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  1. mtincoronel76

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    Sampras vs Agassi USO SF 2001.
    Pistol Pete's serve/volley and Andre's return/passing at level GOD.
    Best match i ever see.
    6–7(7), 7–6(2), 7–6(2), 7–6(5). No breack on serve in whole match.



     
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    Yep. I'm not definitively saying it was the best match I ever saw, but the level of play, from both players, was off the charts.
     
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    1991 US Open Michael Chang John McEnroe
     
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    The camera work leaves a little to be desired.;)
     
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    Fernando Gonzalez Full match playlist, I'll add them as I find them.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDN1V5j1uHKQ2RajaBVepmZQ3utZ3aE_u

    Also, a Sampras vs Agassi full match playlist. Only found 22 matches so far.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDN1V5j1uHKTbeL-QIs2zwSoT4W-2Xnxe



    I found five other matches on Youku, that aren't on YouTube.

    FO 1992 - http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTEwNzE0MjM2.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

    Wimbledon 1993 - http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjA4MDk0MzMy.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

    Miami 1994 - http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjUzNjQ1MDg0.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

    Masters 1994 - http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjI0ODczNzMy.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

    Masters 1994 Final - http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjUzMTM1NTEy.html?from=s1.8-1-1.2

    SO only these are the full matches left to get.

    Sampras vs Agassi - Rome 1989
    Sampras vs Agassi - Philadelphia 1990
    Sampras vs Agassi - Masters 1990
    Sampras vs Agassi - Atlanta 1992
    Sampras vs Agassi - Paris 1994
    Sampras vs Agassi - IW 1995
    Sampras vs Agassi - San Jose 1996
     
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    A rare find. A fed cup match from 1986. Martina has gone back to Czech
     
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    Don't know if this is already here but I lost a good half hour of my life enthralled by this. Arthur Ashe -v- Ilie Nastase:

     
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    Becker v Connors 1987 Queens final

    Connors return is right there, but Becker squeaks it out in three close sets.
     
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    What I love about watching Borg is his forehand still holds up to today’s standards ..the shape of his rolling cross court forehands is just pure artistry .. and I absolutely love the way his racket sounds as blasts away I always expect a “ thhhhhhwock” but instead it’s a mild “ keenck” ..
     
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    44:00 for amazing footwork on display. Gonzo was the king at this IMO, running around the backhand to hit inside in, other than the greats of the game.
     
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    I agree this match set a new standard for tennis. Prior to the Nadal Federer matches I always regarded this the best tennis match ever.
     
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    Borg is like the father of the modern game and interestingly enough he played the way he did because he refused to listen to instructions of how tennis "should" be played and just played the way that suited him the best. People throughout his career always told him to change things. His backhand was "wrong", he used too much wrist on forehand and so on but he was very stubborn and refused to change and stuck to what he felt was right for him. I read this book now, "Bjorn Borg, My Life and Game" and it is really interesting stuff about his views on his game and tennis in general. One very interesting thing is that he claims that up until 1976 he used his western forehand grip for forehand volleys too and thus his volley was terrible. He changed to a continental grip too improve his volleying but that is the only stroke he tried to imitate others and only because he realised it was more effective to play volleys that way.
     

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