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i´d have to say guga in cincinnati 2001

R64 Roddick, Andy (USA) 7-6(3) 6-1
R32 Haas, Tommy (GER) 7-6(4) 7-6(10)
R16 Ivanisevic, Goran (CRO) 6-2 6-1
Q Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS) 6-4 3-6 6-4
S Henman, Tim (GBR) 6-2 1-6 7-6(4)
W Rafter, Patrick (AUS ) 6-1 6-3
 

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I don't know all of the scores, but, two come to mind:

*Becker's first Wimbledon title run and

*Verkerk's French run this year. He didn't perform well in the final. But, he had to beat some pretty tough opponents to get there.

Honorable mention:

*Rainer at this year's AO and

*Johansson at AO '02.

EDIT TO ADD: Speaking of Guga...What about when he had to save a match point in a fiver setter against Michael Russell (who????) on his way to one of his French trophies?
 

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That list of Cincinnati 2001 is indeed very impressive.

What about Edberg defending his US Open title in 92:

R128 Luiz Mattar (BRA) W 6-4 7-5 6-2 (just warming up)
R64 Jakob Hlasek (SUI) W 7-5 6-2 6-1 (straight set win but very good opponent)
R32 Jonas Svensson (SWE) W 6-4 6-2 6-2 (straight set win but very good opponent)
Then the serious stuff began, taking out 4 slam winners:
R16 Richard Krajicek (NED) W 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 3-6 6-4
QF Ivan Lendl (USA) W 6-3 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6(3)
SF Michael Chang (USA) W 6-7(3) 7-5 7-6(3) 5-7 6-4
F Pete Sampras (USA) W 3-6 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2
 

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Goran at Wimbledon 2001 - beating (among others), - Roddick, Safin, Henman and Rusedski on their home soil, and then Rafter in a 5-set final!
 

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canas was impressive last year in toronto

he beated Federer, Srichaphan, Kafelnikov, Safin, Haas
and Roddick
 

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mirnyi´s run:

Rochus,Kuerten, Ivanisevic ,Sampras, Kafelnikov

and lost the final to Haas
2-6 2-6 2-6.

three players who were #1 in the world.... not bad
 

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mirnyi´s run:

Rochus,Kuerten, Ivanisevic ,Sampras, Kafelnikov

and lost the final to Haas
2-6 2-6 2-6.

three players who were #1 in the world.... not bad
Guga's run was definitely the most impressive one. Damn... I never knew.
 

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Guga's run in Cincinnati in 2001. Considering that hard court is not his best surface while most of his opponents are.
 

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virex said:
mirnyi´s run:

Rochus,Kuerten, Ivanisevic ,Sampras, Kafelnikov

and lost the final to Haas
2-6 2-6 2-6.

three players who were #1 in the world.... not bad
Plus he saved match points against Goran and Guga! :bounce: But Haas was just too tough in the final for the exhausted Belarussian Beast. After ending Hewitt's 15-match winning streak in a great semifinal, he completely thrashed Mad Max in the final.
 

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I think Moya did played very well in Paris Bercy in 2002, he reached the semifinal which he lost but he beated some big names and not on clay!!
Blake: 6/3 6/3
Grosjean 2/6 7/6 6/1 (saved 5 match points!!)
Agassi 6/4 6/4
Safin 5/7 6/7



Cincinatti 2002
Saulnier 6/3 6/3
Schalken 6/3 6/2
Chang 6/4 6/3
Schuttler 7/6 6/1
Ferrero 6/3 6/4
Hewitt 7/5 7/6
Didn't lost one single set!!!!!!
 

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Nimi said:
Just a note: I belive that both the semis & the finals of Cincinatti 2001 were played in the same day... I'll have to check it out though.
yes
guga played one set with henman... it was almost an hour... guga won the tiebreaker... 20 minutes later he returned to the court to face rafter
 
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