Federer and freak upsets

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  1. joeri888

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    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.
     
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  2. joeri888

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

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    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.
     
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  4. Tony48

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    That 2009 loss against Benneteau was pretty random.
     
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    That. Against MontaƱes was crazy.
     
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  6. The Bawss

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    I don't know wtf happened that day.
     
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    That's freakin impressive.. averaging less than 1 loss per year to a non top 10 player.. INSANE !!!
     
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  8. thefederman

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    what about the year i think it was 07 or 08 when he lost back to back to canas?
     
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  9. Gonzo_style

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    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!
     
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  10. Gonzo_style

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    In 2007 IW/Miami but Canas was top 10 in 2004
     
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    In 2005 it was. And i'm not sure if in 2002 and 2007 he got to the top 10 too.
     
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  12. Gonzo_style

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

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    Roger seldom loses to journeymen.
     
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    He wasn't top ten in 2007. He reached #12 in the 2007 season.
     
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  15. sbengte

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    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..
     
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  16. Gonzo_style

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    That's what I was saying...
     
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  17. jokinla

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

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

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    That too :)
     
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    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.
     
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  22. SQA333

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    Nadal's lost to Seppi?
     
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    In Rotterdam one year... 2007 or 2008 I think. Had a very close match with Seppi in Cincy recently too.
     
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    Florian Mayer last year, too. And Feli Lopez in 2010. I can't even be bothered to go looking back further than 2010.
     
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  25. smoledman

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    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.
     
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  26. Ms Nadal

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    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.
     
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  27. jokinla

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

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    So what you're saying is, Nadal is also consistent, but only on one surface. Awesome.
     
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  29. Federer20042006

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    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.
     
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