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View Poll Results: What was the biggest choke in history?(Choker mentioned first)

Nadal vs Djokovic AO '12 5 5.49%
Roddick vs Federer Wimby '09 13 14.29%
Coria vs Gaudio FO '04 29 31.87%
Martin vs Washington Wimby '96 3 3.30%
Mcenroe vs Lendl FO '84 10 10.99%
Saulnier vs Koubek AO '02 0 0%
Ljubicic vs Fereira AO '02 2 2.20%
Mathieu vs Youzhny DC '02 3 3.30%
Nalbandian vs Roddick USO '04 2 2.20%
Almagro vs Ferrer AO '13 16 17.58%
Federer vs Nadal AO '09 3 3.30%
Other(specify) 5 5.49%
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:56 PM   #46
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Chela's choke against Reynolds a few days ago was worse.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:31 PM   #47
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that famous Calleri's choke against Koubek was in Sopot 2007, not Acapulco, 6-0 6-7 5-7

im surprised that no one mentioned choke kings like Soderling or Mathieu

Coria in RG 2004 was not a choke, he was injured. I dont know how can someone threat in other way...

I remember also Florian Mayer, Sergio Roitmann, Chucho Acasuso and of course Yevgenyi Korolev are famous from big chokes, but dont remember matches...
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i forgot about Guillermo Garcia Lopez!!! i think we can find a lot of spectacular chokes of him... also Wawrinka is worth of mention...
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I remember Stepanek-Spadea; OZ open; Radek led 6-2 6-2 5-3* and lost 2-6 2-6 7-5 6-2 6-3 and this one is really huuuuuge
Zib-Kohlmann; St. Poelten 2005; Tomas led 6-2 5-4 *40-15(Kohlmann saved 3 mp in this game) and then Zib led 6-0 in Tie break and had 7 MP in tie break and lost 2-6 7-6(7) 6-4
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Biggest choke is Nalby against Roddick in the USO, didnt even see that match but im guessing it is.
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Coria in RG 2004 was not a choke, he was injured. I dont know how can someone threat in other way...
Cramp is not an injury.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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A thread about the biggest choke ever and no one talk of Mathieu, the master of choking !
In 2006, in Monte-Carlo PHM was 6-1, 4-0 against Coria and finally lost it 1-6,7-6(6),6-4 despite he had two match points in the tie-break of the second set...
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AO 2002: Ljubicic led Ferreira 6:4 6:4 *5:2 (40:15) and lost 6:4 6:4 6:7 3:6 5:7
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Ljubo was up 6-4 6-4 5-1 and lost to Wayne Ferreira in 5 sets not long after the Saulnier one.

Roitman was up 6-1 5-0 in Valencia and lost to Korolev 1-6 7-5 6-0.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Waske led Tursunov something like 6-0 4-0 in Bucharest before losing in 3.

Calleri when he served for the match at 40-0 v Blake in new Haven when having lost about 3 points on serve all match.

Ferrer led 6-1 in the 1st set tiebreak againt Robredo in the Hamburg QF in 06 before losing it. Massive considering it was his best ever chance to win a Masters event and he'll never get another one like it (semi v ancic, final v radek..
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Chela's choke against Reynolds a few days ago was worse.
Did Chela lead with a break in the second set? I know he had *4:1 in the third.

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I remember Stepanek-Spadea; OZ open; Radek led 6-2 6-2 5-3* and lost 2-6 2-6 7-5 6-2 6-3 and this one is really huuuuuge
Zib-Kohlmann; St. Poelten 2005; Tomas led 6-2 5-4 *40-15(Kohlmann saved 3 mp in this game) and then Zib led 6-0 in Tie break and had 7 MP in tie break and lost 2-6 7-6(7) 6-4
I hope you're not completely sure about what you've written... According to you, Kohlmann saved 10 match points there.

Im Spiel zwischen dem Tschechen Tomas Zib und dem Deutschen Michael Kohlmann führte Zib im Tie-Break des zweiten Satzes bereits mit 6:1, vergab aber dann insgesamt 6 Matchbälle und musste sich schlussendlich mit 6:2 6:7(7) und 4:6 geschlagen geben.

Zib led 6-2, 5-2 and twice served for the match but was unable to finish it. In the tie-break, he held leads of 6-1 and 7-6 but was again unable to come away with the win.


According to German and English description of that match, Kohlmann saved 6 match points in that match, only in tie-break, albeit Zib was serving for match twice.
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Toad up a set and 2 breaks against Baghdatis at the AO and lost in 4.

Acasuso did the same against Dlouhy at RG. Another Acasuso classic up 2 sets to 1 and 5-1 in the final of Stuttgart against Ferrer and lost in 5.
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Did Chela lead with a break in the second set? I know he had *4:1 in the third.
He had a break in the second set for sure. DFed at match point.

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Toad up a set and 2 breaks against Baghdatis at the AO and lost in 4.

Acasuso did the same against Dlouhy at RG. Another Acasuso classic up 2 sets to 1 and 5-1 in the final of Stuttgart against Ferrer and lost in 5.
The Horna-Mathieu match at the AO a few years ago was comical as well. IIRC Horna had double breaks in both the first two sets, but ended up losing both sets, right?
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The Horna-Mathieu match at the AO a few years ago was comical as well. IIRC Horna had double breaks in both the first two sets, but ended up losing both sets, right?
I was at that match it was ridiculous. Only I'd support guys that have choked against Mathieu, Horna, Koubek, Seppi and the King.

Horna killing him big time yes, he was up 5-2 and a double break in the 1st 2 sets and lost in straight.

Not the worst ever, but funny Ginepri leading Mantilla 6-3 5-0 and then Mantilla doesn't lose another game.
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Roitman was up 6-1 5-0 in Valencia and lost to Korolev 1-6 7-5 6-0.
5:0 with 2 or 3 breaks?
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