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The best 5-sets match of 2005!

Billabong
11-20-2005, 02:10 PM
2005 had a lot of 5 setters and great finals:)! Which one was your favorite:D?

Grinder
11-20-2005, 02:16 PM
Andre Agassi def. James Blake 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-3 7-6
David Nalbandian def. Roger Federer 6-7 6-7 6-2 6-1 7-6
Marat Safin def. Roger Federer 5-7 6-4 5-7 7-6 9-7
Rafael Nadal def. Guillermo Coria 6-4 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6
Lleyton Hewitt def. Taylor Dent 6-3 3-6 6-7 6-2 7-5
Honorable Mention: Joachim Johansson def. Feliciano Lopez 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6 13-11

amierin
11-20-2005, 02:19 PM
I voted Roma but Madrid Nadal/Ljubicic and obviously today's, Nalbandian/Federer are right up there. If I had to rank them I'd do it like this"

Rome Final Nadal/Coria

Madrid Final Nadal/Ljubicic

TMC Shanghai Nalbandian/Federer

I didn't see the AO (the scheduling in the States is brutal) but from all accounts that was up there too.

jenanun
11-20-2005, 02:22 PM
nadal vs coris in rome final....

pinky
11-20-2005, 02:30 PM
Safin vs. Federer was amazing :)

Devotee
11-21-2005, 02:46 AM
NADAL versus CORIA in ROMA!

Billabong
11-21-2005, 04:13 AM
Safin-Federer is leading by far:) All 5 sets were awesome, and the finish was absolutely amazing;)!

Scotso
11-21-2005, 04:13 AM
Nadal vs. Coria

peteslamz
11-21-2005, 04:17 AM
Safin-Federer Aus Open SF :worship:

GonzoFan
11-21-2005, 05:43 AM
Nadal def. Coria - Rome

Xytraguptorh
11-21-2005, 09:14 AM
Hey motherfuckers Sanguinetti over Srichaphan was a great one too

Kristen
11-21-2005, 09:43 AM
Unless 'motherfuckers' is an endearing term, I am doubting the longevity of Xytraguptorh.

I choose safin V roger also...

nermo
11-21-2005, 09:47 AM
Rome 's final : Nadal vs.Coria

syd
11-21-2005, 09:50 AM
Safin-Federer

Papakori
11-21-2005, 11:06 AM
Rome :D

almouchie
11-21-2005, 11:28 AM
aussie semis safin def Roger was a great match
what about TMS final btween Nadal & Federer

mandoura
11-21-2005, 01:21 PM
1- Marat Safin def. Roger Federer 5-7 6-4 5-7 7-6 9-7
2- Rafael Nadal def. Guillermo Coria 6-4 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6
3- Roger Federer def. Rafael Nadal 2-6 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-1
4- David Nalbandian def. Roger Federer 6-7 6-7 6-2 6-1 7-6
5- Rafael Nadal def. Ivan Ljubicic 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 7-6

Noteworthy:

1- Ivan Ljubicic def. Andy Roddick 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-7 6-2
2- Andre Agassi def. James Blake 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-3 7-6
3- Rafael Nadal def. Mikhail Youzhny 6-1 4-6 4-6 7-5 6-3
4- Lleyton Hewitt def. Rafael Nadal 7-5 3-6 1-6 7-6 6-2
5- Andy Murray def. Andrei Pavel 6-3 3-6 3-6 6-1 6-4
6- Mariano Puerta def. Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 5-7 2-6 6-4 6-4
7- Jose Acasuso def. Andy Roddick 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 8-6
8- David Ferrer def. Gaston Gaudio 2-6 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4
9- Tommy Robredo def. Marat safin 7-5 1-6 6-1 4-6 8-6
10- David Nalbandian def. Andy Murray 6-7 1-6 6-0 6-4 6-1

s.m.
11-21-2005, 01:45 PM
Ljubicic def. Roddick in DC

TennisGrandSlam
11-21-2005, 01:54 PM
2005 had a lot of 5 setters and great finals:)! Which one was your favorite:D?


