Match points saved and squandered by the Big Four

jm1980

Talk Tennis Guru
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MP WASTED (24)

21 Doha           QF   Basilashvili   6–3, 1–6, 5–7                      (1)
19 Wimbledon      F    Djokovic       6–7(5), 6–1, 6–7(4), 6–4, 12–13(3) (2)!
19 Madrid         QF   Thiem          6–3, 6–7(11), 4–6                  (2)
18 Wimbledon      QF   Anderson       6–2, 7–6(5), 5–7, 4–6, 11–13       (1)
18 Indian Wells   F    del Potro      4–6, 7–6(8), 6–7(2)                (3)
17 Stuttgart      R16  Haas           6–2, 6–7(8), 4–6                   (1)
17 Dubai          R16  Donskoy        6–3, 6–7(7), 6–7(5)                (3)
16 Stuttgart      SF   Thiem          6–3, 6–7(7), 4–6                   (2)
15 Madrid         R32  Kyrgios        7–6(2), 6–7(5), 6–7(12)            (2)
14 Rome           R32  Chardy         6–1, 3–6, 6–7(6)                   (1)
13 Dubai          SF   Berdych        6–3, 6–7(8), 4–6                   (3)
11 US Open        SF   Djokovic       7–6(7), 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 5–7         (2)
10 Paris          SF   Monfils        6–7(7), 7–6(1), 6–7(4)             (5)!
10 US Open        SF   Djokovic       7–5, 1–6, 7–5, 2–6, 5–7            (2)
10 Miami          R16  Berdych        4–6, 7–6(3), 6–7(6)                (1)
10 Indian Wells   R32  Baghdatis      7–5, 5–7, 6–7(4)                   (3)
06 Rome           F    Nadal          7–6(0), 6–7(5), 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(5)   (2)
05 Monte Carlo    QF   Gasquet        7–6(1), 2–6, 6–7(8)                (3)
05 Aus Open       SF   Safin          7–5, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7(6), 7–9         (1)
03 Miami          QF   Costa          6–7(4), 6–4, 6–7(7)                (3)
02 Aus Open       R16  Haas           6–7(3), 6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–8         (1)
01 Paris          R32  Novak          4–6, 7–6(4), 6–7(2)                (1)
01 Halle          QF   Rafter         6–4, 6–7(6), 6–7(4)                (1)
00 Vienna         SF   Henman         6–2, 6–7(4), 3–6                   (2)

MP SAVED (22)

20 Aus Open       QF   Sandgren       6–3, 2–6, 2–6, 7–6(8), 6–3         (7)!!
19 Rome           R16  Coric          2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7)                   (2)
19 Madrid         R16  Monfils        6–0, 4–6, 7–6(3)                   (2)
18 Halle          R16  Paire          6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7)                   (2)
17 Miami          QF   Berdych        6–2, 3–6, 7–6(6)                   (2)
16 Wimbledon      QF   Cilic          6–7(4), 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(9), 6–3      (3)
14 London WTF     SF   Wawrinka       4–6, 7–5, 7–6(6)                   (4)
14 Shanghai       R32  Mayer          7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7)                   (5)
14 US Open        QF   Monfils        4–6, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–2            (2)
11 Madrid         R32  López          7–6(13), 6–7(1), 7–6(7)            (1)
06 Shanghai TMC   RR   Roddick        4–6, 7–6(8), 6–4                   (3)
06 Halle          QF   Rochus         6–7(2), 7–6(9), 7–6(5)             (4)
05 Dubai          R16  Ferrero        4–6, 6–3, 7–6(6)                   (2)
03 Houston TMC    RR   Agassi         6–7(3), 6–3, 7–6(7)                (2)
03 Paris          R16  Verkerk        6–7(3), 7–6(12), 7–6(6)            (4)
03 Cincinnati     R64  Draper         4–6, 6–3, 7–6(10)                  (7)!!
01 Vienna         R32  Massú          4–6, 7–6(8), 6–4                   (3)
01 Miami          R16  Johansson      7–6(3), 5–7, 7–6(7)                (1)
00 Basel          SF   Hewitt         6–4, 5–7, 7–6(6)                   (1)
00 US Open        R128 Wessels        4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 3–4 RET        (1)
00 Marseille      QF   Ljubicic       6–2, 3–6, 7–6(5)                   (2)
99 Rotterdam      R32  Raoux          6–7(4), 7–5, 7–6(3)                (2)

