Which AO final was better - MensTennisForums.com
View Poll Results: Which final was better?
2009 AO 37 40.22%
2012 AO 55 59.78%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Rafa is the GOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 921
                     
Which AO final was better

Ao 2009 or 2012
Personally 2009 but what do you think.
Stats of 2009:http://uk.reuters.com/article/2009/0...40361220090201
Stats of 2012: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/...19/1701ms.html
Search highlights for yourself and ps: does anyone have stats with winners and UE of WB2008 and hd highlights of the greatest match ever (WB2008)

9!!!!!!!
Rafa is the GOAT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,940
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

Well though I'm sure this is going to degenerate into a war between Djokovic and Nadal fans with no thought given to it & posters just sticking to the match their player won (Fed fans will go for 2012 no doubt...) it's actually quite interesting to compare the two. Both went 5, both had uncompetitive sets - 3rd set (and most of the 4th) in 2012, 5th set in 2009 - and both were "epic" in different ways.

For me 2009 wins out for the simple reason that it there were more winners & spectacular points. 2012 was more dramatic because Nadal looked totally out of it and the end of that 4th set was incredibly nerve racking & great viewing. The 2009 final stayed more close throughout with breaks being exchanged a number of times and Nadal winning sets where he was down a break. The downfall of the 2009 final is how quickly Fed faded in the 5th - I remember being worried about the fatigue factor for Nadal and not knowing how it would go yet it all ended quite fast. The 2012 final set was better and stayed tougher to call.

In terms of quality there's no competition though - there are still points from that 2009 final I can watch in awe - there are few from the 2012 final that stick out - there was great defence from Nadal and Djokovic but very few incredible points.

Both finals pale in comparison to the 2009 semi though - best Australian Open match by a mile - I still can't quite believe Verdasco played at that level for 5 sets - who would have thought he'd never really play that well again. Just an incredible match - winner after winner - how Nadal won that match I still don't know....
Ash86 is offline  
post #3 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:32 PM
Registered User
 
Certinfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 44,867
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

2009 for me. Far better quality of tennis and I enjoyed the match a lot more.

Berdych | Murray | Tsonga | Monfils | Raonic | Soderling
Certinfy is offline  
post #4 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:33 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Thermopylae Pass
Posts: 65,983
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

2009. one of the best hard court matches i have ever seen.
Clay Death is offline  
post #5 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Anathemaniac
 
Sunset of Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Wall.
Posts: 41,908
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

2009 and it's not even close, despite a complete breakdown by Fed in that 5th set. The other four sets outdid the entirety of the 2012 final in pure quality of tennis - by far.

"It's getting colder, I'm getting colder, older, it's getting colder...

Am I still here? As one, with The Fear?
Am I still alive? I'm still f*cking ... Here...!"


"The Storm Before The Calm"

Anathema

Into music of the PROG-Dorky-kind? visit my blog or MTF's Prog Rock Thread.
Sunset of Age is offline  
post #6 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:40 PM
Registered User
 
Clashcityrocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lord and master of Kawooshistan
Posts: 22,176
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

1988

Vegan Runner
Clashcityrocker is offline  
post #7 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Rafa is the GOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 921
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

I think the 2009 was far better and definetly in the top 10 matches of all time along with the 2009 semi. So a better quistion is, which one of those is better oh yes and if you want i would be glad to see a list of your favourite matches in order of the best to the end

9!!!!!!!

Last edited by Rafa is the GOAT; 07-10-2012 at 10:59 AM.
Rafa is the GOAT is offline  
post #8 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Registered User
 
Sophocles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Age: 42
Posts: 8,986
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

2007 had by far the highest quality of play in recent years.

"There is no such thing as 'the world'." - Enoch Powell.
Sophocles is offline  
post #9 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:44 PM
Registered User
 
Clashcityrocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lord and master of Kawooshistan
Posts: 22,176
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

especially gonzalez vs nadal

Vegan Runner
Clashcityrocker is offline  
post #10 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:45 PM
Registered User
 
Branimir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Age: 30
Posts: 1,318
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

2012

I don't like Nadal.
Branimir is offline  
post #11 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Thermopylae Pass
Posts: 65,983
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

the first 4 sets were war at that 2009 final. both matched each other well in every department.

this 2012 final was not bad either. nadal could have played better in the 2nd and the 3rd set a little better obviously. he needed to snatch one of those sets and he wouldnt have felt the pressure he did later on.
Clay Death is offline  
post #12 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:48 PM
Registered User
 
ballbasher101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 29
Posts: 4,893
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

I don't actually remember the 2009 final all that well. Probably because I was pissed Federer lost. I need to watch it again, on second thought maybe not.
ballbasher101 is offline  
post #13 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:51 PM
Anathemaniac
 
Sunset of Age's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Wall.
Posts: 41,908
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

Quote:
Originally Posted by ballbasher101 View Post
I don't actually remember the 2009 final all that well. Probably because I was pissed Federer lost. I need to watch it again, on second thought maybe not.
Those first four sets were pretty good (all of it better quality than whatever happened in the 2012 final), and well worth re-watching.
As for that 5th set... depends on how much of a Fedtard you are.

"It's getting colder, I'm getting colder, older, it's getting colder...

Am I still here? As one, with The Fear?
Am I still alive? I'm still f*cking ... Here...!"


"The Storm Before The Calm"

Anathema

Into music of the PROG-Dorky-kind? visit my blog or MTF's Prog Rock Thread.
Sunset of Age is offline  
post #14 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Rafa is the GOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 921
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

Quote:
Originally Posted by ballbasher101 View Post
I don't actually remember the 2009 final all that well. Probably because I was pissed Federer lost. I need to watch it again, on second thought maybe not.
Watch the highlights

9!!!!!!!
Rafa is the GOAT is offline  
post #15 of 96 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Rafa is the GOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 921
                     
Re: Which AO final was better

Quote:
Originally Posted by Branimir View Post
2012
Because you are a Nole Fan so let me ask you this, which one would be better if Rafa had won the 5th set 7-5

9!!!!!!!
Rafa is the GOAT is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome