Re: Which AO final was better
good thread. 09 was better pure tennis for sure cause of the matchup, while this year players were not at their highest level - though should be said nadal kind of always looks to be playing at a lower level when playing new djokovic (also cause of the matchup). still novak wasnt at wimbledon level or madrid/rome level for sure.
what bugs me about 09 is that by that time nadal was so much over fed you kind of felt that when it came to the tightness, fed was sure to wilt, there was no real uncertainty in the outcome, esp no with fit nadal on the other side of the net. in the end it felt like a ceremony, a funeral of a champ. everybody kind of knew it, and he knew it so he cried. that was lame. this year there was none of that, you really could not tell anything in that final set. the guts from both guys was insane, and you could feel it.
just two different matches, Id say equally epic.
sure, its all subjective.