Worst match you have ever seen your favorite play?

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Federer's worst ever matches since he blossomed, in no particular order:

1. FO 2008 F vs Rafa
2. IW 2008 SF vs Fish
3. Rome 2007 3R vs Volandri
4. Cincy 2018 F vs Novak
5. WTF 2018 RR vs Nishikori
6. Miami 2009 vs Novak 2nd and 3rd sets

I'm sure there are others. These are just off the top of my head.
 

Sport

Legend
Federer's worst ever matches since he blossomed, in no particular order:

1. FO 2008 F vs Rafa
2. IW 2008 SF vs Fish
3. Rome 2007 3R vs Volandri
4. Cincy 2018 F vs Novak
5. WTF 2018 RR vs Nishikori
6. Miami 2009 vs Novak 2nd and 3rd sets

I'm sure there are others. These are just off the top of my head.
Did Federer play better against Novak at the AO 2008 or 2011 in your opinion? Would you include any of those matches in your list?
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Did Federer play better against Novak at the AO 2008 or 2011 in your opinion? Would you include any of those matches in your list?
AO 2011, definitely. In AO 2008, there was a big portion of the match where Federer went from 5-3 to 5-7 1-5. So an atrocious sequence.
 

Thriller

Semi-Pro
Serena losing to Jill Craybas at Wimbledon. :eek: I was there. It still seems impossible that Serena could possibly play that bad. Especially on grass. Still SMH.
 

King No1e

Legend
Genuine question.

Would you rather Fed had lost to Nadal in 4 sets or something?
It wouldn't have stung as much for some Fedfans. There's no shame in losing to Nadal again at this point. I'd imagine losing to Djokovic, historically a more beatable opponent for Fed, after having match points, hurt quite a bit for the Maestronians.
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
I would never wish that Fed loses a match, even if he gets a red-hot Nadal at RG for his next match. Every win for Fed at this stage of his career is a bonus.
 

Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
It's hard to think of matches where I saw Djokovic play really atrocious (although admittedly I missed most of his matches in the first few months of 2018) but his performance in the 2017 Rome final was inexcusable, especially after playing so well the previous day and against someone competing in his 1st ever Masters final no less.
 
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