Favorite matches of favorite player

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  1. T1000

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    What are your favorite matches of your favorite players?
    My favorite player is Lleyton Hewitt
    favorite matches: 2001 USO final
    2002 Wimby Final
    2004 Davis cup tie vs Federer
    2005 AO
    2008 AO vs Baghdatis
     
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  2. OliverSimon

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    Favorite player: Jose Acasuso
    Fav Matches: 2006 Davis cup vs Safin
    2006 Hamburg Vs Stepanek
    2008 Davis cup vs Verdasco
    2008 Bucharest vs Simon
     
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  3. Nadal_Freak

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    RG 2005-2008 Finals
    Wimbledon 2008 Finals
    Australian Open 2009 Finals
     
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  4. VivalaVida

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    Marat Safin:
    2000 vs pete sampras USO
    2005 vs Federer AO
    2004 vs Nalbandian (can you say owned) paris
    2000 vs Kuerten at Hamburg
    2000 vs Philapousiss <--- cant spell
     
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  5. VivalaVida

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    yeah all of them were great matches. Well, except RG 2008 that was a major snoozer. zzzz
     
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  6. OliverSimon

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    So NADAL_FREAK i didn't catch your favorite player...
     
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  7. Nadal_Freak

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    Let's just say it's not Federer. :D
     
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  8. T1000

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    great choices. AO 2005 semi was the best match ever in terms of skill imo. I also thought that tournament was the best ever. great tennis to watch
     
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  9. Mansewerz

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    Hell yea Marat!

    Also Federer:

    Wimby 2007
    USO 2008
    AO 2007 v.s. Roddick
    Shanghai 2007 finals
     
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  10. Mansewerz

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    My two favorites duking it out. what more can I ask for :D
     
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  11. VivalaVida

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    Thanks! AO 2005 was one of my favorite slams. Safin, Federer, and Hewitt are like my favorite players and they all did really really well. I was bittersweet seeing Marat take down Hewitt as I know how bad lleyton wanted to win his country's slam. AO 2005 was awesome because that was the first time I really noticed Rafa's potential against hewitt in the 4th round, that was a great match!
     
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  12. VivalaVida

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    Damn it! I thought I had you figured out. :D
     
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  13. icedevil0289

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    I loved the AO 2005 semi. Great match and high quality tennis imo.
     
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    Rafael Nadal:
    Miami final 2005 (Federer-Nadal)
    Rome final 2006 (Nadal-Federer)
    Miami QF 2008 (Nadal-Blake)
    Hamburg semi-final 2008 (Nadal-Djokovic)
    Hamburg final 2008 (Nadal-Federer)
    RG semi-final 2008 (Nadal-Djokovic)
    RG final 2008 (Nadal-Federer)
    Wimbledon final 2008 (Nadal-Federer)
    Canada master semi-final 2008 (Nadal-Murray)
    Olympics semi-final 2008 (Nadal-Djokovic)
    AO semi-final 2009 (Nadal-Verdasco)
    AO final 2009 (Nadal-Federer)
    To be continued... :)
     
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  15. CanadianChic

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    I loved the final between Fed and Nadal at Wimby - I could watch that a dozen times and never get bored.....well at least three or four.
     
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  16. Favorite Player: Roff I Yell Nah Doll

    Round of 16 Montreal Masters 2007 (vs Paul-Henri Mathieu)
    1st Round US Open 2007 (vs Alun Jones)
    Final of AO 2009 (vs Feddy Teddy)
    Round of 16 French Open 2006 (vs Paul-Henri Mathieu)
    Final of Indian Wells 2009 :twisted: (vs An Dee Murrrr Ray)
     
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  17. veroniquem

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    I have the DVD. I particularly like watching the 5th set and the interview with McEnroe at the end!
     
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  18. veroniquem

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    That RG match vs Mathieu was incredible, wasn't it?
     
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  19. You saw it, too? Yeah, it was amazing! Really high-quality tennis. Sublime!


    Mathieu was hitting some amazing backhands, Nadal was hitting some amazing passing shots......good times.....I wish I could download that match :(
     
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  20. mandy01

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    Federer
    Wimbledon 03-07
    Rome 2006 final
    AO 05 semis
    Hamburg 2007 final
    Shanghai 07-semis and finals
    USO 08 4th round (wooohooo!)
    AO 08 match against Santoro ( v.cool :lol:)
    AO 08 3rd round
    AO 06 final-A hug shared with the Rocket Laver and oh-so- gorgeous tears ! :D
    Shanghai 06 finals
    USO 08 semis
    ......many more to come....
    The list is too long :oops:
     
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  21. VivalaVida

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    What is so special about the interview? perhaps you enjoy seeing federer in a ravaged state.
     
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  22. veroniquem

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    Not Federer's interview obviously, Nadal's interview! I love how McEnroe seemed completely in awe of Nadal getting that title and how he thanked Nadal for practicing with him during the tournament and Nadal said it was an honour to play with John and John replied "thank you for lying", I just loved the way they related to each other and how funny JohnnyMac was.
     
