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Biggest surprises of 2010---what were they?

I'd say witnessing the freak marathon of Isner vs. Mahut at Wimbledon was far beyond a surprise. But so was seeing Thomas Muster make a comeback at over 40, John McEnroe starting his academy in NYC, seeing Fed lose matches to Gulbis, Montanes and Berdych. No Americans in top 10 for first time since 1973. Loobie playing lights out tennis to win masters series in Indian Wells. Mardy Fish losing 30 pounds. Lot's of surprises, can you think of any more?

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Nadal at the USO?
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The Berdych breakthrough.

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i knew nadal was going to conquer new york so that was no surprise for me.

ryan`s performance at the open was a pleasant surprise.

the greatest surprise of 2010 is Dr Hi Rise (Isner). he did well for himself.

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Harrison was a decent surprise but I saw him in Newport and Delray and win two wild matches in qualies so him beating Looby was not really a shocker, he is very talented and smart and coming into his own.

Maybe it's a surprise that the young guns like Tomic and Dimitrov have struggled so much.
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No Stakhovsky love?

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Murray's failure to win the AO-USO double - twice!
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Falla winning the first 2 sets against Federer 1st round Wimbledon, and actually being in position to win the match

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Murray's failure to win RG. He had that shit on lock!
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No Stakhovsky love?
he is a good suprsie too dg.

he is now 4 for 4 in atp finals which is as good as it gets.

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Gulbis and Gasquet getting their shit together. Somewhat.

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Honestly? ..........the amount of shit threads in GM....

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wait thats no surprise at all....

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Re: Biggest surprises of 2010---what were they?

A decent thread in GM.

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


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A decent thread in GM.
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