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The best Grand Slam matches

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 05:52 PM
What are your favourite and the best Grand Slam matches?

For example in 1991 we had a lot of great matches:)

1991

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

B.Becker – O.Camporese 7-6(4) 7-6(5) 0-6 4-6 14-12 (3R) - this match lasted 5 hours and 11 minutes (only fifth set lasted 2 hours and 5 minutes).

I.Lendl – S.Edberg 6-4 5-7 3-6 7-6(3) 6-4 (SF) - Edberg had 2:1,5-4 (40-0), this match lasted 4 hours and 2 minutes.

B.Becker - I.Lendl 1-6 6-4 6-4 6-4 (final) - Lendl lost his serve three times in whole match, but always at 4-5... In the fourth set at 3-3 Lendl had 40-15 (on Boris serve), but Becker saved these two breakpoints. In the first set Becker was playing with an injury.

ROLAND GARROS

B.Becker – T.Woodbridge 5-7 1-6 6-4 6-4 6-4 (2R) - Becker was losing 5-7 1-6 1-3 and then was down 2-4 in the fourth set !!! This match lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes.

M.Chang - J.Connors 4-6 7-5 6-2 4-6 ret (2R) - Connors was forced to retire after first ball in the final set. He was absolutely ehxausted. He said to umpire: "I can`t play anymore". Wonderful and unforgettable match and 15-minute standing ovation for "Jimbo"...

J.Courier– A.Agassi 3-6 6-4 2-6 6-1 6-4 (final) - Agassi had 6-3,3-1 before first rain break. This final lasted 3 hours and 19 minutes.

WIMBLEDON

T.Mayotte – M.Chang 6-7(6) 4-6 6-1 7-6(9) 6-2 (1R) - Mayotte saved one or two match points.

M.Stich – S.Edberg 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(2) (SF) - only one break of serve during whole match.

U.S. OPEN

J.Connors – P.McEnroe 4-6 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 6-4 (1R) - Connors was down 4-6 6-7 0-3 (0-40)... This match lasted 4 hours and 35 minutes and finished 1:35 at night.

M.Chang – J.McEnroe 6-4 4-6 7-6(1) 2-6 6-3 (3R) - this match lasted 4 hours and 35 minutes.

J.Connors – A.Krickstein 3-6 7-6(8) 1-6 6-3 7-6(4) (4R) - Krickstein had 5-2 in the final set.

I.Lendl – M.Stich 6-3 3-6 4-6 7-6(5) 6-1 (QF) - one of the last great Lendl matches:)

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 06:22 PM
1989

U.S. OPEN

30 August 1989 - the day of many sensations:)

Boris Becker saved one match point and beat Derrick Rostagno 1-6, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.

Also on the main stadium, qualifier Paul Haarhuis defeated No. 4 seeded John McEnroe 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 and it was one of the biggest upsets in US Open history.

In the next match on the stadium court, 18-year-old Pete Sampras beat defending champion and No. 5 seeded Mats Wilander 5-7, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Sampras was leading 2-0,3-1,4-2 in the final set, Wilander tied (4-4), but Sampras broke his serve again. But serving for the match, Sampras was down 15-40 !!! However he went to deuce and defeated Wilander in the second matchpoint (in the first he made double-fault).

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 06:40 PM
1992

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

J.McEnroe - E.Sanchez 7-5 7-6(4) 4-6 2-6 8-6 (4R) - both players had match points, it was a wonderful match. McEnroe had 2 matchpoints (40-15) at 5-4 (Sanchez was serving), but Sanchez didn`t surrender. He broke McEnroe and then he was 6-5 up and was serving for the match. He had 3 matchpoints, but McEnroe saved them and broke back. McEnroe hold serve and finally won 8-6 after 4 hours and 41 minutes of play.

S.Edberg - I.Lendl 4-6 7-5 6-1 6-7(5) 6-1 (QF) - classic five-set match between Edberg and Lendl:)

R.Krajicek - M.Stich 5-7 7-6(2) 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4 (QF) - the battle of serve, but not only serve:) (Krajicek served 19 aces, Stich 15).

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 07:01 PM
1992

ROLAND GARROS

M.Stich - J.Connors 7-5 3-6 6-7(4) 6-1 6-2 (1R) - the last great Connors match (despite he lost) :worship:

J.Oncins - I.Lendl 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-2 8-6 (2R)

N.Kulti - M.Chang 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3 3-6 8-6 (3R) - this match lasted 4 hours and 43 minutes.

H.Leconte - N.Kulti 6-7(8) 3-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 (QF) - four years after reaching a final, Leconte was incredible again:)

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 07:59 PM
Wimbledon 1992

J.McEnroe - P.Cash 6-7(3) 6-4 6-7(1) 6-3 6-2 (2R) - this match lasted 4 hours and 9 minutes, big win for John McEnroe.

J.Hlasek - P.Korda 4-6 3-6 6-3 7-6(7) 16-14 (2R) - Hlasek saved one match point and beat Roland Garros finalist after 4 hours and 15 minutes.

G.Forget - J.Bates 6-7(10) 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3 (4R) - Bates had a match point (5-4 40-30 in the fourth set), but Forget saved it, served 31 aces and win after 3 hours and 48 minutes.

G.Ivanisevic - S.Edberg 6-7(10) 7-5 6-1 3-6 6-3 (QF) - Ivanisevic served 39 aces and unexpectedly beat Edberg.

A.Agassi - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(8) 6-4 6-4 1-6 6-4 (final) - great final, Agassi won despite 37 aces served by Ivanisevic:)

Greg-Pete fan
02-27-2007, 09:24 PM
U.S. OPEN 1992

B.Gilbert - M.Stich 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 7-6(0) (2R) - Stich was leading 4-1 in the final set and later he had three match points (5-4, 40-15 and one advantage) when Gilbert was serving, but Gilbert saved them and didn`t lost any point in the tiebreak :)

P.Sampras - T.Martin 7-6(1) 2-6 4-6 7-5 6-4 (3R) - Sampras won 179 points (Martin 177), this match lasted 3 hours and 41 minutes. In the fourth set Sampras was leading 5-1 (two breaks of serve), but Martin tied (5-5). However Sampras took the fourth and the fifth set:)

I.Lendl - B.Becker 6-7(4) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4 (4R) - this matched lasted 5 hours and 1 minute:)

S.Edberg - R.Krajicek 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 3-6 6-4 (4R) - Edberg could lead two sets to love, but Krajicek saved two set points in the tiebreak (from 4-6 to 8-6), in the final set Krajicek broke Edberg, but Stefan broke Richard serve two times and win 6-4;)

J.Courier - A.Agassi 6-3 6-7(6) 6-1 6-4 (QF) - it wasn`t easy match for Courier. Jim won the first set and he had 6-3 in the second set tiebreak (Agassi won 8-6). In the fourth set Courier won 6:4 (despite he was losing 3-4 and 0-40). This match lasted 3 hours and 47 minutes !!!

I.Lendl - S.Edberg 6-3 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6(3) (QF) - this match lasted 4 hours and 3 minutes, Edberg defeated Lendl, but he could win earlier (he had 2-1, 5-4 and 40-0, in the fourth set Lendl saved fourth matchpoints). In the final set Lendl broke Edberg, Stefan broke back and win in the tiebreak.

S.Edberg - M.Chang 6-7(3) 7-5 7-6(3) 5-7 6-4 (SF) - one of the best tennis matches in the history:) This match lasted 5 hours and 26 minutes and both players made unbelievable tennis:worship: In the final set Chang was leading 3-0 (40-0), but he finally lost.

Greg-Pete fan
02-28-2007, 04:36 PM
1993

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

A.Jarryd - B.Becker 3-6 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-2 (1R) - Jarryd won only five points more than Becker (171-166) and defeated him in five sets (this matched lasted 3 hours).

M.Stich - J.Stoltenberg 5-7 6-4 7-6(0) 4-6 6-1 (3R) :)

Greg-Pete fan
03-02-2007, 02:24 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1993

S.Bruguera - T.Champion 6-0 6-0 6-0 (2R) - unbelievable match, Bruguera didn`t lose any game and this match lasted only 1 hour !!!

R.Krajicek - C.Costa 7-5 3-6 6-3 5-7 10-8 (4R) - serv and volley against baseline:)

S.Bruguera - J.Courier 6-4 2-6 6-2 3-6 6-3 (final) - five set final, but both players made many unforced errors. Bruguera won only five points more than Courier (155-150).

Voo de Mar
03-02-2007, 02:31 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1993

R.Krajicek - C.Costa 7-5 3-6 6-3 5-7 10-8 (4R) - serv and volley against baseline:)



In the fifth set Costa was leading 6:5 (30-15) on serve :) Costa served 3 aces more than Krajicek (7-4) :lol:

Greg-Pete fan
03-02-2007, 02:34 PM
That`s very interesting:) I saw Krajicek serving 42 aces against Ivanisevic (who served "only" 28 aces) during Wimbledon 1998 semifinal, but finally Krajicek lost this match 15-13 in the final set:)

Voo de Mar
03-02-2007, 02:50 PM
1991

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

I.Lendl – S.Edberg 6-4 5-7 3-6 7-6(3) 6-4 (SF) - Edberg had 2:1,5-4 (40-0), this match lasted 4 hours and 2 minutes.



Actually Edberg had double match point with 40-15 on serve. On a second MP Edberg served double fault. It's amazing but in a similar situation Lendl won US Open match the same year against Krajicek (1R) 3-6 2-6 6-4 7-6(5) 6-0.
Krajicek in the fourth had 5:4 (40-15) on serve and on both MP's he made two double faults.

Greg-Pete fan
03-02-2007, 02:51 PM
WIMBLEDON 1993

S.Edberg - G.Rusedski 7-6(9) 6-4 6-7(7) 7-6(5) (1R) - first good match played by Rusedski (14 aces) at Wimbledon. Edberg was really in trouble:)

G.Ivanisevic - Ch.Bailey 5-7 7-6(3) 6-7(3) 6-4 9-7 (2R) - Bailey had one match point in the final set, but Ivanisevic annuled it (served second serve ace) ! Bailey couldn`t believe:)

A.Agassi - R.Krajicek 7-5 7-6(7) 7-6(8) (4R) - only three sets, but it was very interesting match. Krajicek lost to Agassi for the second time at Wimbledon (last time in 1991) despite serving 21 aces.

J.Courier - W.Ferreira 4-6 7-6(8) 7-5 6-4 (4R) - in this match Courier played incredible passingshot, one of the best passingshots I have ever seen.

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4 (QF) - Sampras (23 aces) beat defending champion Agassi after 2 hours and 48 minutes. Agassi saved 2 MP at 3-5, but Sampras finished this match in the next game (three aces and one service winner).

B.Becker - M.Stich 7-5 6-7(5) 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4 (QF) - Becker took revenge for 1991 final and beat Stich in five sets. Stich served 21 aces (Becker 15) and made 12 double-faults (Becker 10).

P.Sampras - J.Courier 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3 - very good final and Sampras won his first Wimbledon. He served 22 aces. In the second set tiebreak, Courier had one set point at 6-5.

Greg-Pete fan
03-02-2007, 03:14 PM
U.S. OPEN 1993

B.Becker - A.Cherkasov 3-6 6-7(8) 7-5 6-4 6-4 (1R) - Becker served 17 aces and made 17 double-faults.

S.Edberg - O.Delaitre 6-2 0-6 7-6(7) 5-7 6-3 (1R)

T.Enqvist - A.Agassi 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-7(3) 6-2 (1R) - great match for Enqvist made 64 winners and served 20 aces !!!

M.Wilander – M.Pernfors 7-6(3) 3-6 1-6 7-6(6) 6-4 (2R) - this unforgettable match lasted 4 hours and 1 minute and finished 2:26 at night:)

R.Krajicek - T.Martin 6-7(4) 4-6 7-6(9) 6-4 6-4 (3R) - Krajicek served 24 aces (Martin 13) and saved two match points in the third set tiebreak.

P.Sampras - M.Chang 6-7(0) 7-6(2) 6-1 6-1 (QF) - Sampras played unbelievable tennis in the last two sets,:worship: but earlier Chang was leading 7-6,3-2 with break.

Voo de Mar
03-02-2007, 03:30 PM
R.Krajicek - T.Martin 6-7(4) 4-6 7-6(9) 6-4 6-4 (3R) - Krajicek served 24 aces (Martin 13) and saved two match points in the third set tiebreak.



That match lasted 5 hours 11 minutes what is unusual in the match of two big-servers.

Greg-Pete fan
03-02-2007, 04:17 PM
1994

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1994

P.Sampras - Y.Kafelnikov 6-3 2-6 6-3 1-6 9-7 (2R) - Sampras was losing 4-5 (30-30) in the final set.

