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Re: The 'close but no cigar' thread

Wow! Djoker never won Cincinnati. I'm actually surprised especially he has won all the others HC events (and not even one set taken in the final). Wonder why.
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Re: The 'close but no cigar' thread

Nole losing in the final 4 times, without wining a single set.That too in a TMS
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Wow! Djoker never won Cincinnati. I'm actually surprised especially he has won all the others HC events (and not even one set taken in the final). Wonder why.
Never won Madrid indoors/Shanghai 1000 either.
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Re: The 'close but no cigar' thread

Tim Henman in Rotterdam:

1999 - def by Kafelnikov 6-2, 7-6(3)
2000 - def by Pioline 6-7(3), 6-4, 7-6(4)
2002 - def by Escude 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4
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Wow! Djoker never won Cincinnati. I'm actually surprised especially he has won all the others HC events (and not even one set taken in the final). Wonder why.
Djoković is a slow/medium pace hard court player. He has never won a relevant tournament on really quick surface. Last year US Open was an inexplicable joke.
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Djoković is a slow/medium pace hard court player. He has never won a relevant tournament on really quick surface. Last year US Open was an inexplicable joke.
The USO courts were pretty slow last year.

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Re: The 'close but no cigar' thread

Ben Green in Sydney
same opponent Dudley Webb
1892: 6-4, 2-6, 5-7, 10-8, 9-7
1893: 2-6, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, 7-5
1894: 5-7, 6-0, 6-2, 6-4

Harry Hopman (successful DC captain, Hopman cup named after him) in Sydney
1931: Jack Crawford 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
1933: Jack Crawford 6-4, 8-6, 7-5
1935: Adrian Quist 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 8-10, 6-2

Roy Emerson in Sydney
1959: Neale Fraser 11-9, 8-6, 6-3
1961: Rod Laver 8-6, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4
1964: Fred Stolle 4-6, 6-3, 11-9, 6-8, 6-3
1967: Tony Roche 8-6, 6-1, 8-6

Harry Hopman at the Australian Championships (now Australian Open)
1930: Edgar Moon 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
1931: Jack Crawford 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
1932: Jack Crawford 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Neale Fraser at the Australian Champ.
1957: Ashley Cooper 6-3, 9-11, 6-4, 6-2
1959: Alex Olmedo 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
1960: Rod Laver 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6

India in Davis Cup

1966: in Australia 4-1

Stolle - Ramanathan Krishnan 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
Emerson - Mukerjea 7-5, 6-4, 6-2
Newcombe, Roche - Krishnan, Mukerjea 6-4, 5-7, 4-6, 4-6
Emerson - Krishnan 6-0, 6-2, 10-8
Stolle - Mukerjea 7-5, 6-8, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

1974: in South Africa wo.

1987: in Sweden 5-0

Wilander - Ramesh Krishnan 6-4, 6-1, 6-3
Jarryd - V. Amritraj 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
Nystrom, Wilander - A. Amritraj, V. Amritraj 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Jarryd - Krishnan 6-4, 6-3
Wilander - V. Amritraj 6-2, 6-0

Clarence Griffin in Berkeley (now San Jose)
1916: Johnston 9-7, 7-5, 6-8, 8-6
1920: Davis 10-8, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
1923: Kinsey unknown result for me
1924: Kinsey 2-6, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
1925: Johnston 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
1926: Johnston again dont know the result

Vic Seixas in Berkeley
1951: Schroeder 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
1953: Trabert 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
1954: Trabert 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
1955: Trabert 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
1957: Davidson 7-5, 0-6, 6-1, 6-4

Cliff Richey in Berkeley
1967: Pasarell 7-5, 8-6
1969: Smith 6-2, 6-3
1970: Ashe 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Calhoun Cragin in New York Indoors (now Memphis)
1900: Allen 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
1901: Ward 11-9, 6-2, 6-3
1903: Cameron Grant 6-3, 6-4, 6-1

Frank Bowden New York Indoors
1937: Parker 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-1
1938: McNeill 9-7, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
1939: Sabin 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Wilberforce Eaves in Monte-Carlo
1901: L. Doherty 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
1906: L. Doherty 6-3, 11-9
1908: A. Wilding 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Budge Patty in Monte-Carlo
1947: Bergelin 6-3, 6-8, 1-6, 6-2, 8-6
1955: Skonecki 6-4, 6-2, 8-6
1959: Haillet 9-7, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Boris Becker in Monte-Carlo
1989: Mancini 7-5, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5
1991: Bruguera 5-7, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6
1995: Muster 4-6, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6, 6-0


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Ferrer in Barcelona:

2011: Nadal 2-6 4-6
2009: Nadal 2-6 5-7
2008: Nadal 1-6 6-4 1-6

[semi-finals in 2009 (Verdasco) 2007 (Nadal)]
2012: Nadal 6-7, 5-7; he lost in 2010 to Verdasco, not 2009

Jan Kodes in Nice
1971: Nastase 10-8, 11-9, 6-1
1972: Nastase 6-0, 6-4, 6-3
1976: Barazzutti 6-2, 2-6, 5-7, 7-6, 8-6

Czech Republic in World Team Cup (Czechoslovakia won it 2 times though)
1996: Switzerland 2-1 Hlasek - Korda 3-6, 4-6; Rosset - Ulihrach 7-6, 6-2; Hlasek, Rosset - Korda, Vacek 6-3, 6-4
1998: Germany 3-0 Haas - Dosedel 6-1, 6-4; Kiefer - Korda 7-5, 6-3; Becker, Prinosil - Vacek, Suk 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
2003: Chile 2-1 Gonzalez - Novak 7-6, 7-6; Rios - Stepanek 3-6, 6-7; Gonzalez, Massu - Novak, Stepanek 6-4, 6-2
2007: Argentina 2-1 Chela - Berdych 6-3, 3-6, 6-7; Calleri - Hajek 6-3, 6-1; Acasuso, Calleri - Berdych, Damm 2-6, 6-4, 10-4
2012: Serbia 3-0 Tipsarevic-Berdych 7-5, 7-6; Troicki - Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; Tipsarevic, Zimonjic - Berdych, Cermak 6-3, 6-1

Russia in World Team Cup
2000: Slovakia 3-0 Hrbaty - Kafelnikov 6-4, 7-6; Kucera - Safin 6-3, 6-2; Hrbaty, Kroslak - Kafelnikov, Safin 6-4, 6-2
2001: Australia 2-1 Hewitt - Safin 6-3, 6-4; Draper - Kafelnikov 2-6, 4-6; Arthurs, Draper - Kafelnikov, Safin 7-6, 1-6, 6-4
2002: Argentina 3-0 Acasuso - Safin 2-6, 6-3, 3-0ret.; Canas - Kafelnikov 6-4, 6-2; Arnold, Etlis - Kafelnikov, Cherkasov 6-4, 6-1
2008: Sweden 2-1 Soderling - Youzhny 6-3, 6-1; T. Johansson - Andreev 6-2, 3-6, 4-6; Soderling, Lindstedt - Youzhny, Tursunov 4-6, 7-6, 11-9

Paul Lebreton at the French Championships (now French Open)
1898: Ayme 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
1899: Ayme 9-7, 3-6, 6-3
1901: Vacherot -

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Re: The 'close but no cigar' thread

If update then a major one to be continued......

