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Best matches of the 21st century (from 01/01/01 till now)

TheMightyFed
03-31-2005, 02:08 PM
Federer-Sampras in Wimby 01 is very emblematic and fascinates me: the game, the breakthrough of Fed, the charisma of both giants, the ending winning streak of Pete... in the oldest trounament in the world... just beautiful :worship:

Agassi-Rafter SF Wimby 01: good suspense, opposition in styles, drama involved seeing Agassi losing ground in the 5th, artistic Rafter, great

Safin-Federer AO 05: drama, matchpoints for both, rare loss of Fed despite a great fightng spirit

Gaudio-Coria Final RG 04: out of this world, the brutal change in the scenario, great communication of Gaudio with the public, again match points for both... the level was not great, but tennis only can offer such mental battles...

What are yours ? ;)

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 02:11 PM
Spadea-Sanchez 2005 Auckland: That was a brilliant match

Gambill-Gaudio 2002 US Open; Beautiful tennis

~EMiLiTA~
03-31-2005, 03:14 PM
i agree with a lot of the ones you've already said, esp safin/fed AO 2005 and rg final 2004.

i also liked safin/haas AO 2002, safin agassi AO 2004

rafter/ivanisevic wimby 2001

(also philippoussis/safin bercy final 2000 but that's too early, though i class that as being 21st century too!)

TheMightyFed
03-31-2005, 03:19 PM
i also liked safin/haas AO 2002


What was so special in this one, I didn't see it...

~EMiLiTA~
03-31-2005, 03:20 PM
it was just a great match...quite dramatic...cos safin was fully down...haas had him on the ropes and then the rain came and saved marat...cos when they came back out, he played phenomenally.

Golfnduck
03-31-2005, 03:29 PM
Roddick def El Aynaoui at AO 2003. Great match by both guys.
Federer def. Roddick Wimbledon 2004, another great match
Safin def. Agassi AO 2004

khyber
03-31-2005, 03:46 PM
Fed vs Suzuki at this year's AO. What a great enjoyable match.

onewoman74
03-31-2005, 04:24 PM
rafter/ ivanisevic...the crowd was nuts!!! the match was amazing...never seen anything like it, especially for an English crowd. Match was played on a Monday, not a Sunday which was a 1st for Wimby. It was dubbed the "peoples' match" from what i remember. I thought it was a football match after awhile...wish i had it on tape. :crying2:

adeegee
03-31-2005, 04:43 PM
Spadea-Sanchez 2005 Auckland: That was a brilliant match

Gambill-Gaudio 2002 US Open; Beautiful tennis

:haha: do i detect a wee bit of sarcasm

Exodus
03-31-2005, 04:48 PM
Safin vs Agassi AO semifinal 04
Safin vs Federer 1/2 05

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 04:50 PM
:haha: do i detect a wee bit of sarcasm

Not at all.

joeb_uk
03-31-2005, 04:52 PM
Safin - Mantilla (Roland Garros 04) :yeah:

Fumus
03-31-2005, 04:56 PM
Not at all.

I don't think George has a sense of humor he's always serious. :(

PaulieM
03-31-2005, 04:59 PM
rafter/ ivanisevic...the crowd was nuts!!! the match was amazing...never seen anything like it, especially for an English crowd. Match was played on a Monday, not a Sunday which was a 1st for Wimby. It was dubbed the "peoples' match" from what i remember. I thought it was a football match after awhile...wish i had it on tape. :crying2:
one of my favorites! i miss goran, he's one of the people that made me fall in love with tennis. :sad:

adeegee
03-31-2005, 05:11 PM
Personally I think Labadze vs Roddick at the Oz Open 2005 was the most enjoyable match I've ever watched. It's the moment I realised its imperative for tennis that Labadze reaches the top 20, he will do so much for the games profile.

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 05:11 PM
Hewitt-Ginepri 2002 Cincinatti

Fumus
03-31-2005, 05:14 PM
oh gosh...

RODDICK v. JENKINS US OPEN 1ST ROUND...Gosh that 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 was fun to watch.

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 05:15 PM
Personally I think Labadze vs Roddick at the Oz Open 2005 was the most enjoyable match I've ever watched. It's the moment I realised its imperative for tennis that Labadze reaches the top 20, he will do so much for the games profile.

The big Georgian showed some form in the 1st set of that, though he really excelled in the last 2 sets.

Fumus
03-31-2005, 05:19 PM
The big Georgian showed some form in the 1st set of that, though he really excelled in the last 2 sets.

Do you like him because you are George and he's a Georgian?

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 05:20 PM
Do you like him because you are George and he's a Georgian?

No, just because he is a bit out there and livens things up and is totally unpredictable.

Fumus
03-31-2005, 05:23 PM
No, just because he is a bit out there and livens things up and is totally unpredictable.

So would a monkey.

adeegee
03-31-2005, 05:24 PM
No, just because he is a bit out there and livens things up and is totally unpredictable.

Right on the mark I'd rep you if I hadn't done yesterday! :worship:

Action Jackson
03-31-2005, 05:24 PM
So would a monkey.

