A match that has made cry?

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  1. ark_28

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    Before I get shot down here! We are all passionate tennis fans and with passion comes strong emotion especially if you support a particular player.

    My question to other poster is has there been a match that has made you cry either with happiness or despair??and if so which match

    I generally do not cry very often but I have no problem in admitting that I did when Andy lost the Wimbledon final in 2009 as a fan I know how much winning Wimbledon meant to him and I also know how well he played! That frustration coupled with the realisation that the chance had come amd gone was very emotional.

    Even though I'm a fan I can usually detach myself after the match after all I'm not the one sweating my guts off and giving it my all! But that was one match where I genuinely felt the pain of the player that I support.

    What matches stand out for you in this respect??
     
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  2. TopFH

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    Paris-Bercy final this year.
     
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  3. tennis_pro

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    No match has made me cry, yet. Maybe you should ask some of the ladies here.
     
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    Every match Tim lost.

    Fed beating Haas at the FO 09. Fed beating Delpo at the FO 09. Fed winning the FO 09 :p
     
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    No matches, it just doesn't make sense. Andy Roddick couldn't care less about you, he still got a healthy pay check for that loss, grow up.
     
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    Wimbledon semifinal, op**

    Most emotional, for me is:
    - Murray loosing the Australian Open 2010 final (more so when he broke down so badly in the ceremony afterwards)
    - Murray loosing to Djokovic in Rome 2011. Two points away from pulling off the upset, two double faults at deuce. Murray then disappeared in the final set TB.
    - Murray loosing the Wimbledon 2011 semifinal vs Nadal, was on fire till 2-1 15-30 second set, but just crumbled when a shot was challenged to be out, could've had two break points to lead again in the second. The man was on a mission for the British crowd.

    But also, equally but not as much:
    - Federer winning the French Open 2009
    - Federer loosing the US Open 2011 match
    - Nadal winning the US Open 2010 (judging him by that tournament alone, he deserved it most - he was the only guy playing up to scratch)


    Edit: Before I seem like a right softy. I did not cry to any of these matches, apart from shedding a tear with Murray at AO - merely they were all 'emotional' matches generally to me.
     
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  7. ark_28

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    Did I say Andy Rodick could care about me? No if you learned the art of reading you will see that I said usually even as a fan I detach myself but that was an exception.

    Sure he is a millionaire many times over with a gorgeous wife but immediately after losing all he cared about was the losing the elusive WImbledon title ad at that moment I felt his pain.

    Once you learn to read properly maybe then you can give better informed posts!
     
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    Dude, that was harsh. :confused:

    As to which match made me cry, I can't point to any. I'm very intensely involved in some matches, to the extent that I used to switch the match off if I couldn't bear the suspense. But, I haven't cried. I find that, if my favorite player loses a match, I get over it pretty quickly, but if he/she wins it, then I take the time to savor the victory, reading articles and such-like.
     
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    You still cried for a millionaire, something not right about that.
     
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  10. The Bawss

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    Ever heard of King Midas? I would have cried for him had it been a true story.

    No reason that people shouldn't empathise with people who have money, that just reeks of pure jealousy.
     
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    This makes me appreciate being a girl, being soft is awesome :)
     
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  12. Hood_Man

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    I haven't cried over a match yet, but I suspect the day Federer plays his final ATP match will break that particular barrier.
     
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    When Graf beat Hingis in the FO 99 final.
    Tears of joy.
     
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    He/she is lacking empathy. Ignore it...

    Same with me, pretty much. I haven't cried with any tennis match - I have cried over a couple of football matches, but I was very young then - and I do get very involved and often turn off the TV or switch the channel if I can't bear it. I actually haven't ever watched the fifth set of the Wimbledon final of 2008, as I just couldn't bear to watch Rafa lose again in 5 sets...
     
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    Novotna losing Wimbledon 93. Novotna winning Wimbledon 98.

