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Remembering moments in tennis

willie
02-07-2005, 07:55 PM
a thread to talk about good and bad moments of tennis history.
i will start with one bad moment.
in davis cup tie chile and argentina in year 2000 zabaleta was winning massu and chilean fans started frowing everything to zabaleta, chairs, bottles, etc.

jmp
02-07-2005, 08:27 PM
willie, I read about that incident here on MTF. A bad day indeed.

February is Black History Month in the US. Two good tennis days:

:D Althea Gibson becomes the first black American to win Wimbledon in 1957. See a bio here:

http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_gibson_althea.htm

:D Arthur Ashe Jr. becomes the first black American male to win Wimbledon in 1975. See a bio here:

http://www.geocities.com/dblimbrick/ashe.html

Julio1974
02-07-2005, 08:40 PM
Bad Moment: Does anyone exactly remember what happened in a CD match between Paraguay and USA? Paraguay defeated USA 3-2. Victor Pecci was Paraguay's key player. I was young but I remember the crowd was extremely hostile and aggressive toward the American players.

Good Moments: Wimbledon finals between Edberg and Becker.

croat123
02-07-2005, 08:50 PM
goran's run at wimbledon in 2001...there's never been such a comeback in tennis

maratski
02-07-2005, 09:00 PM
Goran will never be forgottten! :)

TheMightyFed
02-07-2005, 09:11 PM
:sad: DC2002 finals France vs Russia, Mathieu-Youzny, Mathieu defeated in the last match after aving led 2 sets to love :sad:

PaulieM
02-08-2005, 12:27 AM
mdhubert i absolutely LOVE your avatar!! :worship:


Goran winning wimbledon is definitely one of the best tennis memories for me:)

LiZpHaIr
02-08-2005, 03:27 AM
Pete Sampras's run to the 2002 Us Open title.

liptea
02-08-2005, 03:30 AM
Once upon a time, a pretty little boy named Carlos Moya won the French Open. :bounce:

TheMightyFed
02-09-2005, 09:13 AM
mdhubert i absolutely LOVE your avatar!! :worship:


Goran winning wimbledon is definitely one of the best tennis memories for me:)
Thanks PaulieM, this picture inspired me the quote that many players might say these days ! :wavey:

Icarus
02-09-2005, 10:56 AM
我就知近来沙芬抽ROGER果场~

lizzieh
02-09-2005, 11:03 AM
goran's run at wimbledon in 2001...there's never been such a comeback in tennis

I was going to say that one. It was fantastic, but on a little downer note for us Brits that would love to see him win Wimbledon, I fear that 2001 was his real only chance to win it.

Also at Wimbledon, Sampras in 2000. I rememeber it was almost dark when the final ended, and you could see all the flash guns go off in the dusk. Just amazing.

MariaV
02-09-2005, 12:00 PM
:sad: DC2002 finals France vs Russia, Mathieu-Youzny, Mathieu defeated in the last match after aving led 2 sets to love :sad:

I won't forget this till the day I die.

Angle Queen
02-09-2005, 12:24 PM
Arthur Ashe Jr. becomes the first black American male to win Wimbledon in 1975.:yeah:

I can agree with that...not so much because he was black...but because he's a hometown hero. Every time I play on the courts at Bryd Park...I think...Arthur played here...and I am humbled. A wonderful man, player and ambassador to/of the game.

As an NC State alum, I'll always have Jimmy V's words in my head: Don't Ever Give Up, Don't Ever Give Up. In tennis, for me, that is best defined in the 2002 DC tie, Australia v. Switzerland...and Hewitt's 5-7, 2-6, 7-6, 7-5, 6-1, 211-minute marathon victory over Federer. And so even when I'm down...and seemingly out...I won't ever give up and this is one of my best memories of The Game. No money (per se) was on the line...just two guys dukin' it out...with their country's pride at stake.

As for the bad moments: just pick a time Connors and McEnroe mixed it up at the US Open...or anywhere else for that matter. Both were outstanding players...but their behavior (which always seemed to get worse when they played each other) was downright embarrassing.

Mrs. B
02-09-2005, 12:27 PM
Roger beat Sampras in Wimbledon 2001. :)

Fergie
02-09-2005, 12:31 PM
Roger beat Sampras in Wimbledon 2001. :)
Amazing moment :worship:

Tenchţ
02-09-2005, 12:41 PM
:p (2002) └lex Corretja defeated Pete Sampras 4-6 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4 in 1st day Davis Cup action in USA (grass) :yeah:

HybridTheory
02-09-2005, 12:42 PM
:p (2002) └lex Corretja defeated Pete Sampras 4-6 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4 in 1st day Davis Cup action in USA (grass) :yeah:

:worship:

Puschkin
02-09-2005, 01:03 PM
Roger's first set against Hewitt at the US Open 2004. It was just breathtaking and I kept asking myself: How long will it last?

jmp
02-09-2005, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by lizzieh
"if you can keep your head whilst all around you are losing theirs, then you probably haven't understood the gravity of the situation"
This is a keeper! :lol:

lizzieh
02-09-2005, 02:28 PM
This is a keeper! :lol:

haha!!!
Thanks dude!!! :D

ClaycourtaZzZz.
02-09-2005, 02:59 PM
when Roger lost in Athen :sad: :sad:
when he won over Pete at wimby 2001 :) :worship: :worship
the DC match in Australia 2003 SF when Roger lost after a 2 set to love lead :sad:
every titel of Roger :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
lost to Marat at the AO SF 2005 after a match point :sad: :mad:

Leena
02-09-2005, 03:00 PM
1995 RG.

Tommy finally won his RG.

TheMightyFed
02-09-2005, 03:01 PM
when he won over Pete at wimby 2001 :) :worship: :worship

Is it a nice match ? i wanted to buy it on Ebay but I don't know if it'sworth it in terms of quality of play, suspense, etc.
Some genious encounters could be surprisingly boring... ;)

lizzieh
02-09-2005, 03:08 PM
Is it a nice match ? i wanted to buy it on Ebay but I don't know if it'sworth it in terms of quality of play, suspense, etc.
Some genious encounters could be surprisingly boring... ;)

From what I can remember yeah, it was a pretty good match.

But others may know better than me as my memory of it is pretty hazy... I have slept and got drunk many many times since it took place, and I only have so much RAM to give over to remembering tennis matches!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

TheMightyFed
02-09-2005, 03:12 PM
and I only have so much RAM to give over to remembering tennis matches!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Difficult to post on this board in these conditions... but thanks anyway...

lizzieh
02-09-2005, 03:16 PM
I remember the ones that I have been to, specifically sat down to watch etc. but I only have a vague recollection of this particular match, sorry!!

Jenrios
02-09-2005, 03:17 PM
Rios winning the Lipton against Agassi in 98 and becomming no.1

Golfnduck
02-09-2005, 03:21 PM
2003 USO Final and all the matches between Sampras and Agassi.

Jenrios
02-09-2005, 03:22 PM
Gaudio winning RG last year - although I confess, I was so overcome by nerves, I missed the last couple of games by taking a walk around the garden until it was all over:)

ClaycourtaZzZz.
02-09-2005, 03:23 PM
the match was good........ serve and volley the whole match.......
you should buy it

lizzieh
02-09-2005, 03:24 PM
Gaudio winning RG last year - although I confess, I was so overcome by nerves, I missed the last couple of games by taking a walk around the garden until it was all over:)

:D I do that!!!!! I can't count the amount of times I've gone out when someone has been serving for a match, or a penalty shoot out in football, and as for the Grand National, I can't watch that at all!! (I'm too afraid that my horse will fall!!!)

HybridTheory
02-09-2005, 03:26 PM
Gaudio winning RG last year - although I confess, I was so overcome by nerves, I missed the last couple of games by taking a walk around the garden until it was all over:)

:lol: I did exactly the same too.
Already in the 4th set .. :angel:

Jenrios
02-09-2005, 03:37 PM
It's amazing how many fans do things like that!:) I made sure I was out there for like 15 mins before checking the result! It's nerve-racking then watching it on playback on video.

Becool
02-09-2005, 06:40 PM
a thread to talk about good and bad moments of tennis history.
i will start with one bad moment.
in davis cup tie chile and argentina in year 2000 zabaleta was winning massu and chilean fans started frowing everything to zabaleta, chairs, bottles, etc.

I remember that.
Even Rios was concerned :eek:

Becool
02-09-2005, 06:41 PM
Guga winning the Masters in Lisbon, beating Sampras and ending the world's ranking as the number one :)

Guess we will never see that happening again

Space Cowgirl
02-09-2005, 07:34 PM
For me it was the Olympic doubles final last year. The atmosphere was great, even though the tension was killing me. Alas, the result wasn't the right one from my point of view and Germany came sooo close to winning :sad: But rightly or wrongly, I will remember this match for a long time to come

MariaV
02-09-2005, 08:50 PM
Roger's first set against Hewitt at the US Open 2004. It was just breathtaking and I kept asking myself: How long will it last?

EXACTLY!!!! ME TOO, ME TOO!!!!! It was just AMAZING, DIVINE TENNIS!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Tenchţ
02-09-2005, 10:23 PM
:eek: Amazing tennis moments! :p

1996 U.S. Open QF Pete Sampras d. └lex Corretja 7-6(5) 5-7 5-7 6-4 7-6(7)

1997 Australian Open 1st round Carlos MoyÓ d. Boris Becker (6), 5-7 7-6 (4) 3-6 6-1 6-4 (Becker was the defending champion)

1997 Australian Open SF Carlos Moyß d. Michael Chang (2), 7-5 6-2 6-4 (Chang was last year runner-up)