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When was the last time one of the top 2 lost in the first round of a GS?

desigundah
05-25-2009, 09:54 PM
Just curious about this one. Has it happened in the modern era?

Action Jackson
05-25-2009, 09:55 PM
What is the modern era? There needs to be clear definition of time here.

Is it the number 1 or 2 seed, or the number 1 or 2 in the world, not always exclusive.

marcRD
05-25-2009, 09:57 PM
Just curious about this one. Has it happened in the modern era?


Just one? Must be Sampras in Roland Garros, it really happened alot of times.

Ok, here you have it:

Sampras 95 lost to Schaller in the first round of Roland Garros and 99 Sampras was nr 2 and lost to Philippoussis in the 1st round of RG.

Tabledott
05-25-2009, 09:58 PM
Hewitt Wimbledon'03, no ?

oliverbwfc
05-25-2009, 09:58 PM
It's happened on the womens tour about 5643954378965784 times

Jimnik
05-25-2009, 09:58 PM
Hewitt @ Wimby 2003.

Action Jackson
05-25-2009, 09:59 PM
Becker and Edberg both lost in the 1st round at RG to Ivanisevic and Bruguera in 1990.

Hewitt lost to Karlovic at Wimbledon.

marcRD
05-25-2009, 10:04 PM
Was Nadal nr2 seed when he lost to Muller in Wimbledon 2005? How about Roddick when he lost to Muller in USOPEN the same year?

Hewitt also lost to Alberto Martin (who faced Federer today) in the 1st round of Australian open when he was nr1 seed. Strange.

Guga was nr2 when he lost to Wayne Arthurs in the 1st round of US open.

l_mac
05-25-2009, 10:10 PM
Was Nadal nr2 seed when he lost to Muller in Wimbledon 2005?


No, Rafa 4th seed. edit: and ranked 3 like Georgie said. He didn't become #2 till the end of July 05.

Action Jackson
05-25-2009, 10:12 PM
2002 was when Hewitt lost to Martin.

Roddick and Nadal were ranked 3rd.

Nacho
05-25-2009, 11:07 PM
Here you have (Open Era only)

this is seeds, not rankings btw


1977 Aus Open - Lewis def [2] Tanner 3-6 6-3 6-2 1-6 6-4
1978 Aus Open - Marks def [2] Clerc 6-7 ret.
1979 Aus Open - Fisher def [2] Alexander 7-6 7-6 6-4
1994 Aus Open - Washington def [2] Stich 7-6 6-3 3-6 6-2
2002 Aus Open - Martin def [1] Hewitt 1-6 6-1 6-4 7-6
2002 Aus Open - Boutter def [2] Kuerten 3-6 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-3

1972 French Open - Panatta def [2] Nastase 1-6 9-7 6-4 6-3
1975 French Open - Zugarelli def [2] Orantes 6-3 6-0
1990 French Open - Bruguera def [1] Edberg 6-4 6-2 6-1
1990 French Open - Ivanisevic def [2] Becker 5-7 6-4 7-5 6-2
1995 French Open - Schaller def [1] Sampras 7-6 4-6 6-7 6-2 6-4
2000 French Open - Philippoussis def [2] Sampras 4-6 7-5 7-6 4-6 8-6

1994 Wimbledon - Shelton def [2] Stich 6-3 6-3 6-4
1998 Wimbledon - Clavet def [2] Rios 6-3 3-6 7-5 3-6 6-3
2003 Wimbledon - Karlovic def [1] Hewitt 1-6 7-6 6-3 6-4

1971 US Open - Kodes def [1] Newcombe 2-6 7-6 7-6 6-3
1990 US Open - Volkov def [1] Edberg 6-3 7-6 6-2
2000 US Open - Arthurs def [2] Kuerten 4-6 6-3 7-6 7-6

2003
05-26-2009, 04:40 AM
What was Murray ranked when he lost to Tsonga 08 Aus open? Was he top 5 then?

Nadal wasn't number 2 in 05 Wimbledon however he neally lost to someone in round 2 was it Wimbledon in 06 in a 5 setter? Was very early in the tournament I remember.