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Old 02-07-2010, 05:03 AM   #1
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What do you think is the most overrated tennis match in history? There are a couple that immediately spring to my mind.

Federer-Safin from AO 2005

I recently rewatched this encounter and I was surprised by how average vast chunks of the match were. I sat down to watch it, recalling a titanic tussle, filled with brilliant points. Needless to say, my memory failed me. There were some spectacular rallies and a few memorable points, but it really isn't the match I thought it was. Take away the drama and you are left with, for the most part, a match of pretty ordinary quality.

Federer-Nadal from Wimbledon 2008

I've always thought that this match was overrated. I doubt anyone can remember any real standout points, with the exception of the two brilliant passes in the 4th set tiebreaker.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:06 AM   #2
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I agree with your picks. I also think the Federer-Roddick Wimbledon 09 final is very much overrated. Federer was not really at his best. Sure Roddick held like 30 something consecutive games but Federer was returning very poorly and his normal passing shots were not on. Roddick was playing great but his volleys didn't improve so much all of a sudden that Federer was unable to make a single good pass.
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I agree about the past 2 Wimby finals. Both kind of muggy but the tense expectation of who was going to win made them look good.

I don't remember much about the 2005 AO Final so I can't really comment-
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:11 AM   #4
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I agree with your picks. I also think the Federer-Roddick Wimbledon 09 final is very much overrated. Federer was not really at his best. Sure Roddick held like 30 something consecutive games but Federer was returning very poorly and his normal passing shots were not on. Roddick was playing great but his volleys didn't improve so much all of a sudden that Federer was unable to make a single good pass.
Mate, I saw your username and I was convinced you were going to disagree with my first pick.

But yeah, the Wimbledon 2009 final is overrated. The quality of the serving was great, but like the 2008 final, there weren't a huge number of memorable moments.

I sometimes feel that people are too eager to call a match a classic just because it goes to 5 sets. They seem to forget that a match can go 5 sets and still be very ordinary.
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Most of Federer-Nadal matches fall in this category apart from 2.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Wimbledon 08 is HUGELY overrated; the best Fedal match IMO is Rome 06, closely followed by Miami 05

Most Wimbledon finals of the 90's were pretty overrated as well (nostalgiatards at their best), the 96 one is probably the muggiest final I've ever seen

I did like the AO 05 one, but their TMC 04 match was far much better
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:37 AM   #7
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What do you think is the most overrated tennis match in history? There are a couple that immediately spring to my mind.

Federer-Safin from AO 2005

I recently rewatched this encounter and I was surprised by how average vast chunks of the match were. I sat down to watch it, recalling a titanic tussle, filled with brilliant points. Needless to say, my memory failed me. There were some spectacular rallies and a few memorable points, but it really isn't the match I thought it was. Take away the drama and you are left with, for the most part, a match of pretty ordinary quality.
Yeah, bang on the money.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:09 AM   #8
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How about underrated matches?

The 2009 AO is very underrated in my book. Fed and Rafa both produced many amazing shots in the first four sets even if the fifth was a letdown.
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Agree. These are rated highly only because someone was finally able to topple Federer. It's more the dramatic effect rather than the quality.
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How about underrated matches?

The 2009 AO is very underrated in my book. Fed and Rafa both produced many amazing shots in the first four sets even if the fifth was a letdown.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:35 AM   #11
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2005 semi is still an awesome match, it's not the case of "lost the allure when not live" by any stretch of the imagination. There's also significantly more than a few brilliant points. Try vast chunks for that category.
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Have to disagree with the first pick, those last 3 sets especially were quality tennis.

Fed-Nadal matches aren't usually great, Rome 2006 was probably my favorite one.
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2009 Wimbledon final
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:54 AM   #14
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every murray match, he is so boring to watch, mur-fed AO final, crap match, murray suck bad
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most of the recent Wimbledon finals were pretty overrated due to their length and scorelines
and no, Fed-Hippo in Melbourne was quality
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