Tennis has given us some great matches through their four Grand Slam tournaments: Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and US Open. In all of these tournaments, we saw the tennis crop cream go against each other in a few thrilling match-ups possible in this sport. Perhaps more exciting than this, however, is the fact that the giants of tennis are about to flow under their feet with unreleased underdogs, a process that has stunned the tennis world.
Some of these victories were to keep certain players briefly on the map, while others were important victories that paved the way for the final victory in that Grand Slam tournament. In some cases, these players were kept out of the top 100 in the men’s tennis rankings but ended up winning matches against the sporting elite. Even if their fortunes end soon after their famous victories, these victories are still memories that these players can cherish for the rest of their careers and lives.
For others, such as Rafael Nadal in 2005 and Novak Djokovic in 2006, they had disappointing victories that resulted in them becoming one of the best players in the game right now. In Nadal’s case, his victory over Roger Federer at the French Open in 2005 left the Challengers disappointed in the years that followed – just ask Lucas Rosol, Stanislas Wawrinka, and Robin Soderling.
However, these matches have given us some of the most exciting men’s tennis we’ve seen in recent years, and they’ve shown us that no tennis match is ever played on paper – even if the odds for tennis are exaggerated, the ‘Heavyweights’ top 10 Grand Slams since 2000 Matches are the biggest excitement.
10. Rossol defeated Nadal at Wimbledon in 2012
In 2012, Lukas Rosol, a relative newcomer to the world of tennis, hugely turned his head by defeating Rafael Nadal in the second round at Wimbledon – which Nadal had won twice. Nadal got off to a good start by winning the first set, but overcame Rosol’s determination, winning the check-in five sets (6– winning, -4–4, -4-4, 2–6, .4). However, Rosell’s fortunes will soon be over: in the third round he lost to German player Philipp Kohlschreiber that year, and the presence of the third round is Rosell’s biggest success at Wimbledon.
9. Stakhovsky defeated Federer at Wimbledon in 2013
In 2013, Ukrainian player Sergei Stakhovsky put up a good fight against Roger Federer at Wimbledon. This will prove valuable enough for Stakhovsky: he will defeat Federer in four sets (6–7, -6–6, -5–5, -6-.) In the second round of the tournament. Stakhovsky could not hold on to his huge victory in the third round and lost to Jেনrgen Melzer in four sets. For Federer, the loss means he has not been able to defend his Wimbledon title since the year, after already winning seven times.
8. Djokovic defeated Federer at the 2006 Australian Open
Novak Djokovic rose to the top ten in the men’s tennis rankings in 2006 but has yet to truly establish himself as one of the current greats of the sport. At this year’s Australian Open, he will take a huge step towards change: he defeated three-time winner / defending champion Roger Federer in straight sets (-5-5, -3–3, 7-) to reach the final, where he defeated Joe-Wilfried He lost to Tsonga and won the Grand Slam title for the first time. With the win, Djokovic disrupted Federer / Nadal exclusively in the men’s Grand Slam singles event for the first time since the 2005 Australian Open.
7. Nadal defeated Federer at the Roland Garros in 2005
Before becoming an elite player we know him for today, in late 2007 Rafael Nadal was one of the tops and upcoming teenagers in the world of tennis. Nadal really started during the French Open: On his 19th birthday, Nadal will disappoint Roger Federer – the same player who lost him in the fourth round of the Australian Open that year – in the semifinals leading to the tournament win by the end of that year. It will be one of the many chapters in Nadal’s first Grand Slam and tennis’ biggest rivals.
6. Jo Janhason defeated Safin at the 2002 Australian Open
Before the 2002 Australian Open, the highest Grand Slam finish was for Swedish player Thomas Johansson, who reached the quarter-finals of the US Open twice in 1999 and 2000. However, Johnson gave his best performance in the 2002 Grand Slam tournament, losing to the Russian heavyweight. Marat Safin in four sets (3–6, -4-4, -4-4, 7–6) in the final. For the most part, Johnson dropped to seventh in the career-high rankings in May 2002 due to his Open victory. He will win a silver medal in the men’s doubles at the 2004 Olympics before retiring from tennis the following year.
5. Five Wawrinkas defeated Djokovic and Nadal at the 2013 Australian Open
There was a tour of the semifinals of the US Open a year earlier and it was impressive in itself, but Stanislas Wawrinka could easily climb to the top at the Australian Open next year. Reaching the quarter-finals, the Swiss will face four-time defending champion, Novak Djokovic. To the surprise of many, Wawrinka won five sets (2–6, -4-4, -2-2, 3–6, 9-7) to defeat Djokovic. Rafael Nadal, who suffered a back injury during the match, will take Wawrinka to the final with a semi-final win over Thomas Bardic. A four-set win for Wawrinka gave him his first Grand Slam.
4. George Bartell lost to Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2002
With Swiss player George Bastel ranked 145th in the world, people weren’t wondering if Pete Sampras would beat him, but how many sets the seven-time world champion would beat him. However, Bastille will upset Sampras in five matches (-3-3, -2-2, 4–6, -6–6, 6-) after the Swiss player qualified for the Wimbledon tournament that year, dismissing only the second player. . Through injury. Bastille will lose to David Nalbandian in the third round and the win against Sampras will be his biggest tennis success, rising to 711 in the 2000 men’s singles rankings alone.
3. Robin Soderling defeated Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2009
Swedish tennis star Robin Soderling topped the men’s tennis rankings in 2009, but no one expected to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open – the tournament Nadal won four straight times and was in the middle of defending his title. But when it came to the fourth round, Sutherling beat Nadal in the final four-set win (-2-2, 7-7, -4-4, 76) to throw Nadal’s 31-match winning streak into the tournament. Soderling could advance to the final – only to lose to Roger Federer – and Roland Garros remains the only player to beat Nadal.
2. Del Potro defeated Federer and Nadal at the 2009 US Open
If Soderling made a name for himself at the 2009 French Open with Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro could do something even better at the US Open the same year. Reaching the semifinals, Argentina will defeat Rafael Nadal in straight sets (-2-2, -2-2, -2-2). He will then face world number one Roger Federer in the final. Del Potro came from behind to beat the five-time US Open champion in five sets (3–6, -6-, 4–6, -6–6, -2-2) – his first win in six matches against Federer.
1. Goran Ivanisevic won Wimbledon in 2001
Goran Ivanisevic is not expected to make much of an impact at Wimbledon after entering the tournament as the 125th ranked Wildcard player in the world. However, he denied the adversity and spread expectations in their heads: beating Carlos Moya, Andy Roddick, and Marat Safin and then losing to Tim Henman in the semi-finals at home. Then came the final match against Patrick Return, who defeated Ivanisevic in five sets (–-–, 3-–, –-–, 2-–, 9-–) to become the first wildcard to win it at Wimbledon. Ivanisevic will retire briefly the following year due to shoulder surgery but would return occasionally in later years. However, he never achieved success at Wimbledon.