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JRAJ1988 06-11-2013 08:13 AM

The Biggest Chokes in Tennis
 
Any opinions on some of the biggest chokes ever to occur?

Coria's choke vs Gaudio lives long in the memory, I really thought Coria would win it.

Clive Walker 06-11-2013 08:19 AM

had to double check the facts but I remember it well- Jana Novotna 1993 Wimbledon Final- 6-7, 6-1, 4-1 up and losing to Graf

Devilito 06-11-2013 08:22 AM

I don't think anybody has blown more big matches than Chokerer

cluckcluck 06-11-2013 08:26 AM

Murray has been known to choke matches. One was the AO final in 2011, he played spectacular tennis heading into the finals but played 3.5 tennis against Novak.

tennisaddict 06-11-2013 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Devilito (Post 7499575)
I don't think anybody has blown more big matches than Chokerer

What do you mean ? Chokerer (Joker) is known for mental tenacity.

Sabratha 06-11-2013 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7499591)
Murray has been known to choke matches. One was the AO final in 2011, he played spectacular tennis heading into the finals but played 3.5 tennis against Novak.

That occurred in 2008 at the US Open, too. Played fantastic tennis, taking out Nadal in the semifinals, only to lose in straights to Federer.

Devilito 06-11-2013 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by tennisaddict (Post 7499596)
What do you mean ? Chokerer (Joker) is known for mental tenacity.

Chokerer, Shankerer, ********. You know...

namelessone 06-11-2013 10:04 AM

Anything Almagro really... :)

wy2sl0 06-11-2013 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by namelessone (Post 7499857)
Anything Almagro really... :)

This wow.

Also Fed.

Nadal 09 AO
Djok 10, 11 USO
Del Po 09 USO
Tsonga 11 Wimb
Nadal FO 11

mike danny 06-11-2013 10:28 AM

what about nadal at the AO in 2012? he could not have asked or an easier shot at the net. djok's against rafa at the french i would not call it a choke. just a childish mistake

Apun94 06-11-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by wy2sl0 (Post 7499903)
This wow.

Also Fed.

Nadal 09 AO
Djok 10, 11 USO
Del Po 09 USO
Tsonga 11 Wimb
Nadal FO 11

These matches werent chokes at all. Hes he had the upper hand in these matches but that doesnt mean he choked. Please check the definition of choke before blaming every Fed loss on his mental strength. He was beaten by better players...

Steve0904 06-11-2013 10:29 AM

Fed's up there for sure. The amount of times he's blown a match after having sometimes multiple MP's is astounding really for someone who's so great, That said, this is partly a product of him being so hard to beat in the first place.

Mustard 06-11-2013 10:30 AM

Almagro vs. Ferrer at this year's Australian Open just has to be up there.

luishcorreia 06-11-2013 10:37 AM

Mac vs Lendld, french open final.

augustobt 06-11-2013 10:59 AM

Nothing compares to Almagro x Ferrer in Madrid 2012.

Mustard 06-11-2013 11:04 AM

Greg Rusedski against Todd Martin at the 1999 US Open is another. Rusedski served for a straight sets victory, led 4-1 in the fifth set and then lost 20 out of the next 21 points to lose the match.

r2473 06-11-2013 11:07 AM

Rafa vs. The Banana

rainingaces 06-11-2013 11:10 AM

Recent ones

Monfils v Robredo French open
James Ward v Dodig Queens

Arafel 06-11-2013 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Clive Walker (Post 7499567)
had to double check the facts but I remember it well- Jana Novotna 1993 Wimbledon Final- 6-7, 6-1, 4-1 up and losing to Graf

I well remember that. Novotna ended up crying on the Dutchess of Kent's shoulder during the trophy presentation.

I'd also put in Monica Hingis against Graf in the French Open final in 1999, as she was up 2-0 in the second after winning the first. Martina Navratilova losing to Kathy Horvath in 1983 is up there (it was Martina's only loss all year, and she won the second set 6-0).

I also think Navratilova choked against Tracy Austin in the 1981 US Open final. She won the first set 6-1, but lost the last two in tiebreaks. She biffed a few easy forehand volleys, and double-faulted on match point.

Gabriela Sabatini lost to Mary Joe Fernandez in the 93 French quarters after being up 6-1, 5-1.

Lukhas 06-11-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by rainingaces (Post 7500063)
Recent ones

Monfils v Robredo French open
James Ward v Dodig Queens

Half a choke. Monfils on low fuel, when Robredo was faced with MP he started playing like he was Ferrer. Everywhere on the court! Monfils still should've closed I agree, but that Robredo... Like that Henin-Mauresmo Wimb '06. Mauresmo wasn't playing bad by any means that year, but Henin was head and shoulders above in the first set.

Henin-Bartoli Wimb '07. Yes Bartoli never quits, but yeah, that hurts. EDIT: Or Goran Ivanisevic, any time. Hadn't he got such an huge serve, he would've chocked Wimb '01 on the last service game. He still almost was there with many DFs...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hECNfj5G_s


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