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iamke55
04-04-2010, 06:27 PM
In fact, I would call it the best run of grand slam finals ever.

2000 - Sampras breaks GS record
2001 - Ivanisevic pulls off the ultimate dream run
2002 - this would be the odd one out
2003 - Federer masterclass, the rise of a new champion
2004 - high quality tennis but not much else
2005 - Federer masterclass, one of his best matches, though not a good final
2006 - Nothing amazing, but sets the stage for a great rivalry
2007 - 5 set thriller between #1 and #2, Borg's record tied
2008 - Greatest tennis match ever, between #1 and #2, first Wimb + French double since Borg
2009 - extremely long 5th set, Federer breaks the GS record, second Wimb + French double since Borg

With all the high quality tennis and history being made, I think those who were able to attend the 2000s Wimbledon finals can count themselves the luckiest generation of tennis fans.

OddJack
04-04-2010, 06:37 PM
6 out of 10 Federer is mentioned.

It is the best decade because of him, at least for me. Chances are I'll stop watching after he leaves.
Time to go back to soccer.

freedomtennis
04-04-2010, 06:47 PM
In fact, I would call it the best run of grand slam finals ever.

2000 - Sampras breaks GS record
2001 - Ivanisevic pulls off the ultimate dream run
2002 - this would be the odd one out
2003 - Federer masterclass, the rise of a new champion
2004 - high quality tennis but not much else
2005 - Federer masterclass, one of his best matches, though not a good final
2006 - Nothing amazing, but sets the stage for a great rivalry
2007 - 5 set thriller between #1 and #2, Borg's record tied
2008 - Greatest tennis match ever, between #1 and #2, first Wimb + French double since Borg
2009 - extremely long 5th set, Federer breaks the GS record, second Wimb + French double since Borg

With all the high quality tennis and history being made, I think those who were able to attend the 2000s Wimbledon finals can count themselves the luckiest generation of tennis fans.

maybe along with the 80s and 90s

forzamilan90
04-05-2010, 08:31 AM
6 out of 10 Federer is mentioned.

It is the best decade because of him, at least for me. Chances are I'll stop watching after he leaves.
Time to go back to soccer.

soccer was my number 1 sport, but fed by himself elevated tennis for me to new levels, really tennis won't be the same after he retires

Anaconda
04-05-2010, 08:48 AM
Pretty sure Safin V's Federer: Australian Open 2005 SF was better than the Wimbledon 2008 final.

Marius_Hancu
04-05-2010, 08:54 AM
Watch Becker Edberg 1989

kishnabe
04-05-2010, 03:19 PM
Watch Becker Edberg 1989

Edberg was humilated big time in that one...Becker was in the zone that year. 1990 was the more preferable one since it was the only WImby final they both took to the distance!

samprasvsfederer123
04-05-2010, 03:32 PM
the 80s was the best maybe,

in my opinion 07 final is overated.