PDA

View Full Version : Federer's Greatest Match


prattle128
11-09-2009, 05:10 PM
I was curious what you guys thought was Federer's greatest match was. How I'm defining greatest is one where he can't miss, where every shot he dreams up comes to fruition. Basically, a match he blows the guy away to a degree unparalleled. I was surfing the web, looking for tennis match videos, and curious to find a ridiculous match from Roger Federer, and thought that who better to ask then you guys. Thanks.

jman
11-09-2009, 05:18 PM
For me I still think 2005 AO semi's against Safin. That match was so epic, I remember watching it back then, just in complete awe. A close second would be Federer Vs Nadal final at MS Rome 2006.

T1000
11-09-2009, 05:23 PM
Federer against Safin. He played out of his mind, it was amazing to see some of those shots and still see him lose. Another one would be the 2004 USO. I've never seen someone destroy Hewitt so easily as he did. Some of those forehands were unreal. I remember Hewitt would hit a shot that would have been a clear winner against anyone except Federer would get to it and hit a winner

IvanisevicServe
11-09-2009, 05:23 PM
Ones that come to mind:

03 Masters Cup Final vs. Agassi

04 US Open Final vs. Hewitt

05 Wimbledon Final vs. Roddick

06 Wimbledon vs. Gasquet

06 Wimbledon vs. Henman

06 Wimbledon vs. Bjorkman

06 Masters Cup Final vs. Blake

07 Australian Open vs. Roddick

akv89
11-09-2009, 05:24 PM
I was curious what you guys thought was Federer's greatest match was. How I'm defining greatest is one where he can't miss, where every shot he dreams up comes to fruition. Basically, a match he blows the guy away to a degree unparalleled. I was surfing the web, looking for tennis match videos, and curious to find a ridiculous match from Roger Federer, and thought that who better to ask then you guys. Thanks.

2007 AO SF against Roddick
2004 USO F against Hewitt
2003 TMC final against Agassi
2006 TMC final against Blake
2005 Wimbledon final against Roddick
2006/2007 TMC SF against Nadal

President of Serve/Volley
11-09-2009, 05:40 PM
2005 TMC... Round Robin. 6-0, 6-0 vs Gaston Gaudio.

Seany
11-09-2009, 05:42 PM
05 AO semi against Safin

Match of the decade

jamesblakefan#1
11-09-2009, 05:49 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=276198

I say 07 AO vs Roddick.

sadchel
11-09-2009, 06:34 PM
2007 AO SF vs Roddick

greatest display of tennis I've ever seen

dh003i
11-09-2009, 07:05 PM
For me I still think 2005 AO semi's against Safin. That match was so epic, I remember watching it back then, just in complete awe. A close second would be Federer Vs Nadal final at MS Rome 2006.

It seems pretty ridiculous to list, as his best matches ever, two matches that he lost. Surely, he's played better.

shaysrebelII
11-09-2009, 07:16 PM
AO 2007 vs. Roddick. He completely outclassed the guy. Fed could do no wrong and Roddick was powerless. I'm not sure god mode can get any more godlike than that.

LiveForever
11-09-2009, 07:19 PM
TMC 2003 vs Agassi in the final. Outrageous! :shock: USO 2005 was fed in full flight. Sorry to Agassi fans but in the final, Federer went on a major mental walkabout. Even when Agassi was up in the match, Federer was routinely slapping outrageous winners.

Ultra2HolyGrail
11-09-2009, 07:30 PM
Federer had mono and a back injury against safin in the semis of that AO :(

President of Serve/Volley
11-09-2009, 07:49 PM
Sampras at 1999 Wimbledon vs Andre Agassi or Federer 2007 AO vs Andy Roddick


Which was the better performance?

se0what
11-09-2009, 07:54 PM
2006 masters cup vs nadal in semis

akv89
11-09-2009, 07:59 PM
Sampras at 1999 Wimbledon vs Andre Agassi or Federer 2007 AO vs Andy Roddick


Which was the better performance?

Sampras' service display was great in 1999 Wimbledon but his return game wasn't particularly memorable. He only broke Agassi 3 times even though Agassi was serving below 50%.

