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Take a look back - what were the best matches in 2007 ?

Montego
10-15-2007, 11:29 AM
I know it is a little bit early as we have still more than one month of tennis including two TMS and TMC. But we can start summing up this season. What were the best matches you have seen this year?

For me they were:

Fernando Gonzalez over Rafael Nadal and Gonzalez over Tommy Haas in Australian Open - what was that from Gonzalez? In the span of two matches he made what? 100 winners and 15 unforced errors? When I was watching this I couldn't believe that this is Gonzalez and that you can play tennis like that...

Mikhail Youzhny over Novak Djokovic in Rotterdam. Pure class tennis, the fiesta for all fans liking great technical game. Youzhny saved two matchpoints with two amazing, out of this world winners.

Rafael Nadal over Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells and then revenge Djokovic over Nadal in Miami. Two great matches between two great players within two weeks. In both cases the loser was playing great, so what you can say about the winner ?

Filippo Volandri over Roger Federer in Rome. Volandri was perfect from the baseline.

Nicolas Mahut over Rafael Nadal in Queen's. I haven't seen such a perfect serve-and-volley game since Rafter left. Unfortunately for Mahut, he played only two such matches in his career.

Roger Federer over Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon. I was hoping for a surprise here and I was crossing my fingers for Rafa then, although I am not a particular fan of any player on tour. When they got to the 5th set, it became so tense. I was imagining myself in Rafa's shoes and I though that I would piss my pants from nerves in such situation. Kudos for Federer, who picked up his best for the decisive moments (his serve in 5th set was awesome)

David Ferrer over Rafael Nadal in US Open - beating Nadal with his own weapon is something you don't see very often. The first time I saw Nadal being demolished from the baseline by fellow claycourter.

Novak Djokovic over Radek Stepanek in US Open - 67 76 57 75 76 - it says all. 5 hours of great tennis with some magnificent shots.

Nikolay Davydenko over Tommy Haas in US Open - 150% focus and no errors from Davydenko. I was amazed

Novak Djokovic over Juan Ignacio Chela in Vienna - Chela should have taken it, great quality from both and some amazing winners too.

Overall, I think it was a very fine season with many good matches. Best GS for me was US Open, worst Roland Garros, which is surprising because I like claycourt game. But this year I lacked something extra in RG.

My awards:

player of the year: Roger Federer, 2nd place ex aequo Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

most improved player: Novak Djokovic

losers of the year: David Nalbandian, Marcos Baghdatis, Dominik Hrbaty, Gaston Gaudio.

match of the year: Federer over Nadal in Wimbledon

keroni
10-15-2007, 11:53 AM
2007 isn't over yet.

still got the 5-set final of the masters cup to look forward to. although fed will win in 3 as usual.

CmonAussie
10-15-2007, 12:59 PM
***
so far:

1.Wimbledon final
2.Ferrer def. Nalbandian @ USO rd.3
3.Djokovic def. Federer @ Montreal final
4.Federer def. Hewitt @ Cincinatti SF
5.Roddick def. Mahut @ Queens final
6.Gonzalez def. Nadal @ AO QF

richie21
10-15-2007, 01:06 PM
Funny nobody still mentionned the Wimbledon 1/4 final beetween Roddick and Gasquet.

Xristos
10-15-2007, 01:07 PM
Nadal vs Davy Rome.

Amazing match.

Rome seems to provide the best matches.

rocketassist
10-15-2007, 01:29 PM
so far:

Fed-Nadal Wimbledon
Nadal vs the PMK in Rome
Murray-Nadal at the AO
Djokovic-Stepanek at the USO
Gasquet-Roddick at Wimbledon

adingh
10-15-2007, 01:57 PM
Blake - Santoro US Open

Billabong
10-15-2007, 01:59 PM
The Wimbledon final:worship::worship::worship:
Rotterdam semifinal Youzhny VS Djokovic, awesome:D
US Open 4th Rnd Blake VS Haas was another great one:yeah:

stebs
10-15-2007, 02:26 PM
Federer - Djokovic at the AO.
Gonzalez - Nadal at the AO.
Nadal - Murray at the AO.
Youzhny - Djoko in Rotterdam.
Nadal - Davy in Rome.
Gasquet - Roddick at Wimbledon.
Federer - Nadal at Wimbledon.
Djokovic - Federer in Montreal.
Blake - Santoro at the USO.
Blake - Haas at the USO.
Ferrer - Nalbandian at the USO.
Ferrer - Nadal at the USO.
Djokovic - Stepanek at the USO.

Montego
10-15-2007, 02:39 PM
And the worst match ?

I think that everybody will agree that it was Nadal over Alun Jones in US Open. How did Nadal win that ? It was the great display of futures level tennis, but I think that some futures players could be offended with this statement.

Dimonator133
10-15-2007, 03:03 PM
I know it is a little bit early as we have still more than one month of tennis including two TMS and TMC. But we can start summing up this season. What were the best matches you have seen this year?

For me they were:

Fernando Gonzalez over Rafael Nadal and Gonzalez over Tommy Haas in Australian Open - what was that from Gonzalez? In the span of two matches he made what? 100 winners and 15 unforced errors? When I was watching this I couldn't believe that this is Gonzalez and that you can play tennis like that...

Mikhail Youzhny over Novak Djokovic in Rotterdam. Pure class tennis, the fiesta for all fans liking great technical game. Youzhny saved two matchpoints with two amazing, out of this world winners.

Rafael Nadal over Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells and then revenge Djokovic over Nadal in Miami. Two great matches between two great players within two weeks. In both cases the loser was playing great, so what you can say about the winner ?

Filippo Volandri over Roger Federer in Rome. Volandri was perfect from the baseline.

Nicolas Mahut over Rafael Nadal in Queen's. I haven't seen such a perfect serve-and-volley game since Rafter left. Unfortunately for Mahut, he played only two such matches in his career.

Roger Federer over Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon. I was hoping for a surprise here and I was crossing my fingers for Rafa then, although I am not a particular fan of any player on tour. When they got to the 5th set, it became so tense. I was imagining myself in Rafa's shoes and I though that I would piss my pants from nerves in such situation. Kudos for Federer, who picked up his best for the decisive moments (his serve in 5th set was awesome)

David Ferrer over Rafael Nadal in US Open - beating Nadal with his own weapon is something you don't see very often. The first time I saw Nadal being demolished from the baseline by fellow claycourter.

Novak Djokovic over Radek Stepanek in US Open - 67 76 57 75 76 - it says all. 5 hours of great tennis with some magnificent shots.

Nikolay Davydenko over Tommy Haas in US Open - 150% focus and no errors from Davydenko. I was amazed

Novak Djokovic over Juan Ignacio Chela in Vienna - Chela should have taken it, great quality from both and some amazing winners too.

Overall, I think it was a very fine season with many good matches. Best GS for me was US Open, worst Roland Garros, which is surprising because I like claycourt game. But this year I lacked something extra in RG.

My awards:

player of the year: Roger Federer, 2nd place ex aequo Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

most improved player: Novak Djokovic

losers of the year: David Nalbandian, Marcos Baghdatis, Dominik Hrbaty, Gaston Gaudio.

match of the year: Federer over Nadal in Wimbledon



this will be a great discussion in about one month


and by the way, there's a difference between great PERFORMANCES and great MATCHES. Much of what you listed above - including Gonzalez and Volandri before I stopped reading - are great PERFORMANCES. The Gonzalez-Haas MATCH was terrible. Biggest blowout in history. The PERFORMANCE was incredible. We should have BOTH discussions in a month.

stebs
10-15-2007, 03:33 PM
this will be a great discussion in about one month


and by the way, there's a difference between great PERFORMANCES and great MATCHES. Much of what you listed above - including Gonzalez and Volandri before I stopped reading - are great PERFORMANCES. The Gonzalez-Haas MATCH was terrible. Biggest blowout in history. The PERFORMANCE was incredible. We should have BOTH discussions in a month.

