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The best 3 matches of 2011 according to Steve Tignor

Nole fan
12-31-2011, 06:49 AM
I love reading end of the year reviews and my favorite tennis writer is without a doubt Steve Tignor, lights ahead of anyone else. I also love his keen eye for detail, he usually picks up on things regular fans and pundits don't notice, he also writes from a player's standpoint of view. I agree with his pick of the best three matches of the year 2011 and the reviews are worth reading. :cool:

1) Giving Them the Index Finger: RG Semifinal Djokovic vs. Federer (http://blogs.tennis.com/thewrap/2011/12/giving-them-the-index-finger.html)

2) The Shot—and Then Some: USO Semifinal Djokovic vs. Federer (http://blogs.tennis.com/thewrap/2011/12/the-shotand-then-some.html)

3) Duel at the Foro: Rome Semifinal Djokovic vs. Murray (http://blogs.tennis.com/thewrap/2011/12/duel-at-the-foro.html)

MIMIC
12-31-2011, 06:53 AM
I thought the way he ended his write up of the RG match was a little weird. But besides that, I really enjoyed them :)

Pirata.
12-31-2011, 07:20 AM
Expected choices, but good choices nonetheless :yeah:

Chirag
12-31-2011, 07:52 AM
Great choices but I beg to differ.I felt the rome match was better than the us open one quality wise

munZe konZa
12-31-2011, 08:15 AM
Beyond ridiculous selection. roland garros match was forgettable , Nole was rusty as hell after 5 days of no action , he was slipping on bad shoes, the referee and even the crowd was disturbing him and Federer was thumped in the next match. I guess the writer is a federer fan and trying to get his name out there.

allpro
12-31-2011, 08:44 AM
miami and/or uso final belong on that list.

legolandbridge
12-31-2011, 08:45 AM
4th set tiebreak between Novak and Roger at the French:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xn9yqe_djokovic-federer-french-open-epic-ness_sport

Nole fan
12-31-2011, 08:49 AM
Beyond ridiculous selection. roland garros match was forgettable , Nole was rusty as hell after 5 days of no action , he was slipping on bad shoes, the referee and even the crowd was disturbing him and Federer was thumped in the next match. I guess the writer is a federer fan and trying to get his name out there.

Have you read the review? there he gives his reasons and I think those are accurate and fair.

bokehlicious
12-31-2011, 08:57 AM
Fed-Nadal at WTF.

Echoes
12-31-2011, 09:19 AM
De Schepper - Martin Recanati (CH.) F.

Lopez - Kubot Wimbledon QF

McEnroe - Lendl Adelaide exo.

Bonus track:

Llodra - Harrison Adelaide exo.

Pirata.
12-31-2011, 09:35 AM
Lopez-Kubot was so good :drool:

Saberq
12-31-2011, 12:15 PM
Fed-Nadal at WTF.

yeah pure drama and suspense that one

nalbyfan
12-31-2011, 12:20 PM
Tignor is obsessed by Nole.....can't he take a good match without him ??

Topspindoctor
12-31-2011, 12:22 PM
Fed-Nadal at WTF.

Nadal vs Olderer RG final :sport:

Mystique
12-31-2011, 12:26 PM
Giving them the index finger:D Good one Steve
Expected and accurate choices. Federer and Djokovic really went against personal tradition and produced some high quality encounters last season.

I thought the way he ended his write up of the RG match was a little weird. But besides that, I really enjoyed them :)

true. I kind of stopped reading somewhere there

paseo
12-31-2011, 12:50 PM
A good writer, this Steve Tignor.

Action Jackson
12-31-2011, 12:55 PM
A good writer, this Steve Tignor.

Compared to Bodo, he is a genius.

Nole fan
12-31-2011, 05:17 PM
He is the best out there, no doubt. Not only he knows his tennis, but he's also an excellent writer. He also has some books out there, I recommend his last on the Borg vs McEnroe rivalry.

Chris Kuerten
12-31-2011, 05:30 PM
Another muglist with only the top 4 in it.

tektonac
12-31-2011, 05:40 PM
Compared to Bodo, he is a genius.

he works for Bodo, so not sure about that. The way both write is just to increase the # of hits on their web site.

Nole fan
12-31-2011, 05:55 PM
he works for Bodo, so not sure about that. The way both write is just to increase the # of hits on their web site.

He doesn't work for Bodo, he works for tennis.com

Action Jackson
12-31-2011, 05:59 PM
he works for Bodo, so not sure about that. The way both write is just to increase the # of hits on their web site.

As I said he is a genius compared to Bodo, no matter where he works.

guga2120
12-31-2011, 11:06 PM
The match in Rome was the best match last year. From a tactical standpoint and the level of play throughout.

The Roland Garros win was not that great, b/c Nole was so bad and the US Open was very dramatic at the end with those "lucky" returns, but Federer was awful in the 3rd and 4th sets.
Compared to Bodo, he is a genius.

That is not sayiing much, considering Bodo is like a biased fanboy posting on this site.

Orka_n
01-01-2012, 12:27 AM
Beyond ridiculous selection. roland garros match was forgettable , Nole was rusty as hell after 5 days of no action , he was slipping on bad shoes, the referee and even the crowd was disturbing him and Federer was thumped in the next match. I guess the writer is a federer fan and trying to get his name out there.http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/Orka_n/0010_dht6.gif

emotion
01-01-2012, 12:36 AM
these are my 3 also i think

Pirata.
01-01-2012, 02:47 AM
Compared to Bodo, he is a genius.

Start da Game is a genius compared to Bodo.




Too far?

fast_clay
01-01-2012, 05:48 AM
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm182/patma2003/si4.gif

Beyond ridiculous selection. roland garros match was forgettable , Nole was rusty as hell after 5 days of no action , he was slipping on bad shoes, the referee and even the crowd was disturbing him and Federer was thumped in the next match. I guess the writer is a federer fan and trying to get his name out there.

tripwires
01-01-2012, 05:55 AM
Start da Game is a genius compared to Bodo.




Too far?

Genius. :worship: