Question to Murray fans: Which is his most heartbreaking loss?

Which is Murray's most heartbreaking loss?

  • Loss to Djokovic, Shanghai 2012

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Loss to Federer, Wimbledon 2012

    Votes: 25 89.3%
  • Loss to Nadal, WTF 2010

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Loss to Djokovic, AO 2012

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • Loss to Djokovic, AO 2013

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Loss to Djokovic, AO 2016

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Loss to Djokovic, FO 2016

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Loss to Federer, AO 2010

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Loss to Roddick, Wimbledon 2009

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 7.1%

  • Total voters
    28

MasturB

Legend
I'd say Nole RG 2016 because he won the first set and Nole had all the pressure of completing career slam.

I'm not a Muzziah fan but based on the choices I'm going with that.
 

MasturB

Legend
Spoilt for choice. Could be any one of his 8 slam losses.

:D

Shame we don't have that Murray destroyed thread anymore. It would be a good index.
WTF 2014 v. Rog. lollerskates and Fedr with the mercy game in second set.
 

lud

Hall of Fame
2012 Wimbledon. But also, 2016 AO vs Zverev. Nole out,this was golden chance for the guy with 3-8 score in GS finals.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
I guess perhaps Wimbledon 2012. I rooted for Fed in that match anyways, so it wasn't that heartbreaking for me in that sense – but the trophy ceremony was moving in highlighting the weight of the British expectations, how much he wanted it, and the fact that people had been talking about him potentially winning slams for several years by then but he had always come up short. After this match there was a lot of talk that maybe he'd just never win a slam, ever. This loss proved to be a catalyst however, and he got revenge in the upcoming olympics and won the very next slam – so in hindsight it's also maybe the 'sweetest' of his losses.

As for matches where I rooted massively for him, I guess the RG 2015 semi is one. Some of those AO finals such as 2015, where he was basically on equal footing for a couple of sets but then faded, were also frustrating.
 

SinjinCooper

Hall of Fame
Got to be 2017 AO to Zverev the Lesser.

He and his fans spent a decade clawing and scraping, pleading for a few scraps of recognition as a legit part of the top tier of men's tennis. He finally reaches the top ranking -- mathematical justification! -- yet everyone still declares him a fraud. Supporters link arms in solidarity. Just wait, they tell us all, Andy's reign at the top is just kicking off and it will be breathtaking.

Then this. Oof.

All he and they worked for his whole career, down the drain in a heartbeat. The naysayers validated.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I voted for 2012 Wimbledon because it always sticks in my mind the most. He really got emotional after that loss and pretty nearly everybody else did too (myself included). British tennis fans really warmed to him after that. The only other match I can recall him getting emotional was at the 2010 AO final when he said "I can cry like Federer, shame I can't play like him". But 2012 Wimbledon still wins out in my opinion.

He always seemed a bit nonchalant at all the other losses. If he showed any emotion at all it seemed more anger and irritation than heartbreak.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I voted for 2012 Wimbledon because it always sticks in my mind the most. He really got emotional after that loss and pretty nearly everybody else did too (myself included). British tennis fans really warmed to him after that.
Not just Brits, but millions of tennis fans all over the world. I still choke up and have a tear in my eye when I see Andy crying while talking to Sue Barker. That moment changed my perception of Muzz forever. I've liked him ever since then. Hell, I even like Judy Murray now and I used to think she was a witch.
 

shankster

Professional
Not a Murray fan. Quite the opposite actually :p but anyways, Shanghai or Wimbledon. Voted for the latter obviously since its a slam. He wasn't winning any of the other tournaments.
 

shankster

Professional
How exactly is AO 2016 even in the nominations? It was a straight set beatdown and he came into that match with the worst odds he has ever had against Djokovic in a slam. There were no expectations and the match lived up to it. Surely RG 2015, AO 2015 and yes AO 2017 would be better candidates.
 

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon 2012 by far, it even made me feel sorry for him, considering how hardcore Fedfan I am.
The other one may be US Open 2016, got distracted by a gong, a GONG of all things!
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Not a Murray fan. Quite the opposite actually :p but anyways, Shanghai or Wimbledon. Voted for the latter obviously since its a slam. He wasn't winning any of the other tournaments.
That's my thinking; a major should be involved, but Shanghai had the situation him having a couple match points! One of them was the epitome of what I call "his gutless play!" Nole was at the net helpless, Murray hit a beautiful lob over his head and it appeared the match would be over with the weak reply "tweener" hit back, but Murray was stuck on the baseline, hit a short shot and gave Nole his opportunity to blast a FH for a winner! I'm sure some of Murray's losses to Nole, Rafa, & Roger at majors should be more heartfelt; esp. home at Wimbl., but having MP's only to choke it away in 3 @ '12 Shanghai Masters, it was no wonder he destroyed his racket after losing 2nd set TB (13-11)! What an idiot! :rolleyes: :p ;)
 
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killerboi2

Hall of Fame
FO 2016 loss to Djokovic and the PATHETIC straight sets Wimbledon loss to old man Fed in 2015. Even worse when Djokovic beat him straight after and instantly killed the hype of Fed being back to his prime level.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
That's my thinking; a major should be involved, but Shanghai had the situation him having a couple match points! One of them was the epitome of what I call "his gutless play!" Nole was at the net helpless, Murray hit a beautiful lob over his head and it appeared the match would be over with the weak reply "tweener" hit back, but Murray was stuck on the baseline, hit a short shot and gave Nole his opportunity to blast a FH for a winner! I'm sure some of Murray's losses to Nole, Rafa, & Roger at majors should be more heartfelt; esp. home at Wimbl., but having MP's only to choke it away in 3 @ '12 Shanghai Masters, it was no wonder he destroyed his racket after losing 2nd set TB (13-11)! What an idiot! :rolleyes: :p ;)
I agree that the 2012 Shanghai loss was definitely the most stupid one. He had FIVE championship points for a straight sets win and yet failed to convert a single one! If he had done so he would have kept up the pressure on Djokovic after beating him in their previous encounter in the US Open final and possibly have got into his head, at least a bit. By snatching defeat from the jaws of victory like that he doubtless confirmed to his biggest rival that he was a bit mentally weak at the crucial stages and that he could soon turn the tables on him which is indeed what happened.