M.Damm - H.Leconte 1-6 7-6(1) 6-4 4-2 ret (2R) - Leconte was forced to retire, because he got sunstroke and failed (below you can see a photo of Leconte from that match).

Do you remember this match Voo de mar?

M.Washington - M.Wilander 6-7(7) 6-2 6-7(3) 6-4 6-1 (4R) - the last great match played by Wilander who reached last sixteen during AO 1994.

T.Martin - S.Edberg 3-6 7-6(7) 7-6(7) 7-6(4) (semifinal) - Martin lost his serve 6 times during whole match, Edberg 4 times, but Martin was better player in all three tiebreaks !!! Martin served 12 aces, but Edberg made 13 double-faults.

Voo de Mar
03-02-2007, 04:31 PM
1994

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1994
M.Damm - H.Leconte 1-6 7-6(1) 6-4 4-2 ret (2R) - Leconte was forced to retire, because he got sunstroke and failed (below you can see a photo of Leconte from that match).

Do you remember this match Voo de mar?


No, I didn't see that match.


T.Martin - S.Edberg 3-6 7-6(7) 7-6(7) 7-6(4) (semifinal) - Martin lost his serve 6 times during whole match, Edberg 4 times, but Martin was better player in all three tiebreaks !!! Martin served 12 aces, but Edberg made 13 double-faults.

Edberg for the third time in his career (Becker, Stich, Martin) lost four-setter with three losing tie-break sets - this is a specific record.
Edberg hadn't set point in the 2nd and 3rd set of this AO match.

Action Jackson
03-02-2007, 04:45 PM
So many matches missing here at the moment.

Muster def Agassi 94 Roland Garros

Svensson def Carlsson 88 Roland Garrros

Saretta def Calleri at 03 Wimbledon

Kuerten def Muster at 97 Roland Garros

Kuerten def Kafelnikov at 97 Roland Garros

Mantilla def A.Costa at 03 Aus Open

Cañas def Henman at 04 Aus Open

Cañas def Hewitt at 02 Roland Garros

Corretja def Gumy at 98 Roland Garros

Kolya
03-03-2007, 01:29 AM
Any brief explainations on why those matches were good?

Greg-Pete fan
03-05-2007, 09:08 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1994

H.Holm - S.Edberg 7-5 7-6(1) 6-7(2) 6-7(8) 6-4 (1R) - Edberg made 14 double-faults, Holm lost his serve 5 times, Edberg 7 times, but they played three tiebreaks.

R.Agenor - D.Prinosil 6-7(4) 6-7(2) 6-3 6-4 14-12 (2R) - 30 year old Agenor beat Prinosil after 5 hours and 2 minutes:) In that match we had 71 games:)

T.Muster - A.Agassi 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5 2-6 7-5 (2R) - In the final set Agassi was down 1-5 (15-30), but he was able to come back to 5-5. However Muster won another two games:) During this match Agassi called Muster "gay":devil:

P.Rafter - T.Muster 6-4 5-7 6-3 6-4 (3R) - Rafter served 13 aces, but Muster was very disappointed, he didn`t agree with umpire decisions many times...

J.Yzaga - M.Chang 6-2 6-3 5-7 1-6 7-5 (3R) - another great match played by Yzaga, he was very solid player and despite beating Chang, it wasn`t the best match for Yzaga in 1994:cool:

J.Courier - P.Sampras 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 (QF) - Courier beat Sampras and Pete had to forget about Grand Slam in 1994. This match lasted 3 hours and 30 minutes, Sampras served 10 aces, saved two matchpoints, but finally lost.

Greg-Pete fan
03-05-2007, 09:24 PM
I think I should add photos from these matches (not only descriptions), so...

1) Agenor reaction after beating Prinosil (the longest match in FO history)

2) Agassi congratulates Muster:)

3) Courier and Sampras:)

Greg-Pete fan
03-05-2007, 10:48 PM
WIMBLEDON 1994

A.Agassi - N.Pereira 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 (2R) - Pereira (28 aces, 13 double-faults) broke Agassi in the final set. He was leading 4-3 and serving, but lost three games in a row...

Y.Kafelnikov - L.Tieleman 7-5 6-7(5) 7-5 6-7(5) 11-9 (1R) - Kafelnikov won four points more than Tieleman (204-200). Both players had 15 aces and 13 double-faults !!!

S.Bruguera - P.Rafter 7-6(4) 3-6 4-6 7-5 13-11 (2R) - Rafter was absolutely exhausted in the end of that match. Bruguera saved 4 matchpoints. Rafter won eight points more than Bruguera (159-151), served 15 aces, but had 9 double-faults. Bruguera broke Rafter and won 13-11 in the final set.

K.Carlsen - S.Edberg 6-7(6) 6-7(6) 6-2 6-4 6-4 (2R) - Despite Edberg was playing very bad, he had 2-0, but Carlsen (14 aces) finally defeated him in five sets (earlier Edberg saved 5 matchpoints).

G.Forget - J.Courier 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 (2R) - Forget served 15 aces and came back in a big style at Wimbledon (his ranking was 1130 at that time because of injury from 1993).

T.Martin - A.Agassi 6-3 7-5 6-7(0) 4-6 6-1 (4R) - Martin served 22 aces and won five-set match for the third time in that tournament (later he defeated Ferreira also in five and lost to Sampras in SF).

B.Becker - A.Medvedev 6-7(5) 7-5 7-6(3) 6-7(3) 7-5 (4R) - this match lasted 4 hours and 51 minutes (the longest match at Wimbledon 1994), in the fifth set, Medvedev had 4-2 (30-0)...

Voo de Mar
03-05-2007, 11:00 PM
I think I should add photos from these matches (not only descriptions), so...

1) Agenor reaction after beating Prinosil (the longest match in FO history)



The longest then but four years later Corretja and Gumy played longer match, 5 hours and 30 minutes, and that was a Grand Slam record till Roland Garros 2004.

Enjoy Incubus
03-06-2007, 01:48 AM
Cañas def Henman at 04 Aus Open

The match of the history indeed:)
I dont have to see Borg or McEnroe matches to be sure of what I say:D

Davidcuervacho
03-06-2007, 04:11 AM
For my, the best match Agassi-Sampras in 5 sets (SF Australian Open 02)

Greg-Pete fan
03-06-2007, 08:17 PM
U.S. OPEN 1994

R.Krajicek - J.Siemerink 7-6(2) 6-4 6-7(2) 6-7(8) 6-4 (1R) - Krajicek (16 aces, 14 double-faults) was leading 6-0 in fourth set tiebreak, so he had six matchpoints (later he had another - 7 matchpoint), but Siemerink saved all of them and won this tiebreak 10-8 !!! However in the fifth set Krajicek won 6-4...

T.Martin - G.Raoux 6-7(4) 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(1) (1R) - in the final set Martin (18 aces) saved 3 matchpoints.

R.Reneberg - B.Becker 6-1 6-4 4-6 1-6 7-6(5) (1R) - Becker won more points than Reneberg (174-168), but lost in the final set tiebreak. Becker served 20 aces, but made 11 double-faults.

J.Yzaga - P.Sampras 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5 (4R) - Sampras was absolutely exhausted in the final set, he was down 2-5, but tied to 5-5. However Yzaga won the last two games. Sampras served 12 aces, but made 9 double-faults. He met Yzaga for the third time at Flushing Meadows:)

A.Agassi - M.Chang 6-1 6-7(3) 6-3 3-6 6-1 (4R) - In the first set Agassi lost only 11 points, but Chang didn`t surrender. In the final set Agassi won easily 6-1 again. Chang made 6 double-faults.

Voo de Mar
03-06-2007, 08:26 PM
U.S. OPEN 1994

J.Yzaga - P.Sampras 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5 (4R) - Sampras was absolutely exhausted in the final set, he was down 2-5, but tied to 5-5. However Yzaga won the last two games. Sampras served 12 aces, but made 9 double-faults. He met Yzaga for the third time at Flushing Meadows:)



Yep, Yzaga beat Sampras twice in five sets at US Open (for the first time in 1988) what is very interesting not only because Sampras is one of the greatest UO players of all time but also because Pete was excellent five-set player :)

Greg-Pete fan
03-06-2007, 08:45 PM
Yep, Yzaga beat Sampras twice in five sets at US Open (for the first time in 1988) what is very interesting not only because Sampras is one of the greatest UO players of all time but also because Pete was excellent five-set player :)

Yes, you are right. They met again in 1995 (fourth time in this tournament !). Sampras won easily 6-4 6-1 6-3.

Greg-Pete fan
03-06-2007, 08:59 PM
Yzaga and Sampras (U.S. Open 1994)

Greg-Pete fan
03-06-2007, 09:26 PM
1995

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1995

S.Edberg - M.Philippoussis 4-6 6-3 7-6(1) 7-5 (1R) - this match lasted 2 hours and 29 minutes, Philippoussis had 10 aces:)

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 4-6 6-7(4) 7-5 6-4 6-4 (4R) - Larsson had 5-4 (30-30) in the third set... Sampras served 18 aces (Larsson 17) and won 183 points (Larsson 179). That match lasted 3 hours and 7 minutes.

A.Krickstein - S.Edberg 6-7(6) 5-7 6-4 7-6(5) 6-4 (4R) - Edberg lost this match despite leading 2-0 and then 5-2 in the fourth set ! At 5-4 30-30 Krickstein played too long lob, but umpire change his decision ! It would give Edberg the first matchpoint and Stefan was very frustrated. He got warning. Krickstein won this set in tiebreak and he beat Edberg 6-4 in the final set!

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-7(4) 6-7(3) 6-3 6-4 6-3 (QF) - Courier had 2-0 and in the fourth set he was leading 4-3 and serving, but lost three games in a row. Sampras defeated him in five. This match lasted 3 hours and 58 minutes (finished 1:08 at night). Sampras served 23 aces. And Sampras was crying during the final set, because of Gullikson`s illness.

A.Agassi - P.Sampras 4-6 6-1 7-6(6) 6-4 (final) - Sampras broke Agassi in the third set, Agassi broke back and won this set in tiebreak (he saved two set points, from 4-6 to 8-6). Sampras served 28 aces, but Agassi made only 26 unforced errors. This match lasted 2 hours and 36 minutes. It was the first Australian Open for Agassi and first win in Melbourne;)

Voo de Mar
03-06-2007, 11:33 PM
1995

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1995

P.Sampras - M.Larsson 4-6 6-7(4) 7-5 6-4 6-4 (4R) - Larsson had 5-4 (30-30) in the final set...


Maybe 5:4 (30-30) in the third? Final set was 6-4 so Larsson hadn't 5:4 for sure :)

Greg-Pete fan
03-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Maybe 5:4 (30-30) in the third? Final set was 6-4 so Larsson hadn't 5:4 for sure :)

Yes, my mistake. Of course in the third Larsson had 5:4 (30-30):)

Greg-Pete fan
03-07-2007, 05:15 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1995

G.Schaller - P.Sampras 7-6(3) 4-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4 (1R) - Sampras served 24 aces and was leading 6-7,6-4,3-1, but play was suspended and both players appeared on the same courth next day. Sampras had 2-1, but Schaller tied. In the final set Schaller had 4-2, but Sampras tied to 4-4. But Schaller broke Sampras again and won 6:4. At 4-4 a white pigeon sit on the Schaller`s side and the Austrian player started playing unbelievable:)

W.Ferreira - M.Wilander 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 6-3 6-7(4) 8-6 (2R) - Wilander played one of his last good matches, but lost 6-8 in the fifth. He made 9 double-faults.

M.Stich - A.Boetsch 6-2 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-3 (3R) - Stich served 13 aces and advanced to the last sixteen.

T.Muster - A.Costa 6-2 3-6 6-7(6) 7-5 6-2 (QF) - Very tough match for Muster who was down 2-1.

Greg-Pete fan
03-07-2007, 05:34 PM
WIMBLEDON 1995

M.Wilander - M.K.Goellner 4-6 5-7 6-3 7-5 6-4 (2R) - Big serving Marc-Kevin Goellner (32 aces, but 20 double-faults) lost his 2-0 leading. Wilander served 12 aces. This match lasted 2 hours and 46 minutes.

B.Becker - C.Pioline 6-3 6-1 6-7(6) 6-7(10) 9-7 (QF) - this unforgettable match lasted 4 hours and 14 minutes, Becker won the first two sets very easily, but Pioline beat him in the next two tiebreaks. In the final set Becker won 9-7. Becker served 18 aces (Pioline only 9) and made 12 double-faults.

B.Becker - A.Agassi 2-6 7-6(1) 6-4 7-6(1) (SF) - Agassi had 6-2,4-1 (two breaks of serve), but Becker came back:) In the fourth set Agassi had his last chance. He was leading 4-3 and 40-15 when Becker was serving. However Becker saved two breakpoints and finished this match in another tiebreak.

