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Most heartbreaking losses in players's careers.

Nole Rules
03-31-2013, 10:03 PM
Djokovic - Madrid SF 2009/USO 2010 F/Olypmics 2008 SF. Pretty sure these are the most heartbreaking losses for Nole.
Murray - Wimbledon 2012 probably.
Federer - Too many. I'll let his fans decide.
Nadal - Probably AO 2012 final. RG 2009 R4. Wimbly 2007 final too maybe (I heard he cried after that match. Not sure.) Let's see what Rafa fans say.
Del Potro - RG 2009 SF probably. He cried after that match.
Ferrer - I don't know. Maybe Mugami 2013 F.
Berdych - ????? Not sure I can call his loss in Wimbly final the most heartbreaking in his career. He was so shit in that match.
Tsonga - probably RG 2012 QF.
Tipsarevic - USO 2012 QF.
Gasquet - ????
Wawrinka - Surely AO 2013 4th round.

let's make a long list. Could you guys help me? you can only pick 3 losses for each player.

MrPlateperson
03-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Old mans was 2009 AO final for sure. He thought he could easily beat a tired Rafa but no.

TBkeeper
03-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Davydenko 2010 AO QF.

MrPlateperson
03-31-2013, 10:10 PM
As for Gasqet, It would be FO 2010 or 08 Wimbeldon. Choked so badly in both.

Mark Lenders
03-31-2013, 10:11 PM
Djokovic - Madrid SF 2009/USO 2010 F/Olypmics 2008 SF. Pretty sure these are the most heartbreaking losses for Nole.
Murray - Wimbledon 2012 probably.
Federer - Too many. I'll let his fans decide.
Nadal - Probably AO 2012 final. Wimbly 2007 final too maybe (I heard he cried after that match. Not sure.) Let's see what Rafa fans say.
Del Potro - RG 2009 SF probably. He cried after that match.
Ferrer - I don't know. Maybe Mugami 2013 F.
Berdych - ????? Not sure I can call his loss in Wimbly final the most heartbreaking in his career. He was so shit in that match.
Tsonga - probably RG 2012 QF.
Tipsarevic - USO 2012 QF.
Gasquet - ????
Wawrinka - Surely AO 2013 4th round.

let's make a list of the top 50. Could you guys help me? you can only pick 3 losses for each player.

For Del Potro it was definitely the Olympic SF last year.

Cilic - THE CHOKE

Berdych - I'd go with the Madrid final last year, he was the best player all week and choked a pretty winnable final against Federer. Berdych generally doesn't have that many gut wrenching losses though, or at least he makes sure he loses big matches in clear fashion I suppose.

Soderling - WTF 2009 semis probably

Monfils - Paris 2009 final

Certinfy
03-31-2013, 10:14 PM
Berdych's could be the World Tour Finals match against Djokovic in 2011. Djokovic probably played his best match since winning the US Open (not that it says much), but the fact Berdych kept to his game and did everything in his power to keep the match competitive said so much. Then of course from match point up his forehand went and he practically handed the match away. :sad:

Chris Kuerten
03-31-2013, 10:15 PM
Ferrer: SF Olympic doubles 2012, Final Miami 2013 plus one of these three: SF AO 2011, QF Wimbledon 2012 or SF US Open 2012.

BauerAlmeida
03-31-2013, 10:17 PM
Nalbandian: USO 2003 SF/RG 2006 SF/AO 2006 SF/Rome 2006 SF
Safin: AO 2002 F/RG 2002 SF/RG 2005 R16
Roddick: Wimbledon 2009 F
Coria: RG 2004 F
Agassi: USO 95' F

Newcomer
03-31-2013, 10:19 PM
Berdych - USO s\f by far.
No1e - RG - 2011

rocketassist
03-31-2013, 10:20 PM
Ferrer's definitely today. I doubt he will ever have a better chance to win a big title against an elite player.

Newcomer
03-31-2013, 10:21 PM
Federer - Hewitt at DC and AO-2009

Newcomer
03-31-2013, 10:23 PM
Verdasco - Dull at AO-09 :(
Stepanek - Hewitt at wimby.