Murray has often been his own worst enemy in several of these encounters especially at the Australian Open and in the French Open final last year.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
I agree that the 2012 Shanghai loss was definitely the most stupid one. He had FIVE championship points for a straight sets win and yet failed to convert a single one! If he had done so he would have kept up the pressure on Djokovic after beating him in their previous encounter in the US Open final and possibly have got into his head, at least a bit. By snatching defeat from the jaws of victory like that he doubtless confirmed to his biggest rival that he was a bit mentally weak at the crucial stages and that he could soon turn the tables on him which is indeed what happened.

Murray has often been his own worst enemy in several of these encounters especially at the Australian Open and in the French Open final last year.
Murray genuinely scared me with the way he had been playing last spring on clay! He wasn't wiping the court with players, but he survived and won Italian Open over Nole which I never would put money on due to Nole's confidence he can come back against Murray on most occasions! He was aggressive in the 1st set of their FO final match, but he wasted so much energy earlier in the tournament that he tuckered out as usual! He goes 5 sets in the 1st round or 2, he shouldn't be surprised that it'll catch up with him against the best players in the world! He can do so much more to shorten those contests, but he continues to be a bonehead playing that defensive game just outlasting most players! Idiotic! :rolleyes: :p ;)
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Murray genuinely scared me with the way he had been playing last spring on clay! He wasn't wiping the court with players, but he survived and won Italian Open over Nole which I never would put money on due to Nole's confidence he can come back against Murray on most occasions! He was aggressive in the 1st set of their FO final match, but he wasted so much energy earlier in the tournament that he tuckered out as usual! He goes 5 sets in the 1st round or 2, he shouldn't be surprised that it'll catch up with him against the best players in the world! He can do so much more to shorten those contests, but he continues to be a bonehead playing that defensive game just outlasting most players! Idiotic! :rolleyes: :p ;)
Actually he cruised through the Rome draw without dropping a set.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I was speaking of that period going into the French Open! He wasn't invincible, having to survive a few 5 setters in Paris! :rolleyes: :p ;)
Oh yes, he struggled through his first 2 rounds against Old Man Stepanek and unknown Mathias Bourgue and, as you say, probably wasted valuable energy in so doing. A great pity as you would have expected him to come into Paris as the form player on clay having just won Rome without dropping a set! Of course he improved dramatically in all his next rounds but who knows if those first 2 rounds finally caught up with him in the final or not?
 

Gazelle

Legend
Murray is like the one guy from the Big 4 I can 't really remember having heartbreaking losses. His losses in matches of significance were usually expected anyway.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Murray is like the one guy from the Big 4 I can 't really remember having heartbreaking losses. His losses in matches of significance were usually expected anyway.
You really can't remember his breakdown after losing 2012 Wimbledon or is this just another example of your anti-Murray prejudice? o_O
 

killerboi2

Hall of Fame
Murray is like the one guy from the Big 4 I can 't really remember having heartbreaking losses. His losses in matches of significance were usually expected anyway.
Yeah but so were Federer's when he faced prime Nadal and Djokovic. Doesn't mean some of them weren't heartbreaking for him though.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
When I saw him crying at AO 2010, never thought it could even be sadder 2 years later at his home tournament. And his GF and mom also cried
Oh please; it was routine by then! We had 3 straight years of that; Roger weeping after his loss to Nadal in '09, Roger losing his $#!t due to Laver presenting him the winning trophy in '10, and Murray's blubbering after loses to Djokovic! :rolleyes: :p ;)
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Oh please; it was routine by then! We had 3 straight years of that; Roger weeping after his loss to Nadal in '09, Roger losing his $#!t due to Laver presenting him the winning trophy in '10, and Murray's blubbering after loses to Djokovic! :rolleyes: :p ;)
Murray has only ever 'blubbed' after losing to Federer (2010 AO and 2012 Wimbledon).
 

Rod Laver

Professional
Obviously slam finals would be more heartbreaking for Murray. I am not a big Murray fan but I felt for him after the AO 2012 SF. He was really impressive in that match and showed he was ready to win a slam. Think that was the first slam he had with Lendl?
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Obviously slam finals would be more heartbreaking for Murray. I am not a big Murray fan but I felt for him after the AO 2012 SF. He was really impressive in that match and showed he was ready to win a slam. Think that was the first slam he had with Lendl?
I don't see that loss as heartbreaking personally. After the drubbing a year before it was a major improvement, pardon the pun. It showed him (and the world) he could live with Djokovic. I bet it helped inspire him at the USO later that year.
 

Rod Laver

Professional
I don't see that loss as heartbreaking personally. After the drubbing a year before it was a major improvement, pardon the pun. It showed him (and the world) he could live with Djokovic. I bet it helped inspire him at the USO later that year.
I agree with you objectively it was a 'good' loss for him in many ways. I felt more for him in that much than most others as it was the match I enjoyed of him the most, that style of tennis anyway.
 

Noelan

Legend
I always thought that the most hartbreaking loss for a player is the one when he plays well (for most part of the match) at least close to the winner level or close to his best tennis but still loses.
In which of these matches he played great tennis?
 
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