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Best match of RG 2008 is Ferrer-Hewitt

HeretiC
05-31-2008, 07:47 PM
Match with most votes from posters will be RG 2008 best match winner. No rules, you can vote for the match you liked the most (by suspense, quality, fav player or whatever criteria suits you). Everyone can change their opinion indefinitely as the tournament progresses(or at most until after the final), but only the last posted match will be counted as their choice. It would be neat if everyone posts their reasons why is certain match best for them.

So far my choice:

Ferrer - Hewitt

Reasons: 5 setter, every point was a real battle, suspense until the end, admiration that Hewitt played that good against natural in form clay courter and for that long despite his hip injury and lack of matches. It could have gone either way and it wouldn't have been undeserved for any of them.

Adler
05-31-2008, 07:49 PM
So far? First guess :

Djokovic - Gremelmayr

Denis played an awesome match, made Djoko work hard to get the victory. Djokovic - Odesnik for the same reason, although this one was worse

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2008, 07:49 PM
Tennis quality? Stepanek's matches for sure.

jayjay
05-31-2008, 07:50 PM
Berydch-Smeets.

It was closer than the score suggested.

Montego
05-31-2008, 07:50 PM
There haven't been spectacular matches so far during this RG, but there is still one week left.

HeretiC
05-31-2008, 07:52 PM
Tennis quality? Stepanek's matches for sure.

Which one ?

~*BGT*~
05-31-2008, 07:53 PM
I enjoyed the last set of PHM/Schwank

Action Jackson
05-31-2008, 07:56 PM
Best match might not have been played yet.

Okonsky
05-31-2008, 07:56 PM
Best match: Ferrer - Hewitt

Best performance - Stepanek the Sexy.

Best achievement - French guys

GlennMirnyi
05-31-2008, 07:56 PM
Which one ?

All his matches are pure quality man, but owning Boredo 18 games to 6 says enough.

El Legenda
05-31-2008, 07:56 PM
The Ljuboss with the comeback today :)

Tommy fan
05-31-2008, 07:57 PM
I liked PHM vs Hernandez and Hewitt vs Ferrer (Although I didn't like the result htat much.. But great match)

StevoTG
05-31-2008, 08:00 PM
1,Ferrer-Hewitt and 2,Gonzalez-Wawrinka so far IMO. Schwank-Paolo was good in patches too. I didn't see Radek's match against Robredo today but I'm guessing that was an impressive performance!

dweijnen
05-31-2008, 08:01 PM
Verdasco-Youzhny

High quality game, great points and a great Verdasco:worship:

RogerFan82
05-31-2008, 08:09 PM
Hewitt - Ferrer

dark_ambient
05-31-2008, 08:11 PM
Hewitt - Ferrer is up there. Call me subjective but i thought Federer - Montanes was a high quality match even though Federer was the one with the shots.

HeretiC
05-31-2008, 08:12 PM
Best match might not have been played yet.

That's why we can vote many times, if we wait until the last day I am sure that someone will forgot some of his previous best matches(fresher memories gets more attention).

Adler
05-31-2008, 08:18 PM
That's why we can vote many times, if we wait until the last day I am sure that someone will forgot some of his previous best matches(fresher memories gets more attention).
That's how I understood the thread. Oh, I wrote only about matches I actually did see, not the other ones

HeretiC
05-31-2008, 08:20 PM
The Ljuboss with the comeback today :)

Please write the opponent too : Ljubicic - Davydenko (it will help during counting in the end)

I liked PHM vs Hernandez and Hewitt vs Ferrer (Although I didn't like the result htat much.. But great match)

Which one is better by your oppinion ? PHM vs Hernandez or Hewitt vs Ferrer ?

bjurra
05-31-2008, 08:33 PM
Entertainment:

Moya - Schwank

Quality:

Ferrer - Hewitt

HeretiC
06-01-2008, 08:30 PM
Not impressed by todays matches at all.

flexeter
06-02-2008, 12:13 AM
From what I´ve seen I liked the Hernandez - Mathieu match

Albop
06-02-2008, 12:16 AM
Schwank Vs Moya

Acer
06-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Ferrer - Hewitt

Snoo Foo
06-02-2008, 12:21 AM
Ferrer-Hewitt although what I saw of Schwank/PHM (last 2+ sets) gets honorable mention.

mdjenders
06-02-2008, 07:59 AM
Ferrer-Hewitt was the only match so far that I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of. The 4th set tiebreak alone from the Schwank/Mathieu match makes it #2 for me.

leng jai
06-02-2008, 08:18 AM
I just can't pick one, all the matches have been sooooo good.

