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Nominations for best "Best of 5 set" match of 2009

~*BGT*~
11-24-2009, 03:15 AM
A continuation of this (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=9347648#post9347648) thread. Nominations open through the DC final. I nominate:

AO SF: Nadal df Verdasco 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-7(1), 6-4
AO final: Nadal df Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2
Wimbledon final: Federer df Roddick 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14
USO final: JMDP df Federer 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-7(4), 2-6

Snoo Foo
11-24-2009, 03:17 AM
USO 1R: Lapentti def. Wawrinka 4-6 3-6 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 6-3

~*BGT*~
11-24-2009, 03:33 AM
^^ Ah yes. I always love a good comeback :yeah:

Johnny Groove
11-24-2009, 03:35 AM
Hewitt-Gonzalez at the AO
Gonzalez-Richie at the AO
Nando-Murray at the AO purely for the MTF LOL factor
Soderling-Gonzalez at RG
Fed-JMDP at RG
Ouanna-Safin at RG
Roddick-Hewitt at Wimbledon
Murray-Wawrinka I thought was pretty good under the lights
Ferrero-Gonzalez at Wimbledon
Cilic-Querrey at Wimbledon
Cilic-Haas at Wimbledon
Fed-Roddick final
Fed-JMDP at USO
Verdasco-Haas at USO
Isner-Roddick at USO

Fiberlight1
11-24-2009, 03:46 AM
Nadal-Verdasco or Gonzo-Gasquet.

One of those.

Turquoise
11-24-2009, 03:49 AM
AO final: Nadal def. Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2

~*BGT*~
11-24-2009, 04:02 AM
Oh, and it doesn't have to be just 5 setters, people :lol:

Fiberlight1
11-24-2009, 04:10 AM
Oh, and it doesn't have to be just 5 setters, people :lol:

They're usually the best :)

MalwareDie
11-24-2009, 04:44 AM
Hewitt-Gonzalez at the AO
Gonzalez-Richie at the AO
Nando-Murray at the AO purely for the MTF LOL factor
Soderling-Gonzalez at RG
Fed-JMDP at RG
Ouanna-Safin at RG
Roddick-Hewitt at Wimbledon
Murray-Wawrinka I thought was pretty good under the lights
Ferrero-Gonzalez at Wimbledon
Cilic-Querrey at Wimbledon
Cilic-Haas at Wimbledon
Fed-Roddick final
Fed-JMDP at USO
Verdasco-Haas at USO
Isner-Roddick at USO

Most of these sucked @$$.

brief
11-24-2009, 05:57 AM
Nadal-Verdasco or Gonzo-Gasquet.

One of those.

Agreed. Also: Santoro-Kohlschreiber.

Snoo Foo
11-24-2009, 06:06 AM
Sela def. Vinciguerra 4-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 11-9

alter ego
11-24-2009, 08:15 AM
Soderling - Nadal 6–2, 6–7(2), 6–4, 7–6(2)

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Sophocles
11-24-2009, 09:50 AM
Nadal-Verdasco at A.O., Federer-JMDP, Soderling-Nadal, Soderling-Gonzo at R.G., Haas-Cilic, Roddick-Murray at Wimbledon, nothing at U.S.O. except the best beatdown (JMDP-Nadal).

Nathaliia
11-24-2009, 10:09 AM
Fed vs. Pony at USO... a lesson to all the kids about the bad arrogant champion and a young battlin hamburger eater who eventually clinches this

rhinooooo
11-24-2009, 10:42 AM
Gasquet/Gonzo at the Aussie Open

jonas
11-24-2009, 11:39 AM
Soderling - Nadal 6–2, 6–7(2), 6–4, 7–6(2)

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When I look at those highlights, I still hardly can believe Söderling won that match. Amazing. I can buy that Rafa didn't play at top level, but that he was injured? Tell me what kind of injury allows you to run like that?

However, my nominees are:

Robin vs Rafa FO
Robin vs Gonzo FO
Nadal vs Verdasco AO
Federer vs Del Potro FO
Gonzo vs Gasquet AO
Haas vs Cilic Wimby

Lalalovesong
11-24-2009, 11:43 AM
AO SF: Nadal df Verdasco 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-7(1), 6-4 This one yes yes yes.

