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Biggest tennis upsets of 2014

Rajdeep Puri
Modified 25 Dec 2014, 20:33 IST
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In every sport, whether it is cricket, football, hockey, or even tennis, there are times when we see the underdog team or player beat the favourite and come out on top, despite the odds being completely stacked against them. Upsets are a part of the game. It just goes to show that every player playing the sport is human. There are times when a player might have gone a year unbeaten, but gets beaten after that by a very low ranked player. Upsets also make a tournament more exciting. 2014 saw quite a few upsets happen in tennis, both in Grand Slams and other ATP Tour Tournaments. Here is the list of the biggest upsets of the year. 

#10 Tommy Robredo vs Novak Djokovic - Cincinnati Masters, 3rd round

Novak Djokovic was not having a great time on court after moving to the hard courts of North America after winning Wimbledon. His poor run continued at The Western and Southern Masters in Cincinnati.Djokovic is the only player to have won 8 out of the 9 ATP Masters 1000 titles, and is only one title away from achieving aCareer Golden Masters. His record at the Masters Series are better than both, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have two titles missing from their cabinet.

The current World No.1needed a victory at theWestern and Southern Masters to achieve this feat, but was stopped by Tommy Robredo in the 3rdround. Robredo defeated him in a tough two set match. He was able to keep his nerve even after Djokovic had saved three set points.

The Spaniard claimed just his second victory over a World No. 1 and his first for 10 years, since beatingLleyton Hewittat 2003Roland Garros."When I finish my career, and when I will be sitting at home and talking with friends, I will remember days like this," said Robredo. It's amazing to be here playing and to beat the No. 1. I'm more than happy.

Score : Tommy Robredo def. Novak Djokovic7-6(6), 7-5.

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Published 25 Dec 2014, 16:29 IST
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