If you could remove one loss from your favorite player's resume, which one would it be?

Sunny Ali

Hall of Fame
I used to watch more when I was growing up. Always have the world championship on in the house. The 90s is just so memorable to me. I only really watch O'Sullivan matches now.
You must have read my mind :) Likewise here. Ronnie is a genius. If he makes a deep run at the Worlds, I watch. Else I just read the news the following day.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
The most important still stays Rome2006 where he had actual self belief and a real shot for victory.
How could he miss that easy Forehand sitter is still not understandable.
Well he has only himself to blame.That match in Rome should have motivated him even more, but instead he developed a mental block.14-2 for Rafa on clay is ugly for Fed, taking into account how good he was actually on clay in BO5.Those matches in Monte Carlo and Rome in 06 really showed his level on this surface.
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
AO 2012 would be the one for me. AO 2014 loss I don't mind as much because we got Stanimal out of it.

WC or USO 2011 would be good candidates too.
 

TimHenmanATG

Professional
Henman vs. Ivanisevic in the 2001 Wimbledon SF.

The match was heavily interrupted by rain delays, and Goran was losing the plot during the match. Tiger Tim even generously served the Croat a fresh product from the bakery in the 3rd set!

I know that there was no guarantee that Timbo would have beaten Rafter in the final, but I feel that the fanatical and vociferous SW19 crowd would have helped to carry GOATman to the title.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
1998 AO final, Korda d. Rios.

Korda was doping and never would have reached the final without juice. Plus Rios was too great of a player to never win a slam. But it is how it is :cautious:
 
Well he has only himself to blame.That match in Rome should have motivated him even more, but instead he developed a mental block.14-2 for Rafa on clay is ugly for Fed, taking into account how good he was actually on clay in BO5.Those matches in Monte Carlo and Rome in 06 really showed his level on this surface.
Unfortunately, the strategies displayed in rome2006 were never repeated
 
Korda was doping and never would have reached the final without juice. Plus Rios was too great of a player to never win a slam. But it is how it is :cautious:
Rios was an arsehole choker, disgusting waste of tremendous talent. Had an easy draw then played like a scared bum in the final, never deserved to win it. Korda got lucky too but better him than Rios, unless you're a crazy conspiracy theorist thinking he doped all the time and the authorities either covered him up for some reason or were too incompetent to notice.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Rios was an arsehole choker, disgusting waste of tremendous talent. Had an easy draw then played like a scared bum in the final, never deserved to win it. Korda got lucky too but better him than Rios, unless you're a crazy conspiracy theorist thinking he doped all the time and the authorities either covered him up for some reason or were too incompetent to notice.
Yeah he played bad but at least he made the final in a legit manner. Korda never would've made it there without his juice. You can't call Rios a choker because he won plenty of masters and came up with the goods when #1 was on the line (he beat Agassi in Miami in the final). I agree he was an a-hole and a waste of talent but he gave the world some amazing tennis for a few years.
 
Yeah he played bad but at least he made the final in a legit manner. Korda never would've made it there without his juice. You can't call Rios a choker because he won plenty of masters and came up with the goods when #1 was on the line (he beat Agassi in Miami in the final). I agree he was an a-hole and a waste of talent but he gave the world some amazing tennis for a few years.
Korda had already made a slam final (1992 RG), beat Sampras in a slam (1997 USO), and won 1993 GSCup in such a legendary fashion that trumps Rios's own title along with his masters altogether.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Korda had already made a slam final (1992 RG), beat Sampras in a slam (1997 USO), and won 1993 GSCup in such a legendary fashion that trumps Rios's own title along with his masters altogether.
Ha. I'd take Rios' 5 or 6 Masters 1000 titles, Grand Slam Cup and World #1 over Korda's career anyday. Skinny ******* would never have win the AO without his juice.

Anyway I love Rios' game for how he played, you either appreciate that or you don't. My favorite player to watch along with Fed, Sampras and Edberg. Amazing talent.
 
Ha. I'd take Rios' 5 or 6 Masters 1000 titles, Grand Slam Cup and World #1 over Korda's career anyday. Skinny ******* would never have win the AO without his juice.

Anyway I love Rios' game for how he played, you either appreciate that or you don't. My favorite player to watch along with Fed, Sampras and Edberg. Amazing talent.
I don't appreciate him largely wasting a vast natural gift while also being a massive priсk, indeed. Wrong person to possess such a game.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
AO 2012 would be the one for me. AO 2014 loss I don't mind as much because we got Stanimal out of it.

WC or USO 2011 would be good candidates too.
I’m not sure if Stan ever makes his breakthrough to being a multi-time major champion if Rafa rolled him over in straights, which was the prediction of most. Hence, without Stan, Novak likely eclipses Rafa on the all-time list so Nadal fans should be happy that loss brought way to the emergence of the Stanimal
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
To all the Rafa admirers, you call yourself fans, i call you peasants !

The only Rafa loss that needs to be reversed is that damn W 2007 final that should have been his had he not injured his knee in the fourth set.

2 W finals out of 3 won vs Fed, the GOAT debate forever ended, no matter how many times Fed beats him when older.

Shame nobody mentioned it.
 

ForehandRF

Professional
To all the Rafa admirers, you call yourself fans, i call you peasants !

The only Rafa loss that needs to be reversed is that damn W 2007 final that should have been his had he not injured his knee in the fourth set.

2 W finals out of 3 won vs Fed, the GOAT debate forever ended, no matter how many times Fed beats him when older.

Shame nobody mentioned it.
Have you ever heard of giving credit to the opponent ? Nadal was outplayed in the 2007 final, so no room for excuses.He won the following year so you should be satisfied.
 
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