The 2019 TTW Awards- Upset of the Year

Biggest Upset


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Backspin1183

G.O.A.T.
Thiem over Djokovic at RG shouldn't even be in the poll. Dom can beat anyone not named Nadal (so far) at RG. He is that good.

On topic, voted Tsitsipas-Federer at the AO. Fed was the defending champ and Stefanos was still just a promising young player. It wasn't expected of him to beat Federer in a big match yet.
 
Thiem over Djokovic at RG shouldn't even be in the poll. Dom can beat anyone not named Nadal (so far) at RG. He is that good.

On topic, voted Tsitsipas-Federer at the AO. Fed was the defending champ and Stefanos was still just a promising young player. It wasn't expected of him to beat Federer in a big match yet.
Fed was coming off a horrible post IW season in 2018. And Stefanos gave him a nailbiter the week before in hopman cup.
So it was expected to be a tough one for Roger.
Whereas in the dimitrov match, almost everyone thought roger would've advanced to the final without dropping more than 12 games. Goffin in R16 was considered a bigger threat.
The Dimitrov loss suddenly came out of nowhere
 
Where is Fognini-Nadal MC? That was one heck of an upset!
Fognini has given rafa troubles on clay before this win as well. Even in the 2017-18 stretch, rafa never found it easy against fognini & survived by the skin of his teeth in Madrid 2017 encounter.
So I think a nadal in bad form, almost losing to pella of all people, was expected to get one heck of a resistance from Fognini..
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Kohlschreiber over Djokovic at Indian Wells for me would have to be up there.


Lajovic over Medvedev (after Daniil had just beaten Thiem and Novak in MC?)
Fognini over Nadal in MC?
 

ibbi

Legend
Federer in Australia was 2 time defending champion. I don't think the same is true of any of those other guys? The Dimitrov one might be a big deal on account of the fact that it's Dimitrov, but look who knocked Federer out of that tournament the year before and it's suddenly somewhat less of a big deal. The Indian Wells and Cincinnati ones are pretty big upsets, but considering neither is in a major, Thiem is a much more established player than Tsitsipas was at that time (even though not so much on hard courts) and Medvedev was playing that Cincy match on the back of back to back finals in Washington and Canada I'd still go with Stefanos coming relatively out of the blue and defeating a Federer not playing badly at all as the ultimate one.
 

lud

Hall of Fame
Kyrgios beating Nadal should be here. Just like Djokovic losses at IW and Miami.
 

TripleATeam

Legend
Originally thought Tsitsipas, but that was likely because I was expecting a very good Federer showing after 2 years of wins. I wasn't expecting too much from Fed at the US Open, though.

On the other hand, Dimitrov was a non-factor. He wasn't going to take a set, and even if he did because Roger lost his concentration, it'd be a comfortable 4 setter. It looked like it would be, until set 4. Then Grigor won, ranked 78th after a terrible season. That was definitely the bigger upset.
 

Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Originally thought Tsitsipas, but that was likely because I was expecting a very good Federer showing after 2 years of wins. I wasn't expecting too much from Fed at the US Open, though.

On the other hand, Dimitrov was a non-factor. He wasn't going to take a set, and even if he did because Roger lost his concentration, it'd be a comfortable 4 setter. It looked like it would be, until set 4. Then Grigor won, ranked 78th after a terrible season. That was definitely the bigger upset.
Dimitrov also upset his fans then by bending over for Medvedev
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
40-15.

I don't care who you are, nobody would be expected to win a match where Fed is serving in the W final and has 2 MP amidst screaming crowd delirium.

(By the way, did it really happen ???)

All the other options aren't really upsets.
 
Federer in Australia was 2 time defending champion. I don't think the same is true of any of those other guys? The Dimitrov one might be a big deal on account of the fact that it's Dimitrov, but look who knocked Federer out of that tournament the year before and it's suddenly somewhat less of a big deal. The Indian Wells and Cincinnati ones are pretty big upsets, but considering neither is in a major, Thiem is a much more established player than Tsitsipas was at that time (even though not so much on hard courts) and Medvedev was playing that Cincy match on the back of back to back finals in Washington and Canada I'd still go with Stefanos coming relatively out of the blue and defeating a Federer not playing badly at all as the ultimate one.
Federer not playing bad at all??
His FH was barely clearing the service line all night!!!!!!!
 

King No1e

Legend
Fognini vs Nadal by a mile.
Thiem over Djokovic wasn't even an upset. Thiem is the Prince of Clay. A brilliant match, but not an upset.
 
Probably Thiem over Federer in Indian Wells.

Disturbing fact-Thiem has won 2 matches against Federer saving MP.

The Dimitrov over Federer was also huge but Federer was injured in that one so that knocks it down a little.
 

N01E

Professional
Lajovic over Medvedev in MC imo. Didn't expect it at all. Then Djokovic Kohlschreiber followed by Federer Dimitrov.
 
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