Most epic fail of the last 5-6 years

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Biggest fail in recent tennis history

  1. Murray giving everything he had in his tank to screw Federer at TMC 2008, then destroyed in semis

    25 vote(s)
    12.1%
  2. Nadal not defending his Wimbledon title (my favorite tournament,no ?)

    24 vote(s)
    11.7%
  3. Roddick Head to Head record vs Federer

    39 vote(s)
    18.9%
  4. Federer crying after losing AO final

    32 vote(s)
    15.5%
  5. Gasquet trying to fool the tennis world with his cocaine kiss

    9 vote(s)
    4.4%
  6. Gaston Gaudio's 0-6 0-6 destruction in a Masters Cup semifinal

    19 vote(s)
    9.2%
  7. The change of surfaces at USO and AO and putting a roof on Wimbledon's Centre Court

    7 vote(s)
    3.4%
  8. Federer's loss to Nadal at FO 08 when he was "getting better and closer to beating Nadal"

    23 vote(s)
    11.2%
  9. Safin stopping with tennis

    15 vote(s)
    7.3%
  10. The hawk eye system

    13 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. sheq

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    Murray's choice at the master 2008.

    By the way people is there anyone catched to H1N1 viral enfection. I did :(
     
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  2. Fedex

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    Give me the fun.
     
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  3. Mustard

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    2 grand slams
    5 masters titles
    9 weeks at world number 1
    2 Davis Cup wins with Russia

    That's not bad for someone who's supposedly "failed", eh? ;)
     
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  4. Kemitak

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    I voted for the court changes and the roof, but I think hawkeye is an equal fail.
     
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  5. GustafsonFanatic

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    How about a Verkerk in a slam final?
     
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    None of those.

    Changing Masters finals from 5 sets to 3 sets.

    Mega fail there
     
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    Yes, that isn't bad at all. However, he could have easily won 9-10 slams with his talent.
     
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    He could have if he had been completely dedicated mentally, but he wouldn't have been the same character nor had such a great life away from the court.
     
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  9. rfedererfan

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    I voted for the first one. Definitely !
     
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    Del Potro losing to Fed in straights in Aus Open quarters. And there were 2 bagels too...
     
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    Yes, he could have easily won 20 slams. No... 35 slams. No... 7.500 slams.

    No, 55.000.000 slams with his talent.

    But he was so cool that he was after the chicks and the fun and only won 2 out of 55.000.000

    Too bad.
     
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    Def Federer crying and stealing Rafa's moment. That was heinous.
     
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    Coria 2004 French Open. Case closed.
    Then Coria 2003 French Open losing to Vekrek.

    How about Coria + French Open. That is just asking for fail.
     
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  15. egn

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    57 LOSSES IN A ROW!?!?!...wow
     
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    James blake.

    0 slams
    0 slam runners up
    0 masters series
    Only 3 slam quater finals.

    Surely, the likes of gaudio have managed to pull out a slam. JB has weapons but somehow it just hasn't happened. Wierd.
     
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    ......ITF/ATP sanctioned loses that is, he likes to sue !


    Hes a punk tennis coach in Spain i think. Dee can afford to jet set around the world because his rich shipping merchant daddy bankrolls his fail crusade.
     
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    Poll fail.

    Needs Coria choke, 2004 Roland Garros Final.
     
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    Yeah Coria and FO is biggest epic fail.

    Fed FO 2008 second.
     
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    you can NOT be serious
     
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    Definitely this is the one that springs to mind. Coria was the Nadal of 2004, with the best clay court game, he was a lock for the RG title after making the final.
    He took the first set off Gaudio 6-0, (the 2nd love set he'd taken off Gaudio on clay in a row) and the 2nd set 6-3.
    Gaudio came back and won the next two sets but Coria held match points in the 5th. Gaudio still managed to win it because Coria just couldn't get his head together to close out the title. Unbelievable.
     
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  23. Mustard

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    The 2004 French Open final is enough to give Coria nightmares for life. The 4th and 5th sets of that final are painful to watch.
     
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    Tsonga destroyed the next US hope Chase Buchanan at this years USO rnd1 6-0, 6-2, 6-1.

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  25. Dimension

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    lol you big fan of Koellerer Dippy?
     
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    I would say Roddick vs Fed H2H. But if there was another option in the poll, I would definitely say Coria 2004 FO final.
     
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    Mmmm, I think I'm gonna go with Nicole Vaidesova.

    No wait. Ana Ivanovic. That is much bigger.
     
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    Federer trying to show off by doing a tweener during match point against Safin in AO 2005 and failed.
     