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(7) 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-3 (SF) - Sampras won only one more point than Ivanisevic (146-145). Ivanisevic served 38 aces (Sampras 21). Both players had very good percent of first serve (Sampras 63, Ivanisevic 61). I don`t remember, but Sampras could save one set point in the first set tiebreak.

Voo de Mar
03-07-2007, 06:26 PM
WIMBLEDON 1995

B.Becker - C.Pioline 6-3 6-1 6-7(6) 6-7(10) 9-7 (QF) - this unforgettable match lasted 4 hours and 14 minutes, Becker won the first two sets very easily, but Pioline beat him in the next two tiebreaks. In the final set Becker won 9-7. Becker served 18 aces (Pioline only 9) and made 12 double-faults.



If I remember well, Pioline led 6:1 in the first tie-break and saved only one match point in the second TB. Later the Frenchman was break up in the fifth. Fantastic match (was playing on court No. 1) probably the best at Wimbledon 1995.

Greg-Pete fan
03-07-2007, 07:20 PM
U.S. OPEN 1995

A.Agassi - A.Corretja 5-7 6-3 5-7 6-0 6-2 (2R) - great match, Agassi was in trouble, Corretja had 2-1 and in the fifth set he had two breakpoints at 1-1.

P.Sampras - M.Philippoussis 6-7(5) 7-5 7-5 6-3 (3R) - both players played wonderful match. Sampras served 28 aces (Philippoussis 14), but made 14 double-faults (Philippoussis 9).

A.Agassi - P.Korda 6-4 6-2 1-6 7-5 (QF) - Agassi won the first two sets, but lost the third 1-6 and in the fourth set he was down 1-4. However he was able to come back and win 7-5.

B.Becker - P.McEnroe 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(3) 7-6(6) (QF) - this match lasted 4 hours and 7 minutes. Becker served 30 aces and made 14 double-faults.

J.Courier - M.Chang 7-6(5) 7-6(3) 7-5 (QF) - Chang had 5-3 in each set!!! I don`t remember perfectly, but he probably had 4 setpoints in the first and one in the second set !!! Courier saved everything and beat Chang 3-0! This match lasted 3 hours and 7 minutes.

A.Agassi - B.Becker 7-6(4) 7-6(2) 4-6 6-4 (SF) - Agassi had 7-6,7-6,4-1 and lost five games in a row. But in the fourth he won 6-4. Becker served 25 aces (Agassi 12), but made 11 double-faults. This match lasted 3 hours and 7 minutes and final shakehand was very very short. Agassi was angry, because he in the next day he had to face Sampras in the final:)

P.Sampras - J.Courier 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-5 (SF) - Sampras served 27 aces and beat Courier in four sets.

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-4 6-3 4-6 7-5 (final) - Agassi started very well. He won his first 11 points on serve, but he wasn`t able to break Sampras serve. At 5-4 Agassi saved one set point, but he lost saving second, after a huge and unforgettable for tennis fans rally (Sampras played backhand winner). Sampras had 6-4,6-3,2-1 with break, but Agassi broke Sampras two times and won 6-4. But in the fourth set Sampras (24 aces) broke Agassi, finished with an ace and won 7-5.

Voo de Mar
03-07-2007, 07:31 PM
U.S. OPEN 1995

P.Sampras - M.Philippoussis 6-7(5) 7-5 7-5 6-3 (3R) - both players played wonderful match. Sampras served 28 aces (Philippoussis 14), but made 14 double-faults (Philippoussis 9).

Sampras led 5:2 in the second and 4:0 in the third set.


B.Becker - P.McEnroe 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(3) 7-6(6) (QF) - this match lasted 4 hours and 7 minutes. Becker served 30 aces and made 14 double-faults.


Becker said after this match: "One of the best five matches in US Open history" :D

Greg-Pete fan
03-07-2007, 07:40 PM
Sampras led 5:2 in the second and 4:0 in the third set.

I didn`t know about it:) Philippoussis showed his talent for the first time in that match:)

meninosantos
03-07-2007, 09:01 PM
I'm very young but can you tell me a good match that's not too long...
Cause to be a good match does not have to be very long...and you're just talking about long matches...
Thanks :)

Greg-Pete fan
03-08-2007, 06:26 PM
1996

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1996

A.Agassi - G.Etlis 3-6 7-6(2) 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3 (1R) - Agassi was in trouble... He was down 1-2 and in the fourth set 1-4 (30-40), 2-5, then 4-5 (0-30) and in the tiebreak Etlis had 5-3 and serve (he missed very easy forehand) and lost next three points. In the final set Agassi won 6-3. Etlis served 28 aces. 212-187 in points for Etlis!

B.Becker - G.Rusedski 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 (1R) - Becker was down 1-2 and at 1-1 in the fourth set Rusedski had a break point (30-40), but Becker survived and beat him in five sets. This match lasted 3 hours.

S.Edberg - J.Novak 7-6(6) 7-5 3-6 5-7 6-1 (1R) - It was the last Australian Open tournament for Edberg and he survived his first round match against Jiri Novak. This match lasted 3 hours and 28 minutes.

J.Courier - J.Tarango 7-5 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 (2R) - Courier won the first set 7:5 and in the second he had 5-2 and then 6-5 (40-30, so he had one set point), but Tarango won in tiebreak. In the third set Tarango was leading 4-1, but lost 4:6. In the fourth set Courier had 4-0, but Tarango won the next three games. However Courier broke Tarango again and defeated him 6:3.

T.Muster - J.Frana 6-4 6-4 1-6 7-6(4) (2R) - Muster had two sets to love, but unexpectedly Frana won the third set 6-1 and in the next set he was leading 2-0, then Muster 4-2, but later Frana had 5-4 and 6-5 ! Muster won in tiebreak.

J.P.Fleurian - S.Edberg 6-4 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-3 (2R) - the last match for Edberg in Melbourne. He made 11 double-faults and lost to Jean-Philippe Fleurian.

B.Becker - T.Johansson 4-6 3-6 6-2 6-1 6-4 (2R) - Becker survived another test, he was down 0-2 and in the third set at 2-2 Becker was down 0-40 on his serve. And at this moment Becker played too long volley, but the umpire made a wrong decision. Johansson was very frustrated and he stopped playing well immediately. Becker served 19 aces.

M.Philippoussis - P.Sampras 6-4 7-6(9) 7-6(3) (3R) - In the second set tiebreak Philippoussis saved two set points (at 6-5 and 8-7). Earlier in this tiebreak Sampras had 3-0 and 5-2. Unbelivevable performance presented by Philippoussis in that match. He served 29 aces. Despite playing quite good tennis Pete didn`t have any chance to beat Philippoussis. During this match a roof was closed and that`s why Philippoussis serve was too strong.

J.Courier - T.Woodbridge 6-3 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 3-6 8-6 (3R) - Courier had 6-3,5-4 (40-30, so one set point), but Woodbridge won in tiebreak. In the thirs set Courier won in another tiebreak (earlier he had 5-2, but later Woodbridge was leading 6-5 and serving for the set)! The fifth set was full of drama. Courier had 3-0,5-2, at 5-3 Woodbridge saved one matchpoint. A couple of minutes later we had 5-5! At 5-5 Woodbridge had three break points, but Courier hold serve. At 6-5, Woodbridge saved another two matchpoints and tied to 6-6! This match lasted 4 hours and 33 minutes and finished 1:00 at night. Finally Courier won 8-6!

B.Becker - Y.Kafelnikov 6-4 7-6(9) 6-1 (QF) - in the second set tiebreak Kafelnikov had 5-1 and later he had two set points (at 7-6 and 9-8). In the third set, Becker was unstoppable. He served 26 aces.

A.Agassi - J.Courier (QF) 6-7(7) 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-2 (QF) - Agassi had one set point in the first set tiebreak... Courier had 2-0 and he broke Agassi in the start of third set... Agassi won only two points more than Courier (160-158). Courier served 13 aces.

Thanks Voo de Mar for many interesting facts from Australian Open 1996:) I was trying to remember some of these matches and write about them here:)

Greg-Pete fan
03-11-2007, 12:45 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1996

P.Sampras - S.Bruguera 6-3 6-4 6-7(2) 2-6 6-3 (2R) - Sampras took the first two sets in just one hour, but later Bruguera began playing better. In the final set Sampras broke Bruguera and won 6:3. He served 14 aces. This match lasted 2 hours and 59 minutes.

Ch.Woodruff - A.Agassi 4-6 6-4 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 (2R) - this match lasted 3 hours and 3 minutes, Agassi had 2-1, but he lost. Woodruff served 9 aces and Agassi made 10 double-faults.

S.Edberg - M.Chang 4-6 7-5 6-0 7-6(1) (3R) - this match lasted 2 hours and 43 minutes and it was a revenge for 1989 French Open final. Great match for Edberg during his final Roland Garros. Both players served 8 aces.

M.Stich - T.Muster 4-6 6-4 6-1 7-6(1) (4R) - Defending champion Muster won the 6-4 in the first set, but Stich took the next two. In the fourth set Muster won 12 points in a row (first three games !), but Stich broke back and won very easily in the tiebreak! Stich served 23 aces (and made 9 double-faults). This match lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes.

P.Sampras - J.Courier 6-7(4) 4-6 6-4 6-4 6-4 (QF) - this match lasted 3 hours and 39 minutes, Courier had 2-0 again and in the fourth set he was leading 4-3 and 40-15 (on Sampras serve). Pete served two aces and saved both breakpoints. Finally he beat Courier in five. Sampras had 28 aces and Courier 27 (on clay) !!!

Voo de Mar
03-11-2007, 02:45 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1996
Courier had 2-0 again and in the fourth set he was leading 4-3 and 40-15 (on Sampras serve). Pete served two aces and saved both breakpoints.

On the second BP, Sampras broke string in his raquet at first serve. He took a new raquet and served an ace on the second serve :D

Greg-Pete fan
03-11-2007, 11:32 PM
WIMBLEDON 1996

T.Henman - Y.Kafelnikov 7-6(6) 6-3 6-7(2) 4-6 7-5 (1R) - this match lasted 3 hours and 38 minutes, Kafelnikov had 2 match points at 5-3 in the final set, but Henman saved both of them serving two aces. Henman served 23 aces (Kafelnikov 11) and made 7 double-faults (Kafelnikov 9).

D.Flach - A.Agassi 2-6 7-6(1) 6-4 7-6(6) (1R) - this match lasted 2 hours and 32 minutes and Flach served 22 aces.

M.Tillstroem – S.Edberg 4-6 6-4 7-6(5) 6-4 (2R) - final match for Edberg at Wimbledon. This match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes.

P.Sampras - K.Kucera 6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 7-6(3) (3R) - Sampras had 2-0, but Kucera won in the third set tiebreak and in the fourth set he was leading 4-1. Finally Sampras beat him in another tiebreak.

R.Krajicek - P.Sampras 7-5 7-6(3) 6-4 (QF) - unbelievable match for Krajicek, his returns and passingshots were fantastic. In the second set Pete saved one set point at 5-6 (30-40), but lost in tiebreak. Krajicek defeated Sampras 3-0. He served 31 aces (Sampras only 8). That match lasted only 1 hours and 53 minutes.

M.Washington – A.Radulescu 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4 (QF) - this match lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes, Radulescu served 32 aces and made 12 double-faults (he served 133 aces in the tournament). Washington served 16 aces. Radulescu won six points more than Washington (229-223), but lost the match.

M.Washington - T.Martin 5-7 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 10-8 (SF) - Martin had 2-1 and in the final set he was leading 5-1, but lost 8-10 ! This match lasted 3 hours and 49 minutes, Martin served 19 aces (Washington 11). Martin won seven points more than Washington (159-152), but didn`t advance to the final.

Voo de Mar
03-11-2007, 11:48 PM
WIMBLEDON 1996

R.Krajicek - P.Sampras 7-5 7-6(3) 6-4 (QF) - unbelievable match for Krajicek, his returns and passingshots was fantastic. In the second set Pete saved one set point at 5-6 (30-40), but lost in tiebreak. Krajicek defeated Sampras 3-0. He served 31 aces (Sampras only 8). That match lasted only
1 hours and 53 minutes.

M.Washington – A.Radulescu 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 5-7 7-6(3) 6-2 (QF) - this match lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes, Radulescu served 32 aces and 12 double-faults (133 aces in the tournament). Washington served 16 aces. Radulescu won six points more than Washington (229-223), but lost the match.

M.Washington - T.Martin 5-7 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 10-8 (SF) - Martin had 2-1 and in the final set he was leading 5-2, but lost 8-10 ! This match lasted 3 hours and 49 minutes, Martin served 19 aces (Washington 11). Martin won seven points more than Washington (159-152), but didn`t advance to the final.

* On atptennis.com is written that Krajicek served 28 aces against Sampras therefore there isn't that match in my "Aces" thread...
* 6-4 not 6-2 in the fifth...
atptennis.com telling us 30 aces, but I saw this match and you're right... it were 32 aces. This match with rain-breaks lasted 7 hours 35 minutes. Washington made only one break of serve and it was the last game (61) of this match despite Radulescu was leading 40-15 - the German lost 4 points in a row!
* Martin was leading even 5:1 in the 5th set after 19 minutes, later 6:5, 7:6 & 8:7 but hadn't any match points.

Greg-Pete fan
03-12-2007, 12:04 AM
* On atptennis.com is written that Krajicek served 28 aces against Sampras therefore there isn't that match in my "Aces" thread...

Maybe you are right:) I didn`t see whole match, so I`m not sure. I read in "Sampras - Legend in the work" book that Krajicek served 31 aces.

What about Henman-Kafelnikov match? Am I right? Did Henman save two MP or more?

Voo de Mar
03-12-2007, 12:12 AM
Maybe you are right:) I didn`t see whole match, so I`m not sure. I read in "Sampras - Legend in the work" book that Krajicek served 31 aces.

What about Henman-Kafelnikov match? Am I right? Did Henman save two MP or more?

Maybe Krajicek served 31 aces. I know he was leading in aces 22:5 after two sets...
Yes, Henman saved two match points, both with aces, but not at 4:5 - he saved these match points at 3:5. In the 1st set tie-break Kafelnikov was leading 6:3 and lost 5 points in a row.

Greg-Pete fan
03-12-2007, 12:33 AM
U.S. OPEN 1996

S.Edberg - R.Krajicek 6-3 6-3 6-3 (1R) - Edberg played incredible, he won 51 points at the net. This match lasted only an hour and 44 minutes. Krajicek served 13 aces.

P.Sampras - J.Novak 6-3 1-6 6-3 4-6 6-4 (2R) - this match lasted 2 hours and 36 minutes, Sampras served 18 aces (Novak 15). Sampras won 160 points (Novak 153).

A.Agassi - L.Paes 3-6 6-4 6-1 6-0 (2R) - Agassi was down 3-6,0-4 (15-40) !!!

S.Edberg - T.Henman 6-7(2) 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4 (4R) - Final win for Edberg at Flushing Meadows. He served 10 aces and beat Henman.

P.Sampras - A.Corretja 7-6(5) 5-7 5-7 6-4 7-6(7) (QF) - one of the most dramatic tennis matches in the history:worship: Sampras and Corretja had 25 aces. In the first set Corretja had 1 or 2 set points, but Sampras won in tiebreak. Later Corretja had 2-1, but Sampras took the fourth set 6-4. In the final set tiebreak Sampras was absolutely exhausted... but he had MP at 6-5 (he made unforced forehand error). At 7-6 Corretja had MP, but Sampras played very good volley and saved it. In the next point he served unbelievable ace (on second serve)! During second MP for Sampras Corretja made very big double-fault! This match-horror lasted 4 hours and 9 minutes.

A.Agassi - T.Muster 6-2 7-5 4-6 6-2 (QF) - Muster broke Agassi in the first game of the match, but Agassi broke back in the next game (after
5 deuces). Later Agassi began playing much better and beat Muster for the second time at Flushing Meadows quarterfinal (in 1994 he needed only three sets).

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-3 6-4 6-7(9) 6-3 - Ivanisevic served 30 aces (Sampras 24). Sampras had 3 MP in the third set tiebreak (he was leading 6-3), but Ivanisevic saved all of them and won 11-9 ! In the fourth set Sampras broke Goran who played bad forehand (later he explained that someone yelled at the moment when he was playing this forehand and disturbed him!) and won 6-3.

Greg-Pete fan
03-12-2007, 04:03 PM
1997

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1997

C.Moya - B.Becker 5-7 7-6(4) 3-6 6-1 6-4 (1R) - Becker served 22 aces, but he made 87 unforced errors including 17 double-faults ! This match lasted 3 hours and 31 minutes. Becker had 2-1, but Moya beat defending champion in five sets.

A.Medvedev - M.Stich 4-6 6-1 6-2 4-6 9-7 (2R) - this match lasted 3 hours and 31 minutes, Stich served 9 aces, but made 7 double-faults. It was the last Australian Open match for Stich.

P.Sampras - D.Hrbaty 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-4 (4R) - Hrbaty (20 aces, 15 double-faults) lost this match, but he had very big chance to beat Sampras. Pete was down 2-4 (15-40) in the fith set... and win four games in a row! This five-set match lasted only 2 hours and 53 minutes. Sampras served 17 aces. Sampras and Hrbaty were playing great match in really tough conditions (40 degrees)!

G.Ivanisevic - Ch.Ruud 4-6 6-2 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3 (4R) - Ivanisevic served 39 aces (Ruud 13) and made 16 double-fault! Despite many aces, Ivanisevic was down 1-2 and this match was very long (lasted 3 hours and 14 minutes).

T.Muster - J.Courier 6-2 3-6 7-6(4) 6-3 (4R) - this match lasted 3 hours and 2 minutes, Muster served 10 aces. Play was suspended when Muster was leading 3-0 in the fourth set, because on of the lamp turned off and Courier didn`t want to play! In the next day Muster finished this match;)

P.Sampras - A.Costa 6-3 6-7(5) 6-1 3-6 6-2 (QF) - This match lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes. Sampras needed five sets to beat Costa, but he won 44 points more than Costa (176-132)!!! On Atptennis.com we can check that Sampras served 26 aces, but I think he served "only" 23 aces:)

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-1 7-6(3) 6-3 - this match lasted only 1 hour and 54 minutes and Sampras defeated Muster playing better in many long rallies. In the second set Muster had 5-2 and at 5-3 he had one set point, but Pete saved it. Sampras served 16 aces.

Voo de Mar
03-12-2007, 05:51 PM
1997

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1997

A.Medvedev - M.Stich 4-6 6-1 6-2 4-6 9-7 (2R) - this match lasted 3 hours and 31 minutes, Stich served 9 aces, but made 7 double-faults. It was the last Australian Open match for Stich.

G.Ivanisevic - Ch.Ruud 4-6 6-2 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3 (4R) - Ivanisevic served 39 aces (Ruud 13) and made 16 double-fault! Despite many aces, Ivanisec was down 1-2 and this match was very long (lasted 3 hours and 14 minutes).


* Medvedev made only one break in the 5th set, at 7:7. Earlier in that set Stich had many chances to break Medvedev's serve: 2:1 (40-15), 3:2 (40-30), 4:3 (40-15), 6:5 (30-15).
* Ruud saved two set points in the 3rd set against Ivanisevic.

At Australian Open 1997 very interesting was match in the first round between AO-two-times-champion Jim Courier and rising star Sjeng Schalken. Courier after winning fourth set 6-1 was leading 5:1 (40-30) in the fifth and did mistake on easy volley. Later Schalken was leading 6:5 (!) but finally Courier won 6-7(4) 6-3 4-6 6-1 8-6. Two years later Courier won another drama against Schalken, this time at Wimbledon.

Greg-Pete fan
03-13-2007, 10:32 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1997

M.Larsson - J.Courier 6-1 6-2 4-6 1-6 6-4 (1R) - this five-set match lasted 2 hours and 37 minutes, Larsson served 8 aces.

M.Norman - P.Sampras 6-2 6-4 2-6 6-4 (3R) - Sampras played great during his previous matches against Clavet and Santoro, but before his 3 round match against Magnus Norman he had a stomach problems. 21 year old Norman served 12 aces and beat Sampras after 2 hours and 30 minutes of play.

G.Kuerten - T.Muster 6-7(3) 6-1 6-3 3-6 6-4 (3R) - Kuerten (ranked 66) unexpectedly beat champion from 1995 Thomas Muster! Kuerten served 14 aces and made 7 double-faults. In the final set Muster was leading 3-0! This match lasted 3 hours and 8 minutes.

G.Kuerten - A.Medvedev 5-7 6-1 6-2 1-6 7-5 (4R) - another important win for Kuerten who beat Medvedev in five sets (this match lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes).

S.Bruguera - M.Chang 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 (4R) - this match lasted 2 hours and 54 minutes and Bruguera took revenge for 1995 French Open semifinal.

G.Kuerten - Y.Kafelnikov 6-2 5-7 2-6 6-0 6-4 (QF) - Kuerten beat defending champion Kafelnikov in five sets, but he needed only 2 hours and 30 minutes. He served 16 aces.

S.Bruguera - P.Rafter 6-7(6) 6-1 7-5 7-6(1) (SF) - wonderful match between two different players. Serv and volley against baseline:) It is curious, because Bruguera served 5 aces in this match, but Rafter only four (he made 10 double-faults). This match lasted 2 hours and 54 minutes. Rafter could have one set point in the first set tiebreak.

G.Kuerten - S.Bruguera 6-3 6-4 6-2 (final) - Kuerten took the opening set 6-3 and then he had 3-1 in the second, but Bruguera broke his serve (only one time in this final) and tied to 3-3. At 4-4 he had another chance to break Kuerten serve, but Guga saved breakpoints. Later he broke Bruguera and won 6:4. In the third set Bruguera didn`t have any chance, unknown Kuerten beat him 6:2 and he won Roland Garros for the first time. This final was very short, Kuerten won after 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
03-16-2007, 08:34 PM
WIMBLEDON 1997

T.Woodbridge – M.Chang 7-6(5) 3-6 6-2 3-6 8-6 (1R) - only 8 aces in this match (Woodbridge 6, Chang 2), Chang won six more points than Woodbridge (192-186), Woodbridge made 11 double-faults. This match lasted 3 hours and 55 minutes.

J.Gimelstob – G.Kuerten 6-3 6-4 4-6 1-6 6-4 (1R) - Kuerten won thirteen more points than Gimelstob (174-161), but he lost in five sets. Kuerten served 16 aces (Gimelstob 9). This match lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes.

G.Rusedski – J.Stark 4-6 6-7(9) 6-4 6-3 11-9 (2R) - Stark won 238 points (Rusedski 222), Rusedski had 35 aces and made 23 double-faults! Stark served 34 aces and made 10 double-faults. This five-set match lasted only 2 hours anf 36 minutes.

M.Norman – G.Ivanisevic 6-3 2-6 7-6(4) 4-6 14-12 (2R) - Ivanisevic served 46 aces(!), but he lost to Magnus Norman (17 aces). Norman made more DF than Ivanisevic (14-12). Ivanisevic won 165 points (Norman 137). Magnus broke Goran and win 14:12 in the final set after 3 hours and 24 minutes.

T.Henman – P.Haarhuis 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 4-6 14-12 (3R) - Haarhuis had one match point in the final set – he had 5-4 (40-30) on his serve, but he made double-fault! This wonderful match lasted 3 hours and 58 minutes, Henman served 8 aces, both players made 10 double-faults. It was very importand match for Henman and very important win for him too.

P.Sampras – P.Korda 6-4 6-3 6-7(8) 6-7(1) 6-4 (4R) - Sampras served 27 aces (Korda 13), but he needed five sets and 3 hours and 23 minutes to beat Korda who made 10 double-faults. I don`t remember perfectly, but Sampras could have one or two matchpoints in the third set tiebreak.

T.Henman – R.Krajicek 7-6(7) 6-7(7) 7-6(5) 6-4 (4R) - Defending champion Richard Krajicek won three more points than Henman (165-162), but he lost in four sets! He served 22 aces (Henman 8). Tim advanced to the quartefinal after 2 hours and 54 minutes.

P.Sampras – B.Becker 6-1 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4 (QF) - Sampras served 19 aces (Becker only 6) and win after 2 hours and 6 minutes of play. He beat Becker for the third time at Wimbledon (previous he defeated him in 1993 semifinal and 1995 final). Becker wanted to say goodbye after that match, but he finished his career in 1999.

C.Pioline – M.Stich 6-7(2) 6-2 6-1 5-7 6-4 (SF) - the final match for Stich at Wimbledon and in his career too, He served 11 aces (Pioline 8), but he made 9 double-faults. This match lasted 3 hours. Pioline broke Stich in the start of final set and won 6:4.

Voo de Mar
03-16-2007, 10:31 PM
WIMBLEDON 1997

G.Rusedski – J.Stark 4-6 6-7(9) 6-4 6-3 11-9 (2R) - Stark won 238 points (Rusedski 222), Rusedski had 35 aces and made 23 double-faults! Stark served 34 aces and made 10 double-faults. This five-set match lasted only 2 hours anf 36 minutes.

T.Woodbridge[/B] – M.Chang 7-6(5) 3-6 6-2 3-6 8-6 (1R) - only 8 aces in this match (Woodbridge 6, Chang 2), Chang won six more points than Woodbridge (192-186), Woodbridge made 11 double-faults. This match lasted 3 hours and 55 minutes.

