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Who is the biggest choker on tour at the moment?

Chris Kuerten
11-14-2011, 07:33 PM
Now that Mathieu has been out for a long time there is no undisputed number one anymore, time to pick one.

I'm going for my main man Haase, he has earned it with his countless disgraceful chokes this year.

EddieNero
11-14-2011, 07:34 PM
Hard to fish a single name in the sea of chokers.

GSMnadal
11-14-2011, 07:52 PM
http://www.volkskrant.nl/static/FOTO/pe/9/8/14/media_xl_312179.jpg?20101105200717

Look at him, he's taken choking and made it into a work of art.

Pirata.
11-14-2011, 07:56 PM
Verdasco and Tipsarevic have had some pretty spectacular chokes.

No surprise that two of their most hilarious chokes have come when they played each other.

Voo de Mar
11-14-2011, 07:58 PM
Troicki.

janko05
11-14-2011, 08:00 PM
Troicki would outchoke all of them with ease :)

v-money
11-14-2011, 08:02 PM
Haase, followed closely by Troicki.

shiaben
11-14-2011, 08:04 PM
Haase, the guy cannot even hit a smash to save his life.

Then again Troicki is the type of person that can be up 5-4 40-0 on serve after winning two sets at a slam tournament,and still figure out a way to choke it (more like "fix" it).

MuzzahLovah
11-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Tipsy's choke against Berdych was remarkable.

Saberq
11-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Troicki

Gagsquet
11-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Lol I would be ashamed to be the OP. So stupid to forget Troicki. Not a great day for him.

Sonja1989
11-14-2011, 08:08 PM
Yes, Troicki, NID. Against Monfils in Summer :facepalm: Or US Open :facepalm: :facepalm: Etc... poor guy has such a lot.

Verdasco, Tipsarevic and Haase are huge chokers too indeed.

v-money
11-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Lol I would be ashamed to be the OP. So stupid to forget Troicki. Not a great day for him.

Yeah, but all of the players on the list are chockers. Maybe Giraldo or Petzschner should have been replaced by Troicki on the poll.

Chris Kuerten
11-14-2011, 08:19 PM
I don't think Tipsarevic 2.0 is a choker anymore.

I'm not even sure if Troicki is a big choker, he's just a terrible player.

LawrenceOfTennis
11-14-2011, 08:22 PM
Haase's choke vs Murray was first class at the Open.

v-money
11-14-2011, 08:24 PM
I don't think Tipsarevic 2.0 is a choker anymore.

I'm not even sure if Troicki is a big choker, he's just a terrible player.

Nah, he's a hell of a choker. His confidence level is evident by the fact that he can't even man up to play Davis Cup and has an injured player go instead of him.

janko05
11-14-2011, 08:35 PM
Haase's choke vs Murray was first class at the Open.

Troicki's choke vs one-legged Murray at RG was even bigger

LawrenceOfTennis
11-14-2011, 08:36 PM
Troicki's choke vs one-legged Murray at RG was even bigger

That was brilliant, but just usual Troicki. Haase has done something more memorable.

Przemek
11-14-2011, 08:40 PM
Federer

GSMnadal
11-14-2011, 08:41 PM
Haase was leading 6-0 *4-1. Then he blew 4 MP's on his serve when up 5-4 in the second set. He led 5-3 in the final set and found a way to squander that.

A meltdown of epic proportions for Robin Haase. At one point the odds of Nishikori winning were 170-1 at betfair.

Just a little quote from the Haase-Nishikori match in Shanghai

misty1
11-14-2011, 08:43 PM
tipsy has improved in alot of ways but he's still suffered from some monumental chokes

but its got to be troicki or hasse

janko05
11-14-2011, 08:45 PM
Federer

Stupid thing to say about Federer, but the USO choke was one of the biggest this season

Certinfy
11-14-2011, 09:01 PM
Had Berdych lost to Murray last week after having match points he would have easily won my vote after that match alone. Unbelievable choking, not even Troicki goes to those limits.

StevoTG
11-14-2011, 09:09 PM
Hewitt has become a pretty reliable choker in recent years. Double faulting and hitting routine groundstrokes into the net on key points has become very common. Was leading with breaks in key sets against Nalbandian and Wawrinka in his two toughest losses this year. Wouldn't call the five set loss against Soderling a choke, he just ran out of steam - yeah, against a guy with a serious ailment. He wouldn't be the biggest choker on the tour, but when considering his displays of mental toughness in the past, it's pretty amazing to see at times. It's most likely got a lot to do with a lack of match practice though.

This year, Haase has stood out for me. Troicki's match with Murray obviously comes to mind too. Don't know who, statistically, has lost most matches from winning positions (up a break in potentially decisive set) though.

nole_no1
11-14-2011, 09:10 PM
The king of choking Troicki is not in the poll? :eek:

hiperborejac
11-14-2011, 09:58 PM
Troicki by far.
Why he isn't in the pool?

mooncreek
11-14-2011, 10:17 PM
Troicki. He was up 2 sets to 1 on Falla (who knows a bit about choking) at the US Open He nearly choked away a match in Davis Cup against Rohan Bopanna - yes, of Indo-Pak Express, not a singles player!

