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Apart from Federer, do u know any other played that never retired during a match ?

fsoica
12-28-2010, 07:04 PM
So, during a tennis match, not before it !
Roger retired before his Bercy 2008 QF vs Blake....

Is this a sign of fair-play ?

Do u prefer your hero retiring during a match vs. finding excuses afterwards ?

samanosuke
12-28-2010, 07:05 PM
nadal

r2473
12-28-2010, 07:11 PM
Djokovic

r2473
12-28-2010, 07:12 PM
Roberto Duran

philosophicalarf
12-28-2010, 07:12 PM
Mathieu.

Nadull_tard
12-28-2010, 07:13 PM
Nadal and Djokovic. The old sports.

samanosuke
12-28-2010, 07:15 PM
pashanski and koellerer also i think

philosophicalarf
12-28-2010, 07:17 PM
Stakhovsky also.

r2473
12-28-2010, 07:23 PM
Jeff Tarango

coonster14
12-28-2010, 07:35 PM
James Blake IIRC

Pirata.
12-28-2010, 07:42 PM
Verdasco

loopback
12-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Feliciano Lopez

tennisfan856
12-28-2010, 07:49 PM
david ferrer

Lleyton_
12-28-2010, 07:50 PM
Nadal is my favorite player so he must be.

star
12-28-2010, 07:51 PM
nadal

Please. :rolleyes:

Blackbriar
12-28-2010, 08:07 PM
Crazy Dany, but he was disqualified on occasions

Filo V.
12-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Has Shark? I don't think he's ever retired.

RedHotRafa
12-28-2010, 08:52 PM
Murray

Nole fan
12-28-2010, 08:53 PM
Djokovic.
Oops, that joke has already been made. :rolleyes:

delpiero7
12-28-2010, 08:56 PM
I'm pretty certain that both Nadal and Djokovic have retired on numerous occasions during matches. No idea why some clowns are suggesting those names.

tangerine_dream
12-28-2010, 09:12 PM
Good tennis Jeopardy! question. I believe James Blake is the only player other than Federer who has never retired during a match.

Matt01
12-28-2010, 09:28 PM
I'm pretty certain that both Nadal and Djokovic have retired on numerous occasions during matches. No idea why some clowns are suggesting those names.


Obviously they did that for bashing and trolling purposes.

RIboy
12-28-2010, 10:14 PM
Cilic...no ret. or w.o. :rolleyes:

Arakasi
12-28-2010, 11:39 PM
I believe James Blake is the only player other than Federer who has never retired during a match.

This is what I thought also.

v-money
12-28-2010, 11:52 PM
Blake actually retired in AO 2009. And I hope people are saying Koellerer as a joke because he probably retires the most from matches.

MTwEeZi
12-28-2010, 11:54 PM
Daniel Brands

Arakasi
12-28-2010, 11:55 PM
Blake actually retired in AO 2009. And I hope people are saying Koellerer as a joke because he probably retires the most from matches.

Didn't he lose to Tsonga in AO '09? :confused:

Nathaliia
12-28-2010, 11:59 PM
Which answer is serious and which a joke? :o (well, obvious jokes I catch, but maybe some less obvious are here present as well)

VdM you here? :o

Certinfy
12-29-2010, 12:00 AM
Didn't he lose to Tsonga in AO '09? :confused:Yeah, Tsonga won 6-4 6-4 7-6 or something similar if I remember correctly. Blake definitely didn't retire though.

Forehander
12-29-2010, 12:01 AM
what about Roddick?

v-money
12-29-2010, 12:01 AM
Didn't he lose to Tsonga in AO '09? :confused:

Nevermind. You're right.

philosophicalarf
12-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Blake actually retired in AO 2009. And I hope people are saying Koellerer as a joke because he probably retires the most from matches.

Crazy Dani doesn't retire as such, he just declines to continue playing.

v-money
12-29-2010, 12:28 AM
Cilic...no ret. or w.o. :rolleyes:

Wow, this is actually true. But his career is still pretty short.
Also, I don't know how reliable the website I use is (already told me that Blake retired in AO 2009), but I think Alejandro Falla has never retired from a match. The other high ranked Colombian, Giraldo, has only retired once, in a 2005 Futures match.

paseo
12-29-2010, 12:33 AM
The Spartan Clay Warrior Rafael Nadal, of cou... oh wait.