P.Sampras[/B] – P.Korda 6-4 6-3 6-7(8) 6-7(1) 6-4 (4R) - Sampras served 27 aces (Korda 13), but he needed five sets and 3 hours and 23 minutes to beat Korda who made 10 double-faults. I don`t remember perfectly, but Sampras could have one or two matchpoints in the third set tiebreak.



* Stark was break up in the fifth (4:2).
* Woodbridge was leading 4:0 & 5:1 in the fifth but Chang saved three match points and later had 6:5 on Woodbridge's serve :D
* Sampras in the third set tie-break had one match point, earlier was leading 4:0 & 5:1 in this TB! :) Sampras was 24-6 in the five-setters after this 4th round match.

Another interesting match from Wimbledon '97: W.Ferreira def. S.Draper 6-7(5) 3-6 6-4 6-0 7-5 in the first round. Ferreira was 0:4 down in the fifth set and at 4:5 saved one MP.

Greg-Pete fan
03-17-2007, 12:27 AM
U.S. OPEN 1997

T.Henman - T.Muster 6-3 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4 (1R) - Henman served 16 aces and beat Muster after 2 hours and 16 minutes.

M.Chang - C.Pioline 6-3 0-6 5-7 7-5 6-1 (4R) - this five-set match lasted 3 hours and 41 minutes, Chang won 163 points (Pioline 162). He served 9 aces, Pioline 6.

P.Rafter - A.Agassi 6-3 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3 (4R) - Rafter was leading 6-3 7-6 4-1, but Agassi won five games in a row and the third set 6:4. However in the fourth set at 3-4 Agassi made three unforced errors including one double-fault. Rafter broke his serve and finished this match in the next game. He served 12 aces. Agassi made 9 double-faults. This match lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes.

P.Korda - P.Sampras 6-7(4) 7-5 7-6(2) 3-6 7-6(3) (4R) - it was a revenge for Wimbledon 1997 QF, in the first set at 5-6 Sampras was down 0-40, so Korda had three set points, but Sampras saved all of them and won in tiebreak. Korda won next two sets, but Pete took the fourth set 6-3 and he was leading 3-0 in the fifth set! Korda tied to 3-3 and beat Sampras in another tiebreak. Sampras served 24 aces (Korda 15). This match lasted 3 hours and 37 minutes.

M.Chang - M.Rios 7-5 6-2 4-6 4-6 6-3 (QF) - This match lasted 2 hours and 57 minutes, Chang served 8 aces. Both players met earlier in the same year during Australian Open QF and Chang won in straight sets.

G.Rusedski - J.Bjorkman 6-1 3-6 3-6 6-3 7-5 (SF) - Rusedski achieved the biggest success in his career after beating Jonas Bjorkman in five sets despite losing 1-2. He served 15 aces and won after 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
03-21-2007, 08:06 PM
1998

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1998

J.Golmard - T.Henman 6-3 6-7(3) 6-2 3-6 11-9 (1R) - a qualifier Jerome Golmard beat Tim Henman 11-9 in the fifth set after 4 hours and 19 minutes! Henman served 9 aces, but made 7 double-faults.

P.Rafter - J.Tarango 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 7-5 (1R) - Patrick Rafter needed four tough sets to beat Jeff Tarango. Rafter served 25 aces (against Agassi at Wimbledon 2001 he served more - 30 aces). This match lasted 3 hours and 39 minutes.

P.Rafter - T.Martin 2-6 7-6(2) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3 (2R) - Martin (AO finalist from 1994) won two more points than Rafter (177-175), but he lost in five sets. Martin served 18 aces, Rafter 13. This match lasted 3 hours and 26 minutes.

H.Arazi - M.Philippoussis 1-6 6-2 4-6 6-1 9-7 (2R) - Arazi beat Philippoussis 9-7 in the fifth set after 2 hours and 57 minutes. It is curious, because Arazi served 14 aces, but Philippoussis only 10!!!

A.Berasategui - P.Rafter 6-7(2) 7-6(7) 6-2 7-6(4) (3R) - Alberto Berasategui beat absolutely exhausted Rafter in the third round. This match lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes.

A.Berasategui - A.Agassi 3-6 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-3 (4R) - Agassi (87 ATP) had 2-0 and in the fourth set he was 3-2 up with break! Berasategui advanced to the quarterfinal and it was his the best Grand Slam results since Roland Garros 1994. This five-set match lasted only 2 hours and 31 minutes. Agassi won one more point than his opponent (146-145).

K.Kucera - P.Sampras 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 (QF) - Kucera served 18 aces (Sampras only 7), Pete made 46 unforced errors! Sampras didn`t shake hand to Lars Graff after this match! Sampras always had "problems" with this umpire (for example Cincinnati 1998 final, matchpoint for Rafter and his "ace").

P.Korda - J.Bjorkman 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-2 (QF) - Korda advanced despite losing 2-0. This match lasted 3 hours and 4 minutes. It was the most difficult match for Korda during this Australian Open. In the final he beat Rios in straight sets.

Voo de Mar
03-21-2007, 08:18 PM
1998

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1998

J.Golmard - T.Henman 6-3 6-7(3) 6-2 3-6 11-9 (1R) - a qualifier Jerome Golmard beat Tim Henman 11-9 in the fifth set after 4 hours and 19 minutes! Henman served 9 aces, but made 7 double-faults.

H.Arazi - M.Philippoussis 1-6 6-2 4-6 6-1 9-7 (2R) - Arazi beat Philippoussis 9-7 in the fifth set after 2 hours and 57 minutes. It is curious, because Arazi served 14 aces, but Philippoussis only 10!!!

A.Berasategui - P.Rafter 6-7(2) 7-6(7) 6-2 7-6(4) (3R) - Alberto Berasategui beat absolutely exhausted Rafter in the third round. This match lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes.

* Golmard was leading against Henman 6-3 5:2 (40-30). In the fifth set Golmard had double MP at 7:6 (40-15). He took a medical time-out at 10:9 because he had had problems with feet. After 5 minutes' time-out he won the game and the match after the brilliant returns of serve.
* Arazi saved a match point against "Scud" at 4:5 (30-40) in the 5th with a "serve-and-volley" after 2nd serve!
* Rafter had three set points in the 2nd set tie-break for a two set leads.

Greg-Pete fan
03-21-2007, 08:24 PM
Arazi saved a match point against "Scud" at 4:5 (30-40) in the 5th with a "serve-and-volley" after 2nd serve!

Did Philippoussis make double-fault during matchpoint for Arazi?

Voo de Mar
03-21-2007, 08:34 PM
Did Philippoussis make double-fault during matchpoint for Arazi?

No, he didn't - it is clear because Arazi was serving as a second player in this final set. Maybe Philippoussis made a double fault on a break point at 7:7? I don't remember but I know that he lost his serve in the 15th game to "30" :)

Greg-Pete fan
03-21-2007, 10:29 PM
New facts which I forgot a couple of weeks ago:)



WIMBLEDON 1991

M.Stich – S.Edberg 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(2) (SF) - only one break of serve during whole match.

At 5-5 in the third set Edberg was down 0-40 on his serve. This match lasted 3 hours and 8 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
03-21-2007, 10:40 PM
M.Stich - A.Volkov 4-6 6-3 7-5 1-6 7-5 (4R) - In the fourth round Stich was playing against Alexander Volkov, he was down 3-5 in the fifth set and won four games in a row. Stich served 26 aces, but Volkov made 17 double-faults.

M.Stich - J.Courier 6-3 7-6(2) 6-3 (QF) - in the second set Courier had 5-3 (40-30) on Stich serve and 5-4 (40-30) on his serve, so he had two setpoints, but Stich saved them.

M.Stich - B.Becker 6-4 7-6(4) 6-4 (final) - In the first set Stich broke Becker in the first game, later Becker tied to 3-3, but Stich broke him again and won 6:4 after 43 minutes. In the second set they broke each other and Stich won in tiebreak (at 5-6 he was down 0-30). In the third set Becker saved many BP, one at 0-1, four at 1-2, two at 2-3 and one at 3-4!!! But at 4-5 he didn`t save matchpoint (Stich played great backhand return winner). Stich served 15 aces, Becker 10. This match lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
03-21-2007, 10:47 PM
1992

ROLAND GARROS

M.Stich - J.Connors 7-5 3-6 6-7(4) 6-1 6-2 (1R) - the last great Connors match (despite he lost) :worship:

This match lasted 3 hours and 52 minutes, Stich served 23 aces. Serving at 2-5 in the fifth set Connors was praying for rain, but it started raining a couple of minutes after the final game.

Below you can see a photo just after this match:)

Greg-Pete fan
03-21-2007, 10:54 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1992

J.Courier - G.Ivanisevic 6-2 6-1 2-6 7-6 (QF) - Courier won the first two sets very easily, but Goran (12 aces) won the third set 6:2 and in the fourth set he had 4-1(!) and later 5-4 (30-0) on Courier serve! However Courier broke Ivanisevic in the 11-th game of this match and advanced to the semifinal.

Voo de Mar
03-22-2007, 08:33 AM
M.Stich - A.Volkov 4-6 6-3 7-5 1-6 7-5 (4R) - In the fourth round Stich was playing against Alexander Volkov, he was down 3-5 in the fifth set and won four games in a row. Stich served 26 aces, but Volkov made 17 double-faults.



In the 5th set, one point was turning out: Volkov was serving for the match at 5:4 (30-15) and ran to the net after serve, had played a deep volley and Stich repiled with a forehand passing-shot which flew on the out but the ball was hitting the net and changing its flight and hit the court :) Volkov should had 40-15 and two match points, instead of that it was 30-30. Volkov caught his head, Stich won the next two points and later next two games...

trivfun
03-23-2007, 08:46 PM
My personal favorite was the 1988 U.S. Open final between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl.

aagbest
03-23-2007, 11:32 PM
Mine were:

1. Super Saturday US Open 1984 Lendl vs Cash
2. French Open Final 1998 or 1999 Agassi 2 sets down comes back to win
3.) US Open 2000 or 01 ? Sampras vs Agassi...no breaks of serve..flawless tennis

nothing as good since, just extreme talent from Federer but I still feel Pete is king

Greg-Pete fan
03-26-2007, 10:02 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1992

S.Edberg - G.Markus 4-6 7-6(1) 7-5 4-6 6-4 (2R) - Edberg needed five tough sets to beat Markus. He could win earlier, because he had 2-1 and 3-1 in the fourth set...

Greg-Pete fan
03-26-2007, 10:22 PM
WIMBLEDON 1992

B.Becker - W.Ferreira 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-7(6) 6-1 (4R) - Becker won this match in five sets, but he should have won earlier. He had 2-1 and in the fourth set at 5-4 he was serving for the match. Later in the tiebreak he was leading 5-2 and 6-5 (he had one MP), but Ferreira saved it. In the second day Becker finished this match with 6-1 win... This match lasted 3 hours and 7 minutes, both players served only 8 aces.

G.Ivanisevic - I.Lendl 6-7(7) 6-1 6-4 1-0 ret (4R) - the last good match for Lendl at Wimbledon, but he was forced to retire after one game in the fourth set. Ivanisevic served 27 aces.

J.McEnroe - G.Forget 6-2 7-6(9) 6-3 (QF) - wonderful performance presented by 32-year old John McEnroe during his last Wimbledon. He beat Guy Forget in straight sets and advanced to the semifinal. In the second set tiebreak Forget had 6-3 (just after controversial ace), but McEnroe saved all set points and won 11-9.

Greg-Pete fan
03-30-2007, 10:31 PM
U.S. OPEN 1992

S.Edberg - P.Sampras 3-6 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2 (FINAL) - in the third set Sampras was serving for the set at 5-4... Edberg won in the tiebreak. In the fourth set Sampras had his last chance. When he was down 1-4, he had 40-15 on Edberg serve, but Stefan saved two breakpoints and won this set very easily. During this final Sampras had a stomach problems. He made a couple of double-faults in critical moments:
at 4-5 in the second set
at 5-4 in the third set (in the first point and at 30-40)!
at 4-5 in the third set tiebreak
at 15-40 in the first game of the fourth set

He served 10 aces and made 11 DF. Edberg served 10 aces too.

Greg-Pete fan
03-31-2007, 02:15 PM
U.S. OPEN 1995

Sampras - Philippoussis 6-7(5) 7-5 7-5 6-3 (3R)

Sampras led 5:2 in the second and 4:0 in the third set.

Yes, even 4-0 (40-0) in the third set:)

"I am 4-0, 40-0 on my way to a routine 6-1 set and then I played like an idiot. I was really pissed off" - Sampras said after that match. :devil:

Greg-Pete fan
04-10-2007, 01:15 PM
I was watching fragments of Wimbledon matches from 1988 to 1990 yesterday:) Good matches...

