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jamesblakefan#1
05-22-2009, 08:31 PM
For each player, pick in your mind the win or match that took their career to the next level.

Nadal-vs Fed SF RG 05
Fed-vs Sampras Wimby 01
Djokovic-vs Fed Canada 07 (could also be beating #3 Roddick, #2 Nadal, & #1 Fed in that tourney)
Murray-vs Roddick Wimby 06 OR vs Fed Cincy 06 OR vs Rafa USO 08
DelPotro-vs. Nadal Miami 09 (could be, we'll have to wait and see)
Roddick-vs. El Anouyi AO 03

Just for fun, nothing serious, in your opinion. It could be a win or a loss in a tough 5 setter.

flyer
05-22-2009, 08:38 PM
interesting thread, i wouldnt put to much into the del potro win...

also i might say for djokovic it was vs nadal in miami 07, at least in my mind thats when he had arrived...

good thread though, deserves more attention

gj011
05-22-2009, 08:46 PM
Nice thread.
For top 8:

Nadal vs Federer Wimbledon 2008
Federer vs Philippoussis Wimbledon 2003
Djokovic vs Federer AO 2008
Murray vs Djokovic Cincy 2008
DelPotro vs Nadal Miami 2009
Roddick vs Nalbandian USO 2003
Verdasco vs Murray AO 2009 (still remains to be seen, same as DelPotro)
Simon vs Nadal Madrid 2008 (but in a slump now)

jamesblakefan#1
05-22-2009, 08:48 PM
I said Fed in Canada b/c that was still when Fed was THE MAN on HC, and Nadal was a bit weaker on HC back then. The Nadal win was good, but not as earth shattering as the win vs. Fed.

Tsonga-vs. Nadal AO 08
Gonzo-vs. Nadal AO 07 (that whole run really)
Hewitt-vs Sampras USO 01
Blake-vs Agassi USO 05

It doesn't just have to be current players, be nice to see some of the classic signature wins/matches.

jamesblakefan#1
05-22-2009, 08:50 PM
Simon would have to be vs. Fed in Canada last yr. Any thoughts on Davydenko? I had a few in mind for him. Mine would be that epic he had vs Nadal in Rome 07.

flyer
05-22-2009, 08:50 PM
Nice thread.
For top 8:

Nadal vs Federer Wimbledon 2008
Federer vs Philippoussis Wimbledon 2003
Djokovic vs Federer AO 2008
Murray vs Djokovic Cincy 2008
DelPotro vs Nadal Miami 2009
Roddick vs Nalbandian USO 2003
Verdasco vs Murray AO 2009 (still remains to be seen, same as DelPotro)
Simon vs Nadal Madrid 2008 (but in a slump now)

is it possible to lose your signature match? Id say yes and i'd say for verdasco AO 09 vs nadal

jamesblakefan#1
05-22-2009, 08:51 PM
^^^Agreed. Though the Murray match is a good alternative.

EtePras
05-22-2009, 09:14 PM
Murray's match was definitely his win over Gasquet.

iamgoat
05-22-2009, 09:27 PM
Murray's match was definitely his win over Gasquet.

I remember that there was a lot of hype, but come to think about it, it was just Gasquet in the R16.

tacou
05-22-2009, 09:32 PM
I remember that there was a lot of hype, but come to think about it, it was just Gasquet in the R16.

ya but he came from 2 sets and a break down 5-4 to the delight of home crowd.

plus, Richard was defending semi-finalist and (still is) a great grass court player.

gj011
05-22-2009, 09:39 PM
Simon would have to be vs. Fed in Canada last yr. Any thoughts on Davydenko? I had a few in mind for him. Mine would be that epic he had vs Nadal in Rome 07.

For Davydenko could be win vs Nadal in Miami 2008, but he really didn't do much after.

jamesblakefan#1
05-22-2009, 09:42 PM
Speaking of Richard, his would be Monte Carlo vs. Fed and Wimby vs Roddick. Both classics.

Stepanek's signature would be his ability to pull the babes-first Hingis, then Vaidisova. Two signature upsets there!

manny pacquiao P4P king
05-22-2009, 09:47 PM
i think roddick's breathrough match was when he beat andre agassi - from then on he only lost 2 matches leading up to the US open

jamesblakefan#1
05-22-2009, 10:28 PM
Wawrinka in MC vs Fed. There's a lotta guys I can't think of one for. Robredo? Monfils? Probably RG last yr. But what about Safin? Would his sig win be Fed in AO SF or Sampras in USO final?