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What are the worst chokes you have seen, whether playing well all tournament and freezing with fear in the final, or letting a huge lead slip away.
And these aren't related to injury or the other player stepping it up a level:

Todd Martin v Carlos Moya, 2000 US Open

Paul Henri Matthieu v Andre Agassi, 2002 French Open

Greg Rusedski v Todd Martin, 1999 US Open

Todd Martin v Mali Vai Washington, 1996 Wimbledon

Pat Rafter v Pete Sampras, 2000 Wimbledon

Ivan Ljubicic v Stefan Koubek, 2001 Australian Open
 

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Gaudio Coria FO 04

Graf Novotna Wimbledon 93 (I know MTF)

I'll add more later if I can think of some
 

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coria vs. gaudio RG 2004
blake vs. agassi USO 2005
 

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oh yeah, whenever Mauresmo gets to the semis of a slam :haha: or ever plays the FO :eek:
 

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JonnyC21 said:
Ivan Ljubicic v Stefan Koubek, 2001 Australian Open
not correct Ljubicic lost to Grosjean in 2001 AO in 3 sets.

2002 was the year-R32 Ferreira, Wayne (RSA ) 43 6-4 6-4 6-7(3) 3-6 5-7
 

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Blowe said:
oh yeah, whenever Mauresmo gets to the semis of a slam :haha: or ever plays the FO :eek:
:sad:

also throw in clijsters vs. davenport RG 2005
 

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PaulieM said:
:sad:

also throw in clijsters vs. davenport RG 2005
J2H Clijsters U.S.O. 03 that was terrible :banghead:
 

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Jana Novotna vs Chanda Rubin. I dont remember the year, Novotna was 5-0 40-0 up in 3rd, had 9 matchpoints and all she did was crying after she lost 5-7

PS Roland Garros
 

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how about Johannson Safin 02 Aus. final, does that go down as a choke?
 

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PaulieM said:
blake vs. agassi USO 2005
I wouldn´t count this as a choke :confused:
 

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Was thinking more of the men than the women, the girls seem to choke all the time, even the top ones, Hingis v Capriati Australian Open 2003, Clijsters v Venus Wimbledon 2003 or even Davenport v Sharapova at Wimbledon last year.

Coria v Gaudio was shocking, but Coria was injured. Todd Martin is a name that come up again and again, what about his 2000 exploits against Agassi in the Wimbledon second round?
 

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Gonzalo81 said:
I wouldn´t count this as a choke :confused:
the original poster said times they've had a big lead and let it slip away, i'd call 2 sets to love and up a break a big lead. james had that match and let him back in. it wasn't all about andre starting to play better, james couldn't close it out.
 

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I'm surprised noone has mentioned these ones:

Nalbandian v Roddick US Open 2003

Medvedev v Agassi Roland Garros 1999
 

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I choke all of the time :crying2:
 

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Federer vs. Safin AO
 

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Guillermo Canas bt Tim Henman (AO 2004) 6-7 5-7 7-6 7-5 9-7
Lleyton Hewitt bt Roger Federer (DC semi 03) 5-7 2-6 7-6 7-5 6-1
Andre Agassi bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (RG 2002) 4-6 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-3
Mikhail Youzhny bt Paul-Henri Mathieu (DC final 2002) 3-6 2-6 6-3 7-5 6-4
Jose Acasuso bt Andy Roddick (RG 2005) 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 8-6
Tim Henman bt Slava Dosedel (DC 1R 2000) 6-7 5-7 6-1 7-5 6-3
 

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George_Hanson said:
Jana Novotna vs Chanda Rubin. I dont remember the year, Novotna was 5-0 40-0 up in 3rd, had 9 matchpoints and all she did was crying after she lost 5-7

PS Roland Garros
This is my choice too :eek: . I was going to post it but thought this was only for ATP.

Anyway, ATP or WTA, for me, this was the worst choke ever. :)

Edit to add:
"Chanda Rubin defeats Jana Novotna 7-6, 4-6, 8-6 in the French Open's third round (1995) ...
... The Rubin victory was astounding as the young American somehow came back from a 5-0, 40-0 triple-match-point hole in the final set to win."
http://ww1.sportsline.com/b/page/pressbox/finnr122095.htm
 

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joeyd2005 said:
Lleyton Hewitt bt Roger Federer (DC semi 03) 5-7 2-6 7-6 7-5 6-1
yeah that was pretty bad :eek:
 
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