WIMBLEDON 1988

S.Edberg - M.Mecir 4-6 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 (SF) - Mecir had 2-0 and in the fifth set he was leading 3-1...

B.Becker - I.Lendl 6-4 6-3 6-7(8) 6-4 (SF) - Becker won the first two sets and in the third set tiebreak he had 6-4. In the first MP Boris missed very easy forehand-volley. Lendl saved second MP and third MP (at 7-8) and finally won 10-8. Later this match was suspended due to rain. In the next day injured Lendl lost his serve at 4-5, so Becker advanced to his third Wimbledon final in his career.

S.Edberg - B.Becker 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 6-2 (FINAL) - Edberg broke Becker in the second game, he was leading 2-0 and 3-1, but Becker broke back immediately. This match was suspended due to rain and players didn`t appear on the centre court on Sunday again. Becker and Edberg began playing on Monday. Becker broke Edberg again and won the first set 6:4. In the second set tiebreak Edberg won 7-2. Later Edberg was playing brilliant tennis and won his first Wimbledon title.

Greg-Pete fan
04-10-2007, 02:30 PM
WIMBLEDON 1989

J.McEnroe - M.Wilander 7-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 (QF) - McEnroe advanced to Wimbledon semifinal for the first time since 1984. In the third set Wilander was 2-1 up with break.

B.Becker - I.Lendl 7-5 6-7 2-6 6-4 6-3 (SF) - It was Lendl last chance to win Wimbledon, he was leading 2-1, but lost to Becker in five.

S.Edberg - J.McEnroe 7-5 7-6 7-6 (SF) - Edberg win in straight sets and reached Wimbledon final for the second time.

B.Becker - S.Edberg 6-0 7-6(1) 6-4 (FINAL) - Becker won this final in straight sets, he won the first set after only 22 minutes. He had 6-0,1-0 (40-30) on Edberg serve, but Stefan didn`t surrender. He broke Becker at 5-5 and at 6-5 he had 40-0, but Becker saved three set points, won five points in a row and later he won 7-1 in tiebreak. In the third set he beat Edberg 6-4 and won his third Wimbledon title.

Greg-Pete fan
04-10-2007, 04:34 PM
WIMBLEDON 1990

B.Becker - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 7-6 6-0 7-6 (SF) - Ivanisevic broke Becker in the first game of this match. He had 6-4,6-5 (30-30,40-40) on his serve, but Becker broke back and won in four sets. I don`t know the results of these tiebreaks, but Ivanisevic had his chances in both tiebreaks.

S.Edberg - I.Lendl 6-1 7-6(2) 6-3 (SF) - Edberg won in straight sets, it was the last Wimbledon semifinal for Lendl. Edberg won the first set 6:1 after only 19 minutes. In the second set at 3-3 (or maybe 4-4, I don`t remember perfectly) Lendl had his first breakpoint, but Edberg saved it and won 7-2 in tiebreak. He won the third set too.

S.Edberg - B.Becker 6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4 (FINAL) - it was the third final between Edberg and Becker in a row. Edberg won the first two sets 6:2,6:2, but Boris took the third and the fourth set 6:3. In the final set Becker had 3-1 (after huge double-fault made by Edberg). However Stefan broke back and tie to 3-3. At 4-4 he broke Becker again (after marvellous lob). He won this tournament in the next game. He took revenge for 1989 final.

Voo de Mar
04-10-2007, 04:48 PM
Tie-breaks:

J.McEnroe - M.Wilander 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3 6-4
B.Becker - I.Lendl 7-5 6-7(2) 2-6 6-4 6-3
S.Edberg - J.McEnroe 7-5 7-6(2) 7-6(5)
B.Becker - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 7-6(4) 6-0 7-6(5)

Greg-Pete fan
04-10-2007, 04:54 PM
Tie-breaks:

J.McEnroe - M.Wilander 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3 6-4
B.Becker - I.Lendl 7-5 6-7(2) 2-6 6-4 6-3
S.Edberg - J.McEnroe 7-5 7-6(2) 7-6(5)
B.Becker - G.Ivanisevic 4-6 7-6(4) 6-0 7-6(5)

Thanks;) You mentioned that Ivanisevic had 5-0(!) in the fourth set tiebreak against Becker. Is it true?

Voo de Mar
04-10-2007, 04:57 PM
Thanks;) You mentioned that Ivanisevic had 5-0(!) in the fourth set tiebreak against Becker. Is it true?

I don't know :shrug: I read somewhere that he wasted so big advatage... From Wimbledon 1990 I saw only 5th set of the final.

Greg-Pete fan
04-10-2007, 06:10 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1988

M.Wilander - S.Zivojinovic 6-2 6-7 3-6 6-3 7-5 (3R) - it was very tough match for Wilander, because he was down 2-1 and in the final set Zivojinovic had 5-2 and he was serving for the match twice! Wilander won five games in a row...

M.Wilander - A.Agassi 4-6 6-2 7-5 5-7 6-0 (SF) - in the first game of the final set Agassi had 4 break points, but Wilander saved them. Later Agassi got twitch and didn`t win any game.

Greg-Pete fan
04-11-2007, 12:51 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1989

M.Chang - I.Lendl 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 (4R) - unforgettable match for tennis fans and Michael Chang most famous match:)

Everything seemed to be going according to expectations when Lendl comfortably took the first two sets 6-4, 6-4 and then broke Chang serve in the opening game of the third set. But fighting to stay in the match, Chang resorted to some novel tactics. He started hitting moon balls, eating bananas and drinking water at every opportunity. Suddenly Lendl completely lost his concentration! Chang totally shocked Lendl late in the match by delivering an under-arm serve. He explained later: "I was trying to break his concentration. I would do anything to stay out there". During many points, Chang looked unable to move and screamed in pain with every shot. Chang also stood well inside the baseline, almost at the service line while waiting to receive Lendl serve. The crowd began laughing at the bizarre situation and Lendl seemed to think everyone was mocking him. The Chang tactic worked. Lendl made a double-fault to give Chang the victory after 4 hours and 37 minutes.

Greg-Pete fan
04-13-2007, 11:00 AM
ROLAND GARROS 1998

M.Safin - A.Agassi 5-7 7-5 6-2 3-6 6-2 (1R) - A qualifier Marat Safin (116 ATP) beat Agassi in the first round! Andre wanted to reach his 500-th win, but Safin was better. Agassi won the first set 7-5 despite losing 2-4. However Safin won the second and third set. Two-time Roland Garros finalist tied, but in the final set Marat demolished him and won 6:2. He served 11 aces. This match lasted 3 hours and 12 minutes.

M.Martelli - G.Ivanisevic 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 7-6(2) (1R) - Another qualifier Marzio Martelli from Italia beat unseeded Goran Ivanisevic in three tiebreaks! Ivanisevic had his chance only in the second TB. Martelli served 18 aces, Ivanisevic only 14! This match lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.

P.Rafter - S.Lareau 6-7(5) 3-6 6-1 6-3 6-2 (1R) - Rafter was 2-0 down, but he won in five sets after 3 hours and 7 minutes. He served 19 aces, it can be his personal record on clay:)

M.Zabaleta - P.Korda 6-0 6-2 3-6 4-6 6-3 (1R) - Zabaleta eliminated Australian Open champion Petr Korda in five sets. This match lasted 3 hours and 2 minutes.

R.Delgado - P.Sampras 7-6(6) 6-3 6-4 (2R) - Sampras was leading 4-1 in the first set, but play was suspended due to rain. When players came back on the court, Sampras wasn`t playing well. He made 38 unforced errors including 6 double-faults. He served only 10 aces (Delgado 12).

M.Safin - G.Kuerten 3-6 7-6(5) 3-6 6-1 6-4 (2R) - Safin beat defending champion Gustavo Kuerten! He served 17 aces (Kuerten 11) and won after 2 hours and 45 minutes.

T.Enqvist - Y.Kafelnikov 4-6 7-6(10) 7-6(4) 6-1 (2R) - Enqvist beat 1996 champion Kafelnikov after 2 hours and 41 minutes. He served 22 aces (Kafelnikov 13).

A.Corretja- H.Gumy 6-1 5-7 6-7(4) 7-5 9-7 (3R) - it was the longest Grand Slam match at that time (5 hours and 31 minutes). Corretja was leading 5-1 in the final set, but won 9-7!

M.Rios - A.Costa 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3 (4R) - Costa was leading 6-4 4-2...

C.Pioline - M.Safin 7-5 4-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 (4R) - Safin served 15 aces, but finally lost to Pioline after 3 hours and 20 minutes. He had many chances to win. In the first set at 5-4 he was serving for the set. Later he was leading 2-1 and 4-3 in the fourth set.

T.Muster - F.Meligeni 6-4 6-7(8) 6-3 3-6 6-3 (4R) - it was the last good Muster match at Roland Garros.

C.Pioline - H.Arazi 3-6 6-2 7-6(6) 4-6 6-3 (QF) - Pioline needed 3 hours and 43 minutes to beat Arazi.

Voo de Mar
04-13-2007, 12:31 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1998


T.Enqvist - Y.Kafelnikov 4-6 7-6(10) 7-6(4) 6-1 (2R) - Enqvist beat 1996 champion Kafelnikov after 2 hours and 41 minutes. He served 22 aces (Kafelnikov 13).

A.Corretja- H.Gumy 6-1 5-7 6-7(4) 7-5 9-7 (3R) - it was the longest Grand Slam match at that time (5 hours and 31 minutes). Corretja was leading 5-1 in the final set, but won 9-7!

C.Pioline - H.Arazi 3-6 6-2 7-6(6) 4-6 6-3 (QF) - Pioline needed 3 hours and 43 minutes to beat Arazi.

* Kafelnikov was serving at 6-4 5:4. In the tie-break had two set points (6:5, 9:8). In the third led 3:1...

* Match Gumy vs. Corretja was suspended at 5:4 (set point) in the 4th set and continueting on the next day. In the 5th Gumy saved match point at 4:5 and had a little advantage on Corretja's serve at 7:7 - it was 30:15 for Gumy.

* Pioline in the 3rd set had break point for a two breaks lead, but later at 6:5 Arazi had set point. In the tie-break Arazi had second set point after trailing 2:5. Arazi had break points in four of five Pioline's service games in the 5th set.

Greg-Pete fan
04-13-2007, 06:58 PM
WIMBLEDON 1998

J.Stoltenberg - G.Kuerten 4-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 10-8 (1R) - Gustavo Kuerten lost in the first round at Wimbledon again. Kuerten served 14 aces, but Jason Stoltenberg beat him 10-8 in the final set. This match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.

M.Philippoussis - Y.Kafelnikov 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 6-4 6-2 (1R) - Philippoussis beat Kafelnikov after 2 hours and 40 minutes. Philippoussis served 20 aces, but Kafelnikov made 22 double-faults!

T.Henman - J.Novak 7-6(4) 7-5 5-7 4-6 6-2 (1R) - Henman served 16 aces, but he needed five tough sets to beat Jiri Novak. This match lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes.

M.Rosset - C.Pioline 6-3 3-6 4-6 7-6(5) 13-11 (1R) - this match lasted 3 hours and 54 minutes and Marc Rosset beat 1997 finalist Cedric Pioline 13-11 in the final set. Rosset served 17 aces, but made 14 double-faults. Pioline had 12 aces. The final set lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes.

F.Clavet - M.Rios 6-3 3-6 7-5 3-6 6-3 (1R) - Rios served 11 aces, but he unexpectedly lost to Francisco Clavet after 2 hours and 31 minutes.

T.Haas - A.Agassi 4-6 6-1 7-6(4) 6-4 (2R) - Agassi should have won that match, he wasted many chances. He was leading 3-0 in the third set and 3-1 in the fourth!

T.Henman - P.Rafter 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3 6-2 (4R) - Henman was better than Rafter and beat him after 2 hours and 33 minutes. But Rafter was forced to call on the trainer early in the fourth set after hurting his lower back.

G.Ivanisevic - J.Siemerink 7-6(10) 7-6(5) 7-6(6) (QF) - Ivanisevic lost three tiebreaks during French Open, but this time he won three tiebreaks against Siemerink! He served 24 aces (Siemerink 14). This match lasted 2 hours and 28 minutes.

G.Ivanisevic - R.Krajicek 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-7(5) 15-13 (SF) - this unforgettable semifinal lasted 3 hours and 22 minutes, the final set lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes. Ivanisevic won the first two sets, but Krajicek was better in the third set. But in the fourth Goran broke Richard and was leading 5-4 (40-15)! He wasted 2 MP and Krajicek won in tiebreak! In the final set Krajicek was 3-2 up with break, but Ivanisevic broke back immediately! At 13-14, 15-30 (Krajicek serve) Ivanisevic played great passingshot. Then Krajicek missed very easy volley and Ivanisevic reached his third Wimbledon final! Krajicek served 42 aces, Ivanisevic "only" 28...

