Originally Posted by Billy Moonshine
Been watching tennis for so long and seen so many fantastic matches but Safin Vs Fed at this years Oz open is the most thrilling match I've seen. i really thought fed was going to win so to see Safin, one of my favorites, come back was amazing, especially in such a tense atmosphere. This match had everything for me, a guy I'm passionate about to support, great rallies and drama.
yep, I cant see this match ever being bumped out of my top 5 matches I'll never forget list
We had it on delayed telecast for tv here (we were 2hrs behind Melbourne at the time of the AO),
Decided I'd listen to it on radio for 2hrs until it started on tv, then I'd just turn off the radio and watch the delayed telecast, so I sat outside with a beer and had the radio on next to me, listening to the match.....and by the time the match was to start on tv here, I couldnt pull myself away from the radio, so I just set a tape going to record the match on tv
By the 4th set tb I couldnt even sit down.....for the rest of the match I was just pacing around listening to the radio, bouncing a soft cricketball around and yelling out updates after every point to my Dad who was in his room watching Inspector Rex or something
He didnt really care, but I had to yell them then and there to someone
I remember the radio commentators continually saying it was possibly the greatest match they've ever had the privy to call.......I was grinning ear to ear, and I hadnt even watched it yet