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Old 06-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #31
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Default Re: Losing against the eventual slam winner- An Open Era overview

The players who lost to Nadal at Roland Garros 2012 (in brackets the number of times they lost to an eventual slam winner):

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F:    Novak Djokovic       (9)
SF:   David Ferrer         (4)
QF:   Nicolas Almagro      (4)
R16:  Juan Monaco          (2)
R32:  Eduardo Schwank      (1)
R64:  Dennis Istomin       (3)
R128: Simone Bolelli       (1)
-Novak Djokovic lost his third Grand Slam final, two of those to Nadal. This is also the fourth time Nadal defeats Djokovic en route to a Roland Garros title.
-Ferrer lost to the eventual winner for the second time in a row (this is the first time it didn't happen in a quarterfinal).
-Almagro lost to Nadal in the RG quartfinals for the third time (2008, 2010, 2012 an even year pattern).
-Dennis Istomin is why this thread is fun. He lost (early) to eventual winners 3 times. He lost the 1st round of the 2006 AO to Federer and lost in the second round to Nadal at the 2010 US Open and 2012 Roland Garros. If he won't go down in history for his career achievements, he'll live on in this thread as the player with the worst luck at draws!
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