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Just now, Kid in the Riot said:

Well said mate 👏 

Morgan didn't  miss an opportunity at Wimbledon did he? Hope he's eating humble pie tonight. And supports her in the future instead of kicking her.

I've run out of superlatives. 

well having retired with breathing difficulties at Wimbledon she is undefeated in 2 slams, where as Morgan was defeated by a HTV weather presenter, no contest really

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14 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Well said mate 👏 

Morgan didn't  miss an opportunity at Wimbledon did he? Hope he's eating humble pie tonight. And supports her in the future instead of kicking her.

I've run out of superlatives. 

Morgan blocked me for this tweet:-

 

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30 minutes ago, BS2 Red said:

I'm struggling to think of anything, in the modern era at least. Greece winning the Euros? Even that doesn't really compare.

It's like a Conference team winning the FA Cup.

Leicester winning the PL springs to mind of course, but I think this is greater still. Certainly in an individual sport, I can’t think of anything that comes close.

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2 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

Leicester winning the PL springs to mind of course, but I think this is greater still. Certainly in an individual sport, I can’t think of anything that comes close.

Yeah Leicester winning was a shock, but they were still in the best 20 teams in the country at the start of that season. Raducanu wasn't even in the top 150. And still isn't (until the next rankings are published!).
 

 

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6 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

Leicester winning the PL springs to mind of course, but I think this is greater still. Certainly in an individual sport, I can’t think of anything that comes close.

In footballing terms it would be like Millwall wining the cup winners cup after losing in the FA cup a fews year back  while in the championship.

 

Even then, no team mates to back her up, the closest I can think is Becker winning his first Slam, but he wasn't a qualifier.   This properly goes down in history

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57 minutes ago, ChippenhamRed said:

Is this the greatest underdog victory in the history of sport? I genuinely can’t think of anything better but I’m open to suggestions!

Just remarkable

Greece 2004, Leicester 15/16, Goran Ivanisevic Wimbledon 2001, Denmark 1992, Lille in Ligue 1 last season if you understand their financial situation, Tyson vs Buster Douglas... Plenty of them imo and maybe a bit of Football orientated bias

Footballing minnows Scotland drawing 0-0 with England at Wembley in June. 

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1 minute ago, 2015 said:

Greece 2004, Leicester 15/16, Goran Ivanisevic Wimbledon 2001, Denmark 1992, Lille in Ligue 1 last season if you understand their financial situation, Tyson vs Buster Douglas... Plenty of them imo and maybe a bit of Football orientated bias

Footballing minnows Scotland drawing 0-0 with England at Wembley in June. 

Greece and Denmark shithoused those tournaments. Goran was a grass court specialist!! Always thought he'd eventually win a Wimbledon. 

Lille based on their performance against Lorient last night which I watched, maybe close!

I follow tennis fairly closely and Raducanu has come from nowehere and looks like the finished article. I mean they should probably drug test her, but just unreal.. 

 

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6 minutes ago, 2015 said:

Greece 2004, Leicester 15/16, Goran Ivanisevic Wimbledon 2001, Denmark 1992, Lille in Ligue 1 last season if you understand their financial situation, Tyson vs Buster Douglas... Plenty of them imo and maybe a bit of Football orientated bias

Footballing minnows Scotland drawing 0-0 with England at Wembley in June. 

none of those are really close 3 of them have team mates backing them up while playing at the same level, Ivanisavic had already been far at wimbeldon and had experience when he got his wildcard chance 2 or 3 finals i reckon, and one had a punchers chance against a rapidly fading junkie drunk.

 

Scotland? hahaha. I know you put that in there for the giggles

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1 minute ago, TRL said:

none of those are really close 3 of them have team mates backing them up while playing at the same level, Ivanisavic had already won wimbeldon and had experience when he got his wildcard chance, and one had a punchers chance against a rapidly fading junkie drunk.

 

Scotland? hahaha. I know you put that in there for the giggles

Yep Goran on grass with that serve and forehand,  like you say a punchers chance. He'd already had a great career.

No-one has burst onto the scene like this, it's her second Slam ffs. 

Who's that guy in golf that won the Open this year? Suppose it's similar-ish to that? Edit: Morikawa

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1 minute ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Yep Goran on grass with that serve and forehand,  like you say a punchers chance. He'd already had a great career.

No-one has burst onto the scene like this, it's her second Slam ffs. 

Who's that guy in golf that won the Open this year? Suppose it's similar-ish to that? Edit: Morikawa

aye, that is probably as close as you are going to get.  any you quoted me before I realised Goran had not won before his wild card, I remember he had got to the final a couple of times, maybe 3 and lost em all and that's what made it a great win, too quick off the mark for me Kid :laugh:

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18 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Greece and Denmark shithoused those tournaments. Goran was a grass court specialist!! Always thought he'd eventually win a Wimbledon. 

Lille based on their performance against Lorient last night which I watched, maybe close!

I follow tennis fairly closely and Raducanu has come from nowehere and looks like the finished article. I mean they should probably drug test her, but just unreal.. 

 

Harsh on Denmark. They beat the favourites France, they beat the reigning champions Netherlands then beat the World Champions Germany. Greece beat Spain in the qualification, then the hosts twice, beat the European Champions and for me the team of that tournament Czech Republic, all this having not qualified for a major tournament since 1994 where they got battered,

I'm sorry it is a better underdog story as is Leicester 15/16, for me, but this is brilliant for Emma Raducanu.

Also other posters mentioning immigration and pointless political point scoring over a fabulous win is sad to see

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1 minute ago, 2015 said:

Also other posters mentioning immigration and pointless political point scoring over a fabulous win is sad to see

amen to that, time to celebrate a brit winning a top title, it doesn't happen often

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Also the disrespect towards Mike Tyson - if you had seen him between 85 and 88 he was a true monster, most fighters beaten before they stepped into the ring. Douglas wasn't a big name at all and knocked Tyson out. Remarkable for me

1 minute ago, TRL said:

amen to that, time to celebrate a brit winning a top title, it doesn't happen often

Exactly, nauseating for sure.

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2 minutes ago, 2015 said:

Also the disrespect towards Mike Tyson - if you had seen him between 85 and 88 he was a true monster, most fighters beaten before they stepped into the ring. Douglas wasn't a big name at all and knocked Tyson out. Remarkable for me

Exactly, nauseating for sure.

it wasn't disrespect, Tyson before and after Cus was a very different human being.  And most certainly a very different boxer, very sad to see.  I maintain When he fought Douglas he was a junkie drunk and admitted so himself later in life,, so no disrespect what so ever

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2 minutes ago, TRL said:

it wasn't disrespect, Tyson before and after Cus was a very different human being.  And most certainly a very different boxer, very sad to see.  I maintain When he fought Douglas he was a junkie drunk and admitted so himself later in life,, so no disrespect what so ever

I just personally think Douglas (unheard of) knocking out Tyson, the most feared sportsman on the planet at that point is a truly great underdog story. His Mother also died 3 weeks before the fight. 

It's personal choice I suppose

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3 minutes ago, 2015 said:

I just personally think Douglas (unheard of) knocking out Tyson, the most feared sportsman on the planet at that point is a truly great underdog story. His Mother also died 3 weeks before the fight. 

It's personal choice I suppose

I don't disagree, cracking achievement.  that said I am not sure a fully functioning Tyson would have been wallowing around on the floor trying to put his gum shield in, he would have hammered him to the canvass in the first 1 or 2 rounds.

 

I just don't think the achievement is the same, as all us boxing fans know, a big heavyweight on any given day can knock another heavyweight out, it the nature of the beast and its why there are so many shocks in the boxing world.  nail someone with a big punch with their jaw slightly unlocked, time for tubby bye byes :)

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1 hour ago, BS2 Red said:

Yeah Leicester winning was a shock, but they were still in the best 20 teams in the country at the start of that season. Raducanu wasn't even in the top 150. And still isn't (until the next rankings are published!).
 

 

Exactly this. She was 338 before Wimbledon began and also sat her A-levels this year - and got two As!

Not only that, she absolutely smashed the tournament without losing a set. It’s just astonishing.

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8 hours ago, ChippenhamRed said:

Is this the greatest underdog victory in the history of sport? I genuinely can’t think of anything better but I’m open to suggestions!

Just remarkable

Of course, Boris (not that Boris) won Wimbledon as an unseeded 17 year old in 1985. He'd only turned pro the year before.

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3 minutes ago, AshtonGreat said:

Of course, Boris (not that Boris) won Wimbledon as an unseeded 17 year old in 1985. He'd only turned pro the year before.

His achievement was amazing, but I think Raducanu's is more impressive.

Becker was unseeded in Wimbledon, but he had reached the third round of Wimbledon and the quarter final of the Australian Open the year before.

Raducanu went to the fourth round of Wimbledon and then immediately won the US Open.

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13 minutes ago, BS2 Red said:

His achievement was amazing, but I think Raducanu's is more impressive.

Becker was unseeded in Wimbledon, but he had reached the third round of Wimbledon and the quarter final of the Australian Open the year before.

Raducanu went to the fourth round of Wimbledon and then immediately won the US Open.

Raducanu’s achievement definitely has the edge. She hasn’t even played a WTA tour match yet!

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We are discussing the best sporting upset / achievement. But this has the added bonus of as near faultless display given that she did not drop a set throughout the qualifying rounds to the final. 
 

ref Becker, I can remember my Nan saying, watch this kid he’s going to be a fantastic player.

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1 minute ago, RedorDead BCFC said:

We are discussing the best sporting upset / achievement. But this has the added bonus of as near faultless display given that she did not drop a set throughout the qualifying rounds to the final. 
 

ref Becker, I can remember my Nan saying, watch this kid he’s going to be a fantastic player. 

She was only behind in a set in that last set of the final - and that was only for one game. Absolutely bonkers really. 

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3 hours ago, AshtonGreat said:

Of course, Boris (not that Boris) won Wimbledon as an unseeded 17 year old in 1985. He'd only turned pro the year before.

Yep its very close to being the same sort of result the achievement along with a few handful won it at a very young age was outstanding. I guess the difference being he didn't have to qualify to make the grand slams, he was already doing well enough and highly enoughed ranked to make the first round proper.  But what a player he was at that young age. Fantastic.

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