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Players whose only ATP wins come from main draws of Grand slams

Jesse Witten is one such example - he has a career 2:9 record, 2 of the wins coming from R1 and R2 of the US Open in 2009 (he also won 3 Q matches). That is quite rare.

Are there any other players? I would think a low-ranked player who received an occasional WC for a GS and won a match or 2.

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Re: Players whose only ATP wins come from main draws of Grand slams

Maybe that Kokkinakis guy?

Kyrgios too. I don't think he won a match out of Aussie and Wimbledon.
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Re: Players whose only ATP wins come from main draws of Grand slams

Dennis Novikov (USA)

US Open 2012 (R1)

Dennis Novikov def. Jerzy Janowicz 6-2 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3


Axel Michon (FRA)

French Open 2014 (R1)

Axel Michon def. Bradley Klahn 6-1 6-7(4) 5-7 6-1 6-4


Maxime Teixeira (FRA)

French Open 2011 (R1)

Maxime Teixeira Vincent Millot 6-2 5-7 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1


Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)

AOpen 2014 (R1)

Thanasi Kokkinakis def. Igor Sijsling 7-6(4) 0-6 7-6(3) 6-2


Nick Kyrgios (AUS)

French Open 2013 (R1)
Nick Kyrgios def. Radek Stepanek 7-6(4) 7-6(8) 7-6(11)

AOpen 2014 (R1)
Nick Kyrgios def. Benjamin Becker 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(2)

and his wins at Wimbledon.

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Re: Players whose only ATP wins come from main draws of Grand slams

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Maybe that Kokkinakis guy?

Kyrgios too. I don't think he won a match out of Aussie and Wimbledon.
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Kyrgios is 7:9, 6 wins in Grand Slams (4 at Wimbledon, 1 at RG, 1 at AO) and 1 win at DC which is an ITF tournament, though.

Kokkinakis' only win is at the AO.

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Dennis Novikov (USA)

US Open 2012 (R1)

Dennis Novikov def. Jerzy Janowicz 6-2 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3


Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)

AOpen 2014 (R1)

Thanasi Kokkinakis def. Igor Sijsling 7-6(4) 0-6 7-6(3) 6-2
So, we have 3 so far.

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Does DC count? If not, then I think Dzumhur?

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Re: Players whose only ATP wins come from main draws of Grand slams

Matosevic maybe

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Matosevic maybe

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Does DC count? If not, then I think Dzumhur?
Davis Cup is an ITF tournament. Dzumhur has 2 DC wins.

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Re: Players whose only ATP wins come from main draws of Grand slams

Facundo Bagnis and Ante Pavic

both with 1 win at GS [RG and W] and 1 at ATP tournaments [Rio de Janeiro and Newport]

Vincent Millot with 2 ATP wins [1 at Aopen this year def. Odesnik/another win against Sijsling - Metz 2012]

Luke Saville - 2 ATP wins - [W 2014 def. Thiem, Newport 2014 def. Polansky]

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Davis Cup is an ITF tournament. Dzumhur has 2 DC wins.
So then Dzumhur works...?

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Re: Players whose only ATP wins come from main draws of Grand slams

Ivan Sergeyev 5-1 (4-0 in DC), 1 AO 2010

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So then Dzumhur works...?
You are right. I meant to say "no ATP tour wins, only GS main draw wins". So, winning in DC is ok.

So, we have Witten, Sergeev, Kokkinakis, Kyrgios, Novikov, Dzumhur so far. The last 4 are likely bound to win at some other ATP tournaments rather than Grand Slams though.

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Dennis Novikov (USA)

US Open 2012 (R1)

Dennis Novikov def. Jerzy Janowicz 6-2 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3
And look who is the one that lost to him. Unbelievable.

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Kyrgios is 7:9, 6 wins in Grand Slams (4 at Wimbledon, 1 at RG, 1 at AO) and 1 win at DC which is an ITF tournament, though.

Kokkinakis' only win is at the AO.
Hum, yeah, just noticed he won a match in DC 2013. It counts for sure.

Another interesting questions would be "players with positive W-L ratio, despite having no wins at slams". Already know one: Victor Estrella, 35-19, almost every win at Davis Cup lower divisions, but it counts.
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And look who is the one that lost to him. Unbelievable.



Hum, yeah, just noticed he won a match in DC 2013. It counts for sure.

Another interesting questions would be "players with positive W-L ratio, despite having no wins at slams". Already know one: Victor Estrella, 35-19, almost every win at Davis Cup lower divisions, but it counts.
Yeah, that must be pretty rare too.

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