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MP WASTED (9)

24 Brisbane       QF   Thompson       7–5, 6–7(6), 3–6                   (3)
19 Acapulco       R16  Kyrgios        6–3, 6–7(2), 6–7(6)                (3)
16 Buenos Aires   SF   Thiem          4–6, 6–4, 6–7(4)                   (1)
15 Indian Wells   QF   Raonic         6–4, 6–7(10), 5–7                  (3)
10 Doha           F    Davydenko      6–0, 6–7(8), 4–6                   (2)
05 Cincinnati     R64  Berdych        7–6(4), 2–6, 6–7(3)                (3)
04 Stuttgart      QF   Ferrer         3–6, 7–6(3), 5–7                   (3)
04 Indian Wells   R32  Calleri        4–6, 6–3, 6–7(10)                  (2)
03 Bastad         QF   Lapentti       6–3, 3–6, 6–7(6)                   (5)!!

MP SAVED (17)

22 Madrid         R16  Goffin         6–3, 5–7, 7–6(9)                   (4)
21 Rome           R16  Shapovalov     3–6, 6–4, 7–6(3)                   (2)
21 Barcelona      F    Tsitsipas      6–4, 6–7(6), 7–5                   (1)
19 Tour Finals    RR   Medvedev       6–7(3), 6–3, 7–6(4)                (1)
17 Beijing        R32  Pouille        4–6, 7–6(6), 7–5                   (2)
16 Indian Wells   R16  Zverev         6–7(8), 6–0, 7–5                   (1)
15 Paris          R16  Anderson       4–6, 7–6(6), 6–2                   (1)
14 Rio            SF   Andujar        2–6, 6–3, 7–6(10)                  (2)
10 Tokyo          SF   Troicki        7–6(4), 4–6, 7–6(7)                (2)
10 Cincinnati     R16  Benneteau      5–7, 7–6(6), 6–2                   (1)
09 Paris          R32  Almagro        3–6, 7–6(2), 7–5                   (5)
09 Madrid         SF   Djokovic       3–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(9)                (3)
09 Indian Wells   R16  Nalbandian     3–6, 7–6(5), 6–0                   (5)!
08 Chennai        SF   Moyá           6–7(3), 7–6(8), 7–6(1)             (4)
06 Rome           F    Federer        6–7(0), 7–6(5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(5)   (2)
06 Marseille      R32  Rochus         4–6, 6–2, 7–5                      (1)
05 Aus Open       R64  Youzhny        6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–3            (1)

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MP WASTED (4)

23 Davis Cup      SF   Sinner         2–6, 6–2, 5–7                      (3)
18 Queen's        F    Cilic          7–5, 6–7(4), 3–6                   (1)
09 Madrid         SF   Nadal          6–3, 6–7(5), 6–7(9)                (3)
07 Rotterdam      SF   Youzhny        6–3, 6–7(7), 5–7                   (3)

MP SAVED (17)

