2017 is over, it’s time to look ahead at what 2018 has in store for the world of tennis. 2017 was a memorable and unique one in multiple ways, be it the revival of Federer and Nadal or the homecoming of Grigor Dimitrov. But there were plenty of scenes of disbelief, matches that looked one-sided on paper that ended up giving the biggest shocks of 2017. Here we take a look at the Top Upsets of 2017
Top Upsets of 2017
David Goffin d. Roger Federer
David Goffin entered the court for the 7th time against Roger Federer, having lost on all previous occasions. Federer, who had dominated the year looked all set to clinch another ATP World Tour Final as his closest competitor this year, Nadal was already back home.
It looked like a straight set win for Roger as his swept Goffin in the opening set, but a spirited David who was hitting smoothly and chasing everything Roger threw at him, fought his way back to claim the match 2-6 6-3 6-4 and enter the final against Dimitrov.
The Belgian became the first player to beat Top 2 ranked players in the ATP Finals since 2009 and only the sixth to beat both Rafa and Roger in the same tournament.
“Words can’t describe how I am feeling,” Goffin said after beating his childhood idol “So much joy, so much happiness, such a special moment.”
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