Federer - Tough Losses

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    For all this otherworldly success, Federer has had more tough losses in than any player in history. Add this to the list. We have had wonderful triumphs as his fans, but also depressing lows. I feel like crying as this match nears its end.
     
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    I don't think this will be a tough loss. He is glad of being there, thus his back isn't helping at all.
     
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  3. McEnroeisanartist

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    I am defining a tough loss as a 5 set loss in the quarterfinals or beyond. Federer has had more of these losses than any player ever.
     
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    One thing I like about Fed and tough losses is that he doesn't need 8 months to recover from them.
     
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    LOL

    Roger just will play any day any night

    He is too competitive to be worried about losing
     
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    Great fight from Roger but he's looking his age now in comparison to these young dudes.
     
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  7. Bobby Jr

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    Tough loss in some ways - especially since he played like a mug for 75% of the match and it still went to 5 sets.
     
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    this. but he also played five sets before this match, and murray had a cakewalk to the semis. if federer had daveeeeed as a semifinal and djokovic had murray, it would have been a totally different story.

    gratz to murray though, he really played well.
     
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  9. nikdom

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    Yes, whatever the circumstances, Murray brought the goods.
     
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    I sniff a FO title run....
     
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  11. DragonBlaze

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    Oh COME ON. This was NOT a tough loss. Murray was by far the better player the whole match. Just look at the W/UE from both. Fed really showed his guts to get it to 5, I'm happy in the end. Ofcourse I would prefer if he won, but I hardly feel like this one slipped away from him.
     
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    Yeah, Fed was the one more mentally solid today while Murray was clearly the better player, heck the 2 sets Fed won were tiebreaks.

    Fed did a good job even pushing it to the 5th.
     
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    lol cryinroeartist is back again
     
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  14. DragonBlaze

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    Exactly. Honestly zagor I think I'm actually hopeful about Fed's season again. I really think he may have a shot at USO with the Finals having an extra day's break. Ofcourse consistency has become Fed's issue these days.

    What do you think?
     
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    True dat

    I'm impressed by the completeness of Murray's game. He has the serve, defense, offense and stamina to challenge Djokovic.
     
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    Indeed, Federer, while still good, wasn't at his best all tournament but he delivered when he had too. Tiebreakerer (6-0!) showed up the entire tournament, too bad Serverer didn't get the memo!
     
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    Not a tough loss. Did as well as last year (better in a way, as he took his SF to 5 sets), and did so with a much tougher draw.

    He was out of sorts today and still pushed Murray to 5. Imagine if he was playing well...
     
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  18. coloskier

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    Murray has definitely stepped it up since the Olympics. Making more 1st serves so that there isn't as much pressure on the 2nd. Not pulling the forehand wide near as much as he used to. I think Fed kept waiting for Murray to choke in the 5th like he did in the 4th and Fed got too passive early in the 5th and for once Murray didn't fold.
     
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    It's hard to predict with Fed at this point in his career but if he plays a light schedule this year and with no Olympics this time around his body should hold up well enough for him to be a contender at Wimbledon and USO, it will be tough but he can use his serve to greater effect at Wimbledon and USO (especially Wimbledon) and let's say face it, at this point he needs cheap points from his serve against other members of the big 3.

    He fought very hard against Murray which is a good sign, his passion and desire are still there, he's still motivated and enjoys being a pro tennis player.
     
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  20. Nickzor

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    I know what you mean. His had so many tough ones.

    Wimbledon Final 2008 lost in 5 sets, the match itself was tough to lose but just imagine how hard it would have been knowing that you could have been the only man ever to win 6 wimbledons in a row and the only one in the open era to win 6 consecutive grand slams! It doesn't help that he one it next year, it could have been 7 in a row, that would almost definitely solidified his place as the GREATEST.

    Us Open Final 2009 lost in 5 sets, almost the same as losing Wimbledon 2008, the feeling of losing yet another chance to win 6 consecutive slams, and the admiration and the mass media it would have produced, and that would have also somewhat solidified his place as the greatest.

    Aus Open Final 2009 lost in 5 sets, don't need to say much else besides his speech after the match, but boy did he bounce back, his first French Open and another Wimby

    US Open semi-final 2010-2011, both lost in 5 sets while having matchpoints.

    Nadal and Djokervic have had some tough ones too, buy federers are much tougher because he had two chances (Wimby 08' Us Open 09') to be the first man ever to win 6 consecutive Wimbledons and the only man in the open Era to win 6 consecutive Us Opens, if he had won them both there would be ABSOLUTELY no discussions about who's the greatest, it would be Fed
     
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    The GOAT slice was Rog's last line of defense and it was totally exploited by Murray's ability to kneel down and tee off with the two-hander. And Murray had a nice counter slice as well.

    Rog couldn't serve, couldn't move to his forhand, couldn't neutralize with his slice well enough. Amazing he took it to 5.
     
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    Thats why he epitomize's a great champion, he is able to pick himself up time and time again after tough losses and come back strong each time, i expect nothing different this time round, even though i don't think this will be a particularly hard loss to get over anyway.
     
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    What I DIDN'T like were the amount of handwaves he did to the crowd at the end, almost as if he was going to retire......
     
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    Nah, he was just very appreciative of the amount of support the crowd was giving him. He'll be back, rest assured.
     
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    Delpo loss at USO 2009 within 2 points is the worst day of my life. Compared to that , today was a happy dance seeing Fed being so clutch in those 2 tie breakers. The 5-6 game and the looks of Murray at the end of it was priceless.
     
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  26. ruariatp

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    Yeah he won't have too much trouble accepting this one - he will know that Murray was the better player so he'll know that he did very well to win two sets.
    Agreed though, that US open final loss to delpo was definitely one of the toughest!
     
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    Fed's worst final losses (imo):WTF 2005 vs Nalby, Rome 2006 vs Nadal: he was way ahead in the 5th , W 2008 vs Nadal, AO 2009 vs Nadal, USO 2009 vs Delpo and WTF 2012 vs Djoko (he was leading in both sets).
    (his worst semi loss was USO 2011, losing to Djoko after largely dominating the match and seemingly having the 5th under control).
     
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