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The best performance of a player ever seen...

fsoica
04-24-2008, 08:52 PM
Personally, after seeing Federer winning USOpen 2004 final against Hewitt the way he did,
I felt a new kind of player emerged,
a new type of dominance started,
a new kind of tennis unfolded before our eyes.

I have never seen a player so close to perfection as Federer was in that match (at least that was my feeling when i saw the final back then).

I was completely petrified, stupified blah-blah, by that performance.

What is your favourite match in all men's tennis history, as a player's best performance, not as a close-very-spectacular clash ?

fsoica
04-24-2008, 08:55 PM
something quite similar in terms of "playing-so-close-to-perfection" was the way Tsonga dominated and demolished Nadal in this year's AO SF...

FedererSlam
04-24-2008, 09:30 PM
Federer 2007 AO Semi. I think Fed was unbeatable that day.

anousleshommes@h
04-24-2008, 09:33 PM
The Tsonga match was wow wow wow wow wow!!!

finishingmove
04-24-2008, 09:37 PM
tsonga vs nadal? yea he was really out there O_O

hardly best ever though

GuiroNl
04-24-2008, 09:38 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?prevtrnnum=520&year=1978&query=Singles&selTournament=520&player=B058&x=13&y=11

anon57
04-24-2008, 09:40 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?prevtrnnum=520&year=1978&query=Singles&selTournament=520&player=B058&x=13&y=11
That's just sick :worship:

Adler
04-24-2008, 09:41 PM
Apart what's been said so far:

Sampras (-Moya) AO 1997 F (Moya was on fire, but Pete dismantled the defence)
Sampras (-Pioline) Wim 1997 F (Pioline said later that playing against Sampras is like having a tube against the cannon battery)
Safin (- Sampras) USO 2000 F (wow, wow and wow this backhand and everything else)
Gonzalez (- Nadal) AO 2007 QF (these shots were just insane)
Federer (- Nadal) YEC 2007 SF (a bit shaky one moment, but God Mode overall)

GuiroNl
04-24-2008, 09:44 PM
That's just sick :worship:

Yes I agree. Total demolition job. I know it's not a single match but to perform like that in a slam must be the performance ever.

CyBorg
04-24-2008, 09:45 PM
Lendl in the 1987 Masters Cup was untouchable.

Montego
04-24-2008, 09:53 PM
Adler mentioned Gonzo vs Nadal in AO 2007. I would add to this a span of two matches - with Rafa and with Haas. In those two matches Gonzo had some 100 winners / 20 UEs ratio. He was hitting serves, forehands, backhands, smashes, dropshots and under the leg winners from each position.

Frederick16
04-24-2008, 10:00 PM
Federer 2007 AO Semi. I think Fed was unbeatable that day.

was that the one against roddick when he was hitting clean return winners on 250 km/h serves with his backhand ? :eek: it was the best match i ever saw

Himura
04-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Federer vs Blake TMC 06

That was just sick...

lol that tournament from Borg lol

Stensland
04-24-2008, 10:06 PM
gonzalez-haas melbourne 07

federer-roddick melbourne 07

and just for the fun of the actual score: murray - alberto martin (i think) some time last year: 6-0, 6-0, 6-1. andy was pissed when he gave that one game in the third away. :D

scarecrows
04-24-2008, 10:07 PM
something quite similar in terms of "playing-so-close-to-perfection" was the way Tsonga dominated and demolished Nadal in this year's AO SF...

that was way too easy, all Nadal balls were landing before the service line

cool bird1
04-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Federer v Roddick 2003 Wimbledon SF. And the others that have been said about Federer
Tsonga 2008 AO SF
Nadal 2006 Rome Final

stebs
04-24-2008, 10:10 PM
Federer has had quite a few but this is hard to quantify really because it is easy to tend toward matches in which the scoreline is severely one sided but in the case of most of these there is an element of the competition not playing great as well as the winners brilliance. There are too many which I can't choose between to mention but one nobody has said yet is Sampras win over Agassi at Wimbledon in 1999. Agassi was pretty good that match but Sampras was just awesome.

