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Whilst the Ossie final is obviously Not the greatest match ever I do agree that from around 2005 onwards it has been a golden age of tennis. Each year since has seen the tennis move up a gear. At least three of the greatest matches of all time (in terms of quality) took place during this period.

1. 2008 Wimbledon Men's Final. Roger vs Rafa
2. 2005 Australian Open Men's semi final Roger vs Marat Safin.
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stepanek / paes is the best we have witnessed

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When you are judging Tennis you have to keep in mind of two aspects, the physicality and the skill level. This in terms of Physicality is one of the best ever. And i don't even remember such a physical slog since i started watching Tennis from the 90s. And trust me its not even close. Its gladitorial, its brutal, its astonishing really. Yes in terms of Physicality this is certainly one of the best ever. Those 4 5 hours Slogs on Roland Garos has been put to shame by these two.

And then comes the skill part. And i dont know whether its the court conditions or the evolution of the game but the skill part has been put as secondary. Not to say that the current game lacks skill but showing of skills in these conditions wont pay off much for sure. Your physical game is enough to put off your more graceful opponent for sure.

In terms of as a pure watching spectacle it is certainly one of the best ever but in terms of skill and grace of tennis it surely lacks.
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Whilst the Ossie final is obviously Not the greatest match ever I do agree that from around 2005 onwards it has been a golden age of tennis. Each year since has seen the tennis move up a gear. At least three of the greatest matches of all time (in terms of quality) took place during this period.

1. 2008 Wimbledon Men's Final. Roger vs Rafa
2. 2005 Australian Open Men's semi final Roger vs Marat Safin.
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Top 10. 2012 Australian Open Men's Final Nole vs Nadal
Maybe you need to watch Rome 2006 final again too

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the Ao match is definately above fedal 08
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No this is not. Today's the "whoever-gets-the-best-supplements" era.
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Of course people are going to be falling over themselves now, not even a week since it happened, calling it some of the best tennis ever, but no one is going to be talking about the 2017 Roland Garros final as 'potentially even better than the 2012 AO final!'

It was a tense match, but far too many errors in my view.

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A big fat NO to that one.
And I don't care if it's old legends saying so. They'll say anything to spark the interest in current tennis, as it's their bread.

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It would be minus the gamesmanship and time wasting from top players that has crept into the game.

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Absolutely. The utter tennis boredom in Sampras's Wimbledon days (ace, ace, service winner, serve-return-volley, service winner, game over, repeat ad nauseam) is finally over, and tennis is now - and rightfully - megaathletic sport ruled by gladiator-minded champions. Thanks Djokovic and Nadal for that.

Just bear in mind that those who belittle this era are exactly those interested in Federer and/or Nadal (possibly Murray too) winning titles. Sour grapes.

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The longer the rallies the better. In 2025 we'll be fawning over 90 shot rallies on grass.

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The best has yet to come
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The longer the rallies the better. In 2025 we'll be fawning over 90 shot rallies on grass.
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Only noletards will agree with this.
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