Federer's performance at the 2007 AO was a thorough domination in all areas and an amazing display all court tennis. I was more impressed by this one. Coincidentally enough, Gonzalez put on another quality beatdown in the other semi against Haas, hitting 40+ winners and committing 3 unforced errors in the entire match.

nadalfan1992
11-09-2009, 07:59 PM
What about 2009 wimbledon final against roddick.

VGP
11-09-2009, 08:03 PM
Federer had mono and a back injury against safin in the semis of that AO :(

No, the mono was in early '08 and the back injury was in late '08.

What I did like about the loss what how he threw himself at the ball on the last point.

That's what sold me as a fan of Sampras, was when he lost match point against Guy Forget in the Davis Cup finals of '91. He just flung himself after the ball.

When guys are willing to do that to stay in a match, I gotta hand it to them.....

VGP
11-09-2009, 08:05 PM
Oh, to me, I learn more about players from their great losses than from their great wins.

jman
11-09-2009, 08:45 PM
It seems pretty ridiculous to list, as his best matches ever, two matches that he lost. Surely, he's played better.


He's won so many matches, his losses are more memorable. Plus in these two matches he did have match points. It was just awesome to see someone stand up to him when he was at his full potential.

Shaolin
11-09-2009, 08:46 PM
2007 AO SF against Roddick
2004 USO F against Hewitt
2003 TMC final against Agassi
2006 TMC final against Blake
2005 Wimbledon final against Roddick
2006/2007 TMC SF against Nadal



Great list. The 2003 TMC Round Robin match vs Agassi should also be included...Amazing tennis and really the turning point when Fed truly became Fed.

JeMar
11-09-2009, 09:23 PM
Gonna have to parrot Roddick AO 2007.

HunterST
11-09-2009, 09:35 PM
Seriously NO ONE has said 2008 wimbledon final? I'm not saying it's definitely the best, but I'm shocked it's not even in the conversation.

edmondsm
11-09-2009, 09:35 PM
2007 AO SF against Roddick
2004 USO F against Hewitt
2003 TMC final against Agassi
2006 TMC final against Blake
2005 Wimbledon final against Roddick
2006/2007 TMC SF against Nadal

Yeah, good call. I saw all of these except the Agassi. You could nominate a lot more. Pretty much that whole 2007 AO is up for grabs. That might be the most dominating performance at a GS ever.

edmondsm
11-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Seriously NO ONE has said 2008 wimbledon final? I'm not saying it's definitely the best, but I'm shocked it's not even in the conversation.

A match he lost was his greatest ever?

kishnabe
11-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Seriously NO ONE has said 2008 wimbledon final? I'm not saying it's definitely the best, but I'm shocked it's not even in the conversation.

That match was purely emotional and not as of great tennis federer could have produced.

Leelord337
11-09-2009, 10:26 PM
For me I still think 2005 AO semi's against Safin. That match was so epic, I remember watching it back then, just in complete awe. A close second would be Federer Vs Nadal final at MS Rome 2006.

i second this. I also remember a match in monte carlo when fed went an entire set without making an error.

Baikalic
11-09-2009, 10:45 PM
throwing in a vote for fed roddick ao 07. Absolutely ridiculous, Federer himself couldn't really explain why he played so well in his interview I think.

MuseFan
11-09-2009, 10:52 PM
Best ever display: 2007 AO vs Roddick
Most dominating: 2004 US vs Hewitt

MuseFan
11-09-2009, 10:53 PM
Also he was almost on his way to a God-mode performance against Soderling at the US Open this year after 2 sets, just flawless with a bagel. Then it sort of caved in.

jamesblakefan#1
11-09-2009, 10:54 PM
throwing in a vote for fed roddick ao 07. Absolutely ridiculous, Federer himself couldn't really explain why he played so well in his interview I think.

That was Federer's 'Michael Jordan shoulder shrug' match.

