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    Fed has held MP's and lost in 22 matches throughout his career, Nole just 3 matches.

    That's a novel way of looking at it. The more matches you lose from match point up the greater your mental strength....
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    A Choker can still have a great career...

    The sting in the tail of this one is just how many more times can Federer pick himself up and keep going? He's had an arduous season playing clay without getting the result he was after. This defeat must have been extraordinarily bitter.
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    Is it time for the slams to allow the women to play Best of 5? Even at least in the SF or Final? (Poll in thread)

    I'm not sure "time to allow" women to play 5 is quite how I would put it. If women wanted to play BO5 in the later rounds they'd be playing BO5. No one would stop them. Tournament organisers would prefer they play BO5 because it would benefit ticket prices. At the moment the sport is...
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    I don't think anyone's ever been able to discuss anything soberly with you on here because of your propensity for willful misrepresentation. Anyway, they're currently showing a replay of the match with Djokovic about to serve at 5-6 in the 1st. I'd like to be looking forward to Federer playing a...
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    Perhaps the highlight of your post is the start of the second paragraph: "The truth is that Federer took his chances.....". Lol. Ever considered a job at the North Korean ministry of Information?
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    It seems De Nile isn't just a river in Africa.
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    It was a short ball on his forehand. That is not ordinarily a difficult situation for a player of Federer's quality.
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    You're in denial. This was a sickening choke. I feel incredibly sorry for Federer that it happened but it's reality.
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    I think he held every subsequent service game after he was broken to 15. Yes he was slowing, but no more than his opponent. He was simply crippled by anxiety at the vital moment.
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    He lacked conviction at just about every crucial stage of the match. On his break point in the 1st set he played a beautifully constructed point, then missed a simple mid court passing shot to break that he would make 19 times in 20. In the 1st set tie break he seemed to be changing his mind on...
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    The 12-12 tiebreak - now that we've seen it, do we like it?

    I like the concept, but didn't like the tie break I saw.
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    I do think the net charge at 40-30 showed where Federer was mentally. He just wanted Djokovic to make a cheap unforced error on a relatively simple forehand passing shot rather than to win the final point off his own good play. When he wasn't given it and the score got to deuce he pretty much...
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    If Federer's 1st serve at 40-15 doesn't catch the tape, he doesn't record one of the biggest chokes in tennis history. Djokovic was leaning the wrong way and nowhere near it.
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    Wimbledon 2019 Final: Novak Djokovic [1] vs Roger Federer [2]

    Tragic for Federer...he played the most magnificent tennis, apart from when it really counted.
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    Wimbledon 2019 Final: Novak Djokovic [1] vs Roger Federer [2]

    His shot selection in these tie breakers!!
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