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Most Memorable Wimbledon Match Ever!

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Q&A: John McEnroe on Wimbledon

What is the most memorable match you have ever watched as a spectator?
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The most memorable match for me was watching the Ivanisevic v Rafter match at Wimbledon.

The way the crowd was, and the circumstances surrounding it - Henman had been so close, and there was the question about how the crowd was going to react after that, Ivanisevic hadn't won one, and Rafter hadn't won Wimbledon and was realising that it was his last chance at a big major.

People in Australia have always loved tennis and then you combine that with the fanaticisms of a new country like Croatia and all that combined with the fact that it was played on a day that it wasn't supposed to be played - it brought a different energy to the occasion because people who wouldn't normally be watching at Wimbledon were there.

The energy levels that day were higher than any other that I'd ever been a part of.

It had atmosphere like they have in soccer games in England - I see that and wish we had that more in tennis. I was proud to just be part of that match, to watch and commentate on it.


I agree with him totally. I remember watching that match with my friends. I had goose-bumps just watching it on TV. I didnt even like those players
I was wondering how it would've been like ACTUALLY on Centre Court!
The atmosphere seemed ELECTRIFYING! It was People's Monday that day.
Two players, Rafter and Ivanisevic, were very very popular at that time.
Crowd was incredible. As JMac says, seemed like a soccer match between Australia & Croatia . They were cheering for every single point. The spectators were equally divided between Pat and Goran. Neither of them had won a Wimbledon till then. (Rafter never did eventually). Wanted Rafter to win but Goran deserved it. One hell of a match! It is definitely the most memorable match that I've EVER seen at Wimbledon LIVE on TV.

What are the unforgettable matches for u guys?
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the ivanisevic vs. rafter wimby final is my favorite. i love goran and i was so increadibly happy to see him win and the crowd was crazy, it was just great.

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It's a toss-up for me between Goran vs. Pat, and Pete vs. Pat

I wanted Pat to win on both occassions.
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Goran v Pat was the most memorable for me because I missed it. I promised to be at a business lunch in Toronto the Monday after Wimbledon, so that I would not have to miss a single day of week two.
I remember sitting at the table getting mad at the poor service in the restaurant while listening to the whoops and cheers coming from the kitchen.

From what I actually saw, Borg v JMac with the tie-break is hard to top.

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yep, it's definitely the most memorable for myself aswell

even back in 2001 when I didnt really follow the tour at all, I was on the edge of my seat more than any other sporting match I'd seen in the past....final result wouldve been much more devastating if Pat had to lose to someone other than Goran

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That's probably the most emotional win I have seen. In terms of tennis, it wasn't my absolute favorite match, but the energy of that Monday crowd and the closeness of the match created incredible tension!

Strangely enough, Ivanisevic's first wimbledon final, the one where Agassi finally won a major after 3 failed attempts, is another favorite moment of mine.

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This is my favourite match as well. I was so completely heartbroken when Pat lost
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Of course I would have to agree with the Goran/Pat 2001 final. I took work off that day and was so torn because I wanted them both to win so much. I was bawling at the end. The next day a co-worker who was a good friend of mine surpirsed me by putting a posterboard with articles and pictures of Goran on my office door saying "Congrats Goran!"

The first tennis match I remember ever seeing was the Borg/McEnroe 1980 final when I was 2 years old. It is around my fifth actual memory (along with falling down the stairs, asking to be taken out of the crib to go to the bathroom, being on the lake shore at Benton Harbor, and hiding in a pillow fort my siblings made). So I guess I was meant to be a tennis fan.

I remember the Becker/Kevin Curren final in 1985 because I was so excited about Becker. I know it was not necessarily the best match but it was very memorable to me. I loved his red hair, the fact that he looked like my oldest brother's friends, and how excited he was on court and tried to watch whatever match of his I could. I just remember all of this excitement about him. When he won I kept running around the coffee table going woo-hoo and punching my fists in the air. My mom says that I did that for around 5 minutes- and we even have a picture of it. That summer was about swim team practice, annoying my friends because I wouldn't play but stay home to watch Wimbledon on HBO, and the North and South miniseries. Oh, to have such a carefree seven-year-old summer again.
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the same as you, wimby 01, men's final, i could never forget this, the poor goran finally won on his fourth final , i ran around my little house and shouted in joy for goran
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I guess I should watch this match everyone is talking about.

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by far the 2001 final

pat was so close, had goran 0-30 in the 5th set, 8-7 up i think from memory
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Thanks to the rain delays during last years Wimbledon coverage, they replayed the highlights from each set and then showed the final set in its entirity

Was the first time I'd seen any of the match since I saw it live, and for once I was damn glad it was raining

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Goran-Pat is still the only match that I will NOT tape over (well, aside from Rafa's RG final and JCF's, although I will never watch JCF's again so I may as well kill it). And neither was my favourite player, although I did love to watch Pat.

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Ivanisevic - Rafter
Rogi - Sampras... i was so in love with Roger then, and his excitement was so beautiful, but i was so sad for sampras
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Goran vs Pat for me too.

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