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joeri888
10-26-2012, 01:57 PM
What's the last time Federer lost to a guy who NEVER ranked inside the top 10 (before or after)? I can't think of many in the last 7 or 8 years to be honest with you guys.

joeri888
10-26-2012, 01:59 PM
What's the last time Federer lost to a guy who NEVER ranked inside the top 10 (before or after)? I can't think of many in the last 7 or 8 years to be honest with you guys.

Makes the two weeks in clay season 2010 in which he lost to Gulbis and Montanes look freaky.

The Bawss
10-26-2012, 02:27 PM
Ivo Karlovic (2008), Volandri (2007), Benneteau (2009), Hrbaty (2004). Other than the ones you mentioned, I think these are the only ones since the beginning of 2004.

Tony48
10-26-2012, 03:29 PM
That 2009 loss against Benneteau was pretty random.

augustobt
10-26-2012, 03:46 PM
Makes the two weeks in clay season 2010 in which he lost to Gulbis and Montanes look freaky.

That. Against Montaņes was crazy.

The Bawss
10-26-2012, 03:48 PM
That 2009 loss against Benneteau was pretty random.

I don't know wtf happened that day.

tennisaddict
10-26-2012, 03:50 PM
Ivo Karlovic (2008), Volandri (2007), Benneteau (2009), Hrbaty (2004). Other than the ones you mentioned, I think these are the only ones since the beginning of 2004.

That's freakin impressive.. averaging less than 1 loss per year to a non top 10 player.. INSANE !!!

thefederman
10-26-2012, 04:11 PM
what about the year i think it was 07 or 08 when he lost back to back to canas?

Gonzo_style
10-26-2012, 04:14 PM
Makes the two weeks in clay season 2010 in which he lost to Gulbis and Montanes look freaky.

Well after that match in Rome, Gulbis played great vs Nadal in SF, and almost beat Fed again in Madrid! Gulbis is very talented, might one day became a member of top 10!

Gonzo_style
10-26-2012, 04:15 PM
what about the year i think it was 07 or 08 when he lost back to back to canas?

In 2007 IW/Miami but Canas was top 10 in 2004

BauerAlmeida
10-26-2012, 04:46 PM
In 2007 IW/Miami but Canas was top 10 in 2004

In 2005 it was. And i'm not sure if in 2002 and 2007 he got to the top 10 too.

Gonzo_style
10-26-2012, 04:59 PM
In 2005 it was. And i'm not sure if in 2002 and 2007 he got to the top 10 too.

Yeah, my bad, in 2005! In 2002 Canas won Rogers cup but didn't reach top 10!Also in 2007...

smoledman
10-26-2012, 07:27 PM
Roger seldom loses to journeymen.

Sabratha
10-27-2012, 03:15 AM
Yeah, my bad, in 2005! In 2002 Canas won Rogers cup but didn't reach top 10!Also in 2007...
He wasn't top ten in 2007. He reached #12 in the 2007 season.

sbengte
10-27-2012, 03:24 AM
I don't know wtf happened that day.

I think Benneteau was on fire that day, quite like he showed at Wimby this year, and it was a best of 3 match. Fed was quite meh the rest of the year in 2009 after he won RG, Wimby, broke the slam record, got married, had twins etc..

Gonzo_style
10-27-2012, 04:41 AM
He wasn't top ten in 2007. He reached #12 in the 2007 season.

That's what I was saying...

jokinla
10-27-2012, 07:39 AM
He wasn't top ten in 2007. He reached #12 in the 2007 season.

He had just returned from a drug suspension or he would have been ranked higher.

Hood_Man
10-27-2012, 09:33 AM
I don't know wtf happened that day.

I don't really remember much from that match except for the lack of frustration once it was over, which was in direct contrast to a lot of Federer's losses in 2009 :lol:

I remember thinking Benneteau played great though.

The Bawss
10-27-2012, 09:57 AM
I don't really remember much from that match except for the lack of frustration once it was over, which was in direct contrast to a lot of Federer's losses in 2009 :lol:

I remember thinking Benneteau played great though.

I think fed and Bennet' are good friends. Can't look too dooshey in front of a friend.

Hood_Man
10-27-2012, 10:25 AM
I think fed and Bennet' are good friends. Can't look too dooshey in front of a friend.

That too :)

Rhino
10-27-2012, 10:47 AM
I'd hate to see Nadals random losses of non-top 10 players....

Lukas Rosol, Nicolas Mahut , Kohlschreiber, Garcia-Lopez, Baghdatis, Seppi, Dodig, etc spring to mind.

SQA333
10-27-2012, 10:59 AM
I'd hate to see Nadals random losses of non-top 10 players....

Lukas Rosol, Nicolas Mahut , Kohlschreiber, Garcia-Lopez, Baghdatis, Seppi, Dodig, etc spring to mind.

Nadal's lost to Seppi?

Rhino
10-27-2012, 11:04 AM
Nadal's lost to Seppi?

In Rotterdam one year... 2007 or 2008 I think. Had a very close match with Seppi in Cincy recently too.

The Bawss
10-27-2012, 11:28 AM
I'd hate to see Nadals random losses of non-top 10 players....

Lukas Rosol, Nicolas Mahut , Kohlschreiber, Garcia-Lopez, Baghdatis, Seppi, Dodig, etc spring to mind.

Florian Mayer last year, too. And Feli Lopez in 2010. I can't even be bothered to go looking back further than 2010.

smoledman
10-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Florian Mayer last year, too. And Feli Lopez in 2010. I can't even be bothered to go looking back further than 2010.

Nadal never loses to anyone on clay so who cares about his random losses to journeymen on hard & grass.

His 7 RG titles + 8 Monaco + 7 Rome + 7 Barcelona inoculate him.

Ms Nadal
10-27-2012, 12:10 PM
I think that FedEx doesn't have that many upsets, to be honest. He has been a very consistent player over the years. Quite a feat, really.

jokinla
10-27-2012, 12:23 PM
Nadal never loses to anyone on clay so who cares about his random losses to journeymen on hard & grass.

His 7 RG titles + 8 Monaco + 7 Rome + 7 Barcelona inoculate him.

Using this logic, Fed is the GOAT, so same applies, no?

Rhino
10-27-2012, 12:51 PM
Nadal never loses to anyone on clay so who cares about his random losses to journeymen on hard & grass.

His 7 RG titles + 8 Monaco + 7 Rome + 7 Barcelona inoculate him.

So what you're saying is, Nadal is also consistent, but only on one surface. Awesome.

Federer20042006
10-27-2012, 01:58 PM
Federer's early 2007 losses are baffling to me. I can understand that first loss to Canas based on the streak and the pressure along with it...but to lose the rematch in Miami, and then to get smoked by Volandri...that just doesn't make sense to me.