23 Cincinnati     F    Alcaraz        5–7, 7–6(7), 7–6(4)                (1)
23 Adelaide       F    S Korda        6–7(8), 7–6(3), 6–4                (1)
20 Dubai          SF   Monfils        2–6, 7–6(8), 6–1                   (3)
19 Wimbledon      F    Federer        7–6(5), 1–6, 7–6(4), 4–6, 13–12(3) (2)!
19 Rome           QF   del Potro      4–6, 7–6(6), 6–4                   (2)
17 Doha           SF   Verdasco       4–6, 7–6(7), 6–3                   (5)
15 Montreal       QF   Gulbis         5–7, 7–6(7), 6–1                   (2)
12 Shanghai       F    Murray         5–7, 7–6(11), 6–3                  (5)!
12 Roland Garros  QF   Tsonga         6–1, 5–7, 5–7, 7–6(6), 6–1         (4)
11 London WTF     RR   Berdych        3–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)                   (1)
11 US Open        SF   Federer        6–7(7), 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–5         (2)
10 US Open        SF   Federer        5–7, 6–1, 5–7, 6–2, 7–5            (2)
10 Indian Wells   R32  Kohlschreiber  6–3, 2–6, 7–6(3)                   (3)
09 Basel          SF   Stepanek       6–7(4), 7–5, 6–2                   (3)
09 Halle          R16  Serra          5–7, 7–5, 6–1                      (5)
07 Vienna         QF   Chela          6–3, 5–7, 7–6(2)                   (2)
05 Wimbledon      R64  G Lopez        3–6, 3–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(3), 6–4      (6)!*

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MP WASTED (8)

23 Paris          R64  de Minaur      6–7(5), 6–4, 5–7                   (1)
23 Beijing        R32  de Minaur      3–6, 5–7, 6–7(6)                   (3)
21 Paris          R64  Koepfer        4–6, 7–5, 6–7(9)                   (7)
12 Paris          R16  Janowicz       7–5, 6–7(4), 2–6                   (1)
12 Shanghai       F    Djokovic       7–5, 6–7(11), 3–6                  (5)!
12 Tokyo          SF   Raonic         3–6, 7–6(5), 6–7(4)                (2)
10 Los Angeles    F    Querrey        7–5, 6–7(2), 3–6                   (1)
08 Miami          R64  Ancic          2–6, 6–2, 6–7(7)                   (2)

MP SAVED (16)

23 Doha           SF   Lehecka        6–0, 3–6, 7–6(6)                   (5)!
23 Doha           R32  Sonego         4–6, 6–1, 7–6(4)                   (3)
23 Aus Open       R128 Berrettini     6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–7(7), 7–6(6)      (1)
21 Antwerp        R32  Tiafoe         7–6(2), 6–7(7), 7–6(8)             (2)
20 US Open        R128 Nishioka       4–6, 4–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4), 6–4      (1)
17 Dubai          QF   Kohlschreiber  6–7(4), 7–6(18), 6–1               (7)!
16 London WTF     SF   Raonic         5–7, 7–6(5), 7–6(9)                (1)
15 Cincinnati     R16  Dimitrov       4–6, 7–6(3), 7–5                   (1)
14 Valencia       F    Robredo        3–6, 7–6(7), 7–6(8)                (5)
14 Shenzhen       F    Robredo        5–7, 7–6(9), 6–1                   (5)
14 Cincinnati     R16  Isner          6–7(3), 6–4, 7–6(2)                (2)
13 Miami          F    Ferrer         2–6, 6–4, 7–6(1)                   (1)
07 St Petersburg  SF   Youzhny        6–2, 5–7, 7–6(1)                   (1)
07 Miami          R16  Mathieu        2–6, 7–5, 6–3                      (2)
07 Indian Wells   QF   Haas           3–6, 6–3, 7–6(8)                   (2)
06 Newport        R32  Mello          6–1, 1–6, 7–6(5)                   (5)
 
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jm1980

Talk Tennis Guru
NOTE 1: Sources affiliated with Simon Graf claim Federer had a match point against Nicolas Escude in their 2002 Rotterdam QF. This is impossible based on other independent sources. See explanation here
NOTE 2: There is conflicting information on the number of match points in Djokovic v. Garcia Lopez. See this post here


Observations:

FEDERER:
  • Match Won while saving Match point/Match Lost while having Match point: 22-24
  • Matchpoints Saved/Wasted: 62-48
  • Matches Won/Lost in GS: 4-5
  • Titles won after saving MP: '05 Dubai, '06 Halle, '14 Shanghai, '17 Miami (4)
  • Lost 1 Match with 4 MP or more (5MP)
  • Saved 6 Matches with 4 MP or more (7MP, 7MP, 4MP, 4MP, 5MP, 4MP)
  • Wasted Match Points twice against: Djokovic (thrice!), Berdych, Haas
  • WTF?! Match Point moment: Saving 7 MP twice, against Scott Draper ('03 Cincy) and Tennys Sandgren ('20 AO)
  • WTF?! Match Point moment 2: Losing twice with 2 MP against Djokovic in a GS Semifinal
  • WTF?! Match Point moment 3: Losing with 2 MP against Djokovic in a GS Final
NADAL:
  • Match Won while saving Match point/Match Lost while having Match point: 17-9
  • Matchpoints Saved/Wasted: 38-25
  • Titles won after saving MP: '06 Rome, '09 Indian Wells, '10 Tokyo, '14 Rio, '17 Beijing, '21 Barcelona, '21 Rome (7)
  • Lost 1 Match with 4MP or more (5MP)
  • Saved 4 Matches with 4 MP or more (4MP x2, 5MP x2)
DJOKOVIC:
  • Match Won while saving Match point/Match Lost while having Match point: 17-4
  • Matchpoints Saved/Wasted: 49-10
  • Matches Won/Lost in GS: 3-0
  • Titles won after saving MP: '07 Vienna, '09 Basel, '11 US Open, '12 Shanghai, '17 Doha, '19 Wimbledon, '20 Dubai, '23 Adelaide, '23 Cincy (9)
  • Saved 5 Matches with 4 MP or more (6MP, 5MP, 4MP, 5MP, 5MP)
  • Saved Match Point thrice against: Federer
  • WTF?! Match Point moment: Saving 5 MP in a final against Murray
  • WTF?! Match Point moment 2: Saving 2 MP twice against Federer in a GS semifinal
  • WTF?! Match Point moment 3: Saving 2 MP against Federer in a GS final
MURRAY:
  • Match Won while saving Match point/Match Lost while having Match point: 16-8
  • Matchpoints Saved/Wasted: 44-22
  • Titles won after saving MP: '07 St. Petersburg, '13 Miami, '14 Shenzhen, '14 Valencia, '16 London WTF, '17 Dubai (6)
  • Saved 3 Matches with 5 MP or more (7MP, 5MP x3)
  • Saved Match Point Twice against: Robredo
  • Wasted match points three tournaments in a row ('12 Tokyo, '12 Shanghai, '12 Paris)
  • WTF?! Match Point moment: Losing 2 Finals with Match Points
  • WTF?! Match Point moment 2: Saving 5 MP against Robredo in consecutive finals
MISC:
  • Raonic (Nadal/Murray), Berdych, Thiem, and Kyrgios (Nadal/Federer) have saved MP against two members of the Big 4.
  • Youzhny (Nadal/Murray) and Kohlschreiber (Djokovic/Murray) has wasted MP against two members of the Big 4
  • Federer has wasted MP against both Nadal and Djokovic
  • Federer (Chardy #25), Nadal (Calleri #16, Thiem #19) and Murray (Janowicz #15, Querrey #17) have wasted MP to players whose highest rank is outside top 10
  • Only Murray has not saved MP against a #1 Player (highest Ferrer #3)
  • Federer saved two match points in the round robin stages of the '03 Houston TMC and the '06 Shanghai TMC, but a loss wouldn't have knocked him out of the tournament in either edition
 
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Noelan

Legend

  • MURRAY:Wasted match points three tournaments in a row (2012 Tokyo, 2012 Shanghai, 2012 Paris)

    Some really interesting cases as this one, all 3 matches in a row where Andy wasted MP came after he won first GS trophy. Shows how difficult it is to deal with success without previous experience .Then now is more clear why many fedfans hate Berdych so passionately.LOL
 
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Duncan Donuts

Professional
Wow...never realized Federer lost so many.

I will never forget those Murray/Robredo matches in Shenzhen and Valencia.

Shenzhen: Robredo was up 7-5, 6-6 (6-2) and I went to cook breakfast. When I came back Murray was ahead 5-1 in the 3rd set. I was stunned.

