The missed call on the final point

TennisaGoGo

Semi-Pro
When Fed was serving 3-6 in the final tiebreaker, there was a missed call that cost him the point. He would have crushed that floater and it would have been 4-6 with another Fed serve. One mini-break. Hardly insurmountable.

When the call was made Fed angrily hit the ball into the net - knowing it was a bad call and a do-over was coming. Does anyone know if the challenge came before he did that or after. Just wondering if Novak saw the angry reaction and that clued him to challenge - or if the challenge prompted it.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
When Fed was serving 3-6 in the final tiebreaker, there was a missed call that cost him the point. He would have crushed that floater and it would have been 4-6 with another Fed serve. One mini-break. Hardly insurmountable.

When the call was made Fed angrily hit the ball into the net - knowing it was a bad call and a do-over was coming. Does anyone know if the challenge came before he did that or after. Just wondering if Novak saw the angry reaction and that clued him to challenge - or if the challenge prompted it.
Ball hits the line -> Ball is called out -> Fed hits easy BH into the net -> Djokovic challenges

It wasn't a gimme by any means, specially because Fed pulled up before the call was even made. It looked like he was hoping it would land out, rather than preparing to play another shot. Then the out call came, and he dumped a pressure-free backhand into the net.
 

xFedal

Legend
he had so many chances before that, including those god forsaken 2CP on his own damn serve, I assure you he was not screwed over by that call. I also hate to say this because I love fed, but I doubt novak would have let go of those CPs, even if fed got 1 mb back.
Federer was so determined to win.... it was unreal.... only one thing surpassed Federers determination and will and that is Djokovics mental toughness not winners or serve...but mental toughness.
 

xFedal

Legend
he was so determined until that dumb approach shot on his serve.
Feds determination was such that he played excellently in every set..... thats rare in a 5 set match....Djokovic won 2015 USO and Wimby 2019 based on mental toughness...... I was surprised at Federers determination and fight.... he seemed more hungry than Djokovic...... Djokovic played very subpar
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
It was the mp when he hit his approach shot right to djokos forehand and tried to rush in after it. He hardly came to the net at all the whole match, but he got impatient right there and wanted to finish it. Djoko barely had to move to hit the passing shot. Not the best choice by Fed.
 

JasonZ

Semi-Pro
Feds determination was such that he played excellently in every set..... thats rare in a 5 set match....Djokovic won 2015 USO and Wimby 2019 based on mental toughness...... I was surprised at Federers determination and fight.... he seemed more hungry than Djokovic...... Djokovic played very subpar
I never had the feeling Federer could win the us open 2015 final. Yes he wasted 1000 break points but he was always behind, not comparable to having two matchpoints on serve like now.
 

xFedal

Legend
I never had the feeling Federer could win the us open 2015 final. Yes he wasted 1000 break points but he was always behind, not comparable to having two matchpoints on serve like now.
I know the USO15 Not comparable exactly... but Djokovic was subpar in USO15 and WIMBY19.... won both based on mental toughness....
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
I know the USO15 Not comparable exactly... but Djokovic was subpar in USO15 and WIMBY19.... won both based on mental toughness....
I thought Djokovic was great US15, but definitely subpar W19. When Federer couldn't beat him at W19, I don't think he ever will.

The call was nothing special, happens all the time.
 
When Fed was serving 3-6 in the final tiebreaker, there was a missed call that cost him the point.

He would have crushed that floater

and it would have been 4-6 with another Fed serve. One mini-break. Hardly insurmountable.

When the call was made Fed angrily hit the ball into the net - knowing it was a bad call and a do-over was coming. Does anyone know if the challenge came before he did that or after. Just wondering if Novak saw the angry reaction and that clued him to challenge - or if the challenge prompted it.
. .That Buddha barracuda woulda, coulda and shoulda crushed that bloater floater, sez Fed promotor.
 

uscwang

Hall of Fame
It seemed to me a point for Federer messed up by a line judge who was a bit too zealous.
But the significance of what happened next has been missed by most people. Novak halfheartedly asked the umpire if the point should be replayed. That was totally passively aggressive trolling at its best. Fed's face turned 2011-USO-after-THE-shot, and the rest is history.
 

vex

Hall of Fame
When Fed was serving 3-6 in the final tiebreaker, there was a missed call that cost him the point. He would have crushed that floater and it would have been 4-6 with another Fed serve. One mini-break. Hardly insurmountable.

When the call was made Fed angrily hit the ball into the net - knowing it was a bad call and a do-over was coming. Does anyone know if the challenge came before he did that or after. Just wondering if Novak saw the angry reaction and that clued him to challenge - or if the challenge prompted it.
Those boos of Djokovic... that’s the sound of inevitability....
 

Fugazi

Professional
It was the mp when he hit his approach shot right to djokos forehand and tried to rush in after it. He hardly came to the net at all the whole match, but he got impatient right there and wanted to finish it. Djoko barely had to move to hit the passing shot. Not the best choice by Fed.
He did the exact same thing on MP #4 against Nadal, and got passed easily.
 
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