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So which were the best matches at the US Open this year?

leng jai
09-10-2007, 12:06 PM
I can't really comment considering I haven't seen any matches besides the first set of the final. You can attribute that to Australia's peasant coverage of tennis on free to air television. I do have a Haas-Blake DVD on order which should arrive soon.

Action Jackson
09-10-2007, 12:08 PM
Djokovic vs. Stepanek 2nd round.

Adler
09-10-2007, 12:12 PM
Djokovic - Stepanek , 2R
Federer - Roddick, QF
Ferrer - Nadal, 4R
Haas - Blake, 4R

KitinovRules
09-10-2007, 12:16 PM
Djokovic - Stepanek
Blake-Santoro.
Haas-Blake.

leng jai
09-10-2007, 12:21 PM
Djokovic - Stepanek , 2R
Federer - Roddick, QF
Ferrer - Nadal, 4R
Haas - Blake, 4R


Federer Roddick? The stats looked pretty crap to me, and Roddick matches are usually pretty poor to watch.

Tomy
09-10-2007, 12:24 PM
I also liked:

Djokovic - Monaco 4R (High quality tennis)
Blake - Santoro 2R (Santoro is always fun)

GlennMirnyi
09-10-2007, 12:25 PM
Sexy vs Fakervic 2nd round.

Max vs Fat Clown Baghdatis 1st round.

Haas vs Blake 4th round.

Blake vs Santoro 2nd round (because of Santoro's magics).

ExcaliburII
09-10-2007, 12:25 PM
Dont forget Nalbandian vs Ferrer.

GlennMirnyi
09-10-2007, 12:27 PM
Dont forget Nalbandian vs Ferrer.

I thought Nalbandian - Navarro Pastor was much better in fact.

Adler
09-10-2007, 12:36 PM
Federer Roddick? The stats looked pretty crap to me, and Roddick matches are usually pretty poor to watch
It was emotional in a peculiar way, and Roddick was really trying

Burrow
09-10-2007, 12:45 PM
Santoro and Blake, Mirnyi and Baghdatis, Stepanek and Djokovic. Blake and Haas.

Norrage
09-10-2007, 02:10 PM
Davydenko vs Fed (i actually found it the best...)
Ferrer vs Nadal
Blake vs Haas
Nalbandian vs Ferrer
Blake vs Santoro
Djokovic vs Stepanek (probably, but I didnt like it myself)

Rogiman
09-10-2007, 02:11 PM
Blake vs. Haas hands down for me.

Renaud
09-10-2007, 02:11 PM
Ferrer/Nalbandian .

LeChuck
09-10-2007, 02:18 PM
I thought Nalbandian - Navarro Pastor was much better in fact.

Yeah I agree. There was some simply stunning tennis and groundstrokes on show from both players in that match.

nanoman
09-10-2007, 02:21 PM
Best: Haas vs Blake
Worst: Wawrinka vs Chela

natasha_nana
09-10-2007, 02:21 PM
I thought the first set of Federer - Lopez was pretty good too.

thesupreme
09-10-2007, 02:34 PM
Djokovic - Stepanek
Blake-Santoro.
Haas-Blake.


Thats it right there

MatchFederer
09-10-2007, 02:35 PM
Djokovic - Stepanek , 2R
Federer - Roddick, QF
Ferrer - Nadal, 4R
Haas - Blake, 4R

Yep...

Highest quality match perhaps was Federer - Lopez, 4R.. simply a JOY to watch.

MisterQ
09-10-2007, 02:39 PM
Stepanek/Djokovic was probably the highest quality that I saw.
Blake/Haas was also remarkable.
Blake/Santoro was the most unusual, and probably the most memorable for that reason.

LoveFifteen
09-10-2007, 02:44 PM
Stepanek - Djokovic
Haas - Blake
Roddick - Federer
Blake - Santoro
Venus - Jankovic

Federer Roddick? The stats looked pretty crap to me, and Roddick matches are usually pretty poor to watch.

The match had 90 winners and only 42 errors. I'd hardly call those stats "crap". :confused:

GlennMirnyi
09-10-2007, 02:47 PM
Wawrinka defeating Safin was a great match for more than one reason.

mongo
09-10-2007, 02:49 PM
Djokovic - Stepanek , 2R
Haas - Blake, 4R

By far, the best I saw in their entirety, anyway.

stebs
09-10-2007, 02:51 PM
Blake - Haas
Djokovic - Stepanek
Blake - Santoro
Ferrer - Nadal
Federer - Lopez

GlennMirnyi
09-10-2007, 03:32 PM
Why some idiot has always to bring WTA into this? Hell, go to twatworld discuss this pseudo-tennis. :rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
09-10-2007, 03:47 PM
Djokovich - Stepanek for me.

