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What's your favourite player's peak match or best tennis you've seen?

Stronga23
02-07-2012, 02:16 AM
USO 2009 R16 vs Nadal. Gael played out of his mind for two sets hitting routine 110-120 mph forehands just a thing of beauty. Also it was a night match on Ashe which made it even better.

Discuss and describe why you picked that specific match.

leng jai
02-07-2012, 02:19 AM
Pretty pathetic that a top player's peak match is one that he loses in 4 sets..

Stronga23
02-07-2012, 02:20 AM
Pretty pathetic that a top player's peak match is one that he loses in 4 sets..

Tell me about it :o. Gael does have some great three-set performances. Doha 2009,2012 vs Rafa. Paris 2010 vs Murray and Federer. RG 2008,2011 Ferrer were his all-time best performances in GS but his level of play was higher in the USO match.

Johnny Groove
02-07-2012, 02:27 AM
Warm regards...

Nixer
02-07-2012, 02:40 AM
Not sure, Rafa had a lot of great matches where he played extremely good over his career.
I would call 2 when I liked his attitude and tactics the most:

2007 Indian Wells final vs Djokovic
2010 US Open final vs Djokovic

And in terms of Pim-Pim Johansson, probably the famous 2004 US Open QF vs Roddick

Stronga23
02-07-2012, 02:42 AM
Not sure, Rafa had a lot of great matches where he played extremely good over his career.
I would call 2 when I liked his attitude and tactics the most:

2007 Indian Wells final vs Djokovic
2010 US Open final vs Djokovic

And in terms of Pim-Pim Johansson, probably the famous 2004 US Open QF vs Roddick

You picked two great matches with Pim-Pim's great performance shame he couldnt beat Hewitt in the next round and Rafa was on an insane level against Novak in that GS Final.

Farenhajt
02-07-2012, 02:46 AM
It is awaiting us in the future.

Nixer
02-07-2012, 02:47 AM
You picked two great matches with Pim-Pim's great performance shame he couldnt beat Hewitt in the next round and Rafa was on an insane level against Novak in that GS Final.

Yeah, Pim-Pim was clearly tired in that match, plus didn't really bring his heart to it, cause they were very close back then (not sure about now :p).
And attacking Rafa during those 2 matches was just perfect to watch, I hate when he goes back to pushing when game-plan doesn't work :mad: BH in those games was :drool:

Edda
02-07-2012, 02:48 AM
Rafa and Roger played so many great matches that it would be hard to choose just one.

For Juan Carlos Ferrero, I would say it was his 2000 Davis Cup victory.

BroTree123
02-07-2012, 02:48 AM
I don't have a particular favourite player.

I did enjoy Olderer handing a beatdown on Duck in AO'07 SF.
I also liked Tsonga's demolition of Rafa in AO'08 SF.
del Potro's slaughterhouse in the US'09 SF was notable.
Rafa against Nole in US'10 Final was pretty awesome as well.

Stronga23
02-07-2012, 02:58 AM
I don't have a particular favourite player.

I did enjoy Olderer handing a beatdown on Duck in AO'07 SF.
I also liked Tsonga's demolition of Rafa in AO'08 SF.
del Potro's slaughterhouse in the US'09 SF was notable.
Rafa against Nole in US'10 Final was pretty awesome as well.

2006 AO Baghdatis :worship:

BroTree123
02-07-2012, 03:07 AM
2006 AO Baghdatis :worship:

Should have won AO'06 :sad:

green25814
02-07-2012, 03:10 AM
Nalbandian would be a good one. You could basically pick any indoor match from about 2/3 seasons ago :p

leng jai
02-07-2012, 03:17 AM
Not sure, Rafa had a lot of great matches where he played extremely good over his career.
I would call 2 when I liked his attitude and tactics the most:

2007 Indian Wells final vs Djokovic
2010 US Open final vs Djokovic

And in terms of Pim-Pim Johansson, probably the famous 2004 US Open QF vs Roddick

RG 2008 final.

Ajde

Nixer
02-07-2012, 03:26 AM
RG 2008 final.

Ajde

sorry, too boring for me :zzz:

Sauletekis
02-07-2012, 03:33 AM
I will be very obvious and say the epic 2008 Wimbldedon final versus Roger.

Nixer
02-07-2012, 03:38 AM
I will be very obvious and say the epic 2008 Wimbldedon final versus Roger.

I actually didn't like the quality of that match too much. Especially because I felt that Roger played better in the first 2 sets, but lost both, and completely opposite in the next 2 - when Rafa IMO played 3-4th better and lost them.

leng jai
02-07-2012, 03:42 AM
Hass:

Memphis 2007 final Vs Roddick
US Open 2007 4R Vs Blake

Stronga23
02-07-2012, 03:51 AM
Hass:

Memphis 2007 final Vs Roddick
US Open 2007 4R Vs Blake

2006 AO vs Fed. I know Tommy lost but he pushed Peak Fed to five.

Also 2009 Wimby QF vs Djokovic.

TBkeeper
02-07-2012, 08:22 AM
Davydenko

Davydenko's win over Haas 2006 Us Open Quartefinal

speedballs
02-07-2012, 12:28 PM
federer v phillopousis - wimbledon final 2003

verdasco v nadal - AO semi 2009 (probably the best match ive ever seen, each with around/over 100 winners)

djokovic v nadal - wimbledon final 2011 (was strange to see nadal get destroyed after seeming invincible on grass agains murray in the previous round)

Nole Rules
02-07-2012, 12:54 PM
Nole Vs Fed AO SF 2008 & 2011.
Nole Vs Rafa W Final & USO Final

nalbyfan
02-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Nalby Bercy's 2007 when he bagelled fatbutt, it was just glorious

Johnbert
02-07-2012, 01:58 PM
rg 2009 final cause of the epic moment ;)

Sauletekis
02-07-2012, 02:48 PM
I actually didn't like the quality of that match too much. Especially because I felt that Roger played better in the first 2 sets, but lost both, and completely opposite in the next 2 - when Rafa IMO played 3-4th better and lost them.

I'm not saying only because of quality, but the symbolic thing of beating Fed on grass, in Wimbledon final. It chenged Rafa's carreer completely, from that moment.

STUHL
02-07-2012, 03:47 PM
Kohli:
vs. Roddick (AO 08)
vs. Djokovic (French Open 09)
vs. Murray (Monte Carlo 10)
vs. Melzer (Davis cup 09)
vs. Verdasco (Davis cup 09)

Mayer: vs. Nadal (Shanghai 11)

Haas: The whole Wimbledon 09 he played amazing.

Mongoose
02-07-2012, 03:50 PM
Gaudio (vs. Coria 2004 RG)

Nadal (Verdasco-Federer back-to-back AO 09)

Srichaphan (vs. Agassi at Wimbledon, Sanguinetti at USO)

Canas (Federer back-to-back Indian Wells and Miami)

Harrison (Stakhovsky USO, Raonic Indian Wells)

Isner (Roddick USO)

Sonja1989
02-07-2012, 03:55 PM
Granollers vs all of Valencia matches in last year :worship: And of course my favourite was the final against Monaco.

Kubot vs Querrey (AO 2011) and Kubot vs Almagro (RG 2011)

Stronga23
02-07-2012, 04:17 PM
Nole Vs Fed AO SF 2008 & 2011.
Nole Vs Rafa W Final & USO Final

He was pretty impressive against Monfils in DC 2010.

nole_no1
02-07-2012, 04:18 PM
Nole vs Fed AO 2008 SF
Nole vs Nadal W 2011 F

Certinfy
02-07-2012, 04:32 PM
Berdych
vs Federer - Wimbledon 2010

Del Potro
vs Federer - US Open 2009

Monfils
vs Federer - Paris 2010

Tsonga
vs Nadal - Australian Open 2008

Murray
vs Nadal - US Open 2008

Soderling
vs Nadal - Roland Garros 2009

Weird that all of them are against Federer and Nadal, but then you have to play your best most of the time to beat them.

