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What rivalries do you miss/enjoy?!

Gonzo Hates Me!
07-21-2002, 04:23 PM
Aura of Moya's message made me ponder this. Anyway

Guga vs. Safin - all of 2000, right
Pete vs. Andre - I actually have to say

dots
07-21-2002, 04:42 PM
Pete vs Andre

Pete vs. Rafter

Rafter vs. Andre

The three always gave good matches :eek:


btw, I don't know if many of you know this but the Jan-mike vs. Hewitt or Jan-Mike vs. Mark P. were always great drama :drool: always exiting and better yet with Jan-Mike holding a lead in h2h against both players :eek: :eek:

Andromeda
07-21-2002, 04:45 PM
Mrs. Guga, even before I saw your post I was thinking Guga/Safin. I do miss that match up. Can't wait for Guga to return to peak condition. What I'd really like to see now is Guga/Lleyton. I will not rest until Guga avenges that Florianopolis clay court loss to that rude upstart. That loss was just unacceptable.

I'm Andromeda by the way. My first post. I post on the wta board occasionally.

Daniel
07-21-2002, 07:05 PM
I enjoy Hewitt vs. any other player

I miss Andre vs. Pete

:) :) :) ;) :)

ys
07-21-2002, 07:12 PM
Kafelnikov-Kuerten.

And perhaps Roddick-Dent.

Allie
07-21-2002, 07:28 PM
Safin vs. Pete

Jessi
07-21-2002, 08:58 PM
Guga vs Marat
Marat vs Pete
Lleyton vs Marat

mmm!marat
07-21-2002, 09:03 PM
marat vs pete
pat vs andre
lleyton vs andy

the cat
07-21-2002, 09:04 PM
I miss Lendl/J. McEnroe - They hated each other so much! :eek:

I miss Navratilova/Evert - Arguably the greatest rivalry in the history of sports! :)

What rivalries do I enjoy? There aren't any! :mad: Safin/Kuerten has fizzled! :( And Safin/Hewitt hasn't developed yet. :mad: Get it together Marat! :)

I like the Kournikova/Hingis rivalry! :D Except it probably doesn't qualify as a rivalry! :(

TennisHack
07-21-2002, 09:24 PM
I enjoy watching Juan Carlos Ferrero & Guga play. The semis at RG just aren't complete without them. :)

Rafter/Agassi also had some great matches. I don't really miss any, though. Borg/McEnroe featured two of my all-time favs, tho!

(So this is where you are, Mrs. G. We miss you at the 'Zone!)

Dissident
07-22-2002, 01:11 AM
Guga vs Safin is the one I miss the most. I said that so many times that I sound like a cry-baby... But it was so wonderful...
Guga vs Norman was also developing into a great matchup :sad:

Barrie_Dude
07-22-2002, 03:51 AM
Borg vs. Johnny Mac
Chris vs Navratilova
Chris vs BJK

harry_potter
07-22-2002, 04:07 AM
martina vs lindsay

luna_moonstone
07-22-2002, 04:39 AM
Andre VS Pete I think is one everyone will remember for a long time.

Hewitt VS Roddick isn't too bad

Hewitt VS Blake I'm dying to see this again

AtPGiRL
07-22-2002, 06:00 AM
Yes! Guga vs. Safin is the best! C'mon Guga! Get well!! They always bring out the best in each other!
As well as Safin/Sampras and Safin/Hewitt! :p

kazblah
07-22-2002, 06:29 AM
marat vs lleyton
I would like to see guga vs marat

Williams Rulez
07-22-2002, 12:49 PM
Andre vs Rafter

TheBoiledEgg
07-22-2002, 01:02 PM
Carlos Moya vs Hewitt on clay .......... how i love seeing the potato getting peeled :D

Zhenya vs Guga are classics :)

miss the
Edberg vs Becker matches
wish Edberg had played Pete on grass even once (biggest chance was Wimbledon Final 1993)

Raven
07-22-2002, 03:42 PM
Sampras v Agassi

Becker v Edberg

Courier v Edberg

Anybody v Edberg ;) hehe

Rafter v Agassi

Princess Fiona
07-22-2002, 03:45 PM
Same as the Raven, really :p ;)

Raven
07-22-2002, 03:52 PM
Sending cheque to Hungary ;)

Princess Fiona
07-22-2002, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by Raven
Sending cheque to Hungary ;)

And make it QUICK! :D ;)

aura of moya
07-22-2002, 04:02 PM
Hi Nwan :wavey: :)

Actually, one match up that I have only seen occur once personally is Hewitt vs Moya.
I sure an awesome match they played 4th Round at the 2001 Aus Open.........Moya came from nowhere that tournament to upset Hewitt..........he just overpowered him with winners. That was a great match.

