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Old 12-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Describe your best choking moment

For me, it was when I played in the first round, I was playing against a guy with no experience but yet I let him win the game. I had the lead on a dozen occasions but for some reason I just let him win the game. The guy saved 8 sets points on my serve! and my serve is usually the best part of my game.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Describe your best choking moment

Just recently I can think of a match where I won the first set 7-5 but only after blowing a 4-0 lead. Next set I lost 6-7 (5-7) after being up in the tiebreak 5-4. Not a terrible choke I suppose but disappointing.
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Blew another set today after a 4-0 lead. Lost it 6-7. Yikes.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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I was up 6-4, 5-1 on kid in my first national tournament as a junior. I choked Away the next 8 games on my way to a 4-6 7-5 6-1 loss. I have had terrible mental strenghth for the rest of my life because of this chokesad:. :
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #5
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Playing doubles last year with a ambidextrous partner we stormed back from 5-1 down in the first set to win that 7-5 and then lost the second and third to love and 2 ! What's worse was virtually every game went to deuce ! Singles wise I seem to enjoy clawing back deficits . A couple Saturdays ago I went 3-0 up on a teenager at one of the clubs I play at . He is young and I felt a little bad as he seemed a bit shell shocked that I was 3-0 up . Did,t matter thought as he won the next 5 . I Then held nervously then he held out 6-4 . Being 6 foot one getting lobbed by a lad who's about five foot three is not fun .
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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Default Re: Describe your best choking moment

I used to have a lot of chokes, but not anymore since I stopped training and caring

Worst one in recent memory was 5 years or something ago. I was down 2-5 in the first set, saved a SP, won the set 7-6 and led 5-2 in the second. But then it happened, I missed 2 MP, lost the set 5-7 and the third set 0-6
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:09 PM   #7
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Had a comeback yesterday 0-4 down I was getting completely outclassed ! He was blasting huge serves big forehands and strong volleying , and out of nowhere I won the next 6 . I Couldn't believe it !
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:50 PM   #8
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Default Re: Describe your best choking moment

I had a absolute bloody shocker yesterday . I played a guy at singles at my club. I had been coaching in the morning and stayed up quite late the night before ( smoking at the minute as well). Anyway . This guy has not taken a set off me since January when he won a disjointed set on a tiebreak ( wet court and a rain delay), anyway yesterday , we played the first set ( easy 6-1) then I raced into a 5-1 lead in the second set . Breathing a little heavy but a solid lead. Then out of nowhere he started pushing and slicing the ball and throwing in some net approaches and BOOM . 5-1 lead get turned into losing a set 7-5 absolutely stunned. Did'nt have the toughness to close out a 5-1 lead. I did play 4 physical sets the day before but still that's terrible.
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Default Re: Describe your best choking moment

The biggest choke by my opponent or my biggest win was during a Table Tennis match.

It was a game for 21 points, and my opponent was leading me by 20-13 ,1 point to win the game with 5 big serves left of his, and miraculously I won the next 7 points and brought the game to deuce and then he went advantage and again I won 3 points in a row to seal the deal 23-21.

My biggest choke was playing the college champ on a Table Tennis match again, it was a College Championship Quarter Finals match and I am facing the defending champ, the I was leading him 14-1 for a game of 21 points and he came back from that to make it 20-20 and the match went 11 deuces and I had 7 Match points yet I failed to convert any of them to lose the match in the end, he won the championship again and defended it the next year as well, very few people in my college has beaten him [to my knowledge only 2] and that includes all friendlies , yet when I had a chance I failed to seize the opportunity.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:16 PM   #10
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Playing in a final and was 5-2 up first set and lost it 7-5

Ended up losing the match 7-5 3-6 6-3

Played against a friend of mine in a major tournament and came back fr, 4-6 4-5* 15-40* (2MPS) to win 4-6 7-5 7-5
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Can't say I'm a bad choker I was though 6-0 up in a TB against a fellow club partner and I ended up serving at 6-7 down only to win the tie break 10-8 Won the second set 6-0
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Once had 5-2 in the third, at 5-3 40-15, I had an overhead...and the lights went out on the court. Replayed the point, was a nervous wreck after that, somehow lost. Had 5 or 6 match points total. That was years ago but lives forever in my memory.
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I did something incredible in January I played a unbelievably steady fellow lefty who was a pusher. He used to play loads of squash . I went 5-0 up and was playing so well. Drop shots volleys and hitting into the corners well . Then I tried going for a big finish. Basically made loads of errors in the 6th game going for everything way too much and then he started playing well and we got to 5-5. Thankfully I stopped the collapse and won 7-5 .
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Default Re: Describe your best choking moment

I can't really say I've actively choked away a match but once in my life. I split sets with someone while playing high school tennis at second singles (something like 6-4, 3-6)...

Now, I'm going to preface the story with the fact that I play much like Kim Clijsters, so if something goes wrong even a little bit (especially on serve), the whole game just becomes harder for me to execute.

I was not playing well that day, but I was fighting hard and clawed my way to being up 5-3 and held match points. My opponent blatantly called a ball that was on the line out, and the lines judge (who was also my team's coach) didn't overrule after I protested. I lost all sense of focus and lost the last set 7-5. Towards the end, I was just hitting out by a solid foot at a time.

I'm going to say that qualifies as choking as I should never have lost that match, period. And I lost focus completely.
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