Did anyone turn TV when Federer break for 8-7?

lud

Hall of Fame
Infamous Wimbledon 2019.

I remember I was thinking to turn TV after Federer break Djokovic serve to 8-7. And even after 8-7, 40:15 I was close to turn TV and just walk for 5 minutes.

I def. had some bad feeling about that whole situation. I was nervous.

Maybe it's better that I watched that game. I would be even more shocked to see Djokovic break back and after saving MPs..

You?
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
The only thing I feel bad about is being so sure the match was over like Djokovic haden't already beaten him twice from that position.

 

Devtennis01

G.O.A.T.
I was kind of watching. Because I was so invested, I had to detach a bit. When he lost both mps, I knew it was over for him and just watched the rest of the match play out indifferently.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
I know the feeling. When Scotland were 1-0 down at Wembley against England in the 1996 Euros we got a penalty to equalise. I left the room and put my head under a pillow, unable to take the pressure of "HOPE!"

When I came back in -a minute later -the TV said 2-0 to England. I genuinely thought the guy in charge of the graphics had made a mistake. Then they showed a replay of Gascoigne scoring "that" goal. It was one of the most despairing moments of my sporting life. I blamed myself for being so cowardly.

From that moment forward, I forced myself to watch even the most desperate and painful sporting moments. And boy, at 40-15 to Federer, on the verge of a 9th title and almost certain GOAThood, was I glad I did!
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
Irrespective of outcome, why should I turn off the TV in the most dramatic moments of a Wimbledon final?

That’s what I watch for. Or to say it otherwise: I don’t watch tons of small tournaments over the whole season just out of love for the sport only to miss the most important moment of the whole season.
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
I was dreading the social media Federer love-fest to come. I was also in the match thread which was poppin.
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
I know the feeling. When Scotland were 1-0 down at Wembley against England in the 1996 Euros we got a penalty to equalise. I left the room and put my head under a pillow, unable to take the pressure of "HOPE!"

When I came back in -a minute later -the TV said 2-0 to England. I genuinely thought the guy in charge of the graphics had made a mistake. Then they showed a replay of Gascoigne scoring "that" goal. It was one of the most despairing moments of my sporting life. I blamed myself for being so cowardly.

From that moment forward, I forced myself to watch even the most desperate and painful sporting moments. And boy, at 40-15 to Federer, on the verge of a 9th title and almost certain GOAThood, was I glad I did!

Reminds me of when I was listening to Bobby Thompson's "shot heard round the world" with my grandfather in our log cabin in 1951 with our brand new E. H. Scott radio.

I had just celebrated my 30th birthday and as a huge Giants fan I was hoping they would capture the pennant in my honor. I thought all was lost with the Giants down 4-1 but the comeback and homerun are, of course, history.
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
That was the climax of the match for me and I'd not miss it no matter how nervous. Wasn't worth it in the end, but it could've been. You never know and that's partly why sports are so interesting.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
I had just made a bet with my brother that if fed won, I was going to get Krispy Kreme. I was putting my shoes on at 40-15. Safe to say I didn’t go.
 

OldBalls

Semi-Pro
If anyone of us have said it at that stage I am sure you would be among those to ridicule such a statement.
That match for me was so important for the slam race. A loss for novak wouldve meant a probable loss of motivation and never reaching 20. Of course the pandemic hit the next year which wouldve all but sealed novaks fate on being less than 20. How one point has changed the course of tennis history.
 

Adv. Edberg

Hall of Fame
If anyone of us have said it at that stage I am sure you would be among those to ridicule such a statement.

A few years ago I said that Djokovic will win 5 of the next 6 slams and people laughed at me. Then he won 5 of the next 6 slams.

It's always easy to predict tennis in a weak era.
 

gadge

Professional
In a Novak fan and I kinda had a feeling of déjà vu and things would happen again and after deuce I was sure of what was gonna happen albeit it lasted longer than I thought it would.
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
I closed my tab after Fed broke and was checking score only on flash score and open tab once again when score was 12-12 and tie break was about to start
 

NAS

Hall of Fame
Really can't believed that time that Novak saved those MP, still remember just opened the flashscore to see what was the final stats, was completely surprised to see match is still going on.( Novak already saved MP and broke back).
So in short I missed every live action
 
I know the feeling. When Scotland were 1-0 down at Wembley against England in the 1996 Euros we got a penalty to equalise. I left the room and put my head under a pillow, unable to take the pressure of "HOPE!"

When I came back in -a minute later -the TV said 2-0 to England. I genuinely thought the guy in charge of the graphics had made a mistake. Then they showed a replay of Gascoigne scoring "that" goal. It was one of the most despairing moments of my sporting life. I blamed myself for being so cowardly.

From that moment forward, I forced myself to watch even the most desperate and painful sporting moments. And boy, at 40-15 to Federer, on the verge of a 9th title and almost certain GOAThood, was I glad I did!
At least it was one of the great Euro goals that sealed the deal. Seeing Fed miss a serve by an inch and then get half-decently passed seems way worse. Outstanding offense will always be a tolerable executioner.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
As soon as he missed those championship points at 40-15 and allowed Djokovic to break back I just knew it was all over for him. Flashes of 2010 and especially 2011 USO semis immediately came to mind.

I've just had to accept that, once and for all, Djokovic is stuck firmly in Fed's head and will always stay there.
 

Milehigh5280

Professional
No, I watched the whole match. I had so much nervous energy I couldn't sit down. I remember saying "holy ****" really loud after the second match point was saved. I legit thought the match was over. I mean, Fed hit two aces to set up match point. It's crazy how quickly things turned around that game. It felt like a lifetime during the moment, but watching it again, it goes from MP to Djokovic back on serve in like two minutes
 

Cortana

Hall of Fame
I didn't believe that Djokovic would win the match after the 2nd set. He got lucky by winning all the TBs. When I saw the 40:15 score, I just accepted the fact that it's over now.

This set made me more nervous than any before.
 
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