Here's a link in case you don't get the reference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUBN5Ydjao

Carsomyr
11-09-2009, 11:17 PM
I think it's a tie between the Blake TMC Final and the 2007 AO semi against Roddick - both complete destructions of quality opponents. Blake's was especially impressive because he was actually playing pretty well - Roddick made it at least a little easier with poor net approaches.

IvanAndreevich
11-09-2009, 11:54 PM
Federer vs Del Potro AO 2009. In-freaking-credible from every point!

Mun
11-10-2009, 02:01 AM
Wimbledon 2008 final. That's the best match Fed has ever played!

zagor
11-10-2009, 02:42 AM
2007 TMC semi,served 80%(probably his personal record)and breadsticked Nadal.

GustafsonFanatic
11-10-2009, 03:07 AM
I always liked those Agassi demolitions of his.

sh@de
11-10-2009, 03:09 AM
Wimbledon 2008 final. That's the best match Fed has ever played!

Very obviously not... Fed's played wayyyy better matches than that one.

meltphace 6
11-10-2009, 03:21 AM
2007 AO SF vs. Roddick was ridiculous. Set 2 especially.

Andres
11-10-2009, 03:40 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=276198

I say 07 AO vs Roddick.

2007 AO SF vs Roddick

greatest display of tennis I've ever seen

AO 2007 vs. Roddick. He completely outclassed the guy. Fed could do no wrong and Roddick was powerless. I'm not sure god mode can get any more godlike than that.
I agree
I agree
I agree

aphex
11-10-2009, 03:52 AM
Federer vs Del Potro AO 2009. In-freaking-credible from every point!

yep, that was pretty sick...

ninman
11-10-2009, 04:13 AM
AO 2007 was insane, the first set wasn't so good, because Federer got broken, but after that he played just unbelievably well. He won 10 straight games, and was 7/7 on break point conversions. In the second set he also only lost 6 points, and won 24, that's probably up there for being the closest anyone got to a golden set in like the the last 10 years at least. I feel gutted as well because I missed it due to the time difference and having to be at University, I felt gutted. He literally just could not miss in that match. Bearing in mind this is the semi-final of a GS and he's playing a quality opponent in Roddick, yeah he's beaten him loads of times, but c'mon letting him win only 6 points in one set, that's just unreal.

Leelord337
11-10-2009, 08:41 AM
That was Federer's 'Michael Jordan shoulder shrug' match.

Here's a link in case you don't get the reference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUBN5Ydjao

lmao this was a great vid, thx for sharing

Anaconda
11-10-2009, 09:04 AM
Federer v Roddick AO 2007
Federer v Hewitt US 04
Federer v Safin AO 05
Federer v Nadal W 07+08
Federer v Roddick W 05+09
Federer v Nadal Rome 2006
Federer v Nadal Miami 2005

Take you pick.

aphex
11-10-2009, 09:18 AM
Wimbledon 2008 final. That's the best match Fed has ever played!

hello gj011

dh003i
11-10-2009, 09:20 AM
He's won so many matches, his losses are more memorable. Plus in these two matches he did have match points. It was just awesome to see someone stand up to him when he was at his full potential.

The question is his greatest match, though, which imo means his best performance. It seems almost insulting to say that the guy who has been unquestionably the best player of this decade, has played his best when he has lost. I.e., implying that these other guys are really better than him.

Anaconda
11-10-2009, 09:25 AM
The question is his greatest match, though, which imo means his best performance. It seems almost insulting to say that the guy who has been unquestionably the best player of this decade, has played his best when he has lost. I.e., implying that these other guys are really better than him.

That can happen. Federer played out of his mind at the french open 2008 and lost to Nadal 6-1 6-3 6-0.

mandy01
11-10-2009, 09:59 AM
That can happen. Federer played out of his mind at the french open 2008 and lost to Nadal 6-1 6-3 6-0.
I thought he played crappy tennis..there was so much tentativeness in shots..pretty ridiculous.
Of course Nadal played great and probably would've won it in straights but I saw no willingness from Roger to even fight in that match.
He just wasnt there from the first point to the last.

aphex
11-10-2009, 10:02 AM
I thought he played crappy tennis..there was so much tentativeness in shots..pretty ridiculous.
Of course Nadal played great and probably would've won it in straights but I saw no willingness from Roger to even fight in that match.
He just wasnt there from the first point to the last.

http://www.lakemichiganangler.com/store/photos/BK-Cut_Bait.jpg

FELAND123
11-10-2009, 10:02 AM
In the TMC Final 2006, where I think that Blake played a really good match but he had nothing against Federer who fired backhand DTL the whole match. It's one of the best matches I've seen from Federer.

