Calling all FED fans, Whats feds top 5 most painful loses?

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  1. The-Champ

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    Fed's most painful losses?

    Fed would probably say, all his losses to Berdych. I believe Federer truly hates Berdych. You see that look of disgust in his eyes everytime he plays Berdych.

    I don't think Federer minds losing to Rafa, he recognizes him as a great player. Everytime he loses to Nadal, he looks like he's just happy and contend to be on the court with him.
     
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  2. smoledman

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    No the reality was Federer was just as physically spent at the end of the 4th as Nadal. Nadal being younger had the advantage.
     
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  3. Sabratha

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    His loss to Del Potro hurts him, too. Deep down.
     
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  4. Crisstti

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    I don't think Fed had much the upper hand in the AO semi last year. He had won the first set, but just barely. I didn't really feel Rafa had lost control of the match in any moment.

    I think he looks crushed. Nevertheless, I'm sure when he loses to other players he must really feel he shouldn't.
     
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  5. Federer20042006

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    It starts and ends with Wimbledon 2008. I think that's the only loss that really matters to him.

    It was the greatest match of his career, and he lost it. That moment won't come around again. Nor will the chance to win 6 Wimbledon titles in a row.

    After losing that match, I've always looked at Federer as "#2" of this generation. Federer was nowhere near Nadal on clay and clearly never would be, and now Nadal finally finished the job on Federer on grass.
     
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  6. djokovic2008

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    LOL I'm not reveling in his losses as I could do a top ten djoker list too and fed and nadal would be on that list, that's the great thing about this sport EVERYONE loses and everyone has some painful moments.
     
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  7. zagor

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    Sorry son, you're way too transparent, need to try a bit harder.

    As I said however, I acknowledge and approve of the fact that this thread serves a purpose.

    You don't think I'm buying (or ever did for that matter) that you're a Novak fan, do you? Your idol is Nadal, though I would reckon you hate Fed more than you "love" Nadal.

    You don't say? What an amazing piece of wisdom.
     
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  8. djokovic2008

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    You are disturbed, what makes you think i'm not a djoker fan please check my post history and see that I am a big fan. However I do respect nadal and what he has done and acknowledge him a tough opponent as I do with murray and fed. I can see at times arguments with nadal and fed tards do blur this vision.
     
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  9. Feather

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    Just curious, why did you say that bolded part? Any links?
     
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  10. zagor

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    Not as much you are.

    Oh, I'm very well acquainted with your posting history and let's just say that after years spent on this forum I know a fake when I see one.

    Oh you do more than respect Nadal and I'm sure you respect Murray well enough after Olympics this year, of course if/when he happens to beat Fed in a slam you'll jump on his Wilanders with lightning speed.

    Regarding Fed, you never showed any respect for him whatsoever.

    What arguments with *******s? You never have any.
     
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  11. djokovic2008

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    I have had many as you know every fanbase has SOME idiots.
     
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  12. Gonzo_style

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    Probably US Open 2009, chance for "Roger Slam"....
     
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    1. Wimbeldon 2008
    2. AO 2009
    3. USO 2011
    4. USO 2009
    5. AO 2005
     
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  14. zagor

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    Lying doesn't become you son, or maybe you're just that delusional?

    LOL, no, this thread serves a far different purpose.

    Nope, just stating what will your reaction be if that possible scenario occurs (Murray beating Fed in a slam), you're nothing if not predictable.
     
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  15. tennisbuck

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    How can the Australian crying match and the two match points losses to joker not be on everyones list?
     
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    1. wimby 2008 final (he had a bp up 4-3 in the 5th set)
    2. US open 2011 semi (this one hurt the most!!)
    3. Aussie 2009 final (shouldve won didnt convert enough bp's
    4. FO 2011 final (if only that stupid dropshot was in)
    5. WTF 2005 (was serving for the match and up 30-0)
     
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  17. MichaelNadal

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    The US Open ones to Novak and the AO09 for me as a Fed admirer but not a hardcore fan.
     
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  18. adil1972

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    all the grand slam losses are painful for federer
     
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    1. 2008 Wimbledon
    2. 2009 Australian
    3. 2011 USO
    4. 2010 USO
    5. 2012 London Olympics
     
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    ^^ wow, can't believe i didn't think of the olympics.

