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jokinla
03-16-2012, 10:27 PM
With Nalby losing today, it ended the possibility that he might have to beat Nadal/Fed/Djoker to win a tourney, and a total of 5 top ten guys. When thinking about it, you could possibly be ranked as high as #17 and have to do it, which seems almost unfair to be ranked so high, and still have to have that tough a draw, but anyhow, anyone know if a player has defeated 5 top ten players in a single tournament, Mustard??

Moose Malloy
03-16-2012, 11:49 PM
the closest I can recall was Wilander beating the #2, 3, 4, & 5 seeds to win the French.

joeri888
03-17-2012, 12:54 AM
With Nalby losing today, it ended the possibility that he might have to beat Nadal/Fed/Djoker to win a tourney, and a total of 5 top ten guys. When thinking about it, you could possibly be ranked as high as #17 and have to do it, which seems almost unfair to be ranked so high, and still have to have that tough a draw, but anyhow, anyone know if a player has defeated 5 top ten players in a single tournament, Mustard??

I assume you want to discount the World Tour Finals?

Otherwise, Federer in 2011, 2010 (1,3,4,5,7 I think it was) etc. etc.

jokinla
03-17-2012, 07:39 AM
I assume you want to discount the World Tour Finals?

Otherwise, Federer in 2011, 2010 (1,3,4,5,7 I think it was) etc. etc.

Yes, wasn't considering the WTF, because that's usually only the top 8.

Cormorant
03-17-2012, 08:50 AM
Guillermo Canas came so close to achieving this feat when he defeated Safin(2), Haas(3), Kafelnikov(5), Federer(10), and Roddick(12) in Montreal '02.

tennis_pro
03-17-2012, 09:13 AM
Check out Nalbandian's draw at the 2007 Madrid Masters.

2nd round - Berdych
3rd round - Del Potro
QF - Nadal
SF - Djokovic
F - Federer

If Del Potro didn't pull off an upset (remember it's 2007) and beat Robredo who was top 10 at the time, Nalbandian could've gone 5 out of 5 against top 10 players in that tournament.

Nalbandian also beat 4 top 10 players in Paris just weeks later and 5 top 15 players.

kishnabe
03-17-2012, 10:17 AM
Check out Nalbandian's draw at the 2007 Madrid Masters.

2nd round - Berdych
3rd round - Del Potro
QF - Nadal
SF - Djokovic
F - Federer

If Del Potro didn't pull off an upset (remember it's 2007) and beat Robredo who was top 10 at the time, Nalbandian could've gone 5 out of 5 against top 10 players in that tournament.

Nalbandian also beat 4 top 10 players in Paris just weeks later and 5 top 15 players.
Berdych top ten in 2007?

jackson vile
03-17-2012, 10:20 AM
the closest I can recall was Wilander beating the #2, 3, 4, & 5 seeds to win the French.

Wow, I really don't know what to say. Now that is a well deserved title.

tennis_pro
03-17-2012, 10:21 AM
Berdych top ten in 2007?

Yep, just (at no 10).

Andres
03-17-2012, 01:08 PM
Guillermo Canas came so close to achieving this feat when he defeated Safin(2), Haas(3), Kafelnikov(5), Federer(10), and Roddick(12) in Montreal '02.
Technically, Roddick was already Top10 (#10) by reaching that final :)

He also almost repeated the feat in 2007, when he beat #1 Federer, #6 Robredo, #7 Ljubicic and then lost to #10 Djokovic in the finals (M1000 Miami)

RCizzle65
03-17-2012, 01:31 PM
Some interesting stats in this topics, thanks!

Cormorant
03-17-2012, 01:48 PM
Technically, Roddick was already Top10 (#10) by reaching that final :)

That's right, I'd forgotten that. And Federer fell out of the top ten the following week, and wouldn't return for the next two months.