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Favorite Matches in USO 06 (so far)...

njorker
09-06-2006, 02:47 PM
What are your fave matches (men's/women's) in USO?

For me, given that we don't have a tennis channel and bcoz of the difference in timezones, I only get to watch the big & impt matches. They are (not in any order):

1. Agassi vs Baghdatis - I actually consider this as Agassi's last match in his career. It's sad to think of him ending his career w/ that disappointing match against Becker, so this one w/ Baghdatis is a lot more special and meaningful for me.

2. Nalbandian vs Safin - What more can I say about this match? It's between 2 of my fave players and from the get-go, it's hard to choose who will win bcoz it was a very tight match till the very end. A TB to end the match was nerve-racking and it could easily have gone either player's way.

3. Hewitt vs Gasquet - I think the point of the tourney comes from this match, courtesy of Gasquet on Hewitt's 2nd MP. Although, Gasquet lost this one, he has gained the respect and admiration of a few more fans, and so I'm happy for him in that respect.

* Do I love 5-set matches or what! :D *

4. Mauresmo vs Williams - Finally, Amelie has beaten Serena again. Even w/ Serena's troubles & Amelie's recent successes in GS, I think Amelie was still the underdog coming into this match. What a comeback from that embarrassing 2nd set! Goes to show that she has really matured mentally.

That's it for now. I may add another fave match again after the Safin-Haas and Hewitt-Roddick match. ;)

TMJordan
09-06-2006, 02:56 PM
Hewitt vs Gasquet :worship:

George_Hanson
09-06-2006, 03:04 PM
Agassi vs Baghdatis
Hewitt vs Gasquet

Jimnik
09-06-2006, 03:08 PM
Roddick v Verdasco
Nalbandian v Safin
Hewitt v Gasquet

I also love 5-set matches. :angel:

Kristen
09-06-2006, 03:09 PM
I'll come back after I've had the opportunity to see a match.
Thanks Eddie! :smash:

Pea
09-06-2006, 03:15 PM
Hewitt vs. Gasquet

LadyNalbandian
09-06-2006, 03:24 PM
Agassi vs Baghdatis which made me go sleep at 7.00am :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

scoobs
09-06-2006, 03:26 PM
Agassi-Baghdatis, Hewitt-Gasquet, Nalbandian-Safin, Murray-Gonzalez and Haas-Ginepri have all been great spectacles, all 5 setters and all with their dramas and tense moments. There's been some great tennis this tournament when the heavens have allowed it.

Zazou1573
09-06-2006, 03:49 PM
Hewitt vs Gasquet

joeb_uk
09-06-2006, 03:51 PM
I have found this the best grand slam so far for quite a few years, the other 3 slams this year were awfully boring on the whole. There have been endless great matches during this slam, and loads of great 5 set matches too. I hope this doesnt stop, because I have really loved this usopen (apart from the damn rain).

Some of my favourite matches:
Gasquet - Hewitt
Agassi - Pavel
Agassi - Baghdatis
Nalb - Safin
Muzza - Gonzo
Acasuso - Paradorn
Blake - Moya
Horna - Nadal


So far I have recorded and kept those 8 matches, the past few grandslams I have only bothered to keep about 2 matches at the most because the matches have been so boring.

I guess having the interactive service really helps too, although most of the good matches have been on the main court anyway

atpSUPERMAN
09-06-2006, 04:02 PM
Agassi - Baghdatis is the highest standard of tennis in this US OPEN. Nobody else has played at this level yet and I doubt anyone will.

marcelwks
09-06-2006, 04:22 PM
Hewitt - Gasquet
Agassi - Baghdatis but I would say since third set .

ishiphonehome
09-06-2006, 05:31 PM
Hewitt and gasquet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

and have to say point of the USO so far was the second match point by Gasquet . What a point !!!!!!!!!!!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Sparko1030
09-06-2006, 05:34 PM
Of the ones I've been able to see,

Andre vs Marcos,
Andre vs Pavel
Horna vs Nadal
Hewitt vs Gasquet (and I don't even like either of them :lol: )
and Amelie vs Serena (women are deep enough into the open now to have some good matches too. )

Shirogane
09-06-2006, 06:26 PM
Agassi-Baghdatis

Kalliopeia
09-06-2006, 06:29 PM
Agassi vs Baghdatis
Hewitt vs Gasquet

I really loved what I saw of Safin vs Nalbandian.

supersexynadal
09-06-2006, 06:30 PM
Agassi vs Baghdatis which made me go sleep at 7.00am :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
me too :worship: I slept through the second and 3rd set but i was oo dam tired to the point where id look a the score and ake sure i wasnt dreaming or something coz it lasted so long

richie21
09-06-2006, 07:24 PM
Agassi - Baghdatis is the highest standard of tennis in this US OPEN. Nobody else has played at this level yet and I doubt anyone will.