GlennMirnyi
04-24-2008, 10:12 PM
Faker's performance against Anderson in Miami.

Stensland
04-24-2008, 10:15 PM
Faker's performance against Anderson in Miami.

my god, why post at all if all you say is the normal crap anyways? i can't help it but seeing the same shit over and over again kinda makes me feel like it was a good thing that you were banned from general messages. you make this place less interesting and more childish, sorry.

Fed Express
04-24-2008, 10:17 PM
Federer vs Blake TMC 06
Federer vs Roddick AO 2007

Merton
04-24-2008, 10:20 PM
There are quite a few, the interesting thing is that in many cases a huge performance is not a signal of great future results. Take for example McEnroe-Connors, (Wimbledon 1984) Safin-Sampras (US Open 2000) and Federer-Hewitt (US Open 2004). In the first two cases, the future didn't bring the promise that such a performance created. In the third case it did.

GlennMirnyi
04-24-2008, 10:24 PM
my god, why post at all if all you say is the normal crap anyways? i can't help it but seeing the same shit over and over again kinda makes me feel like it was a good thing that you were banned from general messages. you make this place less interesting and more childish, sorry.

Hey mr. mature, only you are taking seriously all posts in GM. Why don't you try buying the forum and banning everybody? :rolleyes:

Merton
04-24-2008, 10:26 PM
Faker's performance against Anderson in Miami.

:lol: Good seeing you around mate :D

Adler
04-24-2008, 10:27 PM
Federer vs Blake TMC 06
That was also sublime

Just wanted to add:
Nadal (-Djokovic) IW 2007 F (for offensive style he still forgets on hard)
Nadal (- Federer) Monte Carlo 2007 F (Rafa played phenomenal at defence even for his own standards)

stebs
04-24-2008, 10:30 PM
There are quite a few, the interesting thing is that in many cases a huge performance is not a signal of great future results. Take for example McEnroe-Connors, (Wimbledon 1984) Safin-Sampras (US Open 2000) and Federer-Hewitt (US Open 2004). In the first two cases, the future didn't bring the promise that such a performance created. In the third case it did.

The thing is only these monster performances by great players are remembered. People in here mentioning Tsonga's performance against Nadal this year but have this discussion in ten years and I bet nobody would mention that amongst the top 50. Most players can play a great match but the memorable ones are great matches against great (or at least very good) opposition at the latter stages of GS events. That's what marks the performances like the ones you mentioned as so much better than other showings of equal quality.

rocketassist
04-24-2008, 10:30 PM
Vassallo Arguello's heroic comeback against Davydenko in Sopot- two players fighting so hard one suffered a cruel injury.

Stensland
04-24-2008, 10:32 PM
Hey mr. mature, only you are taking seriously all posts in GM.

so that posting was meant to be funny then? wow... http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/verwirrt/hum.gif

GlennMirnyi
04-24-2008, 10:35 PM
so that posting was meant to be funny then? wow... http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/verwirrt/hum.gif

Merton did find it funny. Maybe you can't get it. :)

Adler
04-24-2008, 10:37 PM
The thing is only these monster performances by great players are remembered. People in here mentioning Tsonga's performance against Nadal this year but have this discussion in ten years and I bet nobody would mention that amongst the top 50. Most players can play a great match but the memorable ones are great matches against great (or at least very good) opposition at the latter stages of GS events. That's what marks the performances like the ones you mentioned as so much better than other showings of equal quality.
There you go:
Sampras (-Woodforde) AO 1997 3R (Woodie was just smiling all the way, he couldn't do anything then)
Gulbis (-Robredo) USO 2007 3R (shotmaking abilities amazed me)
Calleri (-Hewitt) USO 2007 2R (best Gordo's match I think, or close to it)

stebs
04-24-2008, 10:44 PM
There you go:
Sampras (-Woodforde) AO 1997 3R (Woodie was just smiling all the way, he couldn't do anything then)
Gulbis (-Robredo) USO 2007 3R (shotmaking abilities amazed me)
Calleri (-Hewitt) USO 2007 2R (best Gordo's match I think, or close to it)

