Was Federer's 2019 Wimbledon loss a traumatic event in your life?

tata

Hall of Fame
As much as Djoker was clutch in those 2 MPs, I can't help think that Fed should have managed to still hold from deuce. He let those slipped MPs get into his head.
 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
Hard to be honest when responses will be "Don't be pathetic get over it" together with a renewed determination on the part of the writer to mention it as much as possible to ensure you never do!
It will always hurt but I also despise the way people have actively used it to hurt other people. If you really do hate Fed fans, believe me the result hurts enough in itself, you didn't need to spend the year trying to make it worse!!
 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
It is not good to make fun off such a loss. What goes around, comes around
Today I've checked about four threads that looked interesting and found an irrelevant reference to the score. That isn't about Djoko fans rightly celebrating what was a fantastic day for them - that's about hoping some random fan will come along and go "ouch". That's the level I don't get-when you know something is so painful why wouldn't that be enough for you? How has your fandom got you to the state where you try to make it worse?
 

BGod

Legend
As a Fed fan since 01 no matter how close he got I expected him to lose. The 2010-2011 USO taught me MPs meant nothing against Novak unless he converted them. He was also playing from behind in set.

Fed's record prior to that match in Slam Finals going 5 sets was 4-4 where all 4 matches he won he was up 2-1 in sets. So after he lost the 3rd set in tiebreak my expectation was a loss.
 

JasonZ

Semi-Pro
no, argentinas loss in wc 2014 final to germany was traumatic for me, tennis matches dont have such importance.
 

ND-13

Professional
Today I've checked about four threads that looked interesting and found an irrelevant reference to the score. That isn't about Djoko fans rightly celebrating what was a fantastic day for them - that's about hoping some random fan will come along and go "ouch". That's the level I don't get-when you know something is so painful why wouldn't that be enough for you? How has your fandom got you to the state where you try to make it worse?
I think the ones who are making fun are a sad bunch. It is a reflection of low self esteem and failures in their own life that they have to show the vitriol on others.
 

Wurm

Semi-Pro
No. Even though I was largely supporting him that day it was still funny given the crowd.
 

Fedinkum

Legend
We had the most fun with a few friends on the WhatsApp group that night...fvck...I still remember it was a cold night in Australia and we were all up thinking Fed got this at 40/15...when he finally lost, you should have seen the language used...ahahahhaaa...we went through the Five Stages of Grief:
- Denial
- Anger
- Bargaining
- Depression
- Acceptance and went off to bed. : (
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Hard to be honest when responses will be "Don't be pathetic get over it" together with a renewed determination on the part of the writer to mention it as much as possible to ensure you never do!
It will always hurt
It really is a little ridiculous to react this way about a tennis match; most of the people I know who've lost parents don't even have these sort of reactions a year later. So please.....don't be pathetic, get over it.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Worst sporting event emotionally and had the longest affect on me (the rest of the day). Still can't think about it, but traumatic?

No. It is a hobby.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I get genuine PTSD watching parts of this match again, and it heavily upset me for a couple of day and I had to force myself to move on, like after a loss of a loved one. What about you?
Federer has no and should have no PTSD. he won too many wimbys. What about andy Roddick ?? Roger was supposed to give that match to Roddick, if roger was a good man. but he isn't ,, is he ?
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Federer has no and should have no PTSD. he won too many wimbys. What about andy Roddick ?? Roger was supposed to give that match to Roddick, if roger was a good man. but he isn't ,, is he ?
Roger regretted not giving that to him. That is why he gave OG to Murray and this to Djoker. He has changed. Nice guy now.
 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
It really is a little ridiculous to react this way about a tennis match; most of the people I know who've lost parents don't even have these sort of reactions a year later. So please.....don't be pathetic, get over it.
So if it's pathetic to be upset by it how pathetic is it to enjoy making people upset about it? And to come onto a thread which was...errm.....asking people to talk about it to....complain about them talking about it?
l have lost both parents by the way,one of them in extremely upsetting circumstances.So I kind of do know the difference and obviously it doesn't compare.
 
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PeoplesChamp

Hall of Fame
Stop watching it and stop talking about it. Stop responding to it. Stop reacting to it. Everyone does that and the assholes will stop posting about it. I don't understand everyone responding to it honestly. Just feeding them at this point. STOP FEEDING.

 
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ledwix

Hall of Fame
It was the most disillusioning moment in professional tennis for me. Federer choked once again, in the same way, except even worse this time, to the same guy. Federer is not the GOAT.

Djokovic's bizarre lack of celebration when winning also put a strange aura on the match. It was as though he knew he was going to win, so it wasn't a big deal, because, "of course I've got this, it's just Federer in a Wimbledon final. I always win."
 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
It was the most disillusioning moment in professional tennis for me. Federer choked once again, in the same way, except even worse this time, to the same guy. Federer is not the GOAT.

Djokovic's bizarre lack of celebration when winning also put a strange aura on the match. It was as though he knew he was going to win, so it wasn't a big deal, because, "of course I've got this, it's just Federer in a Wimbledon final. I always win."
I think the non celebrating was just him having some empathy.
All credit to him for that.
 

SonnyT

Hall of Fame
Djokovic's bizarre lack of celebration when winning also put a strange aura on the match. It was as though he knew he was going to win, so it wasn't a big deal, because, "of course I've got this, it's just Federer in a Wimbledon final. I always win."
That was because the unique moment spoke for itself. Djokovic genuinely respects Federer (which is quite different from liking the guy), so nowadays his celebrations are quite toned down.

The atmosphere at CC when Federer plays Djokovic more befits atmosphere at soccer and football stadiums between arch-enemies, with Djokovic of course being the visiting gentleman, or villain. The people in front of the main camera, they all jumped up and down when Federer won a big point, and dead silence when he lost one.
 

NADALalot

Hall of Fame
You're not saying that because you're a fan of Nadal?
If Nadal had gone up to the final, he couldn't even go to five sets.
My father said it, not me.
Djokovic defeated Nadal 10-8 in the 5th Set at 2018 Wimbledon.
And everyone who compares 2018 to 2019 will tell you the 2018 match was a higher quality.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
Federer needed this badly. Quite honestly, it would have made the slam title race far more interesting.

21-19-16 would make me think that Fed has a chance to hang on the lead; maybe 50% chance of at least ending up tied for the lead.

20-19-17 is now a matter of when he will be passed by at least one of them.

So yeah, that’s a bummer as a fan.

I saw something similar in the mid-1980s. McEnroe coughed up a massive 2 set lead in the 1984 FO final. He led 4-2 in the 4th set, but still couldn’t close it out. Losing that match did two things.

1. It costed him a great chance at the CYGS and undoubtedly the greatest season in history by a wide margin.

2. an 8th; and like a 9th slam title(he then plays AO on grass at the end of the season), passing guys like Wilander, Lendl, and likely Agassi too.

Djoker/ Federer feels like a repeat of Lendl/McEnroe. And at the end of 1984, Lendl went to the doctor and completely changed his diet like Djoker did, which brought his game to a new level. The parallel is uncanny.

It’s Deja vu all over again.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
That was because the unique moment spoke for itself. Djokovic genuinely respects Federer (which is quite different from liking the guy), so nowadays his celebrations are quite toned down.

The atmosphere at CC when Federer plays Djokovic more befits atmosphere at soccer and football stadiums between arch-enemies, with Djokovic of course being the visiting gentleman, or villain. The people in front of the main camera, they all jumped up and down when Federer won a big point, and dead silence when he lost one.
When they play in NYC I always say it’s almost as if Novak suddenly became the Red Sox.
 
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DeathStrike

Guest
I was rooting for Fed as he's the underdog but as my fav is Nadal didn't really care either way. While I'm not the biggest fan of Djokovic I love the way he can find a way to win, over the years become to really respect his game (apart from the fake injuries :-D)
 

Devtennis01

Hall of Fame
It was just further affirmation how rubbish men's tennis has gotten the last few years. AO '17 was the last time I really enjoyed a slam.
 

Waves

New User
2 things. Fed deserved to loose, as everyone that has lost an even playing field competition has done, since the beginning of time. There are no excuses, this is how sports work. It's the way it will work to infinity. As a fan, this is good, cause this is how life is, lol.

Secondly, since this is how it all works, the same pain will happen to fans of all players. ND, as seen by recent events, will bring suffering to his fans, though in a different manner at present, but down the road, the hubris will cause us all pain. You will also learn to roll with the punches...let it go...otherwise you will end up all bitter and twisted, and post/do things to try to hurt others! When your joy comes from others pain, you have to give your head a shake.

Fed deserved this, from the moment he wore that gold patterned **** sweater years ago. He has been humbled again, haha. Nothing wrong with that.
 
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DeathStrike

Guest
Fed deserved this, from the moment he wore that gold patterned **** sweater years ago. He has been humbled again, haha. Nothing wrong with that.
It was that blazer at Wimbledon :laughing:
 
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