Match points down in slams THREE YEARS in a row!

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  1. djokovic2008

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    2010 us open vs federer 2 match points down
    2011 us open. vs federer 2 match points down
    2012 french open vs tsonga 4 match points down

    Whatever you think about djoker there has never been a clutch tennis champ like this man. When match points down he actually is super aggressive while others sit back and wait for mistakes, a true champ.
     
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  2. marc45

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    the only better is serena
     
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  3. HiRO

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    Pretty Clutch.

    That entire match was pretty impressive though. Great comeback and great play by both players...especially in sets 2 through 4.
     
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  4. nadal_slam_king

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    Looks like I will get my wish of a Nadal-Djokovic final! Tsonga has worked Djokovic into form. I mean, Federer may still win the semi, but Djokovic's chances have improved, because he finally started to attack without fear. For about 3 and a half sets Djokovic was playing way too defensive. Now he's found his groove (and clutchness, although that never left).
     
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  5. 3fees

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    Indeed

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  6. romeo8880

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    The man has won 5 grand slam titles. FIVE! Soooo good. Federer only has 16...
     
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  7. Day Tripper

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    You gotta give it to Djokovic the guy is ridiculously clutch!!!
     
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  8. Mike Sams

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    He did it against the KING of Clutch Nadal at AO this year too. 2-4 down in the 5th set, breaks back twice to win it 7-5.
     
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  9. Tony48

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    How many of them beating Nadal? 2
    How many of them beating guys like Roddick, Gonzalez, Roddick, Roddick, Roddick, Hewitt and Baghdatis? 14. LOL

    If only Novak were so lucky. He has to go through Fed AND/or Nadal for every slam apparently.
     
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  11. FlashFlare11

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    And who's to say Novak wouldn't struggle against those players in their prime? All of them have games to trouble Djokovic (Baghdatis was doing it at Wimbledon last year and Hewitt in Australia this year). Maybe Djokovic would find it easier to beat Nadal repeatedly than any of the players you listed. It only looks harder on paper, but we'll never know. But you can't make such assumptions. Just because Nadal is difficult for Federer to beat doesn't mean he gives the same level of difficulty to Djokovic.
     
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  12. Mike Sams

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    If there was no clay, Nadal would be probably 6-18 against Djokovic right now in the H2H. :lol:
     
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  13. FlashFlare11

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    Well, the only problem I have with that argument is that if you remove clay, you'd have to remove grass as well, since there are way fewer grass tournaments than clay. I generally don't like the "take away clay..." arguments, but if anything should be removed in the current game, it should be grass given its short time on tour.
     
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  14. Djokodal Fan

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    I'm thinking the same too. I believe Tsonga brought back the form that Joker was lacking in the previous rounds.

    We have wait and watch as to how Fed-Joker match turns out to be. But My cards are on Joker this time. Fed is such a champ who thwarts Joker big time.
     
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  15. Telepatic

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    What I find impressive about those mp saves it that Nole is not kind of player like Sampras/Fed to just put an ace when things get tough, he unfortunately lacks that quality of service (had it long time ago back in 2008..) but he works for every point from game.
     
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  16. Cesc Fabregas

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    He put some good first serves in on those match points and was able to dictate the rally. Tsonga isn't a good returner though.
     
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  17. winstonplum

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    Ice-water in the veins, I'll say.
     
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    I wasn't able to watch the match. Why did Federer scream "Shut up!" during that tiebreaker? And to whom was it directed?
     
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    To some retarded fans who yelled "out" over a Federer BH slice that was very much in. Fed was running then to his FH side and missed a shot. The frustration along with the fans yelling out drove Federer to madness :)
     
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    Novak is pretty sick. When he gets down it just makes him more pumped up. Tsonga had so many chances in the 4th, even in the tiebreak, but just couldn't put him away. The first match point was incredible.
     
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    LOL, I am borrowing that!
     
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