Yonie
11-10-2009, 10:08 AM
Against Haas at the FO this year, god that one was intense.
Maybe not his greatest match EVER, but totally incredible how he came back after losing the first two sets.

Anaconda
11-10-2009, 10:47 AM
I thought he played crappy tennis..there was so much tentativeness in shots..pretty ridiculous.
Of course Nadal played great and probably would've won it in straights but I saw no willingness from Roger to even fight in that match.
He just wasnt there from the first point to the last.

You probably would think that, only neutral fans (or fans of rafa) would say that Federer played great tennis and got thumped 6-1 6-3 6-0. It's embarassing to lose like that - but even worse when you're playing great tennis.

Nadal was just too good. I thought that Federer played better at the french than he did at wimbledon that year.

All-rounder
11-10-2009, 11:18 AM
You probably would think that, only neutral fans (or fans of rafa) would say that Federer played great tennis and got thumped 6-1 6-3 6-0. It's embarassing to lose like that - but even worse when you're playing great tennis.

Nadal was just too good. I thought that Federer played better at the french than he did at wimbledon that year.
That is non sense Federer was hitting UE off his FH and BH also his serve was nowhere to be found. I'm not saying thats why nadal won I'm saying that if you think he played his very best in the match then your naive

dh003i
11-10-2009, 12:56 PM
That can happen. Federer played out of his mind at the french open 2008 and lost to Nadal 6-1 6-3 6-0.

That is just a flat-out insult.

Anaconda
11-10-2009, 01:01 PM
Actually Federer played awsome tennis the entire french open 2008, hence he got to the final and lost against a 'clay court giant'. Federer would have beaten anyone else on that day.

I don't see how people can get offended at my comment, they didn't lose - their favourite player did. Get over it.

Michael Bluth
11-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Every match he played at Wimbledon 2006 and Australian Open 2007.

2004 USO against Hewitt. Double bagel in a grand slam final.
2003 TMC Final against Andre. Absolutely dominant, made Agassi's awesome ground game look pathetically weak and inadequate.

All-rounder
11-10-2009, 02:22 PM
Actually Federer played awsome tennis the entire french open 2008, hence he got to the final and lost against a 'clay court giant'. Federer would have beaten anyone else on that day.

I don't see how people can get offended at my comment, they didn't lose - their favourite player did. Get over it.
What your saying is a silly statement according to you the best federer ever played was against nadal at the FO 2008 where he lost 6-1 6-3 6-0 yet he has beaten nadal before many times and hasn't played better tennis? Is that what your trying to say

Baikalic
11-10-2009, 03:00 PM
That was Federer's 'Michael Jordan shoulder shrug' match.

Here's a link in case you don't get the reference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUBN5Ydjao

haha that's pretty awesome, it definitely was.

Mun
11-10-2009, 04:33 PM
hello gj011

oh please what's the deal with gj? i am new here ok? get a life!

maddogz32
11-10-2009, 07:47 PM
against nadal 08 wimbledon

dmcb101
11-10-2009, 07:54 PM
anybody think that the 07 us open semi against roddick was amazing? thats the match where he returned roddicks 140 mph serve with the backhand like it was nothing. roddick played out of his mind but got his *** handed to him. here is a clip of that return

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxzFlrFfUrg

Anaconda
11-11-2009, 09:18 AM
anybody think that the 07 us open semi against roddick was amazing? thats the match where he returned roddicks 140 mph serve with the backhand like it was nothing. roddick played out of his mind but got his *** handed to him. here is a clip of that return

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxzFlrFfUrg

Actually for 2 sets roddick was as good (if not better) than Federer. Federer didn't hand Roddick's '***' back at him. You obviously didn't watch the game.

