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2009 AO 37 40.22%
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #31
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I'm a Nole fan but i will say 2009. This year's had more drama but 2009's quality was better
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:53 PM   #32
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I think the 2009 final was better because of the contrast in styles. However, despite the contrast, you still saw a lot of attacking from Nadal and defence from Federer. Both finals were dramatic in that – in 2009 Federer was trying to hang onto hard court supremacy because he lost his grass stranglehold the year before – in 2012 Nadal was trying to win something outside of clay and curb the losing streak against Novak. What the 2012 final had over 2009 was the numerous momentum changes.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:55 PM   #33
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Both were awful for different purposes. In the first one, a Nadull clay noob won on HCs. In the second one, well, let's just it was ugly.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:01 PM   #34
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i think ao 2009 was more competitive but not necessarily better. the 2012 had some low points especially in the beginning but overall was better quality tennis.
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jesus I just remembered fed crying at the end wasnt just the fact he cried, thats more or less cool, but WHY he cried - or more precisely: why it is thought he cried.

'I cant beat this guy, NEVER, hes in my game, in my head, in my pants, everywhere... how the HELL am I going to become the GOAT with him around?!?!?! gosh this is killing me'

and than, well, whatever...
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09 easily.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:00 AM   #37
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2012. The drama, the hype, the buildup and the awesome, awesome fact that Djokovic made Nadal blink first while he was running on fumes. It's not even close. It was terrific to see a skinny, lanky, goofy, completely exhausted guy take on the "mentally toughest" player, a partisan crowd, partisan linesmen and then prove to them that there is a reason why he's the best player in the world. Terrific display of heart from Djokovic, I've never seen anything like it in my life.
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This question is easy.

2009 for Nadal lovers.
2012 for Nadal haters.
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2012 .
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #40
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The poll says it all.
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2009 - first four sets were of incredible quality, so many breathtaking rallies......final set was a let down but overall it was a gem of a final.....fed was anticipating rafa to tire and fade out but that just happen that night.....i thought that thought also affected his serve that night.....

2012 - i wouldn't say it was a bad quality final but apart from the first set, there were very few passages of play where both played well at the same time......
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2009 had everything, quality, epicness a rivalry and a lot on stake. 2012 had most of those expect the most inportant, quality. But the 2009 final did not have a close 5th set but the 2012 final did. If the 2009 final had a close 5th set with quality of the other 4 sets it would have been in the top 5/6 matches of all time. But all in all the 2009 final was much better in therms of Quality and it was a Fedal final, the best rivalry of all time(or at least of this century)
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2009 for Nadal lovers.
2012 for Nadal haters.
I prefer Djokovic to Nadal by a long long way but really the 2009 final was by far better quality wise. Drama wise of course it's this year's final but either way overall 2009 wins by a long way I say.
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2012 and I'll tell you why...2009 did have better quality tennis, but it didn't have tension/drama and that was mainly because of the 5th set letdown. Just like any great book or a movie, if the ending is not great the whole thing not only suffers, but comes of as a disappointment. The ending is the most important thing, and that is true for sports also. Sure we watch tennis, and sports in general, for its quality, but tension and drama will ALWAYS win. Preferably you want quality AND drama, but if you can only have one, then drama wins every time.
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2009 had everything, quality, epicness a rivalry and a lot on stake. 2012 had most of those expect the most inportant, quality. But the 2009 final did not have a close 5th set but the 2012 final did. If the 2009 final had a close 5th set with quality of the other 4 sets it would have been in the top 5/6 matches of all time. But all in all the 2009 final was much better in therms of Quality and it was a Fedal final, the best rivalry of all time(or at least of this century)
Best rivalry for Nadulltards obviously.
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