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Offline OldLarsy

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O.P. « 2009-Jan-27, 08:01 PM »
There has to be a thread of its own.

I'll start off with the most recent one.

Dinara Safina serving at 4-5 and 30 all in the 2nd set v Jelena Dokic.
2 double faults with all 4 serves never looking like going in.

Will probably still win though.
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« 2009-Jan-27, 08:02 PM Reply #1 »
Jana Novotna 1993 wimbledon final. biggest of all time.

correction:  I remember one bigger. Jean van de Velde.   :lol:
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« 2009-Jan-27, 08:04 PM Reply #2 »
Jana Novotna 1993 wimbledon final. biggest of all time.

She had Steffi Graf on the other side of the net, bit different

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« 2009-Jan-27, 08:06 PM Reply #3 »
Jana Novotna 1993 wimbledon final. biggest of all time.

She had Steffi Graf on the other side of the net, bit different

no it wasn't different. Right up until she saw the win, she was so completely dominant in that 3rd set. Graf had no answer until and was 100% gone for all money until that massive choke.

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« 2009-Jan-27, 08:10 PM Reply #4 »

correction:  I remember one bigger. Jean van de Velde.   :lol:

I spoke to Peter Lonard about that and he said he played the correct shot, he did bail out and play for bogie but unfortunately the ball hit scaffolding and back into the burn.
The funny comment came from playing partner Craig Parry. While JVDV was in the burn sizing up the lie, Parry said if you're going to play it you best hurry cause the tides coming in   :lol:

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« 2009-Jan-27, 08:15 PM Reply #5 »
I had a black over the can in the last frame of a 15 frame final and fluffed it.

Still have nightmares about it. :tears:

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« 2009-Jan-27, 08:16 PM Reply #6 »
I think Greg Norman in the '96 US Masters has to be well and truly up there with the biggest of all time.

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« 2009-Jan-27, 08:34 PM Reply #7 »
Luke Rolls in the stewards room, Australia Day 2008, protesting against Larry Cassidy

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« 2009-Jan-27, 08:52 PM Reply #8 »
The young copper who pulled over a car on the inner city bypass for speeding the other day. Imagine his shock when the window was wound down and it was the Police Commissioner.
   The Commish wasn't driving but was in the front seat and must have known his driver was speeding. They were on the way to give a speech on road safety.  :lol:

Russ Hinze told the story of when he was speeding one day while he was police minister. The young copper certainly didn't know what to do when Russ pulled out a map of Qld and Russ asked him what far western town did the young bloke want to be posted to for the rest of his time in the force.  :lol:   Not sure if that is true but that was the story.

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« 2009-Jan-27, 09:29 PM Reply #9 »
Thanks for the input Gratlog, but what's all that got to do with sporting chokes?

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« 2009-Jan-27, 09:31 PM Reply #10 »
A bit US centric, but here's a decent list...

[web]http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/espn25/story?page=listranker/25biggestchokes[/web]

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« 2009-Jan-27, 10:30 PM Reply #11 »
Mike Gregory in the 1992 World Darts Championship is the biggest choke I've ever seen.

Playing Phil Taylor, he held the winning dart in his hand six times and missed the required double each time. Taylor was able to fight back and hit his first chance to take the title.

I was lucky enough to catch it not long after arriving in the UK as it was live on TV. Never really watched darts before but the whole match was spellbinding.

To see that poor bloke standing there, crumbling before your very eyes is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen in sport.

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« 2009-Jan-28, 07:32 AM Reply #12 »
Thanks for the input Gratlog, but what's all that got to do with sporting chokes?

Commish was a good sport by not sacking the young bloke

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« 2009-Jan-28, 07:46 AM Reply #13 »
Do bad rides constitute a choke? If so what about Danewin's jockey in the classics while Dye's ride on Veandercross in the 1992 Caulfield Cup was a beauty.

Don't forget Balmain's loss to 1989 grand final (really painful) or St george losing to Melb in the 1999 (?) g/f?

What about Australia chasing 4th innings totals against SA and West Indies in the 90s?

Offline Fewy

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« 2009-Jan-28, 09:16 PM Reply #14 »
I remember the Jana Novotna choke well.
Had a mate who took the 33's to win 10k.
Just let it ride all the way, we were absolutely shell shocked.
But he had a good collect on the Bombers at the same price that year as well so he couldn't complain.

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« 2009-Jan-30, 02:24 PM Reply #15 »
 What about Mike Tyson getting smashed by Buster Douglas

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« 2009-Jan-30, 02:26 PM Reply #16 »
Not sport but what about Michael Hutchence  :shy:

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« 2009-Jan-30, 02:43 PM Reply #17 »
 poor old MICKEY hUTCH WHAT THE HELL WAS HE DOING
batn off  the bloke could pull any Glamour he liked   

             Harden the :censored: up MICHAEL

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« 2009-Jan-30, 02:54 PM Reply #18 »
Thanks for the input Gratlog, but what's all that got to do with sporting chokes?

Not sport but what about Michael Hutchence  :shy:

  :lol:

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« 2009-Jan-30, 02:56 PM Reply #19 »
poor old MICKEY hUTCH WHAT THE HELL WAS HE DOING
batn off  the bloke could pull any Glamour he liked   

             Harden the :censored: up MICHAEL

  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:

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« 2009-Feb-02, 12:49 PM Reply #20 »
Go to the top of the tree PITTSBURGH STEELERS in Super Bowl 43

Offline wily ole dog

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« 2009-Feb-02, 12:58 PM Reply #21 »
Federer has to join the list

Fell apart under pressure in the last set and didn't he lose 2 sets via double faults........thats the ultimate choke

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« 2009-Feb-02, 01:01 PM Reply #22 »
Go to the top of the tree PITTSBURGH STEELERS in Super Bowl 43

Maybe not but the pricks cost me my bet so it's still a choke

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« 2009-Feb-02, 01:45 PM Reply #23 »
  I dont know about that  Federer being a choke that Nadal was on Fire
i dought any1 would of beat him last Night

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« 2009-Feb-02, 03:22 PM Reply #24 »
  I dont know about that  Federer being a choke that Nadal was on Fire
i dought any1 would of beat him last Night

Wheelie
It wasn't about losing but how he lost. Double faulting, twice on set points, and losing those sets is a massive choke


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