Muller defeating Roddick gets my vote. I thought I was in a parallel universe watching that match unfold.
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.*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...
:worship: I hate it that people dont give Jarkko credit :fiery: he is a good player and when he plays well he can challenge anybodyadee-gee said: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.
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.gillian said:Muller defeating Roddick gets my vote. I thought I was in a parallel universe watching that match unfold.
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.Puschkin said:It has been mentioned before, but I would go for the whole DC-tie Croatia/US.
First big win are you serious? Check his 2002 resultsJonnyC21 said: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.
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.Davydenko beating Coria at RG surprised me.
Murray beating Stepanek at Wimbledon as well
Blake beating Nadal at USO
Gasquet beating Federer at MonteCarlo.