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U.S. Open 1992 - the best Grand Slam tournament ever?

What is your opinion about the best Grand Slam tournament ever? I think the most interesting and special tournament can be for example U.S. Open 1992.

U.S.OPEN 1992 (31 August - 14 September 1992)

SEEDED PLAYERS

1) J.Courier (USA)
2) S.Edberg (SWE)
3) P.Sampras (USA)
4) M.Chang (USA)
5) G.Ivanisevic (CRO)
6) P.Korda (CSRS)
7) B.Becker (GER)
8) A.Agassi (USA)
9) I.Lendl (USA)
10) C.Costa (ESP)
11) M.Stich (GER)
12) W.Ferreira (RSA)
13) G..Forget (FRA)
14) M.Washington (USA)
15) R.Krajicek (NED)
16) J.McEnroe (USA)

WINNER: STEFAN EDBERG (in the final he beat Pete Sampras 3-6,6-4,7-6(5),6-2)

- two matches above 5 hours:
1) 5:26 (S.Edberg - M.Chang SF, 6-7(3) 7-5 7-6(3) 5-7 6-4)
2) 5:01 (I.Lendl - B.Becker 4R, 6-7(4) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4)
- four matches above 4 hours:
1) 4:23 (I.Lendl - J.Yzaga 1R, 6-7(2) 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-3)
2) 4:18 (S.Edberg - R.Krajicek 4R, 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 3-6 6-4)
3) 4:16 (M.Chang - W.Ferreira QF, 7-5 2-6 6-3 6-7(4) 6-1)
4) 4:03 (S.Edberg - I.Lendl 6-3 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6(3)

- all the best players took part in this tournament (only without M.Wilander and T.Muster)
- 13 of 16 seeded players advanced to the last sixteen (fourth round)!
- first U.S. Open match between brothers (E.Sanchez vs J.Sanchez)
- the last Grand Slam tournaments for great J.Connors and J.McEnroe! Connors was 40 during this tournament.
- many wonderful and epic matches above 3 hours:

1) 3:52 (B.Gilbert - M.Stich 2R, 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 7-6(0)
2) 3:47 (J.Courier - A.Agassi QF, 6-3 6-7(6) 6-1 6-4)
3) 3:45 (B.Gilbert - T.Ho 3R, 6-1 6-7(2) 2-6 6-4 7-6(0)
4) 3:41 (P.Sampras - T.Martin 3R, 7-6(1) 2-6 4-6 7-5 6-4)
5) 3:35 (P.Kuhnen - C.Caratti 1R, 6-4 6-7(4) 6-2 3-6 7-5)
6) 3:35 (W.Masur - J.Stark 2R, 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3)
7) 3:34 (M.Chang - M.Washington 4R, 6-2 2-6 3-6 6-3 6-1)
8) 3:32 (J.Svensson - N.Kulti 1R, 2-6 7-5 6-1 3-6 7-5)
9) 3:27 (S.Pescosolido - G.Lopez 1R, 6-1 6-4 5-7 6-7(1) 6-3)
10) 3:22 (J.Courier - C.Pioline 3R, 7-6(2) 6-4 3-6 6-3)
11) 3:21 (H.Holm - J.Eltingh 1R, 6-1 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4)
12) 3:20 (E.Sanchez - P.Korda 1R, 6-2 4-6 2-6 6-1 7-6(4)
13) 3:20 (J.Courier - A.O`Brien 1R, 4-6 6-1 6-3 7-6(5)
14) 3:20 (E.Sanchez - J.Sanchez 1R, 5-7 6-1 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 6-4)
15) 3:19 (B.Becker - C.U.Steeb 3R, 6-1 4-6 7-6(1) 6-3)
16) 3:17 (O.Camporese - S.Davis 2R, 6-3 3-6 5-7 6-4 7-6(1)
17) 3:15 (M.Washington - H.Leconte 3R, 6-4 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3)
18) 3:14 (A.Volkov - B.Gilbert 3R, 6-2 6-4 5-7 7-6(5)
19) 3:10 (J.Sanchez - M.Naewie 1R, 6-4 6-4 5-7 7-6(4)
20) 3:10 (R.Krajicek - M.Gabriel 2R, 4-6 2-6 7-6(5) 6-3 6-1)
21) 3:09 (G.Pozzi - A.Mansdorf 1R, 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2 5-7 6-1)
22) 3:09 (P.Sampras - G.Forget 4R, 6-3 1-6 1-6 6-4 6-3)
23) 3:05 (R.Krajicek - F.Clavet 1R, 7-6(2) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4)
24) 3:04 (A.Boetsch - J.Tarango 2R, 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(3)
25) 3:04 (C.Pioline - T.Witsken 2R, 6-3 5-7 7-5 6-2)
26) 3:02 (E.Sanchez - Ch.Pridham 2R, 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4)

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Re: U.S. Open 1992 - the best Grand Slam tournament ever?

- Six quarterfinalist of this tournament (Sampras, Edberg, Chang,Courier,Lendl,Agassi) won together 41 GRAND SLAMS!

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- unforgettable match between Connors vs Lendl in the second round. Connors won the first set, but Lendl beat him 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-0. When Connors was serving at 0-5 in the fourth set, he got standind ovation

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Re: U.S. Open 1992 - the best Grand Slam tournament ever?

Any comments? How do you remember that tournament?

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Re: U.S. Open 1992 - the best Grand Slam tournament ever?

It was a nice tournament I saw a couple matches, one of the most memorable (Edberg-Chang) as well. I'm curious about Krajicek - Marcus match. Did Krajicek save match point? Does anybody know?

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Re: U.S. Open 1992 - the best Grand Slam tournament ever?

Thanks for the stats. You make a good case for this tournament.

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It was a nice tournament I saw a couple matches, one of the most memorable (Edberg-Chang) as well. I'm curious about Krajicek - Marcus match. Did Krajicek save match point? Does anybody know?
I don`t know. Maybe he didn`t have to save any match points I know only that he served 28 aces in that match.

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Re: U.S. Open 1992 - the best Grand Slam tournament ever?

The 1992 US Open was great (yeah, Eddie!) but the 1991 final where Edberg destroyed Courier and exposed the one-dimensional nature of Courier's brainless bashing was a serve-and-volley master class from the great Swede.
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Re: U.S. Open 1992 - the best Grand Slam tournament ever?

No, any Slam that has 5th set tiebreakers don't justify the best Slam.

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Wimbledon 2002 was better.

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