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Very disappointing tie break from Federer though.That 2014 IW final was fantastic from both. It's more recent in my mind than some of the others, so I can't say with certainty it's the best, but it's definitely up there.
Both had something to prove: Fed had just comeback from his dire 2013 season and Djokovic had just been dethroned by Wawrinka at the AO after being dethroned in the rankings by Nadal the previous year. Federer had upset Djokovic in the Dubai SF, but this was a masters final and so the stakes were higher.
And it came down to the wire: 99 points for Djokovic and 98 points for Federer. And a 3rd set tiebreaker, after splitting the first 2 sets 3-6 and 6-3. Great stuff from both players
Well, that's without doubt. Their IW 2015 match was low quality. Federer not having the stamina to beat a version of Djokovic who hits 3 double faults at a tie break was really sad to watch.True, wasn't great, but I felt that he did well to keep the match as competitive given the context of both players coming in. Certainly closer than their final the following year
What about Nadal losing 8 straight games to a version of Djokovic who double faulted on BP three times? Did Nadal suck out there?Well, that's without doubt. Their IW 2015 match was low quality. Federer not having the stamina to beat a version of Djokovic who hits 3 double faults at a tie break was really sad to watch.
As for the poll, I'd say Montreal 2007 takes it.
It was a such a weird match with Fed saving all of his BPs, actually breaking Novak to win his set but losing both tiebreaks. (Bit of a Wimbledon precursor, actually )Honestly think 2018 Paris was one of their best encounters
Spiritual reasons? Consider me interested. What do you mean?Considered...think 2008 was more humiliating but 2011 was more humbling (bruised Rog's ego & showed him Novak was no fluke/his time on the couch was up)...overall I'm going with 2011 for tennis & spiritual reasons