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Worst Federer Loss? Final FO 08' or Semi Final FO 12'

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Re: Worst Federer Loss? Final FO 08' or Semi Final FO 12'

His worst ever GS loss was USO 2009 final. What a monstrous choke. Put Jana Novotna to shame and that's saying a lot
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Re: Worst Federer Loss? Final FO 08' or Semi Final FO 12'

Obviously the RG final in 2008. Why?

* The scoreline
* The opponent
* The implications on the rest of the season and possibly career

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2008 for sure. Federer was in prime and hitting far better than this, Nadal was in prime. You can tell he won't lose no.1 easily if he had fire, no fire contributed to early losses in those Masters.
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His worst ever GS loss was USO 2009 final.
Have to agree there. What a clown loss.
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His worst ever GS loss was USO 2009 final. What a monstrous choke. Put Jana Novotna to shame and that's saying a lot
Del Potro gets nowhere near enough credit for that match on this forum. Beating his worst match up (who is also the Goat) on tour in his first slam final at the age of 20 is an impressive thing to do.

That said, think Federer was too confident before this match.
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Re: Worst Federer Loss? Final FO 08' or Semi Final FO 12'

His two losses in two weeks against Canas on hardcourt were pretty bad.
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His worst ever GS loss was USO 2009 final. What a monstrous choke. Put Jana Novotna to shame and that's saying a lot
agreed that one got away

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Re: Worst Federer Loss? Final FO 08' or Semi Final FO 12'

FO 08 obviously. That USO 09 was more like a match he should have won.
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I remember pre 208 final he was saying how he was "close to rafa" , just like Duck was "close to Rodger" at the AO in 2007 . We know how those both ended, straight sets thrashings.

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Are you kidding?? '08 no comparison.

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2008 for sure. Federer was in prime and hitting far better than this, Nadal was in prime. You can tell he won't lose no.1 easily if he had fire, no fire contributed to early losses in those Masters.
Umm, he was past his prime and struggling with mono. He had a worst clay court season than this year and was bad at the FO pretty much throughout.

To be fair I actually thought he played better in the final, but was just shut out by a superior clay courter at his best.

There were similar conditions actually, and Fed has never dealt with slow dirt particularly well.

This loss was worse in the sense that Novak played poorly as well.
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I have a slight feeling the AO 09 loss hurt him as well. Just a hunch.

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I remember pre 208 final he was saying how he was "close to rafa" , just like Duck was "close to Rodger" at the AO in 2007 . We know how those both ended, straight sets thrashings.
Fed said he 'figured out Nadal' in after the 2007 Hamburg final. I don't remember seeing any comment like that by him in 2008.
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2008 for sure. Federer was in prime and hitting far better than this, Nadal was in prime. You can tell he won't lose no.1 easily if he had fire, no fire contributed to early losses in those Masters.
Federer certainly wasn't in his prime. Many said that Federer was losing it in 2007, after winning 3 slams. There was a difference between Federer of 2007 and 2006 but only slightly so. However, there was an alarming difference between Federer of 2008 and 2006.

1 Slam, 0 Masters Series (only 2 runner-up finishes) and 4 titles overall does not seem like a stellar year to me.
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