View Full Version : Biggest Romanian Choke of 2012

Nov 11th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Hobart, QF:
Angelique Kerber def. Sorana Cirstea 6-0 3-6 7-5, Sorana blew a 5-2* lead with 2 MPs at 5*-3, DFed to get broken.

Indian Wells, R2:
Aleksandra Wozniak def. Monica Niculescu 4-6 6-3 6-4, Monica blew a 4*-0 lead in the 3rd

Indian Wells, R2:
Heather Watson def. Sorana Cirstea 6-3 3-6 7-6(4), Sorana blew a 5-0* lead in the 3rd and 2MPs at 5-4

Indian Wells, R3:
Marion Bartoli def. Simona Halep 6-4 7-6(6), Simona blew 8 SPs in the 2nd set

Madrid, R1:
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino def. Monica Niculescu 6-0 7-6(6), Monica blew a 6*-5 40-0 and 2 SPs at 6-4 in the TB

s'Hertogenbosch, R2:
Francesca Schiavone def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2 2-6 7-6(8), Irina-Camelia led by 4-2 40-30 in the final set and had 6 consecutive MPs at 6-0 in the final set tiebreak, as well as 2 further ones at 7-6 and 8-7

Tokyo, R2:
Nadia Petrova def. Simona Halep 7-6(4) 6-0. Halep lead by a break twice in the 1st set and had a SP at 5-3*, couldn't convert, failed to win a single point on serve in the TB and completely collapsed afterwards.

Asuncion, F:
Veronica Cepede Royg def. Raluca Olaru 5-7 7-6(7) 6-2. Raluca led 7-5 4-2 and had 2 consecutive MPs at 6-4 in the 2nd set tiebreak.

Bercuit, F:
Thiemo De Bakker def. Victor Hanescu 6-4 3-6 7-5. Victor led 4-2* 40-0 and 5*-3 in the final set. Wasted 1 MP at 5-3 and 2 MPs at 5-4.

Australian Open, SF:
Bryan/Bryan def. Lindstedt/Tecau 4-6 6-3 7-6(5). The Romanian/Swedish pairing led by 5*-2 in the final set tiebreak with 2 serves on their own, dropping the next 5 points in a row.

Honourable mentions:

Most can be seen in the Choker Thread

Gstaad, R1: Lopez def. Ungur 2-6 6-4 7-6(6). Adrian wasted 1 MP at 6-5 in the 3rd set tiebreak.

Noticeable Semi-chokes:

Palermo, R2: Alexandra Cadantu def. Alize Cornet 6-3 5-7 6-2. Alexandra wasted 4 MPs at 5-4* in the 2nd set, but was able to prevail because of her better fitness.

Irina-Camelia's Linz Run:
QR1: Choked from 7-6 5-2 MPs up against Rezai
QR2: Choked from 6-1 4*-1 and MPs up against Voegele
R2: Choked from 6-4 5-4 and 6-3 up in the tiebreak against Bertens.

Nov 11th, 2012, 11:46 AM
I must say they really refined their choking skills this year.

By only looking at the scorelines, you wouldn't expect such an intense choking if any at all.

Nov 11th, 2012, 11:47 AM
Most of those aren't even that bad of a choke :weirdo:


Look above.

More than half of them are at least blown 1 MP, if this isn't a choke feel free to say what a choke is... :spit:

Nov 11th, 2012, 11:51 AM
And people are pulling off drama in GM when Azarenka failed to serve out her US Open Final, give me a fucking break.

The list above is enough for a decade.

Losing from 4-0 and 5-0 up? 6-0 up in the TB? That isn't even choking anymore, that's completely retarded.
And if any of the Top 10 players would throw such a special, the whole board would go apeshit. Unfortunately, no one apart of me cares for such braindead individuals.

We are not talking here about losing from being a break up or failing to serve out at 5-4. I'm not a fan of drama either, but any of those mentioned above is a textbook choke ending in a massive melt-down. period. It doesn't need to be a 6-7(38) to be considred choke.

Go to youtube and watch on your own if you don't believe it.

Nov 11th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Voted for Irina's TB nightmare

Fantasy Hero
Nov 11th, 2012, 01:22 PM
Begu just takes it all :bowdown: it needs skill to do that :yeah:

Nov 11th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Cirstea wins this

Nov 12th, 2012, 03:15 AM
How do you blow 6 consecutive match points in a TB? LMAO!

Just so bad.

Nov 12th, 2012, 08:10 PM
This is kinda scary tbh...:eek:

Begu's choke though...:help:

Nov 13th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Catharsis topic.
If it works there will be no chokes in 2013. :devil:

Nov 13th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Catharsis topic.
If it works there will be no chokes in 2013. :devil:


Dec 16th, 2012, 06:14 PM
The decision has been made.

Irina-Camelia Begu crested her topsy-turvy year with another title, probably the biggest one in her collection.


More than twice the amount of votes than fellow choking sister Sorana left no doubts about the correctness of her victory. Begu clinched the trophy with a sensational 8MP choke against Francesca Schiavone in R2 of Rosmaelen this year. In this match Begu led by an early break in the decider, wasted a GP to go up 5-2, but still found herself 6-0 up in the deciding set tiebreak she eventually lost by 8-10.


I'm happy to thank all my fans for their loyal votes, it's definitely a big honour for me to be awarded Romanian choker of the year 2012. I had some really tough competition, especially Sorana made it quite tough for me, but in the end I still had the edge over her. I'm already looking forward to the next year and will do my best to defend this title. Thank you all.