:3 and 6:3 in the tie-break! The more bitter defeat for the Thai looking at his record in final set tie-break before that match... 9-0!
Wimbledon 2002, 2R: A.Agassi 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2
Centre Court in a GS event for the first time, Srichaphan's first big scalp (Agassi was No. 4 then). "He served so big, so tough to read, it just put me on my heels," Agassi said. "I'm still a little stunned. You know why it feels so good to win, because it feels like this to lose." Srichaphan said: "I had no idea what to do when I went out there. Somebody told me, 'Just follow Andre. Do what he does.' "
US Open 2002, 2R: G.Rusedski 6-3 6-7(2) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 4-6
3 hours 49 minutes of exciting tennis under the floodlights on Luis Armstrong Stadium. Second and third set without breaks, Rusedski led 4:0 and 5:1* in the fifth set but Srichaphan had double break point at 4:5 (!) - Rusedski fought off with 20th ace and backhand volley.
Wimbledon 2003, 2R: O.Mutis 4-6 1-6 7-6(4) 7-5 7-5
One of those sparse matches when a loser was close to win a match in three different sets. Srichaphan led 4:0 and 5:1 in the third set but Mutis won 5 games in a row (at 5:5 the match was suspended due to rain for 32 minutes)! The Thai saved double match point on return at 4:5 (15-40) in the fourth set and triple mini-MP at 5:5 (0-40) in the final set.
Chennai 2004, SF: T.Robredo 1-6 7-6(10) 7-5
Robredo began the match with 5:0* after 15 minutes! Srichaphan saved three match points in the tie-break: 4:6*, 7:8 i 9:10 and another two at *4:5 (15-40) in the third set; broke Robredo's serve for the first time in the match in the following game (the funny thing: Robredo a couple days later beat Srichaphan 4-6 6-1 7-6 in Sydney saving two match points in progress)... Srichaphan played the Chennai final in years 2002-2005 but won the title only in 2003, in impressive style (10-0 in sets, didn't even play a tie-break).
Nottingham 2004, F: T.Johansson 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3
Fifth and last title, but first on grass, completely out of nowhere... ToJo led 6-1 5:2* after 50 minutes winning all service games without any problems... The Swede won 14 points more... "It's a dream to come back and win the match because he was playing really well in the beginning," Paradorn said.
US Open 2005: D.Sanguinetti 3-6 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(6) 6-7(5)
Again Night Session on Luis Armstrong Stadium, again five-setter with three tie-breaks and Paradorn lost again... The most entertaining match of US Open 2005. The Italian was two points away from the loss in the 4th set and saved a couple mini-match points at 5:5 in the 5th set - that game went to "deuce" 6 times.
Tokyo 2005, 3R: J.Nieminen 6-2 6-7(6) 5-7
Srichaphan led 6-2 *4:2 when lost his serve for the first time, later 6:5* (40-0), had adv-MP and wasted a 6:2 lead in the tie-break - 8 match points in all... Nieminen obtained his second and decisive break in the 12th game of the final set.
Basel 2006, SF: R.Federer 4-6 6-3 6-7(5)
Srichaphan's last match showed on TV (who would have expected it then?)... Federer dropped his first set in 11 matches and was twice a mini-break down in the tie-break during that semifinal. The Thai had *5:4 in the tie-break when served an ace (it was clear on TV replay) but a linesman called it "out" and instead double match point for the underdog, chair-umpire said "5 all" a moment later. At 5:5 the other linesman called "out" after Srichaphan's forehand winner which would have been good (unfortunately there was no hawk-eye)...
After that match, Srichaphan played only 6 tournaments, won 1 match (S.Bolelli), lost 6, all in straight sets, retiring three times... After more than 2 years-break played a doubles match in Bangkok last year, along with D.Udomchoke lost to M.Kohlmann/A.Peya 6-2 1-6 [6-10].