Whiznot
03-31-2013, 10:28 PM
No heartbreak can compare to McEnroe's 1984 defeat by Lendl at Roland Garros. Mac won the first two sets then he lost focus after getting pissed at a photographer. In the end John choked his one chance to win the French. After this loss McEnroe went Hollywood and started doing drugs leading to inevitable decline.

ProdigyEng
03-31-2013, 10:32 PM
For Del Potro it was definitely the Olympic SF last year.

Cilic - THE CHOKE

Berdych - I'd go with the Madrid final last year, he was the best player all week and choked a pretty winnable final against Federer. Berdych generally doesn't have that many gut wrenching losses though, or at least he makes sure he loses big matches in clear fashion I suppose.

Soderling - WTF 2009 semis probably

Monfils - Paris 2009 final

Nah clearly it wasn't, considering how he performed after the loss, to bounce back and win the Bronze.

Ziggy B
03-31-2013, 10:35 PM
Fed- Wimbledon 08, Aus 09.
Rafa- RG R4 09, Aus Open 12
Murray- Wimby 2012
Djoko- US Open 10
Roddick- Wimby 09

Chase Visa
03-31-2013, 10:56 PM
Federer: Wimbledon 2008, AO 2009, USO 2011, etc.
Nadal: Wimbledon 2007, AO 2012.
Djokovic: USO 2010
Murray: Probably Wimbledon 2012 or AO 2013. Hard to say, all his GS losses weren't close.
Ferrer: Today. He won't get a better chance at a big event.
Berdych: Not sure - Wimby 2010 doesn't really work given he lost in straights.
Del Potro: RG 2009 SF, or IW 2013.
Tsonga: RG 2012 QF
Gasquet: Wimbledon 2008 R16
Tipsarevic: USO 2012 QF

rocketassist
03-31-2013, 10:59 PM
Nole's has to be one of his Olympic semis, more so Beijing.

blackwell
03-31-2013, 10:59 PM
Djokovic: USO 2010

Why ??

Mark Lenders
03-31-2013, 11:00 PM
Nah clearly it wasn't, considering how he performed after the loss, to bounce back and win the Bronze.

That just shows he was mentally strong enough to bounce back, not to mention he was facing an opponent also coming from a heartbreaking defeat himself. Del Potro described that match as the toughest loss of his career, his view here not mine.

Chase Visa
03-31-2013, 11:04 PM
Haas: AO 2002 SF/RG 2009 R16
Wawrinka: A0 2013 R16
Cilic: USO 2012 QF
Almagro: AO 2013 QF (worst choke of all time?)
Davydenko: AO 2010 QF the worst (particularly given that it was his last stand as a top player), but other important ones too.
Nalbandian: USO 2003 SF the worst, but other important ones too.
Hewitt: AO 2005 F

belfordrocks
03-31-2013, 11:23 PM
Tipsarevic - 2008 AO v Federer

Abel
04-01-2013, 12:06 AM
Why are people saying USO '10 final for Nole? :shrug: Nadal was just better in the match and at that tournament generally. It wasn't THAT tight.

Probably the 2008 Olympic loss or Madrid '09.

MTwEeZi
04-01-2013, 12:15 AM
Federer: Wimbledon 2008 F

Nadal: AO 2011 QF

Djokovic: Olympics 2008

Ash86
04-01-2013, 01:02 AM
Rafa: AO 2012 was not heartbreaking for Nadal. Toni and others have said that his team were more upset than he was an hour after the match as he really thought he'd had a breakthrough and had competed with Novak on an equal footing. He always talks about that match in a positive way and not as some kind of heart wrenching loss. The fact that it went 5 was a positive for him given that he could have easily lost in 4.

His most heartbreaking loss was easily Wimby 2007. Cried for 30 minutes in the shower afterwards. Talked about that openly in interviews and his book - kept thinking about all the breakpoints he missed in the 5th set and wasn't sure he'd ever have a chance to win Wimbledon again.