Nole Rules
02-07-2012, 04:35 PM
He was pretty impressive against Monfils in DC 2010.

Stop mentioning Monfils in every post of yours. :p

Stronga23
02-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Berdych
vs Federer - Wimbledon 2010

Del Potro
vs Federer - US Open 2009

Monfils
vs Federer - Paris 2010

Tsonga
vs Nadal - Australian Open 2008

Murray
vs Nadal - US Open 2008

Soderling
vs Nadal - Roland Garros 2009

Weird that all of them are against Federer and Nadal, but then you have to play your best most of the time to beat them.



I would have picked 2011 Wimbledon for Tsonga vs Federer but still a great list :) Just because of the degree of difficulty in that match.

Sunset of Age
02-07-2012, 04:43 PM
That's an easy one for me - the 2006 Rome final.
Excellent performance by both and perhaps the best clay match of the decade. :worship:

BauerAlmeida
02-07-2012, 04:57 PM
-Nalby

Madrid 07, defeating Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in a row
Paris 07, defeating Federer and Nadal
Davis Cup QF vs Hewitt in 2005 in Australia
Davis Cup Final vs Safin in 2006 in Russia
Masters Cup 2005 vs Ljubicic and Davydenko (RR & SF)

-Safin

vs Federer, AO 2005
vs Sampras, UO 2000
vs Hewitt AO 2005

-Calleri

vs Hewitt UO 2007
vs Ferrero DC 2003
vs Agassi, Miami 2004

-Djokovic

vs Federer AO 2008 and 2011
vs Nadal Rome 2011
vs Nadal Wimbledon 2011

-Federer

vs Hewitt UO 2004
vs Roddick AO 2007
vs Agassi MC 2003

Gillouthe best
02-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Simon:

- Defeated Federer in Masters Cup 2008.
- Defeated Nadal in Madrid 2008
- Defeated Del Potro in USO 2011

Roamed
02-07-2012, 05:20 PM
I'd say Federer's match against Roddick at AO 07 was one of his best displays, partly because playing Roddick suits him so well, but that second set he was just inventing winners, it remains an insane set for me. Not sure about an overall peak match as there are many where the opponent played better but then it's hard to tell whether it's a better peak match if it's closer.

MaxPower
02-07-2012, 05:49 PM
For Soderling I like his RG win over Federer in 2010 more than his more famous win over Nadal in 2009.

Federer started really really good in that match but Soderling was like a natural force growing more and more powerful for every game. Then he was crunching his serves and groundstrokes so hard that even the commentators were in disbelief. Very solid match and no choking or hesitation in the critical stages.


In terms of quality Soderlings peak match was the SF/F in Båstad of 2011. He's never played better than that. The only shame is that clay season was over then and mono was arriving

Fumus
02-07-2012, 05:52 PM
Hass:

Memphis 2007 final Vs Roddick
US Open 2007 4R Vs Blake

The nice part about Haas is that he never peaked.

Certinfy
02-07-2012, 06:00 PM
In terms of quality Soderlings peak match was the SF/F in Båstad of 2011. He's never played better than that. The only shame is that clay season was over then and mono was arriving
I can't think of many players altogether that have played 2 back to back matches like that to be totally honest. Still can't even believe those 2 matches now. :eek:

tennizen
02-07-2012, 06:05 PM
Cilic-Delpo AO 2010
Cilic-Tomic USO 2011
Cilic-Haas Wimbledon 2009
Cilic-Federer USO 2011

EddieNero
02-07-2012, 06:36 PM
Federer d. Hewitt 60 76 60.

emotion
02-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Gonzalez- d Nadal AO 07
Tipsarevic- d Ferrero USO 11
Montanes- d Federer Estoril 10
Hewitt- d Ferrero WTF 02

Pirata.
02-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Verdasco AO 09, the whole tournament but especially his match against Rafa, same he faltered at the final hurdle, I really think he could've won that if he'd been a bit more together mentally. The winners he was hitting with his forehand :drool:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-07-2012, 07:09 PM
2004 Miami R3 Nadal def. Federer 6-3,6-3:hearts:
2004 Davis Cup Final Nadal def. Roddick 6-7(6-8), 6-2, 7-6(8-6):cool:
2005 Madrid Final Nadal def. Ljubcic 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3):bolt:
2005 Monte Carlo Masters Final Nadel def. Coria 6–3, 6–1, 0–6, 7–5:eek:
2005 Rogers Cup Nadal def. Agassi 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
2008 Roland Garros Final Nadal def. Federer 6–1, 6–3, 6–0 :bowdown:
2008 Wimbledon Final Nadal def. Federer 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–7(8), 9–7:sobbing: :inlove:
2008 Olympics Semis Nadal def. Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
2008 Olympics Final Nadal def. Gonzalez 6-3,7-6(7-2), 6-3:sobbing: :hearts:
2009 Australian Open Semis Nadal def. Verdasco 6–7(4), 6–4, 7–6(2), 6–7(1), 6–4 :worship:
2009 Australian Open Final Nadal def. Federer 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(3), 3–6, 6–2 :dance:
2009 Madrid Open Semis Nadal def. Djokovic 3-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-6(11-9):bowdown:
2010 Us open Final Nadal def Djokovic 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2:bigcry: :bounce: :worship:

DDrago2
02-07-2012, 08:40 PM
My favourite was when Hermiona entered the coupe in which Harry and Ron were fukcing around with some toys and food

Nixer
02-07-2012, 08:46 PM
My favourite was when Hermiona entered the coupe in which Harry and Ron were fukcing around with some toys and food