Valencia: One of the best 3 set matches Ive seen. reminded me a lot of Djokovic/Nadal from Madrid. Robredo blew match points in the 2nd set, but didnt tank the 3rd set like Shenzhen. The MP rally that Murray won on was one of the better match points Ive ever seen.
 

Fiero425

Legend
Fed blows one for the ages against Donskoy

5–2 lead in the 2nd set TB, then 5–1 lead in the 3rd set TB blown on top of the 3 MPs

Not to mention serving for the match in the 3rd up a break; lost serve twice, but wrangled his way into TB dropping it finally to this kid! WOW! :rolleyes: :p ;)
 

TheFifthSet

Legend
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MP WASTED (17)                               

2017 Dubai           R16  Donskoy        6–3, 6–7(7), 6–7(5)               (3MP)
2016 Stuttgart       SF   Thiem          6–3, 6–7(7), 4–6                  (2MP)
2015 Madrid          R32  Kyrgios        7–6(2), 6–7(5), 6–7(12)           (2MP)
2014 Rome            R32  Chardy         6–1, 3–6, 6–7(6)                  (1MP)
2013 Dubai           SF   Berdych        6–3, 6–7(8), 4–6                  (3MP)
2011 US Open         SF   Djokovic       7–6(7), 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 5–7        (2MP)
2010 Paris           SF   Monfils        6–7(7), 7–6(1), 6–7(4)            (5MP)!
2010 US Open         SF   Djokovic       7–5, 1–6, 7–5, 2–6, 5–7           (2MP)
2010 Miami           R16  Berdych        4–6, 7–6(3), 6–7(6)               (1MP)
2010 Indian Wells    R32  Baghdatis      7–5, 5–7, 6–7(4)                  (3MP)
2006 Rome            F    Nadal          7–6(0), 6–7(5), 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(5)  (2MP)
2005 Monte Carlo     QF   Gasquet        7–6(1), 2–6, 6–7(8)               (3MP)
2005 Aus Open        SF   Safin          7–5, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7(6), 7–9        (1MP)
2003 Miami           QF   Costa          6–7(4), 6–4, 6–7(7)               (3MP)
2002 Aus Open        R16  Haas           6–7(3), 6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–8        (1MP)
2001 Halle           QF   Rafter         6–4, 6–7(6), 6–7(4)               (1MP)
2000 Vienna          SF   Henman         6–2, 6–7(4), 3–6                  (2MP)

MP SAVED (17)                             

2017 Miami           QF   Berdych        6–2, 3–6, 7–6(6)                  (2MP)
2016 Wimbledon       QF   Cilic          6–7(4), 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(9), 6–3     (3MP)
2014 London WTF      SF   Wawrinka       4–6, 7–5, 7–6(6)                  (4MP)
2014 Shanghai        R32  Mayer          7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7)                  (5MP)
2014 US Open         QF   Monfils        4–6, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–2           (2MP)
2011 Madrid          R32  López          7–6(13), 6–7(1), 7–6(7)           (1MP)
2006 Shanghai TMC    RR   Roddick        4–6, 7–6(8), 6–4                  (3MP)
2006 Halle           QF   Rochus         6–7(2), 7–6(9), 7–6(5)            (4MP)
2005 Dubai           R16  Ferrero        4–6, 6–3, 7–6(6)                  (2MP)
2003 Houston TMC     RR   Agassi         6–7(3), 6–3, 7–6(7)               (2MP)
2003 Paris           R16  Verkerk        6–7(3), 7–6(12), 7–6(6)           (4MP)
2003 Cincinnati      R64  Draper         4–6, 6–3, 7–6(10)                 (7MP)!!
2001 Vienna          R32  Massú          4–6, 7–6(8), 6–4                  (3MP)
2001 Miami           R16  Johansson      7–6(3), 5–7, 7–6(7)               (1MP)
2000 Basel           SF   Hewitt         6–4, 5–7, 7–6(6)                  (2MP)
2000 Marseille       QF   Ljubicic       6–2, 3–6, 7–6(5)                  (2MP)
1999 Rotterdam       R32  Raoux          6–7(4), 7–5, 7–6(3)               (2MP)

