2011 Match of the Year

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  1. aceX

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    Nominate matches for certain awards:
    • Match of the Year
    • Highest quality
    • Biggest upset
    • Most entertaining
    • Best incomplete match
    • Best set of tennis
    • Best tie-break
    • Best run through a draw
    • Most epic match
    • Best display of defense
    • Best attacking tennis
    • Best surprise
    • Best display of revenge





    2011 ATP World Tour

    List noteworthy matches as the year progresses. It can be difficult recalling them at the end of the year.

    Davis Cup
    Fish-Lopez (USA-Spain World Group QF)​

    Australian Open
    R1 Hewitt-Nalbandian
    R2 Bellucci-Hernych
    R2 Federer-Simon
    R3 Cilic-Isner
    SF Djokovic-Federer​

    Indian Wells Masters
    F Djokovic-Nadal​

    Miami Masters
    R3 Harrison-Raonic
    QF Karlovic-Nadal
    F Djokovic-Nadal​

    Monte Carlo Masters
    R2 Almagro-Gonzalez​

    Madrid Masters
    R2 Federer-Lopez​

    Rome Masters
    R3 Federer-Gasquet
    SF Djokovic-Murray​

    French Open
    R4 Ferrer-Monfils
    SF Djokovic-Federer​

    Wimbledon
    R2 Ferrer-Harrison
    QF Federer-Tsonga
    F Djokovic-Nadal​

    Montreal Masters
    R2 Dodig-Nadal​

    Cincinnati Masters
    TBA​

    US Open
    TBA​

    Shanghai Masters
    TBA​

    Paris Masters
    TBA​

    World Tour Finals
    TBA​
     
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  2. Rock Strongo

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    Isner vs Mahut.
    Wait, are they still playing?
     
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    Hewitt vs Nalbandian.
     
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    Best match of the australian open?
     
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    Maybe Kuznetsova vs Schiavone for the women?
     
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    Defintely Fed vs Djoker for sheer quality of tennis despite the scoreline
     
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    Li Na vs Wozzy

    two one-dimensional tennis styles, equal and oppsosite clashed.

    A battle of nerves and will.
     
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    no match has really stood out to me yet. i would have to go with hewitt-nalbandian, but i don't think this is gonna hold throughout the year. i hope we get a great french open match this year.
     
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    The best AO match was Almagro - Andreev I think.
     
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    Throughly enjoyed Kuzy-Franky
     
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    Novak vs Fed was good.
     
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    I'd say the same.

    Although, i only saw from the 3rd set onwards, since the telly was showing the Fed match which ended at the end of Kuz-Fran 2nd set.

    Jokers play against Fed and Murray at AO was great.

    Federer played some flawless tennis in the second and 3rd set of the Davydenko .. wait this is for 2011 :( myy bad.
     
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    1) Djokovic vs Federer AO
    2) Nalbandian vs Hewitt AO
     
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    Kuznetsova vs Schiavone.
     
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    Djokovic vs Federer AO and close second Nalbandian vs Hewitt AO.
     
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    At the moment it's Nalbandian vs Hewitt at the AO. But the season is still very long
     
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    This was a good one, but gotta agree on Nalbo/Hewitt.
     
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    Djokovic vs Fed was a good match, but not as good as people here are making it sound. Simon vs Fed was a much better match IMO. I enjoyed Verdasco's comeback against Tipsarevic too, altough Tipsy totally lost the competitiveness at the very end.
     
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    No match has been that great so far, but I would say Dolgopolov vs Soderling or Isner vs Cilic
     
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    Dolgopolov v Soderling AO was good, but at the end of the year I don't know how many will actually remember it as anything much more then that unless Dolgopolov follows it up with more like it.

    Nalbandian v Hewitt AO was a really good match, quality, emotion, it had pretty much everything.

    Fed vs Novak was ok, but I really don't think it was as good as either of Hewitt/Nalby or Soderling/Dolgo...least in my opinion.

