thats the best quality i have ever seen on youtube... so sharp cheers
Anyways... its that time of year so...
...here are a couple of videos from the final of the 1996 TMC- Sampras VS Becker - (then ATP World Championships)
Its in any Top 20 matches of all time and may even be a candidate for Top 5, depending on who you talk to. its a five set final, remember those...? High quality stuff for serving purists, as both guys brought their A-Game on serve on this particular day, and interesting to see the change in styles from 12 years back. I put the results from the entire tournament down the bottom, but the following is both Sampras and Beckers path to the final... I think it is worth mentioning in relation to the last 4 or 5 years where players have been complaining of heavy schedule and not performing at their peak in this tournament.
An interesting study would be to see how much both Becker and Sampras played up until this point in 1996.
hopefully more clay court matches coming, to keep us (on the northern hemisphere) warm during winter.
Originally Posted by Mr. Oracle
Match Point Novak needs to be immortalized in sculpture, like Michelangelo's David. I'm sure that once he's gone to tennis Valhalla, his statue will have his stones as the focal point of attention, and tennis fans will make a meccan-like pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime, in order to rub those lucky stones, like the budda's belly.