:) I am not saying these matches can't be remembered, merely that on the whole they are shunned in these discussions. In my opinion it is right that they should be for the reasons I gave. Many players can give an amazing performance in the 3rd round of a slam. Not so many can do so in the final.

dijus
04-24-2008, 10:51 PM
Brian Vahaly (beatin JCF when he was ranked #1) in Indian Wells 2003 :rocker2:

Stensland
04-24-2008, 10:54 PM
Merton did find it funny. Maybe you can't get it. :)

yeah, that must be it. :rolleyes:

merton didn't find it funny but for some reason he apparently likes the way you post and therefore wanted to conspicuously back you up. fine with me, but don't you think he was sitting at home laughing.

anyways, this is getting ot. i guess you got what i meant initially, so i'll let this one go.

Merton
04-24-2008, 11:08 PM
yeah, that must be it. :rolleyes:

merton didn't find it funny but for some reason he apparently likes the way you post and therefore wanted to conspicuously back you up. fine with me, but don't you think he was sitting at home laughing.

anyways, this is getting ot. i guess you got what i meant initially, so i'll let this one go.

Actually, I did find it funny. No, I didn't burst out laughing in front of my computer but the implicit assumption in the thread (for me) is that we are talking about tennis greats, and Gu made fun of pronouncing Djokovic already as one. There is a lot of trolling going around, for example in the thread about which players are the best on clay I posted Mazarakis-Emilio Sanchez-Maria Sharapova.

bjurra
04-24-2008, 11:31 PM
YEC Houston 2003:

Federer df Agassi 6-4 6-0 6-3.

Agassi did not play poorly in this match, still he was murdered by Fedex. That was the first time I realized that Federer might be a notch above the rest.

adee-gee
04-24-2008, 11:45 PM
that was way too easy, all Nadal balls were landing before the service line
Nadal has a tendancy to make players look good when he's not playing well, because his depth becomes awful and it makes it a lot easier to hit winners. Roddick is another that often makes his opponents look better than they actually were.

Stensland
04-24-2008, 11:48 PM
Actually, I did find it funny. No, I didn't burst out laughing in front of my computer but the implicit assumption in the thread (for me) is that we are talking about tennis greats, and Gu made fun of pronouncing Djokovic already as one.

...and you know as well as i do that glennmyrni wasn't alluding to that thing that you found funny. so, yes, you did find the post itself funny, but not his intentions (which are blatantly obvious as there's hardly any subliminal meaning to his postings).


There is a lot of trolling going around, for example in the thread about which players are the best on clay I posted Mazarakis-Emilio Sanchez-Maria Sharapova.

...and i happen to hate that, sorry. it makes mtf look immature. it's not that i have anything against fun (i love j'torian's threads for example because they're witty and creative - compare that with the constant "fakervic"-stuff by glennmirni), i just don't get why some people come up with the same infantile crap over and over again.

freeandlonely
04-24-2008, 11:52 PM
I have't seen tennis that long, so...
2007 AO semi Fed

sheeter
04-25-2008, 02:46 AM
I would just like to say the Nadal Ferrer match last year in the U.S. open was pretty good. Like a boxing match.

leng jai
04-25-2008, 03:05 AM
Rrrainer do you honestly think that anyone who knows anything about tennis is going to take GM on MTF seriously :haha: :haha:

keroni
04-25-2008, 03:10 AM
Going to have to go with Gonzo AO 2007 semis (45 winners v 3 UE) and Fed AO 2007 semis (although only for the second and third set. in the first set, roddick was still sort of there)

JediFed
04-25-2008, 03:12 AM
Just one match.

1st serve (percentage) 68 63
Aces 13 37
Double faults 3 5
Winning % 1st serve 74 81
Winning % 2nd serve 68 49
Winners 52 86
Unforced errors 19 56
Break points converted 3 of 13 1 of 9
Net approaches won 19 of 26 71 of 122
Total points won 155 149

Kudos to whomever can name the match.

