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timnz
10-09-2009, 02:57 PM
My measurement of Great is:

1/ Even match up of 2 great players playing their best over a sustained period of the match.

2/ Where you don't know what the final result will be until near the end of the match

3/ Amazing shots played at tense moments

4/ A Match dripping with Intensity

My Opinion

Clay: Italian Open final 2006 - Nadal vs Federer

Grass: Wimbledon final 2008 - Nadal vs Federer

Hard: ????? I find this hard to determine. Some people would say Agassi Sampras 2001 US Open but I'm at not all sure - be interested in what people think.

Indoor : I didn't see it but perhaps Federer Nalbandian - Masters Cup 2005 ?

What do people think were the greatest matches by surface of the 2000's?

fed_rulz
10-09-2009, 03:05 PM
My measurement of Great is:

1/ Even match up of 2 great players playing their best over a sustained period of the match.

2/ Where you don't know what the final result will be until near the end of the match

3/ Amazing shots played at tense moments

4/ A Match dripping with Intensity

My Opinion

Clay: Italian Open final 2006 - Nadal vs Federer

Grass: Wimbledon final 2008 - Nadal vs Federer

Hard: ????? I find this hard to determine. Some people would say Agassi Sampras 2001 US Open but I'm at not all sure - be interested in what people think.

Indoor : I didn't see it but perhaps Federer Nalbandian - Masters Cup 2005 ?

What do people think were the greatest matches by surface of the 2000's?

Hard: Safin Vs Fed AO 05 perhaps?
: Andy Roddick vs Younes El Aynaoui AO 03
: Pete Vs Agassi USO 01 (only downside is that it wasn't a 5-setter)

vbranis
10-09-2009, 03:05 PM
Hard: Federer vs. Safin - 2005 AO SF

I agree with your other choices.

T1000
10-09-2009, 03:39 PM
Clay: Rome 2005 or 2006 final (Nadal/Coria or Nadal/Federer)

Grass: Federer/Sampras 2001 or Federer/Roddick 2009

Hard court: Safin/Federer AO 2005
Hewitt/Federer davis cup 2003(?)
Sarmpras/Agassi USO 2001

Indoor: Nalbandian/Federer 2005

abmk
10-09-2009, 05:50 PM
Clay: Fed-Nadal Rome 2006

Grass: Fed-Nadal Wimbledon 2008

Hard:Fed-Safin AO 2005

JeMar
10-09-2009, 05:59 PM
Best hardcourt match of this decade: Roddick vs. El Aynaoui, 2003 Aussie Open.

Watch it.

Watch it now.

JennyS
10-09-2009, 06:19 PM
Best hardcourt match of this decade: Roddick vs. El Aynaoui, 2003 Aussie Open.

Watch it.

Watch it now.

Best.match.ever.

Feņa14
10-09-2009, 06:23 PM
I'd say Coria v Nadal in Rome would be the best clay match i've seen this decade.

The other surfaces are harder to choose from for me personally.

RCizzle65
10-09-2009, 06:25 PM
Interesting how these are all matches Federer lost, just shows how well you have to play to beat him when he is healthy.

TheRebelofPrince
10-09-2009, 06:30 PM
Clay: Fed-Nadal Rome 2006

Grass: Fed-Nadal Wimbledon 2008

Hard:Fed-Safin AO 2005


suprised this wasn't said sooner then it was

jesus christ, that wimbledon=one of the greatest finals in grand slam history, it would along side the 1975 where arthur asha beat connors in the final

T1000
10-09-2009, 06:37 PM
suprised this wasn't said sooner then it was

jesus christ, that wimbledon=one of the greatest finals in grand slam history, it would along side the 1975 where arthur asha beat connors in the final

Neither of those two are even close to the best final in history

Conquistador
10-09-2009, 07:18 PM
Clay: Fed-Nadal Rome 2006

Grass: Fed-Nadal Wimbledon 2008

Hard:Fed-Safin AO 2005

I have one question. What is the one thing your three responses all have in common?

asafi2
10-09-2009, 07:19 PM
I have one question. What is the one thing your three responses all have in common?

Fed lost all three?

Conquistador
10-09-2009, 07:22 PM
Fed lost all three?

How about Federer playing in all of them. Sampras, Agassi, Nadal can't say that. Thats one more reason why Federer is GOAT. End of discussion.

asafi2
10-09-2009, 07:26 PM
How about Federer playing in all of them. Sampras, Agassi, Nadal can't say that. Thats one more reason why Federer is GOAT. End of discussion.

Although I do think he's the GOAT...I don't see how this is one reason why he is..

Conquistador
10-09-2009, 07:29 PM
Although I do think he's the GOAT...I don't see how this is one reason why he is..

I do.......................

ckledzepplin
10-09-2009, 07:29 PM
Clay: Federer Vs. Haas RG 2009

Hard: Sampras Vs. Agassi 2002 US Open

Grass: Federer Vs. Roddick 2009 Wimbledon

stapler
10-09-2009, 07:50 PM
Came in to say Fed vs. Safin AO '05

Dark Victory
10-10-2009, 05:59 PM
Top of my head...

Hard
Sampras vs Agassi 2001 USO
Federer vs Safin 2005 Melbourne

Clay
Federer vs Nadal 2006 Rome MS
Federer vs Gasquet 2005 Monte Carlo MS

Grass
Federer vs Sampras 2001 WIMBLEDON
Rafter vs Ivanisevic 2001 WIMBLEDON
Federer vs Nadal 2008 WIMBLEDON

Indoor
Federer vs Nalbandian 2005 TMC

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Funny how the three epic matches Federer played in in 2005 (all going the distance and he had match point on all three) were also the ones he lost. Like someone else already said, when he won, he won by a mile. And when he lost, that's what it took to defeat him.

SerbWhoLovesDelPo
10-10-2009, 07:26 PM
Clay: Fed-Nadal Rome 2006

Grass: Fed-Nadal Wimbledon 2008

Hard:Fed-Safin AO 2005

That's the correct answer.

Nadal-Verdasco may also qualify, except that it was kinda predictable who would win in the end.

Tanya
10-10-2009, 07:41 PM
Grass: Venus-davenport Wimbledon 05

brc444
10-10-2009, 08:16 PM
Hard: Cilic v Nadal . . . just kidding

JoelDali
10-10-2009, 08:22 PM
(W) Sampras / Fed 2001.

A lesson in shotmaking.

JeMar
10-10-2009, 08:30 PM
Do yourself a favor and watch everything about this match.

Possibly the best match ever, and definitely the best shot-making of this century.

Clicky, clicky. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4hrZvPnQj8)

abmk
10-10-2009, 08:46 PM
That's the correct answer.

Nadal-Verdasco may also qualify, except that it was kinda predictable who would win in the end.

I'd put that at no2 on HC :) (I don't think it was predictable though, the way verdasco played the 4th set tie-break was :shock: )

nadal-coria rome 2005 F at no2 on clay and 2007 wimby finals b/w fed-nadal at no2 on grass

srinrajesh
10-16-2009, 12:11 PM
some more matches even though 5th set was not that close
2007 AO 4th R--Nadal Vs Murray
2005 AO 4th R -- Nadal Vs Hewitt

IvanisevicServe
10-16-2009, 04:42 PM
Biased or not, I'm going to say that Ivanisevic/Rafter was not only the best match of this decade, but the best of all-time.

President of Serve/Volley
10-16-2009, 06:16 PM
What about the Semi-final vs Goran and Henman in 2001?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsxp-bbPQL0

maddogz32
10-16-2009, 08:17 PM
some pretty good choices