It would have been nice if Federer had won

merwy

Legend
That would have been pretty cool. He would have 9 Wimbledons, he would have lost the stigma of being someone who loses important close matches (first AO17 and now this one). He would have finally beaten ND in a Wimbledon final. He would've put some distance between himself and the others in the Grand Slam race. He would've had a small shot at #1 (until Dubai 2020). The greatest thing would've been seeing him celebrate together with Mirka, who was watching the whole match so intensely. I really wanted to see her joyful as she looked after AO17.

How awesome would it be to have seen Federer like this again?


This scenario isn't some far-fetched fantasy. It's how the match actually should have ended. In some weird way, it feels like this IS what happened but we got transported to some strange alternate reality with Novak winning. Like a simulation, made to pester Federer fans.

I still can't believe what happened. I saw it with my own eyes, followed it live, and still it feels like a dream. You're sat there watching the match for 5 hours, feeling all these different emotions, sat there with all that tension. Then something so drastic happens in a matter of seconds (Fed losing those two match points). It genuinely felt as if my emotions couldn't keep up with the images that my brain was processing. I just felt dazed, couldn't comprehend what was happening in front of me. Even logically I can't understand how this could've happened. I'm trying to rationalise it in my head but it's like a math problem that I can't grasp. How someone could look so dominant on serve and then look completely helpless at the most important moments.. It's like he turned into a different player for that moment. Man, this feels like a bad joke.

I'm done following professional tennis. At least for a while. I wonder if a Federer loss could be a legitimate cause of PTSS. I'll focus on playing tennis for a while. At least I have control over how my matches go. And I don't waste match points and break points like Roger does.
 

OhYes

Legend
That would have been pretty cool. He would have 9 Wimbledons, he would have lost the stigma of being someone who loses important close matches (first AO17 and now this one). He would have finally beaten ND in a Wimbledon final. He would've put some distance between himself and the others in the Grand Slam race. He would've had a small shot at #1 (until Dubai 2020). The greatest thing would've been seeing him celebrate together with Mirka, who was watching the whole match so intensely. I really wanted to see her joyful as she looked after AO17.

How awesome would it be to have seen Federer like this again?


This scenario isn't some far-fetched fantasy. It's how the match actually should have ended. In some weird way, it feels like this IS what happened but we got transported to some strange alternate reality with Novak winning. Like a simulation, made to pester Federer fans.

I still can't believe what happened. I saw it with my own eyes, followed it live, and still it feels like a dream. You're sat there watching the match for 5 hours, feeling all these different emotions, sat there with all that tension. Then something so drastic happens in a matter of seconds (Fed losing those two match points). It genuinely felt as if my emotions couldn't keep up with the images that my brain was processing. I just felt dazed, couldn't comprehend what was happening in front of me. Even logically I can't understand how this could've happened. I'm trying to rationalise it in my head but it's like a math problem that I can't grasp. How someone could look so dominant on serve and then look completely helpless at the most important moments.. It's like he turned into a different player for that moment. Man, this feels like a bad joke.

I'm done following professional tennis. At least for a while. I wonder if a Federer loss could be a legitimate cause of PTSS. I'll focus on playing tennis for a while. At least I have control over how my matches go. And I don't waste match points and break points like Roger does.
Thank you for a change of pace. The last 412 threads here are tiresome variations of:

What does Nole have to do to become GOAT?!!!
Who is greater, Nole or Laver!!!!???
How many slams can Novak win!????!!!!
How many think Nole is better than Federer!???
How many slams can Novak win in 2021!!!!???
When will Djokovic become GOAT!??????
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
Thank you for a change of pace. The last 412 threads here are tiresome variations of:

What does Nole have to do to become GOAT?!!!
Who is greater, Nole or Laver!!!!???
How many slams can Novak win!????!!!!
How many think Nole is better than Federer!???
How many slams can Novak win in 2021!!!!???
When will Djokovic become GOAT!??????
Copy and Paste.

I thought Sport left.
 

alexio88

Professional
Even logically I can't understand how this could've happened. I'm trying to rationalise it in my head but it's like a math problem that I can't grasp. .
probably you don't know him as a player that well if you can't believe what happened
 

chimneysweep

Semi-Pro
He actually left?:-D I left this forum after the final, couldn't even touch my phone. Man, he must have been traumatised by Fed laying a beating on his boy.
That is why I wont let myself to get that attached to any of the Big 3 and choose favorite players outside of them like Wawrinka where any win over a Big 3 member or slam title is a bonus. I could not deal with the emotional strain at each major event and match up being a Big 3 uber. Especialy when in real life I have an anxiety disorder which I take medication for anyway, it would be the last thing I need.
 