    Kuznetsova v Schiavone, Well apart from it being the longest womens match in history I think they said, I don't know anything else about it to really comment. I only saw the last half an hour or so when really both of them looked near drop dead exhausted. But for sheer length it will be talked about for a long time.

    There really aren't any other womens matches that even come close to mind at all...Maybe Sydney for Li Na's 0-5 rally? Someone mentioned the AO SF of Li and Woz...well I wouldn't say anything good about that, Li won but for the first half it was Li spraying the ball all over the place and it slowly shifted to Woz spraying the ball all over the place...not really high quality. The AO final for the ladies was ok, Li played pretty well for a while and forced Kim to change tactics to beat her, Kim just outplayed her. But even that wasn't that amazing a match.
     
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    Too bad you didn’t see the entire 3rd set where the level of play just got better and better. Sure the final game was a little tight because this match was a war. They were both exhausted. But if you didn’t watch the entire match you don’t have context. It was definitely not only the longest match but one of the best ones as well. By far the best match of the australian open.

    Men had some amazing 5 setters that were exciting but not because of the quality of tennis. Verdasco coming back against Tipsy was amazing to watch but it was horrid tennis. I would give more credit to Dolgopolov. He had a a real Cinderella story run at this AO. He would be my pick on the men's side.
     
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    The first 2 games of Nadal/Ferrer :) Amazing stuff.
     
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    So far in 2011, I would say...

    Federer vs. Djokovic AO - high quality points by both guys.

    Kuznetsova vs Schiavone AO - that was a battle of wills as well as tennis.
     
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    Sharapova vs. Georges! obvious reasons.
     
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    ^^^^^^^

    yeah, this.

    Who knew Ivo could play?
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^

    Nah, that match was nothing compared to the Harrison-Raonic match the quality of play was much higher.
     
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    Exactly. A high quality can't have Karlovic in it (even tho it was tense).

    Harrison-Raonic was sheer brilliance from both
     
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    Does anyone think Nalbandian vs Hewitt AO has been topped?
     
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    Roddick vs Raonic
     
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    Not sure if I can name a great match, only Nalby-Hewitt comes close. Simon-Fed was quite good as well.

    The other candidates were either too one side or too up and down.

    Anyway, pretty average year for tennis so far outside of Novak's streak.

    Fed has been pretty meh struggling with age and motivation, Nadal had health issues at the beginning of the year and hasn't been teriffic game-wise on slow HC and clay so far, Andy Murray didn't win a set of tennis from AO to Monte Carlo, Soderling started good but then had health issues, Davydenko is just recovering from his and has spotty form, the top half of the top 10 is changing spots like crazy, delpo is starting to come back he isn't there yet and so on.
     
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    The King vs Federer AO - They played their best tennis. Federer produced some immortal shots, but in the end even that wasn't enough to break the Serbian wall.
     
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    3 matches stand out and it's genaral consensus!!!

    Sveta-Francesca

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    Harrison-Raonic match is still the best match of the year.

    So far this season has been the worst in terms of quality matches I can remember in quite some time.
     
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    i thoroughly enjoyed the karlovic-nadal match. i was on the edge of my seat!
     
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    I kind of agree with this post. The bold part does make me smile though... He makes back to back finals in IW and Miami, pushing both to three sets. Loses only one set in both MC and Barcelona events combined...and he still isn't good game wise. Granted, we've seen better, however, i think you are a little hard on him too.
     
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    I agree. I was really pulling for Dr.Ivo.
     
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    How was the quality of Federer Lopez? LOL Lopez gave that match away.
     
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    that gift at 5-2 in the third set tb ruined the match for me
    but it was really high quality and very entertaining
     
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    Miami final so far.
     
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    Djokovic d Nadal 4-6 6-3 7-6
    Djokovic d Murray 6-1 3-6 7-6

    And the one no one saw...
    Hanescu d Berrer 6-4 7-6 amazing shotmaking. really.
     
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    this one...
     
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