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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Favourite year of tennis between 2008-2011

I was wondering what everybody's favourite year in tennis was: 2008, 2009, 2010 or 2011? Was it the THAT match at Wimbledon and Tsonga's demolition of Rafa in 2008 that did it for you, the unpredictability of 2009 in the slams, 2010 (shite year) or Novaks greatest year in tennis in 2011?

I would say I enjoyed 2009 most because it had a solid top 10 and the 4 grand slams were the 4 best in recent years. Verdasco 2.0 emerging in Australian Open and playing his best ever match against Nadal and the way Nadal came back after his marathon to beat Federer. Federer completing his CGS and Soderling emerging as a genuine threat. Then at Wimbledon Roddick played the match of his life at Wimbledon and then Del Potro getting his slam at the USO.

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Re: Favourite year of tennis between 2008-2011

2009 by far.

AO - Rafa finally beating Federer in a hardcourt Slam; Verdasco breaking through and playing that awesome match against Rafa in the semis.

RG - Soderling stunning the world, taking out Rafa and making the finals; Federer finally completing the career Grand Slam.

W - Last stand of the New Balls generation; Roddick, Hewitt, Haas, Ferrero all in the last 8 (and Federer of course); Roddick's last big run and heartbreak in the final; Federer breaking the Slam record; Karlovic literally serving Tsonga and Verdasco off the court.

USO - Del Potro dethroning Federer under the lights in New York, after crushing Nadal in the semis; breakthrough run for Cilic.

WTF - Only final of a big event since 2005 AO with no member of the current top 3. Davydenko finally getting a big title; best WTF group ever with Federer, Del Potro, Murray and Verdasco - all matches went 3 sets, Murray out by one game.

Djokovic and Murray underperformed at Slams but still finished ahead of Del Potro in the rankings due to their fantastic Masters performances. They dominated the Masters circuit (apart from clay, where Nadal ruled).

Only top 10 member without a memorable GS/WTF run was Tsonga, who still had that amazing and memorable win over Federer in Montreal from 1-5 down in the 3rd.

Just an awesome year all around, my favorite year in tennis. Only thing that could have made it better was Roddick winning Wimbledon, also because we'd have had 4 different Slam winners.

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Crap I completely forgot about Davydenko. But that just adds to the stregtgh of that year. Gutted Davy couldn't beat Federer at 2010 Australian Open though.
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2009 by far.

AO - Rafa finally beating Federer in a hardcourt Slam; Verdasco breaking through and playing that awesome match against Rafa in the semis.

RG - Soderling stunning the world, taking out Rafa and making the finals; Federer finally completing the career Grand Slam.

W - Last stand of the New Balls generation; Roddick, Hewitt, Haas, Ferrero all in the last 8 (and Federer of course); Roddick's last big run and heartbreak in the final; Federer breaking the Slam record; Karlovic literally serving Tsonga and Verdasco off the court.

USO - Del Potro dethroning Federer under the lights in New York, after crushing Nadal in the semis; breakthrough run for Cilic.

WTF - Only final of a big event since 2005 AO with no member of the current top 3. Davydenko finally getting a big title; best WTF group ever with Federer, Del Potro, Murray and Verdasco - all matches went 3 sets, Murray out by one game.

Djokovic and Murray underperformed at Slams but still finished ahead of Del Potro in the rankings due to their fantastic Masters performances. They dominated the Masters circuit (apart from clay, where Nadal ruled).

Only top 10 member without a memorable GS/WTF run was Tsonga, who had that amazing win over Federer in Montreal from 1-5 down in the 3rd.

Just an awesome year all around, my favorite year in tennis. Only thing that could have made it better was Roddick winning Wimbledon, also because we'd have had 4 different Slam winners.
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Soderking knocking over Rafito wins it for 2009. It saved tennis from future disaster.

Had Robin won the 2010 rematch though, 2010 would win this handsomely.

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2009 because it was year when I started to follow tennis. I remember this AO final, I've heard the name of Federer only by some sport news and I thought he is arrogant prick, but after he lost to Rafa and when he started to cry I did almost the same in front of TV. I didn't know much about tennis, I haven't got the racquet in my hand but I found this sport very entertaining and now I prefer watching it to any other sports.
I'm happy that I could have watched his last slam wins, but there is still a little fire of hope that he can get one more
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I see Fedtards are in great numbers here

Congrats to Roger Federer on his 17th record breaking GS title and becoming the best player that ever played on grass and breaking number 1 record.You deserve it Roger
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Re: Favourite year of tennis between 2008-2011

2008.
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I like 2009 beacuase I retuns to watch tennis aftear a few years and because Haas returns too in Grass.
Also a Great Delpotro who started to be my new favourite tennis player.
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2008.
Very surprising.

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Definitely 2009. Federer had dropped back to the pack, Rafa had got off the juice and Djokovic wasn't on it yet. Couple of great performances by second-tier players (Sods, Spudtro and Davydenko) to keep the top guys honest.
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If I could answer none I would, otherwise 2009 due to the obvious (RG,WIM)

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Very surprising.
It was far better year than 2009/2010/2011.
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2009 by far.

AO - Rafa finally beating Federer in a hardcourt Slam; Verdasco breaking through and playing that awesome match against Rafa in the semis.

RG - Soderling stunning the world, taking out Rafa and making the finals; Federer finally completing the career Grand Slam.

W - Last stand of the New Balls generation; Roddick, Hewitt, Haas, Ferrero all in the last 8 (and Federer of course); Roddick's last big run and heartbreak in the final; Federer breaking the Slam record; Karlovic literally serving Tsonga and Verdasco off the court.

USO - Del Potro dethroning Federer under the lights in New York, after crushing Nadal in the semis; breakthrough run for Cilic.

WTF - Only final of a big event since 2005 AO with no member of the current top 3. Davydenko finally getting a big title; best WTF group ever with Federer, Del Potro, Murray and Verdasco - all matches went 3 sets, Murray out by one game.

Djokovic and Murray underperformed at Slams but still finished ahead of Del Potro in the rankings due to their fantastic Masters performances. They dominated the Masters circuit (apart from clay, where Nadal ruled).

Only top 10 member without a memorable GS/WTF run was Tsonga, who still had that amazing and memorable win over Federer in Montreal from 1-5 down in the 3rd.

Just an awesome year all around, my favorite year in tennis. Only thing that could have made it better was Roddick winning Wimbledon, also because we'd have had 4 different Slam winners.
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Re: Favourite year of tennis between 2008-2011

2009 was definitely the most varied year of the ones on offer, very topsy turvy in terms of where you thought it was going to go - first it was Rafa on this way to total dominance, then Fed's incredible couple of slams, then Delpo snatched the third away from him at the last moment to lead to a really interesting indoor season culminating in Davy winning the WTF of course. I personally like years not just for quality or whatever but when they make a really good story, and 2009 was certainly the best in a long while using that criteria!

Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

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