Fed: I'd say AO 09 was more painful than Wim 2008 for what it represented. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the loss to Hewitt in Davis Cup in Australia ranked highly too....

Nole: Madrid 09 - looked like a zombie afterwards and really threw him for a long time. Also Olympics 2008.

Andy: Wimbledon 2012 - he had his chances but let Fed back into the match.

Ferrer: Miami 2013 - would have been the first final he'd have won against one of the Big 4 and he was a few cms away. Murray was there for the taking and he couldn't do it. Don't think AO SF, USO SF etc. were ever really in his control in that way. Certainly not that close.

TigerTim
04-01-2013, 01:22 AM
roddick is easy, wimbledon 2009

rocketassist
04-01-2013, 01:23 AM
Henman: Ivanisevic SF 2001

Tag
04-01-2013, 01:23 AM
crierer, AO 2009

Fujee
04-01-2013, 01:53 AM
For Roger I would say without doubt AO 2009, still kinda annoys me he let that one slip. He played the better match but his fitness let him down. Wimbledon 2008 was initially upsetting but you gotta hand it to Rafa, he was a beast that year and the better man on the day.

Pre GOAT days I would say Basel 2001 loss to Henman, cried like a baby during the trophy ceremony. Silly Wogie :lol:

ProdigyEng
04-01-2013, 01:55 AM
AO 2009 really? Lol. Fed had enough slams by then, he completed 14 the same year. 2008 French Open was more heart breaking, Fed was utterly useless, it was sad to see such a great struggling.

misty1
04-01-2013, 01:56 AM
for me its got to be roddick's loss to federer at wimbledon in the 2009 final.Thats not only got to be the most heart breaking final in his career because it would be the last time he ever got close to winning a sla. For that reason i would rank it as one of the most heartbreaking losses of all time anywhere

ProdigyEng
04-01-2013, 02:02 AM
Yes I agree Roddick 09 Wimbledon Final loss, he didn't deserve to lose at all.

Tag
04-01-2013, 02:05 AM
Yes I agree Roddick 09 Wimbledon Final loss, he didn't deserve to lose at all.

negative

fat slow feet stumble over simple volleys

connors was right

+ swiss fawning gets you no titles or love

or chocolate

after all, if one can't

beat all-serve swiss at

lowest points

there's always retirement

and charity robbing, no?

tennis_analyst
04-01-2013, 02:31 AM
For the players themselves, probably:
Federer - lost AO 2009 final to Nadal
Nadal - lost RG 2009 to Soderling
Djokovic - lost RG 2011 semi 2011 to Federer
Murray - lost W 2012 final to Federer

For me as a fan, it would be:
Federer - lost Olympics 2012 final to Murray
Nadal - lost AO 2012 final to Djokovic
Djokovic - lost RG 2011 semi to Federer
Murray - lost W 2012 final to Federer

Caesar1844
04-01-2013, 02:55 AM
Hewitt - v Safin, AO 2005
Rafter - v Ivanisevic, WIMB 2002
Edberg - v Chang, FO 1989

Rafter would probably be most disappointed about the fact that he never played in a winning Davis Cup final. Australia made the final three years in a row from 1999-2001. In 1999 Rafter was injured for the final that Australia won. In 2000 he retired in the first singles rubber due to injury and Australia lost. In 2001 he was unable to play the deciding singles rubber due to injury, and again Australia lost.

Great player and could have done a lot more if not for his rotator cuff problems.

Dark Knight
04-01-2013, 06:59 AM
Fed- Wimbledon 08, Aus 09.
Rafa- RG R4 09, Aus Open 12
Murray- Wimby 2012
Djoko- US Open 10
Roddick- Wimby 09

:yeah:

Roy Emerson
04-01-2013, 01:55 PM
Roddick's 2009 Wimbledon final is the most heartbreaking loss of all.

