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Veritas
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:07 AM
What's the most dramatic choke in the history of men's and women's tennis? :confused:

ghosts
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:10 AM
Kurhajcova lost to Raymond at Roland Garros some years ago after leading 6-0 5-0

dunno how dramatic it was but still haven't heard of any other case where a player loses after such a lead ...

Josh
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:11 AM
Gabriela Sabatini losing to Mary Joe Fernandez at the FO in 1993.

frenchie
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:13 AM
Myskina losing to JHH Olympics semis in 2004!! :sad:

Nightmare match for her and all her fans :bigcry: :bigcry: :crazy:

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:15 AM
Myskina losing to JHH Olympics semis in 2004!! :sad:

Nightmare match for her and all her fans :bigcry: :bigcry: :crazy:


very ture :eek: :eek: :eek:

JDLover
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:15 AM
For me has to be Jana Novotna losing to Graf 93 Wimby final, Novotna was leading 6-7 6-1 4-1 40-15, then threw in a DF then a smash which hit the back wall on the full, then Steffi won the next 17 out of 21 points to storm back and win 7-6 1-6 6-4, so much drama then the incident of Jana crying when she got the runner up trophy, to her credit though Jana won her championship in 1998

Marcus1979
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:17 AM
Hingis against Capriati at AO in 2002?

she served for second set twice I think it was

champion88
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Didn't Rubin come back from 6-0 5-0 40-0 down at one point??

JDLover
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:22 AM
The Myskina choke as well was hard to watch, Nastya really outplayed JHH and deserved a medal, thems the breaks though Nastya will have another chance in China in 08 judging by this season its good to see that Nastya really is here to play

JDLover
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:23 AM
Didn't Rubin come back from 6-0 5-0 40-0 down at one point??
Yeah think that was to Jana again at RG Chanda won 8-6 in the third set.

also

Kimiko Date came back from 6-1 5-1 40-00 against Gabby Sabatini to win 1-6 7-6 7-6

Veritas
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:28 AM
For me has to be Jana Novotna losing to Graf 93 Wimby final, Novotna was leading 6-7 6-1 4-1 40-15, then threw in a DF then a smash which hit the back wall on the full, then Steffi won the next 17 out of 21 points to storm back and win 7-6 1-6 6-4, so much drama then the incident of Jana crying when she got the runner up trophy, to her credit though Jana won her championship in 1998

Oh yeah, I remembered that match - it was the one that crowned the Duchess as Jana's "Fairy Godmother" :) I still don't think it was such a dramatic choke, considering Jana never held a match point there.

Veritas
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:30 AM
Yeah think that was to Jana again at RG Chanda won 8-6 in the third set.

also

Kimiko Date came back from 6-1 5-1 40-00 against Gabby Sabatini to win 1-6 7-6 7-6

Oh wow, Kimiko! :eek: She's great when it comes to dramatic battles, but it's a shame she can lose easily to a wide range of competitors (including ones she really shouldn't concede a set to considering her ranking).

Has there been ones so dramatic that someone squandered a 6-0, 5-0 and 40-00 lead, and also had match points while up 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, etc. in the same set?

Veritas
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:35 AM
Gabriela Sabatini losing to Mary Joe Fernandez at the FO in 1993.

1-6, 7-6, 10-8 ... classic :eek:

spiceboy
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Lindsay vs Serena in Sydney 98 :fiery:

Viktymise
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:39 AM
LenaD losing to Patty Schnyder when leading a set and 4-0 30-15 and serving, it was absolutley horrible for all lena fans she wilted in the heat :sad:

-sugi-
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:39 AM
The Kurhajcova vs Raymond won sprung to mind. I also heard she was 40:00 up from somewhere but I could be wrong.

spiceboy
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Arantxa def. Basuki in Fed Cup (mid 90's) saving 8 match points from 1/5 down in the third set :worship: