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Wild Cards beating top 8 seeds in tournament finals

abraxas21
06-17-2012, 02:26 PM
i raised this question in the haas b. federer thread:

btw, when was the last time a top 2 seed was defeated in the final by a WC? must have been ages...

but no-one has replied thus far and it might be a good idea for a thread. in an era almost totally dominated by the top players, what happened in halle today doesn't happen often but i guess that in the past it was more common. goran ivanisevic's 2001 wimbledon is the most notorious example, i guess.

samanosuke
06-17-2012, 02:29 PM
I know one wild cadrer who beat 3 top teen seeders at same tournament, and luckily for him it happened at major

ossie
06-17-2012, 02:44 PM
this ain't the mug eras anymore, stop wishing for mug shit

abraxas21
06-17-2012, 02:47 PM
this ain't the mug eras anymore, stop wishing for mug shit

that sounds like a very rational and convincing line of thought. please tell us more

mooncreek
06-17-2012, 05:29 PM
You have to define "wild cards". Players enter 250 tournaments (this week, Roddick took a wild card into Eastbourne and is promptly seeded) at the last second using a wild card but I wouldn't consider that on the same level as what Haas just did or Ivanisevic.

LeChuck
06-17-2012, 06:48 PM
Last year Sweeting won everyone's favourite clay court tournament Houston as a wildcard. He beat the 2nd seed Querrey in R2 and the 6th seed Nishikori in the final.

In 2010 Nalbandian won Washington, beating the 7th seed Wawrinka and 4th seed Cilic along the way before beating the 8th seed Baghdatis in the final.

LeChuck
06-17-2012, 07:15 PM
Actually lightning has struck twice (or almost has) as Haas won this title as a wildcard in 2009, beating the 2nd seed Djokovic in the final.

Federer was the top seed but withdrew after his RG title win and his place in the draw was filled by a lucky loser.

ServeVolley
06-17-2012, 07:48 PM
Actually lightning has struck twice (or almost has) as Haas won this title as a wildcard in 2009, beating the 2nd seed Djokovic in the final.

Federer was the top seed but withdrew after his RG title win and his place in the draw was filled by a lucky loser.

So in 2015 will Haas be given another WC and defeat the 2nd seeded Nadal in the final? :eek: