Question to Fed fans: Which is his most emotional victory?

Which is Federer's most emotional victory?

  • AO 17

    Votes: 12 33.3%
  • Wimby 2003

    Votes: 3 8.3%
  • Wimby 2012

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • RG 2009

    Votes: 19 52.8%
  • Other (specificy)

    Votes: 2 5.6%

  • Total voters
    36

lud

Hall of Fame
#5
2009 RG. 17 AO behind.

You can for sure say that Aussie'17 was(or RF18.to be honest) truly pain in the ass for him..
Still 09.RG is most emotional.
 
#6
Federer d Sampras 2001 Wimbledon.
Probably Fed's most important and emotional victory, which propelled him towards big time tennis, something he was struggling with (confidence wise, self belief) previously.
 
#7
RG 2009. It can be argued that the single most important point/forehand of his career was that 3-4, 30-40 point in the 3rd set against Haas. Winning that title gave him #14, the career slam and set him on a tear winning 3 of the next four majors (plus the real slam). Without that win, I see Fed at 14-15 Majors at most, and likely retired by now.

AO 17 is second, imo, because of who he beat and how he beat him, and the fact that he likely put a nail in the chances for Rafa or Novak to catch his total slam tally.
 
#9
I'd say RG09 slightly edges 2017AO.

He had horrible luck running into Nadal at French 4 years in a row. He almost lost to Del Po and Haas and would have had that RG missing from the collection. I woke up to watch it live on TV and almost cried because I'd been on the journey with him as a fan for the heartbreaks in 05 to 08.

AO was also emotional because since Wimby 2012 he'd been fighting hard and came so close but no cigar. Coulda won Wimby 2014. Woulda won USO 2014 and had chance after Nole lost. 2015 Wimby was serving amazing all tourney and played once of his best matches ever against Muzziah. 2015 USO had tons of chances once again. I think he could have won AO2016 if he didn't have to play Nole. After coming back from injury not many people thought he'd ever be playing in a slam final let alone contend and win.
 
#10
They're all very close (except 2012) but I'm going to go with the very first slam he ever won. In 2012 he said that he didn't feel that emotional because he was so focused that his win didn't set in immediately. I personally feel that his 2012 win is heavily underrated though and doesn't get talked about enough.
 
#11
Lmao, Federer fans are so funny. He beat a player who is being ***** by the whole tour for 3 straight years, even by Querrey as we have seen last week. You really put Federer low if you think he did something special by beating this Nadal.
Please. He hadn't beaten Nadal in 10 years in a major. No matter the circumstance a match like that is huge, not to mention the end result (18th Major, etc.). 18 (and very likely his last) would have been emotional regardless of the opponent, but the fact that it was Rafa elevated it. Also, Rafa played a great tournament and good final. Neither guy is even remotely close to what they were, but both are still remarkable champions.
 
#13
Lmao, Federer fans are so funny. He beat a player who is being ***** by the whole tour for 3 straight years, even by Querrey as we have seen last week. You really put Federer low if you think he did something special by beating this Nadal.
I can flip that and say none of Nadal's wins over Federer post 07 are impressive. Especially 2011 RG, 2012 AO, 2014 AO (29 1/2 - 32 year old grampa fed lol)
 
#14
Would be much more impressive had he won it against prime Djokovic in USO 2015 for example.
Winning a major title at 35 is amazing no matter the opponent in the final. Fed beat 4 top 10 players to win the AO title. If Djokovic wins a major title at 35 it will be amazing. Same with Rafa, same with anyone. Winning a major title at 35 in the open era is something that won't be repeated often, if at all.
 
#15
For me, it's really between AO 2017 and W 2012 because they were unexpected. Of the two, AO 2017 was even more unexpected and then to do it in five sets and after being a break down against his nemesis was and still is beyond belief. AO 2017 for me.
 

Candide

Hall of Fame
#16
I'd have to say nearly a draw between Wimbledon '12 and AO '17. Strangely, I felt he was in the driver's seat in both but that because of age and the nature of his opponent that he'd drop the ball and lose both. However, I guess more so in '17 because he was down a break in the fifth. So I have to say that this year shades it. Also because it was a chance to put Nadal back in his box somewhat and so many commentators who wrote his chances off because of "the Nadal factor." I really believed he would (not could) do it but he really tested my faith by dragging it out so long. He probably should have finished it in four but it was like he was collaborating with a bunch of Hollywood scriptwriters in seeking maximum dramatic impact.

It was the equivalent to he old cliched image of the final pass spiraling though the air in those American Football movies where the clock's down to zero and everyone is bearing down on the catcher in slow motion. It just so rarely ends with the fairy tale finish in real life.

Finally, because so many experts on these very boards demonstrated that this match had been scientifically proven to be the absolute decider in the greatest of all time debate in capitals and with a triple exclamation point, "...NO EXCUSES!!!" So it's good to know we won't have any of those types of tedious discussions clogging up the boards ever again. How's the serenity?

 
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#17
So it's good to know we won't have any of those types of tedious discussions clogging up the boards ever again. How's the serenity?
Now THAT is wishful thinking. Moving goalposts has been their stock in trade and they aren't about to stop now. You can see it happening just a couple or so posts upthread. Only, that at least for some time, the former players won't be talking down Fed's achievements because I am sure they were as shocked as we were by his resurgent campaign here. Fed can't get any closer to being the modern Rosewall, not unless he wins one more in 2020!
 
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Cenarius

Guest
#19
FO 09, my favorite player winning at my favorite tournament !!
 
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#20
They're all very close (except 2012) but I'm going to go with the very first slam he ever won. In 2012 he said that he didn't feel that emotional because he was so focused that his win didn't set in immediately. I personally feel that his 2012 win is heavily underrated though and doesn't get talked about enough.
Yes. It really almost never happened.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
#24
Too much recency bias. Of course now it appears to be AO17, but is it objectively? Not sure.
No recency bias for me. FO 2009 was the prior Mt. Everest moment in Roger's career, but AO 2017 effortlessly replaced it. He's 35 and it's against Rafa and NOBODY at the start of the tournament gave him any chance. Sublime:
 
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