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gold soundz
01-16-2011, 07:20 PM
Which Australian Open between 2006 and 2010 do you think was the best? (and the worst for that matter) Personally I was very disappointed with last years Aus Open. For me the best of the past 5 years is definitely 2009. So many great, emotional matches, it was just incredible. Well what do you think?

InsideIn
01-16-2011, 07:25 PM
I thought 2005 was the Best. I know it's not in your 2006-2010 range, but it was excellent. Hewitt vs. Safin.. Both had incredible runs and played excellent tennis.

I very much enjoy this tournament for some reason.

samurai13
01-16-2011, 07:25 PM
Verdasco Vs. Nadal semi and Federer Vs. Nadal final made the 2009 Aussies

jamesblakefan#1
01-16-2011, 07:40 PM
They all were great in their own respects:
2005 w/ great runs by Hewitt and Safin, still wish Lleyton had pulled that one out;
2006 w/ the epic run by Baghdatis coming out of nowhere to beat Roddick, Ljubicic, Nalbandian and give Fed all he could handle in the final;
2007 w/ Gonzo in god mode;
2008 w/ Tsonga coming from nowhere and putting on one of the best efforts ever in the SF vs Nadal, then Novak taking his first slam;
2009 w/ the fauxhawk Verdasco and great SF/F;
and last year though not as epic as the ones before, still had Murray w/ a great run and great performance in the SF, even though he crapped the bed in the final.

In order for me it'd be.

1. 2006 (even though I voted 08 I reconsider when thinking of how memorable Baggy was that tourney)
2. 2008
3. 2009
4. 2005
5. 2007
6. 2010

revolution
01-16-2011, 09:42 PM
For me, the best was the 2009 tournament. Two five-set epics with Nadal v Verdasco in the semi-final followed by the Nadal v Federer final were breathtaking. Just wish the fifth set of the final wasn't such a let-down - 6-2 it was if I remember correctly to Nadal. :)

westside
01-16-2011, 09:48 PM
I thought 2005 was the Best. I know it's not in your 2006-2010 range, but it was excellent. Hewitt vs. Safin.. Both had incredible runs and played excellent tennis.

I very much enjoy this tournament for some reason.

I also thought 2005 was the best over the past number of years. Which is saying a lot since this tournament has had amazing matches every year since.

To go with the poll options though, I'll go with 2009

WhiskeyEE
01-16-2011, 10:25 PM
even though it isn't an option the 2005 aus open will always be the best for me. safin vs. fed was the match that turned me from a casual fan into a tennis fanatic.

JoelDali
01-16-2011, 10:45 PM
Any that Serena won.

cork_screw
01-16-2011, 11:31 PM
Doesn't this depend on who you like more than anything? Most of the aussie opens in the last 5 years have been dominated by 2 people, or mainly 1 person. So if you're a fed fan, it's more of a memorable match, say you enjoyed the roddick thumping in 2007, you would vote for that.

I think a more effective thread would be to vote for a span where there were different winners with andre and pete in the mix, then you would get a great tournament with varied comparisions than say why you voted for a year that fed beat baghdatis than when he beat murray.

vive le beau jeu !
01-16-2011, 11:40 PM
2006 and the bagrun ! :)
(even if the 2007 gonzorun and the 2008 tsongrun were nice too)

Cooper_Tecnifibre4
01-17-2011, 12:57 AM
Nando V Nadal AO 2009.

'nuff said.

piece
01-17-2011, 03:04 AM
2009.

2004 too (even though it doesn't fit the criteria) because of how many in-form top players there were, how open the field seemed, and how many epics there were between top players. Only the final was a letdown.

joeri888
01-17-2011, 03:28 AM
2005... Federer vs. Safin was awesome.
2009 was good tennis, but emotionally an awful time for me, so didn't enjoy it that much.

Cooper_Tecnifibre4
01-17-2011, 03:46 AM
2005... Federer vs. Safin was awesome.
2009 was good tennis, but emotionally an awful time for me, so didn't enjoy it that much.

Awwww, Care to elaborate on that?:???:

sdont
01-17-2011, 03:57 AM
2008 - Tsonga run + only time in X years that neither Fed nor Nadal was in the final of a grand slam.

I mean, both SFs were straight sets beatdowns, but they were quite shocking by their result.

YodaKnowsBest
01-17-2011, 04:21 AM
2008 by far...

pound cat
01-17-2011, 04:22 AM
I thought 2005 was the Best. I +/know it's not in your 2006-2010 range, but it was excellent. Hewitt vs. Safin.. Both had incredible runs and played excellent tennis.

I very much enjoy this tournament for some reason.


I agree...Surprising and dramatic throughout...Federer and Roddick OUT to Safin who is fighting to get the title after 2 previous attempts...and a final meeting with Hewitt who the Aussies have mixed feelings about and charismatic Safin who the fans also like. Safin gives a gracious speech saying nothing about himself but lots about Hewitt...almost as much tension in that AO as in the Ivanisevic Wimbledon.

christinamaniac7
01-17-2011, 05:15 AM
2009 was a lot better than the other 4 years mentioned above...

Telepatic
01-17-2011, 05:50 AM
2009 (Lots of h. quality matches) and 2008 (No Fedal and high quality too)