If you could have changed the result one match. Which match will it be

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  1. Polaris

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    I dearly want to say Wimbledon 08, but will also settle on Australian 09.
     
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  2. shakes1975

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    Wim 1993 F between Sampras and Courier. If only to see whether Sampras would've still had a similar kind of career.

    Also, prob. Wim 1990. Becker was my favourite. I was gutted after that loss.
     
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    Indeed, in an interview he said, that if it wasn't for that rain delay he would have lost. The pressure had become too much for him. The rain delay gave him a chance to clear his head. So i suppose it was destiny!
     
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    Ao 2009 F ....
     
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  5. Mustard

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    1996 French Open. I'd make Muster beat Stich in the Round of 16.
     
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    McEnroe's loss to Lendl in the French Open final. Still hurts, even though I liked Lendl also.
     
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  7. srinrajesh

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    Nadal to beat soderling 2009 FO ... if not for that result he wud have won 5 consecutive FO and Fed wud have ended up with no FO and no career slam
     
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  8. srinrajesh

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    Wud also love to see Becker winning 88 wimby ...if he had won that he wud have gone on to win lot more wimbledons ... He reached 7 finals winning only 3 .. He wud have won at least 5-6
     
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  9. Tennis sensation

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    It was my second choice
     
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    2008 Wim....................
     
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    Yeah that was beyond frustrating to watch that one slip away from Federer. I don't know if Fed fans can top FO09-W09 for drama though so I don't mind leaving 2009 alone (Miami meltdown included :p).
     
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    Verdasco vs. Nadal MC'10

    I feel that if Verdasco had begged his master a little more, he would've been given another game...
     
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    2008 wimbledon.That match was amazing, i wish federer won.

    2009 wimbledon.Roddick made an incredible tournament, beating chardy, melzer, berdych, hewitt and murray.The final was on his hands, i can't forget that 4 second set points, and those 2 consecutive break points in the 5th saved by 2 perfect sevicies from Roger.Andy deserved that title, he played better than rog from the baseline, dominating the points. Federer won that match because he served great on the important points.
     
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    Jansher Khan vs Chris Dittmar at the British Open. Jansher won but I really wanted Chris to win one of those. I wasn't a big fan of Jansher Khan though he was an affable person and great player. I had much respect for Jahangir Khan though. A great sportsman without doubt.
     
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    Nalbandian winning the USO 2003 could have changed the whole tennis scenario this decade. I seriously think so.
     
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    Rosewall vs newcombe at the 1970 W Final.Little Kenny deserved, at least , one Wimbly title
     
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    I agree.Mac deserved it because he is the only guy that dared to S&V on clay.Only Laver and Panatta, before him, won a FO title with a S&V game.
     
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    Yannick Noah in 1983 too.
     
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  19. Andres

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    Noah in 1983 ;)
     
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    True.I forgot him.
     
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  21. KingOfTennis

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    yeah i would change the verdasco vs rafa 09. would be epic if dasco came back like 10-8 in the 5th. Also what would be cool was if Federer managed to take back RG 2008 being 2 sets down to rafa.
     
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    Edberg against Chang in FO and Coria against Gaudio FO, finals..
     
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    2008 Wimbledon Final because Fed did everything right in his comeback. Nadal would get his later anyway.
     
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    The 2008 Wimbledon final was such a vital match. Had Federer won, the Nadal/Federer rivalry would have continued on the same path it did in 2006-2007. Likewise, if Nadal had won the 2007 Wimbledon final, it would have changed the dynamics of the rivalry a year earlier.
     
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  25. piece

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    Me too


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    French Open 2007 final.

    I'd been content if Fed had beaten Rafa one time at least in RG.
     
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  27. srinrajesh

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    BECKER losing to edberg in 89 FO semis in 5 sets

    He wud have outpowered chang definitely in final giving him the career slam.. unfortunately he ended up with no clay titles
     
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    FO 1989 final. Graf would have won a second Grand Slam in a row. She served for the match ...

    Or the AO 1993 final. Had Graf won she would have been #1 in spring. And Seles never would have been stabbed.
     
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  30. Bhagi Katbamna

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    The way Noah played in that final was a masterclass in how to play attacking tennis on clay. I also remember when I was watching it live thinking of how many fairly straight forward passing shots(for a pro anyways) that Wilander was missing. It was probably from the mental pressure due to the way Noah was covering the net and his quickness of getting back quickly for the overhead.
     
