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Most heartbreaking moments in recent tennis history

Rajdeep Puri
Modified 29 Nov 2014, 04:03 IST
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Tennis is a sport filled with a lot of emotions. Playing alone on the court for hours at a stretch can take a toll on the players. There are times when certain players come really close to winning a match or reaching a milestone, but fall short at the final hurdle.Watching these players express their emotions after losing is a heartbreaking sight, even for those fans who were favouring the other player on the court. Here are some heartbreaking moments in recent tennis history

#5 Leonardo Mayer - Shanghai Masters 2014

This should have been a routine win for Roger Federer as he faced the Argentinian Leonardo Mayer in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. But, Federer was taken all the way, and in fact saved 5 match points against Mayer before eventually winning the match.

Mayer had an amazing opportunity to finish the match in his favour with a backhand but fired his shot straight at the net when on match point. Federer ended up taking the match. Mayer broke down immediately as he came to shake hands with Federer at the end of the match. It was truly a heartbreaking moment. 

Result :

Roger Federer def. Leonardo Mayer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(7)

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