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Favorite match ups??

sheeter
06-11-2008, 03:29 AM
I was wondering what everyone's favorite match ups are between two players? Match ups that generally provide good quality tennis, high tension and drama, etc.
One of my favorites is the obvious Nadal-Federer. I think thats pretty much self-explanatory. Another is Roddick-Federer. They had some very entertaining matches in '07, and I enjoy the tennis generated by this combo, even if the result is normally decided beforehand.

GlennMirnyi
06-11-2008, 03:34 AM
S&V vs baseliner.

As S&V was killed by the ATP, it's a thing of the past.

tennizen
06-11-2008, 03:39 AM
Nadal-Djokovic, Nadal-Federer on hard, Nadal-Nalbandian(on clay:rolls:), Nalbandian-Federer on all surfaces. Djokovic-Federer on hard, Davydenko-Nadal on hard, Murray-Nadal on hard are the ones I can recollect for now. There are some match ups that I like among the lower ranked players but I am too sleepy to think what they are.

~*BGT*~
06-11-2008, 03:42 AM
Nadal-Gasquet... complete opposites in game style. Although, I'd prefer Richie get a win on the ATP tour. ;)

GlennMirnyi
06-11-2008, 03:44 AM
Nadal-Gasquet different styles? :lol:

crude oil
06-11-2008, 03:50 AM
nadal-federer on clay. that final was a match to be remembered.

Clay Death
06-11-2008, 03:55 AM
S&V vs baseliner.

As S&V was killed by the ATP, it's a thing of the past.

just another garbage post signifying nothing. serve n volley was killed by the changing game, new technologies and better athletes.

Borg and Connors were pioneers in showing how the war could be waged from the backcourt. Borg showed how it could be done while playing high percentage tennis.

Fed raised the bar by showing how a more complete player can dominate from the backcourt by having some back-up arsenal like a dominating serve and an effective play at the net in terms of ending points.

atp has nothing to do with the new technologies, better recovery techniques, better sports nutrition, better training, and better athletes. in terms of changing game. the 2 handed backhand changed everything. it allowed players to deal with a speeding serve as well as to attack effectively off both wings off the ground. 2 hander is being called the greatest innovation in the history of the sport.

U.S. Open surface is plenty fast enough. nobody is stopping anybody from engaging in serve n volley. if you choose to serve n volley, the chances are that you wont have any food on the table that night.

now beat it and come back with something meaningful.

Smoke944
06-11-2008, 03:59 AM
just another garbage post signifying nothing. serve n volley was killed by the changing game, new technologies and better athletes.

Borg and Connors were pioneers in showing how the war could be waged from the backcourt. Borg showed how it could be done while playing high percentage tennis.

Fed raised the bar by showing how a more complete player can dominate from the backcourt by having some back-up arsenal like a dominating serve and an effective play at the net in terms of ending points.

atp has nothing to do with the new technologies, better recovery techniques, better sports nutrition, better training, and better athletes.

U.S. Open surface is plenty fast enough. nobody is stopping anybody from engaging in serve n volley. if you choose to serve n volley, the chances are that you wont have any food on the table that night.

now beat it and come back with something meaningful.

lmao, priceless

Matchu
06-11-2008, 04:12 AM
Vince Spadea vs Denis Gremlmayer is getting interesting, I watched them at the Australian Open :haha: Spadea's the man

Clay Death
06-11-2008, 04:17 AM
lmao, priceless


thanks. players are serving bigger than ever but you just cant serve n volly anymore.

even Fed has said numerous times that if he could serve n volley, he would. he has said the speed of the game is such now that you just cant do it effectively. going to to the net simply entails too much risk. you have to go in own your own terms. it is easy to get passed and it is difficult to volley balls that are being hit at near 90 MPH.

here is something even more amazing. you have some doubles players playing from the backcourt. Johhny Mac commented on this the other day. evidently he saw a couple of doubles teams doing it.

Vlad1980
06-11-2008, 04:20 AM
Nadal-Gasquet... complete opposites in game style. Although, I'd prefer Richie get a win on the ATP tour. ;)


I prefer Gasquet - Roddick on grass. Especially in 1/4 final at Wimbledon. ;)

~*BGT*~
06-11-2008, 04:37 AM
I prefer Gasquet - Roddick on grass. Especially in 1/4 final at Wimbledon. ;)

I knew you would. I prefer that match-up in the final. ;) Richie can give the 'old' man the win because he's not supposed to win a slam until he's 24 or 25, right? :shrug:

GlennMirnyi
06-11-2008, 04:46 AM
just another garbage post signifying nothing. serve n volley was killed by the changing game, new technologies and better athletes.

