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Muller defeating Roddick gets my vote. I thought I was in a parallel universe watching that match unfold.
 

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*julie* said:
Mathieu defeating Roddick in straight sets in the first round of Monteal... I had to add him to counterbalance the various times he has been mentionned in the chokers thread... ;)
Thank you for that. I saw that match, and it was a mild shocker. At the time, I didn't really see it as a harbinger of things to come.
 

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Firstly, Niemenen is far from a nobody, he's ranked 35 in the world.
Secondly, his name is spelt with an 'n' at the end of his name.
:worship: I hate it that people dont give Jarkko credit :fiery: he is a good player and when he plays well he can challenge anybody
 

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gillian said:
Muller defeating Roddick gets my vote. I thought I was in a parallel universe watching that match unfold.
my sentiments exactly. roddick looked like he was ranked out of the top 100 when he played that match :confused:
 

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Did you watch the Nieminen/Agassi match? Given the circumstances, how could that possibly be considered an upset?
 

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gillian said:
Muller defeating Roddick gets my vote. I thought I was in a parallel universe watching that match unfold.
What made it even worse was that he had finally exorcised the Hewitt devil only a week before. Then he goes on to crap out against Muller in the first round of his best slam? That was the :retard: WTF :cuckoo: moment of the year.

For more upsets: how about clayking Nadal beating hardcourtking Agassi for the Canada win?
 

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#1 without a doubt = Muller defeats Roddick, US Open 1R

You can't think of another player more pumped up to play an event than Roddick at the US Open (well, aside from Fed at Wimby). So when I saw his draw, I thought round 1 would be a tough match considering Muller's talent and lefty-ness but that Roddick would pull through anyway. But I expected nothing like him losing in straight sets.

#2 Gasquet defeats Federer, Monte Carlo quarters. I knew the kid had talent - didn't think it'd come out like that. His backhand was blazing.

#3 Tursunov defeats Henman, Wimbledon 2R..... man Tim is having a bad year :(

Honorable mentions: Mathieu defeats Roddick, Ljubicic defeats... well the entire US team lol

Upsets that could have happened: Minar & Ferrero (2mps) almost beat Federer, Enqvist nearly took out Roddick once, Nadal achingly close to shutting out Federer in Miami.
 

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Well couldn't finish it off as I had to see my girlfriend, but here's the rest of my list, just to recap.

1. Gasquet d. Federer, Monte Carlo
2. Muller d. Roddick, US Open
3. Niemenen d. Agassi

Then...

4. Davydenko d. Coria, Roland Garros
This was a huge upset I never expected to happen. While it might not be seen that way now, Coria was expected to make the final v Federer / Nadal. While he was not on cruise control like he was last year, he was up there with the best on clay all season, and only Federer and Nadal were playing as well. On his streak to the final, Coria humiliated Davydenko, who was considered to be a dangerous 1st round opponent. This time round Davydenko built on consistancy at a lower level and beat the Argentine in the round of 16.

5. Tursonov d. Henman, Wimbledon
Except a 4th round lost to Philippoussis in 2000, Henman has at least reach the quarters of Wimbledon every year since 1996. That is 4 semis and 4 quarters, a hugely impressive record in the open era. Having reached the another quarter final last year as well as semi final showings at Roland Garros and Flushing Meadow, he had his best grandslam year yet, and was a regular top 4 player. However this year even mediocre result were high lights and he lost disappointingly early in Australia and was affected by injuries the rest of the year.
But Wimbledon was expected to show the grass court specialist some respite as it had done every year. It would take either one of a handful of good grass court players to take him down in the late stages of the Championships. Not so this year. After coming back from the brink against Nieminem, an early omen, Henman slid to an unexpected defeat after squandering a lead against the unknown red haired Russian, Dmitriy Tursonov.

6. Safin d. Federer, Australian Open
Federer was playing such dominant tennis having crushed Andre Agassi in a flurry of winners in the quarters. On a 22 match winning streak against top 10 players at this time he seemed certain to win the title, and while Safin was in fine form, his win-loss record against the world champion was poor, with 2 wins to 7 losses. That included last year, where he beat Agassi and Roddick in thrillers only to be outplayed by Federer.

7. Mathieu d Roddick, Montreal
Here the young Frenchman, famous for choking away the Davis Cup against Russia and throwing away a chance to see off Agassi at Roland Garros, took down the laser server American. Having had his confidence shattered each time he had come even near to fulfilling his talent, he was able to claim a first big win.

8. Murray d Ginepri, Thailand
Who would have thought that the young Scot, barely ranked in the top 100 at the time would come off a dissapointing loss at Davis cup to Wawrinka would reach his first tour final and get another crack at Federer, this time in a singles final, defeating Thai hero Srichaphan in the semis?
But the biggest win was over the third seeded Ginepri.
The red hot American was coming off a spectacular summer of improvement, winning the RCA championships and beating Safin and Moya in Cincinatti. This culminated in a brilliant run at the US Open which saw him nearly defeat Andre Agassi, and take the scalp of Guillermo Coria in New York. It was a career making acheivement for the Brit to knock off Ginepri in three sets en route to a performance against Federer that a top 10 player would be proud of.

9. Garcia-Lopez d. Moya, Australian Open
Spain's former number one Carlos Moya had enjoyed another successful top 7 season in 2004 and made a good start to the year by defending his Chennai title. Starting off in the Australian Open, where he reached the final in 1997, he was played Guillermo Garcia Lopez, a man who he had defeated confortably at Chennai. Not even a top 100 player, and a clay court specialist to boot, Garcia Lopez attacked Moya, detonating huge ground stokes. He played an inspired match to send his much more highly ranked compatriot packing, playing him at his own game by painting the lines with big top spun ground stokes from the baseline.

10. Ginepri d. Roddick, Indianapolis.
Here Robby Ginepri defeated his contempory and countryman Roddick, a man who had owned him on tour, and in their junior days for the first time. Roddick was coming off an excellent season on grass that saw him win the Stella Artois title and crush all opposition at Wimbledon except a divinely inspired Federer. Ginepri went on to take the title to spring board a highly successful autumn that propelled him up to the cusp of the top 20.
 

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Apologies, I didn't look that the thread was upsets THIS year! Mine would be: Gasquet over Federer in Monte Carlo, Blake over Nadal in US Open, Muller over Roddick in US Open, Muller over Nadal at Wimbledon and Nieminen over Agassi at Roland Garros. Possibly Lopez over Agassi at Hamburg?
 

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Not forgetting Andrew Murray's two wins over Ginepri and Srichaphan last week in Thailand. Huge upsets!!!!!! And pushing Federer in the final!
 

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It has been mentioned before, but I would go for the whole DC-tie Croatia/US.
 

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Check for my last post for an upset noone has mentioned yet: Moya losing to Garcia Lopez at the Australian Open.
 

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It has been mentioned before, but I would go for the whole DC-tie Croatia/US.
The fact that Ljubicic was in such fine form in the early part of the year and that we have seen Ancic reach the Wimbledon semis last year meant that while the wins over America were hugely impressive and inspiring, they weren't a huge surprise for me.
 

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7. Mathieu d Roddick, Montreal
Here the young Frenchman, famous for choking away the Davis Cup against Russia and throwing away a chance to see off Agassi at Roland Garros, took down the laser server American. Having had his confidence shattered each time he had come even near to fulfilling his talent, he was able to claim a first big win.
First big win :eek: are you serious? Check his 2002 results ;)
 

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Davydenko beating Coria at RG surprised me.

Murray beating Stepanek at Wimbledon as well

Blake beating Nadal at USO

Gasquet beating Federer at MonteCarlo.
Yes on all of those except I thought Balke would beat Nadal after the way Nadal played the his first two matches against vastly inferior competition and seeing the way Blake played his first two matches.
 

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First big win :eek: are you serious? Check his 2002 results ;)
Well, his first big win in a long time anyway...Looking back he defeated Safin, Sampras and Kuerten. I didn't realise he had a win over Sampras.
 

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Other big upsets
Davydenko def. Coria in fourth round of FO
Chela def. Davydenko first round of New Heaven
Zabeleta def. Davydenko in Kitzbuhel
 

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1 Muller bt Roddick US OPEN
2 Tursunov bt Henman WIMBLEDON
3 Mathieu bt Roddick AMS MONTREAL
4 Gasquet bt Federer AMS MONTE-CARLO
5 Ljubicic/Ancic bt Bryan/Bryan DAVIS CUP
6 Karlovic bt Hewitt QUEENS
7 Ginepri bt Roddick INDIANAPOLIS
8 Almagro bt Safin AMS ROME
9 Melzer bt Agassi SAN JOSE
10 Baker bt Gaudio US OPEN
 
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