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What is your most memorable runner-up speech ever?

I think in some ways runner-up players' speeches are more memorable sometimes,
for winners usually says all the right things and not much special.

But runner-ups usually have a lot of frustration if not sadness,
and sometimes it shows up in their speech.

I think it's cruel in a way that you make runner-up player remain on the court for the ceremony.

Being Roddick fan, for me Wimbledon '09 speech he did after the lose to Federer sticks out the most.
But Murray's AO '10 speech - "It's shame I can cry like Roger but can't play like Roger' made even me feel little melancholy.

So which is your most memorable runner-up speech, and why?

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in b4 the inevitable pic of olderer crying posted by some idiotic rafatard

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in b4 the inevitable pic of olderer crying posted by some idiotic rafatard


No but actually I think that Federer 2008 Wimbledon was a very good speech. He was calm cool and collected despite what just happened. He dealt with it great and ended with I'll be back next year, and he followed his word
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No but actually I think that Federer 2008 Wimbledon was a very good speech. He was calm cool and collected despite what just happened. He dealt with it great and ended with I'll be back next year, and he followed his word
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No but actually I think that Federer 2008 Wimbledon was a very good speech. He was calm cool and collected despite what just happened. He dealt with it great and ended with I'll be back next year, and he followed his word
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For me, especially Roddick in 2009 was poignant. Probably his last shot and he gave it all he had.

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@ fed crying

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Leconte RG 88 of course.
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ended with I'll be back next year, and he followed his word
I mean, it's a required event for the top players, of course he was going to follow his word and come back next year

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Roger's runner up speech at RG 08 was good. "Oui c'est moi". Made the crowd laugh a bit, which was good.

AO 09 is most memorable, I think, as a runner up speech. I don't know if it was good, but most touching, for sure.
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When Fed beats Nadal for the last time at Wimbly 07 he said "i'm happy to win this one before you take everything!" it was a bad omen for him.
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Nadal's RG 2010 speech. His French was flawless.

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Re: What is your most memorable runner-up speech ever?

Roddick 2009 at Wimbledon was pretty good, although the precious Fedtards took his comments as some kind of attack on Federer.

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Nadal's RG 2010 speech. His French was flawless.
Nadal wasn't runner up at RG 2010, therefore he didn't make a runners up speech.

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lol gotta give it to Federer crying eh?

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Re: What is your most memorable runner-up speech ever?

There was tennis before Federer and Nadal....

Rafter in 2001' when he lsot to Goran, great guy, great speech....

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Re: What is your most memorable runner-up speech ever?

Maybe not one for the ages. But,Fernando Gonzalez at the Australian Open in 2007. Very nice speech for a first time runner-up with an utterly charming ending:

"I have lots to feel but nothing else to say."
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