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Top 5 Matches of 2008

Kid Carlos
12-11-2008, 03:50 AM
So what are everyone's choices for the top 5 matches of 2008? Interested to hear the different views. http://theatpblog.com/home/?p=329.

LinkMage
12-11-2008, 03:58 AM
1. Fed def. Murray in the US Open final
2. Fed def. Djokovic in the US Open semis
3. Tsonga def. Nadull in the AO semis
4. Murray def. Nadull in the USO semis
5. Davydenko def. Nadull in the Miami final

Honorable mentions:
Youzhny def. Nadull in the Chennai final
Seppi def. Nadull in Rotterdam :haha:

Thanos
12-11-2008, 06:52 AM
1. stepanek def. federer at rome
2. karlovic def. federer at cincinnati
3. fish def. federer at indian wells
4. murray def. nadal at us open
5. murray def. federer at tennis master cup

FairWeatherFan
12-11-2008, 07:14 AM
1. Tsonga defeat Nadal at AO
2. Kolschreiber defeat Roddick at AO
3. Murray defeat Gasquet at US Open
4. Murray defeat Nadal at US Open
5. Nadal defeat Moya in Chennai

Definitely none from this year's French Open; the most boring slam in recent memory.

Not the greatest year of tennis for sure, but then how can it be when the game's best surface has been reduced to an utter joke?

Thanos
12-11-2008, 07:17 AM
1. Tsonga defeat Nadal at AO
2. Kolschreiber defeat Roddick at AO
3. Murray defeat Gasquet at US Open
4. Murray defeat Nadal at US Open
5. Nadal defeat Moya in Chennai

Definitely none from this year's French Open; the most boring slam in recent memory.

Not the greatest year of tennis for sure, but then how can it be when the game's best surface has been reduced to an utter joke?

murray defeated gasquet at wimbledon

JimmyV
12-11-2008, 07:22 AM
US Open and Wimbledon are commonly confused. It's not like they look any different, play differently, are on at a different time, have different commentators, or have the players wearing different clothes.

davis
12-11-2008, 09:47 AM
Nadal def. Federer - Wimbledon final
Nadal def. Djokovic - Hamburg Semis
Murray def. Gasquet - Wimbledon 4th round
Muller def. Haas - USOpen 2nd round
Ancic def. Murray - Miami 2nd round

Venle
12-11-2008, 10:08 AM
Nadal def. Federer - Wimbledon final
Federer def. Djokovic - USO semi
Kohlschreiber def. Roddick - AO
Olympics semis
Federer def. Tipsarevic - AO

flexeter
12-11-2008, 10:25 AM
Kohlschreiber - Roddick - AO
Federer - Tipsarevic - AO
Muller - Haas - UO
Tsonga - Nadal - AO
Federer - Nadal - Wimby

Frooty_Bazooty
12-11-2008, 03:03 PM
i cant believe it took till the 7th post for someone to finally mention one of the best matches of all time - the wimby final

Iván
12-11-2008, 03:10 PM
ill tell you something, Wawa vs cipola at the US open 2008 HAD EVERYTHING.

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 03:18 PM
1 - The Gooch defeated Berdych;
2 - The Gooch defeated Sexy;
3 - The Gooch defeated Hewitt;
4 - Tsonga humiliating Nadull;
5 - Simon outpushing Nadull.

Johnny Groove
12-11-2008, 03:23 PM
Nadal-Moya in Chennai
Sexy-Federer in Rome
Nadal-Djokovic in Hamburg
Fed-Nadal Wimbledon
Federer-Tipsarevic at AO

jazar
12-11-2008, 03:35 PM
tsonga df murray AO R128
haase dy murray Rotterdam R32
haas df murray Indian Wells R16
ancic df murray Miami R64
lu df murray Olympics R64

TBRaven
12-11-2008, 04:13 PM
Anderson defeating Djokovic is probably worth of mentioning.
However on a serious note:

1. Nadal def Federer in Wimbledon
2. Tsonga def. Nadal in AO
3. Davydenko def. Nadal at Miami
4. Ancic def. Ferrer at Wimbledon
5. Fish def. Federer at Indian Wells

Crazy Girl
12-11-2008, 05:04 PM
Anderson defeating Djokovic is probably worth of mentioning.
However on a serious note:

1. Nadal def Federer in Wimbledon
2. Tsonga def. Nadal in AO
3. Davydenko def. Nadal at Miami
4. Ancic def. Ferrer at Wimbledon
5. Fish def. Federer at Indian WellsDavydenko def. Nadal at Miami!!!!:banana::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy::bana na:!!!!

Igaarg
12-11-2008, 05:05 PM
i cant believe it took till the 7th post for someone to finally mention one of the best matches of all time - the wimby final

Maybe because not everybody consider that Wimbly final is the best match ever and is a little overrated.

kiwi10is
12-11-2008, 06:48 PM
Nadal-Federer Wimbledon
Nadal-Moya Chennai
Kiefer-Davydenko Toronto
Davydenko-Tsonga Shanghai
Federer-Gremelmayr Estoril

tennizen
12-11-2008, 06:54 PM
Nadal-Federer Wimbledon( based on drama and what was at stake)
Nadal-Djokovic Hamburg (Quality of tennis and # 2 ranking at stake)
Federer-Murray Shanghai( High entertainment value)
Olympics Semifinals
Federer- Nalbandian at MC/Basel, Nalbandian-Tsonga at Paris

Dame Tursu
12-11-2008, 07:11 PM
1. Nadal/Federer Wimbledon's final
2. Federer/Murray Shanghaď Round Robin
3. Tsonga/Nadal AO 1/2 final
4. Federer/Nalbandian Basel's final
5. Kolschreiber/Roddick AO

and...Federer/Tipsarevic AO

tangerine_dream
12-11-2008, 07:14 PM
I'm surprised, but I guess I shouldn't be, that nobody remembers that brilliant Hewitt-Baghdatis match at AO.

Orgasmic tennis at four o'clock in the morning. :worship:

Dame Tursu
12-11-2008, 07:20 PM
I'm surprised, but I guess I shouldn't be, that nobody remembers that brilliant Hewitt-Baghdatis match at AO.

Orgasmic tennis at four o'clock in the morning. :worship:

I do remember this great match but I had already given 6 matches :awww:
Well, Baghdatis-Hewitt is my seventh one ;)

GlennMirnyi
12-11-2008, 07:38 PM
Maybe because not everybody consider that Wimbly final is the best match ever and is a little overrated.

Exactly.

You just got something wrong.

It's VERY overrated.

I'm surprised, but I guess I shouldn't be, that nobody remembers that brilliant Hewitt-Baghdatis match at AO.

Orgasmic tennis at four o'clock in the morning. :worship:

Awful match.

ChinoRios4Ever
12-11-2008, 08:31 PM
Nadal d. Moya Chennai SF
Nadal d. Federer Wimbledon F
Federer d. Tipsarevic AO R32
Gonzalez d. Blake Olympics SF
Hewitt d. Baghdatis AO R32
Kohlschreiber d. Roddick AO R32

MrChopin
12-12-2008, 02:34 AM
I'm bound to miss a couple at only five.

Nadal vs. Tsonga AO SF
Nadal vs. Djokovic Hamburg SF
Nadal vs. Djokovic Queens F
Federer - Nalbandian Basel F
Murray - Nalbandian Paris QF

honorable mention: Murray vs. Del Potro USO QF

Venle
12-12-2008, 10:06 AM
I'm surprised, but I guess I shouldn't be, that nobody remembers that brilliant Hewitt-Baghdatis match at AO.

Orgasmic tennis at four o'clock in the morning. :worship:

I remember this one too (vividly :o) but I already had 5 matches ;)

tangerine_dream
12-12-2008, 05:14 PM
We should do a worst matches/moments of the year too.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3764843&name=bodo_peter

Worst Big Match of the Year: The French Open men's final, in which Rafael Nadal allowed Roger Federer all of four games in a clock-cleaning the likes of which we haven't seen on red dirt since Guillermo Vilas massacred Brian Gottfried, giving up just three games, in 1977.

Least Improved Male Player: Richard Gasquet, despite a spirited late-season charge by Marcos Baghdatis. Gasquet started out the year at No. 8 and ended at No. 25. Along the way, he pulled out of a Davis Cup match against Andy Roddick with an excuse as inventive as it was honest: He didn't think he could beat Andy, anyway.

Greatest Humiliation: Heavily favored Argentina, at home in the Davis Cup final on a fast surface ideally suited to its big dogs, David Nalbandian and Juan Martin del Potro, faced a ragtag group of Spanish players led by badly slumping David Ferrer and missing Rafael Nadal. The Spanish team delivered an upset for the ages, with a guy called F-Lo (Feliciano Lopez) and Fernando Verdasco leading the charge.

Least Significant Historic Moment: After three decades of broadcasting the U.S. Open most weekdays and nights, the USA Network telecast its last match -- a much-anticipated quarterfinal between Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic. After Djokovic won, he took a few verbal shots at Roddick, the crowed booed, and John McEnroe got so bummed out that, at a loss for words, he just removed his headset, mumbling, "What a weird way to end our final broadcast."

Greatest Buzzkill of 2008: In 2007, Justine Henin won two of the three majors she played and was runner-up in the other one. She won 10 of 14 events, and shattered the single-season prize-money mark, bagging more than $5 million. It looked like the WTA had finally found a player who was willing and able to dominate the game in the manner of a Steffi Graf or Martina Navratilova. A couple of months into 2008 (May, specifically), she up and quit, in effect saying, who needs this crap?

Chiakifug
12-12-2008, 10:11 PM
We should do a worst matches/moments of the year too.



Greatest Buzzkill of 2008: In 2007, Justine Henin won two of the three majors she played and was runner-up in the other one. She won 10 of 14 events, and shattered the single-season prize-money mark, bagging more than $5 million. It looked like the WTA had finally found a player who was willing and able to dominate the game in the manner of a Steffi Graf or Martina Navratilova. A couple of months into 2008 (May, specifically), she up and quit, in effect saying, who needs this crap?



Whoops. :unsure: