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AnyPUG

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Can't believe he almost lost to Ramos Vinalos. Future 20+ slam champion my a*s. Nadal in his prime would have absolutely routined this guy 6-1 6-1 6-0.
It could be just a match up problem - finds it hard against lefties on clay. So it may not matter much at later stages... Oh, wait...
 
Can't believe he almost lost to Ramos Vinalos. Future 20+ slam champion my a*s. Nadal in his prime would have absolutely routined this guy 6-1 6-1 6-0.
He's no Nadal of course (lol), but even multiple slam champions sometimes won slams after escaping an early round loss, although the examples I can think of involved better players than 34-year-old Albert Ramos.
 
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LetWinner

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He's no Nadal of course (lol), but even multiple slam champions sometimes won slams after escaping an early round loss, although the examples I can think of involved better players than 34-year-old Albert Ramos.
Nadal 2010 Wimby was down 2-1 to Haase and Petzschner
 
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LetWinner

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Nadal at first week Wimbledon is like the least upset resistant top player in the history of tennis lol. Well maybe a little better than Pete at RG. Wouldn’t say those were surprises.
I agree post-2010. But he was extremely consistent at Wimby from 06-10
 

Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
Nadal 2010 Wimby was down 2-1 to Haase and Petzschner
Nadal on first week Wimbledon grass is a special case just due to how incredibly prone to upset he is there compared to most other top players at any Slam tournament. Even in his best years he was going 4/5 vs. a bunch of players in the first week.
 
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LetWinner

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Nadal on first week Wimbledon grass is a special case just due to how incredibly prone to upset he is there compared to most other top players at any Slam tournament. Even in his best years he was going 4/5 vs. a bunch of players in the first week.
Ok, then how about Djokovic at last year’s RG? Down 2-0 to Musetti and 2-0 to Tsitsipas but won it

Also Fed going down 2-0 to Tommy Haas in 09 at RG and winning that

These are Fed and Djokovic’s worst surfaces, but it seems Alcaraz is more suited for HC than clay like the other two
 
Nadal at first week Wimbledon is like the least upset resistant top player in the history of tennis lol. Well maybe a little better than Pete at RG. Wouldn’t say those were surprises.
Among ATGs it has to be Wilander at Wimbledon, and in general too, was no stranger to an early round scrappy fight but kept surviving.
In a specific period it's obviously PETE at RG post-1996, totally phoned it in there. I mean he tried to win but his attempts were hella lame.
 

Kralingen

G.O.A.T.
Among ATGs it has to be Wilander at Wimbledon, and in general too, was no stranger to an early round scrappy fight but kept surviving.
In a specific period it's obviously PETE at RG post-1996, totally phoned it in there. I mean he tried to win but his attempts were hella lame.
Good point, and of course former #1s in Roddick at RG, Muster at Wimby are also far more upset prone if maybe not ATGs.

In terms of multi slam winners at specific tournaments though, it's Nadal and then everyone else.
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
I thought the most iconic moment of the match was when ARV chucked his racquet into the net in anger after rec-bricking the easy bh volley putaway.
 
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