How many times has Nadal choked a match?

DSH

G.O.A.T.
And besides, Federer had nothing left physically by the final set tiebreak. It's Djokovic who outlasted him.
Because until that moment, Federer had more energy reserves than his rival almost 6 years younger, and he should have ended up with one of the two match points he missed.
Even he had a couple more chances to break Joker's serve when the result was 11-11 in the fifth set, but he didn't make it.

In the final tie-break it was evident that more than a physical advantage, what the Serbian had in his favor was that after reaching that moment, he had already won the mental battle.
:D
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Because until that moment, Federer had more energy reserves than his rival almost 6 years younger, and he should have ended up with one of the two match points he missed.
Even he had a couple more chances to break Joker's serve when the result was 11-11 in the fifth set, but he didn't make it.

In the final tie-break it was evident that more than a physical advantage, what the Serbian had in his favor was that after reaching that moment, he had already won the mental battle.
:D
Those easy 2nd and 4th set wins did help him preserve some energy.
 
Nadal didn't choke anything. He simply was defeated by a player who played better than he did in those moments. Thiem wasn't gifted anything by Nadal in their 2020 AO match.
This. Thiem was superb in that match. Deserved the W. A great match. Thiem at his best was a brilliant HC player and clay court player.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Fifth set tiebreak (which is what I assume the bolded is referring to) wasn't much of a choke or a mental collapse. Fed had simply given out physically by then and the errors he made in that tiebreak were ones that he was making all set anyway. I would give more credit to Djokovic for grabbing that last tiebreak.

Really, I think the extent of Federer's choking in the fifth set is often exaggerated. He choked much worse in the first and third set tiebreaks.
5th set TB wasn't a choke, but an under-performance. Not surprising of course.
 

Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
5th set TB wasn't a choke, but an under-performance. Not surprising of course.
I don't think it was even an under-performance because Fed didn't really play much worse than he had been playing throughout the whole second half of the fifth set. I would call it an underperformance if it was a notable dip in level but I don't think it was quite that.
 

socallefty

G.O.A.T.
Every time Nadal was healthy and lost a match, he must have choked. Who can beat a healthy Nadal otherwise if he didn’t give them some help?:happydevil:
 
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