fair enough... but I think Harry and Ron choked that one

samanosuke
02-07-2012, 10:08 PM
Mallorca 2002 R2: O. Rochus def. Nadal 6-2 6-2
Monte Carlo 2003 R3: G. Coria def. Nadal 7-6(3) 6-2
Barcelona 2003 R2: A. Corretja def. Nadal 3-6 6-2 6-1
Hamburg 2003 R3: G. Gaudio def. Nadal 6-2 6-2
Wimbledon 2003 R3: P. Srichaphan def. Nadal 6-4 6-4 6-2
Bastad 2003 QF: N. Lapentti def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 7-6(6)
Stuttgart 2003 R2: F. Gonzalez def. Nadal 6-2 3-6 6-2
Umag 2003 SF: C. Moya def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
US Open 2003 R2: Y. El Aynaoui def. Nadal 7-6(6) 6-3 7-6(6)
Lyon 2003 R1: D. Hrbaty def. Nadal 6-3 7-5
Madrid 2003 R1: A. Corretja def. Nadal 6-2 3-6 6-4
Basel 2003 R1: F. Lopez def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) :haha:
Chennai 2004 R1: T. Ascione def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-4
Auckland 2004 F: D. Hrbaty def. Nadal 4-6 6-2 7-5
AO 2004 R3: L. Hewitt def. Nadal 7-6(2) 7-6(5) 6-2
DC 2004 RR: J. Novak def. Nadal 7-6(2) 6-3 7-6(3)
Milan 2004 R2: M. Ancic def. Nadal 7-5 6-2
Dubai 2004 QF: M. Youzhny def. Nadal 6-2 1-6 6-1
IW 2004 R3: A. Calleri def. Nadal 6-4 3-6 7-6(10) :haha:
Miami 2004 R4: F. Gonzalez def. Nadal 7-6(1) 4-6 6-2
Bastad 2004 QF: G. Gaudio def. Nadal 6-2 6-3
Stuttgart 2004 QF: D. Ferrer def. Nadal 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5
Canada 2004 R1: L. Hewitt def. Nadal 1-6 6-4 6-2
Cincinnati 2004 R1: J.I. Chela def. Nadal 6-4 4-6 7-6(3) :haha:
US Open 2004 R2: A. Roddick def. Nadal 6-0 6-3 6-4 :haha:
Palermo 2004 R2: O. Mutis def. Nadal 6-3 6-3
Lyon 2004 R1: J. Benneteau def. Nadal 6-3 6-0 :haha:
Madrid 2004 R2: V. Spadea def. Nadal 6-4 4-6 6-3
Basel 2004 R1: R. Schuettler def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
Doha 2005 QF: I. Ljubicic def. Nadal 6-2 6-7(2) 6-3
Auckland 2005 R1: D. Hrbaty def. Nadal 6-3 ret.
AO 2005 R4: L. Hewitt def. Nadal 7-5 3-6 1-6 7-6(3) 6-2
Buenos Aires 2005 QF: 0-6 6-0 6-1 :haha:
Miami 2005 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 2-6 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-1 :haha:
Valencia 2005 QF: I. Andreev def. Nadal 7-5 6-2
Halle 2005 R1: A. Waske def. Nadal 4-6 7-5 6-3
Wimbledon 2005 R2: 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-4
Cincinnati 2005 R1: T. Berdych def. Nadal 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(3) :haha:
US Open 2005 R3: J. Blake def. Nadal 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-1
Marseille 2006 SF: A. Clement def. Nadal 2-6 6-3 7-5
IW 2006 SF: J. Blake def. Nadal 7-5 6-3
Miami 2006 R2: C. Moya def. Nadal 2-6 6-1 6-1
Queen's 2006 QF: L. Hewitt def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 ret.
Wimbledon 2006 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-0 7-6(5) 6-7(2) 6-3 :haha:
Canada 2006 R3: T. Berdych def. Nadal 6-1 3-6 6-2
Cincinnati 2006 QF: J.C. Ferrero def. Nadal 7-6(2) 7-6(3)
US Open 2006 QF: M. Youzhny def. Nadal 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) 6-1
Stockholm 2006 R2: J. Johansson def. Nadal 6-4 7-6(4)
Madrid 2006 QF: T. Berdych def. Nadal 6-3 7-6(6)
TMC 2006 RR: J. Blake def. Nadal 6-4 7-6(0)
TMC 2006 SF: Federer def. Nadal 6-4 7-5
Chennai 2007 SF: X. Malisse def. Nadal 6-4 7-6(4)
Sydney 2007 R1: C. Guccione def. Nadal 6-5 ret.
AO 2007 QF: F. Gonzalez def. Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-3
Dubai 2007 QF: M. Youzhny def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-3
Miami 2007 QF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
Hamburg 2007 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 2-6 6-2 6-0 :haha:
Queen's 2007 QF: N. Mahut def. Nadal 7-5 7-6(0)
Wimbledon 2007 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 7-6(7) 4-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-2 :haha:
Canada 2007 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 7-5 6-3
Cincinnati 2007 R2: J. Monaco def. Nadal 6-7(5) 1-4 ret.
US Open 2007 R4: D. Ferrer def. Nadal 6-7(3) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2
Madrid 2007 QF: D. Nalbandian def. Nadal 6-1 6-2
Paris 2007 F: D. Nalbandian def. Nadal 6-4 6-0 :haha:
TMC 2007 RR: D. Ferrer def. Nadal 4-6 6-4 6-3
TMC 2007 SF: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-4 6-1
Chennai 2008 F: M. Youzhny def. Nadal 6-0 6-1 :haha:
AO 2008 SF: J.W. Tsonga def. Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-2
Rotterdam 2008 R2: A. Seppi def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 6-4
Dubai 2008 QF: A. Roddick def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-2
IW 2008 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-3 6-2
Miami 2008 F: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 6-4 6-2
Rome 2008 R2: J.C. Ferrero def. Nadal 7-5 6-1
Cincinnati 2008 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-1 7-5
US Open 2008 SF: A. Murray def. Nadal 6-2 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4
Madrid 2008 SF: G. Simon def. Nadal 3-6 7-5 7-6(6)
Paris 2008 QF: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 6-1 ret.
Doha 2009 QF: G. Monfils def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
Rotterdam 2009 F: A. Murray def. Nadal 6-3 4-6 6-0 :haha:
Miami 2009 QF: J.M. Del Potro def. Nadal 6-4 3-6 7-6(3)
Madrid 2009 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
RG 2009 R4: R. Soderling def. Nadal 6-2 6-7(2) 6-4 7-6(2)
Canada 2009 QF: J.M. Del Potro def. Nadal 7-6(1) 6-1
Cincinnati 2009 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-1 6-4
US Open 2009 SF: J.M. Del Potro def. Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2
Beijing 2009 SF: M. Cilic def. Nadal 6-1 6-3 :haha:
Shanghai 2009 F: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 7-6(3) 6-3
Paris 2009 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-2 6-3
WTF 2009 RR: R. Soderling def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
WTF 2009 RR: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 6-1 7-6(4)
WTF 2009 RR: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-3
Doha 2010 F: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 0-6 7-6(8) 6-4
AO 2010 QF: A. Murray def. Nadal 6-3 7-6(3) 3-0 ret.
IW 2010 SF: I. Ljubicic def. Nadal 3-6 6-4 7-6(1) :haha:
Miami 2010 SF: A. Roddick def. Nadal 4-6 6-3 6-3
Queen's 2010 QF: F. Lopez def. Nadla 7-6(5) 6-4
Canada 2010 SF: A. Murray def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
Cincinnati 2010 QF: M. Baghdatis def. Nadal 6-4 4-6 6-4
Bangkok 2010 SF: G.G. Lopez def. Nadal 2-6 7-6(3) 6-3
Shanghai 2010 R3: J. Melzer def. Nadal 6-1 3-6 6-3
WTF 2010 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-3 3-6 6-1
Doha 2011 SF: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 6-3 6-2
AO 2011 QF: D. Ferrer def. Nadal 6-4 6-2 6-3
IW 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 4-6 6-3 6-2
Miami 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)
Madrid 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 7-5 6-4
Rome 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
Queen's 2011 QF: J.W. Tsonga def. Nadal 6-7(3) 6-4 6-1
Wimbledon 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3
Canada 2011 R2: I. Dodig def. Nadal 1-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5) :haha:
Cincinnati 2011 QF: M. Fish def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
US Open 2011: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1
Tokyo 2011 F: A. Murray def. Nadal 3-6 6-2 6-0 :haha:
Shanghai 2011 R3: F. Mayer def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-3
WTF 2011 RR: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-3 6-0 :haha:
WTF 2011 RR: J.W. Tsonga def. Nadal 7-6(2) 4-6 6-3
Doha 2012 SF: G. Monfils def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
AO 2012 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5 :haha:
IW 2012 SF: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-3 6-4

Certinfy
02-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Please don't tell me you were actually sad enough to actually write all that out? :unsure: :scared: :help: :tape:

LawrenceOfTennis
02-07-2012, 10:28 PM
Mallorca 2002 R2: O. Rochus def. Nadal 6-2 6-2
Monte Carlo 2003 R3: G. Coria def. Nadal 7-6(3) 6-2
Barcelona 2003 R2: A. Corretja def. Nadal 3-6 6-2 6-1
Hamburg 2003 R3: G. Gaudio def. Nadal 6-2 6-2
Wimbledon 2003 R3: P. Srichaphan def. Nadal 6-4 6-4 6-2
Bastad 2003 QF: N. Lapentti def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 7-6(6)
Stuttgart 2003 R2: F. Gonzalez def. Nadal 6-2 3-6 6-2
Umag 2003 SF: C. Moya def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
US Open 2003 R2: Y. El Aynaoui def. Nadal 7-6(6) 6-3 7-6(6)
Lyon 2003 R1: D. Hrbaty def. Nadal 6-3 7-5
Madrid 2003 R1: A. Corretja def. Nadal 6-2 3-6 6-4
Basel 2003 R1: F. Lopez def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 7-6(4)
Chennai 2004 R1: T. Ascione def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-4
Auckland 2004 F: D. Hrbaty def. Nadal 4-6 6-2 7-5
AO 2004 R3: L. Hewitt def. Nadal 7-6(2) 7-6(5) 6-2
DC 2004 RR: J. Novak def. Nadal 7-6(2) 6-3 7-6(3)
Milan 2004 R2: M. Ancic def. Nadal 7-5 6-2
Dubai 2004 QF: M. Youzhny def. Nadal 6-2 1-6 6-1
IW 2004 R3: A. Calleri def. Nadal 6-4 3-6 7-6(10) :haha:
Miami 2004 R4: F. Gonzalez def. Nadal 7-6(1) 4-6 6-2
Bastad 2004 QF: G. Gaudio def. Nadal 6-2 6-3
Stuttgart 2004 QF: D. Ferrer def. Nadal 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5
Canada 2004 R1: L. Hewitt def. Nadal 1-6 6-4 6-2
Cincinnati 2004 R1: J.I. Chela def. Nadal 6-4 4-6 7-6(3)
US Open 2004 R2: A. Roddick def. Nadal 6-0 6-3 6-4 :haha:
Palermo 2004 R2: O. Mutis def. Nadal 6-3 6-3
Lyon 2004 R1: J. Benneteau def. Nadal 6-3 6-0 :haha:
Madrid 2004 R2: V. Spadea def. Nadal 6-4 4-6 6-3
Basel 2004 R1: R. Schuettler def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
Doha 2005 QF: I. Ljubicic def. Nadal 6-2 6-7(2) 6-3
Auckland 2005 R1: D. Hrbaty def. Nadal 6-3 ret.
AO 2005 R4: L. Hewitt def. Nadal 7-5 3-6 1-6 7-6(3) 6-2
Buenos Aires 2005 QF: 0-6 6-0 6-1 :haha:
Miami 2005 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 2-6 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-1 :haha:
Valencia 2005 QF: I. Andreev def. Nadal 7-5 6-2
Halle 2005 R1: A. Waske def. Nadal 4-6 7-5 6-3
Wimbledon 2005 R2: 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-4
Cincinnati 2005 R1: T. Berdych def. Nadal 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(3) :haha:
US Open 2005 R3: J. Blake def. Nadal 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-1
Marseille 2006 SF: A. Clement def. Nadal 2-6 6-3 7-5
IW 2006 SF: J. Blake def. Nadal 7-5 6-3
Miami 2006 R2: C. Moya def. Nadal 2-6 6-1 6-1
Queen's 2006 QF: L. Hewitt def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 ret.
Wimbledon 2006 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-0 7-6(5) 6-7(2) 6-3 :haha:
Canada 2006 R3: T. Berdych def. Nadal 6-1 3-6 6-2
Cincinnati 2006 QF: J.C. Ferrero def. Nadal 7-6(2) 7-6(3)
US Open 2006 QF: M. Youzhny def. Nadal 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) 6-1
Stockholm 2006 R2: J. Johansson def. Nadal 6-4 7-6(4)
Madrid 2006 QF: T. Berdych def. Nadal 6-3 7-6(6)
TMC 2006 RR: J. Blake def. Nadal 6-4 7-6(0)
TMC 2006 SF: Federer def. Nadal 6-4 7-5
Chennai 2007 SF: X. Malisse def. Nadal 6-4 7-6(4)
Sydney 2007 R1: C. Guccione def. Nadal 6-5 ret.
AO 2007 QF: F. Gonzalez def. Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-3
Dubai 2007 QF: M. Youzhny def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-3
Miami 2007 QF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
Hamburg 2007 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 2-6 6-2 6-0 :haha:
Queen's 2007 QF: N. Mahut def. Nadal 7-5 7-6(0)
Wimbledon 2007 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 7-6(7) 4-6 7-6(3) 2-6 6-2 :haha:
Canada 2007 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 7-5 6-3
Cincinnati 2007 R2: J. Monaco def. Nadal 6-7(5) 1-4 ret.
US Open 2007 R4: D. Ferrer def. Nadal 6-7(3) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2
Madrid 2007 QF: D. Nalbandian def. Nadal 6-1 6-2
Paris 2007 F: D. Nalbandian def. Nadal 6-4 6-0 :haha:
TMC 2007 RR: D. Ferrer def. Nadal 4-6 6-4 6-3
TMC 2007 SF: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-4 6-1
Chennai 2008 F: M. Youzhny def. Nadal 6-0 6-1 :haha:
AO 2008 SF: J.W. Tsonga def. Nadal 6-2 6-3 6-2
Rotterdam 2008 R2: A. Seppi def. Nadal 3-6 6-3 6-4
Dubai 2008 QF: A. Roddick def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-2
Miami 2008 F: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 6-4 6-2
Rome 2008 R2: J.C. Ferrero def. Nadal 7-5 6-1
Cincinnati 2008 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-1 7-5
US Open 2008 SF: A. Murray def. Nadal 6-2 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4
Madrid 2008 SF: G. Simon def. Nadal 3-6 7-5 7-6(6)
Paris 2008 QF: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 6-1 ret.
Doha 2009 QF: G. Monfils def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
Rotterdam 2009 F: A. Murray def. Nadal 6-3 4-6 6-0 :haha:
Miami 2009 QF: J.M. Del Potro def. Nadal 6-4 3-6 7-6(3)
Madrid 2009 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
RG 2009 R4: R. Soderling def. Nadal 6-2 6-7(2) 6-4 7-6(2)
Canada 2009 QF: J.M. Del Potro def. Nadal 7-6(1) 6-1
Cincinnati 2009 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-1 6-4
US Open 2009 SF: J.M. Del Potro def. Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2
Beijing 2009 SF: M. Cilic def. Nadal 6-1 6-3 :haha:
Shanghai 2009 F: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 7-6(3) 6-3
Paris 2009 SF: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-2 6-3
WTF 2009 RR: R. Soderling def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
WTF 2009 RR: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 6-1 7-6(4)
WTF 2009 RR: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-3
Doha 2010 F: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 0-6 7-6(8) 6-4
AO 2010 QF: A. Murray def. Nadal 6-3 7-6(3) 3-0 ret.
IW 2010 SF: I. Ljubicic def. Nadal 3-6 6-4 7-6(1) :haha:
Miami 2010 SF: A. Roddick def. Nadal 4-6 6-3 6-3
Queen's 2010 QF: F. Lopez def. Nadla 7-6(5) 6-4
Canada 2010 SF: A. Murray def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
Cincinnati 2010 QF: M. Baghdatis def. Nadal 6-4 4-6 6-4
Bangkok 2010 SF: G.G. Lopez def. Nadal 2-6 7-6(3) 6-3
Shanghai 2010 R3: J. Melzer def. Nadal 6-1 3-6 6-3
WTF 2010 F: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-3 3-6 6-1
Doha 2011 SF: N. Davydenko def. Nadal 6-3 6-2
AO 2011 QF: D. Ferrer def. Nadal 6-4 6-2 6-3
IW 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 4-6 6-3 6-2
Miami 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 4-6 6-3 7-6(4)
Madrid 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 7-5 6-4
Rome 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-4 6-4
Queen's 2011 QF: J.W. Tsonga def. Nadal 6-7(3) 6-4 6-1
Wimbledon 2011 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3
Canada 2011 R2: I. Dodig def. Nadal 1-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5) :haha:
Cincinnati 2011 QF: M. Fish def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
US Open 2011: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 6-2 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1
Tokyo 2011 F: A. Murray def. Nadal 3-6 6-2 6-0 :haha:
Shanghai 2011 R3: F. Mayer def. Nadal 7-6(5) 6-3
WTF 2011 RR: R. Federer def. Nadal 6-3 6-0 :haha:
WTF 2011 RR: J.W. Tsonga def. Nadal 7-6(2) 4-6 6-3
Doha 2012 SF: G. Monfils def. Nadal 6-3 6-4
AO 2012 F: N. Djokovic def. Nadal 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5 :haha:

:worship:

samanosuke
02-07-2012, 10:30 PM
Please don't tell me you were actually sad enough to actually write all that out? :unsure: :scared: :help: :tape:

no, I have notebook in which I am booking all nadal's defeats . how matches were going and how he lost

Certinfy
02-07-2012, 10:32 PM
no, I have notebook in which I am booking all nadal's defeats . how matches were going and how he lost
In that case. :haha: Great work. :worship:

samanosuke
02-07-2012, 10:34 PM
:worship:

this was The Golden one . nadal had double break advantage in third

LawrenceOfTennis
02-07-2012, 10:36 PM
this was The Golden one . nadal had double break advantage in third

Beautiful.

samanosuke
02-07-2012, 10:38 PM
earlier nadal's matches were tricky one to follow when he still wasn't getting televised courts to play on it . i had to dig deep for some information about it

Stronga23
02-07-2012, 10:41 PM
Dodig's win over Rafa will always be one of my favorite matches. Tsonga and Monfils have easily defeated Nadal three times in total :worship:

LawrenceOfTennis
02-07-2012, 10:44 PM
Dodig's win over Rafa will always be one of my favorite matches. Tsonga and Monfils have easily defeated Nadal three times in total :worship:

:worship:

samanosuke
02-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Actually till now I haven't noticed that from last 9 Nadal's defeats 4 were :haha: :haha: :haha:


One suggestion for mods and admins. Please allow more than 20 images per post . this restriction limiting my expression

UsD.AnDreS
02-08-2012, 11:22 PM
Sydney 2007 R1: C. Guccione def. Nadal 6-5 ret.

Wasn't here back in 2007, did MTF explode?

Looner
02-08-2012, 11:26 PM
Fed def Blake in that amazing final in Shanghai. That was the tennis god in god-mode on his best surface :worship.

leng jai
02-08-2012, 11:32 PM
Fed def Blake in that amazing final in Shanghai. That was the tennis god in god-mode on his best surface :worship.

Even the backhand was in god mode that match :worship:

finishingmove
02-08-2012, 11:34 PM
When Djokovic got bageled by Nishikori. That was the peak of them both, and tennis.

chammer44
02-09-2012, 04:35 AM
Tsonga oz 2008 vs nadal epic play. Not my fav player but a joy to watch and prolly his best

Jverweij
03-22-2012, 12:57 PM
I'm gonna go with

1. Fernando Gonzalez - Tommy Haas 6-1 6-3 6-1 (semifinal AO 2007). 3 ue's from Gonzalez in a best of 5 match is all you need to know actually.
2. David Nalbandian - Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-0 (final Paris 2007). Nalbandian at his best, never seen anyone use angles like he did in that match.
3. Marat Safin - Pete Sampras 6-4 6-3 6-3 (final UO 2000). Hello world, meet Marat Safin, who was this guy on the other side of the net again?

EDIT: thank you mods :)

leng jai
03-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Gonzo Vs Haas is the definition of unplayable.

Safin Vs Sampras was impressive but some of it was down to tactical ineptness from Sampras. I don't think Marat actually hit a winner in the baseline exchanges, although there weren't that many.

Ajde.

Mystique
03-22-2012, 01:28 PM
I know a lot of people(Fed fans) will say Federer-Roddick AO 07. While that was a spectacular performance from the Swiss, it was against a guy who can do nothing against Fed when Fed is playing well.
There are a lot of BO3 mtches that come to mind but I will go with a GS match, to be precise the USOPEN 2004 Final vs Hewitt, Federer won 6 0 7 6 6 0. I chose this match simply because Hewitt did nothing wrong on the day. And to deliver a double bagel in a slam final against the fighter that is Hewitt! And worse thing is that the scoreline actually LIES here. It should have been an even more brutal massacre with Roger having gone up a break at 5-3 in the second set. But Lleyton with his legendary fighting abilities crawled his way back to 6all, only to be put away easily in the TB with Vitagerer. This match wasnt the result of Hewitt not playing well or giving his everything, it turned out the way it did because Federer played at a level that that only he is perhaps capable of summoning. :worship:
I particularly remember a CC FH winner that Fed hit midway through the second set which had such an absurd angle and stayed so low that it bounced TWICE before Lleyton scrambling at the baseline could get his racquet on it.
As Hewitt said at the net after the match, "Too good, mate."

hfb2PDlIc3o

Watch and learn children.

Fed def Blake in that amazing final in Shanghai. That was the tennis god in god-mode on his best surface :worship.

Ah yes. Easily makes my top 5 too. Those BHs he hit that day:inlove: Especially recall a ridiculous BH half volley pickup off the baseline from a Blake FH return(bomb) when down Break pt. Those were the times....:worship:

gulzhan
03-22-2012, 01:31 PM
Safin vs Federer at AO05 and Gasquet vs Roddick at Wimbledon07.

samanosuke
03-22-2012, 01:39 PM
updated my list

LisaKoh
03-22-2012, 01:48 PM
Sampras versus Courier AO 1995 - still the GOAT display of crying and winning in Rod Laver Arena.
Federer versus Safin Houston TMC 2004
Safin versus Federer AO 2005
Santoro versus Ferrer AO 2006
Tsonga versus Nadal 2008 AO SF
Djokovic versus Nadal 2012 F - This one was epic. Not a "peak" match in terms of quality but for the mental toughness shown by both.
Federer versus Roddick 2005 Wimbledon - 3 unforced errors for the first two sets

Saberq
03-22-2012, 01:51 PM
That 2004 US Open Final was the best Fed has ever played........

Mystique
03-22-2012, 01:53 PM
I forgot to add Federer-Santoro USOpen 2005. PURE MAGIC.
bp05kCONoi4
Fabrice later said it was possibly the best match he ever played.

Watching these old matches makes me sad these days.

mystic ice cube
03-22-2012, 03:19 PM
Yeah, seeing those old matches does make me nostalgic. I only started watching tennis properly since about 2007 so I haven't seen most of Feds matches before that year (apart from the big ones).

Mine since then are:

Federer def. Djokovic FO 2009 7-6 6-3 3-6 7-6
Del Potro def. Nadal USO 2009 6-2 6-2 6-2
Djokovic def. Nadal AO 2012 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 7-5
Federer def. Nadal WTF 2011 6-3 6-0 (an exhibition of attacking shot-making)

LisaKoh
03-22-2012, 04:03 PM
That 2004 US Open Final was the best Fed has ever played........