Hewitt-Gasquet was above i thought (less UEs and as many spectacular points as in the match you mentionned....not to mention it contained the point of the tournament so far :drool: ) but Agassi-Baghdatis was great too yeah :)

NeverSayDie
09-06-2006, 07:36 PM
Gasquet-Hewitt def. Nalbandian-Safin was great too.

Balerion
09-06-2006, 08:59 PM
Baghdatis vs. Agassi jumps out


Kubot-Okun was the most entertaining match I've seen this year, although it didn't exactly display the highest standard of tennis.

mongo
09-06-2006, 09:29 PM
I have found this the best grand slam so far for quite a few years, the other 3 slams this year were awfully boring on the whole. There have been endless great matches during this slam, and loads of great 5 set matches too. I hope this doesnt stop, because I have really loved this usopen (apart from the damn rain).

Some of my favourite matches:
Gasquet - Hewitt
Agassi - Pavel
Agassi - Baghdatis
Nalb - Safin
Muzza - Gonzo
Acasuso - Paradorn
Blake - Moya
Horna - Nadal


So far I have recorded and kept those 8 matches, the past few grandslams I have only bothered to keep about 2 matches at the most because the matches have been so boring.

I guess having the interactive service really helps too, although most of the good matches have been on the main court anyway
I agree, however, don't underestimate 2005 USO. It was equally exciting throughout (perfect weather) and featured even more 5 setters.

gillian
09-06-2006, 09:36 PM
Agassi-Bagdatis (5th set was just classic stuff from both players and it was Andre's last hurrah).

Hewitt-Gasquet (Richie was so cute when he hit those winners to save match points, then started cramping)

Nalbandian-Safin (that 5-set tiebreak almost gave me a heart attack)

Balaenopteramusculus
09-06-2006, 11:30 PM
I think we can add Nadal vs Youzhny to this list(though it's not over yet :p )It's quite a match. :D

scoobs
09-06-2006, 11:32 PM
We can add Nadal vs Youzhny and Safin vs Haas to the list - Safin vs Haas had some great shotmaking points in there and a tight finish.

joeb_uk
09-07-2006, 12:23 AM
I agree, however, don't underestimate 2005 USO. It was equally exciting throughout (perfect weather) and featured even more 5 setters.


Ahhh yes, I was away for most of that :eek: so I didnt get to see many of the matches. Only the first few days :(

Kristen
09-07-2006, 05:08 AM
By default, I must say.... Roddick df Hewitt.

1. Roddick df'd Hewitt.
2. I enjoyed Roddicks game and think I might end up as a fan (I am thinking it more than I thought before :lol: )
3. The only other match...I got cable today :lol: is Youzhny vs Nadal, and it looks like a bit of a doozy.

Jimnik
09-07-2006, 05:10 AM
Roddick v Hewitt

Without a doubt. Maybe not from a neutral's perspective, but I'm not a neutral. :angel:

Jlee
09-07-2006, 05:37 AM
All of Agassi's matches...the first two because the tennis was great and the last one because I was there and the atmosphere was absolutely amazing. I'll never forget it...

Roddick/Hewitt was good just because Andy proved that he's back...

Gasquet/Hewitt was very exciting at the end

dmit424
09-07-2006, 05:40 AM
Agassi vs. Bag but Richie vs. Hewy definetely had the shot of the year for me. Note, SHOT of the year, not point of the year.

TMJordan
09-07-2006, 05:43 AM
By default, I must say.... Roddick df Hewitt.

1. Roddick df'd Hewitt.
2. I enjoyed Roddicks game and think I might end up as a fan (I am thinking it more than I thought before :lol: )
3. The only other match...I got cable today :lol: is Youzhny vs Nadal, and it looks like a bit of a doozy.

