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Seeing Haas draw a qualy, Falla and now Monaco makes me wonder what are some impressive runs made deep into a GS by a lower ranked player and inversely what are some unimpressive draws lower ranked players have gone through to get deep. Thoughts?
 

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not impressed by bogomolov's run at all, quite a joke frankly.

Really impressed by kunitsyn after looking completely out against bachinger and then beats melzer in 5 sets.
 

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not impressed by bogomolov's run at all, quite a joke frankly.

Really impressed by kunitsyn after looking completely out against bachinger and then beats melzer in 5 sets.
I meant in recenty history . . . Not this tournament. Too early to sauy anything about this one.
 

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Kuerten 97 RG never won a title and ranked 66th.
Code:
R128	Slava Dosedel (CZE)	 73	W 6-0, 7-5, 6-1	
R64	Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)	 23	W 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5	
R32	Thomas Muster (AUT)	 5	W 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4	
R16	Andrei Medvedev (UKR)	 20	W 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5	
Q	Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) 3	W 6-2, 5-7, 2-6, 6-0, 6-4	
S	Filip Dewulf (BEL)	 122	W 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(4)	
W	Sergi Bruguera (ESP)	 19	W 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Filip Dewulf as a qualifier won 8 matches at that RG. Apart from Carrati all players ranked higher.

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R128	Cristiano Caratti (ITA)	 183	W 6-3, 6-3, 6-1	Stats
R64	Fernando Meligeni (BRA)	 88	W 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 1-6, 6-3	
R32	Albert Portas (ESP)	 68	W 6-3, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-7(6), 8-6	
R16	Alex Corretja (ESP)	 7	W 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5	
Q	Magnus Norman (SWE)	 65	W 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3	
S	Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)	 66	L 1-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-7(4)
Gaudio 2004 RG ranked 44
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R128	Guillermo Canas (ARG)	 72	W 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2	
R64	Jiri Novak (CZE)	 14	W 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
R32	Thomas Enqvist (SWE)	 65	W 6-0, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4	
R16	Igor Andreev (RUS)	 77	W 6-4, 7-5, 6-3	
Q	Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)	 12	W 6-3, 6-2, 6-2	
S	David Nalbandian (ARG)	 8	W 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-0	
W	Guillermo Coria (ARG)	 3	W 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6
Ivanisevic 2001 Wimbledon #125
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R128	Fredrik Jonsson (SWE)	 197	W 6-4, 6-4, 6-4	
R64	Carlos Moya (ESP)	 22	W 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4	
R32	Andy Roddick (USA)	 33	W 7-6(5), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3	
R16	Greg Rusedski (GBR)	 40	W 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4	
Q	Marat Safin (RUS)	 3	W 7-6(2), 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3)	
S	Tim Henman (GBR)	 11	W 7-5, 6-7(6), 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-3	
W	Patrick Rafter (AUS)	 10	W 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7
 

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Kuerten 97 RG never won a title and ranked 66th.
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R128	Slava Dosedel (CZE)	 73	W 6-0, 7-5, 6-1	
R64	Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)	 23	W 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5	
R32	Thomas Muster (AUT)	 5	W 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4	
R16	Andrei Medvedev (UKR)	 20	W 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5	
Q	Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS) 3	W 6-2, 5-7, 2-6, 6-0, 6-4	
S	Filip Dewulf (BEL)	 122	W 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6(4)	
W	Sergi Bruguera (ESP)	 19	W 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
Filip Dewulf as a qualifier won 8 matches at that RG. Apart from Carrati all players ranked higher.

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R128	Cristiano Caratti (ITA)	 183	W 6-3, 6-3, 6-1	Stats
R64	Fernando Meligeni (BRA)	 88	W 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 1-6, 6-3	
R32	Albert Portas (ESP)	 68	W 6-3, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-7(6), 8-6	
R16	Alex Corretja (ESP)	 7	W 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5	
Q	Magnus Norman (SWE)	 65	W 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3	
S	Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)	 66	L 1-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-7(4)
Gaudio 2004 RG ranked 44
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R128	Guillermo Canas (ARG)	 72	W 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2	
R64	Jiri Novak (CZE)	 14	W 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
R32	Thomas Enqvist (SWE)	 65	W 6-0, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4	
R16	Igor Andreev (RUS)	 77	W 6-4, 7-5, 6-3	
Q	Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)	 12	W 6-3, 6-2, 6-2	
S	David Nalbandian (ARG)	 8	W 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-0	
W	Guillermo Coria (ARG)	 3	W 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6
Ivanisevic 2001 Wimbledon #125
Code:
R128	Fredrik Jonsson (SWE)	 197	W 6-4, 6-4, 6-4	
R64	Carlos Moya (ESP)	 22	W 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4	
R32	Andy Roddick (USA)	 33	W 7-6(5), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3	
R16	Greg Rusedski (GBR)	 40	W 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4	
Q	Marat Safin (RUS)	 3	W 7-6(2), 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3)	
S	Tim Henman (GBR)	 11	W 7-5, 6-7(6), 0-6, 7-6(5), 6-3	
W	Patrick Rafter (AUS)	 10	W 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7
excellent post thank you
 

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Legenda's RG semifinal run
 

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Legenda's RG semifinal run
Number 4 in the world at the time.