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  23. veroniquem

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    Yes, I haven't kept it but I remember the quality of play was extraordinary!
     
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  24. jamesblakefan#1

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    Favorite: Who do ya think?
    Fav. matches:
    Blake-Nadal 05 US Open Rof16
    Blake-Agassi 05 US Open QF
    Blake-Roddick 06 Queens Club SF
    Blake-Roddick 06 Indianapolis F
    Blake-Moya 06 USO Rof32
    Blake-Federer 06 USO QF
    Blake-Nadal 06 TMC RR
    Blake-Santoro 07 USO Rof64
    Blake-Haas 07 USO Rof16

    Didn't get to see James' win over Roger at the Olympics.
    Thanks, NBC's crappy Olympic tennis coverage. :evil:
     
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  25. mandy01

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    List continued....
    USO 05 final
    USO 04 final
    MC 08 semis
    USO 07 semis
    USO 07 OFs
    Wimbledon 08 first round against Hrbaty
    AO 05 fourth round
    IW 06 finals
    Madrid 08 third round and OFs
    Olympics 08 Doubles victory with Stan and those tears when the Swiss national anthem was being played..aww...:oops:
    ..more to come :lol: :oops:
     
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  26. westside

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    Hewitt
    2003 Davis Cup Semi Final - vs Federer
    2004 TMC SF - vs Roddick
    2005 AO
    2005 Indian Wells SF - vs Roddick
    2005 Davis Cup QF - vs Coria
    2005 USO 3rd Round - vs Dent
    2006 USO 4th Round - vs Gasquet
    2007 Cincinnati SF - vs Federer
    2008 AO 3rd Round - vs Baghdatis
     
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  27. DunlopDood

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    I agree. I would also add:
    2004 V Federer at Masters cup, great tie break.
     
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  28. P_Agony

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    Federer - there are so many...

    AO 2005 semi - (vs. Safin)
    Hamburg 2007 - (vs. Nadal)
    Wimbeldon 2006 final (vs. Nadal)
    Wimbeldon 2007 final (vs. Nadal)
    Wimbeldon 2008 final (vs. Nadal)
    Basel 2008 final (vs. Nalbandain)
    AO 2007 semi (vs. Roddick)
    AO 2008 (vs. Santoro)
    USO 2007 (vs. Roddick)
    USO 2008 (vs. Djokovic)
    Masters Cup 2008 (vs. Murray)
    Any Masters Cup match in 2006-2007 - he played so well at the Masters Cups.

    There are much more of course, too many good matches from Federer.
     
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  29. Xuxa Kuerten

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    All 97, 2000 & 2001 RG matches, specially those 3 QFs against Kafelnikov, the incredible comeback versus Russell anf the final against Norman.
    2004 RG win versus Federer
    1998 Davis Cup win against Moya in Spain
    All 2000 Masters Cup matches, specially the victory over Sampras.
    2000 SF against Agassi
    1998 DAvis Cup 5-hour match versus Grosjean
    2001 US Open R32 versus Mirnyi
    1999 Rome Final versus Rafter
    2000 Hamburg final versus Safin
    2000 Indianapolis final versus Safin
    2001 Cincinatti final versus Rafter
    2002 USOpen 2nd Round win versus Safin

    I even like a few matches that he lost:
    1999 US Open QF versus Pioline
    2000 Miami final versus Sampras
     
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  30. Giggs The Red Devil

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    Michael Stich:

    1991 wimbledon final
    1993 masters cup final
    1993 davis cup final (2 singles + doubles match)
    1997 wimbledon semi final
     
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  31. icedevil0289

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    That was indeed a great match.
     
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  32. T1000

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    No Rome final vs Coria? That has to be my fav nadal match, claycourt tennis at its best
     
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  33. veroniquem

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    Wow you're absolutely right. Unfortunately I missed the match, I wasn't home and I never got to see it live :cry:. I saw highlights of it later on.
     
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  34. gj011

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    Tipsarevic
    vs Gonzalez Wimbledon 2007
    vs Federer AO 2008
    vs Roddick Wimbledon 2008

    Djokovic
    vs Hewitt, Baghdatis Wimbledon 2007
    vs Roddick, Nadal, Federer Montreal 2007
    vs Stepanek USO 2007
    vs Federer, Tsonga AO 2008
    vs Nadal Hamburg 2008
    vs Nadal Cincy 2008
    vs Nadal Olympics 2008
    vs Roddick USO 2008
    vs Federer Miami 2009
     
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  35. norbac

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    Murray

    vs Roddick(Wimbledon 06)
    vs. Nadal(Aussie Open 07)
    vs. Gasquet(Paris 07)
    vs. Gasquet(Wimbledon 2008)
    vs. Djokovic(Toronto 2008)
    vs. Djokovic(Cincinnati 2008)
    vs. Wawrinka(US Open 2008)
    vs. Nadal(US Open 2008)
    vs. Federer(Shanghai 2008)
     
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  36. oberyn

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    Sampras:

    1999 Wimbledon Final
    2002 U.S. Open Final
    1995 U.S. Open Final
    1996 U.S. Open Quarterfinal
    1999 ATP Tour World Championship Final
     
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  37. moonbat

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    I'd add vs Nadal Queens 2008 to that list...
     
