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richied
05-23-2009, 09:16 PM
This might be tricky....Pete's last slam comes to mind...I think he had to beat Rusedski, Haas, Roddick, Shalken and Andre, not extreme, but not easy...

I believe Pete was seeded 16 or 17 at the time...

anointedone
05-23-2009, 09:21 PM
Here are one example I can think of:

Edberg 1992 U.S Open- dangerous floater Jakob Hlasek, a former top tenner, in the 2nd round. dangerous floater Jonas Svensson, a former slam semifinalist, in the 3rd round. 5 sets vs Richard Krajicek in the 4th round, 5 sets vs Ivan Lendl, 5 sets vs Michael Chang in the semis, 4 sets vs Pete Sampras in the final.

richied
05-23-2009, 09:37 PM
Here are one example I can think of:

Edberg 1992 U.S Open- dangerous floater Jakob Hlasek, a former top tenner, in the 2nd round. dangerous floater Jonas Svensson, a former slam semifinalist, in the 3rd round. 5 sets vs Richard Krajicek in the 4th round, 5 sets vs Ivan Lendl, 5 sets vs Michael Chang in the semis, 4 sets vs Pete Sampras in the final.

Yip...that's harder than Pete's...good effort Edberg.