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Old 02-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Ao 2009 or 2012
Personally 2009 but what do you think.
Stats of 2009:http://uk.reuters.com/article/2009/0...40361220090201
Stats of 2012: http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/...19/1701ms.html
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Well though I'm sure this is going to degenerate into a war between Djokovic and Nadal fans with no thought given to it & posters just sticking to the match their player won (Fed fans will go for 2012 no doubt...) it's actually quite interesting to compare the two. Both went 5, both had uncompetitive sets - 3rd set (and most of the 4th) in 2012, 5th set in 2009 - and both were "epic" in different ways.

For me 2009 wins out for the simple reason that it there were more winners & spectacular points. 2012 was more dramatic because Nadal looked totally out of it and the end of that 4th set was incredibly nerve racking & great viewing. The 2009 final stayed more close throughout with breaks being exchanged a number of times and Nadal winning sets where he was down a break. The downfall of the 2009 final is how quickly Fed faded in the 5th - I remember being worried about the fatigue factor for Nadal and not knowing how it would go yet it all ended quite fast. The 2012 final set was better and stayed tougher to call.

In terms of quality there's no competition though - there are still points from that 2009 final I can watch in awe - there are few from the 2012 final that stick out - there was great defence from Nadal and Djokovic but very few incredible points.

Both finals pale in comparison to the 2009 semi though - best Australian Open match by a mile - I still can't quite believe Verdasco played at that level for 5 sets - who would have thought he'd never really play that well again. Just an incredible match - winner after winner - how Nadal won that match I still don't know....
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2009 for me. Far better quality of tennis and I enjoyed the match a lot more.
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2009. one of the best hard court matches i have ever seen.
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2009 and it's not even close, despite a complete breakdown by Fed in that 5th set. The other four sets outdid the entirety of the 2012 final in pure quality of tennis - by far.
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I think the 2009 was far better and definetly in the top 10 matches of all time along with the 2009 semi. So a better quistion is, which one of those is better oh yes and if you want i would be glad to see a list of your favourite matches in order of the best to the end
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2007 had by far the highest quality of play in recent years.
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especially gonzalez vs nadal
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the first 4 sets were war at that 2009 final. both matched each other well in every department.

this 2012 final was not bad either. nadal could have played better in the 2nd and the 3rd set a little better obviously. he needed to snatch one of those sets and he wouldnt have felt the pressure he did later on.
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I don't actually remember the 2009 final all that well. Probably because I was pissed Federer lost. I need to watch it again, on second thought maybe not.
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I don't actually remember the 2009 final all that well. Probably because I was pissed Federer lost. I need to watch it again, on second thought maybe not.
Those first four sets were pretty good (all of it better quality than whatever happened in the 2012 final), and well worth re-watching.
As for that 5th set... depends on how much of a Fedtard you are.
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I don't actually remember the 2009 final all that well. Probably because I was pissed Federer lost. I need to watch it again, on second thought maybe not.
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Because you are a Nole Fan so let me ask you this, which one would be better if Rafa had won the 5th set 7-5
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