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Best match of Roger in 2008?

Eden
11-15-2008, 07:11 PM
The official tennis season for Roger is over now and therefore I thought to start a poll to ask which in your opinion has been Rogers best match in 2008.
We haven't been spoiled as much as in the past with outstanding performances, but I hope I have choosen some matches which you would also name as Roger's best ones of this season :)
You can vote for more than one match if you want to and it would be great to hear some opinions for your choices.

Game.Set.Match..
11-15-2008, 09:21 PM
us open final...first time i see roger win a slam :)
he was awesome.

didadida
11-16-2008, 12:47 AM
AO vs Santoro he was playing flawless and it was great to watch him playing that match everything was working in a great way almost in a perfect way ;):D
also i liked his performance in Wimby regardless of the result:sad: but it was a great match to watch and his fight spirit
and his MC match against Nalbandian he played very very good on clay i rememberd when i was watching the match i had a lot of hopes that he would have a very big chances to win RG and to beat Nadal :sad::confused:

juninhOH
11-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Either vs Djokovic or Murray during the USO. Because of the caliber of the opponent and the importance of the tournament.

Sunset of Age
11-16-2008, 12:27 PM
I'm afraid I have to go with two matches that he eventually lost, the Wimbly final and the TMC-match against Muzza.

Why? Because despite both of those matches ending up as heartbreakers, it showed very clearly a side of Roger that is often being unrecognized - his will to FIGHT, whatever happens.

He's going to need that will power more than ever in 2009, with all the young guns coming up - and I was just glad to see that it's still there... :)

SUKTUEN
11-16-2008, 01:26 PM
us open final~~~~!!!

FedFan_2007
11-17-2008, 06:43 AM
Karin, I have to agree and disagree. Those 2 losses truly showed Roger's "will to win" is 2nd to none. However I really loved the Monte Carlo QF and US Open semi for how great his topspin backhand was working. It was like 2006 Roger on display for those 2 matches.

Venle
11-18-2008, 05:29 PM
USO semi & final, Santoro-match in Melbourne. Flawless play :)

MrChopin
11-18-2008, 05:38 PM
Probably the Basel F and the USO F.

Eden
11-22-2008, 12:40 PM
AO vs Santoro he was playing flawless and it was great to watch him playing that match everything was working in a great way almost in a perfect way ;):D

I remember some of the comments on GM after Roger won his first two matches in Melbourne. People wondered who would be able to stop him this season.

Here are highlights from the match against Fabrice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI8gxsQnvQw


and his MC match against Nalbandian he played very very good on clay i rememberd when i was watching the match i had a lot of hopes that he would have a very big chances to win RG and to beat Nadal :sad::confused:

:awww:

I like Roger's match-up against Nalbandian, even though David is able to really trouble him. But they often provide high quality tennis. I know how much we all were worried about Roger having to play against Nalby, who crushed Robredo in the previous round.

I'm afraid I have to go with two matches that he eventually lost, the Wimbly final and the TMC-match against Muzza.

Why? Because despite both of those matches ending up as heartbreakers, it showed very clearly a side of Roger that is often being unrecognized - his will to FIGHT, whatever happens.


You are right here, Karin. We have seen this side already in the past (like in the SF of the AO against Safin, in the TMC final of the same year against Nalbandian, the Rome final 2006, the Wimbledon final 2007...) and this year in the AO match against Tipsarevic and in the USO encounter against Andreev.

Federerhingis
11-22-2008, 02:18 PM
Probably the Basel F and the USO F.


Yes I voted the Basel final because he simply was returning so crisply, however he served a lot better at the OPEN, definitely those two. However what Karin points out is very worth mentioning, those matches do show the true character of Roger the champion.

Fergie
11-23-2008, 01:44 AM
Probably the Basel F and the USO F.

My choices too :yeah:

Exclusive
11-23-2008, 06:45 AM
Can not understand why people are voting for the USO final.:shrug: Yep, some good quality pieces, but not the match in general.
Basel F - there where we've seen almost the best Fed.

Eden
11-30-2008, 07:06 PM
us open final...first time i see roger win a slam :)
he was awesome.