Sapeod
12-29-2010, 01:56 AM
The people saying Koellerer could actually be right.

He's mostly disqualified and thrown out of matches for being a prat.

v-money
12-29-2010, 02:51 AM
The people saying Koellerer could actually be right.

He's mostly disqualified and thrown out of matches for being a prat.

Koellerer has retired from a match 25 times (according to tennisexplorer.com) From those 25 retirements, most are unspecified on the reason, but only one is listed as a disqualification. I highly doubt that he's been disqualified more than 5 times. 25 retirements/disqualifications is just crazy. I looked up Volandri, knowing that he quits a lot and he's only at 22.

Clement also seems to have no retirements in an ATP, challengers or futures event, which is also really impressive considering how long he's been around and considering that he also plays a lot of doubles.

Filo V.
12-29-2010, 02:54 AM
Crazy Dani doesn't retire as such, he just declines to continue playing.

:lol:

What a fool he is.

Filo V.
12-29-2010, 02:56 AM
Nice about Arno, that would definitely be a great feat given how long he's been around, his game style, and the fact he plays doubles regularly.

The veteran guys won't retire unless basically forced into it. An honor thing, that really goes for all sports, the older guys will stick around and gut out a performance even when they can't give their best. That's sort of changed now.

~*BGT*~
12-29-2010, 03:43 AM
what about Roddick?

Roddick retired in Shanghai. ;)

theseth1119
12-29-2010, 02:04 PM
It is true, Rogie and Blake have never ever retired in the middle of a match.

Murray only retired Hamburg 2007 round of 64 up 5-1 to Volandri. The ones in 2004 and 2005 were in challengers.

Baghdatis#1
12-29-2010, 10:19 PM
WTA, but Jill Craybas refused to retire during the US Open and she said "I never retired in my whole life" :)

n8
12-29-2010, 11:23 PM
From my article (http://statracket.net/?view=articles/mirnyi.html) written February this year:
Roger Federer has an incredible record of having never retired from a tour level professional tennis match. Among active players, he shares this record with James Blake, Andreas Seppi, Sam Querrey, Marin Cilic and Max Mirnyi, who now only plays doubles. Include all professional matches (also Challengers and Futures) and Seppi and Querrey drop off the list. Include withdrawals and you're left with Mirnyi and Cilic. Mirnyi has played far more matches than Cilic and hence takes the title of the most reliable man on tour.

Sapeod
12-29-2010, 11:37 PM
Mirnyi = the most devoted tennis player ever, no retirements in his 15 year career. Epic.

FormerRafaFan
12-29-2010, 11:38 PM
Why all the hate for Nadal? I think it's perfectly fine to retire if you have an injury and not continue play to make it even worse..

Ibracadabra
12-30-2010, 12:27 AM
Oscar hernandez

fsoica
12-30-2010, 06:07 AM
Why all the hate for Nadal? I think it's perfectly fine to retire if you have an injury and not continue play to make it even worse..


all of them remember they're injured and retire only if they're on the verge of losing...imagine a rafa-muzza 6-4,6-4, 2-0 scoreline in australia...do u think rafa would have retired ?

Raiden
12-30-2010, 03:14 PM
all of them remember they're injured and retire only if they're on the verge of losing...imagine a rafa-muzza 6-4,6-4, 2-0 scoreline in australia...do u think rafa would have retired ?AMEN!

Retirements are mostly scams. In theory there are no objective explanations why players almost always are already losing a match when they retire and almost NEVER ever retire when they are in the process of winning/leading by a comfortable margin. It shows you that most of the time whatever problems they have is not really bad enough to quit midmatch. How come other athletes never quit when they are losing? Ergo these quitters are mostly frauds who're chickening-out once they've figured out that their form is poor and their butt is gonna be kicked by the opponent.

Sampras was so sick he vomited right there on the tennis court AND STILL kept on going and finished the FIVE SETTER he was in the middle of playing.
Did that hurt his health? NO,
Did that ruin his career? NO,
Did that prevent him from winning more? NOPE!
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illepingis
12-30-2010, 03:19 PM
But if you break your leg or something you just cant go on
an grosjean in queens club retired and didnt play for 1 year or something