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As coined by TBE ;)

This is a list of players who have either just been outplayed and smushed like bugs, or choked and were thus smushed like bugs - in grand slam finals :cool:

I'm wondering it 4 set losses that were still squashings, should be considered? Or if we shoudl strictly keep it to three set spankings?

Please add more, and I will update the list. If somebody could provide missing scores, that would be swell too :eek:

Martin Verkerk - Roland Garros 2003 ?-6 ?-6 ?-6
Rainer Schuettler - Australia 2003 2-6 2-6 1-6
David Nalbandian - Wimbledon 2002
Arnaud Clement - Australia 2001
Pete Sampras - US Open 2001 6-7(4) 1-6 1-6
Pete Sampras - US Open 2000 4-6 3-6 3-6
Alex Corretja - Roland Garros 1998
Marcelo Rios - Australia 1998
Carlos Moya - Australia 1997
Malivai Washington - Wimbledon 1996
Jim Courier - US Open 1991
Andre Agassi - US Open 1990 4-6 3-6 2-6

Before any of you get all sensitive and "oh boo hoo" because somebody you like is on here - suck it up! People I like make the list too :cool:
 

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Carlos Moya -Australia 1997 ( but at least he came back and won his next one :D )
Malivai Washington WImbledon 1996 ???

best one of them all.... Jim Courier getting his ass totally kicked by Stefan Edberg (US Open 1991) thats still the best ass kicking job i've seen :D
 

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Pete US Open 2000 4-6 3-6 3-6
Pete US Open 2001 6-7(4) 1-6 1-6

BTW, Becca, it really hurts you put Pete on the list, but his win in 2002 compensates for everything. :D :D

About this freeze club, imo, Pete 2000 & 2001, Davy & Rainer, they're just unfortunate that their opponents were at the top of their games.
 

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Well I think that Dave froze a little - he really didn't play well at all. Though I'm not sure it would have mattered anyhow, and perhaps he didnt' play well because Hewitt didn't let him.

And how did I forget, Andre Agassi 1990 US Open? ;)
 

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what about Juanqui? it wasn't straight sets, but he only won 10 games total. :eek:
 

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Leo7 - my only problem with including 4 set spanks is that then we would have to include ALL 4 set spanks, which makes it a lot harder to track :eek:

I do feel that a true kick ass, should be in straight sets.

Leave no doubt though, Costa laid out some hard spanks that day :eek:

Anybody else have opinions on the 4 set matches?
 

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i reckon 4 setters could still make the list coz you would HAVE to consider ferrero's RG loss a shocker...
 

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Petr Korda, the 1992 French final.. gosh I remember that match, a mixmatch if there ever was one. Not just as players but Korda's game wasn't suited to clay at all, it was too fragile and could barely get a rally going. The heavy topspin from Courier was killing him, LOL. I guess a good thing he got revenge somewhat in 1998 Australian Open.

What about Ferrero in French final last year, well at least the first two sets anyway, but I think he was squashed like a mozzie anyway ;)
 

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IMHO, we should concentrate just on 3 setters, otherwise, as Becca said, the list will be too long.

We have certain restrictions for membership in peelers and depreciation clubs, so why not impose stricter eligibility rules here as well? This will make the awards more valuable :D
 

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I think that four setters like the, let's say Aus Open 2002 arent ass woopin', but the RG final 2002 is definitly a big spank.

The scores for the lost matches:
Rainer Schuettler - Australia 2003 2-6 2-6 1-6
David Nalbandian - Wimbledon 2002 1-6 3-6 2-6
Arnaud Clement - Australia 2001 4-6 2-6 2-6
Pete Sampras - US Open 2001 6-7(4) 1-6 1-6
Pete Sampras - US Open 2000 4-6 3-6 3-6
Alex Corretja - Roland Garros 1998 3-6 5-7 3-6 :sad:
Marcelo Rios - Australia 1998 2-6 2-6 2-6
Carlos Moya - Australia 1997 2-6 3-6 3-6
Malivai Washington - Wimbledon 1996 3-6 4-6 3-6
Jim Courier - US Open 1991 2-6 4-6 0-6
Andre Agassi - US Open 1990 4-6 3-6 2-6
 

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Pioline lost his 2 finals in straight sets but then he was playing Sampras in his prime.

US Open 93 4/6 4/6 3/6
Wimbledon 97 4/6 2/6 4/6

A couple others that come to mind:
French Open 88 Leconte/Wilander 5/7 2/6 1/6
French Open 86 Pernfors/Lendl 3/6 2/6 4/6

Sure you'd better stick to 3 set losses, otherwise it will be too long and more arguable whether it was a spanking or not.
 

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How about US Open 96, when the Changster was well and truly gunned down by Pistol Pete:

Chang lost to Sampras 1/6 3/6 6/7

Particularly ironic considering the way Chang had just wiped out Agassi in the semis by pretty much the same score.
 

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How about US Open 96, when the Changster was well and truly gunned down by Pistol Pete:

Chang lost to Sampras 1/6 3/6 6/7

Particularly ironic considering the way Chang had just wiped out Agassi in the semis by pretty much the same score.
Yeah, that one hurt. Chang had the chance not only to get his second GS but to get the #1 ranking!

I could only think Corretja let an ill, vomiting Pete into the semis with a double fault:fiery:
 
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