2000-2009: best decade for Wimbledon finals?

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  1. iamke55

    iamke55 Professional

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    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.
     
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  2. OddJack

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    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.
     
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  3. freedomtennis

    freedomtennis Rookie

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    maybe along with the 80s and 90s
     
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  4. forzamilan90

    forzamilan90 Legend

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    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
     
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  5. Anaconda

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    Pretty sure Safin V's Federer: Australian Open 2005 SF was better than the Wimbledon 2008 final.
     
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  6. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

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    Watch Becker Edberg 1989
     
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  7. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

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    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!
     
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  8. samprasvsfederer123

    samprasvsfederer123 Banned

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    the 80s was the best maybe,

    in my opinion 07 final is overated.
     
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