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    How is a guy who comes from breaking his neck, going through illness, partial paralysis, to reach the heights of the game even close to an epic fail? Sure he hasn't won the big titles, but it's not like he sucks. You're way too harsh on Blake from what I've seen on here. You always take cheap shots at him, and to call him an epic fail is taking it too far.

    Blake's had his chances, but every time he's been on fire and been on point, Federer's been there at the gate. Surely even you recognize this. And the fact he was able to come from his injuries to reach career high rank....sorry, I don't see the epic fail in that one bit.
     
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  31. Darth_Timmaayyy!!

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    The biggest fail is TW not banning Fedace after his first post..
     
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    This thread... again??
     
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    I think im the first to say the Round Robin format
     
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  34. LiveForever

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    Federer crying after the AO. It is was a truly pathetic sight coming from a 13 time GS champion.
     
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    Nicolas Almagro vs Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters this year...what a match:(
     
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    So just because you have 13 you can't show emotion anymore? He cries when he wins too...is that pathetic as well? Or are you one of those who just finds crying in general to be pathetic, since "no man should cry".
     
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    I cried at green mile. My dad held back the tears because i was in the room and he didn't want to look like a ..........
     
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  38. Anaconda

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    Roddick's cr@ppy record over Federer is FAIL!!!!

    I think the hawkeye system is pretty WIN actually.
     
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  39. LiveForever

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    There is nothing wrong with crying but the way Federer did it was pathetic. When was the last time a mens tennis player cried during the ceremony after losing a slam final? People rightfully avoid expressing negative emotions because crying in front of everyone, like federer did, is the ultimate crybaby response to a loss.

    Also crying after winning is very different. Lots of players in the past have cried after winning GSs, but almost all of them have resisted water works after losing slam finals. Federer has no excuse. Roddick, Nadal, Agassi, Goran, etc. have all cried when they won, but they didnt cry upon losses, at least not in their opponents face.
     
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    The Fed crying issue has been beaten to death by now, so I won't go too much in depth into it. I'll just say this. It's not right to judge what one should or should not do until you're put into the same or similar position in your own life.

    It's come out since that he was overcome w/ the emotions b/c of the support the crowd had for him even in defeat. Add to that the fact that he's losing to Nadal again, a win there would have given him a share of the GS record....sure others have lost in GS finals, but others didn't have the same circumstances involved as Roger did. Not excusing him, just saying it's not the pathetic display you make it out to be, if he really was crying b/c of the support the fans showed him.

    But that's the main point. Unless you make it to that point in your life, it's impossible to judge what emotions are right or wrong in that situation.
     
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    Well said JBF!
     
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    How can you leave out "Nadal getting beat by Soderling on his favorite surface"?
     
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    Federer getting only 4 total games in the 2008 French Open final. He had just won 10 and 15 games in best of 3 matches vs Rafa at Monte Carlo and Hamburg. Then comes June and he's suddenly suffering the worst Grand Slam final beating in decades. Unexplainable.
     
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    Women's tennis and how people can just come back from retirement or a long injury and obliterate the competition in a GS. Absolutely pathetic.
     
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    The most epic fail of the last few years was Justine Henin retiring from the 2006 Australian Open final because of a TUMMY ACHE! I thought she was a big fighter!
     
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  46. T1000

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    Slowing the surfaces
    Nadal not playing Wimbledon
    Djokovic retiring with a sore throat
    Federer not playing Davis Cup
    Murray choking at the AO after being called the favorite
    The murrtard who writes the articles, I think his last name is Reap?
    The one in my sig
    The Spanish record against Nadal
    Djokovic v Federer Miami 2009, that match was awful

    The biggest one is the USO not showing the Dent-Navarro match except for the last tiebrake
     
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  47. JennyS

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    some more...

    -Jennifer Capriati's shoulder surgeries
    -Safina's Grand Slam finals
    -Jelena Jankovic's results vs Justine Henin
    -Billie Jean King kicking Capriati off the Fed Cup team for practicing with her coach and then the US LOSING the tie. LOL.
     
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  48. haramija

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    Damn right! I love that guy... Would sure like to see him on the Atp tour, not just challengers. He is the first one since Safin to bring back to tennis the "Bad boy" image.
    Such a shame he lost to delpo..
     
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  49. Nathaniel_Near

    Nathaniel_Near G.O.A.T.

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    LOL. Great poll with some close results.

    Love iiiit.

    Bonkerz.
     
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  50. Nathaniel_Near

    Nathaniel_Near G.O.A.T.

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    The biggest fail though was Serena threatening to create genocide.
     

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