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I only started watching/following tennis in like 2007 or so.
That makes sense. To me, you missed the golden age. Don't get me wrong, there's never been anything like the Big 3 (or big 4 if you are a Murray fan), but I loved the depth at the top in the 90s, especially the first half, when you had Agassi, Sampras, Courier, Becker, Edberg, Lendl, and even Chang/Ivanesvic/Muster and probably others who were a threat to win every big tourney. Plus, back then the surfaces were less homogenized so it made the surface differences far more important to results than today.

Then again, as a Canadian, there wouldn't have been many Canadians to root for back then, so the Raonic/Shap/FAA era is definitely better for you.

I'm even trying to think who the top Canadian guys - if you asked a trivia question of who were the top 5 Canadians in wins in the 90s, I'm not sure I could get it at all without researcing. Off-hand, I'd guess something like Daniel Nestor, Sebastain Laureau, Martin Laurendeau, and maybe Connell/Michibata even though they were doubles specialists- but I'm having a hard time remembering who the top Canadians were then.
 

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That makes sense. To me, you missed the golden age. Don't get me wrong, there's never been anything like the Big 3 (or big 4 if you are a Murray fan), but I loved the depth at the top in the 90s, especially the first half, when you had Agassi, Sampras, Courier, Becker, Edberg, Lendl, and even Chang/Ivanesvic/Muster and probably others who were a threat to win every big tourney. Plus, back then the surfaces were less homogenized so it made the surface differences far more important to results than today.

Then again, as a Canadian, there wouldn't have been many Canadians to root for back then, so the Raonic/Shap/FAA era is definitely better for you.

I'm even trying to think who the top Canadian guys - if you asked a trivia question of who were the top 5 Canadians in wins in the 90s, I'm not sure I could get it at all without researcing. Off-hand, I'd guess something like Daniel Nestor, Sebastain Laureau, Martin Laurendeau, and maybe Connell/Michibata even though they were doubles specialists- but I'm having a hard time remembering who the top Canadians were then.
Yeah, I have no idea really myself. When I started following it was Dancevic and Polansky was the future hope. I was looking back and I believe it was 2006 when I started to follow, at the time Bester and Polansky were coming up and they were looking like they could be pretty good but sadly that didn't work out. I look forward to a day more like the 90s when there are a lot of true contenders for the grand slams. And hopefully a Canadian grand slam winner.
 

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I'll take a stab. I've identified the following players who did lose against two players with only one victory. Maybe one of them has lost a third time somehow?

Lorenzo Manta
Karim Alami
Andreas Vinciguerra
Werner Eschauer
Albert Montanes
Teymuraz Gabashvili
Chris Guccione
Fabio Fognini
Yann Marti
Mikhail Kukushkin
Gael Monfils
Pablo Andujar
Mikhail Youzhny
Illya Marchenko
Ernests Gulbis
One of the players is in this list. Remember, they only had one win in the 21 century, not necessarily their career.
 

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Question 25: Wins and Losses

What players has the worst winning percentage on the ATP tour?
 

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One of the players is in this list. Remember, they only had one win in the 21 century, not necessarily their career.
I guess we don't have the same database after all. I'm definitely looking at only non-Davis Cup matches since 2000.
All these players on my list have just two losses against players who have only won one match. So, beyond this point, I can only guess randomly, I'm afraid.
 

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Then it is Andreas Vinciguerra. Lost against Mark Nielsen, Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy, and David Wheaton.
I would never have found this without the list from @Fedjokodal, however.
I missed Mark Nielsen because I had him with two victories. I was counting his 2002 Wrexham win, even though it was a Challenger level tournament
 

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