ProdigyEng
04-01-2013, 02:03 PM
negative

fat slow feet stumble over simple volleys

connors was right

+ swiss fawning gets you no titles or love

or chocolate

after all, if one can't

beat all-serve swiss at

lowest points

there's always retirement

and charity robbing, no?

hahaahahahahahahahahahahaha

StevoTG
04-01-2013, 02:36 PM
Already been mentioned but Hewitt to Safin AO final '05 and Roddick to Federer Wimby final '09. Hewitt also mentioned that losing the decisive rubber to Wawrinka in 2011 was only the second time he's cried after a match.

As a fan, Lleyton's losses to Novak at Wimbledon were heartbreaking. So much bottling at the business end of sets in those matches.
Also, his performances in the playoff against Germany last year were tough to watch.

Fernando Gonzalez - loss to Soderling FO semi in 2009 :(

bounccer
04-01-2013, 02:40 PM
Mc Enroe RG 1984
Coria RG 2004
Roddick W 2009

T.C
04-01-2013, 06:05 PM
Nah clearly it wasn't, considering how he performed after the loss, to bounce back and win the Bronze.

nah, he said he was devastated with the loss to fed. he said it was his team that pulled him through and got him ready for the bronze medal match.

Tiebreak100
04-01-2013, 06:37 PM
Without doubt Australian Open Final 2013 for Murray. Of course it ended in routine fashion, but without the brutal blister, the biggest one ever seen according to my sources, he would have undoubtedly strolled to victory. Really unfortunate.

fedalrock
04-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Federer:-
AO 09 - simply blew his lead
W 08- played well to take it to 5 but the loss was horrible and really made federer lose belief against nadal.

Nadal:-
AO 12- Sad he had had to lose when he fought 6 hours. was a brutal match physically all for nothing

Roddick-
W 09 - the last time he made a slam final and played extremely well but still lost to Federer, Crushed him completely.

Djokovic:-
RG 11 - in form of his life and would have done the calendar slam if he had won this match.

3DGNumberOneFan
04-01-2013, 07:19 PM
Rafa: 2007 Wimbledon was the most heartbreaking for him, he said he mentally checked out after set 4. For me it is Australian Open 2012, 4-2 30-15 put-a-way backhand down the line, flails it wide. All downhill from here. World Tour Finals 2010?

Federer- Wimbledon 2008
Djokovic- Roland Garros 2011, Olympics 2008
Murray- Wimbledon 2012
Del Po- Roland Garros 2009
Ferrer- Aussie Open 2011 or Miami 2013
Berdych- I don't know, Roland Garros 2010?
Tsonga- Roland Garros 2012

Dangermouse
04-01-2013, 08:06 PM
Wimbledon 2012 is the obvious choice for Andy but I think AO semi against Djokovic 2012 is a close second. He danced with Novak all the way and had chances to win that 5th set but Nole outlasted him. Really was a great game.

Allez
04-01-2013, 08:36 PM
Federer - Wimbledon 08 and AO 09 equally heartbreaking from every possible viewpoint. Playing well enough to have won both & secure his claim to be the best in this era.To be on the losing end of 2 of the greatest matches of all time is so sad hence the tears flowing freely at the AO.

Rafa - Rosol . Probably the most shocking tennis result of all time. It sent Rafa into an 8 month semi retirement. Turns out it was a blessing in disguise as the break has given Rafa a new lease on his tennis life. At the time though it would have been hard to swallow. The USO 2011 final is also right up there for that is where Nole's utter mastery of Nadal was cemented. Rafa played as well as I'd ever seen him play on hard courts but was simply no match for Nole. At that time the future must have looked rather bleak.

Nole - RG SF 2011. Mammoth winning streak broken. Chance of a CYGS evaporates at the hands on an aging Federer. Plus he was playing well enough to beat Rafa for the title. AND of course this could not have helped heal the wound
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Murray - Wimbledon 12 - He was playing well enough to win it unlike his previous 3 slam finals.

Nole fan
04-01-2013, 08:42 PM
Djokovic - Madrid SF 2009/USO 2010 F/Olypmics 2008 SF. Pretty sure these are the most heartbreaking losses for Nole.
Murray - Wimbledon 2012 probably.
Federer - Too many. I'll let his fans decide.
Nadal - Probably AO 2012 final. RG 2009 R4. Wimbly 2007 final too maybe (I heard he cried after that match. Not sure.) Let's see what Rafa fans say.
Del Potro - RG 2009 SF probably. He cried after that match.
Ferrer - I don't know. Maybe Mugami 2013 F.
Berdych - ????? Not sure I can call his loss in Wimbly final the most heartbreaking in his career. He was so shit in that match.
Tsonga - probably RG 2012 QF.
Tipsarevic - USO 2012 QF.
Gasquet - ????
Wawrinka - Surely AO 2013 4th round.

let's make a long list. Could you guys help me? you can only pick 3 losses for each player.

Agree about Djokovic and Nadal, though I would add RG SF against Fed in 2011. I'm sure Tsonga's worst loss was the final he lost at AO against Nole in 2008.

Nole fan
04-01-2013, 08:48 PM
Why are people saying USO '10 final for Nole? :shrug: Nadal was just better in the match and at that tournament generally. It wasn't THAT tight.

Probably the 2008 Olympic loss or Madrid '09.

Well, it was for sure the most heartbreaking loss for me by far. At that time, it had taken Nole almost three years to be at a Slam final again, first time he beat Federer in semis in a nervewracking match. Sure, Nadal played the best I've seen him play that day and Nole was back to his insecure self, but he had his chances. Nobody knew at that time he would have 2011 and beyond. I thought he lost a gold chance to win another slam. On hindsight it didn't affect his career match since from then he went onto win everything on his sight.

Certinfy
04-01-2013, 08:52 PM
Well, it was for sure the most heartbreaking loss for me by far. At that time, it had taken Nole almost three years to be at a Slam final again, first time he beat Federer in semis in a nervewracking match. Sure, Nadal played the best I've seen him play that day and Nole was back to his insecure self, but he had his chances. Nobody knew at that time he would have 2011 and beyond. I thought he lost a gold chance to win another slam. On hindsight it didn't affect his career match since from then he went onto win everything on his sight.
Really? Even supporting Djokovic in that final I think he was lucky to get a set. In fact in the last 2 sets I would actually say Djokovic was lucky too get as many games he did, especially the third where Nadal should have absolutely destroyed him.

GSMnadal
04-01-2013, 09:25 PM
Well surprise surprise...Nadal dishing out the most heartbreaking losses. Breaking hearts and crushing dreams ever since he was a little boy. :sport:

He does not hesitate. He shows no mercy.

Spartan Warrior.

Mr. Oracle
04-01-2013, 10:01 PM
Griperer @ USO

"Can't believe he'd hit that shot on match point."

:rain::scared::cuckoo::sobbing::crying2::hysteric: :no:

________________
def.
Gripe: To complain about something trivial.

Kyle_Johansen
04-02-2013, 01:29 AM
Wimbledon 2008 was and probably always will be the most heartbreaking loss for Fed ever.

The AO2009 and Miami 2009 losses to Nadal and Djokovic just served as motivation for the 2009 summer season.

BauerAlmeida
04-02-2013, 02:12 AM
He does not hesitate. He shows no mercy.

Spartan Warrior.

I thought you were talking about Nadal, not Berlocq.

FlameOn
04-02-2013, 03:19 AM
2010 French Open, Djoker was up 2 sets on Melzer in R4 and ended up losing :spit:. That might be the worst loss in his career overall. That must be on the list ;).

Verdasco losing to Raonic San Jose 2011 final. His reaction said it all - he doesn't even consider Raonic a tennis player :lol:.

BroTree123
04-02-2013, 03:54 AM
Tsonga, definitely RG'12 QF. Nothing sucks worse than having 5 chances to close out a World No.1 in your home town and ending up failing to cross the line. It's right up there with Coria's RG'04 final fiasco IMO.

acionescu
04-02-2013, 08:01 AM
If it's from my pov, definitely W2007. Still hurts.

W2011 also was a turning point, he should have never lost that match.

From Rafa pov, no idea....

GSMnadal
04-02-2013, 08:08 AM
Wimbledon 2008 was and probably always will be the most heartbreaking loss for Fed ever.

The AO2009 and Miami 2009 losses to Nadal and Djokovic just served as motivation for the 2009 summer season.

:lol:

motivation. Federer was his usual, fragile self that summer. He was just lucky enough he faced no one but Roddick those slams (and almost lost even)

Qampunen
04-02-2013, 04:49 PM
The MOST heartbreaking loss in tennis history, without a doubt, was Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schuettler's loss at the 2004 Olympics Doubles Final against Fernando González and Nicolás Massu.

The Germans were up 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-6 (6-2* with four match points for the gold medal).
I tend not to watch the video, it makes me feel really depressed. :sad::sad::sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6GglrLepOk

Chirag
04-02-2013, 05:34 PM
wimbledon 08 is definately the worst loss for Fed . He lost to Simon and Karlovic and almost lost to Ginepri 1 month after losing that match because he just could not even recover till then . That must have been a huge disappointment for him

Chirag
04-02-2013, 05:47 PM
For the rest

Nadal - has to be wimbledon 2007 by the way he wrote about it in his book . He was teh better player in that match for 4.5 sets and should have won it

Djokovic- between Madrid 2009 and Olympics 2008 . My vote goes to Madrid 09 as it left him devastated and he lost in the third round of the french

Murray- honestly dont know because I dont think he has had a important match where he should have won but lost . I think the loss that might sting will be to nalbandian at wimbledon where he was up 2 sets and lost because his fitness wasnt there and he got tired .Rome 11 might be another pick

Del Potro - has to be between RG09 and the olympics . Going with the olympics because he lost 19-17 in the decider

Ferrer- easily Miami this year

Berdych - maybe the match to Djokovic at london or to Federer at the Australian Open in 2009 . I would go with the latter

Tsonga- easily the QF at RG last year

Tipsarevic - agree it has to be the US Open QF

ProdigyEng
04-02-2013, 05:54 PM
For the rest

Nadal - has to be wimbledon 2007 by the way he wrote about it in his book . He was teh better player in that match for 4.5 sets and should have won it

Djokovic- between Madrid 2009 and Olympics 2008 . My vote goes to Madrid 09 as it left him devastated and he lost in the third round of the french

Murray- honestly dont know because I dont think he has had a important match where he should have won but lost . I think the loss that might sting will be to nalbandian at wimbledon where he was up 2 sets and lost because his fitness wasnt there and he got tired .Rome 11 might be another pick

Del Potro - has to be between RG09 and the olympics . Going with the olympics because he lost 19-17 in the decider

Ferrer- easily Miami this year

Berdych - maybe the match to Djokovic at london or to Federer at the Australian Open in 2009 . I would go with the latter

Tsonga- easily the QF at RG last year

Tipsarevic - agree it has to be the US Open QF

Murray should have Wimbledon 12 imo but lost

Honestly
04-02-2013, 05:58 PM
Roger should have put Nadal away in the 2009 AO final but how Nadal managed to hold it together physically made no sense whatsoever.

Priam
04-02-2013, 06:02 PM
Fed - Wim 08, AO 09, Rome 06
Nadal - Wim 07, RG 09, AO 12
Nole - Olympics 08, Madrid 09, USO 12
Murray - AO 10, Wim 12, AO 12
Ferru - Miami 13

Kyle_Johansen
04-02-2013, 07:34 PM
:lol:

motivation. Federer was his usual, fragile self that summer. He was just lucky enough he faced no one but Roddick those slams (and almost lost even)

Disrespecting Roddick yet A-Rod beat Rafa in the latter's best year ever. :rolleyes:

Kyle_Johansen
04-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Murray should have Wimbledon 12 imo but lost

I don't think so. He was outplayed for most of the final.

AO2011 comes to mind for him.

Certinfy
04-02-2013, 07:37 PM
I don't think so. He was outplayed for most of the final.

AO2011 comes to mind for him.
What are you on about?

He was the better player in the first 2 sets.

Even the 3rd and 4th sets were hardly one sided, besides that very long game where Murray got broken from 40-0 up the match was as even as could be really.