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MP WASTED (7)

2016 Buenos Aires    SF   Thiem          4–6, 6–4, 6–7(4)                  (1MP)
2015 Indian Wells    QF   Raonic         6–4, 6–7(10), 5–7                 (3MP)
2010 Doha            F    Davydenko      6–0, 6–7(8), 4–6                  (2MP)
2005 Cincinnati      R64  Berdych        7–6(4), 2–6, 6–7(3)               (3MP)
2004 Stuttgart       QF   Ferrer         3–6, 7–6(3), 5–7                  (3MP)
2004 Indian Wells    R32  Calleri        4–6, 6–3, 6–7(10)                 (3MP)
2003 Bastad          QF   Lapentti       6–3, 3–6, 6–7(6)                  (5MP)!!

MP SAVED (12)

2016 Indian Wells    R16  Zverev         6–7(8), 6–0, 7–5                  (1MP)
2015 Paris           R16  Anderson       4–6, 7–6(6), 6–2                  (1MP)
2014 Rio             SF   Andujar        2–6, 6–3, 7–6(10)                 (2MP)
2010 Tokyo           SF   Troicki        7–6(4), 4–6, 7–6(7)               (2MP)
2010 Cincinnati      R16  Benneteau      5–7, 7–6(6), 6–2                  (1MP)
2009 Paris           R32  Almagro        3–6, 7–6(2), 7–5                  (5MP)
2009 Madrid          SF   Djokovic       3–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(9)               (3MP)
2009 Indian Wells    R16  Nalbandian     3–6, 7–6(5), 6–0                  (5MP)!
2008 Chennai         SF   Moyá           6–7(3), 7–6(8), 7–6(1)            (4MP)
2006 Rome            F    Federer        6–7(0), 7–6(5), 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(5)  (2MP)
2006 Marseille       R32  Rochus         4–6, 6–2, 7–5                     (1MP)
2005 Aus Open        R64  Youzhny        6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–3           (1MP)

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MP WASTED (2)                             

2009 Madrid          SF   Nadal          6–3, 6–7(5), 6–7(9)               (3MP)
2007 Rotterdam       SF   Youzhny        6–3, 6–7(7), 5–7                  (3MP)

MP SAVED (12)                             

2017 Doha            SF   Verdasco       4–6, 7–6(7), 6–3                  (5MP)
2015 Montreal        QF   Gulbis         5–7, 7–6(7), 6–1                  (2MP)
2012 Shanghai        F    Murray         5–7, 7–6(11), 6–3                 (5MP)!
2012 Roland Garros   QF   Tsonga         6–1, 5–7, 5–7, 7–6(6), 6–1        (4MP)
2011 London WTF      RR   Berdych        3–6, 6–3, 7–6(3)                  (1MP)
2011 US Open         SF   Federer        6–7(7), 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–5        (2MP)
2010 US Open         SF   Federer        5–7, 6–1, 5–7, 6–2, 7–5           (2MP)
2010 Indian Wells    R32  Kohlschreiber  6–3, 2–6, 7–6(3)                  (3MP)
2009 Basel           SF   Stepanek       6–7(4), 7–5, 6–2                  (3MP)
2009 Halle           R16  Serra          5–7, 7–5, 6–1                     (5MP)
2007 Vienna          QF   Chela          6–3, 5–7, 7–6(2)                  (2MP)
2005 Wimbledon       R64  G.Lopez        3–6, 3–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(3), 6–4     (3MP)

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MP WASTED (5)                             

2012 Paris           R16  Janowicz       7–5, 6–7(4), 2–6                  (1MP)
2012 Shanghai        F    Djokovic       7–5, 6–7(11), 3–6                 (5MP)!
2012 Tokyo           SF   Raonic         3–6, 7–6(5), 6–7(4)               (2MP)
2010 Los Angeles     F    Querrey        7–5, 6–7(2), 3–6                  (1MP)
2008 Miami           R64  Ancic          2–6, 6–2, 6–7(7)                  (2MP)

