Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by rfedererfan, Nov 17, 2009.
So who/what do you think wins the award for the biggest fail in recent tennis history ?
Serena Williams at the semi's of the 2009 US Open... complete meltdown.
....when del Potro beat Koellerer at the US Open.....
Depends what you mean by recent...but in the last 5 years...maybe Roger's collapse in the AO final against a hobbled Nadal, or his failure to compete in the final of the FO against Nadal. OF course, there have been many other total collapses...in fact, many of them have been against Federer (many pros have been determined to lose to him, even on his worst day!) but considering the resume of Federer, the rivalry, and the occasion...I'd say those 2 rank high for me.
Edit: Didn't even notice there is a poll! Well at least the 2 incidents I mentioned are options.
There's millions of fails. The really big ones we'll never hear off. They had loads of talents, but decided drugs, scooters, and chicks and booze were much more fun.
Dumbest thing ever.
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agreed. oh and 1337 posts ^ nice.
I fully agree.
I miss Safin already.
I miss Safin and Santoro : (.
EDIT: LOL my post is so off topic. I think the biggest fail is how Federer did against Nadal on clay in 2008. Besides FO he could have beaten Nadal at Monte Carlo being up a break in each set and in Hamburg being up a break in each set.
I miss Federer.
I miss Rafa.
I miss James Block.
I miss Bobby Fischer.
Coria choking Roland Garros against his "enemy" Gaudio
Am I really the only one who thinks it's hawk eye?
Coria and the 2004 French Open.
How about Federer against Nadal on clay in 2008. First two matches he should have won, but threw away. For example Monte-Carlo set 1 up 4-3 with a break, lost 7-5, set 2 up 4-0, lost it 7-5. Hamburg set 1 up 5-1, lost it 7-5, set 2 up 5-3 (after being a break down early), just won it on the tiebreaker, then got hammered in set 3. Then going into the French didn't even make it slightly competitive.
The semis of the FO where Davydenko was up in each and every set and choked it away against Federer. That was the most epic choke I have ever seen, because it was not just one moment, it was all the time. He would be a break up and then self implode in every set.
Nadal failing over and over to win the US Open.
Roddick losing 3 Wimbledon finals to Federer.
Federer failing to win the calendar Slam in '04, '06, '07, and '09.
Nadal losing to Soderling at the '09 French Open.
Nalbandian failing to win even a single Slam.
Almagro blowing 5 match points and failing to serve out the match multiple times against Nadal in '09 Paris Masters.
Rub it in guys haha.
Federer losing to James Blake at the Olympics.
Fed was talking left and right about his motivation to win the Olympics. He had never lost to Blake in 8 matches till that point. He had only lost 1 set to Blake in a tight tie-break (9-11). And he got straight-setted in Beijing!
I think it's on par with Nadal losing to Soderling at the French.
I totally read that wrong.
Yeah, but Federer walked away with an Olympic Gold Medal anyway while Blake walked away with nothing.
I would have to say Roddicks record against Fed. But it must be nice to have Brooklyn Decker to console.
I just noticed you signature about Williams. Yeah right. Never heard of crystal meth. Anyone believe that?
Nalbandian losing to Nadal after having 5 match points
Roger getting through the FO going past Acasuso 5-1 up, Haas and Delpo
why would safin retire he was a beast
He retired because he was a beast. Beasts aren't allowed to play human sports.
Why isn't the Serena Williams incident here? Threatening to shove an f'ing ball down the f'ing throat of a line judge? That takes the cake.
Maybe she thought that the line judge looked malnourished.
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gotta be the roddick-Fed h2h. The '09 Wimby second set tiebreak choke has been discussed to death, but even looking past that, you figure andy should've won at least a couple more, right?
Federer's been really struggling in Wimbledon finals for the last few years. In 07,08 and 09 he made the final no problem, but all 3 went the distance, and in all 3 instances the 2 sets Federer won before the fifth were tiebreakers and the two he lost were 6-3 or 6-4. So while Federer had chances to win all 3, he could just as easily have lost them all too. I think he's a little lucky to have won 2 of the 3 to be honest.
No, I'd say prime Federer losing to a teenager 5 consecutive times tops it.
Yeah, those two matches were epic fails. I mean, Nadal stepped it up when he needed to, but it was clear Fed choked at some crucial points. When you are leading 5-1 and you have two chances to serve it out, you should be able to do it, against any player.
Federer is a mental midget who crumbles everytime he meets Nadal. That's why he suddenly straight setted Nadal in Madrid, hitting a second serve ace on BP in the second set. I think 2008 was at that point just a really bad year for Federer, he wasn't feeling well, and he was going to lose those matches anyway. I certainly don't think ANY top pro had the biggest fail in the last few years.
Coria in the French Open 2004.
It's only 5 years ago and has already seemingly passed into tennis legend.
how about djoker's shots at world number 2? he blew his biggest chances this year by losing to gulbis (brisbane i think) and nieminen (sydney).
Agreed. Epic fail. I was gutted for Coria.
yaiks... why would she feed her with a fuzzy yellow ball? how is that going to nourish her? not that much of a nutritive food is it? now if she was to "shove this frigging box of frighin donuts i am not friggin eating right now down your friggin throat", that would be a whole different story!
Most epic UNFAIL of the last 5-6 years: 15 slam titles!!!!
I will go with Coria-Gaudio RG 04, then Nadal-Federer AO 09, and Soderling-Nadal RG 09.
I don't like the change of surface in the AO neither.
coria fails badly. Gaudio isn't even mentally strong and saved CP
roddick's record is epic fail but then again there are guys way worse than roddick with a better H2H with Federer
I will go with Federer crying at AO09
Biggest fail was Roddick Playing tennis in this Era. Jokes
I would say Roddick H2H with Federer.
epic fail: Marat Safin.
Without a doubt, Nadal getting beat by Soderling at FO. The man that Nadal has the biggest personal issues with, on his favorite surface, where he is never supposed to lose, let alone lose to a guy he doesn't care for much.
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