But Madrid Masters sf was as stunning when Nadal def Djokovic. ( I think that was the most memorable one) It was not a five-setter, but it took rafa more than four hours.

McAlistar
11-24-2009, 11:47 AM
Has to be the US Open final, Del Potros flat forehands were incredible.

Echoes
11-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Navarro-Dent at USO

LucasArg
11-24-2009, 12:00 PM
USO Final.

SerenaFederer
11-24-2009, 12:02 PM
uso final :rolleyes: and that rafa-soderling match....wow

Dini
11-24-2009, 01:12 PM
Most worthy five setters have been mentioned (Rafa def. Verdasco AO, JMDP def. Fed USO, Fed def. Roddick Wimbledon) and I agree with those choices.

Best four setters this year to me have to be:

Soderling def. Nadal RG R4 - the shock value and Robin's mental strength (kept going at it and never hesitated).
Fed def. Soderling USO QF - high quality stuff from both. First two sets admittedly was mostly FedBot in action but Sod did so, so, so well to hold his own and more in the last two sets. Lots of breathtaking winners and variety from both. Could have easily been a five setter.
Roddick def. Murray Wimbledon SF - came down to a couple of points in the end. The more clutch player on those points, volleying out of this world when it mattered the most, won.

MurrayFan1
11-24-2009, 01:26 PM
Nadal-Verdasco AO
Gonzalez-Gasquet AO
Nadal-Federer AO
Federer-Del Potro USO

No real order.

Cheeky Chick
11-24-2009, 01:29 PM
Wimbledon final

Roddick v Federer

duong
11-24-2009, 01:31 PM
for game level : USO final

for pleasure : Verdasco-Haas USO

Yves.
11-24-2009, 01:53 PM
Ancic def Karlovic
Gonzalez def Gasquet
Nadal def Verdasco
Nadal def Federer
Sela def Vinciguerra
Hewitt def Karlovic
Ouanna def Safin
Federer def Roddick
Isner def Roddick
Del Potro def Federer
Stepanek def Karlovic

MurrayFan1
11-24-2009, 03:02 PM
Ancic def Karlovic
Gonzalez def Gasquet
Nadal def Verdasco
Nadal def Federer
Sela def Vinciguerra
Hewitt def Karlovic
Ouanna def Safin
Federer def Roddick
Isner def Roddick
Del Potro def Federer
Stepanek def Karlovic

This was also really decent! Almost cashed with the start of the Champion's League final as well :mad:

I loved when the crowd were booing Safin he waved his arms as if to say "come on, I can't hear you!"

Montego
11-24-2009, 05:21 PM
I don't know which were the best, but I know during which matches I was sitting on the edge of my armchair (no particular order):

Nadal def. Verdasco AO
Federer def. Del Potro RG
Del Potro def. Federer USO


If you exclude drama from the Wimbledon final - it must have been the most boring match between two top players in the last 100 years in Wimby.

ChinoRios4Ever
11-24-2009, 05:49 PM
Gasquet/Gonzo at the Aussie Open

No doubt. :yeah:

Burrow
11-24-2009, 06:47 PM
sad to think that by some, roddick was volleying 'out of this world'...

come on...

i can't remember the amount of times he hit the same down the line backhand volley to be forehand passed by Murray

he mixed it up quite well, by his standards, and a lot of the time it payed off, but he was far from volleying out of this world.

ad-out
11-24-2009, 07:07 PM
I loved when the crowd were booing Safin he waved his arms as if to say "come on, I can't hear you!"

I was thinking of this match as well but it had such a horrible ending... :sobbing:

propi
11-24-2009, 11:28 PM
AUS and US Open finals :yeah:
Amazing tennis from Rafa and, finally, from Del Potro, who, to everyone's surprise, got the Grand Slam before than Murray :worship: :bounce:

BEBE91
11-24-2009, 11:29 PM
Nadal def. Verdasco Australian Open
Gonzo def. Gasquet Australian Open
Nadal def. Federer Australian Open
JMDP def. Fed USO
Roddick def. Hewitt Wimbledon
Soderling def. Ferrer RG

RGK
11-25-2009, 08:05 AM
Nadal-Nando AO- Amazing!
Murray-Stan W
Fed-Sod-RG-Fed officaly become to the greatest ever.

oranges
11-25-2009, 11:21 AM
Gasquet-Gonzalez AO

adingh
11-25-2009, 11:35 AM
Dent - Navarro at USO was quite a match too.