GlennMirnyi
04-25-2008, 03:17 AM
Federer-Sampras? :lol:

JediFed
04-25-2008, 03:20 AM
Everything you need is right here on this site to figure that out.

And no, it's not a Federer match.

Since when does Federer have 48 percent on his second serve?

luvly1
04-25-2008, 03:21 AM
Just one match.

1st serve (percentage) 68 63
Aces 13 37
Double faults 3 5
Winning % 1st serve 74 81
Winning % 2nd serve 68 49
Winners 52 86
Unforced errors 19 56
Break points converted 3 of 13 1 of 9
Net approaches won 19 of 26 71 of 122
Total points won 155 149

Kudos to whomever can name the match.


I think that is the Fed/Tipsy match AO 08.

Albop
04-25-2008, 03:26 AM
People Should Post Youtube Clips

like this:

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Albop
04-25-2008, 03:27 AM
Everything you need is right here on this site to figure that out.

And no, it's not a Federer match.

Since when does Federer have 48 percent on his second serve?

I think that is the Fed/Tipsy match AO 08.

;)

Kolya
04-25-2008, 03:35 AM
Davydenko vs. Vassallo Arguello - Sopot 2007.

leng jai
04-25-2008, 03:43 AM
Fish was super mega phenomenally amazing in his quarterfinal against Rocket Rodmug in the 2007 Australian Open.

GlennMirnyi
04-25-2008, 04:14 AM
Everything you need is right here on this site to figure that out.

And no, it's not a Federer match.

Since when does Federer have 48 percent on his second serve?

I'm joking, if you haven't realised. :D

Action Jackson
04-25-2008, 04:26 AM
Seppi against Armando in Bucharest, where he won 3 points for the whole set.

TMJordan
04-25-2008, 04:35 AM
Or Seppi against Querrey, solid stuff from Andreas.

ChinoRios4Ever
04-25-2008, 04:38 AM
Federer vs
03 TMC Houston F vs Agassi
04 USO F vs Hewitt
06 TMC Shanghai F vs Blake
07 AO SF vs Roddick

insane level :worship:

TheBoiledEgg
04-25-2008, 04:46 AM
91 US Open Final

Edberg d. Courier 6-2 6-4 6-0 :worship:

Action Jackson
04-25-2008, 04:51 AM
Or Seppi against Querrey, solid stuff from Andreas.

Not even close.

Marek.
04-25-2008, 04:53 AM
Just one match.

1st serve (percentage) 68 63
Aces 13 37
Double faults 3 5
Winning % 1st serve 74 81
Winning % 2nd serve 68 49
Winners 52 86
Unforced errors 19 56
Break points converted 3 of 13 1 of 9
Net approaches won 19 of 26 71 of 122
Total points won 155 149

Kudos to whomever can name the match.

Agassi def. Sampras AO 2000

TMJordan
04-25-2008, 04:54 AM
Not even close.

Yeah I know. I didn't see the match against Hugo, Seppi must have been sleeping. I watched the Querrey match and Seppi was just crap.

jacobhiggins
04-25-2008, 05:00 AM
The Federer/Hewitt final was pretty amazing to watch. It was the US open FINAL. That elevates it to a whole new level, the final against a good player and Federer completely destroyed him. Federer is the most dominent and has put out the most dominent performences of any player in history, of that i'm sure!

HNCS
04-25-2008, 05:04 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?prevtrnnum=520&year=1978&query=Singles&selTournament=520&player=B058&x=13&y=11

There's only one word appropriate for that: S***

sheeter
04-25-2008, 05:12 AM
Just one match.

1st serve (percentage) 68 63
Aces 13 37
Double faults 3 5
Winning % 1st serve 74 81
Winning % 2nd serve 68 49
Winners 52 86
Unforced errors 19 56
Break points converted 3 of 13 1 of 9
Net approaches won 19 of 26 71 of 122
Total points won 155 149

Kudos to whomever can name the match.

Henman-Goran?