Turquoise
06-02-2008, 09:07 AM
For me, thus far, it's the Mathieu-Hernandez match.

JM-Del-Potro
06-02-2008, 09:14 AM
Robredo-Coria and Mathieu-Hernandez

Johnny Groove
06-02-2008, 09:22 AM
Any match with Ginepri :worship:

Fumus
06-02-2008, 01:29 PM
MTF vs. Reality

scoobs
06-02-2008, 01:40 PM
This tournament hasn't exactly set the world alight.

It worries me when I think Ljubicic vs Davydenko may be the best I've seen this tournament so far :yikes:

Fumus
06-02-2008, 01:51 PM
This tournament hasn't exactly set the world alight.

It worries me when I think Ljubicic vs Davydenko may be the best I've seen this tournament so far :yikes:

Definitely my friend, but when the top three players are far and away the best on this surface you have to think the best is yet to come.

HeretiC
06-02-2008, 05:28 PM
MTF vs. Reality

Who won? I bet there were couple of bagels involved. ;)

*Ljubica*
06-02-2008, 05:32 PM
Youzhny v Verdasco - the atmosphere on court was electric, and the match very closely contested until the final set, when Youzhny's level dropped considerably.

groundstroke
06-02-2008, 05:47 PM
The Berdych-Smeets match was a real battle.

tangerine_dream
06-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Men's tennis is in trouble when the best match of the tournament so far was on the women's side.

Johnny Groove
06-02-2008, 05:59 PM
Men's tennis is in trouble when the best match of the tournament so far was on the women's side.

Well, when only about 10% of the field actually knows how to play on clay, is this surprising?

Fumus
06-02-2008, 06:21 PM
Who won? I bet there were couple of bagels involved. ;)

Reality retired after 3 games.

asma jaouadi
06-02-2008, 06:24 PM
Benneteau vs Federer

rocketassist
06-02-2008, 07:01 PM
Men's tennis is in trouble when the best match of the tournament so far was on the women's side.

Two Russian ballbashing mugs, nothing special.

Almagro-Murray, was high quality tennis.

Gonzalez88
06-02-2008, 08:16 PM
Verdasco vs Youzhny
Ferrer vs Hewitt
Ferrer vs Stepanek

safinalium
06-02-2008, 09:35 PM
Ferrer vs Hewitt so far

Btw, did you watch Safina beating Sharapova today? I know it's WTA but it was such a good game, really high quality of tennis (better than a lot of ATP matches ;) )

Ivanatis
06-02-2008, 09:45 PM
from what I've seen so far:
Mathieu - Schwank

Turbosupermario
06-02-2008, 11:58 PM
Sharapova - Safina.

NyGeL
06-03-2008, 12:58 AM
from what i've saw: Schwank vs Mathieu

but seems like Ferrer vs Hewitt and Wawrinka vs Gonzalez might have been good

EternalxJourney
06-03-2008, 01:16 AM
Stepanek vs Ferrer

I'm loving Radek's S&V style. Good tournament for him.

JediFed
06-03-2008, 03:00 AM
Benneteau vs Federer. It had it all, thrills, suspense, non-stop action. Brilliant winners, long rallies, crisp serves. The outcome was entirely undecided until the last few points and could have gone either way. Both players played to the best of their abilities. UE almost entirely absent. What more could you ask for in a tennis match?

~*BGT*~
06-03-2008, 03:45 AM
Shriek vs Safina the ShriekKilla. :haha:

leng jai
06-03-2008, 03:46 AM
Shriek vs Safina the ShriekKilla. :haha:

Did Safina win :D ?

~*BGT*~
06-03-2008, 03:50 AM
Did Safina win :D ?

I don't call her ShriekKilla for nothing. ;) The Shriek served for the match at 5-3 in the second set and had a MP. Dinara pushed her from side to side before hitting a beautiful BH DTL and breaking. The Shriek had a 5-2 lead in the 2nd set TB before losing it and broke first game of the 3rd set before Little Marat steamrolled her way to a 6-2 win. :haha:

leng jai
06-03-2008, 03:51 AM
Awesome :haha: :haha:

~*BGT*~
06-03-2008, 03:57 AM
Oh, she got booed on the way out. :D

The Shriek's shrieks made the front page of Yahoo. Here's the picture they used:

http://l.yimg.com/a/i/ww/news/2008/06/02/sharapova2.jpg

And the title: Sharapova's Screeching Halt

asma jaouadi
06-03-2008, 07:18 PM
GULBIS vs DJOKOVIC
a veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice match

Jaap
06-03-2008, 07:20 PM
N.Almagro vs A.Murray.