~*BGT*~
12-01-2009, 04:46 AM
Bump :)

.-Federers_Mate-.
12-01-2009, 07:47 AM
Wimbledon final

Roddick v Federer :o
Australian open semi,HANDS DOWN
Night session,sold out:worship:
Two good friends :worship:
Never been to hardcourt gs final
Verdasco motivated (the whole Agassi thing) 1st semi
they had good outfits
commentating
angles
rallies
3 points are the points of the year
with out a doubt the best match of this decade :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

heres proof http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51qZe8WsVOo

latso
12-01-2009, 08:01 AM
1. Verdasco - Murray AO
2. Verdasco - Nadal AO
3. Federer - Haas RG

Also Federer's crowning in RG against Soderling is one to remember, especially the TB was rally impressive stuff form the Master.

But Verdasco's break through in AO was a couple of matches i had huge satisfaction watching, from all the possible points of view - tennis wise and drama wise.

Fed-Rod in Wimby, was long and boring. Terrible match.

TheMightyFed
12-01-2009, 08:33 AM
Verdasco-Nadal AO (out of this world stamina and power, mmmmh)
Fed-Del Potro RG (great suspense given what was at stake for Fed)
Fed-Del Potro USO (Fed placement and footwork anihilated by JMDP's sheer power and mental fortitude)

Sophocles
12-01-2009, 08:45 AM
Honourable mention to a high-quality, competitive 3-setter in which both players used the full dimensions of the court, namely Federer-Haas semi at Wimbledon. Nice picture here too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dctc8_RnhJk

Murraylicious
12-01-2009, 11:30 AM
AO SF: Nadal df Verdasco 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-7(1), 6-4

UsD.AnDreS
12-01-2009, 12:16 PM
:o
Australian open semi,HANDS DOWN
Night session,sold out:worship:
Two good friends :worship:
Never been to hardcourt gs final
Verdasco motivated (the whole Agassi thing) 1st semi
they had good outfits
commentating
angles
rallies
3 points are the points of the year
with out a doubt the best match of this decade :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:

heres proof http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51qZe8WsVOo


agreed fully and undoubtedly.
I regret that I couldnt watch it live,but when I watched it - I did it with opened mouth sometimes.Just couldnt believe in what I saw

Start da Game
12-01-2009, 12:21 PM
my nomination.......

AO final: Nadal df Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2

nothing can beat this match.......fighting for 5 hours in the semifinal and fighting for another 5 hours in the final.......no joke......

Jimnik
12-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Wimby R3: Ferrero def Gonzalez 4-6 7-5 6-4 4-6 6-4 :bounce:

duong
12-01-2009, 01:58 PM
But Verdasco's break through in AO was a couple of matches i had huge satisfaction watching, from all the possible points of view - tennis wise and drama wise.

Verdasco in the USO also had a very interesting way : against Haas very pleasant match, but also against Isner there was a lot of drama.

it's a pity that he was not fit against Djokovic

Harmless
12-01-2009, 09:18 PM
I think no one yet mentioned JCF-Santoro in Wimbledon Rd2.
More for the emotional atmosphere though. :sad:

Also, I strangely enjoyed Murray-Wawrinka under the roof.

And how about that 5xTB Karlovic-Stepanek match in the DC, I felt tortured, yet unable to stop watching. :worship:

duong
12-01-2009, 09:31 PM
I think no one yet mentioned JCF-Santoro in Wimbledon Rd2.
More for the emotional atmosphere though. :sad:


yes also in Melbourne night-match, Santoro making huge points (and winning :p ), it was great :yeah:

in US Open it was less good even though the end was more emotional for me as this time it was really the dead end :sad:

Far far far sadder for me than about Safin to say the truth, as for Safin it's rather a joy to go, I guess :lol:

For Santoro it represented so much :hearts: : an allegory of getting old and even dying in my mind, always something which upsets me now :sad: