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What is your favourite Davis Cup match ever?

Mane
09-22-2004, 05:22 PM
Ivanisevic/Ljubicic vs Blake/Fish 3-6 4-6 7-6 6-4 6-4

*Ljubica*
09-22-2004, 05:32 PM
Argentina v Russia 2002

Nalbandian/Arnold bt Safin/Kafelnikov - 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 19-17

It lasted about 6 hours if I remember correctly and was absolutely amazing!

Socket
09-22-2004, 06:14 PM
Australia v. Switzerland 2003

Hewitt def. Federer 5-7 2-6 7-6(4) 7-5 6-1

Hewitt came back from the dead in this one, showing, once again, that some of his best tennis comes during DC ties.

Australia v. Brazil 2001

Hewitt def. Kuerten 7-6(5) 6-3 7-6(3)

This match was played in Guga's home town of Florianopolis, before a crowd that was absolutely convinced that Guga could not lose on clay in Brazil to a skinny little Aussie kid. Watching the crowd sit in disbelief as Lleyton dismantled Guga in straights is almost as much fun as watching the match. This is probably the best match Lleyton ever played on clay.

Australia v. Spain Final 2003

Hewitt def. Ferrero 3-6 6-3 3-6 7-6(0) 6-2

Philippoussis def. Ferrero 7-5 6-3 1-6 2-6 6-0

Two great five-setters give the Aussies a well-deserved Davis Cup win.

Brinyi
09-22-2004, 06:47 PM
H.CHAPACU (PAR) def.
J.ARIAS (USA) 6-4 6-1 5-7 3-6 9-7

(1987)

Marine
09-22-2004, 07:07 PM
Lots fantastic matches in dc, hard to choose...but maybe arnaud boetsch/ niklas kulti in goteborg in 1996. Sweden/France
Last match in final, Boetsch had 3 ball match against him in the 5th set...0/40...he saved them then won the match and France was the winner ! :D

=) Forget/ Sampras in 1991 but I don't remember (and I like Pete so mauch that I don't know if I would had be happy to see him to lose)

= )Clement/Rosset 2 or 3 years ago in Neuchatel. Arnaud won 15/13 in the 5th set ! Unforgettable.

And I forget other great match I think..

maratski
09-22-2004, 07:10 PM
Marat schooling Grosjean was nice and so was Ferrero-Hewitt in 2000

Socket
09-22-2004, 07:33 PM
H.CHAPACU (PAR) def.
J.ARIAS (USA) 6-4 6-1 5-7 3-6 9-7

(1987)

Did you actually see this match (either live or on tape)?

Brinyi
09-22-2004, 07:37 PM
I saw it on TV at the time -- it had to be the craziest, wildest thing I've ever seen. If I recall correctly, it was played on a wood gymnasium floor. The crowd was absolutely nuts and Arias looked scared to death!

Socket
09-22-2004, 08:05 PM
I saw it on TV at the time -- it had to be the craziest, wildest thing I've ever seen. If I recall correctly, it was played on a wood gymnasium floor. The crowd was absolutely nuts and Arias looked scared to death!

He should have been scared -- some dolts in the crowd were throwing batteries and heated coins at him. And Paraguay got suspended from hosting at-home ties for a period of time.

You are correct about the wooden floor. The ITF finally had to disallow that as a "choice of surface". Probably were afraid it would be ice next time.

Socket
09-22-2004, 08:13 PM
If you search for "paraguay" in the rec.sport.tennis newsgroup on google, you can read all the stories about this infamous tie.

Neely
09-22-2004, 08:32 PM
my favorite German matches:

Becker def. McEnroe 4-6 15-13 8-10 6-2 6-2
Becker def. Agassi 6-7(4) 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-4
Haas def. Safin 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3 2-6 9-7 (carpet)
Arthurs def. Kühnen 7-6(4) 3-6 7-6(3) 6-7(7) 11-9 (grass)
Muster def. Stich 6-4 6-7(8) 4-6 6-3 12-10 (clay)
Stich def. Brugera 7-6(4) 5-7 7-5 6-2 (grass)

aide_gorane
09-22-2004, 10:24 PM
Muster def. Stich 6-4 6-7(8) 4-6 6-3 12-10

in graz i think it was '94 or 95'

also gaudenzi-m.norman (final in milan) not for the quality of game but i was there,the atmosphere was terrific and the end was really sad :(

gaudenzi was 4-0 down in the fifth,then the crown get into the match and he leveled at 5 all...then his shoulder (and maybe his career :( ) broke...and he withdrew...

but here in italy is really difficult to see matches from other country,exept for the final and the german...so i didn't see lots of matches i believe interesting ;)

bye

ps:for my wallet the most important was the great win of ESCUDE against hewitt in the final,really great tennis from one of the most pure talent ;)

Aphex
09-23-2004, 12:04 AM
Henrik Sundström beating John McEnroe in Göteborg, 84.
The Mac was soooooooooooo pissed off in that match and with that tie, especially the indoors clay, one of the very few losses in his arguably best season.
Still :lol: and :haha: after all these years.

Fergie
09-23-2004, 01:47 AM
My fav:

Australia v. Spain Final 2003
Philippoussis def. Ferrero 7-5 6-3 1-6 2-6 6-0

:yeah:

Kristen
09-23-2004, 06:21 AM
Jonas Bjorkman df Mark Philippoussis 75 62 62 :kiss: because he destroyed the scud, and clinched vistory for us! (er,... Sweden.)

also, Thomas Enqvist df Mark Philippoussis 63 64 62 :D Because I'd never seen Thomas play that well! Its nothing against Mark, but it was just so great to see my guys playing amazing tennis. Money well spent.

MissKoubek1981
09-25-2004, 06:39 PM
Stefan KOUBEK (AUT) 6 (4) 6 7 4 6
Olivier ROCHUS (BEL) 7 2 5 6 3

That was fantastic. Both players were having cramps, but they were fighting until the end. :)

Stefan KOUBEK (AUT) 6 4 6 4 10
Magnus GUSTAFSSON (SWE) 4 6 4 6 8

Really old one from 1999. But I remember it. Fantastic. With such a young team, and then reaching such a success. Even Jürgen was playing. He was 18 then (just saw that he is two months younger than me *lol*).

Alex also was there. Playing doubles. So he is in the team since a long time. Didn't know that! :rolleyes:

Tatyana
09-25-2004, 07:19 PM
Belarus vs Russia 2004

Mirnyi def. Safin 7-6(3) 7-6(5) 1-6 4-6 11-9

It was one of the best matches I've ever seen. Very emotional, full of beautiful moments, mistakes :)

The best! :yeah:

Yashirobai
09-25-2004, 07:45 PM
Corretja's victory over Sampras on grass in the US was great. But as a spectator, even though I obviously disliked the end of the match, I enjoyed a lot the Ferrero-Hewitt of last year. It was great tennis by both sides, every player dominated and was dominated during many moments of the match, the stadium, everything was so great - but the final score.

KoOlMaNsEaN
09-25-2004, 08:06 PM
out of the ones ive seen last year in calgary NESTOR d. KUERTEN

alex.2812
09-26-2004, 05:52 AM
mikhail youzhny defeating paul henri mathieu.
youzhny played so badly in the two first sets!
and then he was so strong!
3/6 2/6 6/4 7/5 6/4.