Borg and Connors were pioneers in showing how the war could be waged from the backcourt. Borg showed how it could be done while playing high percentage tennis.

Fed raised the bar by showing how a more complete player can dominate from the backcourt by having some back-up arsenal like a dominating serve and an effective play at the net in terms of ending points.

atp has nothing to do with the new technologies, better recovery techniques, better sports nutrition, better training, and better athletes. in terms of changing game. the 2 handed backhand changed everything. it allowed players to deal with a speeding serve as well as to attack effectively off both wings off the ground. 2 hander is being called the greatest innovation in the history of the sport.

U.S. Open surface is plenty fast enough. nobody is stopping anybody from engaging in serve n volley. if you choose to serve n volley, the chances are that you wont have any food on the table that night.

now beat it and come back with something meaningful.

When you post with your regular username I'll answer R=FK.

And R=FK, when you make the exact same post please show some sense, use some capital letters and also don't look like an idiot to everyone posting garbage and obvieties like Ham the Chimp here. I know you can do this better.

:wavey:

2 handed blah blah blah blah. Apparently the fact that 69 of the 113 GS since 1980 (that means, 61% of them) were won by single-handers doesn't show how "good" your theory is.

Two-handers are for girls who can't hit proper shots. The rest is blah blah blah and :bs:.

This is the biggest troll of the history of MTF. Can't believe this still goes on.

finishingmove
06-11-2008, 09:57 AM
on clay: nadal vs a guy who thinks can win.
hardcourts: nalbandian vs fed
grass: i would like to see roddick vs fed this year at wimbledon, if roddick has really overcome the mental obstacle.

FedererSlam
06-11-2008, 10:06 AM
on clay: nadal vs a guy who thinks can win.
hardcourts: nalbandian vs fed
grass: i would like to see roddick vs fed this year at wimbledon, if roddick has really overcome the mental obstacle.

Lol at those who think it was a mental obstacle. Federer is just better than him.

Personally I like the aggressive baseliner vs. counterpuncher matches on grass and hc.

Murray Fed matches and the like.

groundstroke
06-11-2008, 11:52 AM
Nadal - Djokovic.

groundstroke
06-11-2008, 11:57 AM
When you post with your regular username I'll answer R=FK.

And R=FK, when you make the exact same post please show some sense, use some capital letters and also don't look like an idiot to everyone posting garbage and obvieties like Ham the Chimp here. I know you can do this better.

:wavey:

2 handed blah blah blah blah. Apparently the fact that 69 of the 113 GS since 1980 (that means, 61% of them) were won by single-handers doesn't show how "good" your theory is.

Two-handers are for girls who can't hit proper shots. The rest is blah blah blah and :bs:.

This is the biggest troll of the history of MTF. Can't believe this still goes on.

The one handed backhand can work amazingly well if you use it correctly - look at Gaudio at FO 2004.

marcRD
06-11-2008, 12:01 PM
10 great matchups

Federer-Nalbandian, Federer-Santoro, Youzhny-Federer, Federer-Safin, Nalbandian-Safin, Wawrinka-Nalbandian, Hewitt-Roddick, Ferrer-Nadal, Murray-Nadal, Youzhny-Nadal.

Okonsky
06-11-2008, 03:03 PM
Nadal-Djokovic, Nadal-Federer on hard, Nadal-Nalbandian(on clay:rolls:), Nalbandian-Federer on all surfaces. Djokovic-Federer on hard, Davydenko-Nadal on hard, Murray-Nadal on hard are the ones I can recollect for now. There are some match ups that I like among the lower ranked players but I am too sleepy to think what they are.

Me too.

Henry Chinaski
06-11-2008, 03:17 PM
santoro v serve/volley

stebs
06-11-2008, 04:08 PM
I don't believe people mention Nadal - Federer in this thread. Even the most acclaimed of their matches haven't been high quality. They bring out the worst of each other for the most part.

tennizen
06-11-2008, 04:09 PM
I don't believe people mention Nadal - Federer in this thread. Even the most acclaimed of their matches haven't been high quality. They bring out the worst of each other for the most part.

