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Simon Australian Open classics: 2009 QF and 2011 2nd rd. Comparison.

two classic tennis matches in which he lost to tennis' two best players out there today........he played an amazing hand in both the matches.......let's analyze these two classics and compare them.......

AO 2009 QF

the setting was quarterfinal and the opponent was nadal.......simon was in blistering form late 2008 and carried over the momentum to the AO.......as expected, he fed a lot of balls to nadal and rafa had to come up with out-maneuvering genius on a consistent basis.......

nadal breezed through the first two sets but simon challenged him in the third.......but the champion upped a gear and arrested the escaping frenchman........it was one of the most intelligent displays ever on a tennis court........

AO 2011 2nd rd

the setting was 2nd round and the opponent was fed........simon was getting into the zone with a win in sydney........

fed breezed through the first two sets and started to feel the heat in the third........fed could not hold his nerve and let simon into the match........we know the rest of the story.......simon managed to take 2 sets.......

so one was a 3 set classic and the other was a 5 set classic........which match do you think simon played better? what do these two matches suggest about simon's respective opponents?
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fed breezed through the first two sets and started to feel the heat in the third
What heat? From what I've heard (didn't see the match) it wasn't hot that day (+ that was a night session) and Fed said smth like "It got more and more difficult because it got colder and then the court of course played slower" .

I wasn't able to watch any of the two matches (have been to school) so I can't say when he played better.

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2009 AO QF a classic? Oh dear, oh dear....

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Berdych | Murray | Tsonga | Monfils | Raonic | Soderling
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2009 AO QF a classic? Oh dear, oh dear....
how is it not a classic? there's no written rule that only 5 set matches can be classics........

5 years from now, it will be shown on tennis channel classics, just wait and watch........it's going to be a legendary story where a deceitful frenchman was carefully captured and packed back to france through sheer tactical genius.......

people are also going to remember the 2011 simon AO classic where he almost pulled off a huge upset.......
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how is it not a classic? there's no written rule that only 5 set matches can be classics........

5 years from now, it will be shown on tennis channel classics, just wait and watch........it's going to be a legendary story where a deceitful frenchman was carefully captured and packed back to france through sheer tactical genius.......

people are also going to remember the 2011 simon AO classic where he almost pulled off a huge upset.......
Not really- Sampras and Agassi had some classics that weren't 5 sets- the 4 set all tiebreak was a corker for example.

Does anyone really remember any Simon-Nadal match other than that muggy shit one at the USO where he couldn't wait to go and see his kid?

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Not really- Sampras and Agassi had some classics that weren't 5 sets- the 4 set all tiebreak was a corker for example.

Does anyone really remember any Simon-Nadal match other than that muggy shit one at the USO where he couldn't wait to go and see his kid?
people who watched AO 2009 do remember that classic stuff from simon and nadal........had nadal been 0.1% reckless, simon would have sneaked in and run him very close.......

nadal is prone to something similar against another aussie pusher tomorrow, tomickey........tomickey is similar to simon and presents a similar danger but i am sure nadal will play a perfect match again........
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two classic tennis matches in which he lost to tennis' two best players out there today........he played an amazing hand in both the matches.......let's analyze these two classics and compare them.......

AO 2009 QF

the setting was quarterfinal and the opponent was nadal.......simon was in blistering form late 2008 and carried over the momentum to the AO.......as expected, he fed a lot of balls to nadal and rafa had to come up with out-maneuvering genius on a consistent basis.......

nadal breezed through the first two sets but simon challenged him in the third.......but the champion upped a gear and arrested the escaping frenchman........it was one of the most intelligent displays ever on a tennis court........

AO 2011 2nd rd

the setting was 2nd round and the opponent was fed........simon was getting into the zone with a win in sydney........

fed breezed through the first two sets and started to feel the heat in the third........fed could not hold his nerve and let simon into the match........we know the rest of the story.......simon managed to take 2 sets.......

so one was a 3 set classic and the other was a 5 set classic........which match do you think simon played better? what do these two matches suggest about simon's respective opponents?

You forgot two other classic matches involving the two best players:

2008 AO SF Tsonga def Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-2
2010 AO SF Federer def Tsonga 6-2 6-3 6-2

I eagerly await your analysis of these two matches.
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You forgot two other classic matches involving the two best players:

2008 AO SF Tsonga def Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-2
2010 AO SF Federer def Tsonga 6-2 6-3 6-2

I eagerly await your analysis of these two matches.
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You forgot two other classic matches involving the two best players:

2008 AO SF Tsonga def Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-2
2010 AO SF Federer def Tsonga 6-2 6-3 6-2

I eagerly await your analysis of these two matches.
From the logic I conclude:

2011 AO F Federer def Nadal 6-0 6-0 6-0

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Simon vs. Nadal was one of the worst matches of the tournament.

Tsonga vs. Nadal. Now there's a classic. Was that really 3 years ago?

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Does anyone really remember any Simon-Nadal match other than that muggy shit one at the USO where he couldn't wait to go and see his kid?
Madrid 2008 is surely best remembered clash between Nadal and Simon, you cannot disagree.
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