There can be a difference but sometimes both can be true. Gonzalez straights win over Nadal was a very good quality match although one sided.

Dimonator133
10-15-2007, 03:51 PM
There can be a difference but sometimes both can be true. Gonzalez straights win over Nadal was a very good quality match although one sided.


Sometimes both can be true...if both players play outstanding tennis. Sure that match was high quality, but one of the BEST MATCHES OF THE YEAR!!!?!?!?!:haha:

sorry, high-quality five-set nail-biters do a little bit more for me.

guille&tati4life
10-15-2007, 04:00 PM
Moya def Kohlschreiber and Ferrer def Nadal both at the US Open were very good.

stebs
10-15-2007, 04:39 PM
Sometimes both can be true...if both players play outstanding tennis. Sure that match was high quality, but one of the BEST MATCHES OF THE YEAR!!!?!?!?!:haha:

sorry, high-quality five-set nail-biters do a little bit more for me.

Well in an ideal world the perfect match is a nail-biting five set match of huge quality. However, either can make a great match and it is a case of opinions. I prefer high quality tennis, Gonzo defeating Nadal was great stuff, I'd rather see that than watch five nail-biting sets of errors.

Dimonator133
10-15-2007, 04:45 PM
Well in an ideal world the perfect match is a nail-biting five set match of huge quality. However, either can make a great match and it is a case of opinions. I prefer high quality tennis, Gonzo defeating Nadal was great stuff, I'd rather see that than watch five nail-biting sets of errors.


that's why I said high-quality nail-biter, five-setter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

scoobs
10-15-2007, 04:45 PM
Murray vs Haas at Indian Wells would definitely make my shortlist. Great play, lots of drama and a nailbiting finish.

stebs
10-15-2007, 05:06 PM
that's why I said high-quality nail-biter, five-setter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course that is better but a match of purely high quality can still be one of the best matches of the year.

Dimonator133
10-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Of course that is better but a match of purely high quality can still be one of the best matches of the year.


depends how long your list is:sad: :confused:


there can be very good matches that are straight sets of non-stop high quality, but when we talk about the top 3 or so matches of the year one month from now, I don't think those types are going to make it. We'll see.

dijus
10-15-2007, 05:18 PM
Canas def. Federer 7-6 2-6 7-6
Ferrer def. Rafa 6-7 6-4 7-6 6-2

Allure
10-15-2007, 05:32 PM
Gasquet vs. Roddick Wimbledon
Federer vs. Roddick AO
Ferrer vs. Nadal USO

marcRD
10-15-2007, 05:36 PM
1.Gasquet def Roddick Wimbledon *Greatest backhand exhibition of all time.
2.Federer def Nadal wimbledon
3.Djokovic def Stepanek USOPEN
4.Federer deSTROYS Roddick Australian open
5.Gonzalez deSTROYS Haas Australian open
6.Blake def Santoro USOPEN
7.Federer def Djoko AO
8.Nadak def Davy Rome
9.Federer def Roddick USOPEN
10.Ferrer def Nadal USOPEN

Dimonator133
10-15-2007, 05:53 PM
Gasquet vs. Roddick Wimbledon
Federer vs. Roddick AO
Ferrer vs. Nadal USO



:sad: :confused:

Sunset of Age
10-15-2007, 08:24 PM
No question about it for me: The Wimbledon Final. Both players deserved the win, a match full of drama, Rafa playing his best level, choking in the 4th & ressurection from Fed in the 5th, and good-spirited friendliness afterwards. Couldn't ask for more, hope to see it happen again in 2008 - with a win for Raf this time, perhaps. :D

DrJules
10-15-2007, 09:39 PM
Wimbledon final: Federer vs. Nadal.

For once the Wimbledon final was the best grand slam final of the year. Have to go back to Rafter vs. Ivansevic for last year when that was the case.

