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Playing your best game ever and still losing

It's relatively easy - provide examples of players and matches where YOU THINK they showed their peak form and that still wasn't enough to get the win. Preferably some significant matches, although some lower-tier stuff may be ok as well.
First that jumps to mind from the recent history is Verdasco vs Nadal at AO 2009 - it's an obvious one.
Also I have on mind something like Wawa-Djoko, Falla-Federer, maybe Tipsa-Federer AO'08 (although I don't recall how well tipsy played, but that's the closest he got to a win over a top player in a GS tournament).
Something of pre-2000's stuff is gonna be great as well.

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I can't possibly understand what you mean by loosing. Loosing what? Your tennis shorts? Your shoelaces? Hopefully not your bowels.
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I can't possibly understand what you mean by loosing. Loosing what? Your tennis shorts? Your shoelaces? Hopefully not your bowels.
I assumed the poster meant 'loosing your grip on the match' by the context in which it was used.

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Loosing your grip on the match?

You mean you had a tight grip on the match and then your let your grip loosen?
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To many people use loose instead of lose these days.
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I can't possibly understand what you mean by loosing. Loosing what? Your tennis shorts? Your shoelaces? Hopefully not your bowels.
I was eating a pretzel stick and it almost flew out of my mouth like a missile
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I can't possibly understand what you mean by loosing. Loosing what? Your tennis shorts? Your shoelaces? Hopefully not your bowels.
Obviously your tennis shorts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJVWFj3Qcw
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Obviously your tennis shorts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJVWFj3Qcw
The defensive lob at 0:17 is perhaps a GOAT one. Not often do you hit such a remarkable shot and still lose the rally.

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Two most obvious answers - Roddick in Wimby 2009 (Best match of his life, he pretty much thought so too) and Verdasco, AO09 Semis. He never reached that peak - or anything like it, again.
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I was playing against my brother in the backyard. I felt so good and was hitting the ball so cleanly. But somehow I lost. Maybe I was a bit casual in the end or loose
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I was playing against my brother in the backyard. I felt so good and was hitting the ball so cleanly. But somehow I lost. Maybe I was a bit casual in the end or loose
Some of the lower-tier stuff,good,keep'em coming
Shame it wasn't televised though
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Some of the lower-tier stuff,good,keep'em coming
Shame it wasn't televised though
I played like Dimitorv basically. We're thinking of upgrading by placing a camcorder on the roof of our pergola. That way we can do post match analysis and identify the bad line calls after the match is finished. Yep progress is good.
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Obviously your tennis shorts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJVWFj3Qcw
I prefer this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqXVTl5V0WU
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Two most obvious answers - Roddick in Wimby 2009 (Best match of his life, he pretty much thought so too) and Verdasco, AO09 Semis. He never reached that peak - or anything like it, again.
Yeah, Roddick's 09 Wimby sounds like a good option. I just tend to forget about most of his post-2005 achievements after he had abandoned that powerful forehand.

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I played like Dimitorv basically. We're thinking of upgrading by placing a camcorder on the roof of our pergola. That way we can do post match analysis and identify the bad line calls after the match is finished. Yep progress is good.
Solid stuff. Now that I can call a 5th slam in the making
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