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Goran was in 2 prior final
 

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Goran was in 2 prior final
He was actually in 3 1992,94,98 but by the time he won it he was well past his prime and not only was he unseeded but he had to rely on a wildcard just yo play which surely makes it one of the biggest wimledon upsets
 

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Why in the world would the greatest lefty server the planet has ever seen ever be a suprise to win Wimbledon? Wild Card or not wild card, once he got to the final, or semi-final, it wasn't that unforeseeable that he'd win.
 

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If raonic does the unthinkable on sunday would it come as a bigger shock than 2001 when ivanisovic won
Depends on which stage of the tournament you're talking about. When Ivanisevic was in the semi-final after defeating Safin, Rusedski, Roddick and Moya, everyone knew his threat was genuine (but not as strong as prior years). Prior to the event, nobody gave him a hope.
 

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He was actually in 3 1992,94,98 but by the time he won it he was well past his prime and not only was he unseeded but he had to rely on a wildcard just yo play which surely makes it one of the biggest wimledon upsets
Also three semis, in 1990 he lost it to Boris 64 67 06 67, 1995 Pistol Pete 67 64 36 64 36 and 2001 75 67 06 (before God flooded the Henman Hill :)).
 

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Depends on which stage of the tournament you're talking about. When Ivanisevic was in the semi-final after defeating Safin, Rusedski, Roddick and Moya, everyone knew his threat was genuine (but not as strong as prior years). Prior to the event, nobody gave him a hope.
Aye, agreed. Before each tournament began, Raonic was seen as an outside threat, while Ivanisevic was seen as a spent force. Many fans didn't even realise he was in the draw till he started making waves.

Guy lost to Cristiano Caratti before entering Wimbly as a WC. Says it all..
 

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ivanisovic? Ivanišević. Everyone thought he had missed his chance. Like you knew the guy had done good in the tournament before and maybe deserved a win but it wasn't in the cards. Would be like say Soderling coming back and winning RG in 2016 from a WC position.

Raonic is too young to judge his shock value. What if he's a future 5-10 slam winner? Gotta win your first sometime. He's in the top10 or so? Upset but not that much more shocking than Wawrinka winning AO.


So maybe I'll go with Ivanišević because the year he won it it was like a fairy tale. Before the tournament no-one gave him any hope and because of his low ranking he got a draw from hell. Meanwhile only the future can tell if this Raonic result is an anomly or not but I think even this year Milos had some strong dark horse potential
 

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come on, is this a serious question? I mean Ivanišević was not even 30, when he won wimbledon, he played in three finals
raonić easy, we all thought grass was his worst surface before this event
 

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come on, is this a serious question? I mean Ivanišević was not even 30, when he won wimbledon, he played in three finals
raonić easy, we all thought grass was his worst surface before this event
It's not that straightforward. Goran had a bummed shoulder and was outside top 100 for a reason. No one gave him any chance whatsoever at the start, despite his history in Wimbledon.
 

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ivanisOvic :tape:

and op doesnt know a thing about tennis :facepalm: come on...
 

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Goran did not seem like a contender going into the tournament but by the time he reached the QF, he looked like the title was definitely within his reach. Unlike Raonic.
 

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The OP is probably a kid who has never seen Goran play just heard the name without seeing the spelling.
You say that jokingly, but it's realistic that what you've said is easily true.
 
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