Dream finals you would like to have seen.

#1
My nominations:

Hingis vs Henin W on slow grass
Nadal vs Sampras USO on fast hardcourt
Monfils vs Federer RG on slow clay
Serena vs Navratilova W on fast grass
Hewitt vs Agassi AO on fast hardcourt
Kuerten vs Wawrinka Rome on slow clay
Laver vs Sampras Hamburg on fast clay
 
#12
Obviously want everyone Peak vs Peak.

Agassi vs Djoker at AO, USO and RG.
Fed vs Sampras at Wimbly(pre and post homogenisation).
Fed vs Djoker at AO Rebound Ace and Plexi.
Fed vs Djoker basically everywhere.
Fed vs Nadal USO.
Fed vs Wawrinka RG.

Would obviously like to watch Laver and other greats with today's players but that would mean they would have to train with new racquets and obviously the modern game is totally different and they were nowhere as physically strong as today's players so I don't see how the match would play out.

Would have loved to watch Fed vs Laver with wooden racquets in 1969.
Nadal vs Borg at 1978 RG.
Fed vs Borg at 1980 Wimbley.
Fed vs McEnroe at 1981 Wimbley.
None of these matches with poly though. But with the original equipment.
Also Fed vs Rosewall.
A slice fest.
Nadal vs Djokovic at FO with wooden racquets.

Would also like to see how the old greats would perform with poly in this modern era.
 

OhYes

Hall of Fame
#16
Your dreams could shatter if those finals could happen. Hope they won't make simulation that could pair all those players in search of Goat or similar
 

Azure

Hall of Fame
#17
I definitely know one player who will not be included in your list :mad:

Interested to see what your nominations would be for other matchups.
If we are talking about wishes, Vive would love to see Nadal Vs Nadal on all courts, all tournaments and all surfaces, Nadals Vs Nadals in doubles on all courts, all tournaments and all surfaces and since we don't want to miss mixed doubles, he would like to watch Nadal and Nadal against Nadal and Nadal on all courts, all tournaments, all surfaces. As an extension of this wish, he wishes that all surfaces here refer to dead slow clay, slow clay, medium pace clay and fast clay.
 
#18
I definitely know one player who will not be included in your list :mad:

Interested to see what your nominations would be for other matchups.
let me think... there are many that would be interesting but here are some:

edberg vs federer (on any surface) :)
edberg vs srichaphan
rafter vs baghdatis at the AO
fognini vs rios on clay
nishikori vs davydenko on indoor wood
gulbis vs ivanisevic
shapovalov vs arazi
gonzalez vs gulbis on clay
agassi vs kyrgios on hard
lendl vs wawrinka

and actually, as i like steak tartare... sampras vs the nadal on carpet could be fun :) (even better with tio's coaching)
and if you want some ziraffe steak tartare: becker vs zverev :giggle:
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
#20
let me think... there are many that would be interesting but here are some:

edberg vs federer (on any surface) :)
edberg vs srichaphan
rafter vs baghdatis at the AO
fognini vs rios on clay
nishikori vs davydenko on indoor wood
gulbis vs ivanisevic
shapovalov vs arazi
gonzalez vs gulbis on clay
agassi vs kyrgios on hard
lendl vs wawrinka

and actually, as i like steak tartare... sampras vs the nadal on carpet could be fun :) (even better with tio's coaching)
Fedberg would make me sad. I wouldn't want any of the players to lose.

Gulbis vs Goran/Rafter-Baggy made me lol.

Lendl vs Wawa is pretty solid too.

:cool:
 
#21
let me think... there are many that would be interesting but here are some:

edberg vs federer (on any surface) :)
edberg vs srichaphan
rafter vs baghdatis at the AO
fognini vs rios on clay
nishikori vs davydenko on indoor wood
gulbis vs ivanisevic
shapovalov vs arazi
gonzalez vs gulbis on clay
agassi vs kyrgios on hard
lendl vs wawrinka

and actually, as i like steak tartare... sampras vs the nadal on carpet could be fun :) (even better with tio's coaching)
and if you want some ziraffe steak tartare: becker vs zverev :giggle:
Brilliant nominations. Maybe one day they can get Shapovalov vs Arazi as an exhibition match at the Marrakech tourney?

Great to see Srichaphan get a nomination. An edberg vs Srichaphan match on medium grass would be interesting. Srichaphan underrated as a shot maker and mover imo.

I am worried that Fognini vs Rios would end with the Fog simply smashing all the rackets in his bag. Rios would torment him too much. He would have to ask Rios for a loan of a Yonex which Rios would refuse.

In the indoor wood match, do Nishikori and Kolya have to use wooden frames or are they permitted modern day equipment?
 

lud

Hall of Fame
#22
AO:
2007 Federer vs 2011 Djokovic
2005 Safin vs 2009 Nadal
1994 Sampras vs 2009 Nadal
1984 McEnroe vs 2006 Federer
1991 Becker vs 1995 Agassi

RG:
1978 Borg vs 2008 Nadal
2001 Kuerten vs 2015 Wawrinka
1984 Lendl vs 2009 Federer
1984 Lendl vs 2016 Djokovic
2009 Federer vs 2016 Djokovic

WIM:
1994 Sampras vs 2008 Nadal
2013 Murray vs 2014 Djokovic
1999 Sampras vs 2017 Federer
2010 Nadal vs 2015 Djokovic
2001 Rafter vs 2004 Roddick