3 Most Dramatic Matches in 2005:


All Federer's 5-set matches (3)

Australian Open
Semi-final

Safin, Marat def. Federer, Roger 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-7(6) 7-9


Nasdaq-100 Open
Final

Federer, Roger def. Nadal, Rafael 2-6 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-1


Tennis Masters Cup
Final

Nalbandian, David def. Federer, Roger 7-6(4) 7-6(11) 2-6 1-6 6-7(3)

Gonzalo81
11-21-2005, 01:57 PM
Nadal - Coria in Rome

MariaV
11-21-2005, 02:02 PM
1- Marat Safin def. Roger Federer 5-7 6-4 5-7 7-6 9-7
2- Rafael Nadal def. Guillermo Coria 6-4 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6
3- Roger Federer def. Rafael Nadal 2-6 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-1
4- David Nalbandian def. Roger Federer 6-7 6-7 6-2 6-1 7-6
5- Rafael Nadal def. Ivan Ljubicic 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 7-6

Noteworthy:

1- Ivan Ljubicic def. Andy Roddick 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-7 6-2
2- Andre Agassi def. James Blake 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-3 7-6
3- Rafael Nadal def. Mikhail Youzhny 6-1 4-6 4-6 7-5 6-3
4- Lleyton Hewitt def. Rafael Nadal 7-5 3-6 1-6 7-6 6-2
5- Andy Murray def. Andrei Pavel 6-3 3-6 3-6 6-1 6-4
6- Mariano Puerta def. Nikolay Davydenko 6-3 5-7 2-6 6-4 6-4
7- Jose Acasuso def. Andy Roddick 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 8-6
8- David Ferrer def. Gaston Gaudio 2-6 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4
9- Tommy Robredo def. Marat safin 7-5 1-6 6-1 4-6 8-6
10- David Nalbandian def. Andy Murray 6-7 1-6 6-0 6-4 6-1

EXCELLENT choice Mandoura! :yeah: :worship: :D

Auscon
11-21-2005, 02:08 PM
havent seen;

2005 TMS Roma Final Nadal VS Coria
2005 TMS Madrid Final Nadal VS Ljubicic
2005 TMS Paris Final Berdych VS Ljubicic

but there's no way that the AO SF Safin VS Federer could be topped. One of the greatest matches I've ever seen, if not the greatest.

Deea
11-21-2005, 02:38 PM
Match of the year: Safin vs Federer in AO semis! Brilliant!!!!!

Deea
11-21-2005, 02:39 PM
And my second favourite would be Nadal vs Coria in the Rome final!

Melekhin
11-21-2005, 02:44 PM
Australian Open Semifinal Safin VS Federer - no doubts

One of the best ever matches i have seen

Jimnik
11-21-2005, 05:43 PM
We've really been spoilt this year. So many to choose from. Any other year, the Coria-Nadal match might have won or the Federer-Nadal match. Nalbandian's win was a classic.

But Federer v Safin was an epic encounter. Possibly the best match of the decade.

rue
11-22-2005, 02:43 AM
There were some really good matches played this year, but I think the best match of 2005 was Federer vs. Safin at the Australian Open. That was an instant classic. The Nadal-Coria match was excellent too though.

gsm
11-22-2005, 04:02 AM
safin def an in-form fed, 1st class all the way. IMO this match stands alone.

2nd fav (perhaps i am biased); an ailing hewitt defeating nalbandian 10-8 in the 5th had me struggling to get to sleep, my heart was still racing the next day.

it is hard for me to rank the rest, they all ruled in their own way

Billabong
11-22-2005, 04:10 AM
I have to say I LOVED the Hewitt-Nalbandian AO QF match:yeah:!

*Viva Chile*
11-22-2005, 04:13 AM
My two favs:

1. Safin def. Federer - Australian Open SF... this was a match that I will never forget off my mind :worship:
2. Nadal def. Coria - Rome AMS F

niko
11-22-2005, 05:59 AM
I didn't vote but choose Federer-Nalbandian over Federer-Safin based on the simple fact that AO match was about power serves contrary to Shanghai the true Masters final. :)

Five
11-22-2005, 06:15 AM
Safin def. Federer

landoud
11-22-2005, 10:02 AM
Miami and Madrid finals

sergiodc
11-24-2005, 04:05 AM
1) Rafael Nadal vs Guillermo Coria - F TMS Roma

2) David Nalbandian vs Roger Federer - F Shangai Masters Cup

3) Marat Safin vs Roger Federer - S AusOpen

4) Andre Agassi vs James Blake - Q USOpen

5) Lleyton Hewitt vs David Nalbandian - Q AusOpen

6) Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal - F TMS Miami

7) Rafael Nadal vs Ivan Ljubicic - F TMS Madrid

8) Thomas Berdych vs Ivan Ljubicic - F TMS Paris

9) Ivan Ljubicic vs Andy Roddick - Davis Cup WG 1st Round

10) Gastón Gaudio vs Fernando Gonzalez - Robin Round Masters Cup Shangai

Billabong
11-24-2005, 04:10 AM
It's almost a no contest;)!