Novak is so damn clutch.

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  1. The Bawss

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    The man doesn't feel tension. He doesn't get nervous or anxious. Novak is born to win. Roger is born to choke.
     
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  2. forzamilan90

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    He's a brave warrior no doubt
     
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    I think its funny how when I used to watch Nole back in the day, I would get so turned off by his ability to give up so quickly.

    He has definitely matured. I would not put him above prime Fed or prime Nadal in clutchness yet though but hes certainly well on his way there.
     
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    Novak threw his body everywhere on the court literally! He had a huge come back and i thought it would continue in the 3rd set. But some credit to federer he plays like hes in his 20's (hes 31) its amazing with all those aces he did and those unbelievable shots, i really hope he could still play longer because tennis is nothing with out him. Novak sacrificed his body, he got scrapes, bruises, and blood just to win the finals. Thats what you call a champ!!!
     
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    He's a beast. I'm so proud of him.
     
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    Is this me? :shock: :lol:
     
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    Dude, just get out. You're mad cause Federer lost - that's it.

    Federer's one of the clutchest players ever. If he could take every chance he got in his career we could be looking at a player with 25 majors won, 40 Masters and 99 % of his matches.
     
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    Saved 3 SP vs Berdych and 2 vs Federer in WTFs, 5 MP vs Murray and 4 MP vs Tsonga!
     
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    It's getting to be a little ridiculous how he saves set points and match points now. It's almost like he WANTS to do it.
     
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    roger choked agree or not 3-0 up almost got hold of double break , serving for the set at 5-4 which i think he played better for most part reaching deuce on many games. so he definitely choked. any one who saw the match carefully can see it , great players too choke sometimes. anyways gud night its too late.
     
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    Agree. Why can't we just say that both have been great champions, and today was simply Novak's day?
     
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    Djokovic almost choked in first set
     
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    Yes I am mad that he let slip an opportunity to put his WTF title haul out of reach completely.

    Fed WAS clutch. Not anymore. You want clutch? Look no further than Sampras, Nadal or Djokovic.
     
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    He's made the WTF final at 31. Just shut up already.
     
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Novak's mental is unbelievable. Look at the way he took the USO match to a 5th. The guy can crack physically but he has an insane mental.
     
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    Yeah he is an unbelievable fight.
     
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    Every "clutch" player declines FFS, what has Sampras done in 2001-2002 other than one fluked US Open aided by a paethetic draw and Agassi taking out Hewitt in the semis? Where was his clutchness?

    My God you people make me sick sometimes. The fact that Federer made this match so competitive while not being enough consistent is a testimony to his greatness. Maybe Sampras seemed more clutch cause he didn't have huge expectations on his shoulders in every match like Federer has?

    Man, Federer just had a year when he had a dead even 50 % h2h record against Djokovic, Murray and Nadal who are 5-6 years younger than him. Some people are impossible to please!

    I understand you're dissapointed with the loss today (I am as well) but that doesn't give you the right to critisize Federer's effort. Nadal and Murray would get pummeled by Djokovic of today. Murray himself lost to Federer in straight sets while Nadal didn't even bother to play. So much for them being clutch.
     
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    A second thought. Have you ever thought that maybe Federer is that inconsistent or goes for too much because he can't keep up physically with guys younger than him? He knows it perfectly well and has it at the back of his mind that if he doesn't straight set them (or lose 1 set max) he just won't last in the end. Also, Federer doesn't have the privilege of playing on ultra fast surfaces like Sampras has in his day so he can't jus throw in a serve or two to get out of trouble, Fed has to WORK HIS A** OFF in every point to win it. I wanna see Sampras clutchness at 31 years of age. He couldn't even beat freaking Bastl at Wimbledon, let alone Djokovic or Nadal on these slow surfaces.
     
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    Jesus Christ Bawss, calm down. You wouldn't see me crying, making pointless thraeds about pointless topics. Fed played well but Novak was more clutch on the big points today. Both guys made dumb errors and great winners. HELL... Novak choked the first set but of course, you don't remember that do you. :rolleyes:
     
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    yeah, I'm starting to associate .
     
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    Some Federer fans are so tough to please, they are just spoiled after Federer's years of dominance. In a way I can feel lucky I started to root for Federer at the end of 2007 so don't have such high expectations for him like some do. The world doesn't end if Fed doesn't win every single match.
     