Edberg vs Becker was an awesome match up that I really wasn't old enough to enjoy the way I wish I could have.

There are many more, but I wont waste them all in one post. I like to tease people.......hehehehe.........give them just a little taste ;) hehehe

Simon V

kevijntje
07-22-2002, 04:09 PM
me against lleyton :D :D :D no , i miss rafter vs agassi
like to see hewitt vs henman or sampras ( those two gentleman get angry and furious when they play hewitt :D :D :D ) also safin vs federer is great i think

Goonergal
07-22-2002, 08:47 PM
Rafter and agassi :sad:

REDACE
07-23-2002, 12:02 AM
Sampras and Agassi, because, before few years they were in great form, but now all their games aren't so interesting any more.

aura of moya
07-23-2002, 12:32 PM
Arazi vs Rios

Firstly, because I've never seen it, and secondly, cause there the two most creative players I know.

Simon V

Dissident
07-24-2002, 02:57 AM
Originally posted by aura of moya
Arazi vs Rios

Firstly, because I've never seen it, and secondly, cause there the two most creative players I know.

Simon V
Oh God, that would be a tricky match!

Now you got me thinking of some Arazi vs Santoro match! :eek:

;) Pure magic.

Darkheart
07-24-2002, 03:31 AM
Becker vs. Edberg

Roddick vs. Hewitt
Safin vs. Hewitt
Haas vs. Hewitt
Federer vs. Hewitt
Haas vs. Federer

TTwarrior
07-24-2002, 05:43 PM
I think we are forgetting one great one. Conners and Mcenroe. mcenroe would get pi$$ed about a great return and it was hell from there. Mcenroe and Borg or Lendl was good too. Just about anything with Johnny Mac was a great match with his great attitude.

Eden
02-06-2007, 06:27 PM
*bump*

I always enjoyed the Becker-Edberg, Becker-Sampras, Agassi-Sampras and Becker-Stich rivalries in the past. Hopefully some more of the matches will be uploaded on the internet so that we can watch them again.

dorkino
02-06-2007, 06:29 PM
The Edberg-Becker.

MisterQ
02-06-2007, 07:27 PM
Agassi-Rafter -- that match-up produced some remarkable tennis. :)

MisterQ
02-06-2007, 07:30 PM
*bump*

I always enjoyed the Becker-Edberg, Becker-Sampras, Agassi-Sampras and Becker-Stich rivalries in the past. Hopefully some more of the matches will be uploaded on the internet so that we can watch them again.

I miss their tennis -- I don't miss the hair. :lol:

Loremaster
02-06-2007, 07:44 PM
I miss
Sampras - Agassi
Agassi - Federer

I enjoy
Rafa- Roger
Andy Roddick - Andy Murray
Lleyton - Roger
Roddick - Safin

dorkino
02-06-2007, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Mister Q
I miss their tennis -- I don't miss the hair. :lol:

:spit: :scared: Agassi's hair in this pic. :haha:

angiel
02-06-2007, 10:13 PM
I miss
Sampras - Agassi
Agassi - Federer

I enjoy
Rafa- Roger
Andy Roddick - Andy Murray
Lleyton - Roger
Roddick - Safin



Agassi - Federer wasn't a rivalry and I miss Sampras and Andre too.:wavey: :wavey:

Joyce_23
02-06-2007, 10:17 PM
I would miss the Sampras-Agassi rivalry but that's continuing right here in this forum for reasons I can't really understand so I don't miss any rivalry at the moment. I do miss a lack of rivalry, does that count too? :lol:

MisterQ
02-06-2007, 10:41 PM
Agassi - Federer wasn't a rivalry and I miss Sampras and Andre too.:wavey: :wavey:

Agassi-Federer generated some great, close matches and a lot of unparalleled shotmaking. I still remember my awe at their abilities on a few occasions. I will miss it too, even if it was all Andre, then all Roger. :lol:

Sjengster
02-07-2007, 12:50 AM
It was a good rivalry when Federer first started to beat him, from 03 to 04, since that's when they were virtually at the same level whereas in previous and subsequent meetings there was usually a large gulf between them. The TMC final was a drubbing, true, but the RR match in Houston that week, then the IW SF and US Open QF in 2004 were some of Federer's tightest, most-hard fought victories of that entire period, when his backhand was more of a weakness and he generally played high-risk tennis that produced a lot of winners and errors.