    Agassi winning Wimbledon 92. Agassi winning US Open 94.

    G Ivanisevic winning Wimbledon 01.
     
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  16. AM95

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    im pretty sure you just cried because rog broke petes record. im also pretty sure that those tears were not of joy ;)
     
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    No, The OP is just not as hideously narrow-minded like you.
     
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  18. Hood_Man

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    I find that I can't watch sets 1, 2 and 5 of the 2008 Final. It's pretty lame of me I know, but that was such a long and emotionally draining afternoon, I genuinely don't like revisiting it.

    Sets 3 and 4 are different though :twisted:
     
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    I will one up you guys on being a softy. I never watch highlights of matches Federer has lost. :)
     
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  20. OddJack

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    I remember Bartolli said she cried after 2008 W final.
     
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  21. beast of mallorca

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    I cried laughing during the AO 2009 finals !!!
     
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    When ivanisevic won beat Pat Rafter to finally win Wimbledon after losing in 4 previoua Wimby finals. And to add to the emotion he beat Pat Rafter who also was a loved player...

    Goran cried, Pat was near tears, and anyone watching those last 2 1/2 rain-delayed (v. henman) and the final match cried with relief when the match was finally done. Goran fans cried with joy, Rafter fans no doubt cried with disappointment.

    Rafter retored soon after this as did Goran. One had a Wimbledon dream fulfilled, the other one empty handed.

    !00, 000 Croats turned out for the Wimbledon celebration. Amazing outcome for a small country which had just been at war.

    youtube has this match...watch the last game if nothing else.
     
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  23. Crazy man

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    I think I cried of laughter when I watched a past prime Safin beat Djokovic at Wimbledon. OP: I've never cried of sadness over a tennis result. I've been guted and angry a few times. Angry at AO 2002 and quite gutted at W09. Also Safin's chokes in 2009 and a few of Roddick's beatdowns have made me sad, knowing that your favourites respectively are not what they were.
     
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    i can't imagine myself crying over a match for some reason. But i was completely shattered after wimbledon 2009 final because i wanted roddick to win, and after US Open 2011 semi final because i wanted federer to win. I might as well have cried but i guess i kept myself busy with other stuff.. it still hurts though when i think back about it, especially that damn us open match:(
     
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    2008 Wimbledon.....Cried for three days in despair and anger....never cried since for a tennis match!
     
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    2009 Wimbledon final saw Roddick lose his last chance, cried for a few hrs
     
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    I didn't cry, but I felt horrible as I thought that Roddick had finally outplayed Fed only to lose it at the end.
     
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    I am a Federer fan and I almost broke down after this year's US Open semi-final loss.
     
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    4 matches come to mind
    wimbledon 2008 (wanted to break my TV0
    Australian open 2009 ( was really sad but broke down after fed did lol)
    when fed won french and wimby 2009!!!!!!(tears of joy)

    us open 2011 felt REALLY REALLY REALLY SAD but didnt cry.
     
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  30. beast of mallorca

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    I was actually happy that Fed won that one. Never like that arrogant Dic'ead
    tho' he's the best we had.
     
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    when Edberg lost 1989 French Open Final! One, because it was such a great opportunity for him to win that Championship, and two, because it means Chang is a Grand Slam winner!
     
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    In 5 or so years time I'm guessing, and then he'll take a 9-10 months off and come back after he realizes his worthlessness in life outside of tennis and then ultimately retire when he turns 42 or so because of a major injury. :lol:
    What exactly would Federer do after tennis anyway? He's not into the whole clubbing thing nor messing around on beaches, etc. He'll be around tennis forever in some form. I think his goal is to win more titles than Connors.
     
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  33. Mike Sams

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    :lol: why? He would've lost to Nadal in the next match anyway which would've been even harder for his fans to digest. It would've marked the official ownage of Federer getting thumped at all major finals against Nadal.
     