HNCS
04-25-2008, 05:19 AM
Federer vs
03 TMC Houston F vs Agassi
04 USO F vs Hewitt
06 TMC Shanghai F vs Blake
07 AO SF vs Roddick

insane level :worship:

There is a part of me that craves to watch this type of tennis soon(and sometimes i think it's going mad). Been deprived of this sort of tennis for while.... But must be patient and wait for Rogi to recover.

GugaF1
04-25-2008, 05:44 AM
Faker's performance against Anderson in Miami.


Man, can you do me a big favor and change your nationallity to Check Republican or something? Is embarassing to have such a black hole troll as you, as a countrymate in a international Forum. You make Brazil look really stupid....honestly. what an infant that just refuses to change, grow up. problably thinks he is supercool for being such a ridiculous troll.

JediFed
04-25-2008, 05:48 AM
Agassi def. Sampras AO 2000


Yes indeed. :worship:

First match I ever watched.

JediFed
04-25-2008, 05:51 AM
You make Brazil look really stupid


Really?

Gosh thanks for bringing that to my attention.

Apparantly this post needs

MOAR SARCASM :D

GugaF1
04-25-2008, 05:59 AM
About the performance, in my view was Roger Federer MC in 2003. I just felt like I was witnessing the birth of something really special. I mean, I already felt he was a sublime talent at that point but, the performance on this tournament, the way he handled top players and legend of the game Like Agassi who was in great form, just like it was child's play, sensational.

After this tournament, he changed from just a great player, to the Roger Federer we know today.

GlennMirnyi
04-25-2008, 06:06 AM
Man, can you do me a big favor and change your nationallity to Check Republican or something? Is embarassing to have such a black hole troll as you, as a countrymate in a international Forum. You make Brazil look really stupid....honestly. what an infant that just refuses to change, grow up. problably thinks he is supercool for being such a ridiculous troll.

:lol:

Mr. no-one, has anyone actually directed any word to you? You make me embarassed writing like a 5 year-old ("Check Republican") and I'm not saying anything. :)

Get a clue and understand this is the 1000000000000th thread about this subject. :rolleyes:

GugaF1
04-25-2008, 06:31 AM
:lol:

Mr. no-one, has anyone actually directed any word to you? You make me embarassed writing like a 5 year-old ("Check Republican") and I'm not saying anything. :)

Get a clue and understand this is the 1000000000000th thread about this subject. :rolleyes:

Is not just this Post on this thread. Every line that I read from you, all over this Forum is nothing more then trolling around, disrespecting Players by calling them names or the game itself. Do you actually have something intelligent to say about anything, besides cheap shots one liners.

GlennMirnyi
04-25-2008, 06:37 AM
Is not just this Post on this thread. Every line that I read from you, all over this Forum is nothing more then trolling around, disrespecting Players by calling them names or the game itself. Do you actually have something intelligent to say about anything, besides cheap shots one liners.

I'm answering your ludicrous post with leng jai's post. Don't bother me anymore with this. :wavey:

Rrrainer do you honestly think that anyone who knows anything about tennis is going to take GM on MTF seriously :haha: :haha:

CmonAussie
04-25-2008, 06:44 AM
~~~
only Grand Slam finals should count>> that`s when the pressure is greatest!!!
*@@*[this eliminates all the great performances in QFs & SFs~~ where it`s easier to play great tennis due to less pressure]...

accordinglingly i rate the following truly great:

#Connors def Rosewall [1974 Wimby & USO finals]
#Borg def Vilas (plus dominated tourney) [1978 FO final]
#Wilander def Lendl [1983 AO final]
#McEnroe def Connors [1984 Wimby final]
#Cash def Lendl [1987 Wimby final]
#Sampras def Agassi [1999 Wimby final]
#Hewitt def Sampras [2001 USO final]
#Agassi def Schuettler [2003 AO final]
#Federer def Hewitt [2004 USO final]

Clay Death
04-25-2008, 07:00 AM
~~~
only Grand Slam finals should count>> that`s when the pressure is greatest!!!
*@@*[this eliminates all the great performances in QFs & SFs~~ where it`s easier to play great tennis due to less pressure]...