Vernon Kirby at South African Championships
1933: Robbins 6-1, 1-6, 4-6, 9-7, 6-4
1935: Farquharson 6-0, 6-4, 6-1
1937: Palada 6-2, 0-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
1938: Farquharson 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-0

George Alan Thomas in Dublin
1912: J. C. Parke 6-2, 6-1, 6-0
1913: J. C. Parke 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
1914: C. J. Tindell Green 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 6-8, 6-3
1920: Miley 2-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 8-6

Harold Mahony in Manchester
1889: W. Hamilton 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
1893: Pim 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2
1896: Baddeley 6-1, 10-12, 7-5, 6-4
1902: S. H. Smith 7-5, 7-5, 3-6, 10-8

Frank Riseley in Wimbledon
same opponent L. Doherty
1903: 7-5, 6-3, 6-0
1904: 6-1, 7-5, 8-6
1906: 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Gottfried von Cramm in Wimbledon
1935: Perry 6-2, 6-4, 6-0
1936: Perry 6-1, 6-1, 6-0
1937: Budge 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Fred Stolle in Wimbledon
1963: McKinley 9-7, 6-1, 6-4
1964: Emerson 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3
1965: Emerson 6-2, 6-4, 6-4

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Mervyn Rose in Bastad:

1952: F Budge Patti (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
1955: F Hamilton Richardson (USA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
1958: F Ashley Cooper (AUS) [can't find the score]
2-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

Anders Jarryd in Bastad
1981: Tulasne 6-2, 6-3
1983: Wilander 6-1, 6-2
1984: Sundstrom 3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Neale Fraser in Gstaad
1954: Hoad 6-4, 11-9, 6-4
1956: Drobny 7-5, 6-3, 6-3
1958: Cooper 2-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3
1962: Laver 6-4, 6-4, 8-6

Tom Okker in Gstaad
1968: Drysdale 6-3, 6-3, 6-0
1969: Emerson 6-1, 12-14, 6-4, 6-4
1970: Roche 7-5, 7-5, 6-3
1971: Newcombe 6-2, 5-7, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe in Hamburg
1906: Ritchie 6-2, 6-2, 6-0
1909: Froitzheim 6-0, 6-2, 6-3
1922: Froitzheim 2-6, 6-0, 8-6, 6-1

Jan Kodes in Kitzbuhel
1975: Panatta 2-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
1976: Orantes 7-6, 6-2, 7-6
1977: Vilas 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Edwin P. Fischer at the Canadian Championships (now Canada Masters 1000)
1896: Wrenn 6-1, 6-3, 7-5
1897: Ware 8-6, 6-1, 6-3
1906: Wright 6-1, 6-3, 6-1

Jarkko Nieminen in Stockholm
2001: Schalken 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
2006: Blake 6-4, 6-2
2011: Monfils 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 (also once RU in doubles)

Miloslav Mecir at the ECC Antwerp
1986: J. McEnroe 6-3, 1-6, 7-6, 5-7, 6-2
1987: Lendl 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
1989: Lendl 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

Vincent Spadea at the Liverpool International (exhibition)
2006: Malisse 3-6, 7-5, 14-12
2007: Ferrer 6-4, 6-4
2009: Fish 6-4, 6-2

William Talbert at the River Oaks International
1946: Mulloy 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
1948: F. Parker 9-7, 6-2, 6-1
1949: Schroeder 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

Vic Seixas at the River Oaks International
1953: Mulloy 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
1955: Trabert 6-0, 6-1, 6-4
1956: Richardson 7-5, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Jimmy Connors at the Verizon Tennis Challenge (first 2 years in Fort Myers, FL, 3rd year in Orlando ,FL)
1985: Lendl 6-3, 6-2
1986: Lendl 6-2, 6-0
1987: van Rensburg 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

Jason Stoltenberg in Atlanta
1997: Filippini 7-6, 6-4
1998: Sampras 6-7, 6-3, 7-6
2000: Ilie 6-3, 7-5

Jimmy Connors at the Pepsi Grand Slam (Boca Raton)
1977: Borg 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
1978: Borg 7-6, 3-6, 6-1
1979: Borg 6-2, 6-3