I'd have to disagree with that one. He choked in the second set and Hewitt got robbed of some crucial line calls by Norm Chryst. I still think his play in Wimbledon 2005 was better.

fivebargate
03-22-2012, 04:54 PM
So many to choose from. I have particular affinity for the 2008 Fed vs Murray US Open final. A complete HC masterclass. Fed went out to put the fightners on Murray....and got a bit carried away. I still remember the reports coming out of the match from journos amazed at how hard Fed was crushing the ball that day. A beautiful match at a hard time in his career.

arm
03-22-2012, 05:01 PM
I actually didn't like the quality of that match too much. Especially because I felt that Roger played better in the first 2 sets, but lost both, and completely opposite in the next 2 - when Rafa IMO played 3-4th better and lost them.

Agreed. They took turns choking in that match. Super duper great match, right :spit:

Mystique
03-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Agreed. They took turns choking in that match. Super super great match, right :spit:

And you must be one of those who thinks the AO final this year is the true "supper super great match"

:rolleyes:

arm
03-22-2012, 05:07 PM
And you must be one of those who thinks the AO final this year is the true "supper super great match"

:rolleyes:

:lol: I certainly am not. :spit:

why would you just assume that?

Mystique
03-22-2012, 05:10 PM
:lol: I certainly am not. :spit:

why would you just assume that?

alright, my bad then. Apologies.
We agree on something then.
:D

Commander Data
03-22-2012, 05:15 PM
Federer, Indian Wells 2012

warm regards...

arm
03-22-2012, 05:21 PM
alright, my bad then. Apologies.
We agree on something then.
:D

This is what happens when you judge a poster by the avatar or flag. :p Generalization is often unfair. so don't do it :p

Fuser59
03-22-2012, 05:24 PM
Fed AO'07 from 4th round ON, Nalby 07 back to back to back (indoor season)....

Goran begining of the 1996 season...unplayable

Courier AO performances 92/93 as well (eating almost a peak Edberg for breakfast..)

Sampras 99/00 playing in guess which tournament...?

Fuser59
03-22-2012, 05:30 PM
Sorry I forgot - Fernando Gonzo - vs Nadal

vs Haas

...matches (Peaking FOREHAND) bye Fernando We'll miss your Latin charm!!!!

RoddickFan88
03-22-2012, 05:41 PM
Roddick def. Nadal Dubai 2008

-XODe_DNZqc

What a huge hitting! :worship:

Clydey
03-22-2012, 05:41 PM
Murray-Nadal at USO 08, AO 10.
Murray-Federer at Shanghai 2010.

Those are 3 off the top of my head.

Clydey
03-22-2012, 05:43 PM
Nalbandian would be a good one. You could basically pick any indoor match from about 2/3 seasons ago :p

For Nalby, I'll go with the 2007 Paris QF against Federer. He was almost unplayable.

TigerTim
03-22-2012, 06:34 PM
Henman bt Federer 7-5, 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 R4 Wimbledon 2001
Henman bt Juan Ignacio Chela 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 QF French Open 2004 :worship:

also, I have to say;

Murray bt Nadal 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 F Tokyo 2011

the last set was incredible from Murray :eek:

nsidhan
03-22-2012, 06:55 PM
Roddick def. Nadal Dubai 2008

-XODe_DNZqc

What a huge hitting! :worship:

Wow...Nadal's service action looked so RIDICULOUS compared to now.

Fuser59
03-22-2012, 09:23 PM
Pretty pathetic that a top player's peak match is one that he loses in 4 sets..


:worship::smash::smash:

TBkeeper
03-22-2012, 10:21 PM
It would've been nicer to show some matches ... comment them then again the show then comment on them not just everyone shows his match ...

Lazyking
07-21-2012, 04:54 AM
I know this is subjective and most will probably say in slams but I'm curious. Mainly, cause I want to watch the best matches I can with Tennis being a relative new fandom for me so I can be more knowledgeable.

Doesn't have to be the top 4 guys either, could be your fave is a top 100 guy or a guy who's past his prime now.

Absolute Anthropoid
07-21-2012, 05:13 AM
Well Gonzo's highest quality matches were in the AO 2007. Gonzo said his best match was against Haas there, where Gonzo won 1,3, and 1. Pretty much every match in this tournament was Gonzo's best, except for the final against Fedmug where he choked the first set.

Gonzalez vs Haas AO 2007
Gonzalez vs Nadal AO 2007

Mark Lenders
07-21-2012, 05:25 AM
Safin

USO 2000 vs Sampras/AO 2005 vs Federer

Del Potro

USO 2009 vs Federer

Tsonga

AO 2008 vs Nadal

Berdych

Madrid 2012 vs Monfils/Cincy 2011 vs Federer

Cilic

USO 2009 vs Murray

Nishikori

USO 2008 vs Ferrer

Monfils

Bercy 2010 vs Federer

Soderling

RG 2009 vs Nadal/Bastaad 2011 vs Berdych

Nalbandian

Bercy 2007 vs Nadal/TMC 2005 vs Federer

n8
07-21-2012, 05:28 AM
Watch Federer at the Australian Open 2007 (particularly semi-finals).
Watch Nadal at Roland Garros 2008 (particularly final).
Djokovic at the Australian Open 2011 (quarters, semis or final).

TBkeeper
07-21-2012, 07:09 AM
Davydenko vs Nadal
Miami masters 2008 Final

Jverweij
07-21-2012, 09:26 AM
what Slade said.

Gonzalez against Haas (AO 2007) was pure destruction. If I'm not mistaking Gonzo hit 3 UE's that match. 3!!!! He was just ripping his FH all over the place, pretty much everything was a winner. Best match I've ever seen 1 player play.

Federer against Roddick (AO 2007), at the same tournament, same round. Remember Roddick not knowing what to do at all.

Not my fav but has to be mentioned. Nadal against Federer (RG 2008). The only time Roger got completely blown off the court at RG.

GSMnadal
07-21-2012, 09:37 AM
Rafito:

Roland Garros 08 against Federer, the best clay courter of all time, putting up a masterclass against arguably the greatest of all time.

And US Open 2010 against Djokovic as well for me, for Rafa to get out of his comfort zone, and play like he did against Novak. That was a special, special performance. Maybe not as great as RG 08, but for me, much more impressive.

BroTree123
07-21-2012, 09:39 AM
Every match where Nadal beat Federer.

cutesteve22
07-21-2012, 10:29 AM
Federer 2007 AO SF
Youzhny 2010 Rotterdam SF
Gasquet 2007 Wimbledon QF
Andujar both Casablanca finals
Soderling 2010 Paris Masters SF
Simon 2011 Roma 1st round

TigerTim
07-21-2012, 10:34 AM
Henman: French Open QF 2004
Murray: Tokyo F 2011
Tsonga: QF/SF Aussie Open 2008
Berdych: QF Wimbledon 2010/Cincinatti 2011
Baker: Nice 2012 :p
Safin: US Open F 2000

GSMnadal
07-21-2012, 10:37 AM
As for some of my others.

Roddick, tough one, he's been great several times against Federer, but ended up losing. I think I'd pick US Open final of 2006. He had some great matches in 2003, his comeback against Nalbandian at the USO was brilliant.

Tsonga, vs. Rafa AO 2008 or Federer Wimbledon 11, can't decide.

Monfils, when he beat Roger in Bercy, what a match

Verdasco, AO Sf 2009 against Nadal obviously :bowdown:

uxyzapenje
07-21-2012, 02:14 PM
Watch Tipsarevic vs. Federer AO 2008, although he (Tipsarevic) lost that match 10-8 in the 5th

Fed fordawin
07-21-2012, 02:41 PM
Federer/ Del Potro 10 2009. Monster performance. Unbelievable.

Tsonga/ Nadal AO 2008: The most furious I have ever seen nadal on a court.

Murray/ Troicki Roland Garros 2011. OK Murray almost lost, but the shots he pulled while barely moving were almost Fognini-like.

rocketassist
07-21-2012, 02:44 PM
Vassallo Arguello:

def Davydenko, Sopot 2007

Gillouthe best
07-21-2012, 02:55 PM
ERV- vs Del Potro in Tokyo 2009.
Simon- vs Nadal in Madrid 2008.
F.Mayer- vs Nadal in Shangai 2011.
Mahut- vs Murray in Queens 2012.
Paire- vs Ferrer in s'Hertogenbosch 2012.



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SheenKJohn
07-21-2012, 03:04 PM
Henman: French Open QF 2004
Murray: Tokyo F 2011
Tsonga: QF/SF Aussie Open 2008
Berdych: QF Wimbledon 2010/Cincinatti 2011
Baker: Nice 2012 :p
Safin: US Open F 2000

Murray's best match was Shanghai 2010 F v Fed

Juz78
07-21-2012, 05:06 PM
Every match where Nadal beat Federer.

Really? Why do you you hate Federer so? Did he shit in your cereal?

Johnny Groove
07-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Miami 2004 R32, served at like 100% in the first set i recall.
Rome 2005 F
Madrid 2005 F
Rome 06 F
Wimbledon 07 F
RG 08, the whole event, really
Wimbledon 08 F
Beijing 2008 SF and F, Rafa never played better on a HC
AO 09 SF and F, epic stuff
Madrid 09 SF vs. Djokovic
USO 2010, 130-135 mph serves, awesome aggression
Miami 2011, even though he lost, was an epic
USO 2011 F, the 3rd set in particular
AO 2012 F, what a match
Wimbledon 2012 R64, even though he lost to Rosol, I thought he played well, Rosol was just in another galaxy

TigerTim
07-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Murray's best match was Shanghai 2010 F v Fed

no, Murray's level in the last 2 sets against Nadal was insane, he dropped 4 points and produced a extra tasty bagel in the final set with a display that would have made even Rod Laver and No.1erer himself proud. Shanghai was just very very good at his GOAT tourney, as was USO 08 SF.

Oh, and to the OP if you want to watch a epic match that isnt over 3 hours then check out Murray vs Djokovic 2011 Rome Masters Semi Final, one of the best in recent years for sure.

Norrage
07-21-2012, 05:13 PM
Hewitt vs Roddick, Australian open 2005. Roddick was serving out of his mind, but eventually Hewitt was just clinically good :worship:

Nalbandian vs Roddick USOpen or Nalbandian - Nadal, Madrid...The first was so good and he really dismantled Roddick in the first 3 sets until a crowd calling "out" robbed him of the match...but the match against Rafa was fantastic

PHM vs Nadal, RG 2005. Best match ever, period. :worship:

Pirata.
07-21-2012, 06:43 PM
Verdasco, AO Sf 2009 against Nadal obviously :bowdown:

Same here :bowdown: what a great match until the last game :o

For Fed, AO SF against Roddick in 07 was just too fucking clinical.

SVK
07-21-2012, 06:49 PM
Dolgopolov probably against Karlovic in USO last year, that was insane performance.

tealeaves
07-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Del Potro 2 2 2 against Nadal in 2009.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
07-21-2012, 11:10 PM
safin federer 2005
nalbandian federer 2005

RForever
07-21-2012, 11:12 PM
Fed in Sanghai 2006, his absolute peak imo. Specially finals vs Blake

DjW-0K6X8jc

Looner
07-21-2012, 11:12 PM
Federer WTF 2011. You guess the opponent. 2006 Shanghai Fed was also amazing. The BH was on fire.

Ibracadabra
07-21-2012, 11:50 PM
Fognini vs montanes FO 2011

Lugburz
07-21-2012, 11:55 PM
I love them all ! :)

Gagsquet
07-22-2012, 12:00 AM
Gasquet beating Nadal during Les Petit As. Peak Gasquet.

Lovely forehand
KzKuv4j67aw

Rafa did not shake umpire's hand...

RForever
07-22-2012, 12:22 AM
Gasquet lol that is an early peak...

outrider
07-22-2012, 12:34 AM
bercy 2010

llodra - djokovic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O6mLCtA5KE&feature=related

you can only enjoy this...fuckin great serve and volley stuff

Lugburz
07-22-2012, 12:53 AM
bercy 2010

llodra - djokovic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O6mLCtA5KE&feature=related

you can only enjoy this...fuckin great serve and volley stuff

you'd enjoy Dent-Navarro '09 ;)

some of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DQKIO8wFhU

Orka_n
07-22-2012, 04:29 PM
For Fed there are many alternatives to choose from. This is one of them:

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Soderling:

RG 2009 vs Nadal.

syc23
07-22-2012, 05:05 PM
Murray v Nadal at USO '08.

It was the first time that I saw that he could really challenge for majors ( ok he's not won one yet.. ), he played so aggressive against the then no.1 who was the player to beat and served like an absolute beast. If only he could've repeated that form again Fed in 3 slam finals between then. It was the only time that someone had pushed Nadal to near exhaustion and sucking for breath.

acionescu
07-22-2012, 05:08 PM
Beijing 2008 SF+F
AO 2009 SF+F
RG 2008 - all of it

Edda
07-23-2012, 12:35 AM
All matches where Roger and Rafa made the finals in a grand slam.
Juan Carlos Ferrero-Davis Cup, 2000
David Ferrer in Davis Cup last year

kidbourbon
07-23-2012, 03:06 AM
Andre Agassi
1992 Wimbledon final against Ivanisevic

Marcelo Rios
1998 Lipton Semi against Henman and then final against Agassi.

Marat Safin
2005 Aussie Semi against Federer

Rafael Nadal
2008 RG final
2008 Wimby final
2009 Aussie final

JMDP
2009 USO final

leng jai
07-23-2012, 03:09 AM
Haas

2012 Hamburg final

Sunset of Age
07-23-2012, 03:10 AM
Rome Final 2006.
Exquisite tennis from BOTH of my favs. :worship:

Clay Death
07-23-2012, 03:13 AM
hypocracy knows no bounds here folks.

always keep that in mind.

Sunset of Age
07-23-2012, 03:13 AM
Miami 2004 R32, served at like 100% in the first set i recall.
Rome 2005 F
Madrid 2005 F
Rome 06 F
Wimbledon 07 F
RG 08, the whole event, really
Wimbledon 08 F
Beijing 2008 SF and F, Rafa never played better on a HC
AO 09 SF and F, epic stuff
Madrid 09 SF vs. Djokovic
USO 2010, 130-135 mph serves, awesome aggression
Miami 2011, even though he lost, was an epic
USO 2011 F, the 3rd set in particular
AO 2012 F, what a match
Wimbledon 2012 R64, even though he lost to Rosol, I thought he played well, Rosol was just in another galaxy

There are folks around over here who claim that an 'objective tennis fan' doesn't exist.
Jon is the full proof of them being wrong. ;) :yeah:

Great choices, all of them, btw. Wonderful matches to watch, all of them.

rocketassist
07-23-2012, 04:11 AM
Murray- def Nadal US Open SF 2008
Gulbis- def Robredo US Open 2007/def Federer Rome 2010/l to Nadal Rome 2010
Soderling- def Nadal Roland Garros 4R 09
Tsonga- def Nadal AO SF 2008
Llodra- def Djokovic Paris-Bercy 2010
Mahut- l' to Isner Wimbledon 2010/def Nadal Queens 2007
Stepanek- def Robredo Roland Garros 3R 2010
Nalbandian- def Federer TMC 05/def Nadal Paris-Bercy 07/def Hewitt DC 05 away
Nishikori- def Ferrer US Open 08
Raonic- def Murray Barcelona 2012

Johnbert
07-23-2012, 06:39 AM
Del Potro 2 2 2 against Nadal in 2009.

del potros uso run was really impressive. he's the only one i can remember who has beaten nadal and fed b2b in a major.