It's still likely to be the favorite match up for a lot of people because of the drama.

madmanfool
06-11-2008, 05:01 PM
S&V vs baseliner.

As S&V was killed by the ATP, it's a thing of the past.

I agree. That's were my thoughts also went. He's asking for a great match up, so i immediatly thought of a SV against a pure baseliner. But then it's like wait a second, there are no more SV players, so i have to pick something else. I've been thinking for like 5 minutes and i can't think of a single one i really feel is worth mentioning. Maybe Tsonga-Nadal. With a SV player against a baseliner you always had a great match up, always, didn't matter who you picked.

sheeter
06-11-2008, 05:01 PM
It's still likely to be the favorite match up for a lot of people because of the drama.

Exactly.

DartMarcus
06-11-2008, 05:19 PM
King Hernandez vs. Ivo Minar

elessar
06-11-2008, 05:56 PM
CD vs Aloimeh or more recently Cd vs Vida :worship: they always seem to bring out the best in each other.

jcempire
06-11-2008, 06:02 PM
Lots of Nadal-Fed, Nadal-Djok, DJOK-FED

MaryX
06-11-2008, 06:10 PM
Nadal - Djokovic.

Those matches amuse me the most.Even on clay ;)

sheeter
06-11-2008, 07:09 PM
Ferrer and Nadal also have had a couple high quality matches last year. And Santoro-anyone is fun if Santoro is playing decent just because he's so different.

Jim Courier
06-11-2008, 09:12 PM
Hewitt Canas on clay, Federer Nadal on grass.

BigJohn
06-11-2008, 09:22 PM
I just love Fed-Roddick. Even if the results are not often surprising, I simply can't look away.

I have gained a lot of admiration for Roddick watching those.

sheeter
06-12-2008, 12:15 AM
I just love Fed-Roddick. Even if the results are not often surprising, I simply can't look away.

I have gained a lot of admiration for Roddick watching those.

That makes two of us! Roddick seems to bring out MONSTERFed.

Clay Death
06-12-2008, 12:21 AM
CD vs Aloimeh or more recently Cd vs Vida :worship: they always seem to bring out the best in each other.


Aloimeh, Vida, Fahrenjhat are among the most informed posters here. they are objective and reasonable. they make their cases with intelligent words, reasoning, and logic rather than cheap personal attacks that some are so fond of here.

FiBeR
06-12-2008, 12:26 AM
Berdych-Safin
:p

leng jai
06-12-2008, 01:17 AM
Aloimeh, Vida, Fahrenjhat are among the most informed posters here. they are objective and reasonable. they make their cases with intelligent words, reasoning, and logic rather than cheap personal attacks that some are so fond of here.

It is no coincidence that Aloimeh is captain of the MTF Allstar Brigade and Farenhajt is next in line for the honor.

~*BGT*~
06-12-2008, 01:19 AM
It is no coincidence that Aloimeh is captain of the MTF Allstar Brigade and Farenhajt is next in line for the honor.

And I've been removed. :inlove: You must have a soft spot for me then. ;) :p

leng jai
06-12-2008, 01:20 AM
And I've been removed. :inlove: You must have a soft spot for me then. ;) :p

You've weakened lately, Andy isn't what he used to be ;)

Henry Chinaski
06-12-2008, 01:27 AM
as far as mtf is concerned it's chileans v argies. no question.

elessar
06-12-2008, 01:27 AM
Aloimeh, Vida, Fahrenjhat are among the most informed posters here. they are objective and reasonable. they make their cases with intelligent words, reasoning, and logic rather than cheap personal attacks that some are so fond of here.

Yes of course :hug:

(Farenhajt)

rocketassist
06-12-2008, 01:28 AM
Hernandez v Brzezicki.

Fedex
06-12-2008, 02:42 AM
I don't believe people mention Nadal - Federer in this thread. Even the most acclaimed of their matches haven't been high quality. They bring out the worst of each other for the most part.

True, but I think people really enjoy the match up because there is always a little bit of history on the line when they play.And they have had some entertaining match ups. 2006 Monte Carlo was easily the best match as far as quality and drama. 2007 Wimbledon was great as well.