Which Slam Champion has shocked you the most with one of there Slam wins?

aura of moya
07-25-2002, 10:12 AM
Hi Guys,

I was just wandering when were you the most shocked that a player won a Grand Slam. It might be for different reasons, maybe because of surface, timing, or you may just not have expected it.

Just wandering guys.

Enjoy the thread :bounce:


Simon V

07-25-2002, 01:32 PM
Michael Chang RG 1989 ........ he was dead on his feet vs Lendl and he came back to beat Edberg in final :mad:

Stefan Edberg US 1992 was a break down in 5th set in 4th rd(Krajicek), QF(Lendl) and SF(Chang) and still came thru to beat Sampras in final that was the best, i can still remember that.

Thomas Johansson AUS 2002 do i need to say anymore

Albert Costa RG 2002 ........ ditto as above

07-25-2002, 01:34 PM
Albert Costa :)

Magnus's #1 Fan
07-25-2002, 02:03 PM
Thomas Johansson :bounce:

07-25-2002, 02:05 PM
michael chang :bounce:

07-25-2002, 02:08 PM
Guga '97

Mrs. B
07-25-2002, 07:48 PM
Andre Gomez, 1990 (?) French Open, he beat Agassi

07-25-2002, 07:54 PM
Thomas J

07-25-2002, 08:06 PM
Both Costa and Johansson

07-25-2002, 10:27 PM
Thomas Johansson was a shocker win, and the best of the year so far :) But as I watched the Aussie Open progress, it seemed almost like Goran at last year's Wimbly--destiny!

07-25-2002, 11:33 PM
Guga in RG 1997, of course. No one knew about him even here in Brasil! ;)

Johansson this year was big surprise too.
Goran last year in Wimbledon! :eek:

All of them good surprises, I should add. :D

07-26-2002, 01:11 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: The Boring Swede.. Thomas Johansson :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

07-26-2002, 06:02 AM
I would never expect Costa to win a Grand Slam before Ferrero and Corretja for example, and he shocked me most I believe.

Also Johansson, I know he was a good player, but not enough to win a title like a Grand Slam. It's pretty weird.

When Korda won a GS title. I mean, I never expected

07-26-2002, 09:21 AM
i will when i win 1. :D j/k

07-26-2002, 11:02 AM
Johansson!!! The final was so bored!

07-26-2002, 12:18 PM
Thomas Johansson!
He beat Marat!

07-26-2002, 01:24 PM
I never would have guessed Johansson to win a Grand Slam; the same thing for Kuerten when he won the French for the first time. I remember thinking that year that Kuerten was a guy who might make the top 20, but never dreamed he would be a Grand Slam winner!

07-26-2002, 01:35 PM
Sampras when he won his seventh wimbledon :D j/k

07-26-2002, 07:32 PM
Johannson moreso than Costa, because Costa has had a lot of success even before Roland Garros.

07-26-2002, 08:16 PM
pete sampras at the us open 90, see that time I was already a Steffi fan but I also loved Andre so when they both lost the finals again I was shocked then I decided only to support Steffi because two favs was not good for my health;)
so when steffi retired and started to date Andre the circle was round again;)

Scott Storm
07-27-2002, 12:22 AM
Johansson but also Kuerten's first french.

Ace Tracker
07-27-2002, 02:06 AM
Iva Majoli...oops...wrong board! ;)