Friday, February 3, 2017

Federer's 10 Toughest Losses

Some people don't realize that while Roger Federer is the greatest of all time, has set so many records, and now has won 18 Grand Slam titles (the max), he has also suffered horrible and gut wrenching losses. Seems like being in sports and performing at such a high level also has a price. In fact, sometimes it's a terrible privilege. Luckily, Roger has a short term memory and has been able to successfully shrug these losses off relatively quickly versus other players. This is another reason that he is the greatest of all time!!

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Below is a list of the 10 top losses that Roger Federer has suffered in my opinion. If I have left anything out, feel free to comment and let me know :)

1. Loss to Lleyton Hewitt in Davis Cup - 7-5, 6-2, 6-7, 5-7, 1-6

2. 2005 loss to Marat Safin in Australian Open semifinal - 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7, 7-9
* Federer has a match point in the 4th set tie breaker

3. Federer loses to Nadal in 2006 Rome final - 7-6(0), 6-7(5), 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5)
* Federer had 2 match points in the 5th set when Nadal was serving at 5-6. He also led Nadal 5-3 in the 5th set tie breaker.

4. Federer loses to Nalbandian at ATP finals 2005 - 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (13-11), 2-6, 1-6, 6-7
* Federer served for the match at 6-5, 30-0 in the 5th set

5. Federer loses to Del Potro in US Open 2009 final - 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 6-7, 2-6

6. Federer loses to Djokovic in US Open semifinals 2010 - 7-5, 1-6, 7-5, 2-6, 5-7
* Federer had 2 match points in the 5th set

7. Federer loses to Djokovic in US Open semifinals 2011 - 7-6 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 5-7
* Federer had 2 match points in the 5th set

8. Federer loses to Tsonga in 2011 Wimbledon quarterfinals - 6-3, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 4-6, 4-6
* Federer up 2 sets to love

9. Federer loses to Nadal in 2009 Australian Open final - 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 2–6

10. Federer loses to Djokovic in 2014 Wimbledon finals - 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-7(4), 7-5, 4-6


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