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

MisterQ
11-04-2006, 02:13 AM
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?

Whistleway
11-04-2006, 02:23 AM
How come wildcards didn't expect to play?

LaTenista
11-04-2006, 02:25 AM
Canas won Belem challenger 2006 (WC).

MisterQ
11-04-2006, 02:26 AM
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. :lol:

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

~*BGT*~
11-04-2006, 02:28 AM
Wild Card Fishy won Houston this year. :cool:

LaTenista
11-04-2006, 02:30 AM
:shrug: A lot of WCs are given out to top players who didn't commit in time.

Example: Ljubicic won Chennai 2006 as 1/WC.

MisterQ
11-04-2006, 02:31 AM
:shrug: 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?

LaTenista
11-04-2006, 02:35 AM
hmmm... perhaps I should limit the thread to lucky losers and alternates?

How about unseeded WCs?

MisterQ
11-04-2006, 02:36 AM
How about unseeded WCs?

Bingo! Thanks... that's the type of WC I was thinking of (like Ivanisevic).

*edits...

ufokart
11-04-2006, 02:41 AM
Christian Miniussi won Sao Paulo 1991 as a Lucky Loser

Deboogle!.
11-04-2006, 02:50 AM
I believe Andy was an unseeded WC when he won his first two tourneys in 2001 in Atlanta and Houston..... :unsure:

Edit: Yes he was :)

Atlanta: http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2001/409/mds.pdf
Houston: http://www.atptennis.com/posting/2001/717/mds.pdf

shotgun
11-04-2006, 02:58 AM
Past three LL to have won an ATP tournament:

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

CmonAussie
11-04-2006, 02:59 AM
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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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shotgun
11-04-2006, 03:00 AM
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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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I remember that, it was very impressive.

Henry Chinaski
11-04-2006, 03:28 AM
Mark Philippoussis in Newport this year.

CmonAussie
11-04-2006, 03:36 AM
Mark Philippoussis in Newport this year.
:wavey:
That was a beauty~> with Philippoussis`s career looking clearly over he managed to win another ATP event...3-years since his last one & just before he turned 30yrs... finally justified getting a WC:worship: :devil:

Maybe the Scud still has some life in him~> especially as Agassi`s coach & trainer are now working with him:cool: .. Seems like Agassi`s friendship with Mark could really pay dividends;)

vincayou
11-04-2006, 11:32 AM
Escude in Dubai one year (WC)

maldini
11-04-2006, 11:36 AM
heinz günthardt 1980 in springfield as a lucky loser...

~EMiLiTA~
11-04-2006, 11:44 AM
has a quali ever won a grand slam?

Winston's Human
11-04-2006, 11:53 AM
has a quali ever won a grand slam?

I do not know about singles, but were not Huss and Moodie qualifiers when they won the Wimbledon doubles in 2005.

Voo de Mar
11-04-2006, 11:57 AM
has a quali ever won a grand slam?

No. The best achievement of a quali in a Grand Slam event was semifinal.

JuanRodriguez
11-04-2006, 12:13 PM
No. The best achievement of a quali in a Grand Slam event was semifinal.

I'm not sure. Filip Dewulf reached the semi's at Roland Garros in 1995(or1996?) as a qualifier. But I also believe John McEnroe in the beginning of his career ended far as a qualifier in a grand slam. But I don't know exactly which one...

Voo de Mar
11-04-2006, 12:19 PM
I'm not sure. Filip Dewulf reached the semi's at Roland Garros in 1995(or1996?) as a qualifier. But I also believe John McEnroe in the beginning of his career ended far as a qualifier in a grand slam. But I don't know exactly which one...

"At No. 237, Vladimir Voltchkov was the lowest-ranked player to make the Wimbledon men's semifinals. He was the first qualifier to do so since John McEnroe since 1977."
Voltchkov played in Wimbledon's semifinal in 2000.

Voo de Mar
11-04-2006, 12:24 PM
I'm not sure. Filip Dewulf reached the semi's at Roland Garros in 1995(or1996?) as a qualifier.

1997 :) One year later he lost in quarterfinal...

~EMiLiTA~
11-04-2006, 12:24 PM
yeah i knew about voltchkov in the wimby semis, but didn't realise he was a quali

imagine the effort it would take for a quali to win a GS...that would be really amazing