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>0o0<.What`s the worst CHOKE in a major FINAL==> Coria 04, McEnroe 84...other???



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Here`s a few major choke jobs I can think of [major finals only]~~ in each case the player in question lost after leading 2-sets-love

For me Coria`s 2004 choke in the FO final was the worst ever

Followed closely by McEnroe`s choke in the 1984 final



Coria lost to Gaudio [2004 FO final]
6-0, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6, 6-8

McEnroe lost to Lendl [1984 FO final]
6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 5-7, 5-7

Medvedev lost to Agassi [1999 FO final]
6-1, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 4-6


Moya lost to Corretja [1998 TMC final]
6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 3-6, 5-7

Federer lost to Nalbandian [2005 TMC final]
7-6, 7-6, 2-6, 1-6, 6-7

Nadal lost to Federer [2005 Miami final]
6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 3-6, 1-6




...[for the traditionalists~>> no wonder they call Laver the GREATEST!]...
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Neale Fraser lost to Rod Laver [1960 AO final]
7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 6-8, 6-8

Roy Emerson lost to Rod Laver [1962 FO final]
6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-9, 2-6




Going back even further in the history books:
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Ted Schroeder lost to Pancho Gonzalez [1949 USO final]
18-16, 6-2, 1-6, 2-6, 4-6




***PS:~what is it about the French Open that produces so many choke jobs

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Re: >0o0<.What`s the biggest CHOKE in a major FINAL==> Coria 04, McEnroe 84...other???

YOu forgot Becker against Edberg in Wimbledon finals, when was it arghh? I was a small child then but I still remember: it was 2-0 in sets for Becker and it all looked as mere execution, and then suddenly after a magnificent backhand lob from Edberg everything turns around. For me that is the biggest choke ever, followed with Coria's one against Gaudio (I cheered for Gaudio then but couldn't believe when he did it!)
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YOu forgot Becker against Edberg in Wimbledon finals, when was it arghh? I was a small child then but I still remember: it was 2-0 in sets for Becker and it all looked as mere execution, and then suddenly after a magnificent backhand lob from Edberg everything turns around. For me that is the biggest choke ever, followed with Coria's one against Gaudio (I cheered for Gaudio then but couldn't believe when he did it!)


Which final are you referring to

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1988 Wimbledon Edberg def Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2
1990 Wimbledon Edberg def Becker 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4
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Re: >0o0<.What`s the biggest CHOKE in a major FINAL==> Coria 04, McEnroe 84...other???

Another big one was Grosjean losing to Clement in the 2001 Aus Open semi-final. I think he was up something like 2 sets to love, 5-2 and serving, and ended up losing. However, the biggest choke I've ever seen was actually a women's match. Kim Clijsters up 5-1 and 40-15 against Serena Williams in the Aus Open semis back in 03 and she ended up losing!!

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Mac really should have closed out the 84 French final. He blew it with that temper of his.

Coria and Medvedev, I guess yeah.

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Mac really should have closed out the 84 French final. He blew it with that temper of his.

Coria and Medvedev, I guess yeah.

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I`m pretty sure McEnroe led 4-1 in that 3rd set~ didn`t he
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So he only had to hold serve a couple of times & he would have won the 84 FO in straight sets
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I`m pretty sure McEnroe led 4-1 in that 3rd set~ didn`t he
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So he only had to hold serve a couple of times & he would have won the 84 FO in straight sets
Yeah, something like that and again 4-2 in the fourth as well, I think.


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If Mac had held his nerve and not given in to his temper in that French Open final, he probably would have decided to play at the Australian Open in December that year, and considering the tournament was on grass he would have had an excellent chance of completing the calendar grand slam.
Ah well as a big Lendl fan I very much enjoyed seeing him snatch that French Open title away from Mac
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Some clown has to butt in, don't they. I, in return, enjoyed Lendl coming up short at Wimbledon every year.

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Some clown has to butt in, don't they. I, in return, enjoyed Lendl coming up short at Wimbledon every year.
Don't worry I consoled myself with Lendl beating Mac 21 times. Each victory was more sastisfying than the last
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Coria's choke was very weird to me

Medvedev was pretty bad...
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Don't worry I consoled myself with Lendl beating Mac 21 times

You consoled yourself? I bet you did, every time Lendl was playing. No Wimbledon titles for Ivan!

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Don't worry I consoled myself with Lendl beating Mac 21 times. Each victory was more sastisfying than the last

You even edited it, you clown.! What a loser!

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Coria's choke was abysmal. He was the best player on clay by a long distance going into that French Open final. Before his defeat by Federer at the Hamburg final, hadn't he won something like 31 consecutive matches on clay? Gaudio was 12-9 on clay that year going into to the French Open and was 1-3 at Monte-Carlo, Rome and Hamburg.
Wasn't Gaudio also close to quitting in the 2nd or 3rd set of that final?
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You consoled yourself? I bet you did, every time Lendl was playing. No Wimbledon titles for Ivan!
More grand slam titles, weeks at no.1 and career titles for Lendl than Mac
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