1. D

    Poll: Which NextGen player will become the best grass court player?

    To date, none of the NextGen players (for these purposes, we'll say that includes players Medvedev's age and younger) have so much as made a QF at Wimbledon, so it's hard to predict who among them will have the best chances to collect Wimbledon trophies going forward. But based on their games...
  2. J

    Match Stats/Report - Becker vs Connors, Queen's Club final, 1987

    tremendous recap; would like to go re-watch this one on You Tube. I recall Connors playing pretty aggressively...and having his chances. Boris seemed a bit off, but as you say, Connors was clobbering the returns. It was a lot of fun to watch and a reminder of what Connors could do...Boris was...
  3. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Martin vs Sampras & Sampras vs Forget, Queen's Club finals, 1994 & 1995

    Todd Martin beat Pete Sampras 7-6(4), 7-6(4) in the Queen's Club final, 1994 on grass It was Martin's only grass court title and Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Stefan Edberg were among those he beat in route to the final. Sampras was playing his first final at the event. He would go onto...
  4. W

    Match Stats/Report - Wilander vs Curren, Australian Open final, 1984

    Mats Wilander beat Kevin Curren 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-6(3), 6-2 in the Australian Open final, 1984 on grass Wilander was the defending champion and this was his second title at the event. He would go on to add a then Open Era record third title in 1988. It was Curren's first Slam final, and he...
  5. M

    Stats for 1987 Queen's Final(Becker-Connors)

    Becker d Connors 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-4 my stats Becker served at 54%(54 of 105) Connors served at 77%(74 of 96) Becker won 41 of 54 points on 1st serve(76%) He won 20 of 51 on 2nd(39%) Connors won 40 of 74 points on 1st serve(54%) He won 12 of 22 on 2nd(54%) Becker had 28 non...
  6. AnOctorokForDinner

    Nadal's grasscourt peak

  7. W

    Match Stats/Report - Newcombe vs Connors, Australian Open final, 1975

    John Newcombe beat Jimmy Connors 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7) in the Australian Open final, 1975 on grass It was Newcombe's second Australian Open title and the last of his 5 Open Era Slam titles. Connors was the defending champion, having entered the event for the first time the previous...
  8. W

    Match Stats/Report - Edberg vs Wilander, Australian Open final, 1985

    Stefan Edberg beat Mats Wilander 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in the Australian Open final, 1985 on grass Edberg was 19 years old, ranked 6th in the world and this was his first Slam title. He'd apparently saved 2 match points in beating Wally Masur earlier in the 4th round and also come through another 5...
  9. W

    Match Stats/Report - Wilander vs Lendl, Australian Open final, 1983

    Mats Wilander beat Ivan Lendl 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final, 1983 on grass It was the first of Wilander's 3 Australian Open titles and saw Lendl's record in Slam finals go to 0-4. Wilander would defend the title the following year and Lendl would win his first Slam at next...
  10. Bender

    Clay is the OG surface

    Clay used to be made of clay, but now it's made of clay that's been fired up like Nadal at Barcelona 2R, then crushed like fedr at the 2008 Roland Garros final. Now there are two other surfaces; three if you include indoors as a surface (it is not). Grass This surface is basically what you get...
  11. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Safin, Halle final 2005

    Roger Federer beat Marat Safin 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4 in the Halle final, 2005 on grass It was Federer's 3rd title at the venue (all in succession) and he would go onto win Wimbledon for the 3rd time in a row after it. Safin was the reigning Australian Open champion, having beaten Federer in the semi...
  12. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Henman, Queens Club final, 1999

    Pete Sampras beat Tim Henman 6-7(1), 6-4, 7-6(4) in the Queens Club final, 1999 on grass It was Sampras' second title at the venue, his first of the year and he would go onto win a then Open Era record 6th Wimbledon soon after Sampras won 125 points, Henman 124 Sampras serve-volleyed off all...
  13. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Hewitt, Queens Club semi-final, 1999

    Pete Sampras beat Lleyton Hewitt 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) in the Queens Club semi-final, 1999 on grass Sampras would go onto beat Tim Henman in the final. Hewitt was 18 years old Sampras won 106 points, Hewitt 100 Sampras serve-volleyed off all his serves (Note: I'm missing 2 points - 1 service...
  14. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Ivanisevic, Queens Club quarter-final, 1999

    Pete Sampras beat Goran Ivanisevic 7-5, 6-3 in the Queens Club quarter-final, 1999 on grass The win saw ensured Sampras returning to world number 1 and he would go onto win the title, as well as Wimbledon afterwards Sampras won 74 points, Ivanisevic 67 Both players serve-volleyed off all...
  15. Znak

    Wimbledon grass wear over the ages

    Neat article showing the different wear patterns over different eras (there's more photos I just picked a few):
  16. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Connors vs McEnroe, Queens Club finals '82 & '83

    In 1982, Jimmy Connors beat John McEnroe 7-5, 6-3 in the Queens Club final on grass Connors would go onto beat McEnroe in the final of the upcoming Wimbledon also Connors won 68 points, McEnroe 57 Connors serve-volleyed off almost all his first serves and rarely off second. McEnroe...
  17. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Roddick, Queens Club semi-final, 2008

    Rafael Nadal beat Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-4 in the Queens Club semi-final, 2008 on grass Nadal would go onto beat Novak Djokovic in the final ( and win Wimbledon...
  18. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Djokovic, Queens Club final, 2008

    Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 7-6(6), 7-5 in the final of the Queen's Club final, 2008 on grass Nadal would go onto win Wimbledon ( a couple of weeks later Nadal won 88 points...
  19. HetTheGreaterer

    FAA flying under the radar

    FAA has just made Stuttgart atp250 final. Probably the only nextgen guy who can be a grass specialist as well. (Had my hopes on sascha when he made back to back halle finals, but...) I couldn't watch any of his matches so I'd depend upon all of you guys to know about his game elements this week...
  20. W

    Match Stats/Report - Becker vs Edberg, Queens final, 1996

    Boris Becker beat Stefan Edberg 6-4, 7-6(3) in the Queens Club final, 1996 on grass The win gave Becker the last of his 4 titles at Queens and this was the last match between the two rivals. The head to head between ended 25-10 in Becker's favour, including 3-0 at this venue - including...
  21. W

    Match Stats/Report - Murray vs Federer, Olympic Games final, 2012

    Andy Murray beat Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the Olympic Games final 2012, played on grass at Wimbledon It was a repeat of the Wimbledon final a month ago, which Federer had won. Murray would go onto win his first Slam title at the next Slam, and triumph at Wimbledon the following year...
  22. ak24alive

    What is Federer gonna do

    In this post I am gonna ask all the Fed related questions I have been having for the last few days. Now that Roger is on a break for at least 2 months(in case he plays Stuttgart) when is he going to start practicing for the Grass Court season and where?? I know his go-to place is Dubai but not...
  23. W

    Match Stats/Report - Becker vs Kriek, Queens final 1985

    Boris Becker beat Johan Kriek 6-2 6-3 in the final of Queens, 1985 on grass It was the first title for Becker, aged 17 at the time and he followed it up a couple of weeks later by winning Wimbledon unseeded Becker serve-volleyed on all his serves - 1st and 2nd Becker won 65 points, Kriek 45...
  24. BlueClayGOAT

    Tennis needs a grass Masters. Or at least a WTF which rotates between surfaces.

    Grass tennis is so exciting because it brings out nuances of touch and finesse you simply don't see on HC. A grass Masters is hence necessary. Cancel one of Paris and Shanghai. As for the WTF, it is a one-of-its-kind event, and hence needs to rotate between surfaces so that the top players can...
  25. ByakuFubuki

    2017 Queen's Semi-Final - [6] Dimitrov vs Lopez

    Shame on me for not creating this Thread earlier. So, this is one of the Matches I was really looking forward to see this week (although I didn't really count on it to be honest). Dimitrov has been a bit of a human roller-coaster this year, while Lopez fell under the radar just to jump out in...