OhYes

Legend
That is why I wont let myself to get that attached to any of the Big 3 and choose favorite players outside of them like Wawrinka where any win over a Big 3 member or slam title is a bonus. I could not deal with the emotional strain at each major event and match up being a Big 3 uber. Especialy when in real life I have an anxiety disorder which I take medication for anyway, it would be the last thing I need.
You too ? I had myself 10 years ago. Been through hell but came back. Hope you will find something to read about it to help you understand yourself better.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
That is why I wont let myself to get that attached to any of the Big 3 and choose favorite players outside of them like Wawrinka where any win over a Big 3 member or slam title is a bonus. I could not deal with the emotional strain at each major event and match up being a Big 3 uber. Especialy when in real life I have an anxiety disorder which I take medication for anyway, it would be the last thing I need.
The idea should be to join the fan base of the player when they win the first and second slam. Enjoy the ride when they win the majors. Vanish promptly when the going is not good. Come back again to the forum when things work out.

#molefam
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
That would have been pretty cool. He would have 9 Wimbledons, he would have lost the stigma of being someone who loses important close matches (first AO17 and now this one). He would have finally beaten ND in a Wimbledon final. He would've put some distance between himself and the others in the Grand Slam race. He would've had a small shot at #1 (until Dubai 2020). The greatest thing would've been seeing him celebrate together with Mirka, who was watching the whole match so intensely. I really wanted to see her joyful as she looked after AO17.

How awesome would it be to have seen Federer like this again?


This scenario isn't some far-fetched fantasy. It's how the match actually should have ended. In some weird way, it feels like this IS what happened but we got transported to some strange alternate reality with Novak winning. Like a simulation, made to pester Federer fans.

I still can't believe what happened. I saw it with my own eyes, followed it live, and still it feels like a dream. You're sat there watching the match for 5 hours, feeling all these different emotions, sat there with all that tension. Then something so drastic happens in a matter of seconds (Fed losing those two match points). It genuinely felt as if my emotions couldn't keep up with the images that my brain was processing. I just felt dazed, couldn't comprehend what was happening in front of me. Even logically I can't understand how this could've happened. I'm trying to rationalise it in my head but it's like a math problem that I can't grasp. How someone could look so dominant on serve and then look completely helpless at the most important moments.. It's like he turned into a different player for that moment. Man, this feels like a bad joke.

I'm done following professional tennis. At least for a while. I wonder if a Federer loss could be a legitimate cause of PTSS. I'll focus on playing tennis for a while. At least I have control over how my matches go. And I don't waste match points and break points like Roger does.
I know what you mean. Irrespective of how many times I watch those match points, I expect Federer to win. I am also puzzled by Mirka. Instead of expecting win at 40-15, she expected defeat.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
Nadal used to be the master at winning the biggest matches on the biggest stages against his biggest rivals. He's not as good at it in recent years though, but up to the 2014 French Open final the master.
 

Xavier G

Professional
Fed should have won it. He got to match point(s), but couldn't close it out. That's happened a few times. Like they say, sometimes the last point is the hardest to win.
 

Mustard

Talk Tennis Guru
I know what you mean. Irrespective of how many times I watch those match points, I expect Federer to win. I am also puzzled by Mirka. Instead of expecting win at 40-15, she expected defeat.
Perhaps Djokovic is in their heads like Nadal was in the past? Those tiebreaks were poor by Federer.

In the open era, only Coria in the 2004 French Open final and now Federer in the 2019 Wimbledon final have lost a men's singles major final after holding a championship point.
 

ABCD

Hall of Fame
Perhaps Djokovic is in their heads like Nadal was in the past? Those tiebreaks were poor by Federer.

In the open era, only Coria in the 2004 French Open final and now Federer in the 2019 Wimbledon final have lost a men's singles major final after holding a championship point.
 

