An upset not only alters your next few days’ routines but also your mood for the next couple of weeks. It tests your patience mentally. And if you are a die-hard fan of the player, then your entire world falls apart at just that one moment. That one match point. And as your beloved player loses the point, the entire world stops for a second.
As you sit in front of the television, watching your favourite player, noticing every single expression he gives, you can feel the pain he is feeling right now. You never thought this new guy from a country where tennis is played by only a few, or this journeyman you had never heard of before, or this funny guy with pink shorts, could beat your idol.
You go into your shell and vow never to watch tennis again. But you do come back, because you cannot live without tennis.
So here are the top 10 moments, which broke our hearts this year…
10. Gasquet knocks out Stan (Wimbledon)
Result : Wimbledon Quarter-Finals
Richard Gasquet beat Stanislas Wawrinka (6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9)
The Swiss had made all the headlines when he conquered Novak Djokovic to win Roland Garros just a few weeks before and was looking to continue the brilliant run. But, a certain resilient Frenchman saw to it that it didn’t last long.
Richard Gasquet had reached the Wimbledon semi-final once before, but that was a staggering 8 years before. The 29-year old was all but written off when Wawrinka came back from losing the opening set to take the next two with relative ease.
But a rejuvenated Gasquet fought back to take the game to a deciding set, which went on for 20 games before the Frenchman completed the memorable upset. Gasquet went on to lose to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-final.