Federer the AO or especially the USO finals of 09, Nadal one of the last 3 slams, especially being up 4-2 30-15 at the AO, Djokovic perhaps his has yet to come. Roddick the 09 Wimbledon final w/o a doubt, Borg the USO finals of 1980, McEnroe was too good in 81, Connors probably the fact that he didn't even play RG in '74. Tilden way back in the late 20's and early 30's losing in 5 sets to Lacoste or Cochet in the finals of the French, Johnny Mac choking the 2 set lead vs. Lendl at RG '84, and so on.
Every great player has at least one great defeat, disappointment.
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.