Most Amazing Grand Slam Win?

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  1. chrismaylor

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    What was the most amazing Grand Slam win? My vote goes for Michael Chang French Open 1989 vs. Ivan Lendl.



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  2. RiosTheGenius

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    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.
     
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  3. tenalyser

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    2003 Wimbledon semi-final when fed gave roddick his first of many to come ass 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.
     
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  4. Andres

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    Goran's 2001 Wimbledon. No doubt about it ;)
     
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  5. Crichton

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    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.
     
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  6. The Dav

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    Lindsay Davenport - 1998 US Open

    Lindsay Davenport - 1999 Wimbledon

    Lindsay Davenport - 2000 Australian Open

    21 straight-set victories :D
     
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  7. Gilgamesh

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    1981 Wimbleton when McEnroe dethroned Borg.
     
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  8. legolas

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    2004 FO - Gaston Gaudio
     
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  9. Turning Pro

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    Blake-Agassi 05
     
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  10. croatian sensation

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    Gets my vote, too. :)
     
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  11. rod99

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    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.
     
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  12. West Coast Ace

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    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.
     
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  13. ACE of Hearts

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    Guga's first GS, the FO.He went through alot of good players to win it.
     
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  14. galain

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    The underestimated Andres Gomez beating Agassi in the French and becoming a national hero in the process.
     
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  15. babbette

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    Roger vs Nadal in RG that was the real final:D
     
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  16. mislav

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    Yes, that's my favorite one, too!

    Might have also been Lendl - McEnroe in RG '84 as I explained over here, but the guy I was rooting for lost.
     
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  17. joesixtoe

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    prob gorans or petes 2002 us open run,,, but also i think agassi's 99 french open run..
     
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  18. RiosTheGenius

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    no, that was just a very good match
     
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    Agassi beating Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to win Roland Garros at the age of 29.
     
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    By far Manual Orantes beating Connors at FM when it was played on clay.
    Suspense, climax, beauty, it had it all.
     
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    Gugas first RG.
     
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  22. RiosTheGenius

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    no doubt.......
     
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  23. elauiio

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    sampras 2002 us open, a amazing ending for a great career
     
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    mauresmo 2006 australian. lol. 'nuff said.
     
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    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 !
     
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  26. 35ft6

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    To think that a 17 year old won Wimbledon is amazing.
     
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    Safin 05 aussie Open..damn he was good.
     
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  28. VGP

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    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)
     
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  29. quest01

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    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.
     
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  30. BreakPoint

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    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.
     
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