Which loss is worse

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Which loss was worse ?

  1. 26 year old Nadal lost to 100th ranked Rosol in 2R, Wimb 2012

    76.3%
  2. 30 year old Sampras losing to 145th ranked Bastl in 2R, Wimb 2002

    27.5%
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  1. winstonplum

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    On talk tennis he was, amongst delusional Nadal fans, or hysterical Federer fans who act like their man is eighty year old walking around with two hip replacements, he was. I think Djoker and Fed, based on his record on grass were definitely the favorites. And if anyone saw Nadal's form in Halle or his first round Wimby match against Belucci, it wasn't all that surprising what Rosol did. Nadal's been ripe those kind of upsets for awhile now, cf Ivan Dodig.
     
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  2. smoledman

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    The worst 2 losses for Nadal were:

    2009 RG(going for a record 5th RG in a row)
    2011 AO(going for a Rafa-slam)

    everything else pales.
     
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  3. jokinla

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    A better comparison would have been when Becker lost to whoever in the early rounds of Wimbledon, the year after he had won. I answered the poll, but Nads of course was worse, Sampras was on his way down, Nads probably is too, but it hasn't been as obvious.
     
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  4. Prisoner of Birth

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    Nadal was the favorite going into the tournament. Djokovic, on his best surface, was pushed to the brink at the Australian Open by Nadal on his second worst Slam surface. No reason why Nadal (whose second best surface is Grass) couldn't have beaten Djokovic (whose worst surface is Grass, atleast among the Slams) if he was playing well. And everyone expected him to play well considering the confidence he could've gained through the Claycourt season. And about Federer, no he's not an "eighty year old walking around with two hip replacements" but when was the last time a 30 year-old won Wimbledon?
     
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  5. smoledman

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    1975 Arthur Ashe - 32 years old.
     
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  6. smoledman

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    Back then nobody held Becker to the insane standards of Fedal.
     
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  7. Prisoner of Birth

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    Exactly :)
     
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  8. Prisoner of Birth

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    That's because the top 4 have been incredibly consistent, which only adds to the 'surprise' factor.
     
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  9. RogerFan1991

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    So, 1 slam title, 2 grand slam finals, 1 masters 1000 title, 4 other masters 1000 finals.......is that a mediocre season???

    Anyways, i agree that nadal's loss to rosol was worse, simply because nadal was at his prime, sampras a few months from retiring.
     
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