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Federer: since winning fifth in a row in 2008, lost to peak DelPo, two semis to Djoker while holding match points (remember the lucky return winner in 2011), blown off the court by peak Cilic in 2014, lost to peak Djoker in 2015 while squandering a ton of break points, and a few more earlier exits

Djokovic: 2-5 in finals
 

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Obviously No1e. The wind robbed him in 2012, he choked in 2013 and had a hard draw while Nadal had a cakewalk, he choked in 2016 despite being injured. Also, in 2007, No1e had SPs in each of the first two sets against Federer, including serving for a set at 40-0, but choked that also.

No1e should've had the USO record if not for bad luck.
 

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I think Federer is the more unlucky one. When Djokovic has lost at the US Open, he has usually been outplayed by the opponent (Nadal twice, Wawrinka in 2016, Federer in 2007).


But Federer has lost many very close matches at the US Open, including those two famous semis against Djokovic, and that Del Potro final.

So, by those standards, I would say that Federer has been "more unlucky".
 

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Btw idk why people mention the MPs Federer had, thinking that means Federer should've won.

If you look at the numbers, No1e completely dominated those matches and it wasn't close.

2010
Points won: No1e 163, Federer 148
Games won: No1e 29, Federer 22

2011
Points won: No1e 161, Federer 143
Games won: No1e 29, Federer 23
 

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Neither are unlucky, although both certainly missed some chances.

Last time I looked, choking matches or failing to adapt to weather conditions as well as your opponent doesn't amount to bad luck.
 

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As we can see by the numbers, No1e won FAR more points and games than Federer in the 2010 and 2011 USO. So how was it 5 sets? Federer won the close sets, while he got destroyed in the ones he lost. He wasn't the better player. He was far inferior.
 

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Djokovic, although they should both have more titles there than they do
Based on what getting outplayed by Nadal and undeservingly reaching the final against Wawrinka after 3 walkovers, while relying on Federer choking on every opportunity in 2015?

Djokovic has overachieved at US Open as of now, he hasn't been convincing once in any of the 2 times he won. Both times he was saved by Federer absolutely gifting those matches away.

Federer is the most unlucky player in history at US Open and I believe deep down even his haters are laughing how he managed to bow out in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2015.
 

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Both played 7 USO finals and yet Djokovic has only two titles there, obviously the answer is Djokovic.
 

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Federer definitely has been more unlucky with those MPs and the BP choking in that final and especially that awful choke against JMDP

Djokovic has also been unlucky especially with unbalanced draws especially in 2010,2011,2013,2014. Had just one easy draw in 2016
 

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Djokovic overall, although he got lucky in 2011, not only Federer had MPs, they were on his serve (unlike 2010), and he was 2-0 up. But unlucky in most other occasions.

Federer had bad luck in 2011 but wasn't as unlucky as people make it out to be in 2009, and was never really close in 2015.
 

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Djokovic overall, although he got lucky in 2011, not only Federer had MPs, they were on his serve (unlike 2010), and he was 2-0 up. But unlucky in most other occasions.

Federer had bad luck in 2011 but wasn't as unlucky as people make it out to be in 2009, and was never really close in 2015.
How was he lucky when he won far more points than Federer? If anything, he was unlucky that Federer was even in a position to win despite being dominated.

No1e also had SPs in each of the first two sets in the 2007 USO final, including serving at 40-0, but I don’t see anyone mention that. I wonder why?
 

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Federer: since winning fifth in a row in 2008, lost to peak DelPo, two semis to Djoker while holding match points (remember the lucky return winner in 2011), blown off the court by peak Cilic in 2014, lost to peak Djoker in 2015 while squandering a ton of break points, and a few more earlier exits

Djokovic: 2-5 in finals
The so called 'lucky return winner' saved only one match point. Federer had one more on his serve and lost that as well. Still it was only deuce. Nothing stopped federer from winning the next 2 points, but he did. Even after that it was 5-5 in games. And Djokovic won the next 2, breaking Federer serve once again and was the deserved winner. Federer was not unlucky to lose this one.
 

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Djokovic 2-5 record in USO Open, while having 6-0 final record in Australia is something I can't comprehend.
Well it's not that difficult, as the USO is/has been the more Up for grabs of them all. While the other three "generally go/went for the better player", the USO being the last one, many are already tired, injured, out of form. As a consequence, USO got more draw-form dependant in comparison, generally speaking. Now it has to be the most neutral surface in tennis. The least NID
 

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It's like saying 2uo is more unlucky in AO Rafa or Murray? Both and non
 

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Well, first off all, Federer was lucky in a little forgotten US Open 2008. when Novak and Rafa have exhausted each other in epic Peking Olympics semifinal right before that.Both, Rafa and Novak were really unprepared for US open and Roger was out from Olympic tournament right from the start and had time to be more fresh then they.Novak had health issues in quarter final against Roddick and still tried to do something against Roger.After 1 set all in semifinal when Novak had momentum in second set, rain delay follows and after that Novak wasn't the same player and made really a lot of unforced errors and lost match.
Federer was really bad in 2008. until that moment and that title gave him a lot of confidence.
Still, he lost that confidence again 2009. in Australian Open, but then Novak and Rafa did in Madrid Masters 2009. the same thing (and even worse) like in Olympics, so we all know what happened after that in Roland Garros 2009. and after that.
But, Roger was unlucky in US open 2009., he was then in fantastic form with a lot of confidence (beat Novak in semifinal in great style), but somehow lost final against Del Potro.
 
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