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  38. All-rounder

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    tsonga vs nadal (AO semi 08 )
    Federer vs roddick (AO semi 07)
    Federer vs safin (AO semi 05)
    nadal vs verdasco (AO semi 09)

    nadal vs coria (rome finals 05)
    nadal vs djokovic (hamburg semi 08 )

    nadal vs federer (wimbledon final 08 )
    goran vs pat ( wimbledon final 01)
    Federer vs Sampras (wimbledon 4th round 01)
    Sampras vs krajicek (wimbledon quarter finals 96)
    Sampras vs agassi (wimbledon final 99)

    Federer vs Roddick (us open final 06)
    Blake vs agassi (us open quarter finals 05)
    Sampras vs agassi (us open quarter finals 01)

    Federer vs nalbandian (masters cup final 05)
    Federer vs safin (masters cup semi finals 04)
    Blake vs nadal (masters cup RR 06)

    .....I have more just can't think of them right now
     
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  39. norbac

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    Roddick

    vs. El Ayouni(AO 03)
    vs. Federer(Canada 03)
    vs. Nalbandian, Ferrerro(US Open 03)
    vs. Federer(Wimbledon 04)
    vs. Agassi(Cincy 04)
    vs. Hewitt(US Open 2006)
    vs. Federer(US Open 2007)
    vs. Djokovic(US Open 2008)
     
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  40. JeMar

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    Oh my...

    Federer: U.S. Open finals, Wimbledon finals, Rome final against Nadal.

    Nadal: AO 2009 semi-final, final, Wimbledon five-setters, match against Tsonga in Australia.

    Sampras: 2002 U.S. Open final, 2000 Australian Open semifinal, 1999 Wimbledon final, 1996 Masters final against Becker, 1995 DC final matches, and I'm sure there's more that I can't remember.

    Agassi: 1997 Cincy match against Sampras, 2001 U.S. Open QF, 2000 AO semi, U.S. Open five-setters later in his career, 1992 Wimbledon final.

    Bahgdatis: Wimbledon match against Djokovic, AO match against Ljubicic and Nalbandian, AO match against Hewitt, five-setter against Agassi at the U.S. Open.

    Hewitt: five-set comeback(s) against Federer.

    Edberg: Everytime he played was awesome, in particular his match against Lendl at the Australian Open... I can't remember the year, but I think it was the last year it was played on grass.

    Honorable mention: While neither of these players is a favorite of mine, this was probably the best match I've ever seen in terms of quality, sportsmanship, and humour: Roddick vs. El Aynaoui, AO 2003 QF. If you haven't seen this match, you need to watch it at least once before you die.
     
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  41. Beasty54

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    Roddick and the marathon at Aussie with El Aynoui anyone?

    and Roddick VS. Fed USO 07 quarters.

    even though Roddick lost, he played hard and showed alot of heart.
     
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  42. Emelia21

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    Just a few

    Steffi Graf v A S Vicario 1996 French Open

    Steffi Graf v Martina Hingis 1999 French Open

    Goran Ivaniesevic v Pat Rafter 2001 Wimbledon :cool:

    Sampras v Agassi 2001 US Open

    Venus Williams v Lindsay Davenport 2005 Wimbledon

    Rafael Nadal v Roger Federer 2006 French Open

    Rafael Nadal v Andy Murray Australian Open 2007

    Rafael Nadal v Roger Federer 2008 Wimbledon :cool:

    Many many more to be added :cry: :cry:
     
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  43. Cesc Fabregas

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    Sampras corretja 96.
     
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  44. thejoe

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    Feliciano Lopez
    2008-Davis Cup final vs. Del Potro
    2008-Dubai semi-final vs. Davydenko
    2008-Wimbledon 2nd round vs. Karanusic (purely because I was there on court 18 centimeters from the action
    2007-US Open 4th round vs. Federer
    2008-Basel QF vs. Blake
    2007-Wimbledon vs. Tim Henman

    (I've only been a Feli fan for a couple of years)
     
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  45. Beasty54

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    I love Feli too.

    I thought after that huge win over Delpo he was going to turn in on. But hes been struggleing this year.


    07 USO Fed had to play near perfect to beat him.
     
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  46. deltox

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    Roddick

    '04 Cincinnati Semis
    Agassi v Roddick

    '03 USO Semis
    Nalbandian v Roddick

    '03 Canada Semis
    Federer v Roddick

    '03 Houston (Clay) Finals
    Agassi v Roddick

    '04 Wimbledon Finals
    Federer v Roddick

    those are my greatest matches i enjoyed
     
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  47. thejoe

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    ^Did play perfect for a set and a half.
     
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