Merton
06-03-2008, 07:24 PM
Gonzalez-Wawrinka hands down for me. :shrug: PHM-Schwank was also very good.

stebs
06-03-2008, 07:28 PM
How people can even talk about Sharapova vs Safina as more entertaining than mens tennis baffles me. I don't hate WTA as much as many in here but god the movement was unbeliavably poor. I am not joking when I say I don't think either of those players would hit a clean winner off the ground vs a top 10 ATP player in a five set match. The contest was good in terms of fight and determination but the tennis sucked, two players hitting and it was a winner if it was anywhere near the line because Safina's movement in general and Sharapova's on clay especially is dreadful.

Best mens match? I hope it is yet to come. Ferrer playing well vs Federer or Djokovic playing well vs Nadal will be it I like to think. If either of these happen there will be some quality.

azza
06-03-2008, 07:30 PM
Match with most votes from posters will be RG 2008 best match winner. No rules, you can vote for the match you liked the most (by suspense, quality, fav player or whatever criteria suits you). Everyone can change their opinion indefinitely as the tournament progresses(or at most until after the final), but only the last posted match will be counted as their choice. It would be neat if everyone posts their reasons why is certain match best for them.

So far my choice:

Ferrer - Hewitt

Reasons: 5 setter, every point was a real battle, suspense until the end, admiration that Hewitt played that good against natural in form clay courter and for that long despite his hip injury and lack of matches. It could have gone either way and it wouldn't have been undeserved for any of them.

Incase you havnt noticed.

The FO is still going...

Merton
06-03-2008, 07:33 PM
How people can even talk about Sharapova vs Safina as more entertaining than mens tennis baffles me. I don't hate WTA as much as many in here but god the movement was unbeliavably poor. I am not joking when I say I don't think either of those players would hit a clean winner off the ground vs a top 10 ATP player in a five set match. The contest was good in terms of fight and determination but the tennis sucked, two players hitting and it was a winner if it was anywhere near the line because Safina's movement in general and Sharapova's on clay especially is dreadful.

Best mens match? I hope it is yet to come. Ferrer playing well vs Federer or Djokovic playing well vs Nadal will be it I like to think. If either of these happen there will be some quality.

Believe it or not, there are clowns that claim that at her best Sharapova can take a set from Nadal or Ferrer on clay by overpowering them. :haha: I doubt she can take 2 games against the King, and that is when the King has a bad day.

stebs
06-03-2008, 07:38 PM
Believe it or not, there are clowns that claim that at her best Sharapova can take a set from Nadal or Ferrer on clay by overpowering them. :haha: I doubt she can take 2 games against the King, and that is when the King has a bad day.

:lol: Well these people obviously don't know about the beatings the Williams sisters got from that guy consecutively. Braasch maybe? I know he was ranked around 200 at the time.

In all seriousness though Sharapova would definately be getting double bagelled by Nadal on clay even if the Spainard played poorly.

~*BGT*~
06-03-2008, 07:39 PM
How people can even talk about Sharapova vs Safina as more entertaining than mens tennis baffles me. I don't hate WTA as much as many in here but god the movement was unbeliavably poor. I am not joking when I say I don't think either of those players would hit a clean winner off the ground vs a top 10 ATP player in a five set match. The contest was good in terms of fight and determination but the tennis sucked, two players hitting and it was a winner if it was anywhere near the line because Safina's movement in general and Sharapova's on clay especially is dreadful.

The result. ;)

Ivanatis
06-03-2008, 09:58 PM
:lol: Well these people obviously don't know about the beatings the Williams sisters got from that guy consecutively. Braasch maybe? I know he was ranked around 200 at the time.


Yes, Braasch. These two sets are probably for what his career will be remembered most ;)

Action Jackson
06-03-2008, 09:59 PM
:lol: Well these people obviously don't know about the beatings the Williams sisters got from that guy consecutively. Braasch maybe? I know he was ranked around 200 at the time.

In all seriousness though Sharapova would definately be getting double bagelled by Nadal on clay even if the Spainard played poorly.

