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The best indoors match you've ever seen

LawrenceOfTennis
11-13-2011, 11:23 AM
Choose one and explain why.
My choice is the ATP Tour World Championship Final in Hannover,1996. The Masters Cup 99' Agassi-Sampras Final comes close.

n8
11-13-2011, 11:49 AM
Not sure, but this is my favourite point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFdXTMuc64#t=232s

The most insane angles I've ever seen!

fast_clay
11-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Not sure, but this is my favourite point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFdXTMuc64#t=232s

The most insane angles I've ever seen!

yeah... solid opener...

the death of carpet and slowing of indoor courts from 2005+ saw the rise and rise of what can only be described as Console Tennis... that is, tennis that is most aesthetically appealing to fans of Virtua Tennis etc etc... the fed nalby matches are enjoyable...

but this string of matches from 2008 are some of the best examples of this thing called console tennis...

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simon nadal a more defensive version of the above...

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of course vintage indoor tennis is the best version though... the '96 masters cup final being mentioned already... here are some great vintage indoor clashes though...

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and if anyone wants to take the time to educate themselves on a true clash of styles/eras/ideologies on an indoor level then sort your way thru this...

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fsoica
11-13-2011, 12:30 PM
fed nalby 2005 TMC final

fed nadal 2006 tmc sf comes close....

buzz
11-13-2011, 12:31 PM
Not sure, but this is my favourite point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFdXTMuc64#t=232s

The most insane angles I've ever seen!

nice point! how bad Nadal was serving those days:eek:

FleetSeb
11-13-2011, 12:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4cdiMu_yB4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQzMd3XIrXc&feature=related

Saw it live - it was incredible. Some of the rallies were insane. I was there with a Nadal fan, and all throughout the match there was no begrudging the other player from either of us because it was such high quality.

yuri27
11-13-2011, 12:49 PM
Nalbandian vs Federer at Bercy 2007.
It looked like a table tennis match at times.
Insane level

MaxPower
11-13-2011, 12:56 PM
In recent years probably

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Llodra brought the magic and some of the volleys were just mindboggling. Not even Edberg himself would pull some of those shots. So much drama too. Meanwhile Soderling was cranking it up on almost every shot and was uber aggressive. Very cool match, you barely see indoor tennis like that these days with all the slow ass courts

Start da Game
11-13-2011, 12:59 PM
Choose one and explain why.
My choice is the ATP Tour World Championship Final in Hannover,1996. The Masters Cup 99' Agassi-Sampras Final comes close.

exactly my choices too......becker blasted 4 aces to kick off the match in hannover......

Start da Game
11-13-2011, 01:00 PM
king david's fireworks are the most impressive indoor shows of this era......

yuri27
11-13-2011, 01:02 PM
Federer vs Nalbandian at Bercy 2007

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Nalbandian was just unplayable in that match.

abraxas21
11-13-2011, 01:11 PM
the death of carpet and slowing of indoor courts from 2005+ saw the rise and rise of what can only be described as Console Tennis... that is, tennis that is most aesthetically appealing to fans of Virtua Tennis etc etc... the fed nalby matches are enjoyable...

couldnt have said it better myself. 'console tennis', i like the ring attached to it.

BodyServe
11-13-2011, 02:01 PM
Federer vs Nalbandian at Bercy 2007

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Nalbandian was just unplayable in that match.

Yes, good one.

Also Davydenko vs Federer at WTF 09 was really high quality.

TennisOnWood
11-13-2011, 02:27 PM
Becker and Sampras Hamburg 1996

gators0708
11-13-2011, 02:29 PM
Monfils-Federer 2010

EddieNero
11-13-2011, 02:50 PM
Federer vs Monaco Paris 2011

Gillouthe best
11-13-2011, 03:10 PM
Nalbandian vs Federer at TMC 2005 and Paris 2007 was :rocker:, also Davydenko vs Federer at TMC 09 and Djokovic vs Davydenko at TMC 09. Also it was a great match between Simon & Nadal at Madrid 08

Voo de Mar
11-13-2011, 04:43 PM
The 5-setter Sampras-Korda in Munich 1993, because both guys finished the battle with cramps, and Sampras lost all sets being close to win each of them, it was the first time I witnessed such a match.

LawrenceOfTennis
11-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Coria-Nalbandian 2005 TMC was very good as well.

SetSampras
11-21-2011, 07:50 PM
Easy one.

Sampras-Becker '96

asmazif
11-21-2011, 08:07 PM
a few epic Paris matches:

Scud-Safin final
Fed-Nalby '07
Mika-Soda last year

all great viewing.

asmazif
11-21-2011, 08:11 PM
and yeh, that Becker-Sampras final was ridiculously good.

TBkeeper
11-21-2011, 08:25 PM
i watch tennis from 2005 and since then i am fan of Davydenko !
my choices are
2005 - Federer vs. Nalbandian TMC FINAL - INCREDIBLE TENNIS !
2006 - Davydenko vs. Nadal TMC RR match - Very wonderful long and fast rallies !
2007 - Nalbandian vs. Nadal PARIS FINAL - GRANDE NALBANDIANA !
2008 - Davydenko vs. Djokovic TMC RR match - Djokovic took the first set 7/6(3) one of the best sets of tennis ever produced ! then Davydenko answered agressivly and took it 6/0 ! ! ! then third set again wonderful tennis 7/5 for Djokovic !
2009 - Davydenko vs. Federer TMC SF and Davydenko vs. Djokovic TMC RR - Davydenko in god mode + Federer in good form = Something unique
2010 - Federer vs. Djokovic TMC SF - Just incredible level of play
2011 - This year isn't over ...

lucho_coria
11-22-2011, 03:13 AM
Coria-Nalbandian 2005 TMC was very good as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HymGHfzkU4A

Coria was not only a clay courtet...His backhand was :worship:

Naudio Spanlatine
11-22-2011, 03:20 AM
Not sure, but this is my favourite point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCFdXTMuc64#t=232s

The most insane angles I've ever seen!

i was gonna bring this match up, i swear, i saw this match on tv, nalby was jus the lucifer that day, he was scary good like demon-like good with those angles:scared: :speakles: :bowdown:

Naudio Spanlatine
11-22-2011, 03:24 AM
Nalbandian vs Federer at Bercy 2007.
It looked like a table tennis match at times.
Insane level
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i miss nalby those days:sad:

paseo
11-22-2011, 03:27 AM
Nadal vs Fish WTF 2011.

SheepleBuster
11-22-2011, 03:30 AM
Nalbandian Federer 5 set ... Federer injured. Chokes 2 sets to love lead or something like that.

Naudio Spanlatine
11-22-2011, 03:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HymGHfzkU4A

Coria was not only a clay courtet...His backhand was :worship:

he reminds me of ferrer, my goodness these warrior, these iron warriors:worship:

Naudio Spanlatine
11-22-2011, 03:37 AM
2005 nadal vs ljubicic my lil warrior was born in indoors:awww: :worship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9FVPmbOb5M
I dont care what you say i still watch this match til this day:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

Corey Feldman
11-22-2011, 03:59 AM
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Naudio Spanlatine
11-22-2011, 04:01 AM
nalby is king:worship:

hes so popular on indoors:sobbing:

leng jai
11-22-2011, 04:10 AM
Haas Vs Roddick Memphis 2007.

Mountaindewslave
11-22-2011, 04:19 AM
Federer - Nalbandian Masters Cup final is one of the best matches of all time as far as quality...

this video alone proves that today's courts have been bitch-ified and are extremely slow. the sad thing is the extreme difference between the speed of this and ANY court of today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XOBP3N1ejc

nalbyfan
11-22-2011, 01:33 PM
Master 2005 is certainly a highlight

Corey Feldman
11-22-2011, 01:35 PM
matches between Fed and Nalbandian have shown more talent and skill than Sampras v Agassi, Mcenroe v Connors, Lendl v Becker

Chirag
11-22-2011, 01:42 PM
matches between Fed and Nalbandian have shown more talent and skill than Sampras v Agassi, Mcenroe v Connors, Lendl v Becker

Federer-Nalbandian in 2005 is a classic .They produced good matches like Basel 2008,Madrid 2007 and Paris 2007 :)
Those are the matches I vote for since I saw those matches .

Start da Game
11-22-2011, 03:00 PM
2005 nadal vs ljubicic my lil warrior was born in indoors:awww: :worship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9FVPmbOb5M
I dont care what you say i still watch this match til this day:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

it was sparta all over that night......that bald man was sent packing after baby nadal woke up in the third set and started roaring......

Sophocles
11-22-2011, 05:22 PM
Of matches I have seen, the Sampras-Becker 1996 stands out. Nalbandian-Federer Shanghai 2005 was great, as was Federer-Nadal Shanghai 2006 - it didn't go the distance, but the level of play was stratospheric. Great indoor matches before my time include the 1971 & 1972 Rosewall-Laver WCT finals in Dallas, and several Gonzales matches in the 1950s, particularly one against Sedgman (Wembley 1954?).

Start da Game
11-22-2011, 05:25 PM
as if you have actually seen those matches of the 50s......you are judging by scores and articles right?

sexybeast
11-22-2011, 06:38 PM
Many good ones mentioned, but Nalbandian-Murray 2008 bercy may be the best match that lasted only 2 sets I have seen in my life:

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But Safin-Federer in 2004 Houston might be just slightly better:

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Incredible matches!

Federer-Murray 2008 RR master cup is the greatest RR match I have seen, Murray killed himself and his chanses to win the title to win a worthless match against Federer:

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Anything involving Murray, Federer and Nalbandian indoors usually is pure magic. They just have so much variation and hit the ball so clean indoors.

rocketassist
11-22-2011, 06:45 PM
Nadal-Ljubicic was a pretty good match. Fed-Gonzo and Fed-Nalby also Madrid finals were good.

The Rockodromo hosted some great matches, shame Tiriac killed it off.

sexybeast
11-22-2011, 07:01 PM
Borg Mcenroe RR 1981 was a good one, but cant find the whole tape:

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Borg Connors SF:

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Borg's final Master cup title was kind of incredible, he beat Mcenroe, Connors and Lendl on carpet on his way to his last title.

MaxPower
11-22-2011, 07:56 PM
Just for kicks and because MTF needs more indoor Enqvist (and Edberg you never get too much of)

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_Chaz
11-22-2011, 09:30 PM
The best demolition and perfect play by one player was definitely this one:

WTF RR: Federer def. Nadal 6-3 6-0

Fed_Ds
11-22-2011, 09:31 PM
The best demolition and perfect play by one player was definitely this one:

WTF RR: Federer def. Nadal 6-3 6-0

Same here:D

and I love your sig :worship:

dodo
11-22-2011, 09:31 PM
This was close to that WTF Blake match. Just destroyed everything in his way.

_Chaz
11-22-2011, 09:34 PM
Same here:D

and I love your sig :worship:

I love it too :D

But the unfortunate thing about this is that it 'only' happened in a RR match, but I don't care about that right now.

Corey Feldman
11-22-2011, 10:15 PM
Lawrence timed this thread perfectly for Fed-Nadal 26

as if he knew something

Ajk822
11-24-2011, 07:01 AM
After watching all those Fed-Nalby matches I have to wonder how Nalbandian never won a slam.

Sophocles
11-24-2011, 11:02 AM
After watching all those Fed-Nalby matches I have to wonder how Nalbandian never won a slam.

No slams indoors. He did win WTF.

TBkeeper
11-24-2011, 11:34 AM
Many good ones mentioned, but Nalbandian-Murray 2008 bercy may be the best match that lasted only 2 sets I have seen in my life:

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But Safin-Federer in 2004 Houston might be just slightly better:

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Incredible matches!

Federer-Murray 2008 RR master cup is the greatest RR match I have seen, Murray killed himself and his chanses to win the title to win a worthless match against Federer:

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Anything involving Murray, Federer and Nalbandian indoors usually is pure magic. They just have so much variation and hit the ball so clean indoors.

Then you must be talking 'bout Davy ?

sexybeast
11-24-2011, 11:57 AM
Then you must be talking 'bout Davy ?

Oh yeah, thank you for reminding. He certanly is the 4th wheel for modern beautiful indoor tennis. Serve and volley might be gone, but it still is beautiful to watch Davydenko, Nalbandian, Murray and Federer strike the ball so clean indoors. Sadly Nalby and Davy are not what they used to be.

Nidhogg
11-24-2011, 12:29 PM
Safin-Federer in 2004 Houston might be just slightly better:

Houston TMC wasn't indoors. Great match, though.

bjurra
11-24-2011, 12:31 PM
My fav is Federer - Srichaphan in Basel a few years ago. Incredible tennis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_To8ndpHgw