One-sided Grand Slam Finals....

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  1. Galactus

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    ...between the Top 2 or 3 seeds?

    I'm talking about absolute mint-performances against the next-best player in a Grand Slam final, where the winner played almost 'perfect-tennis'...
    I don't know specifically about the US Open, Roland Garros or AUS Open, but at Wimbledon, between the top 2 or 3 seeds, I remember:
    Borg - Connors '78 (6-2, 6-2, 6-3)
    McEnroe - Connors '84 (6-1, 6-1, 6-2)
    Sampras - Agassi '99 (6-3, 6-4, 7-5)
    Federer - Roddick '05 (6-2, 7-6, 6-4)

    Who's your pick?

    Federer 6-0, 7-6, 6-0 Hewitt at the '04 US Open is a severe crushing too...
    Anymore to add that spring to mind over the years??
     
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  2. Grinder

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    If Federer-Roddick this year was a crushing then I'd have to say:

    Federer-Safin '04 7-6 6-4 6-2 (Not sure about Safin's seeding)
    Hewitt-Sampras '01 7-6 6-1 6-1
    Safin-Sampras '00 6-4 6-3 6-3
     
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  3. rhubarb

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    Safin was unseeded - he was ranked 86 going into the AO.
     
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  4. Galactus

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    Hmmm...
    1 - Debatable in regards the seeding...?
    2 & 3: Yeah, Id have to agree even though Sampras may have been 'on-the-slide' at this time (regradless of beating an equally 'on-the-slide' Agassi the very next year)

    But anyways, straigh-set defeats of Sampras is pretty impressive...
     
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  5. driger

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    and there was 1978 connors over borg 6-4,6-2,6-2

    connors over rosewall 6-1,6-0,6-1, although rosewall was lower than a third seed

    both at the us open
     
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  6. djones

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    Agassi - Clement '01 AO: 6-4 6-2 6-2!!!
     
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  7. Jack Romeo

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    i think i remember the 1991 us open final went something like:
    stefan edberg def. jim courier 6-2,6-4,6-0.

    edberg was no.1 and courier was no.3 i think.

    wrt agassi-clement, this was one sided because it was a mismatch (in terms of ranking and career achievements). it was the same as with some other one-sided grand slam finals like agassi-schuettler or ferrero-verkerk.
     
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  8. Justine Fanatic

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    JHH -v- Pierce - 2005 French Open
     
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  9. Exile

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    Chalk another one up to bad seeding.
     
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  10. Max G.

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    Which one are you referring to?
     
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  11. gugafanatic

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    Kuerten def Bruguera (FO 97)

    6-3, 6-4, 6-2
     
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  12. pound cat

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    Final : Safin v. Sampras USO 2000 6/4 63 6/3

    The guy from Russia plays perfect tennis, and leaves the ESPN commentators speechless.
     
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