USO:
2000 Safin vs 2001 Hewitt
2003 Roddick vs 2016 Wawrinka
2004 Federer vs 2010 Nadal
1998 Rafter vs 2018 Djokovic
1995 Sampras vs 2004 Federer
1996 Sampras vs 2017 Nadal
2002 Sampras vs 2009 Del Potro
1998 Rafter vs 2000 Safin/2001 Hewitt/2003 Roddick
 
#28
1. Dominic Thiem vs Stan Wawrinka in Roland Garros final.
2. Denis Shapovalov vs Stefanos Tsistipas in Wimbledon final.
3. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadl in USO final.
4. Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer in AO final (but on fast surface).
 

acintya

Hall of Fame
#30
I take fully trained\fit Kyrgios\Tomic\Shapovalov\Tiafoe\Dolgopolov\Delpo\Fabrice Santoro 2.0 version (considering they still havent reach their prime) vs prime Fedalovic on any surface.

I think in last 10 years there havent been so many exciting players like 30-20 years ago.

just to remind you what natural talent is:



YES I included TIAFOE because this man has really great touch. I have seen enough to say that if gets more consistent he may take at least a single slam.

Finally some youngies are breaking thru..... we waited to long already????? We had only Fedalovic 5 years ago..... for 10 years.


As i said. I miss some Santoro style tricky player.
We get a little more variety this days which is good.

other than that..


I would really like to see prime Monica Seles\Justine Henin\Steffi Graff vs Serena Williams\Naomi Osaka\Hsieh 2.0.


WTA IS EVEN WORSE. this babes are all the same. Good that Naomi, Bianca and Hsieh came - such refreshment!
 
Last edited:

Druss

Hall of Fame
#40
2003 Wimbledon Final Agassi vs Federer. Scud spoiled the party in the 4th Rd 5-setter. Pretty sure AA would have gone past Popp and Grosjean to make the final had he pulled through that match, and Fed would be sitting on 19 slams today. ;)

A more unrealistic match I would have liked to see is 1995 Agassi vs Djoker at AO.
 
#42
2003 Wimbledon Final Agassi vs Federer. Scud spoiled the party in the 4th Rd 5-setter. Pretty sure AA would have gone past Popp and Grosjean to make the final had he pulled through that match, and Fed would be sitting on 19 slams today.;)

A more unrealistic match I would have liked to see is 1995 Agassi vs Djoker at AO.
I'm not convinced about that.Agassi was not a very tough opponent on grass.Remember that Fed beat Pete in 2001 and he only improved by 2003.
 
#43
I'm sticking with years both players could have met not transporting 70s players with wooden racquets.

1987 Wimbledon: Cash vs. Edberg
1991 AO: Becker vs. Edberg
1994 AO: Sampras vs. Edberg
1996 USO: Corretja vs. Agassi
1998 Wimbledon: Krajicek vs. Sampras
2001 AO: Rafter vs. Grosjean
2001 Wimbledon: Henman vs. Agassi
2002 USO: Hewitt vs. Sampras
2003 USO: Nalbandian vs. Agassi
2006 AO: Nalbandian vs. Federer
2007 Wimbledon: Roddick vs. Nadal
2010 Wimbledon: Nadal vs. Djokovic
2010 USO: Wawrinka vs. Djokovic
2011 FO: Nadal vs. Djokovic
2011 USO: Nadal vs. Federer
2013 AO: Djokovic vs. Federer
2013 USO: Wawrinka vs. Nadal
2014 USO: Monfils vs. Nishikori
2017 USO: del Potro vs. Shapovalov
 

skaj

Professional
#45
I tried to include as many people as possible:

Rosewall vs Pioline SYD
Sampras vs Nalbandian AO
Noah vs Tsonga IW
Santoro vs Dolgopolov MI
Rios vs Monfils MC
Mecir vs Federer Rome
Nastase vs Simon RG
Okker vs Gasquet 's-Hertogenbosh
Edberg vs Murray Wimbledon
McEnroe vs Kyrgios Canada
Laver vs Nadal USO
Borg vs Safin ATP Finals
 

skaj

Professional
#46
WTA:

Davenport vs Su-Wei AO
Mandlikova vs Date IW
Myskina vs Cibulkova MI
Evert vs Schiavone Rome
Graf vs Henin RG
Venus vs Radwanska Wimbledon
Navratilova vs Hingis USO

Seles vs Jankovic YEC
 

mike danny

Talk Tennis Guru
#49
2003 Wimbledon Final Agassi vs Federer. Scud spoiled the party in the 4th Rd 5-setter. Pretty sure AA would have gone past Popp and Grosjean to make the final had he pulled through that match, and Fed would be sitting on 19 slams today. ;)

A more unrealistic match I would have liked to see is 1995 Agassi vs Djoker at AO.
Nah, that Fed is not losing to Agassi at Wimb.
 
#50
2003 Wimbledon Final Agassi vs Federer. Scud spoiled the party in the 4th Rd 5-setter. Pretty sure AA would have gone past Popp and Grosjean to make the final had he pulled through that match, and Fed would be sitting on 19 slams today. ;)

A more unrealistic match I would have liked to see is 1995 Agassi vs Djoker at AO.
2003 Agassi was not defeating Phillipoussis, he had declined too much on grass by 2003.

Also, it's not like Phillippoussis was an easy rival, regardless of Agassi's age.
 
Top