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  31. shakes1975

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    Yes, good one.
     
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    Wimbledon 09
     
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    Becker vs Agassi '06.
     
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    This is a tough one for me, but I wish Hingis had won the 1999 RG final. Lots of arguments for and against: sentimental win for Steffi, bad behavior from Hingis etc. But I know Martina often said it was the tournament she most wanted to win, and she really lost the plot after that loss (1st round loss at Wimbledon), being dominated by the power players at the Slams, in the years to come.

    Besides, her game was perfect for clay.
     
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    Dittmar went 0-5 in World Open finals, too. Such a shame. I would have been fine with him winning one or two of the ones he lost to Jansher.
     
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    Nadal withdraws 1st round Madrid 09. :)
     
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    really surprised noone has said this one but I'm saying Djok v Fed USO 2010. Djok winning this match deprived of us one of the most amazing match ups ever. To have Rafa and Roger, possibly the greatest rivalry ever, to round it off by playing each other in every slam final would have been unbelievable for me, something I doubt we will ever see again.

    Wimby 08 final. Again I wanted to see history being made with Roger winning no6 in a row.

    Possibly Wimby 09. Although I am a Roger fan first and foremost I really hope that one day Roddick can win another and that could well have been his last chance in one of the best matches he's ever played.

    As I said, I'm actually a Roger fan, but I could have taken a loss in Wimby 09 and USO '10 to Rafa (we would still have the amazing rivalry rounded off and for Rafa to have beaten the GOAT in the final of every slam would have been ridiculous). So I will trade Wimby 08 for Roger for him to lose in Wimby 09 to Rod and USO '10 to Rafa :)
     
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    Henman v Hewitt, Wimbledon 2002.
     
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    Leconte / Wilander FO 1988! It would have been a great ending for Henri to pull it out. With all the back pain issues and not getting back into favor with the French public until 1991 Davis Cup win winning RG in 1988 would have changed so much for him.
     
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    Couldn't agree more, Haas!

    I was almost convnced he would eventually get the title but never to be. The final time he lost the World Open final, I had been drinking beer watching the final. The loss hurt so much, I washed down some shots of whiskey. Needless to say, the beer/whisky mix made me feel worse than Dittmar's loss!

    It was one thing to beat Jansher or Jahangir but many times, Chris had to go through both of them to win the title. Pretty tough for anyone who played in that era, very much like the current scenario in tennis with Rafa/Roger.

     
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    Rodney Martin did it when he won it, and also beat Dittmar in the semis. Not a bad three-match run...
     
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    Me too.

    If he's taken one of his BP's in the first set, who knows?
    Probably would have lost anyway tho' :( :(
     
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    Yes, I remember. One hell of an achivement that! Sometime in the early 90s if memory serves right.

    His achievement made it all the more difficult for me to comprehend why Dittmar couldn't do it at least once. In my opinion, Chris Dittmar was a far superior player.

     
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    I want to pick the Roddick/Federer '09 Wimbledon final, but Roddick already has a Grand Slam title, so . . . .

    I wish that Henman had taken out Coria at the '04 French, as there's no doubt in my mind that he would have gone on to destroy Gaudio in straights. And I would've loved seeing a S&V guy taking the French, because I'm not a fan of the one-dimensional dirt-ballers who usually take that trophy each year.

    That, and the fact that I liked Tim Henman, as he seems to be a total bro.
     
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    Agassi losing the 1991 French Open crushed my 10 year old heart :(
     
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    Wimby 08, Fed should've won that one.

    OR

    AO 09 .

    But how I wish Rogi won Wimby 08.....
     
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    As much as I am a Fed fan, I was really sad for Andy. I think it was his last chance to win it. It felt like he was finally going to do it and he deserved it after so many failed attempts.

    I REALLY hope Andy keeps it together and goes for another great run next year, hopefully to finally win the title. There's no one who deserves it more at this point.
     
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    Haas Vs Safin at the 2002 Aus Open.

    Haas should have won that match, he was winning the whole time and then after the rain delay Haas just disappeared, lost the 5th set 6-0. Haas surely would have won in the final over Johansson, and maybe would have been more of a force in the next couple of years along with Federer
     
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    2009 Wimbledon Final cried a little when Roddick missed that backhand volley to go up 2 sets to 1.
     
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