Poor Rusty :sad: he was really out of it today, I didnt even hear one "c'mon" why was he so quiet and motionless today especailly against a guy who he was 6-2 lifetime against? :sad:

joeb_uk
09-07-2006, 01:36 PM
Roddick v Hewitt

Without a doubt. Maybe not from a neutral's perspective, but I'm not a neutral. :angel:

Really? I thought this was one of the most boring matches, I stayed up for the first two sets and didn't enjoy it all so I went to sleep :eek: I guess maybe why it was fun for a roddick fan though ;) :devil:

njorker
09-07-2006, 03:39 PM
Haven't had the chance to watch the Roddick-Hewitt match yet but I'm pretty sure it will be one of my fave matches. What a sweet revenge for Andy!

blueskye
09-07-2006, 03:54 PM
The best matches so far that I have seen are:

1. Nadal vs Youzhny ( Nadal should have had that 3rd set,but in all very high quality of Tennis)

2. Hewitt- Gasquet ( Nice fight from Gasquet after being 2 sets down and that amazing shot at match point was just :bowdown: !)

3. Agassi- Baghdatis! What a match, it had it all :) !

tennisgal_001
09-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Hewitt d. Gasquet
Roddick d. Verdasco
Haas d. Safin
Agassi d. Baghdatis
Youzhny d. Nadal
Moya d. Mathieu
Murray d. Gonzalez

Jankovic d. Kuznetsova
Mauresmo d. S Williams
JHH d. Davenport

Sunset of Age
09-07-2006, 07:39 PM
Youzhny d. Nadal

No question about that. Very high level of tennis and very thrilling, too.

Pigpen Stinks
09-07-2006, 07:51 PM
Martina just losing her doubles match, then semi dodging Barkham's on court interview of whether she might reconsider retiring. Surprise, surprise....

cedez
09-08-2006, 01:32 AM
Agassi v Baghdatis

Idi the Nigerian
09-08-2006, 01:44 AM
Dairo tu tu, Toyin d Abdul-Mumin Babalola 6-2 6-1
Idi can send dvd of match for $15. :wavey:

GustavoM_Fan
09-08-2006, 01:51 AM
Dairo tu tu, Toyin d Abdul-Mumin Babalola 6-2 6-1
Idi can send dvd of match for $15. :wavey:

Who are that guys??? Elephant hunters??? :rolls:

Balerion
09-08-2006, 02:02 AM
Who are that guys??? Elephant hunters??? :rolls:

Two Nigerian guys on the ITF circuit. Toyin Dairo has a grand total of one ATP point, while Babalola is ranked in the 700s. You sure do have to travel a lot to cut it as an African tennis player though - not a lot of tournaments there.

Idi the Nigerian
09-08-2006, 05:18 AM
Who are that guys??? Elephant hunters??? :rolls:

in most places they are professional tennis players but around the village of Huntu they are drug dealers and/or bakers

sawan66278
09-08-2006, 05:30 AM
No question: Agassi vs Baghdatis

followed by:

Agassi vs. Pavel

Hewitt vs. Gasquet

SaFed2005
09-08-2006, 06:15 AM
mine is Federer vs. Blake... I was there for it and the level of play was just so high from both players... There were so many spectacular shots from both of them. I actually consider this to be the best match I have ever seen live and I had great seats...

njorker
09-08-2006, 04:03 PM
I have just noticed that out of all our favorite matches of the USO 06, only one has cited a FedEx match (def Blake) as his favorite. What does that exactly say about the world # 1? In everyone's opinion, he is more than likely to win this USO and yet, his matches generate the least bit excitement w/ the fans. Yes, he's that good that no one can get close enough to him to have an exciting match (exception w/ Nadal) but still, if he's the world # 1 and he's winning everything everywhere, his matches has yet to reach a maximum level of intensity.

Obviously, this post is coming from a FedEx basher. :devil: :wavey:

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-08-2006, 04:08 PM
I have just noticed that out of all our favorite matches of the USO 06, only one has cited a FedEx match (def Blake) as his favorite. What does that exactly say about the world # 1? In everyone's opinion, he is more than likely to win this USO and yet, his matches generate the least bit excitement w/ the fans. Yes, he's that good that no one can get close enough to him to have an exciting match (exception w/ Nadal) but still, if he's the world # 1 and he's winning everything everywhere, his matches has yet to reach a maximum level of intensity.

Obviously, this post is coming from a FedEx basher. :devil: :wavey:

LOL :yeah: agreed ... the Blake match was entertaining, I have to say. I hate Blake, so I was actually starting the match rooting for Federer for once, but by the end of the match, I was rooting for Blake because he was keeping it so exciting and I just didn't want it to end! It was refreshing.

stebs
09-08-2006, 04:49 PM
I have just noticed that out of all our favorite matches of the USO 06, only one has cited a FedEx match (def Blake) as his favorite. What does that exactly say about the world # 1? In everyone's opinion, he is more than likely to win this USO and yet, his matches generate the least bit excitement w/ the fans. Yes, he's that good that no one can get close enough to him to have an exciting match (exception w/ Nadal) but still, if he's the world # 1 and he's winning everything everywhere, his matches has yet to reach a maximum level of intensity.

Obviously, this post is coming from a FedEx basher. :devil: :wavey:
That's because up till the match against Blake all his matches were straight setters in which he cruised to victory. ;) His matches do generate excitment with the crowd. He is probably the biggest non-American crowd filler in the tournament apart from Sharapova.

pistolmarat
09-08-2006, 06:11 PM
Safin-Nalbandian
Youzhny-Nadal
Federer-Blake
Agassi-Baghdatis

siso
09-08-2006, 10:18 PM
Roddick v Verdasco
Nalbandian v Safin
Hewitt v Gasquet
Agassi-Baghdatis

~*BGT*~
09-08-2006, 10:35 PM
RODDICK/Hewitt.

I've never enjoyed a match more than that one.

scarecrows
09-08-2006, 10:39 PM
I havent seen too many but the performance of Youzhny against Nadal was great

also the last set of Safin-Nalbandian was thrilling

Allure
09-09-2006, 04:06 AM
Wow glad that almost everyone is listing Hewitt vs Gasquet as one of their faves. You dón't have to ask me what mine is. :devil:

{Annie}
09-09-2006, 04:15 AM
Safin - Nalbandian
Davydenko-Haas
Agassi-Baghdatis :worship: :worship:
Youzhny - Nadal - the best so far :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

njorker
09-09-2006, 08:16 AM
Wow glad that almost everyone is listing Hewitt vs Gasquet as one of their faves. You dón't have to ask me what mine is. :devil:


No surprise there. That match is just :bigclap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn9D9ZtJGr0

Doume
09-09-2006, 09:55 AM
So lovely :eek: :worship:

richie21
09-09-2006, 11:47 AM
RODDICK/Hewitt.

I've never enjoyed a match more than that one.

judging by the highlights,i would say it was a decent match....but not a fantastic one
Roddick certainly didn t impress me with his baseline play(Hewitt generally dominated him there),his shots generally lacked strenght (perhaps a tactic?) and he rarely made any winners(apart a few ones with surprinsingly his backhand) but obviously his serve was on fire so....

njorker
09-09-2006, 12:06 PM
judging by the highlights,i would say it was a decent match....but not a fantastic one
Roddick certainly didn t impress me with his baseline play(Hewitt generally dominated him there),his shots generally lack strenght (perhaps a tactic?) and he rarely made any winners(apart a few one with surprinsingly his backhand) but obviously his serve was on fire so....



I respect your opinion but in defense of ARod.......

In just a few weeks of work, five-time Open champion Connors has given Roddick a ton of confidence, in addition to encouraging him to be more aggressive. Roddick pounded 17 aces against Hewitt, considered the game's top returner, and compiled a 46-28 edge in winners.

http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/5940244

richie21
09-09-2006, 12:08 PM
I respect your opinion but in defense of ARod.......

i meant,winners which didn t come from his serves ;)

pigwave
09-09-2006, 12:12 PM
Agassi vs Baghdatis for sure

njorker
09-09-2006, 12:20 PM
i meant,winners which didn t come from his serves ;)


Oh, I see. Now I'm a bit worried if he gets to the finals...seems like he doesn't have any chance on Fed's serves, :tears: even w/ the improvements in his game.

t0x
09-09-2006, 12:39 PM
Fed Blake
Gasquet Hewitt
Agassi Baggy

^ My fave 3, out of what I've seen anyway.

Cristine
09-09-2006, 12:44 PM
Gasquet vs Hewitt, definately :inlove:

landoud
09-09-2006, 02:51 PM
Youzhny - Nadal
Federer - Blake