P.Sampras - G.Ivanisevic 6-7(2) 7-6(9) 6-4 3-6 6-2 (FINAL) - Only in the first set Ivanisevic served 13 aces and made 8 double-faults(!). Sampras didn`t have any aces in this set! Ivanisevic won 7-6, but in the second set Pete was leading 2-0. Goran tied immediately and they played another tiebreak. Ivanisevic wasted 2 set point (at 6-5 and 8-7) and Sampras finally won 11-9. Pete took the third set 6-4, but in the fourth set Ivanisevic broke him by playing unbelievable tennis (three wonderful passinghshots)! He won 6-3, but in the fifth set Sampras broke his serve twice and won Wimbledon title for the fifth time! Ivanisevic served 32 aces (Sampras only 12), but made 20 double-faults. This final lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Voo de Mar
04-14-2007, 01:46 AM
WIMBLEDON 1998

J.Stoltenberg - G.Kuerten 4-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 10-8 (1R) - Gustavo Kuerten lost in the first round at Wimbledon again. Kuerten served 14 aces, but Jason Stoltenberg beat him 10-8 in the final set. This match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.

M.Philippoussis - Y.Kafelnikov 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 6-4 6-2 (1R) - Philippoussis beat Kafelnikov after 2 hours and 40 minutes. Philippoussis served 20 aces, but Kafelnikov made 22 double-faults!

G.Ivanisevic - J.Siemerink 7-6(10) 7-6(5) 7-6(6) (QF) - Ivanisevic lost three tiebreaks during French Open, but this time he won three tiebreaks against Siemerink! He served 24 aces (Siemerink 14). This match lasted 2 hours and 28 minutes.

* Guga was two points away from victory - 6:5 (30-0) in the 5th on Stoltenberg's serve.

* Kafelnikov led 7-6, 5:3 against Philippoussis...

* Siemerink could win in straight sets because he had set points in all losing sets :lol: The only match of this kind which I see in my life.
1 set: Siemerink had 4 set points in the tie-break (earlier Ivanisevic led 4:0 in this TB)
2 set: Siemerink led 5:2 (40-30) and 5:3 in the tie-break.
3 set: Siemerink led 5:4 (40-30) and made a double fault... in the tie-break was 6:5 for the Dutchman

Greg-Pete fan
04-14-2007, 04:18 PM
U.S. OPEN 1998

G.Rusedski - W.Ferreira 4-6 7-6(2) 5-7 7-6(7) 6-4 (1R) - Ferreira was serving to take 2-0 lead, but Rusedski was better in tiebreak. Later Ferreira had 2-1 and 6-5 (40-15) on Rusedski serve. He wasted 2 MP and Rusedski beat him in another tiebreak (he won 9-7, but Ferreira was leading 5-4)! In the final set Greg won 6-4. This match lasted 3 hours and 4 minutes. Rusedski served 19 aces.

O.Gross - A.Costa 2-6 4-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 (1R) - Costa was leading 6-2,6-4,5-3 and he wasted one MP... Later Gross won in five sets!

P.Rafter - H.Arazi 4-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-1 (1R) - Rafter beat Arazi in five sets after 2 hours and 34 minutes. Rafter was 2-0 down and at 1-2 in the third set he saved two breakpoints!

A.Agassi - G.Raoux 6-3 6-2 6-7(6) 3-6 6-1 (2R) - Agassi needed five sets to beat Raoux. He could win in straight sets, but the Frenchman won the third set in tiebreak.

G.Rusedski - B.Ulihrach 4-6 6-3 4-6 6-2 7-5 (2R) - Rusedski served 30 aces and won after 2 hours and 50 minutes. But he was forced to save one MP again! Ulihrach was leading 2-1 and later 5-4 (40-30) on Rusedski serve in the final set!

C.Moya - M.Chang 3-6 1-6 7-6(5) 6-4 6-3 (2R) - Chang was leading 2-0 and he wasted 3 MP in the third set! Finally Moya beat him in five sets. This match lasted 3 hours and 49 minutes and finished 1:33 at night!

Y.Kafelnikov- T.Haas 7-5 6-2 1-6 7-5 (2R) - in the first set Haas was leading 5-1 (at 5-4 he wasted two set points) and lost 5-7! Tommy won the third set, but lost in four.

J.Siemerink - G.Rusedski 4-6 6-4 5-7 6-2 6-4 (3R) - Rusedski played his third five-set match at U.S. Open 1998, but this time he lost to Jan Siemerink.

M.Larsson - M.Rios 6-1 6-7(3) 2-6 6-3 6-2 (3R) - Larsson beat world number two Marcelo Rios in five sets, but this match lasted only 1 hour and 54 minutes! Larsson served 17 aces.

K.Kucera - A.Agassi 6-3 6-3 6-7(5) 1-6 6-3 (4R) - Kucera was leading 6-3,6-3,4-1, but Agassi tied to 4-4. In the third set tiebreak Agassi had 4-0, later Kucera 5-4, but Andre finally won 7-5. Play was suspended in the fourth set. On Tuesday players came back and Agassi took the fourth set 6-1 and had 2-0 (40-15) in the fifth set! Kucera broke back and beat Agassi 6-3 after 3 hours and 25 minutes. He served 18 aces.

M.Philippoussis - T.Johansson 4-6 6-3 6-7(3) 6-3 7-6(10) (QF) - in the final set Johansson was leading 4-2, later he wasted 3 MP in tiebreak and lost 10-12! It was the longest tiebreak during Grand Slam tournaments. Philippoussis served 29 aces, Johansson 21.

P.Rafter - P.Sampras 6-7(8) 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-3 (SF) - Sampras saved two set point in the first set tiebreak, later he had 2-1, but Rafter tied. In the final set Sampras was totally exhausted and injured. Rafter broke him twice and won 6-3. Sampras served 16 aces, Rafter 12.

Greg-Pete fan
04-18-2007, 08:52 PM
1999

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1999

P.Korda - G.Blanco 6-3 6-7(1) 6-4 6-7(4) 6-2 (1R) - Defending champion Petr Korda beat Galo Blanco in five sets. He served 12 aces and made 14 double-faults. Galo Blanco served 18 aces:eek: (maybe career high). This match lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes. Blanco didn`t shake Korda hand. "That never happened to me before" - Korda said.

A.Corretja - T.Suzuki 6-3 4-6 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2 (1R) - Corretja won only 7 points more than Suzuki. Corretja served 17 aces, but Suzuki 20! This match lasted 3 hours and 41 minutes. Suzuki was leading 2-1 and at 5-4 in the fourth set he was serving for the match! Moreover in tiebreak Suzuka had 3-0...

N.Kiefer - C.Moya 6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(6) 6-3 (1R) - Despite making 14 double-faults, Nicolas Kiefer beat 1997 Australian Open finalist Carlos Moya. Moya wasted his chances in both tiebreaks.

M.Philippoussis - M.Chang 7-6(1) 2-6 6-3 5-7 7-5 (2R) - this match lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes, "Scud" served 22 aces (Chang 13).

M.Safin - G.Kuerten 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-4 (2R) - Kuerten served more aces than Safin (13-12), but lost in five sets again (last time during Roland Garros 1998). This match lasted 2 hours and 50 minutes.

P.Goldstein - G.Rusedski 6-4 6-7(9) 7-6(5) 6-2 (2R) - Goldstein beat Rusedski after 2 hours and 59 minutes. Rusedski served only 12 aces and made 9 double-faults. "He is probably one of the best guys I`ve ever played in terms of returning my serve" - said 1997 U.S. Open finalist after his loss.

T.Enqvist - P.Rafter 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-4 (3R) - Thomas Enqvist beat Patrick Rafter in four sets. Rafter served 19 aces, but lost after after only
2 hours and 26 minutes.

T.Martin - P.Korda 7-5 4-6 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 (3R) - Todd Martin eliminated defending champion Petr Korda in five sets after 3 hours and 26 minutes. Korda made 10 double-faults, but Martin served 29 aces!

Y.Kafelnikov - A.Pavel 6-3 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 3-6 6-4 (4R) - it was very tough match for Kafelnikov. He could win in straight sets, but Pavel took the third set in tiebreak and he was better in the fourth set too. In the final set Kafelnikov was serving for the match at 5-3, Pavel broke his serve, but Kafelnikov broke back to win 6-4!

V.Spadea - A.Agassi 6-1 7-5 6-7(3) 6-3 (4R) - Agassi finished this match with 71 unforced errors! Just after the first 30 minutes Andre was 1-6,1-3 down! He took the third set in tiebreak, but lost in four. This match lasted 2 hours and 44 minutes.

N.Lapentti- K.Kucera 7-6(4) 6-7(6) 6-2 0-6 8-6 (QF) - Nicolas Lapentti achieved his biggest success beating Karol Kucera 8-6 in the fifth set! This match lasted 3 hours and 28 minutes.

Y.Kafelnikov - T.Enqvist 4-6 6-0 6-3 7-6(1) (FINAL) - Enqvist started very well, he won the first set, but later Kafelnikov won 9 games in a row (he won the second 6-0 and was 3-0 up in the third). Yevgeny won 6-3, but in the fourth set Enqvist was playing quite good again. He was leading 5-4 or 6-5, but wasted his chances. In tiebreak Kafelnikov was too strong for him. This final lasted 2 hours and 24 minutes. Enqvist served 19 aces, Kafelnikov 15.

Greg-Pete fan
04-22-2007, 03:34 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1999

Y.Kafelnikov - M.Chang 6-2 5-7 6-0 7-6(8) (1R) - two former Roland Garros champions met in the first round! This match lasted 2 hours and 55 minutes, Kafelnikov served 8 aces. Chang was unseeded, but won the second set and had his chances in the fourth set tiebreak.

N.Lapentti - T.Muster 2-6 6-1 6-2 7-6(4) (1R) - Lapentti served 12 aces and won after 2 hours and 39 minutes. It was the last match for Muster in this tournaments.

A.Clement - C.Pioline 3-6 3-6 7-6(8) 6-4 6-3 (1R) - this match lasted 3 hours and 33 minutes, Pioline wasted probably one or two MP in the third set tiebreak!

A.Agassi - F.Squillari 3-6 7-5 7-5 6-3 (1R) - Squillari won the first set and was break up in the second set! This match lasted 2 hours and 49 minutes.

P.Sampras - J.A.Marin 6-7(5) 6-4 7-5 6-7(9) 6-4 (1R) - unbelievable match!!!

First set: Marin was serving for the set at 6-5, but Pete broke back. Marin took this set in tiebrek 7-5 thanks to Sampras who made double-fault on set point!

Second set: Sampras broke Marin in the beginning of the second set and won 6-4.

Third set: Sampras was leading 4-2, later Martin had one set point at 5-4 (40-30), but Sampras won 7-5!

Fourth set: At 4-5 Sampras was 0-40 down on his serve, but he saved all set points! In tiebreak Marin had 6-3,7-6(!), later Sampras wasted two MP at 8-7 and 9-8 (he made another double-faults)! Finally Marin won 11-9. This set lasted 73 minutes!

Fifth set: Sampras wasted his chance to take 3-0 lead, but at 5-4 he finally broke Marin and won after 4 hours and 18 minutes! Both players served 12 aces.

A.Agassi - A.Clement 6-2 4-6 2-6 7-5 6-0 (2R) - Agassi was 2-1 down and in the fourth set at 4-5 he was losing 0-30! However Andre took thise set 7-5 and in the fifth set he beat the Frenchman 6-0! So he won 9 games in a row! This match lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes.

A.Medvedev - P.Sampras 7-5 1-6 6-4 6-3 (2R) - Medvedev (99 ATP) elimanated Sampras after 2 hours and 22 minutes. Sampras wasted a couple of break points in the third and fourth set. He made 10 double-faults. Medvedev served 11 aces.

A.Berasategui - T.Henman 4-6 4-6 6-4 7-5 6-4 (3R) - Henman served 10 aces, both players made 11 double-faults. Henman had 2-0, but lost 4-6 in the fifth set! This match lasted 3 hours and 26 minutes.

A.Agassi - C.Moya 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-1 (4R) - Moya had 6-4,4-1 and he was break up in the third set too! This match lasted 2 hours and 31 minutes.

A.Agassi - D.Hrbaty 6-4 7-6(6) 3-6 6-4 (SF) - in the first set Hrbaty was leading 4-2 (40-0) on his serve, but Agassi won 16 points in a row! He won 17 of 18 last points and took the first set 6-4! In the second set Hrbaty wasted his chances again. He had 6-5 (30-0) and 5-3 in tiebreak! Agassi won 8-6! Hrbaty took the third set and when he was leading 2-1 in the fourth, play was suspended due to rain. When the came back on the courth, Agassi needed only 24 minutes to win 6-4. This match lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes.

