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View Poll Results: Which grandslam produced the best matches/entertainment of 2004?
Australian 27 55.10%
RG 12 24.49%
Wimbledon 9 18.37%
US Open 1 2.04%
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Look Back At 2004 - The Grandslams

Ok we have all 4 grandslams completed for this season. Out of the four, which did you think was the best slam this year? in terms of great matches and entertainment?

Also which do you think was the best overall grandslam match of the year?

For me, i really enjoyed the AO, great matches such as:
canas - henman
federer - nalbandian
roddick - safin
safin - agassi
I did like the french open, but in terms of the quantity of good matches i preferred the AO.

My favourite match was probably the safin/agassi/roddick matches from AO, or the coria - gaudio final.
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Re: Look Back At 2004 - The Grandslams

I agree, I was about to vote for RG but then I realised there were better matches at the AO.
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im gona say wimby cos i never got to see all the classic 5 setters and the like at AO and the final (which i did manage 2 c) was a total letdown. i thought wimbledon was great. especially the wicked final. maybe its just cos i was able to watch all of wimby from a deckchair in portugal!

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wimby was so close, it was a tough fight and my guy won
nothing beat that feeling as seeing Roger The Contortionist bend backwards on match point....
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Re: Look Back At 2004 - The Grandslams

I agree about the AO, I think it had the best matches, it was totally worth staying up all night to watch some of them, especially all Safin's matches, except the final, and Nalbandian-Federer, Canas-Henman were great as well.

RG did have some good matches, but most did not like up to the expectations, apart from the final. Same with Wimbledon. The US Open had one or 2 good matches, but it just seemed there were so many top players out and most of the games were quite boring and one sided, and i did not get to see much of Federer-Agassi becuase of Tim Henman
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i loved the atmosphere in which safin played his FO and AO (except the final) matches in...... it was simply great to watch

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the FO final was unreal. that is w/o a doubt the craziest match ive ever seen.

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I vote for Roland Garros,
Gaudio - Coria was probably one of the most exiting matches ever

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AO was the most exciting, close matches on both sides of the draw. All the favourites doing well and basically knocking each other out, no one injured etc
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Re: Look Back At 2004 - The Grandslams

AO

the canas henman match was amazing, + the 5 setters of marat against baldy and andy

I miss: Ivan Lendl, Korda, Novak, Bruguera, Rios, Kucera, Courier, Mantilla, Costa, Santoro and Ferreira.

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Gaudio, Murray, Florian Mayer, Chela, Nalbandian, Radek Stepanek, Volandri, Youzhny and Verdasco.

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I think this year's french open final is going to be a classic, but, more like chang's victory over lendl in the 1989 french open, with the cramping and underhand serve, or the steffi hingis french open final.

I miss: Ivan Lendl, Korda, Novak, Bruguera, Rios, Kucera, Courier, Mantilla, Costa, Santoro and Ferreira.

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Gaudio, Murray, Florian Mayer, Chela, Nalbandian, Radek Stepanek, Volandri, Youzhny and Verdasco.

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Re: Look Back At 2004 - The Grandslams

Definitely Aus. Open.

Agassi/Safin match was the best of 2004.

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Re: Look Back At 2004 - The Grandslams

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I agree, I was about to vote for RG but then I realised there were better matches at the AO.
I voted for RG without reading the thread first, and after doing so I read it and realized that yes, I did totally blank on the good matches in Australia.

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Re: Look Back At 2004 - The Grandslams

i voted without reading too...and now i think that the AO was the best, i totally blanked on it before...though the wimbledon final was also a good one
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Re: Look Back At 2004 - The Grandslams

I was there for the AO and overall there were better matches, there than the French, but that FO final will never be forgotten for the dramatic nature of the match.

Canas/Henman was a great match, especially being there in a very packed crowd, and being one of the few to cheer on Canas amongst a lot of English backpackers.

Safin/Roddick was a great match, because of the result and it was a good standard as well. Safin/Agassi had to see that one on the TV unfortunately.

Other 5 setters I saw were Pavel/Novak a high quality match, Corretja/Ancic, and Canas/Calleri. The Reid/Sargsian one was a tough one as well.

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