I particularly enjoyed Fed - Roddick as well, as it was finally a Roddick playing at his BEST level again.

Vlad
09-10-2007, 03:56 PM
Djokovic - Stepanek
Moya - Kohlschreiber
Ferrer - Djokovic (liked the part when Ferrer kicks the clock and stops the time :) )

groundstroke
09-10-2007, 04:17 PM
Djokovic vs Stepanek, Haas vs Blake.

JMG
09-10-2007, 04:36 PM
Ferrer/Nalbandian

tangerine_dream
09-10-2007, 04:36 PM
Djokovic - Stepanek
Blake-Santoro.
Haas-Blake.
Agree with this.

I can't really comment considering I haven't seen any matches besides the first set of the final.
That never stopped you before.

Case in point:
Federer Roddick? The stats looked pretty crap to me
:cuckoo:

leng jai
09-11-2007, 12:49 AM
No breaks for the first 2 sets and Roddick serving huge...probably not a great match to watch in my book.

Johnny Groove
09-11-2007, 12:52 AM
Pics-Nadal I thought was very entertaining

Haas-Blake and Nole/Stepanek of course

Alex999
09-11-2007, 12:55 AM
Stepanek - Djokovic
Ferrer - Nadal
Blake - Santoro

GlennMirnyi
09-11-2007, 12:57 AM
Any match with Sexy is guaranteed as a good match.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-11-2007, 01:04 AM
Djokovic-Stepanek :worship:
Blake-Santoro
Pics-Nalbi
Pics-Rafa

Jimnik
09-11-2007, 01:09 AM
Haas v Blake

All of the last 7 matches were over in straight sets. Other than Wimby, it's been a poor year at the slams.

barbadosan
09-11-2007, 01:24 AM
Blake/Santoro
Henin/V. Williams

Agreed.

<now waits serenely for what's-his-face to explode in apocalyptic fury>

leng jai
09-11-2007, 01:27 AM
The first set of that match was watchable...second set was typical WTA trash.

La_Pequeña
09-11-2007, 01:36 AM
Djokovic - Stepanek
Pics - Rafa

:)

Jens
09-11-2007, 01:42 AM
Moya vs Kohlschreiber
Haas vs Blake

Allure
09-11-2007, 02:14 AM
Nadal/Ferrer
Federer/Roddick

trixtah
09-11-2007, 02:18 AM
Why some idiot has always to bring WTA into this? Hell, go to twatworld discuss this pseudo-tennis. :rolleyes:

Not like you'd get a single point off of one of these "pseudo tennis" players...

For me, Djokovic-Monaco || Haas-Blake || Blake-Santoro (damn magician!) || Stepanek-Djokovic

Really enjoyed the Blake Santoro match, I've gotta say

Kolya
09-11-2007, 02:20 AM
Nole vs. Steps.

NinaNina19
09-11-2007, 02:25 AM
I only watch women's tennis.

NinaNina19
09-11-2007, 02:25 AM
I thought the Santoro-Blake match was nice.

ReturnWinner
09-11-2007, 02:26 AM
My most fav is the Calleri demolition job of Hewitt, simply awesome display of Powerful tennis

Marek.
09-11-2007, 04:25 AM
Matches that I saw:

Blake vs. Santoro
Haas vs. Blake
Federer vs. Lopez
Federer vs. Roddick
Pics vs. Nadal

Matches that I heard were good:

Calleri vs. Hewitt
Djokovic vs. Stepanek
Pics vs. Nalbandian

tennis_fan_2006
09-11-2007, 05:46 AM
Djokovic - Stepanek (high quality and drama)
Blake - Santoro (fun to watch santoro lob Blake)
Blake - Haas (high quality and drama)
Djokovic - Monaco (monaco is a warrior)
Ferrer - Nadal (Ferrer's aggressive play)
Blake - Koubek (Impressed by Koubek's play)
Roddick - Federer (Roddick came to play)
Wawrinka - Lopez (Wawrinka had chances but choke)

HNCS
09-11-2007, 08:17 AM
blake santoro :)

ilovemarat
09-11-2007, 08:17 AM
Djokovic vs. Stepanek (2nd Round), Federer vs. Roddick (QF), Federer vs. Djokovic (Final)

Action Jackson
09-11-2007, 08:18 AM
Calleri putting Hewitt's arse in a sling was the single best performance.

leng jai
09-11-2007, 09:23 AM
Too bad he lost to Monaco in the next round. Typical Gordo,, wsa he injured?