As crap as he was in the Australian Open 2011 final, Djokovic was a complete beast. If Murray played his best he would have struggled to get a win there.

ProdigyEng
04-02-2013, 07:38 PM
I don't think so. He was outplayed for most of the final.

AO2011 comes to mind for him.

Nah, I disagree. Murray was the better player for the first set and the majority of the second set. AO 2011 might be seen as heartbreaking by some, but for me it's always Wimbledon 12, considering he was in a winning position and there was so much expectation on him. To have such a great start and then to fall like that must've been painful.

Kyle_Johansen
04-02-2013, 07:39 PM
Nah, I disagree. Murray was the better player for the first set and the majority of the second set. AO 2011 might be seen as heartbreaking by some, but for me it's always Wimbledon 12, considering he was in a winning position and there was so much expectation on him. To have such a great start and then to fall like that must've been painful.

He could have lost the first set and the tide started turning at the end of the 2nd. For sure it was a hard loss for him but it helped him win the USO, surely.

rocketassist
04-02-2013, 07:42 PM
He could have lost the first set and the tide started turning at the end of the 2nd. For sure it was a hard loss for him but it helped him win the USO, surely.

Murray was on top for a set and 10 games in the second, then Fed's volley on set point turned the tide and he played superbly in the last two sets, especially after that long deuce game.

Kyle_Johansen
04-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Murray was on top for a set and 10 games in the second, then Fed's volley on set point turned the tide and he played superbly in the last two sets, especially after that long deuce game.

On top but never fully in control. It's not like he was up a set and a break.

Cereal Killer
04-02-2013, 08:50 PM
On top but never fully in control. It's not like he was up a set and a break.

He had break points though and Federer didn't have any until that last game.

Nole Rules
04-02-2013, 11:21 PM
Yeah I remember that 2nd set pretty well. Fed was a bit lucky to win it given how Murray was playing.

Allez
04-02-2013, 11:26 PM
Roger should have put Nadal away in the 2009 AO final but how Nadal managed to hold it together physically made no sense whatsoever.

If I remember correctly you were deliriously happy with that result at the time. I wish your old account could be re-instated so more fun could be had around here.

Kyle_Johansen
04-02-2013, 11:31 PM
He had break points though and Federer didn't have any until that last game.

If I recall, Fed was up 4-3 in the first set after breaking back, yet AM won the set. Murray may have had BPs in the 2nd set and had momentum but Fed hung in there until the momentum turned to his side at the end.

Cereal Killer
04-03-2013, 02:16 AM
If I recall, Fed was up 4-3 in the first set after breaking back, yet AM won the set. Murray may have had BPs in the 2nd set and had momentum but Fed hung in there until the momentum turned to his side at the end.

I didn't say Federer didn't deserve to win it, just that Murray was the better player until that last game. If he had converted any of those break points he might have won the match. The last two sets weren't exactly blow-outs either.

BroTree123
04-03-2013, 03:02 AM
Murray should have Wimbledon 12 imo but lost

How was that heartbreaking lol, he wasn't even close to winning (ie. not up a break to serve for it, or had MPs, etc). I'd rather think of it as groundbreaking, in terms of reaching his first Wimby final and finally winning a set in a GS final. If it was really that heartbreaking, he would have crashed out in the Olympics opener. But no, he excelled from there on in, so obviously not heartbreaking.

HKz
04-03-2013, 03:42 AM
What are you on about?

He was the better player in the first 2 sets.

Even the 3rd and 4th sets were hardly one sided, besides that very long game where Murray got broken from 40-0 up the match was as even as could be really.

As crap as he was in the Australian Open 2011 final, Djokovic was a complete beast. If Murray played his best he would have struggled to get a win there.

What match were you watching? Murray was hardly dominating the first set. They broke each other early on and Federer gifted that break to allow Murray to take the first set. In the second set Murray was the better player in general but Federer still roared back to break Murray for the second. From that point on, Federer outplayed Murray, his winner/UE ratio was outstanding.

rocketassist
04-03-2013, 03:59 AM
What match were you watching? Murray was hardly dominating the first set. They broke each other early on and Federer gifted that break to allow Murray to take the first set. In the second set Murray was the better player in general but Federer still roared back to break Murray for the second. From that point on, Federer outplayed Murray, his winner/UE ratio was outstanding.

