Check out these old greats on vid

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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WCT

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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.


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.
 

Dan Lobb

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hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
Segura versus Sedgman. Best video I've seen of the legendary Segura forehand so far.
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/segura-beats-sedgman-in-ampol-pro-tennis-tournement-news-footage/594665767

This shows how comfortable Segura was on grass...this is the 1957 White City Ampol Tournament of Champions "presented by Jack Kramer" final, Segura having outlasted Gonzales in five close sets in the semi...great win for Segura.

Great clip.
The camera work leaves a little to be desired.;)
 
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The Green Mile

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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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BretH

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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:

 

teachingprotx

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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.
 

davced1

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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.


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.
 

davced1

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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” ..
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.
 

BTURNER

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Someone put the final set of the 1974 women's final King v Goolagong on YouTube. This one went to the wire and it includes some marvelous wood tennis alongside some pretty big ouches. I offer up this clip as really high quality by both including a perfect return game by Evonne to break back late in the third, and an incredible 12 stroke rally at 2:00 at 0-30 in that perfect game. ( you will know it when you see it)
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
I roll on floor peeing myself of laughter everytime a see someone claiming that the greatest time of sport (any sport at all) are long gone.

the athletic performance is nowadays 10 times bigger that in the 70's. and this goes for tennis too.

i wonder why people dont compare Rene Lacoste with Bill Tilden... saying those were the days... lets face it. tennis is now more developed than it was back then in every single aspect....

ps: no... im not 16 years old... im am 30.
Okay, I’ll take you at your word, literally.

Jack Kramer hit a forehand measured at 108 mph.

I am waiting to see a 1080 mph forehand today.



Or, perhaps you were engaging in hyperbole.
(Having also urinated on myself from uncontrollable laughter leading to loss of bladder restraint, I must go change clothes.)
 
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PDJ

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If tennis is "more developed" now, why can so few women volley? Or is it that they are so developed they don't need to volley?
And as for women serving and volleying ....

Perhaps "developed" equates as lack of variety or versatility?
 

DMP

Professional
Someone put the final set of the 1974 women's final King v Goolagong on YouTube. This one went to the wire and it includes some marvelous wood tennis alongside some pretty big ouches. I offer up this clip as really high quality by both including a perfect return game by Evonne to break back late in the third, and an incredible 12 stroke rally at 2:00 at 0-30 in that perfect game. ( you will know it when you see it)
That ball bounce at 1'35"!! No-one these days can really understand what it could be like on 'old' grass.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
That ball bounce at 1'35"!! No-one these days can really understand what it could be like on 'old' grass.
I've occasionally wondered how many Wimbledon titles Evert would have if the grass had been as it is now as opposed to her own era. I think my money would be safe to suggest that she'd have at least one more title.
 

BTURNER

Legend
That ball bounce at 1'35"!! No-one these days can really understand what it could be like on 'old' grass.
I have read somewhere that the quality of grass courts at Forest Hills were the absolute worse of all three majors for low and bad bounces. Kooyung had the natural advantages of a dryer climate and a higher bounce, and Wimbledon just poured a ton of love and work into upkeep both all year long and during the tournament.
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
I have read somewhere that the quality of grass courts at Forest Hills were the absolute worse of all three majors for low and bad bounces. Kooyung had the natural advantages of a dryer climate and a higher bounce, and Wimbledon just poured a ton of love and work into upkeep both all year long and during the tournament.
I cannot but agree.
 

BTURNER

Legend
I cannot but agree.
That is my very favorite answer. Would that my former wife had employed the same four word reply just once in the course of our decade long experiment.... She always changed it to a three word reply. Every friggin time for 10 years.
 
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hoodjem

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That is my very favorite answer. Would that my former wife had employed the same four word reply just once in the course of our decade long experiment.... She always changed it to a three word reply. Every friggin time for 10 years.
I am sorry to hear of your decade of punity.

It is good that you escaped, apparently intact.
 
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Another Davis Cup gem. Krajicek was one of the guys who could outSampras Sampras, which was very rare back then.

 

The Green Mile

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They also released one of Borg's comeback matches in the early 90s on Tennis TV. Borg vs Arrese, Monte Carlo 1991. Interesting...
 

jxs653

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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.
I agree. The tension in the match is unbelievable.
 

laCosta

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Roger Federer vs Lleyton Hewitt at Tennis Masters Cup Semifinals, 2002. Lleyton Hewitt defeated Roger Federer 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.

 

Gorecki

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Okay, I’ll take you at your word, literally.

Jack Kramer hit a forehand measured at 108 mph.

I am waiting to see a 1080 mph forehand today.



Or, perhaps you were engaging in hyperbole.
(Having also urinated on myself from uncontrollable laughter leading to loss of bladder restraint, I must go change clothes.)
I will just ignore this pathetic attempt at humurous reasoning in questiong factual verifiable facts with stupid hyperbole of imaginary 1080 mph forehand and attribute it to dementia or age based loss of intelectual faculties....
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
I will just ignore this pathetic attempt at humurous reasoning in questiong factual verifiable facts with stupid hyperbole of imaginary 1080 mph forehand and attribute it to dementia or age based loss of intelectual faculties....
You would.

