Players who you only know because of one match

tsurismo5

Rookie
Lukas Rosol - wimby 2012. Unprecedented entertainment.

Noah Rubin - To me, he’s only a name bc of that 2R against Fed at AO17. Was impressed with him then but not since.

Horacio zeballos - vina Del Mar final 2013. Plus that crazy overhead a few weeks later.

Alejandro falla - wimby 2010. Somehow pushed Fed on grass again at olympics 2012 and Halle 2014, despite getting owned at Wimbledon 2004.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
He made a pretty big splash the previous year by beating Agassi in Washington and making the final against Hewitt.

Wimbledon was a bigger stage but arguably the Agassi match was a better win, especially at that stage of Nadal’s grass career.
I meant 2017. Nadal was a nobody on grass in 05, but in 17 they played an absolute classic.
I never paid much attention to Muller until then.
 

mahesh69a

Semi-Pro
Forget about a match, a single moment can affect fame.

Most ardent cricket fans know about a bowler called Eric Hollies ... he got Don Bradman out for a duck in his last Test Innings (Bradman needed only 4 runs to end up with career average of above 100 - because of that one delivery, he ended up with an average of 99.94, which is still statistically the greatest achievement in sports)
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
When King Kyrgios sent Elias packing in the 1st round of the AO 2017. It was a sublime display, Elias never heard from again after that crucifixion.
 
Lukas Rosol - wimby 2012. Unprecedented entertainment.

Noah Rubin - To me, he’s only a name bc of that 2R against Fed at AO17. Was impressed with him then but not since.

Horacio zeballos - vina Del Mar final 2013. Plus that crazy overhead a few weeks later.

Alejandro falla - wimby 2010. Somehow pushed Fed on grass again at olympics 2012 and Halle 2014, despite getting owned at Wimbledon 2004.
Milman
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Rosol for sure. I have watched him many times since but it's absolutely because of his beatdown of Nadal that i know him and i still to this day rewatch the final set of that classic upset. As for others, i'm really struggling on names that are only because of a single famous match, most of them i knew or know normally anyway.
 
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