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With this could agree just people who haven't seen how tennis can be played and few gloryhuter journalists who aren't capable of writing decent tennis text so they have to write bunch of carp which could satisfy just people mentioned in first part of sentence

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Nole fans will say "yes", Rafa fans will say "no", Fed fans will say "I don't care", and neutral fans will say...well, who cares about what they think anyway!

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ok. define the best match ever. I've seen so many good tennis matches. I can't really decide which one was the best... too many good matches. It was a great match IMHO, I had a great time. I mean, I don't get it. what do you guys want? people on this board are ...
I'm going to open a new thread 'what is the best match ever, let's talk
This year's AO final was indeed, IMO, a great match. However, I would not say it was the greatest ever. As you state, there have been so many great matches, it is impossible to pick just one. Today's game, with advanced equipment and physical training, is totally different from the Lave era. The other day I was watching a Laver-Rosewall match clips. In about 10 minutes there was more volleying, and overheads than in the nearly 6 hours of the AO final. They too ran each other aroud the court, back and forth, side to side. The net play, by both, was great. Their 72 WCT final was similiar to the match I saw on You Tube. That match was over 3 hours, of all-court exhausting tennis. It probably would be impossible today to play that sort of tennis, but both styles are to be enjoyed and reconized as great tennis.
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This year's AO final was indeed, IMO, a great match. However, I would not say it was the greatest ever. As you state, there have been so many great matches, it is impossible to pick just one. Today's game, with advanced equipment and physical training, is totally different from the Lave era. The other day I was watching a Laver-Rosewall match clips. In about 10 minutes there was more volleying, and overheads than in the nearly 6 hours of the AO final. They too ran each other aroud the court, back and forth, side to side. The net play, by both, was great. Their 72 WCT final was similiar to the match I saw on You Tube. That match was over 3 hours, of all-court exhausting tennis. It probably would be impossible today to play that sort of tennis, but both styles are to be enjoyed and reconized as great tennis.
And that really was one of the best matches all time

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Nadal fans: no, it's complete shit.
Djokovic fans: best ever
Federer fans: low quality
Sampras fans: wtf is this?
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No, not anywhere near.

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The drama was great. But the tennis? It makes me sad, really.
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Funny how most of the people reply without even reading the whole article. He's not talking only about AO final.
Yes, the highest quality tennis has been produced by the current top 3 (starting with Feds peak years, followed by Nadal and the arrival of Djokovic who is now at his peak). This particular match is probably not the best ever, maybe most dramatic. But it is a good example.
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Tennis isnīt all drama, it isnīt a physical struggle to see who lasts the most playing the game. Itīs a technical sport, period.

The joy i get from tennis is from the speed and beauty of the shots and from the technical brilliance displayed by the players. Thatīs it.

The thing is that nowadays theyīve been selling this spartan thing, where the most fittest player prevails, taking advantage of the slower courts and highly defensive play.

Itīs no surprise Djokovic and Nadal have been dominating most of the tour. Itīs all build to fit their styles. And iīm not offended when people say they enjoy their clashes, but to say itīs the best tennis we have ever seen is stupid.


PS: 2008 Wimbledon final is way overrated.
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Tennis isnīt all drama, it isnīt a physical struggle to see who lasts the most playing the game. Itīs a technical sport, period.

The joy i get from tennis is from the speed and beauty of the shots and from the technical brilliance displayed by the players. Thatīs it.

The thing is that nowadays theyīve been selling this spartan thing, where the most fittest player prevails, taking advantage of the slower courts and highly defensive play.

Itīs no surprise Djokovic and Nadal have been dominating most of the tour. Itīs all build to fit their styles. And iīm not offended when people say they enjoy their clashes, but to say itīs the best tennis we have ever seen is stupid.


PS: 2008 Wimbledon final is way overrated.
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Tennis isnīt all drama, it isnīt a physical struggle to see who lasts the most playing the game. Itīs a technical sport, period.

The joy i get from tennis is from the speed and beauty of the shots and from the technical brilliance displayed by the players. Thatīs it.

The thing is that nowadays theyīve been selling this spartan thing, where the most fittest player prevails, taking advantage of the slower courts and highly defensive play.

Itīs no surprise Djokovic and Nadal have been dominating most of the tour. Itīs all build to fit their styles. And iīm not offended when people say they enjoy their clashes, but to say itīs the best tennis we have ever seen is stupid.


PS: 2008 Wimbledon final is way overrated.
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Has journalism been this poor or am I just starting to notice? The match was poor but the drama was great. Djokovic pretty much choked the 4th set with some shocking play at times. Nadal then returned the favour in the fifth by giving the break back. The match-up is not that great to watch but I love the result . More Djoker victories please .
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Has journalism been this poor or am I just starting to notice? The match was poor but the drama was great. Djokovic pretty much choked the 4th set with some shocking play at times. Nadal then returned the favour in the fifth by giving the break back. The match-up is not that great to watch but I love the result . More Djoker victories please .
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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