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post #1 of 86 (permalink) Old 10-05-2004, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Question Your best match of Federer?

My vote:
Federer vs Agassi Master Cup's Round Robin match
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

Well....

It might be a subjective choice, and I guess Roger has since played even better, but for me it was like watching some kind of magic for the first time when he shot the duck all over 7:6 6:3 6:3 at Wimby last year (2003).

Obviously it was also a turning point in his career (not the only one, though, 2003 TMC might have been just as significant), but that's not why I pick this match.
For some reason this is the one I recall with the most delight, Roger serving and volleying, flying on the court, and the duck helplessly staring...

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Re: Your best match of Federer?

wimbledon semi 03
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

In terms of the competitiveness of the match, I have two: vs. Agassi in the RR at TMC '03, and vs. Sampras at Wimbledon in '01.

In terms of the sheer beauty of the tennis Roger played, I have to go with his Wimbledon semi against Roddick in '03.
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

That is a tough one! There is no doubt that Wimbledon 03 semis AND final were both superb matches and were Rogi's first great breakthrough.

But if I had to pick one I would pick Roger's victory over Hewitt at the AO this year.

I believe it is one of the matches in which Rogi really figured out how to play like a champion in a really big match, in a match where not everything was going so smoothly for him. His previous big matches in grand slams, in similair situations he would have buckled. He was playing very mediocrely in the beginning of the match, getting broken in the very first game of the match, and really did not find his form until mid-way through the second set.

He was with his back to the wall facing break point several times in that 2nd set, but repelled Hewitt and turned it around. He managed to find a way to win even while not playing well, then raised his level at the crucial stages.

Also, I believe the Davis Cup match against Hewitt really hurt Roger, and to come back to the same arena, against the same player, on Australia Day no less, and beat him in front of his home crowd, in a grand slam, that was a match that gave Roger the belief that has carried him through many other difficult matches thus far.
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

for me, hands down and eyes closed (okay, so my eyes were wide open):

Wimbledon 2003 (SEMI final)
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

Three matches for me:-

1) Wim 2001 vs Sampras - What a match. I thought that I'm in for a treat for the next decade. Amazing how long it took b4 he got his game together after that match.

2) 2003 TMC Final vs Agassi. He took on one of his nemesis, a raucous crowd and a jerk like Jim and played one of the finest games. He blitzed Agassi.

3) 2004 TM @ Toronto Final vs Roddick. After looking overwhelmed for most of the Wimby final vs Roddick. He came back and looked completely at ease against Roddick firepower on Roddick's fav. type of court.


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Re: Your best match of Federer?

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Originally Posted by Yoda
Three matches for me:-

1) Wim 2001 vs Sampras
2) 2003 TMC Final vs Agassi. He took on one of his nemesis, a raucous crowd and a jerk like Jim and played one of the finest games. He blitzed Agassi.
3) 2004 TM @ Toronto Final vs Roddick. .
Although I disagreed on the choices, I did agree about the "....jerk like Jim..." comment
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

Awww, so many to choose from (aren't we lucky!). I would have to pick the Wimbledon 2003 semi-final, because that's what really made me fall in love with his game. Before the match, I was just eager to see the match-up of the two best grass-courters of the season, but was completely overwhelmed by that display. I was often on my feet and applauding like the crowd on Centre Court (even though I was watching it on a big screen in our boardroom at work!!).
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

Oh, Wimby 03 Semifinal, is still probably to date, the best match he's played. I'll never forget Wimby 03. All of his matches at TMC 03 were great, but the RR against Agassi was memorable. Too many to list. i will write them down, and post the rest of mine later.

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Re: Your best match of Federer?

His last four matches with Agassi. They bring out the best in each other
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

Wimbledon semi 2003, certainly.
Incredible serve volley display.
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

Actually, the matches between Roger and Andre are always being the highest votes...
But i am voting for Rogi vs Sampras (Wimbledon) as the best match of him.

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Re: Your best match of Federer?

Now that´s it!
I never had a chance to watch the Wimbleton semi 2003
I will realy have to make an effort to find a dvd or video of that match!!!

I love the Wimledon final 2003.It was the first ime I´ve ever watched Roger play - now can´t forgete that, can you?
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Re: Your best match of Federer?

for me.. i love wimbledon 2004 final
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