MP SAVED (11)                               

2017 Dubai           QF   Kohlschreiber  6–7(4), 7–6(18), 6–1              (7MP)!
2016 London WTF      SF   Raonic         5–7, 7–6(5), 7–6(9)               (1MP)
2014 Valencia        F    Robredo        3–6, 7–6(7), 7–6(8)               (5MP)
2014 Shenzhen        F    Robredo        5–7, 7–6(9), 6–1                  (5MP)
2014 Cincinnati      QF   Isner          6–7(3), 6–4, 7–6(2)               (2MP)
2013 Miami           F    Ferrer         2–6, 6–4, 7–6(1)                  (1MP)
2007 St. Petersburg  SF   Youzhny        6–2, 5–7, 7–6(1)                  (1MP)
2007 Miami           R16  Mathieu        2–6, 7–5, 6–3                     (2MP)
2007 Indian Wells    QF   Haas           3–6, 6–3, 7–6(8)                  (2MP)
2006 Newport         R32  Mello          6–1, 1–6, 7–6(5)                  (5MP)


Dude, great work!
 

falstaff78

Hall of Fame
Observations:

FEDERER:
  • Match Won while saving Match point/Match Lost while having Match point: 17-17
  • Matchpoints Saved/Wasted: 49-37
  • Matches Won/Lost in GS: 2-4
  • Lost 1 Match with 4 MP or more (5MP)
  • Saved 6 Matches with 4 MP or more (7MP, 4MP, 4MP, 5MP, 4MP)
  • Wasted Match Points twice against: Djokovic, Berdych
  • WTF?! Match Point moment: Saving 7 MP against Scott Draper
  • WTF?! Match Point moment 2: Losing twice with 2 MP against Djokovic in a GS Semifinal

NADAL:
  • Match Won while saving Match point/Match Lost while having Match point: 12-7
  • Matchpoints Saved/Wasted: 28-20
  • Lost 1 Match with 4MP or more (5MP)
  • Saved 3 Matches with 4 MP or more (4MP, 5MP, 5MP)

DJOKOVIC:
  • Match Won while saving Match point/Match Lost while having Match point: 12-2
  • Matchpoints Saved/Wasted: 37-6
  • Matches Won/Lost in GS: 2-0
  • Saved 4 Matches with 4 MP or more (5MP, 4MP, 5MP, 5MP)
  • Saved Match Point twice against: Federer
  • WTF?! Match Point moment: Saving 5 MP in a final against Murray
  • WTF?! Match Point moment 2: Saving 2 MP twice against Federer in a GS semifinal

MURRAY:
  • Match Won while saving Match point/Match Lost while having Match point: 11-5
  • Matchpoints Saved/Wasted: 32-11
  • Saved 3 Matches with 5 MP or more (7MP, 5MP, 5MP, 5MP)
  • Saved Match Point Twice against: Robredo
  • Wasted match points three tournaments in a row (2012 Tokyo, 2012 Shanghai, 2012 Paris)
  • WTF?! Match Point moment: Losing 2 Finals with Match Points

MISC:
  • Berdych (Federer/Nadal), Raonic (Nadal/Murray), and Thiem (Nadal/Federer) have saved MP against two members of the Big 4.
  • Youzhny (Nadal/Murray) and Kohlschreiber (Djokovic/Murray) has wasted MP against two members of the Big 4
  • Federer has wasted MP against both Nadal and Djokovic
  • Federer (Chardy #25), Nadal (Calleri #16, Thiem #19) and Murray (Janowicz #15, Querrey #17) have wasted MP to players whose highest rank is outside top 10
  • Only Murray has not saved MP against a #1 Player (highest Ferrer #3)

Fantastic work!!!!!
 
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Stupendous1HBH

Guest
I knew Rogi would be at the top of list for most losses when having match points among the big 4. That and not converting break points are the 2 biggest stats that make him lose more often than not.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
Djokovic is not just a great front runner. He also hardly ever fails when the finish line is so close.