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R128	Carlos Berlocq (ARG)	 82	W 6-2, 6-0, 6-3	Stats
R64	Oscar Hernandez (ESP)	 131	W 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-1, 6-2	
R32	Juan Monaco (ARG)	 103	W 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2	
R16	Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)	 79	W 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2	
Q	Julien Benneteau (FRA)	 95	W 6-2, 6-2, 6-3	
S	Rafael Nadal (ESP)	 2	L 4-6, 2-6, 6-7(7)
 

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Safin Roland Garros 1998 (his first Grand Slam, aged 18 and 4 months, ranked 116)

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R128 	Andre Agassi (USA) 	20 	W 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 	Stats (next year's champ)
R64 	Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) 	8 	W 3-6, 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 	Stats (defending champ)
R32 	Daniel Vacek (CZE) 	77 	W 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5    	Stats
R16 	Cedric Pioline (FRA) 	17 	L 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 4-6 	Stats
 

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Hewitt's AO 2005 run - Clement, Blake, Chela, Nadal, Nalbandian, Roddick is fair impressive IMO. Even he didn't end up winning that tournament and was the #3.
 

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Number 4 in the world at the time.

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R128	Carlos Berlocq (ARG)	 82	W 6-2, 6-0, 6-3	Stats
R64	Oscar Hernandez (ESP)	 131	W 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-1, 6-2	
R32	Juan Monaco (ARG)	 103	W 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2	
R16	Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)	 79	W 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2	
Q	Julien Benneteau (FRA)	 95	W 6-2, 6-2, 6-3	
S	Rafael Nadal (ESP)	 2	L 4-6, 2-6, 6-7(7)
RRH was the highest ranked player he beat? Jesus christ.
 

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I liked Gilles Mullers run at 2008 US Open beating Haas in a very dramatic match, Almagro and Davydenko to reach the QF
 

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Soderlings RG Run in 09 must be up there. Only reason it's not seen as more amazing is that he redid it the year after with a much higher ranking. But when he did his 09 run he was seeded 23!

Look at his matches from R3 and onwards. Not an easy draw

R3 def. Ferrer 6-7 7-5 6-2 7-6 Ferrer always dangerous on clay
R4 def. Nadal 6-2 6-7 6-4 7-6 Beating the undefeated "clay GOAT"
QF def. Davydenko 6-1 6-3 6-1 Davydenko was a beast in 09. Impressive win
SF def. Gonzalez 6-3 7-5 5-7 4-6 6-4 Gonzalez was also very dangerous in 09. His FH was deadly at the time
F Loss to Federer. Final got a little too big for him but he gifted Fed his career grand slam just to punish him the next year
 

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I think Ljubicic at RG 2006 is an excellent choice for worst, and for best, I might submit Ginepri's semifinal run at USO 2005, or Federer's title at W 2006 as considerations.
 

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I know I got it all wrong here but for me least impressive was Murray,s Australian Open Run this Year! Most impressive , Del Potro beating Nadal and Fed Back to back to win a Slam! Only player ever to do that!
 

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Clement's run at AO-2001 looks pretty impressive too with beating Kafelnikov, Grosjean being 0-2 sets down including such names as Federer, Rusedski.

And of course Verkerk RG 2003. This one is unforgettable. QF Moya in 5 sets, SF Coria in three, looks amazing!
 

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Soderlings RG Run in 09 must be up there. Only reason it's not seen as more amazing is that he redid it the year after with a much higher ranking. But when he did his 09 run he was seeded 23!

Look at his matches from R3 and onwards. Not an easy draw

R3 def. Ferrer 6-7 7-5 6-2 7-6 Ferrer always dangerous on clay
R4 def. Nadal 6-2 6-7 6-4 7-6 Beating the undefeated "clay GOAT"
QF def. Davydenko 6-1 6-3 6-1 Davydenko was a beast in 09. Impressive win
SF def. Gonzalez 6-3 7-5 5-7 4-6 6-4 Gonzalez was also very dangerous in 09. His FH was deadly at the time
F Loss to Federer. Final got a little too big for him but he gifted Fed his career grand slam just to punish him the next year
Well he is the only player to beat Nadal at RG. That's extremely impressive.
 

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Safin's AO'04 run as an 86 ranked player was fun I think - Nieminen,Blake,Martin,Roddick,Agassi(plenty of americans)
3 5-set wins, 3 4-set wins, beating world №1,№4
 
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edberg 92

r4 krajicek 64 67 63 36 64
qf lendl 63 63 36 57 76
sf chang 67 75 76 57 64
f sampras 36 64 76 62

sampras 1990 (very green sampras way before his prime)

r4 muster 67 76 64 63
qf lendl 64 76 36 46 62
sf mcenroe 62 64 36 63
f agassi 64 63 62
 

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Marat Safin reaching Wimbledon SF in 2008 ranked #75.

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R128	Fabio Fognini (ITA)	 86	W 6-1, 6-2, 7-6(3)
R64	Novak Djokovic (SRB)	 3	W 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-2	
R32	Andreas Seppi (ITA)	 30	W 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4	
R16	Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 9	W 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1	
Q	Feliciano Lopez (ESP)	 35	W 3-6, 7-6(1), 7-5, 6-3
S	Roger Federer (SUI)	 1	L 3-6, 6-7(3), 4-6
 

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Marat Safin reaching Wimbledon SF in 2008 ranked #75.

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R128	Fabio Fognini (ITA)	 86	W 6-1, 6-2, 7-6(3)
R64	Novak Djokovic (SRB)	 3	W 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-2	
R32	Andreas Seppi (ITA)	 30	W 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-4	
R16	Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 9	W 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1	
Q	Feliciano Lopez (ESP)	 35	W 3-6, 7-6(1), 7-5, 6-3
S	Roger Federer (SUI)	 1	L 3-6, 6-7(3), 4-6
Apart from knocking off Djokovic, it really isn't IMO.
 
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