DSH

Hall of Fame
That is why I wont let myself to get that attached to any of the Big 3 and choose favorite players outside of them like Wawrinka where any win over a Big 3 member or slam title is a bonus. I could not deal with the emotional strain at each major event and match up being a Big 3 uber. Especialy when in real life I have an anxiety disorder which I take medication for anyway, it would be the last thing I need.
Detachment is the best, I recommend it, it helps to see things as clearly and rationally as possible.
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That would have been pretty cool. He would have 9 Wimbledons, he would have lost the stigma of being someone who loses important close matches (first AO17 and now this one). He would have finally beaten ND in a Wimbledon final. He would've put some distance between himself and the others in the Grand Slam race. He would've had a small shot at #1 (until Dubai 2020). The greatest thing would've been seeing him celebrate together with Mirka, who was watching the whole match so intensely. I really wanted to see her joyful as she looked after AO17.

How awesome would it be to have seen Federer like this again?


This scenario isn't some far-fetched fantasy. It's how the match actually should have ended. In some weird way, it feels like this IS what happened but we got transported to some strange alternate reality with Novak winning. Like a simulation, made to pester Federer fans.

I still can't believe what happened. I saw it with my own eyes, followed it live, and still it feels like a dream. You're sat there watching the match for 5 hours, feeling all these different emotions, sat there with all that tension. Then something so drastic happens in a matter of seconds (Fed losing those two match points). It genuinely felt as if my emotions couldn't keep up with the images that my brain was processing. I just felt dazed, couldn't comprehend what was happening in front of me. Even logically I can't understand how this could've happened. I'm trying to rationalise it in my head but it's like a math problem that I can't grasp. How someone could look so dominant on serve and then look completely helpless at the most important moments.. It's like he turned into a different player for that moment. Man, this feels like a bad joke.

I'm done following professional tennis. At least for a while. I wonder if a Federer loss could be a legitimate cause of PTSS. I'll focus on playing tennis for a while. At least I have control over how my matches go. And I don't waste match points and break points like Roger does.
Yeah, those four points were too chaotic. Crowd screaming, Mirka petrified, and of course the history. Novak would have bounced it 50 times if he were serving.

His legs seemed a little heavy on that first return that sailed out. He spun that second serve right into Novak’s forehand, did he not expect it to be blasted back? Then the lousy approach shot on the next point. Then what might be considered the mental lapse, giving away the other two points. Had a great shot at 11-11 too but also played it safe.

But he battled for an hour after blowing match point which is inspiring. He had a shot in the tiebreaker before the linesman ruined it.

Anyway, he has nothing to lose now and the last time he had nothing to lose was AO17. And he won’t duck Nadal anymore so he’ll definitely go deep. I expect him to win at Flushing Meadows.
 
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Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
That would have been pretty cool. He would have 9 Wimbledons, he would have lost the stigma of being someone who loses important close matches (first AO17 and now this one). He would have finally beaten ND in a Wimbledon final. He would've put some distance between himself and the others in the Grand Slam race. He would've had a small shot at #1 (until Dubai 2020). The greatest thing would've been seeing him celebrate together with Mirka, who was watching the whole match so intensely. I really wanted to see her joyful as she looked after AO17.

How awesome would it be to have seen Federer like this again?


This scenario isn't some far-fetched fantasy. It's how the match actually should have ended. In some weird way, it feels like this IS what happened but we got transported to some strange alternate reality with Novak winning. Like a simulation, made to pester Federer fans.

I still can't believe what happened. I saw it with my own eyes, followed it live, and still it feels like a dream. You're sat there watching the match for 5 hours, feeling all these different emotions, sat there with all that tension. Then something so drastic happens in a matter of seconds (Fed losing those two match points). It genuinely felt as if my emotions couldn't keep up with the images that my brain was processing. I just felt dazed, couldn't comprehend what was happening in front of me. Even logically I can't understand how this could've happened. I'm trying to rationalise it in my head but it's like a math problem that I can't grasp. How someone could look so dominant on serve and then look completely helpless at the most important moments.. It's like he turned into a different player for that moment. Man, this feels like a bad joke.

I'm done following professional tennis. At least for a while. I wonder if a Federer loss could be a legitimate cause of PTSS. I'll focus on playing tennis for a while. At least I have control over how my matches go. And I don't waste match points and break points like Roger does.
You know, I always thought it was mostly people from the North of England that say "sat" as the present tense instead of "sitting". Not gonna lie, it drives me absolutely up the wall whenever I hear people say it!!!! I mean you'd never hear someone say "I'm played tennis" so why on earth do people say "I'm sat"? Just one of those things I've never been able to get my head around despite coming from Manchester where quite frankly folk look at you like you're some kind of alien if you do come out with the correct tense. Sorry for rambling but it's just one of things that really bugs me lol.
 
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