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Worst Grand Slam Matches of the Year?

Chloe le Bopper
09-13-2002, 04:58 PM
Well Nim covered the best, so being the pessimist that I am ;) ;) I felt it just wasn't right to cover the opposite end of the spectrum :D

By worst, I mean matches that on paper could have been, or were hyped up to be great, and just weren't. Or matches that an overwhelming favourite lost in rather pathetic fashion ;)

Matches that you watched and gave a " *blink* wtf was that!!!??" reaction too.

Two off the top of my head would include:

Roddick-Sampras USO
Costa-Ferrrero RG

Chloe le Bopper
09-13-2002, 04:59 PM
And how dare I forget Kafel vs Alex Kim at Oz.

All due respect to Alex, but wtf was that :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
09-13-2002, 05:02 PM
funniest match of year

Rusedski vs Roddick

that was so funny watching the dickhead running around like a headless chicken LMAO :D :D :D :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-13-2002, 05:04 PM
Oh yes TBE I forgot about that one :o

Though personally I had picked Greg to win that one, and didn't consider Roddick the fave. Just based on serve, Greg still trumps him. So it wasn't the worst for me in that way.

But to each his own ;)

Balaenopteramusculus
09-13-2002, 05:19 PM
Kiefer vs Novak Aus Open

Vera
09-13-2002, 05:58 PM
RG Final. Must you bring that up:rolleyes: I'm still in denial :sad: :o Okay, time to come to term with reality. It was pretty bad.

I haven't really seen this one, but based on the score, I'll say it's pretty ugly. Gambill over Gaudio 0-2-0 in USO.

safin_fan
09-13-2002, 06:57 PM
Costa vs Ferrero!!

is6
09-13-2002, 07:11 PM
Agassi-Sampras (USO)
Safin-Johanson (Safins play)

Lily
09-13-2002, 08:23 PM
overwhelming fav lost:
Federer-Ancic
Federer-Arazi (even tho Arazi is v. good on clay)
Safin-Johansson
Sampras-Bastl
Agassi-Paradorn
Safin-Rochus

Lindsayfan
09-13-2002, 08:34 PM
Sampras vs Bastl Wimbledon second round

TennisHack
09-13-2002, 09:27 PM
Srichaphan-Agassi Wimbly
RG final :o
Guga-Safin US Open

Layla
09-13-2002, 09:43 PM
Ferrero-Costa RG final :sad: :rolleyes: How many times can a person cry over that one?

Corretja-Costa RG :o at least the first two sets

Hewitt-Nalbandian Wimby final

Roddick-Sampras USO

Chloe le Bopper
09-13-2002, 10:49 PM
lily - how could I forget the Federer flame outs in RG and Wimbledon :sigh:

Vera
09-13-2002, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Ferrero-Costa RG final :sad: :rolleyes: How many times can a person cry over that one?



:rolleyes: @myself. Not enough apparently!:o He did managed to squeeze one set out while playing horribly though, mind you.

Federer & Ancic is much worse than Federer & Arazi. Arazi was on.

That Moya and Gambill in USO, I watched it and wished that I didn't.

AmErIcAn
09-13-2002, 11:13 PM
Hewitt :rolleyes: - Nalbandian :drool: ( really crappy final)

Dissident
09-13-2002, 11:50 PM
Guga vs Boutter Aussie Open. :sad:

Jessi
09-14-2002, 12:03 AM
Safin - Johansson (AO :sad: )
Safin - Ferrero (RG)
Safin - Guga (USO :sad: )
Hewitt - Nalbandian (zzzzzzz)

Lily
09-14-2002, 12:10 AM
Rebecca- I'm still trying to forget :( It's been an interesting year to be a Fed fan though.

Vera- yeah, Moya/Gambill (USO) That was one match where i was really saying wtf?! After he'd just won Cincy it didnt make sense.

AdriRob
09-14-2002, 12:36 AM
Number 1 : Roddick- Sampras.....eeewwwww...
NUmber 2 : Costa - Ferrero
:sad: :sad: :sad:
those are the kind of macthes where you just want to sit back and cry

lin
09-14-2002, 12:39 AM
Hewitt-Nalbandian Wim
Costa-Ferrero RG
Safin-Johansson AO
Safin-Ferrero RG

and many matches I can't remember ;)

Vera
09-14-2002, 12:42 AM
Not so bad if you can't remember. Very bad if you can't forget!

lin
09-14-2002, 12:54 AM
:o

Vera
09-14-2002, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by lin
:o


? Errrr, I mean the match.

Leo7
09-14-2002, 01:27 AM
FO 2002: Ferrero-Costa :sad: i did cry! :sad:
FO 2002: Pavel-Haas :sad:
AO 2002: Safin-Haas :sad:
Wimby 2002: Krajicek-Malisse :sad:
Wimby 2002: Morrison-Ferrero :sad:

USO 2000: Lindsay-Venus...2nd straight loss in a GS Final to Venus...again in straights...yuck... :(

lin
09-14-2002, 01:37 AM
I understand what you mean, Vera ;) :wavey: .

Leo7
09-14-2002, 01:48 AM
and how could i forget?

