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Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

What are the worst chokes you have seen, whether playing well all tournament and freezing with fear in the final, or letting a huge lead slip away.
And these aren't related to injury or the other player stepping it up a level:

Todd Martin v Carlos Moya, 2000 US Open

Paul Henri Matthieu v Andre Agassi, 2002 French Open

Greg Rusedski v Todd Martin, 1999 US Open

Todd Martin v Mali Vai Washington, 1996 Wimbledon

Pat Rafter v Pete Sampras, 2000 Wimbledon

Ivan Ljubicic v Stefan Koubek, 2001 Australian Open
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Gaudio Coria FO 04

Graf Novotna Wimbledon 93 (I know MTF)

I'll add more later if I can think of some
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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

coria vs. gaudio RG 2004
blake vs. agassi USO 2005

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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

oh yeah, whenever Mauresmo gets to the semis of a slam or ever plays the FO
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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

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Ivan Ljubicic v Stefan Koubek, 2001 Australian Open
not correct Ljubicic lost to Grosjean in 2001 AO in 3 sets.

2002 was the year-R32 Ferreira, Wayne (RSA ) 43 6-4 6-4 6-7(3) 3-6 5-7

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oh yeah, whenever Mauresmo gets to the semis of a slam or ever plays the FO


also throw in clijsters vs. davenport RG 2005

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also throw in clijsters vs. davenport RG 2005
J2H Clijsters U.S.O. 03 that was terrible
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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

Coria '04 RG, I felt so sorry for the guy. I think hes turned bitter since then lol
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Jana Novotna vs Chanda Rubin. I dont remember the year, Novotna was 5-0 40-0 up in 3rd, had 9 matchpoints and all she did was crying after she lost 5-7

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how about Johannson Safin 02 Aus. final, does that go down as a choke?
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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

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blake vs. agassi USO 2005
I wouldnīt count this as a choke

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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

Was thinking more of the men than the women, the girls seem to choke all the time, even the top ones, Hingis v Capriati Australian Open 2003, Clijsters v Venus Wimbledon 2003 or even Davenport v Sharapova at Wimbledon last year.

Coria v Gaudio was shocking, but Coria was injured. Todd Martin is a name that come up again and again, what about his 2000 exploits against Agassi in the Wimbledon second round?
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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

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I wouldnīt count this as a choke
the original poster said times they've had a big lead and let it slip away, i'd call 2 sets to love and up a break a big lead. james had that match and let him back in. it wasn't all about andre starting to play better, james couldn't close it out.

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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

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I wouldnīt count this as a choke
that was a choke. did u watch that?

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Re: Worst Chokes You Have Seen...

I'm surprised noone has mentioned these ones:

Nalbandian v Roddick US Open 2003

Medvedev v Agassi Roland Garros 1999
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