    Not really a big deal for me personally, but I would definitely have liked to see him with the singles gold. but if murray winning that match helped catapult him to his first major, it's an acceptable result for me.
     
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    Don't engage with Zagor. He gives me the Stasi treatment about once a month, also. The breaking down of your post and then commenting detail by detail on what you have written is especially creepy. :(
     
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    Loss to Lleyton Hewitt at the 2003 Davis Cup SFs. Federer, himself, has said that the loss to Djokovic at USO 2011 does not come close to be as painful as the one against Hewitt in 2003.
     
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  23. djokovic2008

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    Yes he seems to live in his own world where he sees everything the opposite way round.:)
     
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    1. 2009 AO final. It's the only one where I saw him break down and cry so I'm guessing it must have been a particularly hard one for him to take.

    2. 2008 Wimbledon final. The first time Federer lost in a Wimbledon final and the first time he lost in a Slam final to Nadal other than at Roland Garros.

    3. 2008 FO final. While he normally loses to the clay king in his biggest arena, nobody wants a humiliating beat-down like that. Certainly not Federer!

    4. 2011 USO semi-final. Squandering 2 match points and thus losing the chance to beat Djokovic for a second time in Djokovic's GOAT year after beating him at the FO. As a result, losing the chance to face Nadal in the only Slam where they have not yet played a final.

    5. 2009 USO final. Seemed on course to win that one after going 2 sets up and then came unstuck. First time he lost in a USO final and first time he lost a Slam final to a player other than Nadal. His angry mood towards the end of that match seemed to sum up how painful it was for him.
     
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  25. Feather

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    He wasn't angry. He likes del Potro. I have noticed that he always praises del Potro at the drop of a hat. del Potro also likes Federer. He lost to Federer in RG 2012 because he was injured towards the end. No way Roger would have won that match. After the match, del Potro didn't say a single word about injury. They have a special bonding
     
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  26. zagor

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    About as creepy as a grown man having bouts of depression when his favourite tennis player loses?

    I can respond to whom I want, nobody's forcing you to read my posts (or my replies to you specifically).

    Ah, the irony :)
     
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  27. zagor

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    Disagree about that, Fed was also in a similar situation (down 2-1 instead of 2-0) in 2009 FO against Delpo but turned it around, I wouldn't count him out at all in that specific situation.

    Regarding Fed and Delpo, I agree, I get the feeling that there's nice genuine respect between the two.
     
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    Federer liking Del Potro does not mean a thing. That loss definitely hurt Federer and he has mentioned this before. He talked to gimelstob in an interview in Switzerland a few weeks before the us open 2011 and Federer said he was extremely upset about the loss to Del Potro and he felt that he should have won that match and that it took him a few days to overcome the lingering disappointment.
     
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    Well alright, if we are talking like that, I'm very sure his loss against Tim Henman in 2001 was a lot more painful in the moment than most of the other losses.
    Also the first round out against Ancic 02 must've hurt a lot. or perhaps the loss vs berdych in wimbledon?
    there are many more like that.

    I'm more on the todays point of view and look back on the significance of the loss.
     
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  30. mandy01

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    Why would those be painful? Roger already won Wimbledon this year and basically got what he set out to achieve. As for Nalbo, the only disappointing thing about the loss was the fact that Nalbo's "comeback" ended up being rather short-lived.
     
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    yeah, their handshakes are so cute :)
     
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    Since when you're a Federer fan?

    I agree with the top 3, no 4 and 5 were bearable.
     
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  33. SQA333

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    All the ones mentioned, plus:

    12. Aus Open 08 - Djokovic 7-5 6-3 7-6
    Paved the way for "Cvac" and his arrogance.

    =13. Wimbledon 10 - Berdych 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4
    Lost Federer the Sportsmanship Award... otherwise he would have won it for what, 9 straight years by now

    =13. US Open 12 - Berdych 7-6 6-4 3-6 6-3
    Lost Federer the year end #1, which would've allowed him to tie the last significant record Sampras has
     
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  34. zagor

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    I kinda think Fed likes Delpo's low key personality on and off court.
     
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    Nice to see you back Mandy!
     
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  36. Sid_Vicious

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    I think that loss in 2003 had a lot of significance. To Roger, maybe even more than any of these losses to Nadal and Djokovic.

    Federer was playing for his late-friend Peter Carter
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/spo...ed-roger-federer/story-fnbe6xeb-1226462726142
     
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