Federer probably holds the record for both MP saving and squandering. Not surprising because of such a long career while he hardly ever loses convincingly.

Djokovic and Nadal are unreal front-runners. The only 2 guys I feel utterly hopeless/helpless against when they have even the slimmest of leads.

That's what made Australian Open final even more shocking to me.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Wow...never realized Federer lost so many.

I will never forget those Murray/Robredo matches in Shenzhen and Valencia.


Shenzhen: Robredo was up 7-5, 6-6 (6-2) and I went to cook breakfast. When I came back Murray was ahead 5-1 in the 3rd set. I was stunned.

Valencia: One of the best 3 set matches Ive seen. reminded me a lot of Djokovic/Nadal from Madrid. Robredo blew match points in the 2nd set, but didnt tank the 3rd set like Shenzhen. The MP rally that Murray won on was one of the better match points Ive ever seen.

Agree with this 100% Both of those matches were outstanding tennis. There was so many highlight points and the Valencia match was probably one of the top matches all year, probably ignored due to the opponent but i remember it being so good!
 

jimjam

Professional
Hold on.. does this mean that Fed has had match points in almost 10% of ALL matches he's lost, across his career?

That's kinda crazy. :D
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Find it hard to interpret these stats, though it is pretty curious that Federer has wasted MP in more matches more than he saved.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Shows how hard he is to beat.
Does it? He has the lowest matches% won of the Big 3. Career %points won might be interesting by surface cause I think he might have a higher% of points won but lower% of matches won compared to Djokovic.


In any case, Murray and especially Djokovic are quite something else in this stat. For Murray probably due to having a few huge "scores" against lesser players, while Djokovic, when he's on, has been ridiculously clutch in MP situations.
 

junior74

Talk Tennis Guru
Observations:


MURRAY:
  • Wasted

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Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Depends on how you value it. Fed is the hardest ATG to beat in straight sets and his MP mugging is a part of it.
I think generally Federer just wins because he wins way more points than the opponent, and when the points go 50/50 that Federer actually gets tight and is more likely to choke than Djokovic and Nadal.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
Wow...never realized Federer lost so many.

I will never forget those Murray/Robredo matches in Shenzhen and Valencia.

Shenzhen: Robredo was up 7-5, 6-6 (6-2) and I went to cook breakfast. When I came back Murray was ahead 5-1 in the 3rd set. I was stunned.

Valencia: One of the best 3 set matches Ive seen. reminded me a lot of Djokovic/Nadal from Madrid. Robredo blew match points in the 2nd set, but didnt tank the 3rd set like Shenzhen. The MP rally that Murray won on was one of the better match points Ive ever seen.

Awesome match that one, I remember it fairly well. I'm sure Robredo does too:

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I think generally Federer just wins because he wins way more points than the opponent, and when the points go 50/50 that Federer actually gets tight and is more likely to choke than Djokovic and Nadal.
Yeah, he's also the leader of losing matching while winning the majority of the points.
RAFA started choking in different situations, though like having a losing record in 5 setters since 2010 while Fed has a winning one.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Yeah, he's also the leader of losing matching while winning the majority of the points.
RAFA started choking in different situations, though like having a losing record in 5 setters since 2010 while Fed has a winning one.
Yeah, people often just talk about choking like it's this one thing, though basically every player can have different choking patterns.
 

Fiero425

Legend
First time after having championship points.

In past eras, the top players really couldn't care less about the event; mostly used to get in some extra practice time before Wimbledon! IIRC, Borg never actually played at Queens which was the only event btwn him winning the FO 6 times and the Wimbledon titles he hogged for 5+ years! It wasn't uncommon for Connors to drop his 1st or 2nd match, not wanting to get involved in some grass court war and get injured! That was damn likely with most of the top players with how choppy and slippery the surface was before being homogenized the last decade or so! I'm thrilled Nole actually did this well; I'll take it! :rolleyes: :p ;)
 

May178

New User
Great work! If you do not mind, do you mind sharing the data source or is it your own personal repository?
 
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