It is difficult to define a “choke job” in tennis: It can be as short as a double fault or as long as several years of consecutive losses.
A dropped set can be a choke, but so can half a decade of finals appearances without a win.
Even be a champion caught on a bad day—outplayed by an unseeded opponent can be labeled a choker.
Either way, it’s a regret, a collapse, a failure.
They certainly are not tennis’ finest moments, but they are some of the most well-remembered.
Regardless of whether these players ultimately end up as Hall of Fame champions or in obscurity, here are the top 10 US Open choke jobs in the Open era.