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post #61 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 10:47 PM
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Re: Meaning of the word " Choke "

A choke isn't necessarily being up 6-0, 5-1 and lose the match. It can be "chokish" when you take the win for granted, play the wrong tactic all of a sudden and get to passive. An example of that is Canas recent loss to PHM being up 6-4, 4-0. IMO he didn't choked it out, just lost the momentum and PHM played really loose and made crazy winners. Canas got a little chocked and confused but didn't choke in the words true meaning.

A great recent example of a choke is Monfils against Isner in Washington. Monfils broke Isner's serve for the first time in the match at 5-5 in the final set. He had "only" to serve it out, but got tight and nervous, failed to get a single first serve in, played way too passive and made UE. A classic choke IMO.

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