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Ok we Rog is on a great streaks of 23 finals in a row, but who is the choker, the one who was famous for losing finals ?
The first that comes to my mind is Lendl in GS, but it didn't last.
Some MTF tennis encyclopedias would have the answer ?
 

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pioline was bad in finals i know!
 

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Frederick16 said:
pioline was bad in finals i know!
That's funny because the idea of the thread came as I was reading his bio: FINALIST (12): 1992--Lyon; 1993--Bolzano, Lyon, Monte Carlo, Toulouse, US Open; 1994--Long Island; 1996--Marseille, Zagreb; 1997--Wimbledon; 1998--London, Monte Carlo
12 finals lost and 5 titles, that's a 29% winning in finals :eek:
Hope Gasquet won't follow this path and won't perpetuate the long tradition of choking of French players (cf. Leconte in RG 88) :mad:
 

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Pioline is the player who is the most referred to by commentators when they need someone to point at. another one who is bad in finals dont come to mind for me...
 

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Frederick16 said:
Pioline is the player who is the most referred to by commentators when they need someone to point at. another one who is bad in finals dont come to mind for me...
Pioline simply lost his 9 first finals in a row... had he won these finals, his record would look much different... :rolleyes:
 

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Still i think he was a great player. Beautiful technique... especially his backhand. and i think he lost that finals not against nobodys!
 

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yes, i think it's poor cedric with 9 losses.

among active players, malisse has lost his first 6 finals.
 

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yes, i think it's poor cedric with 9 losses.

among active players, malisse has lost his first 6 finals.
yep, I forgot this one, another talented player with a questionable mental..
 

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Truc said:
Among the actual top players, I think Coria and Nalbandian both had 5 final losses in a row.
Calleri too ;)
 

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Jimmy Connors - 11 consecutive final losses.
 

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Ferrer on 6 at the moment
Finally a record Ferrer can aim for. Assuming his pre-final opponents at 250s and weak 500s keep choking, he should have no problem obliterating Benneteau's record (assuming 9 in a row is the record).
 

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I was looking a thread for consecutive match losses and I found this, here are the longest streaks if someone is curious about it.

Jimmy Connors 11
Julien Benneteau 10
Nicolas Kiefer 10
Roy Emerson 10
Cedric Pioline 9
John Alexander 9
Pat Dupre 9
Brad Gilbert 8
Brian Gottfried 8
Karl Meiler 8
Robert Lutz 8
 
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