A.Agassi - A.Medvedev 1-6 2-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 (FINAL) - Medvedev had 6-1,6-2,4-4 (advantage on Agassi serve)... Agassi won in five:) This match lasted 2 hours and 52 minutes. Medvedev served 23 aces. The first two sets lasted about 45 minutes! Play was suspended due to rain in the third set. It helped Andre who won this tournament for the first time, but completed all Slams:worship:

Forever-Delayed
04-22-2007, 10:54 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1999

A.Berasategui - T.Henman 4-6 4-6 6-4 7-5 6-4 (3R) - Henman served 10 aces, both players made 11 double-faults. Henman had 2-0, but lost 4-6 in the fifth set! This match lasted 3 hours and 26 minutes.



Henman was 2 sets and 2 breaks up in this match... can't remember what the score exactly was, but he definately had a double break at some point in the third set

Greg-Pete fan
04-24-2007, 06:52 PM
Henman was 2 sets and 2 breaks up in this match... can't remember what the score exactly was, but he definately had a double break at some point in the third set

Thanks a lot:D I will check it:)

Greg-Pete fan
04-28-2007, 10:24 AM
WIMBLEDON 1999

Y.Kafelnikov - M.Larsson 6-7(4) 7-5 7-6(6) 4-6 7-5 (1R) - great match, Kafelnikov was better in aces (16-13), bu he made 14 double-faults. He won only 7 points more than Larsson (232-225). This match lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes.

W.Arthurs - V.Santopadre 7-6(7) 6-7(5) 7-6(10) 7-6(4) (1R) - classical match with four tiebreaks and of course Arthurs was the winner of this match. Arthurs served 24 aces (Santopadre 13) and won after 3 hours.

B.Becker - M.MacLagan 5-7 6-7(7) 6-4 7-5 6-2 (1R) - Becker was 2-0 down and in the fourth set McLagan was leading 4-1! Later he wasted three MP at 5-4 (40-15 and one advantage)! Becker won in five sets. He finished with an ace. This match lasted 3 hours and 50 minutes, Becker served 31 aces, MacLagan 25.

J.Courier - S.Schalken 7-6(2) 3-6 3-6 7-5 13-11 (3R) - Schalken wasted one match point in the fourth set (at 5-4) and one match point in the final set (at 6-5)! Courier was six times one game away from defeat, but he survived. Schalken won two points more than Courier (151-149). This match lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes. Courier fired 10 aces.

L.Manta - R.Krajicek 6-3 7-6(5) 4-6 4-6 6-4 (3R) - it was the biggest sensation of the third round. Both players served 24 aces. Manta added 14 double-faults, he won 181 points (Krajicek 197), but he eliminated 1996 Wimbledon champion after 2 hours and 49 minutes!

T.Henman - J.Courier 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-7(5) 9-7 (4R) - Courier wasted three MP in the final set (at 6-5)! This match lasted 4 hours and 30 minutes, Henman served 12 aces.

A.Agassi- W.Arthurs 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-1 6-4 (4R) - Agassi beat Arthurs in four sets after 2 hours and 21 minutes. He was the first man who broke Arthurs serve during this tournament. Arthurs had 7-6 5-5 (30-0) on Agassi serve! He fired 25 aces, but Agassi was better in the last two sets.

P.Rafter - B.Becker 6-3 6-2 6-3 (4R) - it was the last Wimbledon match for Becker (and the last match in his career). He was outplayed by Rafter after 1 hour and 44 minutes. He served 9 aces, but made 13 double-faults.

P.Rafter - T.Martin 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(3) (QF) - in the fourth set Martin was leading 5-3 and at 5-4 he wasted three setpoints! In tiebreak he had 3-1, but Rafter won six points in a row. This match lasted 3 hours and 32 minutes! Martin was better in aces (13-10).

A.Agassi - P.Rafter 7-5 7-6(5) 6-2 (SF) - Agassi took the first set 7-5, but earlier Rafter had 5-4 (40-15) and wasted two set points! At 4-4 in the second set Rafter saved 7 mini-set points and won this game after 11 minutes. Then he had 5-4 (30-0) on Agassi serve(!), but Andre hold his serve and won in tiebreak. In the third set Agassi won with no trouble (whole match lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes).

P.Sampras - T.Henman 3-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 (SF) - Sampras served 13 aces and won after 2 hours and 48 minutes. Pete started slowly (he was 1-4, 0-30 down!) and Henman took the opening set 6-3. But he was absolutely better in the next three sets.

P.Sampras - A.Agassi 6-3 6-4 7-5 (FINAL) - Sampras demolished Agassi in this final. In the first set at 3-3 Agassi had 40-0 on Sampras serve... Pete won 6-3! He took the second set 6-4 and the third 7-5. He served 17 aces. He needed only an hour and 55 minutes to beat his legendary opponent.

Voo de Mar
04-28-2007, 10:40 AM
WIMBLEDON 1999

Y.Kafelnikov - M.Larsson 6-7(4) 7-5 7-6(6) 4-6 7-5 (1R) - great match, Kafelnikov was better in aces (16-13), bu he made 14 double-faults. He won only 7 points more than Larsson (232-225). This match lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes.


Larsson had 7-6 5:2 and 5:3 (30-30) in the 5th set on Kafelnikov's serve. The match was suspended on Monday at 5:5 in the 5th set due to darkness. On Tuesday they played only 5 minutes :lol:

Another interesting match at Wimbledon 1999:
T.Martin - H.Dreekmann 6-7(6) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2 6-4 (1R) - Martin came back from 0-2 down in sets and 0:3 in the 3rd set. Martin won also in aces: 28-18.

Greg-Pete fan
05-01-2007, 11:15 PM
U.S. OPEN 1991

J.Connors – A.Krickstein 3-6 7-6(8) 1-6 6-3 7-6(4) (4R) - Krickstein had 5-2 in the final set.

Connors beat Krickstein despite 106 unforced errors and a left knee that stiffened (he had twisted it during the second set tiebreaker)!

Greg-Pete fan
05-02-2007, 08:38 PM
Australian Open 1988 final

M.Wilander - P.Cash 6-3 6-7(3) 3-6 6-1 8-6 - it was the first Australian Open final on hard surface. In the final set Wilander was 2-1 up with break, but Cash broke back immediately. At 5-4 (40-40 twice) Cash was two points from victory on Wilander serve... Wilander broke him at 6-6 and finished in the next game.

Australian Open 1989 semifinal

I.Lendl - T.Muster 6-2 6-4 5-7 7-5 - At 5-5 40-30 in the fourth set Muster missed very easy smash! Lendl couldn`t believe. Ivan broke Thomas and won the whole match in the next game.

Greg-Pete fan
05-05-2007, 09:40 AM
Wimbledon 1988

I.Lendl - M.Woodforde 7-5 6-7 6-7 7-5 12-10 (4R) - it was a great match, Lendl saved one match point on his serve, probably at 4-5 (30-40).

Wimbledon 1986

E.Jelen - K.Curren 6-4 6-7 2-6 6-4 12-10 (1R) - Curren - Wimbledon finalist from 1985 wasted 4 match points in the fifth set!

I.Lendl - M.Anger 6-7 7-6 6-4 7-6(10) (4R) - Anger wasted 4 set points in the fourth set tiebreak.

I.Lendl - T.Mayotte 6-4 4-6 6-4 3-6 9-7 (QF) - Lendl made a double-fault on set point for Mayotte in the 2nd set, he made a double-fault also in the fourth set when Mayotte broke him again! But in the final set Lendl survived and won 9-7. The match lasted 3 hours and 28 minutes.

I.Lendl - S.Zivojinovic 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 6-7(1) 6-4 - Lendl beat Zivojinovic after 3 hours and 26 minutes. He broke Zivojinovic serve six times, but he lost both tiebreaks and needed five sets to beat his opponent.

Wimbledon 1985

B.Becker - J.Nystroem 3-6 7-6 6-1 4-6 9-7 (3R) - Nystroem was leading 5-2 in the final set, later he had one MP at 5-4 (on his serve)! He was leading 6-5 and was serving for the match again!

B.Becker - K.Curren 6-3 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 6-4 (FINAL, 7 July 1985) - Curren was 4-3 up with break in the third set, but Becker broke back immediately. Boris broke the American in the first game of the fourth set and took this set 6-4 and whole match too:D He was the youngest Wimbledon champion:D This final lasted 3 hours and 18 minutes, Becker served 21 aces, Curren 19.

Greg-Pete fan
05-12-2007, 06:00 PM
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1985 (on grass)

S.Edberg - W.Masur 6-7 2-6 7-6 6-4 6-2 (4R) - Edberg saved two match points in the third set! Later he advanced to the final and beat Mats Wilander in straight sets!

Greg-Pete fan
05-18-2007, 09:39 AM
Wimbledon 1988

I.Lendl - M.Woodforde 7-5 6-7 6-7 7-5 12-10 (4R) - it was a great match, Lendl saved one match point on his serve, probably at 4-5 (30-40)

I`m correcting myself:D Lendl saved one MP on his serve at 6-7 (30-40), not 4-5. In that match he served 24 aces!

Greg-Pete fan
05-21-2007, 03:55 PM
Australian Open 1987 fourth round

W.Masur - B.Becker 4-6 7-6(3) 6-4 6-7(9) 6-2 - in the final set Becker was leading 2-0 and lost six games in a row! This match lasted 3 hours and 40 minutes! Masur wasted probably two MP in the fourth set tiebreak.

Greg-Pete fan
05-21-2007, 06:05 PM
1997

AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1997

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-1 7-6(3) 6-3 - this match lasted only 1 hour and 54 minutes and Sampras defeated Muster playing better in many long rallies. In the second set Muster had 5-2 and at 5-3 he had one set point, but Pete saved it. Sampras served 16 aces.

In the second set Muster was leading 6-5 (30-0) on Sampras serve too.

Greg-Pete fan
05-24-2007, 08:29 PM
U.S. OPEN

J.Connors – A.Krickstein 3-6 7-6(8) 1-6 6-3 7-6(4) (4R) - Krickstein had 5-2 in the final set.

In the final set Krickstein was leading 5-2 and at 5-3 he was serving for the match. They played 10 deuces, so many times Krickstein was only two points away from victory! Also in the second set tiebreak Aaron wasted one (or more) set points. This match lasted 4 hours and 41 minutes!

Greg-Pete fan
05-31-2007, 10:40 AM
U.S. Open 1993 (4R)

W.Masur - J.Morgan 3-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5 - very "famous" match between Wally Masur and Jamie Morgan. In the final set Morgan was leading 5-0 and wasted one match point at 5-1... Finally he lost 5-7!

Greg-Pete fan
05-31-2007, 10:48 AM
ROLAND GARROS 1994

M.Larsson - H.Dreekmann 3-6 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 6-0 6-1(QF) - Dreekman was leading 6-3 7-6 5-4 (40-15)... He wasted two MP in that game and another four(!) leading 6-5. So he wasted 6 MP and lost 3-7 in the third set tiebreaker. In the last two sets Larsson was absolutely better player. He served 19 aces.

Voo de Mar
05-31-2007, 01:03 PM
ROLAND GARROS 1994

M.Larsson - H.Dreekmann 3-6 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 6-0 6-1(QF) - Dreekman was leading 6-3 7-6 5-4 (40-15)... He wasted two MP in that game and another four(!) leading 6-5. So he wasted 6 MP and lost 3-7 in the third set tiebreaker. In the last two sets Larsson was absolutely better player. He served 19 aces.

I saw that match, I'm not sure but if I remember well, Larsson saved 1st match point after an amazing rally.

Greg-Pete fan
06-19-2007, 09:53 PM
U.S. OPEN 1990 4-th round

P.Sampras - T.Muster 6-7(6) 7-6(5) 6-4 6-3 - unbelievable match :worship: You can watch it on youtube.

In the first set Muster was leading 2-0, 3-1, 4-2, 5-3, at 5-4 he was serving for the set and wasted two set points (40-15). Later Sampras wasted three set points (6-3) in the tiebreaker and lost five points in a row!

In the second set Sampras was leading 5-1(!), but Muster tied to 5-5. Muster had even 6-5 (30-30), but Sampras was better in another tiebreaker.

In the third set Muster was leading 2-0!

Greg-Pete fan
06-20-2007, 11:28 AM
1989

U.S. OPEN

30 August 1989 - the day of many sensations:)

Boris Becker saved one match point and beat Derrick Rostagno 1-6, 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.

1-6 6-7(1) 6-3 7-6(6) 6-3

Correction: Becker saved two match points in the fourth set tiebreaker.

This match lasted 4 1/2 hour.