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The best performance of a player ever seen...

Personally, after seeing Federer winning USOpen 2004 final against Hewitt the way he did,
I felt a new kind of player emerged,
a new type of dominance started,
a new kind of tennis unfolded before our eyes.

I have never seen a player so close to perfection as Federer was in that match (at least that was my feeling when i saw the final back then).

I was completely petrified, stupified blah-blah, by that performance.

What is your favourite match in all men's tennis history, as a player's best performance, not as a close-very-spectacular clash ?
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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

something quite similar in terms of "playing-so-close-to-perfection" was the way Tsonga dominated and demolished Nadal in this year's AO SF...
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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

Federer 2007 AO Semi. I think Fed was unbeatable that day.

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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

The Tsonga match was wow wow wow wow wow!!!
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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

tsonga vs nadal? yea he was really out there O_O

hardly best ever though

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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/player...B058&x=13&y=11
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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

That's just sick
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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

Apart what's been said so far:

Sampras (-Moya) AO 1997 F (Moya was on fire, but Pete dismantled the defence)
Sampras (-Pioline) Wim 1997 F (Pioline said later that playing against Sampras is like having a tube against the cannon battery)
Safin (- Sampras) USO 2000 F (wow, wow and wow this backhand and everything else)
Gonzalez (- Nadal) AO 2007 QF (these shots were just insane)
Federer (- Nadal) YEC 2007 SF (a bit shaky one moment, but God Mode overall)

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That's just sick
Yes I agree. Total demolition job. I know it's not a single match but to perform like that in a slam must be the performance ever.
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Lendl in the 1987 Masters Cup was untouchable.

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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

Adler mentioned Gonzo vs Nadal in AO 2007. I would add to this a span of two matches - with Rafa and with Haas. In those two matches Gonzo had some 100 winners / 20 UEs ratio. He was hitting serves, forehands, backhands, smashes, dropshots and under the leg winners from each position.
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Federer 2007 AO Semi. I think Fed was unbeatable that day.
was that the one against roddick when he was hitting clean return winners on 250 km/h serves with his backhand ? it was the best match i ever saw

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Federer vs Blake TMC 06

That was just sick...

lol that tournament from Borg lol
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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

gonzalez-haas melbourne 07

federer-roddick melbourne 07

and just for the fun of the actual score: murray - alberto martin (i think) some time last year: 6-0, 6-0, 6-1. andy was pissed when he gave that one game in the third away.
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Re: The best performance of a player ever seen...

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something quite similar in terms of "playing-so-close-to-perfection" was the way Tsonga dominated and demolished Nadal in this year's AO SF...
that was way too easy, all Nadal balls were landing before the service line

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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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