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Who Is The Most Clutch Player at 6-6 (5-6*) Final Set Breaker?

After watching JCF'S agonizing defeat to Kohl the other day i though to myself after all these matches i have watched, who is the most dependable in this situation, my question is, who would you pick in that situation to win the point.

I want to see who you guys think would handle the pressure best and produce a well Structured point.

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Re: Who Is The Most Clutch Player at 6-6 (*5-6) Breaker?

Probably Rafa, in most situations.
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It isn't really Nadal. How often does Nadal have TB scores that go over 7:5. It is really Fred he always manages to drag Murray and other players to 6:6 even though he loses eventually anyway now. :tape;
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Federer. He had this record a couple of years ago when he won like 20 tiebreakers in a row.

And to the above that said Nadal, he isn't even close.
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Federer. He had this record a couple of years ago when he won like 20 tiebreakers in a row.

And to the above that said Nadal, he isn't even close.
If we go by ivan's scoreline, the opponent is serving for the match at *6-5 in the tiebreak? In which case, I'd rather trust the best returner in the world over a man who, these days, is more prone to shitting his pants if his backhand gets unwanted attention.
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If we go by ivan's scoreline, the opponent is serving for the match at *6-5 in the tiebreak? In which case, I'd rather trust the best returner in the world over a man who, these days, is more prone to shitting his pants if his backhand gets unwanted attention.
you're saying Federer's backhand is shit? i'll tell you this - i'm not one of these idiots that posts at MTF, i understand tennis, im not delusional, im not a fanboy, and nadal isn't the best returner in the world, murray is (even though i don't like him very much).

talking about *6-5, i do remember wimbledon 2008.

wait. i think it slipped your mind, so i will now let you think about it, have a moment to think, then post again.
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you're saying Federer's backhand is shit? i'll tell you this - i'm not one of these idiots that posts at MTF, i understand tennis, im not delusional, im not a fanboy, and nadal isn't the best returner in the world, murray is (even though i don't like him very much).

talking about *6-5, i do remember wimbledon 2008.

wait. i think it slipped your mind, so i will now let you think about it, have a moment to think, then post again.
That was one such occasion...I'm more concerned about a player who could dig themselves out of such a hole multiple times. And, for me, Rafa is more the man to do it, over Federer.

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Re: Who Is The Most Clutch Player at 6-6 (5-6*) Final Set Breaker?

Let me think:
Rafa's won 81 TBs lost 57 (that's a 0.58 winning %) and is 2-6 in TBs in GS finals
Roger's won 241 TBs lost 127 (that's a 0.66 winning %) and is 15-2 in TBs in GS finals

Numbers don't lie gotta go with rafa in this one.
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That was one such occasion...I'm more concerned about a player who could dig themselves out of such a hole multiple times. And, for me, Rafa is more the man to do it, over Federer.

one occasion of a wimbledon final.. where he has so much pressure on him.. not exactly just a "one-off".

give me one occasion where nadal has fought off a 6-5 against someone in the tie-break?

while federer has done this to a few players, Roddick is one he did a couple of years ago (2003)
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Probably Rafa.
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