Found January 22, 2013 on Taking Bad Schotz:
In light of Novak Djokovic’s hard-fought 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10 victory over the 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday, I’ve decided to rank the most epic tennis Grand Slam matches of the last five years. Tennis fans have been treated to some incredibly intense matches in a very short amount of time, so let’s count them down. 9) Lukas Rosol def. Rafael Nadal: 2012 Wimbledon second round 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 This one was a huge shocker. Nobody foresaw the Czech taking down the at-the-time 2nd best player in the world. Nadal survived a close first set but then fell behind two sets to one. After recovering in the fourth everyone thought the fifth set would easily go to the Spaniard, but Rosol prevailed, giving Nadal the unexpected early boot. 8) Federer outlasts Roddick: 2009 Wimbledon Final 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 It was a surprise Roddick got to the Finals, and few gave him a chance against the great Roger Federer. B...
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