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  1. Karen
    Karen December 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |

    That Venus match still gives me nightmares and don’t get me started on fed having set points and losing WTF

  2. Steve
    Steve December 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm |

    Isner v Nalbandian at the Australian Open. I’d say more but I suddenly feel demoralised and am shaking my head uncontrollably just thinking about it.

    I’d been doing such a good job repressing the memories (as I had with your number 5). Why, Lindsay!? What the fuck is wrong with you?

  3. Ophelia
    Ophelia December 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm |

    Del Potro blowing a two-set lead to Federer at the French Open and then losing a 17-19 third set to Federer at the Olympics. At least he turned things around at Basel and the WTF.

    1. Steph (@StephintheUS)
      Steph (@StephintheUS) December 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm |

      OMG I have blocked out Delpo’s two set lead at RG. OUCH!!!

  4. Foot Soldiers of Tennis
    Foot Soldiers of Tennis December 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm |

    AAh such angst. As a Carlos Berlocq enthusiast there was joy and despair when he lost the Vina Del Mar final to Juan Monaco (sadly always likely). He lost the first, won the second on the tie-break and played some great stuff. but ran out of gas in the third.

    The number of Berlocq & Starace finals left may be very finite and I want one to win a title at least before the Mayans kill us all.

    I can only sympathise with your Benneteau pain.

  5. Aube
    Aube December 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm |

    Venus Ebony Starr Williams,what can I say? her matches do not make me nervous no more, although I wish she wins every single one she plays,my admiration is now somewhere else with Vee,the fact that in spite of everything going on she still wants to come and gut it out and play,lovely huh?

    The match in which she played that I watched and walked in cirlces from start to finish was the one in Miami against Wozniack,now that one had me “hyper-ventilating” full time:))))

  6. Jason
    Jason December 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm |

    The Wozniacki-Kanepi match was a complete disaster, as was the match against Paszek in the first round of Wimbledon. Also the US Open men’s final was a disappointment after Nole stormed back from two sets down to play a mediocre fifth set. The women’s final wasn’t too much better, as Vika was broken at love when serving for the match. BAH, HUMBUG!

  7. Henk
    Henk December 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm |


    I couldn’t bear it after the second set went to a tiebreak and after Roger lost it I went angrily grocery shopping for the third set >:(

  8. SA
    SA December 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm |

    the venus/kerber match damn near killed me. it’s been a long time since i felt like that and…i don’t like feeling that that. i don’t even have anything else to add, that match just hurt. it still hurts.

    1. Steph (@StephintheUS)
      Steph (@StephintheUS) December 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm |

      I agree. I was there, and it was just devastating to watch. It was never a great quality match but the crowd’s intensity was amazing. Still, SOB!!!

      1. SA
        SA December 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm |

        the quality was part of what made it hurt. and i don’t remember the last time i heard a us open crowd be that behind venus. i think serena was right when she said that this year was the most support she ever had at the uso. i think that’s true for venus as well.

  9. BS
    BS December 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm |

    The women’s US Open final. For a moment I really believed that Vika could do it, but Serena as she has done so many times over the years just managed to get out of such a massive hole, albeit with some help from Vika. She has done that against my favourites so many times over the years. You just have to wonder if her luck will eventually run out…

  10. Poorna
    Poorna December 21, 2012 at 5:58 am |

    DelPo-Fed Olympics for sure.

  11. Aube
    Aube December 21, 2012 at 7:53 am |

    Vika was not broken at love serving for the match,it was first love 40, but then she played a beautiful gutsy point and moved it at 15-40,then got broken:)which pretty much made my year,couldn’t possibly take another loss for Serebaby at the US open:)

    just fun fact checking….

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