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What is your pick for the Match of the 2010s Decade?

  • [2010 WTF SF] - Nadal vs Murray

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  • [2019 RG R4] - Wawrinka vs Tsitsipas

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The time has come to choose the match of the decade (you can aim for whatever you like, quality, impact, emotions, everything)...

I think we had enough time for nominations and we have obtained a good pool to chose the finalists. So, here we go, single choice poll for the matches with at least 5 nominations. There are 13 candidates and 1 wild card candidate to choose from, and here they are in chronological order (wild card is last). Poll will last for 3 weeks. For those who don't remember much from them, highlights have been provided below.

CANDIDATE 01 - [2010 World Tour Finals SF] RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) vs ANDY MURRAY (GBR)

CANDIDATE 02 - [2011 Roland Garros SF] ROGER FEDERER (SUI) vs NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB)

CANDIDATE 03 - [2011 US Open F] NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

CANDIDATE 04 - [2012 Australian Open F] NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)

CANDIDATE 05 - [2013 Australian Open R4] NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs STAN WAWRINKA (SUI)

CANDIDATE 06 - [2013 Roland Garros SF] RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) vs NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ8DLW84fTE

CANDIDATE 07 - [2013 Wimbledon SF] NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO (ARG)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjKz7F7Q-ak

CANDIDATE 08 - [2015 Roland Garros F] NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs STAN WAWRINKA (SUI)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7RwWoY_vSw

CANDIDATE 09 - [2017 Australian Open SF] RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) vs GRIGOR DIMITROV (BUL)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZsqbQOtvuM

CANDIDATE 10 - [2017 Australian Open F] ROGER FEDERER (SUI) vs RAFAEL NADAL (ESP)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gUvgm23qMU

CANDIDATE 11 - [2018 Wimbledon SF] RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) vs NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsHTLQ5v4xY

CANDIDATE 12 - [2019 Roland Garros R4] STAN WAWRINKA (SUI) vs STEFANOS TSITSIPAS (GRE)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkBexZfsmDs

CANDIDATE 13 - [2019 Wimbledon F] NOVAK DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs ROGER FEDERER (SUI)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnLdAeSXZv0

WILD CARD - [2010 Wimbledon R1] JOHN ISNER (USA) vs NICOLAS MAHUT (FRA) - The longest match in tennis history happened this decade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9M-XwUhYH4


Mods, may I request the nomination thread be closed.


Discussions on other matches not present in this poll are welcome, there have been lots of memorable memories this decade, let's share them as it comes to an end!
 

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Have to go with Stan-Djokovic AO 2013. I'm not a fan of either player, but some of their slam matches have been really special. And this one was most special one. Just watch the last point of the fourth set and you'll laugh like the Eurosport commentator. Ridiculous tennis.

Their strengths just match up so well with each other's. They can both defend/attack well too, but their match up usually transforms to Stan bashing like there's no tomorrow and pointing to his head after every second point while Djokovic tries his best impression of elastic man from Fantastic four combined with some of the finest desperate grunts.

Only other match up which made watching tennis so much fun was Fred-Nadal 2006-2009. As for other match ups, I really hope that Thiem and Djokovic meet again in similar form to their WTF 2019 match.
 

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AO 2012 for me. We may not ever see another gladiator battle like that ever again

13 AO Nole Stan also very insane but for me only a 4th round. If they played that in F, there's no debate
 

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Well done on thread. Video links is cool. 1 Murray match only lol. Nadal v Djok WB SF for me
 

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This AO 13 match is overrated af... watched the highlights. It’s just like every other mediocre djokovic-wawrinka match just with more drama at the end.
 

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Voted 2011 RG semi but then again I am biased.

Djokovic - Wawrinka AO13 was amazing too quality wise.
 

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Djokovic vs Del Potro was the best match in recent years at Wimbledon for me. A matchup of contrasting styles. Aggressive shotmaker vs defensive pusher. So sad the result had to go in Djokovic's favour. Del Potro played the match of his life.
 

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This was almost impossibly tough to decide. All these options were great matches (well maybe not Isner/Mahut that was just history making) but in the end I voted for Djokovic/Nadal AO 2012. They've had plenty of other great matches of course.. RG 13, Madrid 09, Wimby 18 and USO 11 (which I think Quality wise was probably their best one) just to name a few, but that AO match is the one I'll remember the most from that rivalry. The drama, the quality, the tension and that epic Djokovic shirt ripping celebration at the end gives this one the edge over the rest imo.
 

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Another vote for Djokovic-Wawrinka AO13. Just an amazingly epic match.
 

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Going to go back and watch at least extended highlights of all these matches. Refresh the memory as it were

I must be the only one who feels the 14 AO Nole-Stan was better than 13 AO. Also thought their USO 13 match was underrated
 

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Djokovic-Wawrinka at the 2013 AO , and not just this decade but of all time (along with Nadal Verdasco AO 2009)
 

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So I just rewatched Nadal-Djoker AO 12 F and Nole-Stan AO 13 R16

And, I'm sorry, but Nadal-Djoker AO 12 blows it out of the fucking water. Wawrinka had 6-1 3-1 before letting Djoko off the hook. Stan has too many defensive holes in his game to be able to compare to the relentless attack, defense, angles, and ferocity of the AO 12 war. There were more great shots and points in the first set of the AO 12 F than the entire AO 13 4th round. Come on people.

Djokovic-Wawrinka at the 2013 AO , and not just this decade but of all time (along with Nadal Verdasco AO 2009)
You've lost your mind, that 13 AO match was not even the best match of that year, the RG 13 SF was. Nadal-Verdasco AO 2009 SF goes down as one of the all time matches in terms of level of play. And we don't have to wait until 6-1 3-1 before we have a match. AO 12 and AO 09 were high level from the first shot.

By the way, Rome 2006 was the best match of the previous decade.

Don't know why everyone is overrating that 13 AO match. I found myself waiting for it to be over around 7-7 in the 5th. You cannot have a match of the decade that was not even the match of that year. Besides, their 14 AO match was better
 
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