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The season is basically over, so it is definitely the right time to look back and sum everything up. We have seen a lot of incredible matches this year. And a lot of surprising results. Perhaps more than we have ever seen, which is a sign of how competitive tennis is nowadays. So what were the some of the best shock results this year?

#8 Yen-Hsun Lu - Andy Roddick, Wimbledon

It is the fourth round of the famous Wimbledon tournament and Andy Roddick is once again looking very solid. Can he make it to the finals once again this year? He has beaten Ram, Llodra and Kohlschreiber and everything was looking just right. Surely this rather unknown player from Taiwan will be an easy pairing. Well, right. The only set that went according to the plan was the first one. 6-4, nicely done. The second set went to a tie-break and Roddick lost some ground - but nothing dramatic yet, one set is not a big deal. Then the third set comes around and it suddenly becomes a horror match for Andy. He clinches the fourth with a hard-earned tie-break to take it into the decider. But Lu digs deep and is able to keep Roddick out of his service games. How is it possible that a player like this, ranked below the Top 50 plays like this and punishes Roddick for every single {news:31:title=mistake}? And then, suddenly, he even makes himself a way into Roddick's serve. But can he convert the offered chance or will Roddick produce one of his famous serves once again? And he does it it! Roddick is out of the Wimbledon with a loss against someone we have not even heard about before this match! By the way, Lu went on to make some good results this year and is now considered to be a very solid player that can upset anyone on his day.

#7 Ivan Ljubicic - Rafael Nadal, Indian Wells

It all seemed to be going according to the plan for Rafael Nadal in the Indian Wells tournament. Just brush aside this rather old opponent and set up a final with Andy Roddick to resume the season on a high note. But it was not to be. Ljubicic had a clear plan and executed it to perfection - his huge serve worked perfectly that day and Nadal was basically clueless - and you do not see that very often. Short points, huge forehands, perfect play at the net - everything was clicking for the Croatian player, who beat three top 10 players in that tournament - Djokovic in the fourth round, Nadal in the semi-finals and Roddick in the finals. Amazing achievement for someone who was even thinking about retirement - those thoughts have certainly faded away quickly after he lifted the trophy here. And Nadal? Well, I guess he is still having nightmares about that final set tie-break. How often do you see the (arguably) best player in the world dominated like that? One point was all he got in that one!

#6 Albert Montanes - Roger Federer, Estoril

Roger Federer was far from his best when he returned to action after the Australian Open. The narrow loss to Berdych could be excused. The loss against Gulbis was a little bit unlucky too. But when he joined such a tournament as the one in Estoril, everyone was expecting a great performance topped with a victory from the Swiss player, who was looking to regain the top spot in the rankings. The wins against Phau and Clement were not spectacular, but he got the job done and that was the important thing. Surely, Montanes would be just another short day at the office. It was not to be, however, as the Spaniard took advantage and broke Federer twice in the opening set - a rare occurence . But when the great Swiss took it to the tie-break in the second set, it seemed like the tide was about to turn. But it did not in the end. The motivated Spaniard produced some excellent shots to overcome the legend. However, Federer clearly stepped up to the task and stopped his poor run of form after this match.

#5 Stanislas Wawrinka - Andy Murray, US Open

Andy Murray has declared his intentions before the US Open - it was apparently finally the time he was going to step up and win a Grand Slam. Yeah, right? How often have we heard that from him? But he had a superb record going into this one, so nobody dared to underestimate his {news:34:title=talent}. And what have we seen? Another early exit - this time, it was really early. Wawrinka played his best tennis that day and Andy just could not cope with that. No matter how hard he tried, Wawrinka was better in every single department that day. Murray had many other disappointments this year, especially early on, but this one was probably the one that mattered the most to him. The pressure took its toll again on that day and the young player was left behind in the race for his first big trophy once again. He was so desperate in the last two sets - he tried everything - but a spirited effort from Stanislas gave him a spot in the next round.

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