Lazyking
07-23-2012, 10:49 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions.. I think from all the stuff I've watched, Tsonga is my favorite to watch...but I don't really dislike any of the top players.

STUHL
07-23-2012, 11:20 AM
Kohli vs. Roddick Australian Open 2008

That was just absolutly insane. It was ridiculous how many winners kohli hit in that Match!

BK 201
07-23-2012, 07:59 PM
Kohli vs. Roddick Australian Open 2008

That was just absolutly insane. It was ridiculous how many winners kohli hit in that Match!

That was ok an all, but seriously, people make it out like it was godlike tennis when really it was only good, personally, I feel Kohlshrieber was handed that match on a play by a very defensive player who also came to the net (in typical Roddick style) quite a bit. Most players would have beaten Roddick that day. Notice how most players not ranked insanely highly have their best days against Roddick.




Roddick's highest level (Federer W04). Got unlucky with conditions.
Safin - US Open 2000, AO 2004 (Pretty much through all of it until he gassed in the final) & AO 2005 he had loads of 'peak play matches'.

kidbourbon
08-27-2012, 11:30 AM
Rios was so fun to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONznVs_KN8Y

belfordrocks
08-27-2012, 11:32 AM
Soderling - 2009 RG v Nadal
Roddick - 2009 WIM v Federer
Dimitrov - 2012 Hopman v Fish

manadrainer
08-27-2012, 12:00 PM
del potros uso run was really impressive. he's the only one i can remember who has beaten nadal and fed b2b in a major.

Djokovic at the USO 2011 did it also.

Ash86
08-27-2012, 12:28 PM
Nadal

Peak tennis was probably Aus Open 09 SF vs Verdasco - anyone would have lost to that Verdasco and I still don't know how he won it. Just kept raising the level higher and higher when needed. But in terms of what was a culmination of all of his various skills on a tennis court I think it has to be 2010 US Open Final v. Djokovic - toughest opponent on a hard court for him; one of the most important matches of his career; turned up the aggression and brought that serve. Novak played great but Nadal was up to the task. Played his best match at the US Open when he needed to most.

DjokerFan3
08-27-2012, 12:32 PM
Djokovic
Aus Open 2008 SF against Federer
2009 Paris Masters SF against Nadal
2011 Aus Open QF against Berdych
2011 Madrid/Rome finals against Nadal

Federer
US Open 2004 final against Hewitt
Aus Open 2007 SF against Roddick
2011 WTF against Nadal

Del Potro
US Open 2009 SF against Nadal
US Open 2009 Final against Federer

Tsonga
Aus Open 2008 SF against Nadal
Wimbledon 2011 QF against Federer

n8
08-27-2012, 12:42 PM
Murray's best match was Shanghai 2010 F v Fed

Murray was mind-boggling that match.

Redeyz
08-27-2012, 02:15 PM
My favorite men's US Open match was the: 2004 Final
Roger Federer vs. Lleyton Hewitt 6–0, 7–6(7–3), 6–0

nazzac
08-27-2012, 03:16 PM
Tsonga vs Nadal at the AO 2008. It was a demolition by Tsonga. Shame he doesn't/didn't play like that more often because if he did, he'd probs be a Grand Slam champion

Sophitia36
08-27-2012, 07:39 PM
Probably the Coria/Nadal finals in Monte Carlo and Rome in 2005. Although Coria was my favourite and he lost both matches, they were incredible to watch...

Nole fan
08-27-2012, 09:22 PM
Without a doubt Nole vs Fed semifinal USO 2010. :cool:

Nole fan
08-27-2012, 09:24 PM
Djokovic
Aus Open 2008 SF against Federer
2009 Paris Masters SF against Nadal
2011 Aus Open QF against Berdych
2011 Madrid/Rome finals against Nadal

Federer
US Open 2004 final against Hewitt
Aus Open 2007 SF against Roddick
2011 WTF against Nadal

Del Potro
US Open 2009 SF against Nadal
US Open 2009 Final against Federer

Tsonga
Aus Open 2008 SF against Nadal
Wimbledon 2011 QF against Federer

That was anthological. I don't think I've ever seen Nole play this great during the whole match. He was spectacular, I think he crushed Nadal 6-2 6-3 or something like that. But it's not remembered because the tournament is not important. However I don't think Ive ever had this fun with another match. :)

Looner
08-27-2012, 09:28 PM
Tsonga vs Nadal at the AO 2008. It was a demolition by Tsonga. Shame he doesn't/didn't play like that more often because if he did, he'd probs be a Grand Slam champion

This. I spent most of that match with my mouth touching the floor. Amazing level of tennis by Stronga on that pushers' surface.


That was anthological. I don't think I've ever seen Nole play this great during the whole match. He was spectacular, I think he crushed Nadal 6-2 6-3 or something like that. But it's not remembered because the tournament is not important. However I don't think Ive ever had this fun with another match. :)

I remember that result/some of the match. It was a truly great period in tennis and this was the 2nd of Djokovic's 3 in a row against Nadal.


Without a doubt Nole vs Fed semifinal USO 2010. :cool:
BS. That match was nothing to write home about. Fed was awful in sets 2 and 4, trying to conserve energy for the final. Neither played that great in that match. Now the 2009 SF was really good from the highlights I've seen. I couldn't see that one live unfortunately :(.

howyesno
08-27-2012, 11:04 PM
fed vs nole RG 2011 (and I like both). nole coming into the match as an unstoppable machine, just crashing into a brick wall of undeniable will of swiss master #notworthy

Nole fan
08-27-2012, 11:57 PM
This. I spent most of that match with my mouth touching the floor. Amazing level of tennis by Stronga on that pushers' surface.




I remember that result/some of the match. It was a truly great period in tennis and this was the 2nd of Djokovic's 3 in a row against Nadal.



BS. That match was nothing to write home about. Fed was awful in sets 2 and 4, trying to conserve energy for the final. Neither played that great in that match. Now the 2009 SF was really good from the highlights I've seen. I couldn't see that one live unfortunately :(.

2009 good? :superlol:
The fifth set alone in the 2010 semis was worth it. Plus it marked the match that Nole changed his fate.

rocketassist
08-28-2012, 12:00 AM
Some of Djoker's USO 07 displays were rather beastly- the wins over Moya and Ferrer he was formidable off both wings.

AnnaK_4ever
08-28-2012, 12:08 AM
They are not exactly my faves but since it's USO time I can't help mentioning Moya vs Kohlschreiber. Don't remember the year (2007?) or the round they met but it was a night match at Grandstand. Great display of tennis skills and fantastic show delivered by both players. The most memorable USO match for me to this very day.

rocketassist
08-28-2012, 01:54 AM
Wimby 2009 F was nowhere near Roddick's best ever match.

most of USO 2003 in particular the final v Ferrero, USO 2004 2nd round v Nadal, Wimbledon 2004 final (despite the loss)

Topspindoctor
08-28-2012, 01:55 AM
RG 2008 final :bowdown:

It was always great to see the clay God show Olderer's limitations on the surface :yeah:

Nole fan
08-28-2012, 02:36 AM
Some of Djoker's USO 07 displays were rather beastly- the wins over Moya and Ferrer he was formidable off both wings.

That was definitely one of his most impressive tournaments. If he had been a little more experienced / less tight, he would have very probably beat federer in the final (he had set points but chocked miserably) and would have won his first slam.