Robin Soderling def. Rafael Nadal – 2009 French Open:
Tennis fans know that Nadal is the king of the clay court. So much so that he was attempting to win his fifth straight French Open when he met 23rd-seeded Soderling in the third round of the 2009 iteration of the Open. To put this match in context, Soderling had never won such a match in a major in his career.
But he did against Nadal by defeating the dominant star with a score of 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-2). The match was one of the more shocking defeats in French Open – and tennis overall – history.