Yep Fed was superb in the last two sets. Everyone says Djokovic was amazing in the AO final but he really wasn't, he was average and had a negative W-UE rate, and only five more winners than an atrocious Murray.

heya
04-03-2013, 04:05 AM
Younger Djoker faces his pigeon Federer.
Don't retire, Fed.
As much as you wish for magic, with all your might, you can't time travel, Fed.

So, it's not too bad for Djoker.

emotion
04-03-2013, 04:12 AM
Djokovic- Madrid 2009 or RG 2012
Murray- Wimby 2012
Fed- AO 2009, Wimby 2008
Ferrer- Miami 2013, Olympic SF doubles, AO 2011 SF (Set point for 2 sets to love), Wimby 2012 QF (set point for 2 sets to love).
Fun fact: Of the last 7 times Ferrer and Murray played, twice Ferrer has won normally, twice Murray has won normally, twice Ferrer has missed set point to go up 2 sets to 0, once Ferrer missed match point. He truly is an incredible choker.
Nadal- AO 2013, Wimby 2007
Berdych- I dunno really...maybe AO vs Nadal or Federer- he had bigger lead in Fed one yet Nadal one was bigger choke
del Potro- Olympic SF
Tsonga- RG last year surely
Gasquet- Too many to name, RG vs Murray maybe
Tipsarevic- AO vs Fed or USO vs Pics

rocketassist
04-03-2013, 04:15 AM
Djokovic- Madrid 2009 or RG 2012
Murray- Wimby 2012
Fed- AO 2009, Wimby 2008
Ferrer- Miami 2013, Olympic SF doubles, AO 2010 SF (Set point for 2 sets to love), Wimby 2012 QF (set point for 2 sets to love).
Fun fact: Of the last 7 times Ferrer and Murray played, twice Ferrer has won normally, twice Murray has won normally, twice Ferrer has missed set point to go up 2 sets to 0, once Ferrer missed match point. He truly is an incredible choker.
Nadal- AO 2013, Wimby 2007
Berdych- I dunno really...maybe AO vs Nadal or Federer- he had bigger lead in Fed one yet Nadal one was bigger choke
del Potro- Olympic SF
Tsonga- RG last year surely
Gasquet- Too many to name, RG vs Murray maybe
Tipsarevic- AO vs Fed or USO vs Pics

To be fair on the set points at AO 11 and Wimbledon 12 Murray hit aces.

emotion
04-03-2013, 04:21 AM
To be fair on the set points at AO 11 and Wimbledon 12 Murray hit aces.

Not 100% on this, but think AO wasn't an ace, it was a service winner where he guessed really heavily IIRC. It was a tough return, but makeable had he not covered the wide one so hard. Wimbledon 2012 the bigger choke was the game serving for it, though he should also have won the breaker

Chirag
04-03-2013, 02:35 PM
What are you on about?

He was the better player in the first 2 sets.

Even the 3rd and 4th sets were hardly one sided, besides that very long game where Murray got broken from 40-0 up the match was as even as could be really.


Sets 1 and 2 were also hardly one sided and Fed was really the better player in sets 3 and 4 . I think the match was really in control of Fed and Murray never really had that much of a chance to win except maybe at that 44 game in the second but Fed saved those points with big serves . Fed to me was the better player in that match and event

freeandlonely
04-04-2013, 05:17 AM
Nalby USO 03 & AO 06
He had resonable chance to def Ferrero and gave Federer real challeng later on
but he failed before that happen
heartbreaking losses by definition

Gaudio had bipolar or sth so that one is ok

Burrow
04-04-2013, 02:12 PM
Xavier Malisse losing to David Nalbandian in the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2002. Malisse was having chest problems and said he felt breathless and dizzy, early on in the match. If not for these problems, I think he would have reached the final.