Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Tennis sensation, Oct 31, 2010.
I could certainly think of one now...
AO 2009: For many of the reasons mentioned.
If Fed had won, and he replicated the results at the FO and WI, then he would have entered the USO with a shot at the Calendar year Grand Slam. I believe that, if he was in a 5th set against Delpo with that on the line, he'd have gotten it done.
Also, as others have mentioned, this match broke Federer. If Roger had won, he'd have had an amazing amount of confidence, winning the USO then AO back to back. Maybe Rafa wouldn't have been so deep in his head then
But, alas, you can't change the past...
I wanna change AO 2012 now..
Agassi 2005 USO Final
Agassi 2002 USO Final
Agassi 2004 USO SF as I think he would've beaten Hewitt in the final--just wanted to see him win this tournament one more time.
Not a big Roddick fan but, like many others, wanted to see him get WB 2009.
Hard to feel bad for Federer since he's won so much and finally completed career GS a few years ago.
Yep AO 2012 Final for me too. Also Wimbledon 2009 Final I felt horrible for Roddick.
Every Roddick victory.
Oops, I meant 2004 USO QF...
Yesterday's Murray loss was heartbreaking for Murray
2006 french open because Federer could have the Grand slam ( 4 majors in the same calender year )
wimbledon 2008 + Australian open 2009 + Rolland Garros 2011
This might sound stupid, but being a hardcore Fedfan i would change the outcome of either the Wimby final 2008 vs Rafael OR the USO 2009 vs DelPo
Roland Garros 2011.
2004 wimbledon, roddick would have become #1 player during 2004 most likely and god knows what would have happened.
as a roddick fan, i always wonder what if that rain delay never happened
2011 RG. Seriously shouldve been Fed's.
Nadal vs Krygios Wimbledon 14.
I wanted to see Nadal vs Federer once more at Wimbledon.
RG 13 semi djokovic vs nadal. No doubt about it. This match will haunt me for the rest of my life
Roddick may have become a Wimbledon Champion.
But I think Roddick was closer to the trophy in 2009 than 2004.
what about the 12 RG final?
Djokovic was really lucky to push both as far as he did...
He was closer to the finish line in 2013.
ya so lucky to win 8 games in a row and be up a break in the 4th. No luck for Nadal though on play stoppage right during that streak to swing momentum and get him the edge to win the next day...
The AO 12 final was close too. That BH pass at 30-15 made the difference.
In the end both managed to save their territory, RG and AO.
Hewitt Youzny (Youhzny? Yhouzny?) 2013 US Open. One more quarter final for Rusty would have been great.
Hewitt Del Potro was a classic. I didn't think that Hewitt would beat Del Potro but was happy to be proven wrong.
I knew there was an H somewhere in there.
Del Potro has a bit of a matchup issue with Hewitt; he can't handle his slice very well and he apparently idolised Hewitt as a child, perhaps deep down he doesn't want to beat Hewitt? Hewitt manhandled Del Potro in the 2013 Kooyong final (admittedly only a warmup exhibition but still notable).
No I knew even way before the RG that djokovic wasn't going to win it that year.
But after he won some thing like 9 games in a row, is started building some faith. But RG 12 wasn't heartbreaking. RG 13 on the other hand, I don't even like to speak out
As a Murray fan.
The 2013 Australian Open final.
Murray to win 7-6 6-7 6-4 6-4
That one kinda feels like the one that got away.
I agree with you. Murray was playing great in the first 2 sets and should have gone 2 sets up. The commentators agreed because one of them said it looked as if Murray was going to win the match in straight sets. Then after he lost the 2nd set set tie-break he stopped moving and quickly faded away. He had a very nasty blister on his foot which the camera zoomed in on and which he had treatment for during a changeover so that was obviously a factor. But it was a disappointing second half to the match and one which I felt Murray had had real chances to win!
I would say the match between Wawrinka and Nole in AO 2013. At 4-4 in the 5th set, Nole was facing a break point and Wawrinaka hit a fh bullet that caught the line but the line judge call it out. Nole was unable to return the shot(which would have Stan serving for the match) but end up winning the point since Stan didn't challenge. That was the turning point of the match because later Stan was running out of fume and needed treatment to his upper leg muscles.
That match could have gone Wawrinka way and he could have won the AO that year.
Very easy; 2012 RG final.
It would have given Novak a Carreer Slam, a non-calendar year Grand Slam, and a Grand Rafa Slam.
Definitely the Wimbledon 2009 final.
Yep same match for me!
And another one, Soderling/Gonzalez SF of the french open.
I wish Gonzalez could have played a final at the french open, would have been an interesting final against Federer.
I can imagine, I liked Roddick but was not specifically a "fan" , so I can feel for real "fans" of him :-?
RG 2011 Final. Best chance for Fed aside from the 2006 final to win RG by beating Nadal. The first three sets were very close but it was not meant to be.
Another choice would be the AO09 final, Roger and Rafa played like they were aliens and IMO, it is the greatest tennis ever displayed and it was out of this world, so it would have been amazing for Federer to stop the bleeding against Nadal and win that one.
+1 for Tsonga AO 2008
and I would add Ferrer - Murray / Miami 2013
It was not a grand slam but I felt depressed for David to lose this final for 2 centimeters....
RG 2012 Final.
Wimbledon 2008 final.
Not this year's? :lol:
This year's was expected. No player Roger's age won Wimbledon since 1954:shock::shock::shock:!!!!!!!!!!!! The result was NID.
I bet you weren't saying that at the time.
The 2008 Wimbledon final was tough to swallow. Had they postponed the match due to darkness, I think Fed could have won the next day.
I started a thread about that before the final.
Be honest- your gloating if Federer had won that final would have been off the charts.
Outside Of Murray I would have loved Federer to win this years Wimbledon.
He wasn't winning.
The Nadal-Wawrinka WTF 2013 London match. That match was painful to watch. Wawrinka could have won that match, IMO. It hurts.
Another one would be the 2009 FO Nadal-Soderling match. What a terrible and sad match. Soderling outplayed Nadal.
Not at all. Every Nadal's loss against big hitters is highly enjoyable, it's just funny that Rafa can't do nothing when big guys play their best tennis. :lol: Djokovic and Federer are way more versatile than Nadal.
Lol lots of slams taken from Novak. Why. Especially bolded statement is ridiculous now when he has two. Does it still feel weird?
For me it is RG 2013 SF . The most unjust match in tennis history.
2009 AO to Federer.
Now instead his tears would be the second time he cried after winning the AO, which would really kill the idiotic anti-Federites. Nastall loses his only AO title to this point, and the first time he'd have beaten Federer in a slam off clay would then be the 2012 AO, when Federer was 30. Federer would have 5 AO titles, the most in the open era.
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