Of those on the list, Haase. The Nishikori match scoreline was insane but the Murray match will stay in highlight reels for How To Magnificantly Choke.

Chris Kuerten
11-14-2011, 10:25 PM
Alright, you got me, I give up.

I'm secretly in love with Viktor and I don't want anyone to say bad things about him.

Mongoose
11-14-2011, 10:28 PM
Robin Haase is the answer for which you are looking

hope this helps:wavey:

tealeaves
11-14-2011, 10:30 PM
Haase and Troicki :facepalm:

SVK
11-14-2011, 10:33 PM
The kings of choking Falla and Kendrick would win, however one has a ban and the other one didn´t do any significant stuff lately to be fair...I would say Bellucci is the most profilic one at this moment.

Swiss_Bagels17
11-14-2011, 11:25 PM
Petzschner's loss in Paris to wild card Carsten Ball (6-3 7-6(4) 2-6 5-7 7-9) follows losses at the 2010 Australian Open to Florian Mayer (6-0 6-2 4-6 2-6 2-6) and the 2009 US Open to Juan Carlos Ferrero (6-1 6-3 4-6 2-6 4-6).

Say Hey Kid
11-14-2011, 11:31 PM
Haase and it isn't even really close. Nishikori and Benneteau losses were the two biggest chokes of the year.

Action Jackson
11-14-2011, 11:36 PM
Troicki

Ben.
11-15-2011, 12:16 AM
Have to say Troicki. Epic chokes to Djokovic USO '10 and Murray RG '11.

tennisfan856
11-15-2011, 12:24 AM
andreev baby

Kat_YYZ
11-15-2011, 01:20 AM
The king of choking Troicki is not in the poll? :eek:
you don't "vote" for a King. ;) He is crowned by divine right. Troicki has the title; we're just voting on second place now. :p

I'll vote for Petz.

atennisfan
11-15-2011, 10:12 AM
Why is Troicki not on the list?

Doesnt the OP follow tennis?

TennisOnWood
11-15-2011, 10:19 AM
Wolud say troicki but I don't consider him tennis player :D

MaxPower
11-15-2011, 10:22 AM
Almagro doesn't belong on the list. Doesn't he have like 10 titles? chokers don't go into double digit titles. A choker would work many years to even get a 250.

Like Troicki and Tipsy.

MariaV
11-15-2011, 10:23 AM
Troicki needs a mention.

Voo de Mar
11-15-2011, 10:27 AM
They didn't play in Tokyo doubles together by accident ;) It was after they both suffered 5-set defeats to Murray leading two sets to love.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=249882&d=1321354292

Let's compare them statistically in 2011:

Haase:

5-setters: 1-2
Tie-breaks: 12-18 (.400)
TB’s in deciding set: 1-3
MP matches: 0-3 (wasted 5 match points in total)

Troicki:

5-setters: 1-2
Tie-breaks: 9-12 (.428)
TB’s in deciding set: 1-1
MP matches: 0-3 (wasted 7 match points in total)

It looks similarly, Troicki won one dramatic match this year (Bolgomolov), Haase two (Cuevas, Marchenko).
Troicki is much more worse given the last two seasons, he also last year lost 3 matches wasting a match point whilst Haase none (won two, one in a Challenger, one in ATP qualies).

Troicki has an awful m.p. record on the main tour overall (1-9 :facepalm:), Haase 2-3. The former has played 102 tournaments, the latter 62.

Say Hey Kid:
Haase was leading 6-0 *4-1. Then he blew 4 MP's on his serve when up 5-4 in the second set. He led 5-3 in the final set and found a way to squander that.

It was 1 MP not 4

http://www.knltb.nl/cms/showpage.aspx?id=4831

nole_no1
11-15-2011, 10:53 AM
you don't "vote" for a King. ;) He is crowned by divine right. Troicki has the title; we're just voting on second place now. :p

I'll vote for Petz.

Oh yeah you're right
Well...Haase for sure

Sonja1989
11-15-2011, 11:09 AM
Almagro doesn't belong on the list. Doesn't he have like 10 titles? chokers don't go into double digit titles. A choker would work many years to even get a 250.

Like Troicki and Tipsy.

Nah... Almagro has famous matches too, against Nadal in Paris few years ago, he served for the match and had 40-0 if I remember well.. This year wasn't clear for him neither, if you remember about Roland Garros (lost to Kubot) and Rome (lost to Soderling).. that two match was ridiculous.

And I totally disagree with your posts, Tipsy won two title in this autumn only, bad call.

TBkeeper
11-15-2011, 11:36 AM
Davydenko /thread ...