I saw the sets, it was great stuff. He was smoking at the change of ends and the guys were egging him on.

rofe
06-03-2008, 10:01 PM
Nadal v/s Nico. I doubt the remaining matches could top that. It was Nadal at his devastating best. I have never seen him mow down competition like that. :inlove:

Johnny Groove
06-03-2008, 10:05 PM
Nadal v/s Nico. I doubt the remaining matches could top that. It was Nadal at his devastating best. I have never seen him mow down competition like that. :inlove:

I am sure that such a beatdown gave you a massive hard-on

Tennis-Engineer
06-03-2008, 10:34 PM
Australian Open had much more exciting matches until this round.Boring Grand slam so far.

MacTheKnife
06-03-2008, 10:59 PM
I'm hoping it hasn't been played yet.. If we've already seen the best match in the tournament, I'm disappointed in this year's event..

r2473
06-03-2008, 11:00 PM
Believe it or not, there are clowns that claim that at her best Sharapova can take a set from Nadal or Ferrer on clay by overpowering them. :haha: I doubt she can take 2 games against the King, and that is when the King has a bad day.

I doubt she can take 2 points against the king. Almagro barely got 3 games in 3 sets today.

r2473
06-03-2008, 11:07 PM
:lol: Well these people obviously don't know about the beatings the Williams sisters got from that guy consecutively. Braasch maybe? I know he was ranked around 200 at the time.

In all seriousness though Sharapova would definately be getting double bagelled by Nadal on clay even if the Spainard played poorly.

WILLIAMS SISTERS DISCOVER MEN ARE BETTER PLAYERS

MELBOURNE -- Venus and Serena Williams discovered they're no match for the men on the ATP tennis tour, at least not yet.

In an impromptu 'Battle of the Sexes' at the Australian Open yesterday, first Serena, then Venus challenged No 203 Karsten Braasch to a set apiece, and he beat them both.

Serena fell 6-1, Venus 6-2. They played as intensely as they could, while Braasch performed with gentlemanly restraint.

"It was extremely hard," said the 16-year-old Serena. "I didn't know it would be that hard. I hit shots that would have been winners on the women's tour and he got to them easily."

That didn't stop her from boasting that "this time next year I'll beat him. I have to pump some weight . . . I have to work hard to be on the men's tour."

Venus, 17, wasn't about to concede too much either, especially since she broke Braasch's serve once.

"I can beat men in the 300s and up," she said. "He thought we couldn't get a point. He didn't think we could play. We showed him we could."

Asked if she might not want to take on players on the senior tour, or retired men as Billie-Jean King did against 1939 Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs in their ballyhooed 'Battle of the Sexes' in 1973, Venus shook her beaded head.

"I'm going for the young guns," she said.

Braasch smiled at their claims.

"Against anyone in the top 500, no chance," Braasch said, "because I was playing like 600 today."

The sister act played Braasch on Court 12 in the boondocks of the Australian Open complex. A few hundred fans and players who wandered by witnessed the event along with a crowd of media. No umpire, no linesmen, no ball boys, no scoreboard. And no prize money or bets. Only pride was at stake.

It all started a few days ago when the Williams sisters wandered into the ATP tour office at the Australian Open and boldly claimed they could beat any of the men ranked 200 or above. The bespectacled Braasch, a German who has sunk in the rankings after reaching 38 in 1994, happened to be in the office and took up the challenge.

Venus was still in the tournament at the time so a match was set between Serena and Braasch for Sunday. Rain postponed that until yesterday and with the sun shining Serena and Braasch showed up ready to defend the honour of their sexes.

At least that's how Serena saw it. For Braasch, it was a joke. He never even considered the possibility he might be ridiculed by the other men players if he lost.

"Everyone knew that there's no chance for them," he said. "They were talking to me, that I should go out and beat them by as much as possible. They said make it 24 points and go off the court."

He played, he said, for fun, "because tennis doesn't have to be serious, especially when you're out of the tournament." Braasch lost last week in the singles and doubles.

When Riggs lost to King at the Houston Astrodome, there was a crowd of more than 30 000 -- the biggest in tennis history. That nationally televised exhibition, four months after Riggs' 'Mother's Day Massacre' of Margaret Court, did more to establish women's tennis than any other match or tournament.

The Williams sisters, in their way, are bringing new life to the women's tour, even if they couldn't beat Braasch. Venus reached the final of the US Open and the quarters here. Serena has beaten three top 10 players since turning pro a few months ago. Each has the personality and flash to make the sport more popular than ever.

Braasch, a left-handed junk ball expert with a convoluted service motion, won the first five games against Serena. He ran her dizzy all over the court, showing her a befuddling assortment of spins.

He could have hit harder if he wanted, taken her out of points sooner, but as her unofficial coach, Nick Bollettieri, noted at courtside, "He's being kind to her."

Venus, who had just changed into jeans after losing in the women's quarter-finals to Lindsay Davenport, showed up at Court 12 late and saw her sister getting trounced.

"I'd definitely take this guy on," she said. When Braasch held at love to 5-0, Venus' competitiveness got the better of her.

"Maybe I should go get dressed," she said to Bollettieri. "What do you think, Nick?"

"Go for it," he answered.

Venus raced across Melbourne Park, her multi-coloured beads flying among the surprised fans. She changed quickly and raced right back, arriving out of breath just as Serena won her only game when Braasch netted a backhand after a couple of deuces.

The small crowd roared for Serena, but Braasch closed out the set with an ace a few moments later.

As Serena and Braasch shook hands, Venus entered the court and issued her own challenge to Braasch.

Venus had as little success as Serena when the match got under way. She lost her first service game at love, managed only one point on Braasch's serve and dropped her next serve.

But after going down 4-0, Venus held serve at love as Braasch hit several errors.

Perhaps boredom was setting in because Braasch then lost his own serve to 4-2 when Venus cracked a sizzling forehand past him on her second break point.

Braasch wasn't about to let the set get away. He stepped up his pace a bit, overpowered Venus on her serve and closed out the match with an ace.

"I took at least 50 per cent off my serve," Braasch said.

"I came out with a few hard ones, but not too much because then it's not fun anymore and it was supposed to be fun." -- Sapa-AP

tangerine_dream
06-03-2008, 11:13 PM
:lol: It's pretty funny to see a grown man feeling threatened by two punk teenaged girls talking smack. I can't believe he actually took them seriously.

oz_boz
06-04-2008, 12:09 AM
Braasch knew he would beat them easily, so surely he was not feeling threatened. If he felt really scared he certainly would not have played - just be smacktalking back, going on like Vijay Singh about female golfers. Hard to imagine anyone not giving the sisters a lesson after their alking such bs.

As for the TQ, really boring RG this year...I expect 1 entertaining set in all, the competitive one between Nadal and Djokovic.

ThizServe
06-04-2008, 12:11 AM
The Ljuboss with the comeback today :)

true that

Voo de Mar
06-04-2008, 12:13 AM
I felt something in the 4th set of the match between Mathieu and Schwank. Almost all the rest has been a piece of crap :(

HeretiC
06-06-2008, 07:23 PM
Only 1 match left and I am still at my original choice. Judging by the past RG finals between Nadal and Federer and their current form and showings in the SF's I highly doubt it will be the best match of RG 2008.

Adler
06-06-2008, 07:27 PM
Only 1 match left and I am still at my original choice. Judging by the past RG finals between Nadal and Federer and their current form and showings in the SF's I highly doubt it will be the best match of RG 2008.
Negative. We're about to witness either a beatdown or a massive choke

groundstroke
06-06-2008, 08:24 PM
Federer - Monfils by far.

HeretiC
06-09-2008, 10:30 AM
Well, thats it: end of RG 2008 , and the situation is quite the same as it was 1 week ago. The match who got the most votes is Ferrer-Hewitt and the runner up is Mathieu-Schwank, 3rd place for Verdasco-Youzhny and Mathieu-Hernandez.

Okonsky
06-09-2008, 10:32 AM
Good job HeretiC!

HeretiC
06-09-2008, 10:35 AM
Good job HeretiC!

Thanks, there wasn't any changes in the 2nd week so it wasn't difficult to count votes.

leng jai
06-09-2008, 10:38 AM
The fact that this was undisputedly the best match just highlights how diabolically bad this RG has been.

Acer
06-09-2008, 10:39 AM
Deserving winner

krystlel
06-09-2008, 10:44 AM
The best match for me was Murray-Almagro. I wasn't able to watch it live but I watched all of it the day after it was played on TTC website.

HeretiC
06-09-2008, 10:50 AM
The best match for me was Murray-Almagro, I watched all of it although the day after it was played on TTC website.

If you voted earlier that match would have been sharing the 3rd place too.

Hola Mr. SK
06-09-2008, 12:25 PM
In terms of fighting spirit,yes! But for me, the best goes to the Rafa-Joke semi.