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With no tennis on the tube, I've started to break out some old Aussie Open matches to get ready for the Australian summer season. The last couple nights I've been watching the Fed-Safin match from the '05 Open (possibly the best match of the last five years to my mind).

This has me wondering if anyone else breaks out any old material during the off season. And if so, what do you watch?
 

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I've watched some relatively older matches. The 2000 Australian Open semifinal was popped out a few weeks ago. I LOVE the fourth set tiebreak and I hoped the rest of the match would be of equal or near equal quality...not really. Although the bird shitting on the court was hilarious.

Aside from that, mostly women's matches which I'm sure few would care about here, so there you go. Oh, and I also checked out the '05 TMC final. Good stuff. The two sets Federer won were my favorite sets. :tape:
 

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Fed-Safin match from the '05 Open (possibly the best match of the last five years to my mind).
First three sets of this match were disappointing despite of equal scoreline :eek:
 

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Sampras v Becker -Indianapolis 1991 Final

http://youtube.com/watch?v=noWVos7s85c
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7an0TBQBZVE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=RkW7-H4jkKY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mAsOfutooxU
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MOHSM9FVl3o
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zrfg7I3Q0hs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7RqUe8dm8to
http://youtube.com/watch?v=27fJ5apySRk
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7ORkbBn0PZ8
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zo16O8gpI6s
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GsUi1mgAv5A
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6qgW_qfpM6c
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6qgW_qfpM6c

Sampras v Agassi 1990 USO final

http://youtube.com/watch?v=04cnZ-l0qJ8
http://youtube.com/watch?v=peuZS6Rf4JE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JysYsyL5uSA
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fVufbKRksto
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1UnSgmpQN94
http://youtube.com/watch?v=to-HZOlpGmc
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tr98BsVKo6g
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fjxh3kYQ8U0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lnZftzqgZI0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tRM5QyB9LqQ

Sampras vs Lendl 1990 USO QF

http://youtube.com/watch?v=oDa6-7hQsmo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=gni8uADpLws
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SXInrfJmYMo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JjeRMakp_as
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hFWQwS6I8wI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=n3FxMZxa2fs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mT1UnAwOKbM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mzQKTnCi4UE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xlgNIs_v6-s
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TpZcvc3WP4E
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8NgHw9B2oPs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Orpa_Sk-OJA
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SFdjG2UUNeU
http://youtube.com/watch?v=66_734yAQAI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CYbToe7p6so
http://youtube.com/watch?v=q8V15YzPm9E
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CSzBXH6zCcs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ujn0oqbAffo

Federer vs Safin 2005 AU OPEN semi-final

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LARt3_KMWFY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wpnUjSZ7R6w
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZO-4IBqQF0w
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ztb5FCm7kYw
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0mOv6OwBRqs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fnPKLQfrz0A
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CXxH26ZNhJs
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=ab5Raryw4sM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=j4mr4p3MJhg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6-NJKYowGEE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0DceMgiPU7A
http://youtube.com/watch?v=aGEcK-s5Q9w
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9QWMCjycz8o
http://youtube.com/watch?v=efQ8dmJZDWk
http://youtube.com/watch?v=RS0Cl-FQ7yU
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wwBqbPnK8Uc
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jQnQv0ovcKw
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tSlxRQLUWec
http://youtube.com/watch?v=78ZV7G5dNro
http://youtube.com/watch?v=noz37_6xMUY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=B3lEDE9cerw
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lwxGPQEIKi8
 

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WOW i totally forgot about that stupid hat lendle used to wear during that tourny
 

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WOW i totally forgot about that stupid hat lendle used to wear during that tourny
Yeah, the commentator(who ever that was) even made fun of it.
 

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Good lord, please tell me he didn't seriously wear that atrocity on his head for the entire tournament?
 

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Highlights of my favorite match ever, the 1996 Masters Cup final in Hannover, Germany.

First three sets: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QQGhshum4_g
Last two sets: http://youtube.com/watch?v=fyzZb1BpW8A

The full match used to be on youtube, but I don't know what jsnapple did with it. The 1996 Stuttgart final is also on there in full, but I don't recall liking that one very much. Regardless, links:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0xnFhK5iSdA
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nRllRA4R8Os
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WOJA07bdXxI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Uay2j8M_nL0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1sz65XOIwkU
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kFUxfTRXvTs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=sSO6378CM2E
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lGmmVEu1FGs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fITx6TUnA8s
http://youtube.com/watch?v=cVF0Cb0SXSs
http://youtube.com/watch?v=X7cil8tb4qA
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KDZGtvdHu4U
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fVJNm4KNxLo

Sampras/Becker matches > Sampras/Agassi matches.
 

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Reminds me of the hat that Mantilla wore on his comeback not too long ago, but of course he wore it due to his skin cancer issue.

I love the Safin 2002 and 2004 matches at the Australian Open, even though he didn't win those tournaments, I have fonder memories from them, they were somewhat, more colourful. Probably due to the epic matches he had to endure. I recall best from them, his matches against Haas, Sampras, Martin, Agassi and Roddick.
 

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I've been using the off season to build up my collection of matches, mainly focusing on the slam finals but also other tournament matches worth having, so I've been watching 1990 RG Mecir vs Agassi lately, 1993 Wimbledon final, 1988 US Open final, 1999 Australian Open final, the Roddick-Nalbandian US Open semi from 2003 and some others.

It does help a bit with the withdrawal symptoms but I'll still be glad when the Hopman Cup rolls around and we get started again.
 

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I've been using the off season to build up my collection of matches, mainly focusing on the slam finals but also other tournament matches worth having, so I've been watching 1990 RG Mecir vs Agassi lately, 1993 Wimbledon final, 1988 US Open final, 1999 Australian Open final, the Roddick-Nalbandian US Open semi from 2003 and some others.

It does help a bit with the withdrawal symptoms but I'll still be glad when the Hopman Cup rolls around and we get started again.
Mecir and Agassi never played at RG.
 

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Agassi losing is always good Scoobs.

Btw, I got an order from big Albert for some matches. I am almost tempted to upload a few of them onto youtube.
 

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Which are the highlights?
If you are really bored. On your board I just posted my view of the 2006 AO.

Well Agassi losing always a highlight. One of the DVDs, the picture was fine, but there was no sound, something I need to talk about.

The usual players I like winning and I did watch Bruguera and Courier the RG final. Got to see a bit of the Krickstein but I am going to get the match where he beat Edberg, cause this one was when Muster slapped him.
 

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