Lalitha
02-07-2007, 01:16 AM
Pete Vs Ivanisevic
Pete Vs Andre

kobulingam
02-07-2007, 02:17 AM
... Can't wait for Guga to return to peak condition. ...

Won't happen, sorry to say.

CmonAussie
02-07-2007, 03:03 AM
***
Cash v Lendl ~[Pat won 3/5 Slam meetings, 84 USO SF was the best].
Wilander v Lendl ~[1988 USO final was classic, also FO & AO finals].
Rafter v Agassi ~[3-successive Wimby SFs & AO/USO clashes too].
Connors v McEnroe ~[Jimbo won the mental battle at the 82 Wimby final].
Hewitt v Ferrero ~[happy since Rocky won most of their big battles].

Graf v Seles ~[if Monica hadn`t been stabbed that would have been one of the greatest sporting rivalries in sport]!!

Solid_Snake
02-07-2007, 03:11 AM
Federer vs roid monkey

Mimi
02-07-2007, 04:48 AM
lol at this old photo :haha:
how come all agassi hairs gone so quickly in jsut one year, i wonder whether the long hairs are fake :confused:
I miss their tennis -- I don't miss the hair. :lol:

TennisGrandSlam
02-07-2007, 07:29 AM
Becker vs Edberg

Connors vs Lendl vs McEnroe

World Beater
02-07-2007, 07:33 AM
guga vs safin was superb.

coria vs nadal.

coria vs anybody on clay

nalbandian vs agassi

ferrero vs federer...hardly happens anymore.

older ones:

krajicek vs sampras

krajicek vs becker

krajicek vs edberg

stich vs goran

rios vs federer

Federer&Hingis
02-07-2007, 08:15 AM
Guga vs Hewitt

Dougie
02-07-2007, 08:17 AM
Becker vs Edberg

Connors vs Lendl vs McEnroe

I miss those too! Great matches!

Sue
02-07-2007, 09:12 AM
Rafter v. Agassi....those Wimby semis were amazing matches.

Actually I miss Rafter v. anyone............ :sad:

oz_boz
02-07-2007, 09:40 AM
Wilander-Lendl, particularly at RG
Wilander-Noah
Edberg-Becker
Wilander/Edberg-Cash (particularly at AO :devil:)
Sampras-Larsson (nice battles when Magnus had head on)

Loremaster
02-07-2007, 11:49 AM
Agassi - Federer wasn't a rivalry and I miss Sampras and Andre too.:wavey: :wavey:

I miss Pete vs Andre so many great matches - I had most of them on computer I especially like TB from AO where Agassi won 6-1 in fith , that TB is :eek: :eek: almost every point is awesome winner

I miss Ferrero - Hewitt too , some great matches especially TMC 5 - setter

Julio1974
02-07-2007, 07:25 PM
I would love to watch another Coria - Gaudio...

And I miss those Becker-Edberg and Wilander-Edberg matches

guy in sf
02-08-2007, 03:28 AM
It has to be Jo vs Blaire on Facts of Life!

TennisGrandSlam
02-08-2007, 07:47 AM
I would love to watch another Coria - Gaudio...

And I miss those Becker-Edberg and Wilander-Edberg matches


Think it should be Wilander-Lendl :devil:



Becker-Edberg-Wilander-Lendl is most competitive era :devil:

Luka Matic
02-08-2007, 01:43 PM
I enjoy

Roger Federer - Novak Đoković :lol:

I miss

Andre Agassi - Patt Sampras :awww:

Malul
02-08-2007, 02:33 PM
Wilander-Lendl
Edberg-Becker
Becker-Lendl
Mecir-Everybody
Gilbert-Mayotte
Kafelnikov-T Johansson


and of course:
Lendl-Roger Smith :)

HybridTheory
02-08-2007, 02:37 PM
Corretja - Hewitt :devil:

ChinoRios4Ever
02-08-2007, 03:57 PM
pete vs andre
roger vs rafa

World Beater
10-21-2007, 08:47 PM
nalbandian just revived one after losing quite a few.

Federer - nalbandian is a tough one because david can certainly trouble roger on all surfaces.

madmanfool
10-21-2007, 09:29 PM
Pete vs Andre

Pete vs. Rafter

Rafter vs. Andre

The three always gave good matches :eek:




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Tommy fan
10-21-2007, 09:32 PM
Guga-Safin
Sampras-Agassi (Classic)
Fed-Nalbandian (Their mtches are great, love the way them both play)