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Which was the best Fedal match in Roland Garros??

Matt-TennisFan24
12-12-2011, 01:45 AM
As we all know, Roger and Rafa met many times at the French Open. Neither of them though was a true classic, but in spite of that, some were high-quality matches. But which one do you consider the best they played in Paris??

By the way, this is not a thread to bash Roger, I'm a Roger fan myself and some of these losses were heart-breaking! Let's just analyse the matches

Topspindoctor
12-12-2011, 01:46 AM
2008 :drool:

emotion
12-12-2011, 01:46 AM
2006 followed by 2011, though both had much choking

Naudio Spanlatine
12-12-2011, 01:51 AM
2008 :drool:

:devil:

but seriously it was 2006 & 2011(actually 2011 was very much entertaining IMO)

EliSter
12-12-2011, 01:52 AM
2008. a joy to behold.

RafaNadal2012!!!
12-12-2011, 01:53 AM
Quality from both- 2006
Nadal best quality- 2008
Federer best quality- 2006

Pirata.
12-12-2011, 01:55 AM
:o

SetSampras
12-12-2011, 01:59 AM
All beat downs.. Yawn.

Thats like saying which Roddick-Fed match was the best.. ROFL.. Who cares.. Roddick lost every time. Good matches are those that bring an element of excitement and uncertainty. It was certain who would win every French Open match between Nadal and Fed. nadal was bound to come out the victor

Johnny Groove
12-12-2011, 02:00 AM
05 for me.

Logical
12-12-2011, 08:57 AM
2008 massacre :lol: :worship:

leng jai
12-12-2011, 11:34 AM
All of them are failures when it comes to a tennis spectacle.

2008 is better than most sitcoms for comic relief.

Certinfy
12-12-2011, 11:41 AM
2008.

Sophocles
12-12-2011, 11:48 AM
There is no determining the order of precedence between a louse & a flea.

ZaZoo)
12-12-2011, 11:55 AM
2008, they were all nid but 2008 at least had some entertaining value.

Egreen
12-12-2011, 02:15 PM
2006 final.

stewietennis
12-12-2011, 09:02 PM
All beat downs.. Yawn.

Thats like saying which Roddick-Fed match was the best.. ROFL.. Who cares.. Roddick lost every time.

I thought the Andy-Roger Wimbledon final was pretty good. Although Federer was the heavy favourite, the better player and had history behind him, I would still rank that match higher than any Federer-Nadal FO match or any Djokovic final.

GSMnadal
12-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Have to vote for the match that had the best clay performance the world has ever seen

shiaben
12-12-2011, 09:41 PM
:o

Symptoms of a ticked Fed fan :)

Anyways, I'd have to go with the recent. He could have taken the first set, but Nadal was mentally tough and his defense got the best of Federer.

abraxas21
12-12-2011, 11:37 PM
federer should have beaten pocahontas at least once.

how can he lose to such an untalented moonballer is beyond any logical explanations

Topspindoctor
12-12-2011, 11:47 PM
federer should have beaten pocahontas at least once.

how can he lose to such an untalented moonballer is beyond any logical explanations

I guess your God isn't as talented as you think to have lost to a mug moonballer 4 times in RG finals :superlol:

paseo
12-13-2011, 12:11 AM
Why did you have to say "don't vote for this one"? I automatically vote for it just because of that sentence alone.

Matt-TennisFan24
12-13-2011, 12:51 AM
Why did you have to say "don't vote for this one"? I automatically vote for it just because of that sentence alone.

Lol yes, not very smart from me. Actually it ended up being the most voted option. Please, guys, this is not a thread for Rafa fans only :rolleyes:

But ignoring that option, it's a close battle between the 2011 (12 votes) and the 2006 finals (11 votes). I agree those two were their best matches, but I cant decide which either.

Naudio Spanlatine
12-13-2011, 01:35 AM
I guess your God isn't as talented as you think to have lost to a mug moonballer 4 times in RG finals :superlol:

the poor guy needs a diaper change, hes gonna get a nasty baby rash if he dont stop whining:baby: :awww:

Hewitt =Legend
12-13-2011, 03:06 AM
The first one.

After that, the lefty topspin forehand kicking up to the single handed backhand and pouncing on the short reply got a wee bit boring...

Tennisfan26
12-13-2011, 03:15 AM
2011 - so important for Nadal after Rome and Madrid losses =D

MIMIC
12-13-2011, 08:51 PM
I'm voting for 2008 :wavey:

guga2120
12-13-2011, 09:23 PM
2008, obvioulsy

Sham Kay
12-14-2011, 05:33 PM
The one that involve a bit of this:


http://images.sportsline.com/images/spin/spun/spun-612.jpg


Crap. I'm a masochist.

ossie
12-14-2011, 06:25 PM
none of them were really great, maybe 2011 where fed put up a struggle, for a bit, kinda, yea..

Sham Kay
12-14-2011, 07:11 PM
Fed is Fed. An absolute beatdown is a rarity, and for some reason the 2008 Final was enjoyable.

Sophocles
12-15-2011, 10:43 AM
Actually, despite being a Fed fan I'm going to say 2008, just because, Federer's abysmal play notwithstanding, it was one of the great slam final performances of the Open era, & the best performance in an R.G. final along with Laver in '69 & maybe one of Borg's (though Borg at R.G. was hard to appreciate, as the technology confined him to rallying until the other guy made a mistake). The other ones were all predictable & much of a muchness - Fed having his moments, then choking.

!VamosRafa!
12-15-2011, 06:28 PM
2008 :worship: :drool:

allpro
12-15-2011, 06:33 PM
Actually, despite being a Fed fan I'm going to say 2008, just because, Federer's abysmal play notwithstanding, it was one of the great slam final performances of the Open era, & the best performance in an R.G. final along with Laver in '69 & maybe one of Borg's (though Borg at R.G. was hard to appreciate, as the technology confined him to rallying until the other guy made a mistake). The other ones were all predictable & much of a muchness - Fed having his moments, then choking.

well said.

