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Definitely, Nadal and Ferrer are on top. Otherwise they wouldn't achieve so much with their complete a lack of talent.
On the other hand, Federer is one of the worst - he gifted a lot of slams because of his chokes.
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Isner hands down.

Top players are overrated in mental department, cause it's much easier for them to pick up their game in crucial stages and show superior skills when it matters most. For players who aren't so gifted (like Isner), exceptional mental skills are required to play so well in crucial moments.
 

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Djoko no contest. This year he has lost only 2 sets in a row twice (incidently his only 2 defeats): in the first tournament of the year and the 3rd. Other than that no one was able to achieve that against him and usually 3rd final set against him has been a butchering. Worth checking that stat over the last few years, I'm pretty sure he's picking in that department. The guy is practiculary terrorizing his opponents
 

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Federer or Nadal.

Djokovic isn't mentally tough.

Neither is Isner, he's just a servebot.

And Ferrer and Murray actually are weak mentally.
 

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Federer is mentally toughest player of all time. He has suffered countless "career ending" losses especially since 2007 but every time he bounced back. His legendary mental has always been overlooked by analyst. Only he's capable of building unbelievable numbers like 17, 302, 6, 237, 11/17, 18/19, 23 etc etc. Talent alone can't produce numbers like this. It has significant share of his mental strength too.
 

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Federer is mentally toughest player of all time. He has suffered countless "career ending" losses especially since 2007 but every time he bounced back. His legendary mental has always been overlooked by analyst. Only he's capable of building unbelievable numbers like 17, 302, 6, 237, 11/17, 18/19, 23. Talent alone can't produce numbers like this. It's has significant share of his mental strength too.
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Federer is a rock, one of the best TB rates of all time and probably the player who least choke serving to win big matches.
 

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Nadal has got place place in poll?? Really?? His ability to hit moon balls with kilometers of net clearance consistently is sole reason he never misses under pressure. I wouldn't call it mental toughness. His true mental strength shines brilliantly when he has to defend title off clay.
 

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anyone picking Djokovic is crazy. he chokes when things get tight throughout his career. sure, he looks good the past few years but bear in mind that most of his matches he is winning with ease, there isn't a matter of being particularly mentally tough when your opponents aren't even close

Nadal is by far the most mentally tough.

people are short sighted, just because 2015 has been atrocious doesn't suddenly take away a decade of playing great in big moments :eek:
 

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Isner hands down.

Top players are overrated in mental department, cause it's much easier for them to pick up their game in crucial stages and show superior skills when it matters most. For players who aren't so gifted (like Isner), exceptional mental skills are required to play so well in crucial moments.
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Isner hands down.

Top players are overrated in mental department, cause it's much easier for them to pick up their game in crucial stages and show superior skills when it matters most. For players who aren't so gifted (like Isner), exceptional mental skills are required to play so well in crucial moments.
James Ward disagrees.
 

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Isner is damn clutch but we can say his height is a very large part of why he always manages to get out of dire situations. If you manage to return it you have a good shot at winning the point.

The top players are obviously mentally strong, though their sheer talent, level of play and consistency allows them to dominate without having to worry about getting into too many tricky positions.

Hard to really pick one player as the mentally toughtest to be honest.
And Ferrer and Murray actually are weak mentally.
Andy and Ferrer are anything but mentally weak :stupid: They're not the greatest when it comes to mental toughness and they do have their moments of collapsing (very seldom) but so does every player. You can't label them as mentally weak. That's complete and utter nonsense.
 
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