DrJules
10-15-2007, 09:41 PM
Maybe a poll to vote for best match of the year.

Jimnik
10-15-2007, 10:01 PM
There weren't many great matches this year. The TMS finals being reduced to best-of-3 is partly to blame.

Murray-Haas in IW comes to mind as possibly the best match of the year. I thought the quality of Djok-Fed in Montreal was better than the US Open final. Maybe the Fed-Nadal Wimby final will be remembered as the best of 2007.

I think there was already a thread for this.

Andre♥
10-15-2007, 10:11 PM
I loved Nadal vs Murray at the AO.

Everybody was waiting for that one and that was pretty good actually.

wally1
10-15-2007, 10:13 PM
Queens final Roddick v Mahut was another great match I thought.

Allegretto
10-15-2007, 10:42 PM
Henman v Moya at Wimbledon.

Just epic in every way, and as it turned out Tim's last ever win there. :sad:

Sunset of Age
10-15-2007, 10:48 PM
Henman v Moya at Wimbledon.

Just epic in every way, and as it turned out Tim's last ever win there. :sad:

Have to agree, that was one of a true EPIC match, one of the best! :worship:

ReturnWinner
10-15-2007, 10:58 PM
Cañas vs Federer in miami was very good

dijus
10-15-2007, 11:14 PM
Henman v Moya at Wimbledon.

Just epic in every way, and as it turned out Tim's last ever win there. :sad:

how could I forgot about this :rolleyes:

Labamba
10-15-2007, 11:56 PM
the best matches I've seen so far this year:

Nadal vs Murray at the AO
Youzhny vs Djokovic at Rotterdam
Murray vs Haas at Indian Wells
Djokovic vs Nadal at Miami
Cañas vs Federer at Miami
Nadal vs Davydenko at Rome
Federer vs Nadal at Wimbledon
Gasquet vs Roddick at Wimbledon
Federer vs Roddick at the USO
Djokovic vs Stepanek at the USO
Ferrer vs Nadal at the USO
Blake vs Santoro at the USO

The Freak
10-16-2007, 02:02 AM
Federer-Nadal Wimby
Henman-Moya Wimby
Gasquet-Roddick Wimby

Dimonator133
10-16-2007, 03:08 AM
Federer-Nadal Wimby
Henman-Moya Wimby
Gasquet-Roddick Wimby


gotta love the Somdev Dev Varman shout out in your signature. Respect.

Johnny Groove
10-16-2007, 03:13 AM
Well in an ideal world the perfect match is a nail-biting five set match of huge quality. However, either can make a great match and it is a case of opinions. I prefer high quality tennis, Gonzo defeating Nadal was great stuff, I'd rather see that than watch five nail-biting sets of errors.

Which is why the obvious winner here is the Wimbly final

ChinoRios4Ever
10-16-2007, 03:25 AM
bump this thread when the DC final is over

till now Nadal-Davydenko Rome SF :worship:

leng jai
10-16-2007, 03:48 AM
Haas Vs Blake US Open Quarters. Haas was far superior in the clutch.

stebs
10-16-2007, 10:58 AM
Haas Vs Blake US Open Quarters. Haas was far superior in the clutch.

It's a shame that for sucha great match almost from start to finish the final TB was pretty poor other than that one brilliant point.

leng jai
10-16-2007, 11:02 AM
Its a shame that a match like that had to end in a tiebreak at all.

gjr
10-16-2007, 12:15 PM
May not have been the best match of the year but Federer's destruction of Roddick at the AO was the best performance.

Renaud
10-16-2007, 12:48 PM
1) Youzhny/Djokovic (Rotterdam)
2) Gasquet/Roddick (Wimbledon)
3) Karlovic/Hernandez (Madrid)

That tennis kid
10-16-2007, 01:34 PM
From those that haven't been mentioned, Djokovic vs. Baghdatis at Wimbledon stands out.