Ngl, this got me a bit annoyed.
It obviously hurts more because he did have the match points, but it is weird how he gets all the blame for this massive choke when he only got into that position because Novak let himself get broken at a crucial stage and was fortunate that he had been serving first that set. Novak breaking him in the 40-15 game was merely evening the score from the previous game.I don't see W19 as a choke ... it was a close match that went down to wire. It just so happened that Fed got broken at crucial time, it happens. The fact that he kept his cool afterwards and still made it tiebreak after losing that crucial game is proof of his mental strength.
Zverev at USO20 and Coria at RG04 is a better example of a choke.
no first serves from 40-15. 3 mediocre TBs (horrendous by his standards in general, beyond horrendous by his Wimbledon standards). approach shot not good enough.Ngl, this got me a bit annoyed.
What exactly do you guys define as a choke? Losing after having a lead?
How was it a choke when the other guy saved it with winners and drawing forced errors?
Was Novak being up a break in the 5th and then basically giving the break away at 7-7 also a choke?
2011 SF was a choke for instance, I have to agree. Hit numerous easy errors after the 1st match point. But not 2019 F.
He does suck in those matches and there is no excusing it, but I don't think it's a choke. They're just better on the big points more of the time in those matches
To be fair, Fed sucked mostly against Djokovic.Luckily we didn't have to witness 40-15s against Nadal too.