accordinglingly i rate the following truly great:

#Connors def Rosewall [1974 Wimby & USO finals]
#Wilander def Lendl [1983 AO final]
#McEnroe def Connors [1984 Wimby final]
#Cash def Lendl [1987 Wimby final]
#Sampras def Agassi [1999 Wimby final]
#Hewitt def Sampras [2001 USO final]
#Agassi def Schuettler [2003 AO final]
#Federer def Hewitt [2004 USO final]

connors/rosewall doesnt count because rosewall was 37-40 and well past his prime.

now connors/mac 84 wimby final gets my vote. mac toyed with connors 1, 1, and 2. i think he had something like 3 unforced errors.

that has to be one of the most perfect matches ever played.

of cpurse Borg`s destruction ov Vilas at the French Open 1, 1, and 3 was a near perfect match.

vilas himseld demolished gottfried at roland garros in 1977. the score: 0, 3, and 0. total devastation.

GuiroNl
04-25-2008, 08:01 AM
~~~
only Grand Slam finals should count>> that`s when the pressure is greatest!!!
*@@*[this eliminates all the great performances in QFs & SFs~~ where it`s easier to play great tennis due to less pressure]...

accordinglingly i rate


Don't agree with that. I still think that this is by far the most impressive thing in the history of tennis.
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?prevtrnnum=520&year=1978&query=Singles&selTournament=520&player=B058&x=13&y=11

CmonAussie
04-25-2008, 08:33 AM
Don't agree with that. I still think that this is by far the most impressive thing in the history of tennis.
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/players/playerprofiles/playeractivity.asp?prevtrnnum=520&year=1978&query=Singles&selTournament=520&player=B058&x=13&y=11


;)
okie dokies, you & Clay Death have a good point~~ so i edited my post:cool:

dijus
04-25-2008, 08:48 AM
Davydenko vs. Vassallo Arguello - Sopot 2007.

I can confim. Was absolutely amazing match to watch :eek:

Action Jackson
04-25-2008, 08:50 AM
I can confim. Was absolutely amazing match to watch :eek:

Almost as good as Calleri and Koubek from 2007. :p

dijus
04-25-2008, 08:53 AM
Almost as good as Calleri and Koubek from 2007. :p

yeah :D

Machiavelli
04-25-2008, 09:52 AM
Gicquel vs. Zovko in Zagreb PBZ Indoors, great effort from the french.....

Koubek vs. Rochus, also in Zagreb; great stuff from the Austrian fighter....

MariaV
04-25-2008, 09:57 AM
The only 2 matches I have seen that have made me drop my jaw - USO finals 2000 and 2004.

Shabazza
04-25-2008, 10:22 AM
~~~
only Grand Slam finals should count>> that`s when the pressure is greatest!!!
*@@*[this eliminates all the great performances in QFs & SFs~~ where it`s easier to play great tennis due to less pressure]...

accordinglingly i rate the following truly great:

#Connors def Rosewall [1974 Wimby & USO finals]
#Borg def Vilas (plus dominated tourney) [1978 FO final]
#Wilander def Lendl [1983 AO final]
#McEnroe def Connors [1984 Wimby final]
#Cash def Lendl [1987 Wimby final]
#Sampras def Agassi [1999 Wimby final]
#Hewitt def Sampras [2001 USO final]
#Agassi def Schuettler [2003 AO final]
#Federer def Hewitt [2004 USO final]

I think you forgot Safin def. Sampras [USO 2000 final]
Or do you not rate it as a great performance? :confused:

CmonAussie
04-25-2008, 10:35 AM
I think you forgot Safin def. Sampras [USO 2000 final]
Or do you not rate it as a great performance? :confused:

:wavey:
of course i rate Safin`s demolition of Sampras @ 2000 USO highly:worship:
...
but i thought i needed to narrow the list down, & frankly [no bias here:devil:] i rate Hewitt`s demolition of Sampras the following year~ 2001 USO final, even higher than Safin`s;)

why rate Hewitt`s win above Sampras`s:confused:
>>>
1. relative talent: Safin`s obviously more talented so it was more of a heroic demolition by Hewitt!
2. scoreline in 2nd & 3rd sets: Hewitt thrashed Sampras 6-1 6-1 in the final 2 sets [that`s almost unheard of against Pete]:worship:
3. relative surprise: Safin came into USO 2000 by winning the Canada TMS, so he was clearly one of the heavy favourites, whereas Hewitt had never even won a TMS event b4 destroying Sampras in that USO final:angel:

scarecrows
04-25-2008, 10:41 AM
:wavey:
of course i rate Safin`s demolition of Sampras @ 2000 USO highly:worship:
...
but i thought i needed to narrow the list down, & frankly [no bias here:devil:] i rate Hewitt`s demolition of Sampras the following year~ 2001 USO final, even higher than Safin`s;)

why rate Hewitt`s win above Sampras`s:confused:
>>>
1. relative talent: Safin`s obviously more talented so it was more of a heroic demolition by Hewitt!
2. scoreline in 2nd & 3rd sets: Hewitt thrashed Sampras 6-1 6-1 in the final 2 sets [that`s almost unheard of against Pete]:worship:
3. relative surprise: Safin came into USO 2000 by winning the Canada TMS, so he was clearly one of the heavy favourites, whereas Hewitt had never even won a TMS event b4 destroying Sampras in that USO final:angel:

4. (come on say it Cmon Aussie)

Shabazza
04-25-2008, 10:44 AM
:wavey:
of course i rate Safin`s demolition of Sampras @ 2000 USO highly:worship:
...
but i thought i needed to narrow the list down, & frankly [no bias here:devil:] i rate Hewitt`s demolition of Sampras the following year~ 2001 USO final, even higher than Safin`s;)

why rate Hewitt`s win above Sampras`s:confused:
>>>
1. relative talent: Safin`s obviously more talented so it was more of a heroic demolition by Hewitt!
2. scoreline in 2nd & 3rd sets: Hewitt thrashed Sampras 6-1 6-1 in the final 2 sets [that`s almost unheard of against Pete]:worship:
3. relative surprise: Safin came into USO 2000 by winning the Canada TMS, so he was clearly one of the heavy favourites, whereas Hewitt had never even won a TMS event b4 destroying Sampras in that USO final:angel:

Ok, I see where you come from. I thought you just forgot the Safin match.
Still having watched both matches - I have to say I enjoyed the Safin - Sampras match more but that's just personal taste.
Another great performacne was the 2005 AO SF(?) between Hewitt and Roddick, where Hewitt won like 20+ points in a row in the last set. Roddick was so lost out there at that point. Haven't seen Hewitt play that well since...

CmonAussie
04-25-2008, 10:49 AM
4. (come on say it Cmon Aussie)

:wavey:
oh yeah~~~~ "CMON":devil::cool::devil:

CmonAussie
04-25-2008, 10:53 AM
Ok, I see where you come from. I thought you just forgot the Safin match.
Still having watched both matches - I have to say I enjoyed the Safin - Sampras match more but that's just personal taste.
Another great performacne was the 2005 AO SF(?) between Hewitt and Roddick, where Hewitt won like 20+ points in a row in the last set. Roddick was so lost out there at that point. Haven't seen Hewitt play that well since...

:wavey:
well we can agree to disagree regarding who was more impressive humiliating Sampras in front of his home fans in New York:devil:
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certainly i was very happy for both Safin:angel: & especially Hewitt:)

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Hewitt`s best performance @ a tournament on the whole was probably the 2004 USO~~ where he won all of his 1st 6 matches without losing a set:: attempting to become the 1st man to ever win USO without the loss of a set... of course we all the know the ultimate match there ended in utter humiliation & despair for Lleyton [0-6 6-7 0-6]:eek::sad::sad:
->> just shows you how fricken ridiculously good FED was there [prob Rogi`s best ever]!!!