Absolutely agree with this.For me, it's 2017. Watching 2 players ping a ball back on forth endlessly and aimlessly to win a single point isn't my cup of tea, but it's a matter for taste.
The surfaces were sped up a bit for the 2017 Aussie, and watching Federer and Nadal hit backhand winners that would skid through the court rather than sit up and slow down as if they had hit mud, was more exciting for me.
The fact that it was between the 2 GOATs in the most monumental and significant match perhaps ever just added to the drama. I've never seen a crowd like the AO crowd in that 5th set. The stadium was almost literally shaking. History on the line. Legacies on the line. GOAThood on the line. The stakes couldn't be any higher, and both players left absolutely everything out there.
Its a match I'll never forget and I suspect that most people who watched it will never see anything like it. It's 2017 for me.
I do enjoy Djokodal matches too, especially RG 13 SF (Nole should've won) but that 17 final is my favourite experience watching tennis.