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They're tennis and war in one. Human combat.

2005 Australian Open Semifinal: Federer v.s. Safin
2006 Australian Open Quarterfinal: Federer v.s. Davydenko
2008 Australian Open Semifinal: Federer v.s. Djokovic
2009 French Open 4th Round: Nadal v.s. Söderling
2010 Canada Quarterfinal: Federer v.s. Berdych
2011 US Open Semifinal: Djokovic v.s. Federer
2012 Australian Open Final: Djokovic v.s. Nadal
2017 Doha Final: Djokovic v.s. Murray
2017 Miami Semifinal: Federer v.s. Kyrgios
2018 Indian Wells Final: Federer v.s. Del Potro
2019 Acapulco R16: Nadal v.s. Kyrgios


Add to the list if you can.

Match must have sufficient mean streak to it, humans going to the edge of their emotions... some bad blood don't hurt either.
 

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LOL you left out all the Fedals

So many Djokals missing here too.
But I agree about war. Non contact version.

Someone once described tennis as boxing with no body contact. Landing blows with the shots.
 

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LOL you left out all the Fedals

So many Djokals missing here too.
But I agree about war. Non contact version.

Someone once described tennis as boxing with no body contact. Landing blows with the shots.
Im not gonna include any run of the mill fedal djokodal match...

fedal matches typically have/had 1 theme to its matches. no twists.

no djokodal match ive seen really has bad blood in it anyway, i included 12 AO out of respect for the biggest war of attrition ever.


thats not the point of this thread.
 

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did you leave out Fedal Wimbledon 2008? THAT was a battle

and Australian Open 2009 left Federer in tears so yeah they have to be there

Also Federer-Djokovic, RG SF 2011, there was much at stake there!
 

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RG 2017 SF Murray-Wawrinka, both guys ended up with surgeries after that one
 

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did you leave out Fedal Wimbledon 2008? THAT was a battle

and Australian Open 2009 left Federer in tears so yeah they have to be there

Also Federer-Djokovic, RG SF 2011, there was much at stake there!
2009 AO maybe, also because of how disgruntled Fed was last game with the fan call, Rafa coming off the SF all taped up... but only maybe. It wasnt really violence. They were all boyfriend like after the match. '08 WB? That match is not made for this thread.

I'm talking mean streaks.... in your face action. Different competition.

That match was epic, as was 2011 RG SF, but this is the wrong thread for those matches.
 

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Cippola def. Rodduck Madrid 2011.
 

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Thiem - Delpo USO 2017
Thiem - Nadal USO 2018
 

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Nishikori vs Murray USO 2016 QF - lots of drama in this one, gongs and butterflies, frequent breaks of serve. Lendl and Chang also there ironically.
 

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Madrid 2009 SF Nadal - Djokovic. No bad blood, but still the battle to exhaustion, 4 hours of brutal rallying, still holds record for the longest Bo3.
To this day I believe that that this particular match ruined the rest of the season for Nadal, including RG. Sold his soul to the devil to not allow Djokovic that one.
 
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