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chrismaylor
02-18-2006, 11:22 AM
What was the most amazing Grand Slam win? My vote goes for Michael Chang French Open 1989 vs. Ivan Lendl.



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RiosTheGenius
02-18-2006, 11:27 AM
uuffff... there's so many. but if I have to pick one it would probably be the one US Open Sampras beat Corretja in the final. his entire run was just epic..... Ivanisevic's Wimbledon comes to mind too or Federer's second Wimbledon.... Can't quite decide

People unfairly tend to focus and remember only the finals.. that's why I find unfair when credit's been taken away from Gaudio.. that one was also an amazing run, defeating two countrymen on the way (Nalby in semis and coria in the final) difficult draw and he just run with it.

tenalyser
02-18-2006, 11:47 AM
2003 Wimbledon semi-final when fed gave roddick his first of many to come *** whooping, what makes it so special was that Federer was actually viewed as the underdog going to the semi, back then people where more in Roddick than Federer.

And of course the 2002 US Open when one of my all time favorite player Pete Sampras had his fairytale ending by beating his biggest rival in the final and what also would be his last carreer match.

Andres
02-18-2006, 01:26 PM
Goran's 2001 Wimbledon. No doubt about it ;)

Crichton
02-18-2006, 02:17 PM
Mats Wilander beating four seeded players (Vitas, Lendl, Clerc and Vilas) at the '82 French Open, his first year on the tour, having won the French juniors the year before.

The Dav
02-18-2006, 02:42 PM
Lindsay Davenport - 1998 US Open

Lindsay Davenport - 1999 Wimbledon

Lindsay Davenport - 2000 Australian Open

21 straight-set victories :D

Gilgamesh
02-18-2006, 02:58 PM
1981 Wimbleton when McEnroe dethroned Borg.

legolas
02-18-2006, 03:39 PM
2004 FO - Gaston Gaudio

Turning Pro
02-18-2006, 03:44 PM
Blake-Agassi 05

croatian sensation
02-19-2006, 04:33 AM
Goran's 2001 Wimbledon. No doubt about it ;)

Gets my vote, too. :-)

rod99
02-19-2006, 05:04 AM
lendl in the '84 french. had always been known as a choker (i think he was 0-4 in grand slam finals coming into) and played mcenroe in the finals who had the singles best season of all time (yes, better than federer last year) that year. mcenroe was up 2 sets to 0 and was also up a break in the 3rd and 4th sets. lendl comes back and wins 6-4 (or 7-5) in the 5th which turns out to be his first of 8 grand slams. mcenroe never won the french and to this day says it's his most dissappointing loss and refuses to ever watch that match on tape.

West Coast Ace
02-19-2006, 11:54 AM
Ashe over Connors at Wimbledon. Jimbo was at the top of his game and most experts thought it would be a Jimbo demolition. Ashe came up with - and executed - the perfect strategy - take the pace off the ball and make Connors create his own.

ACE of Hearts
02-19-2006, 11:56 AM
Guga's first GS, the FO.He went through alot of good players to win it.

galain
02-19-2006, 02:59 PM
The underestimated Andres Gomez beating Agassi in the French and becoming a national hero in the process.

babbette
02-19-2006, 03:00 PM
Roger vs Nadal in RG that was the real final:D

mislav
02-19-2006, 03:26 PM
Goran's 2001 Wimbledon. No doubt about it ;)
Yes, that's my favorite one, too!

Might have also been Lendl - McEnroe in RG '84 as I explained over here (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=762338&postcount=22), but the guy I was rooting for lost.

joesixtoe
02-20-2006, 12:45 AM
prob gorans or petes 2002 us open run,,, but also i think agassi's 99 french open run..

RiosTheGenius
02-23-2006, 02:11 PM
Roger vs Nadal in RG that was the real final:D
no, that was just a very good match

BaseLineBash
02-23-2006, 03:46 PM
Agassi beating Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to win Roland Garros at the age of 29.

lcw
02-23-2006, 03:54 PM
By far Manual Orantes beating Connors at FM when it was played on clay.
Suspense, climax, beauty, it had it all.

akj27
02-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Gugas first RG.

RiosTheGenius
02-23-2006, 06:23 PM
Gugas first RG.
no doubt.......

elauiio
02-23-2006, 06:25 PM
sampras 2002 us open, a amazing ending for a great career

FREDDY
02-23-2006, 08:48 PM
mauresmo 2006 australian. lol. 'nuff said.

joe sch
02-23-2006, 09:06 PM
I would claim its the slam match victory that won the 2nd grand slam for Rod Laver :

It was 1969, a four-set win over Tony Roche at the US Open final.

I dont think there will ever be another double grand slam winner, so that match is pretty historic !

35ft6
02-24-2006, 04:50 AM
To think that a 17 year old won Wimbledon is amazing.

joe1987
02-24-2006, 05:08 AM
Safin 05 aussie Open..damn he was good.

VGP
02-24-2006, 07:07 PM
I too am choosing the '01 Ivanisevic-Rafter Wimbledon final.

Sampras was out. Goran was in yet another final despite being a wild card entry. Rafter was a repeat finalist.

The rain delayed match gave a non-typical crowd for the big W. 12,000 people stood in queue all night. It made for an extremely raucous atmosphere.

I wish I could have been there. I was actually pulling for either player.

By the time it got to the fifth set, the air seemed to be filled with tension. When Goran won it was a great moment. Pat Rafter was a perfect sportsman.

I also liked that Ivanisevic thanked everyone that supported him and especially the All-England club for granting him a wild card.

It was the stuff that movies are made of.

(curse that "Wimbledon" movie)

quest01
02-24-2006, 09:20 PM
The 1999 Wimbledon final between Sampras and Agassi. I actually bought this match on DVD from TW recently. Its a great match. Probably the best match i have ever seen Sampras play. He was amazing.

BreakPoint
02-24-2006, 09:33 PM
uuffff... there's so many. but if I have to pick one it would probably be the one US Open Sampras beat Corretja in the final. his entire run was just epic.....

Actually, that was a quarterfinal match between Sampras and Corretja at the '96 US Open.

Sampras then came back and beat Ivanisevic in the semis a day and a half later, and then beat Chang in the finals in straight sets a day later. Pretty amazing as many thought he'd still be in the hospital that weekend.