Rogiman
09-11-2007, 10:02 AM
Nadal-Jones and Djokovic-Monaco were probably the worst ones.

martine2
09-11-2007, 10:08 AM
I liked Pics-Nalbandian, Moya-Kohlschreiber and Lopez-Federer but Calleri-Hewitt was THE MATCH for me :)

scolvin
09-11-2007, 10:55 AM
Nalbandian - Navarro Pastor
Blake - Haas
Roddick - Federer
Federer - Capdeville(I enjoyed it :))
Moya - Kohlschreiber
Blake - Santoro

scolvin
09-11-2007, 11:37 AM
Djokovic - Stepanek (high quality and drama)
Blake - Santoro (fun to watch santoro lob Blake)
Blake - Haas (high quality and drama)
Djokovic - Monaco (monaco is a warrior)
Ferrer - Nadal (Ferrer's aggressive play)
Blake - Koubek (Impressed by Koubek's play)
Roddick - Federer (Roddick came to play)
Wawrinka - Lopez (Wawrinka had chances but choke)

Wawrinka has never played Lopez

Action Jackson
09-11-2007, 11:40 AM
Too bad he lost to Monaco in the next round. Typical Gordo,, wsa he injured?

Yes, he strained a stomach muscle.

krystlel
09-13-2007, 02:22 PM
1. Djokovic v Stepanek - Epic match, nice contrast of styles, dramatic, engaging from start to finish, high quality.

2. Haas v Grosjean - Very entertaining and enjoyable to watch between two all-court players, though it was lacking in drama and tension maybe. I didn't watch the first two sets though.

3. Calleri v Hewitt - If there was a match I'd like to rewatch, this would be it. Spectacular shotmaking from Calleri hitting winners from every position in the court, particularly off the backhand.

4. Federer v Roddick - Roddick threw everything at Federer and the effort he put in made it hugely entertaining to watch - Roddick was like an energiser bunny out there. As usual in Federer/Roddick matches, the winners/unforced error ratio was very good.

5. Ferrer v Nadal - The court speed from both players was on full display in this match and Ferrer played an excellent match. As usual, anytime Nadal comes up against a player playing aggressively and consistently, it is usually a good match to watch.

6. Blake v Haas - Fast paced match with both players going for their shots.

7. Blake v Santoro - Some very fun rallies in the last two or three sets of the match, very exhausting on Santoro's end. I didn't really get into it in the beginning though. The drama of Blake trying to win his first five set match and Santoro cramping added to the tension.

I would have liked to have seen Ferrer v Nalbandian (only saw parts of it) and Moya v Kohlschreiber.

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On the women's side, the best matches were:

1. Venus v Henin - Some of the best rallies I've ever seen on the women's side. I would have love to see a highlights package of this match.

2. Peer v Vaidisova - Some very exhausting rallies in the third set which was fun to watch.

3. Jankovic v Venus - A bit patchy but a closely contested and a good match between an excellent offensive player vs an excellent defensive player.

leng jai
09-13-2007, 03:19 PM
I watched the last set of Haas Vs Grosjean. Definitely some impressive netplay going on by both players. They obviously know how to take advantage of the situation with sneaky net approaches. Haas was really ripping those backhand cross court approach shots. Just beautiful.

AndiMD
09-13-2007, 06:01 PM
Djokovic vs. Stepanek
Haas vs. Blake
Moya vs. Kohlschreiber

dwynn10
09-13-2007, 07:06 PM
I thought the first set of Federer - Lopez was pretty good too.

Well, most of the first two sets were phenominal for Lopez. My jaw just dropped at his ferocious serve and level of play, which had me wondering out loud what he was smoking these days. Once Fed began to assert himself, however, Lopez looked like a completely different player after that, and normality returned.

For my money, the Nadal/Ferrer match was the most entertaining. I couldn't believe the kind of body blows they traded and the almost-impossible ball-retrieving, set after set after set. If Ferrer can continue to play like that, he should be a threat for a long time to come. Didn't know much about Juan Monaco, but I turned into a fan watching him battle it out with Djokovic.

The Blake/Santoro match was also exhilarating (Santoro's crafty play was entertaining but also irritating at times, since he wouldn't go away!) I was very relieved to see Blake finally win a five-setter, but accordingly even more depressed to see him lose the very next one. Guess I've come to terms that this is the extent of Blake's talent and mental toughness. Some people, while nice and talented, just don't have that extra something that champions have, but that's OK.

peteslamz
09-13-2007, 07:07 PM
Djokovic vs. Stepanek
Venus vs. Henin

P.S. Worst:
Wawrinka vs. Chela