So you don't follow Roger's career that long? It's always special to witness him winning a Grand Slam title :) Have you been able to get to see some previous victories of him in the main tournaments meanwhile?

Game.Set.Match..
11-30-2008, 09:40 PM
So you don't follow Roger's career that long? It's always special to witness him winning a Grand Slam title :) Have you been able to get to see some previous victories of him in the main tournaments meanwhile?

no unfortunately...only from wimbledon this year....but i been you tubing quite a lot since then ;)
i think the last time i saw him play properly was wimbledon 2001 against sampras and tim henman....both times i wanted him to lose. how things change...
but in a way i think this is the most exciting part of his career...will he break the record?...can he get number 1 back? 2009....VERY excited. :)

MrChopin
12-01-2008, 08:09 AM
Can not understand why people are voting for the USO final.:shrug: Yep, some good quality pieces, but not the match in general.
Basel F - there where we've seen almost the best Fed.

USO F is the most important win of the year, and he was playing a potentially more difficult and more in-form opponent, arguably overall his most difficult matchup on hard. Considering the pressure after the year he had experienced, he did quite well, especially during the first, third, and end of the second. That said, he was clearly more comfortable in Basel and closer to the old Fed than we have seen all year, winning his way by moving well, taking the ball early, and dominating with aggressive play as a result. He didn't exhibit this very consistently at USO, where he was more doing whatever worked to survive the moment. Basel F was the best he's played all year, but "best match" obviously means different things to different people.

Eden
12-27-2008, 08:27 PM
no unfortunately...only from wimbledon this year....but i been you tubing quite a lot since then ;)

Unfortunately Youtube doesn't really always give the right impression of the quality of a match, but it's surely better then nothing. I guess if you are interested to see matches on DVD's people here on MTF would be able to help you :)


i think the last time i saw him play properly was wimbledon 2001 against sampras and tim henman....both times i wanted him to lose. how things change...

So you were a fan of Sampras and Henman back then?


but in a way i think this is the most exciting part of his career...will he break the record?...can he get number 1 back? 2009....VERY excited. :)

Yes, it's surely an exciting part of Roger's career. We all look forward to the new season :)

Game.Set.Match..
12-28-2008, 03:43 PM
So you were a fan of Sampras and Henman back then?

well sampras was a legend and so i wanted him to win against anyone except henman. could not believe it when he lost to a randomer with a silly ponytail...only watched wimbledon so had noooo idea who he was or if he was any good. when he fell on the floor at the end i remember thinking...o get up its not like you won wimbledon. :lol:

well henman...im english...this man was god! 2001 was his year. he was going to make the final. he was going to win....:rolleyes:

t0x
12-31-2008, 09:33 AM
I voted for Basel against Nalby... was a brilliant match, and good to see Fed on top form again. It really made me smile.

The match against Murray was the most important. But Murray was terrible.
Same goes for Djokovic... you could tell from the first few games Djoko wasn't going to win.

HarryMan
12-31-2008, 04:51 PM
Wimbledon final, some of the tennis in that match was pure legendary :worship:

Then it was the US open final, another classic performance :D

NYCtennisfan
01-06-2009, 01:46 AM
He definitely played his best in the USO final and in the Basel final. He also played quite well in Monte Carlo against Nalbandian and Djoko.

Rogieva
01-07-2009, 09:02 PM
Uso F :)

RogiFan88
04-05-2009, 10:42 PM
what do you mean by "best match"? biggest win or best played?

1 USO08 F d Murray 62 75 62 > a huge win after a challenging season
2 Basel08 F d Nalbandian 63 64 > well played match vs. an old rival, and at home

Obey.my.dreamz
04-05-2009, 10:53 PM
Just remember the 1st set on USO vs djokovic,.. the play was flawless !!

oneandonlyhsn
04-06-2009, 08:45 AM
Best match IMO was the Monte Carlo QF against Nalbandian, he played awesome :hearts:

Biggest win was US Open final against Murray although the tennis was way below par.

RogiFan88
04-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Best match IMO was the Monte Carlo QF against Nalbandian, he played awesome :hearts:

Biggest win was US Open final against Murray although the tennis was way below par.

yes, that MC QF d Nalby was a great match!! :cool: I really enjoyed that one!