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    highly doubt he wouldve lost against rafa. Nadal got broken so many times in that tourny it wasnt even funny. Im pretty sure Fed wouldve won (maybe not in straights) but he wouldve won that match
     
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    Three come to mind: Pete's final major, Agassi's farewell speech after B Becker loss and Fed's FO win (when even God cried in salute with a postmatch rainstorm.)
     
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    I didn't cry but the 1998 Wimbledon and 2004 French Open finals were tough. Absolutely gutted for Goran Ivanisevic and Guillermo Coria at the end of those matches. They acted like the soul had been kicked out of them.
     
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  37. Mike Sams

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    Nadal got broken by the best returner in the game. Federer on the other hand...1/12 and 1/17 in BPs against Nadal in past major finals...nuff said! :lol:
    He'd find a way to lose as usual.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. I actually might feel that way about Nadal too.
     
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    Have never cried due to a tennis match. Have shed a tear a few times due to Aussie Rules Football though.

    I guess the match that would've got me fairly close, due to me being an Aussie and a huge Hewitt fan, was the 2005 Australian Open final.
     
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    fed vs novak 2011 uso

    and vs safin at AUS

    also hewitt vs a rod. at 2009 wim.
     
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    that one just made me sick to my stomach, everyone knew that hewitt would have it tough after safin beat federer.
     
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    It's funny, you'd think the emotion of tennis gets lost on TV, but it really doesn't. never cried at a loss (well, once, in the final of my first ever tournament). I've never cried at an actual slam. But...Off the top of my head...
    I definitely tear up a little at times watching this stirring sport on tv.

    You'd have to be a robot to not feel it when Cash won '87 Wimbledon and climbed up the stands to hug his dad.

    Noah started that after the '84 RG final. Tears welled up in my eyes for that one, too.

    When Goran beat Rafter on that Monday final. Just awesome.

    When Rog won the Oz Open and Laver presented...and Rog felt tears of joy (and respect). So good. Come on, have a heart.

    Federer's first Wimbledon title. What a triumph of great tennis over crap. It was like Nirvana replacing schlock rock, corporate/pop crap music. Better yet, it was a good kid making good on his excellent potential and stylish game. Good kid with a sense of history, too. Very cool.

    When Vilas beat Connors in the 77 Forest Hills final, 6-0 in the 4th set. Just a great win. The crowd loved it. I did not actually cry, but all the Latin people went nuts. That was awesome.

    Whenever Dick Enberg does his 'moments' with the sappy schmaltzy music. Gets me every single time. Kidding. But I don't think I've ever missed one of those damn montages.

    The first time I stepped on the grounds at Roland Garros, I got a little verklempt. Same with Wimbledon. But no actual crying. I think it's the music they play. Damn you Dick Enberg, LOL.
     
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    It was emotionally draining...

    :) well, I don't have a rule about it, but I have hardly watched highlights of matches Rafa has lost.
     
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    You must be poor.
     
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    Federer vs Nadal WTF 2011 RR - Fed didn't use a condom....
     
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    I used to cry like a baby every time Tim Mayotte's second serve was a bit off.
     
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    I've never cried but I was pissed at the world after Nadal lost the USO final this year. I was gutted, each of the 6 was harder to take.
     
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    I'd love to have seen your reaction to Nadal breaking for a 2-0 lead in the first set and then losing the next 6 consecutive games!!! :lol: You must've been ready to break your tv right there I'd imagine.:razz:
     
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  49. Mike Sams

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    I'm sure a lot of fans cried WITH Federer during the post-match trophy presentation after he lost to Nadal at the Australian Open.
     
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  50. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    For anyone who wants their memories kickstarted, check out this vid which shows every Slam winner of the 2000's, most of the important matches and also a couple of davis cup triumphs and other memorable tennis moments from the last 12 years. I'm sure a fair few of these matches in this video were very emotional for many people and for different reasons.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnUPKYKsxwc&feature=youtu.be
     
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