William T. Tilden at the Wembley Professional Championships (one of 3 majors for professional players before 1968)
1935: Vines 6-1, 6-3, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3
1937: Nusslein 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
1938: Nusslein 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Pancho Segura at the Wembley Pro Ch.
1951: Pancho Gonzales 6-2, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
1957: Rosewall 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
1959: Mal Anderson 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6
1960: Rosewall 5-7, 8-6, 6-1, 6-3

Lew Hoad at the Wembley Pro Ch.
same opponent Rosewall
1961: 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
1962: 6-4, 5-7, 15-13, 7-5
1963: 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Pancho Gonzales at the French Professional Championships (another one of 3 majors for professional players before 1968)
1953: Sedgman *this edition is disputed if it should be considered as the official French Pro Ch.
1956: Trabert 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 8-6, 6-2
1961: Rosewall 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 8-6

Roman Najuch at the Bristol Cup (most important pro tournament in the 1920s)
1924: Burke 7-5, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
1925(2nd edition): Burke 0-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
1928: Kozeluh 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
1930: Kozeluh 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

Robert Ramillon at the German Pro Championships (Berlin)
RR format (reached the RU place 3 times: 1934, 1936, 1938, each year only Hans Nusslein was better than him)

William T. Tilden at the Southport Dunlop Cup (International Pro Championship of Britain)
1935: Vines 6–1, 6–8, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1938: Nusslein 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 (the last and decisive match in RR group)
1939: Nusslein 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
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Ivan Lendl in Brussels

1979: Taroczy 6-1 1-6 6-3
1983: McNamara 6-4 4-6 7-6
1984: McEnroe 6-1 6-3
first one is Brussels outdoors, others are Brussels indoors (in 1981 both tournaments were being held)

David Prinosil in Aachen Challenger
1994: Siemerink 5-7, 7-6, 6-4
1996: Volkov 6-3, 7-6
1999: Sluiter 2-6, 6-4, 7-6

Justin Gimelstob in Tallahassee Challenger
2001: Delgado 7-5, 6-3
2002: Vahaly 7-6, 6-4
2005: Vahaly 6-4, 6-0

Jiri Novak in Prostejov Challenger
1995: Gaudenzi 6-4, 6-3
2001: Ulihrach 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
2002: Coria 6-3, 6-3

I could check futures and satellites, too but I couldnt be bothered Besides, I didnt check all the tournaments (except fut&sat).
OP can sort (by player or by tournament) all this info into the opening post.

EDIT just run into another update
Marsel Ilhan in Izmir Challenger
2009: Stoppini 7-6, 6-2
2010: Devvarman 6-4, 6-3
2011: Lacko 6-4, 6-3

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Re: The 'close but no cigar' thread

Ungur has a chance to join this club next week in Todi. He plays against Krajinovic in the 1st round, then Lorenzi in the potential SF match... He is playing in Brasov challenger final this week

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Re: The 'close but no cigar' thread

Andy Murray Australian Open
2010: Federer 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(11)
2011: Djokovic 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
2013: Djokovic 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-2
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Re: The 'close but no cigar' thread

federer about to add rome to his resume

2003: F Felix Mantilla (ESP) 47 L 5-7, 2-6, 6-7(8)

2006: F Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2 L 7-6(0), 6-7(5), 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5)

2013: F Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4 L ????

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federer about to add rome to his resume

2003: F Felix Mantilla (ESP) 47 L 5-7, 2-6, 6-7(8)

2006: F Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2 L 7-6(0), 6-7(5), 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5)

2013: F Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4 L 1-6, 3-6
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Monfils joining the list in Doha: 3 times Runner-up: lost to Federer in 2006; to Tsonga in 2012; to Nadal in 2014..
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Nadal in Miami

2005: F Roger Federer (SUI) 1 L 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 3-6, 1-6
2008: F Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 4 L 4-6, 2-6
2011: F Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2 L 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(4)
2014: F Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2 L 3-6, 3-6
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