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    LOL true dat. :)
     
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    That's why I hate some of you guys, I mean one minute you praise the dude, the next slate him off.

    WTF?! Get a grip.
     
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    Another clutch Novak win huh? I work too much, i can't remember the last time i got to watch a match start to finish.
     
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    LOL at the signature and avatar Bob, I just noticed it, hilarious stuff :)
     
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  26. monfed

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    Yea Roger is born to choke which explains why he has the best tie-break record in history.
     
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    HAHA thanks zagor. A tribute to a true great of the trolling world.

    Miss him. :(
     
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  28. monfed

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    OMG WAS ROSOL CLUTCH TOO?WAS HE? I must've missed it, can Someone tell me how clutch Rosol was,I WAS TOO BUSY WITH WORK!!
     
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    Dude, please, behave. I'm sure every Federer fan is dissapointed but you can't use cheap shots at others to feel better, especially Nadal fans. They're already too humbled after not seeing their man in action for a long time, just leave it.
     
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    Novak is incredibly tough when it gets close. I wouldn't say this match is the best example of it though. Roger fell apart at 5-4 40-15. All those points were errors by Federer. You want to see impossible mental toughness, watch Djokovic vs Tsonga 4th set RG. The way Djokovic fought off all those match points, and dealt with the crowd was ridiculous. He really had to hit his way out of that defecit, unlike today where Federer sort of caved in at the end
     
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    Oh cmon tennis_pro, MichaelRalph is here to just feel good about another crushing Federer loss(which should've been a historic win). It's not as if he likes "Cockyvic" all of sudden, surely you knew that?
     
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    You're disgusting. I read about it on tennis.com. I have barely been on the forum bc I've been so busy. I didn't say a single bad thing about Federer.
     
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    Yup he choked his way to 17 GS!!
     
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    This is interesting because novak used to be the one who often lost vs roger although almost all the matches were close / novak was there. federer won the first three meetings vs novak at the US open where he didn't dominate but won when it was tight.

    and a few years back I remember everyone saying the same thing about nadal and another few years back, the same thing about federer. and going back even further, the same thing about hewitt. and pete was also known as being "cool".

    so I guess this is just the character and an attribute of a true champion.
     
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    Roger never was a clutcher. He was absolute on Court dominant during the game but never a good clutcher. Wenn it gets close, Fed normally is in the troubles. The first good example - AO2005, SF vs Safin.
     
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    That is insane, shows how mentally tough he is! Has any other tennis player done that?
     
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    Clutch - he's in better physical and mental shape than his opponents.
     
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    Well said pal!

    Pete didn't even qualify for this event at Roger's age
     
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    Terrific post, especially the part in bold (that is something Petey fans forget when they crap over Fed these days).
     
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    Something else Pete-tards forget

    19 year-old Federer beat Sampras at Wimbledon
    31 year-old Federer bageled Djokovic on a Hardcourt

    How insanely impressive is that?
     
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    You know what, we didn't have live coverage of that match here in India and I couldn't see it in streaming also. When I heard the result, I was literally shocked to konw that Roger bageled Novak. Very happy also
     
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  42. djokovic2008

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    Only a child's mentality reads anything thing into that, anyone who saw the match could see novak did not care after getting broken and gave the set away. People on here read too much into every match.
     
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    Ok your hypothesis seems more plausible. Novak wanted to get bageled.
     
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    LOL Novak didn't turn up in that set. Why? Can't answer that but he didn't.

    End of discussion. 8)
     
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    He was tired. Played as many matches as the finalists at Olympics, then won Canada while said finalists skipped it. Also Cincy is kind of a cursed event for him. 4 finals and no win? There must be a voodoo doll somewhere...
     
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    Fedards won't except that as an valid answer. 8)
     
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    And then a week and a half Roger lost to Tomas in the quarters of the USO. So what did that bagel mean? Nothing.
     
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    It meant 25 year-old Djokovic was humiliated by a 31 year-old Federer on his best surface.
     
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    I think after ripping Roger's heart out in two previous USO's he showed some mercy before he went for the hat trick, which would have ended with Roger hanging himself in some bathroom.
     
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    Oh yeah, I could tell how humiliated he seemed a few days ago...........
     
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