Isnt Fed really unlucky to lose so many close matches ?

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  1. tennisaddict

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    Have other top players - this era or present lost these many close matches at majors ? How much ever Fed's success is , you always rue these losses .

    Other top players always seem to have more luck than Fed- like Djokovic winning so many matches match point down.

    2008 Wimbledon Fed lost to Nadal - 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8), 7–9

    2009 USO Final : Fed lost to Del Potro - 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 2–6

    2010 USO Semis - Fed lost to Novak - 5-7, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5

    2011 USO Semis - Fed lost to Novak - 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5

    Not just the majors, but all the masters to Berdych, Bhagdatis, etc.,

    The only thing that would make up for this would be to win 3-4 majors after being match point down.
     
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  2. JamieSafe

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    Because he won today suddenly he was just unlucky during those matches? C'mon son
     
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  3. tennisaddict

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    Please show me stats how many others have had such close losses over and over again, that too after being match points up.
     
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  4. biaggi35

    biaggi35 New User

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    He has won about 524552352 close matches in Slams, he can't win them all.
     
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  5. BigServer1

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    Add 2005 AO to that list. 9-7 in the 5th, had a MP in the 4th set tiebreak.

    With that said, I think he's won a ton of close matches in Majors. You can't win them all.
     
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  6. Gut Check

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    When someone plays as many matches as Federer, and has in contention so many times over so many years, they are naturally going to come out on the wrong end of a few. Almost no other players even have the goods to put themselves in that position. It's like calling out Lendl for losing a lot of major finals in the process of winning his 8. Sure, it would be better for him if he'd won a few more, but both Lendl and Federer look pretty solid within the list of all-time accomplishments.
     
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  7. tennisaddict

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    Has Fed won any slam matches after match point down ? I know the Falla , Haas and Bennett come close.
     
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  8. Cormorant

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    His opponents ran him into the ground in the 2009 AO/USO finals, so he didn't deserve to win either.

    Off the top of my head, he's won close GS matches against Andreev, Berdych, Davydenko (three times), Agassi (twice), Roddick (twice), Nadal, Del Potro, Sampras, Haas (twice), Djokovic (twice), Tipsarevic, Falla, Benneteau...
     
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  9. jokinla

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    His 09 Wimbledon win makes up for one of those losses, as Roddick was the unlucky one that day.
     
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  10. Lawn Tennis

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    Nah thats just what it takes to beat him
     
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  11. DeShaun

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    I would suspect Novak of heading up this category, who fights off the most match points per win, compared with who fights off the most match points per loss.
     
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  12. NADALWON

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    Maybe Federer gets really nervous when its close and loses most?
     
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