Balcells has retired. Don't forget I don't have a sense of humour.

Fumus
03-31-2005, 05:27 PM
Balcells has retired. Don't forget I don't have a sense of humour.

haha...I remember.

flmmkrz
03-31-2005, 05:37 PM
88 wimby , 89 wimby, 90 wimby all finals, becker vs edberg with edberg winning 2 :)

but the highest quality of tennis i've ever seen played was at the 96 singles championships in germany becker sampras in the round robin, 7-6 . 7-6 becker wins, it was an awesome 2 sets then both men meet again in the final with Sampras winning in 5 , 6*3** 6*7** 6*7** 7*6** 4*6

edit..... oops thought it said your favorite matches of all time, im not changing it tho :D

adeegee
03-31-2005, 05:52 PM
88 wimby , 89 wimby, 90 wimby all finals, becker vs edberg with edberg winning 2 :)

but the highest quality of tennis i've ever seen played was at the 96 singles championships in germany becker sampras in the round robin, 7-6 . 7-6 becker wins, it was an awesome 2 sets then both men meet again in the final with Sampras winning in 5 , 6*3** 6*7** 6*7** 7*6** 4*6

edit..... oops thought it said your favorite matches of all time, im not changing it tho :D

There's about a million and one threads about best match of all time ;)

Adman
03-31-2005, 06:04 PM
Henman - Philipousis Wimbledon 2004

Agassi - Hewitt Cincinati 2004

NadalsBoyToy
03-31-2005, 06:44 PM
Agassi-Roddick Cincinati!

flmmkrz
03-31-2005, 07:34 PM
There's about a million and one threads about best match of all time ;)

I figured tho I havent been here that long so I havent seen any, but I read up to best matches and went straight to posting. Guess it pays to keep reading on :p

but since it's warranted a comment i'll post my 21st century classic tilt i'll say the roddick younes match was up there for me.

Billabong
03-31-2005, 07:54 PM
I loved Lleyton-Roddick in USO 2001 QF:D!
Also Federer-Agassi in USO 2004 QF;)!

:D

gooner88
03-31-2005, 07:55 PM
Nalbo vs Hewitt Aussie Open 1/4final '05

Only for the fifth set (10-8)
Nalbo was playing the better tennis in the fifth, but Hewitt won that match on pure adrenalin.

roisin
03-31-2005, 07:55 PM
JCF v Agassi, US Open semis 2003 ;)

Billabong
03-31-2005, 07:57 PM
And who can forget Guga-Mirnyi in US Open 2001 3rd and Guga-Russell in RG 2001 4th:worship:!

Billabong
03-31-2005, 07:57 PM
JC-Andre was a great match:yeah:!

*julie*
03-31-2005, 08:02 PM
AO!!! USO!!! WIMBLEDON!!! Nothing about the brilliant matches of the FO!!! :eek:

Black Adam
03-31-2005, 08:19 PM
Roddick vs Younes El Aynaoui 2003 AO quarters :worship:
Roddick vs Agassi 2004 Cincinati semis:rocker:
Federer vs Safin 2005 AO Semis :bounce:
Agassi vs Safin 2004 AO semis:rocker2:
Roddick vs Safin 2004 Bankok semis :yeah:
Roddick vs Haas 2004 Olympics 2nd Round! :banana:

Shirogane
03-31-2005, 09:50 PM
2001 USO QF

Agassi - Sampras

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 09:53 PM
This is a sad match for me...but kind of funny

Ljubo vs Ferreira AO 2002 6-4 6-4 6-7(3) 3-6 5-7

bold= Ivan up 5-1 and serving.(not in TB but the set)

adeegee
03-31-2005, 09:55 PM
This is a sad match for me...but kind of funny

Ljubo vs Ferreira AO 2002 6-4 6-4 6-7(3) 3-6 5-7

bold= Ivan up 5-1 and serving.(not in TB but the set)

I remember that, truly ridiculous that he lost that match :eek:

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 10:05 PM
I remember that, truly ridiculous that he lost that match :eek:

he said after the match..he seat in the locker room and :haha:

adeegee
03-31-2005, 10:11 PM
he said after the match..he seat in the locker room and :haha:

he should've been :crying2:

Asmus
03-31-2005, 10:18 PM
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned these:

Federer vs Hewitt USO F 04: Roger played an absolutely perfect match.
Federer vs Safin MC SF 04: for the tiebreak at least.

adeegee
03-31-2005, 10:22 PM
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned these:

Federer vs Hewitt USO F 04: Roger played an absolutely perfect match.
Federer vs Safin MC SF 04: for the tiebreak at least.

Both were straight sets, wouldn't be on my list.

A little surprised no-one has mentioned Youzhny vs Mathieu in DC Final such drama :eek:

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 10:55 PM
DC match Ljubo vs Roddick was good. 5 sets..

El Legenda
03-31-2005, 11:34 PM
Ljubo vs Safin, Marat 6-7(3) 7-6(4) 7-6(7) 2001 SF Lyon.

JeLuliA88
03-31-2005, 11:38 PM
Roddick/El Aynaoui AUS Open 2003
Safin/Federer this year.