TheFifthSet
11-11-2009, 09:26 AM
Anaconda is p4pking whatever his name is . . . what is this, his ninth account?

Anaconda
11-11-2009, 09:39 AM
Anaconda is p4pking whatever his name is . . . what is this, his ninth account?

I'm pretty sure that i am not the only poster on this board who loves hewitt/safin/roddick. I am also sure that 2 people this week have already been banned for being a banned user from years ago. Misunderstanding me thinks.

TheFifthSet
11-11-2009, 09:43 AM
I'm pretty sure that i am not the only poster on this board who loves hewitt/safin/roddick. I am also sure that 2 people this week have already been banned for being a banned user from years ago. Misunderstanding me thinks.

your posts are juvenile, you have posted threads about topics in the uk (p4p was a teen from the uk), you constantly bash federer, talk about roddick, etc. etc . . .

50% hunch, 50% evidence . . . :)

Anaconda
11-11-2009, 10:21 AM
your posts are juvenile, you have posted threads about topics in the uk (p4p was a teen from the uk), you constantly bash federer, talk about roddick, etc. etc . . .

50% hunch, 50% evidence . . . :)

I don't bash Federer. I actually defend the guy- READ MY SIG!!!!. I don't like it when people fish for compliments. And as for the age i am 21. You're looking quite the moron. Stop diging a hole because you cannot dig back up.

Mr. Tennis
11-11-2009, 11:44 AM
Wasnt the match where he lost to Nadal at Wimbledon hailed as the greatest match of all time?

Blinkism
11-11-2009, 11:47 AM
I thought the final at Wimbledon 2007 was excellent

I liked his match against Guga in 2002 in Hamburg

And ofcourse the Rome 2006 final is always epic

Carsomyr
11-11-2009, 12:02 PM
In the TMC Final 2006, where I think that Blake played a really good match but he had nothing against Federer who fired backhand DTL the whole match. It's one of the best matches I've seen from Federer.

I agree. I think that most of people who say Federer was better in 2005 than 2006 say so because of the greater amount of winners he hit off the forehand wing. But by 2006, opponents had taken a page from Nadal's book and tried to avoid the forehand as much as possible, even if it meant giving up easier cross court forehand shots. But in this match, everything was clicking beautifully.

Anaconda
11-11-2009, 12:40 PM
I thought the final at Wimbledon 2007 was excellent

I liked his match against Guga in 2002 in Hamburg

And ofcourse the Rome 2006 final is always epic

Wimbledon 2007 was better quality than 08. The only reason it gets 'hailed' as the greatest match was because of the drama. All that happened in the match was.......

nadal plays forehand to Federer's backhand....

Federer either shanks one or hits a great winner of the BH side

repeat x10000000

dmcb101
11-11-2009, 02:03 PM
Actually for 2 sets roddick was as good (if not better) than Federer. Federer didn't hand Roddick's '***' back at him. You obviously didn't watch the game.

first off dude, its not called a "game", its called a match, and if roddick could play that good and federer could still come up with the goods, i think that shows he played out of his head

nethawkwenatchee
11-11-2009, 11:15 PM
Maybe not the best, but pretty clutch given all the pressure to win the elusive french open...

2009 French 4th round

Haas 7 7 4 0 2

Fede 6 5 6 6 6

prattle128
11-11-2009, 11:38 PM
In the TMC Final 2006, where I think that Blake played a really good match but he had nothing against Federer who fired backhand DTL the whole match. It's one of the best matches I've seen from Federer.

Recently watched that. I've never seen Federer hit his backhand like he did in that match.

Here's the highlights of that match for whoever is curious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjW-0K6X8jc

clover
11-19-2009, 09:25 AM
07 Australian Open vs. Roddick

Federer definitely dominated. It was very sad to watch Roddick get destroyed, but was very amazing to see how federer played. Every single shot was perfect.

Mr. Tennis
11-19-2009, 01:11 PM
http://www.stilettosetsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/nadal-federer-rematch.jpg

I liked this one. :-)