BY the way, two of the the words you were attempting are "humorous" and "intellectual."

I will just ignore this pathetic attempt at humurous reasoning in questiong . . .
“questiong”? I am not even certain what this word was trying to be, possibly “questioning.”

this pathetic attempt at humurous reasoning in questiong factual . . . facts
Here, you used the word “factual” to describe facts. It seems uselessly redundant to refer to facts as factual.

Your third grade English teacher called, and she wants your diploma back.
 
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KG1965

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found this video of Newcombe vs Borg recently
with Pancho Gonzalez commenting
Thanks treblings.
It's un tournament 1977 not 1978.
Borg won the title on Tanner (27 Sep–30 Hilton Head World Invitational Tennis Classic Clay Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 7–5).

NYTIMES Archives | 1977
Ramirez Beats Gottfried in Final on Coast


SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES SEPT. 28, 1977

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (AP)—Raul Ramirez of Mexico broke service in the 10th game of the third grueling set last night and went on to defeat topseeded Brian Gottfried and win the $100.000 Southern California open tennis charnnionshin 7‐5. 3‐6. 6‐4.

Ramirez, seeded third, earned $14,000. Gottfried, from Lauderhill, Fla., won $7,000.

In the third set of the nearly threehour match, Gottfried broke service in the first game, but Ramirez broke back in the next, and in the fourth game. Gottfried rifled off 13 straight points, breaking Ramirez in the seventh game and holding his serve in the sixth.

But, with the score at 5‐4 for Ramircz, he broke Gottfried's service in the 10th at 0‐40.

Frew McMillan of South Africa and Sandy Mayer of Wayne, N.J., beat Tom Leonard and Mike Machette, both of California, in the doubles final, 6‐2, 6‐2.


Borg Defeats Newcombe

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., Sept. 27 (AP)—Bjorn Borg, showing no signs of his recent shoulder injury, defeated John Newcombe of Australia, 6‐2, 6‐4, today in the opening match of the World Invitational Tennis Classic.

In another men's singles match, Roscoe Tanner beat Vitas Gerulaitis, 6‐7, 6‐4, 7‐6. In women's doubles, Evonne Goolagong and Kerry Melville Reid beat Virginia Wade and Dianne Fromholz, 5‐7, 6‐1, 6‐4.

It was Borg's first appearance since he withdrew from the quarterfinals in the United States Open at Forest Hills three weeks ago with a painful shoulder injury.
 
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treblings

Hall of Fame
Thanks treblings.
It's un tournament 1977 not 1978.
Borg won the title on Tanner (27 Sep–30 Hilton Head World Invitational Tennis Classic Clay Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 7–5).

NYTIMES Archives | 1977
Ramirez Beats Gottfried in Final on Coast


SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES SEPT. 28, 1977

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (AP)—Raul Ramirez of Mexico broke service in the 10th game of the third grueling set last night and went on to defeat topseeded Brian Gottfried and win the $100.000 Southern California open tennis charnnionshin 7‐5. 3‐6. 6‐4.

Ramirez, seeded third, earned $14,000. Gottfried, from Lauderhill, Fla., won $7,000.

In the third set of the nearly threehour match, Gottfried broke service in the first game, but Ramirez broke back in the next, and in the fourth game. Gottfried rifled off 13 straight points, breaking Ramirez in the seventh game and holding his serve in the sixth.

But, with the score at 5‐4 for Ramircz, he broke Gottfried's service in the 10th at 0‐40.

Frew McMillan of South Africa and Sandy Mayer of Wayne, N.J., beat Tom Leonard and Mike Machette, both of California, in the doubles final, 6‐2, 6‐2.


Borg Defeats Newcombe

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., Sept. 27 (AP)—Bjorn Borg, showing no signs of his recent shoulder injury, defeated John Newcombe of Australia, 6‐2, 6‐4, today in the opening match of the World Invitational Tennis Classic.

In another men's singles match, Roscoe Tanner beat Vitas Gerulaitis, 6‐7, 6‐4, 7‐6. In women's doubles, Evonne Goolagong and Kerry Melville Reid beat Virginia Wade and Dianne Fromholz, 5‐7, 6‐1, 6‐4.

It was Borg's first appearance since he withdrew from the quarterfinals in the United States Open at Forest Hills three weeks ago with a painful shoulder injury.
Thank you for the info, KG :)
 

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Chris Evert reached 34 Grand Slam singles finals, more than any other player in the history of professional tennis. She won at least one slam final every year for 13 yrs 1974-1986.

 
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laCosta

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Andre Agassi, former world No. 1 who was one of the tennis' most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s.

In singles tennis, Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, as well as being a runner-up in seven other Grand Slam tournaments.

 
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