EddieNero
12-16-2011, 03:04 PM
Every single final was horrible tennis-wise.

Naudio Spanlatine
12-16-2011, 04:42 PM
because fed loss to rafa so many times on RG................oh me oh my such a tragedy:tears:

Lucilla
12-16-2011, 05:24 PM
2008 :devil:

freeandlonely
12-16-2011, 10:29 PM
They are all shit.

n8
12-17-2011, 05:38 AM
I just don't see how Roland Garros 2005 and 2006 were predicable at the time. In hindsight, maybe.

In 2005 it was their first meeting on clay and in a Grand Slam. Head to head was 1-1. Federer was 14-1 on the clay season and the majority of bookies had him as slight favourite.

In 2006, sure Nadal was 5-1 in the head-to-head, but their last 3 matches had been oh so close. 6-4 in the 3rd in Dubai, 7-6(5) in the 4th in Monte Carlo, 7-6(5) in the 5th in Rome.

Even 2007, Federer beat Nadal in their last tournament (Hamburg).

I love their Roland Garros semi-final 2005. Rarely before had a semi-final in a Grand Slam been more like a final than this one.

2003
12-17-2011, 09:24 AM
I love their Roland Garros semi-final 2005. Rarely before had a semi-final in a Grand Slam been more like a final than this one.

Umm, the very most previous Grand Slam, Australian Open 2005, Safin Fed. If that wasnt a final within a semi final, I dont quite know what would be.

HKz
12-17-2011, 10:43 AM
All beat downs.. Yawn.

Thats like saying which Roddick-Fed match was the best.. ROFL.. Who cares.. Roddick lost every time. Good matches are those that bring an element of excitement and uncertainty. It was certain who would win every French Open match between Nadal and Fed. nadal was bound to come out the victor

At least Federer made French Open finals :rolleyes:

For me, 2006 probably had the most drama considering how easily Federer took the opening set and obviously since it was his first real chance to hold all 4 majors had he won the match. 2005 was an interesting match obviously since they had only met twice before splitting their matches. I thought Federer would take the match considering how Nadal let Miami slip away, so I thought perhaps if the match got tight, Nadal would be the one to falter mentally. 2007, on the other hand, was just sad. Federer's backhand that year was perfect for the occasion. He had beaten Nadal to end the 81 clay winning streak just a few weeks prior and was playing pretty aggressively. In general he had the right game plan, but obviously he was mentally poor when it came to all those break chances. 2008 needs no explanation, Rafael was just too good while Federer just couldn't get into the match. However, I actually thought the match was going to be very close, considering that Federer actually had a lot of chances to win Monte Carlo and Hamburg but he blew like 3 sets in those two matches after leading with breaks of serve. 2011 I guess can be compared to 2007. Somewhat lackadaisical play from Nadal, while Federer's backhand holding up adequately. The match would have been 10000 x more interesting had Federer taken the first set when he actually served for it. But like a broken record, he was bound to lose his advantage. Still, it was an entertaining match as Nadal couldn't hurt Federer's backhand as much as he had in the past and Federer came up with some great runs during the match.

I actually think that the pair will meet for next year's French Open. If that is the case, I will be very excited for that. Sure, Federer will continue to age and his mentally block against Nadal (at least on clay) won't disappear any time soon, however, his backhand is still relatively improving against Nadal. If anything, since 2008, Federer's forehand and his inability to produce first serves at the most opportune moments have been his downfall.

nalbyfan
12-17-2011, 11:47 AM
They are all shit.

True. All were boring matchs : no game, no passion, no enthusiasm, no attitude...

Matt-TennisFan24
12-17-2011, 10:20 PM
At least Federer made French Open finals :rolleyes:

For me, 2006 probably had the most drama considering how easily Federer took the opening set and obviously since it was his first real chance to hold all 4 majors had he won the match. 2005 was an interesting match obviously since they had only met twice before splitting their matches. I thought Federer would take the match considering how Nadal let Miami slip away, so I thought perhaps if the match got tight, Nadal would be the one to falter mentally. 2007, on the other hand, was just sad. Federer's backhand that year was perfect for the occasion. He had beaten Nadal to end the 81 clay winning streak just a few weeks prior and was playing pretty aggressively. In general he had the right game plan, but obviously he was mentally poor when it came to all those break chances. 2008 needs no explanation, Rafael was just too good while Federer just couldn't get into the match. However, I actually thought the match was going to be very close, considering that Federer actually had a lot of chances to win Monte Carlo and Hamburg but he blew like 3 sets in those two matches after leading with breaks of serve. 2011 I guess can be compared to 2007. Somewhat lackadaisical play from Nadal, while Federer's backhand holding up adequately. The match would have been 10000 x more interesting had Federer taken the first set when he actually served for it. But like a broken record, he was bound to lose his advantage. Still, it was an entertaining match as Nadal couldn't hurt Federer's backhand as much as he had in the past and Federer came up with some great runs during the match.

I actually think that the pair will meet for next year's French Open. If that is the case, I will be very excited for that. Sure, Federer will continue to age and his mentally block against Nadal (at least on clay) won't disappear any time soon, however, his backhand is still relatively improving against Nadal. If anything, since 2008, Federer's forehand and his inability to produce first serves at the most opportune moments have been his downfall.

:worship: The best post of my thread :worship:

Completely agree with everything you said

Corey Feldman
12-17-2011, 11:10 PM
2011

Fed choked 1st set and lost match right there

that was his best ever chance to beat him at Garros.. down the drain