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Alternates, Lucky Losers and Unseeded Wild Cards who have won tournaments

Every now and then someone gets to play who didn't expect to, and he takes full advantage of his opportunity.

Nalbandian, Masters Cup 2005 (alternate)
Ivanisevic, Wimbledon 2001 (wild card)


any others?

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How come wildcards didn't expect to play?
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Canas won Belem challenger 2006 (WC).

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Re: Alternates, Lucky Losers and Wild Cards who have won tournaments

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How come wildcards didn't expect to play?
You know, I almost edited the wording but I figured no one would nitpick.... I should know better.

All three types of players need some outside assistance, be it from other players withdrawing or tournament officials approving them.

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Wild Card Fishy won Houston this year.

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A lot of WCs are given out to top players who didn't commit in time.

Example: Ljubicic won Chennai 2006 as 1/WC.

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A lot of WCs are given out to top players who didn't commit in time.

Example: Ljubicic won Chennai 2006 as 1/WC.
hmmm... perhaps I should limit the thread to lucky losers and alternates?

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hmmm... perhaps I should limit the thread to lucky losers and alternates?
How about unseeded WCs?

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How about unseeded WCs?
Bingo! Thanks... that's the type of WC I was thinking of (like Ivanisevic).

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I believe Andy was an unseeded WC when he won his first two tourneys in 2001 in Atlanta and Houston.....

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Past three LL to have won an ATP tournament:

Miniussi in Sao Paulo '91
Francisco Clavet in Hilversum '90
Bill Scanlon in Maui '78

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Lleyton Hewitt ~> won Adelaide in 1998 as a 16 yo teenager WC ranked #520...~> win over Agassi in the SFs of that event kickstarted his career!!
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Lleyton Hewitt ~> won Adelaide in 1998 as a 16 yo teenager WC ranked #520...~> win over Agassi in the SFs of that event kickstarted his career!!
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Mark Philippoussis in Newport this year.
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