Wimby 2002: Mirnyi-Gambill 1st round :sad:

luvbadboys
09-14-2002, 02:05 AM
Hewitt-Nabaldian - Wim02 Unsurprisingly boring
Sampras Roddick - US02 Surprisingly boring

ys
09-14-2002, 03:53 AM
Kafelnikov-Hrbaty at US Open, by far..

Experimentee
09-14-2002, 01:42 PM
Every Grand Slam final this year apart from Agassi-Sampras

The Malisse-Nalbandian Wimby semi - Xavier was killing him then the rain came, and Nalbandian pulled it out then went on to make one of the worst Wimby finals for a while :mad:

ILR
09-14-2002, 01:49 PM
for me I can only think of this 1:

Federer v Ancic Wimb. :( :( :( was very sad about this seeing as I was looking forward to him doing well after beating Pete last year.

dots
09-14-2002, 02:50 PM
Definitely the fist three GS finals!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:


With the FO Final being the worst Ferrero vs. Costa

The Wimbledon Final equally as bad Hewitt vs. Nalbandian

and the AO just plain sad... Safin vs. Johansson

KarstenBraasch#1
09-14-2002, 03:25 PM
Aus Open: Novak def. Kiefer 6-1 6-0 6-4 :D

French Open: Calatrava def. Kiefer 6-3 6-0 6-4 :D

Definitely the 2 worst performances of the year. I was ROTFLMAO. :D

wongqks
09-14-2002, 04:07 PM
the worst I have seen this year has to be Kafelikov v Alex Kim

I mean alex Kim was playing really pathetic tennis, hitting everything in the centre of the court mid way, adn what did Kafelikov do? hit everything out, it was so bad that ti was comical

Safin v johannson is very veyr pathetic

Guga v Boutter in aus open was okay, but was a bit boring

Gambill v Agassi is dissappointing considering Gambill was playing well up to that stage

babydoll
09-14-2002, 04:07 PM
#1 IS SAFIN VS. JOHANSSON AT AO (Safin just was not in that match! :( )
#2 IS Ferrero VS. Costa AT FO! :rolleyes:
#3 WOULD PROBABLY BE RODDICK VS. SAMPRAS AT USO! (man wha happend there! :eek: )

Pea
09-14-2002, 05:34 PM
All of dickhead's matches! One comes into mind though, his match against Arthurs in Roland Garros!:o

babydoll
09-14-2002, 05:43 PM
I assume "dickhead" is Roddick?

so mean you guys! :rolleyes:

Chloe le Bopper
09-14-2002, 06:07 PM
Safin-Ferrero RG

I forgot about this one - likely because I wanted Ferrero to win, and he did. But Safin did make it surprisingly easy for him.

I watched this again recently, and Safin just didn't really *do* anything. Kind of made me sit there and scratch my head.

Ferrero just had to play solid and wait for Safin to mess up.


It is a shame that almost all the Grand Slam finals totally licked this year.

TennisHack
09-14-2002, 06:15 PM
I, for one, quite enjoyed the Australian Open final. It most definitely wasn't the worst, that honor goes to Wimbledon.

John.Charles
09-14-2002, 07:06 PM
AO final....I just wanted to shout..."MARRRAATT! YOU IDIOT!!! WTF WAS THAT??!?!??!!"

I also would like to include the most stupidest point he ever played....well one of the most stupidest....it was in TMS Toronto I saw it live...he was going for an easy..i mean very easy overhead ˇSMASH!...instead he decides to stick his racquet out and blocks the damn ball only to hit it way wide of the doubles alley!

RG final....:o :confused: :sad:

W final....Daveeed coulda @ LEAST taken it to 5 :fiery:

USO....Pete vs. Andy...ˇHAHA!
-FINAL....WTF?!





:D

Itennis
09-14-2002, 07:20 PM
costa was too good for juan back then.........


go haas!!!!!

Andy
09-14-2002, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by dots
Definitely the fist three GS finals!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:


With the FO Final being the worst Ferrero vs. Costa

The Wimbledon Final equally as bad Hewitt vs. Nalbandian

and the AO just plain sad... Safin vs. Johansson

I agree with this. I didn't like the French final definitely, but I am happy Costa won. I didn't mind the Wimbledon final actually, because I am a Lleyton fan and am always glad to see him win, however, I wanted it to be a more highly anticiapted match or something.

dots
09-15-2002, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by Andy


I agree with this. I didn't like the French final definitely, but I am happy Costa won. I didn't mind the Wimbledon final actually, because I am a Lleyton fan and am always glad to see him win, however, I wanted it to be a more highly anticiapted match or something.


Ahh. but of course averyone should agree with me... just give yourself a kiss for being so smart :kiss:

MS_Goose
09-15-2002, 12:37 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

My picks for the worst matches of the year (thus far):

1. Costa vs Ferrero - kudos to Costa, but that was a pretty disheartening performance from Juanqui.
2. Johansson vs Safin - Wow. WTF was that? :eek:
3. Bastl vs Sampras - :sad:
4. Ferrero vs Safin - Marat's performance was really bad.
5. Henman vs Kuerten (TMS Toronto) - Guga looked really out of shape.

Chloe le Bopper
09-15-2002, 05:32 PM
Henman Kuerten was Cincinattie I beleive, not Toronto.

Guga retired against Pavel in Toronto :(