Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time

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G.O.A.T.
Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time



The Top Ten

1. Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer (2008 Wimbledon Final)
I cannot believe that it has been 10 years since this unforgettable match took place. The memories of this match still feel so recent and raw. Roger Federer at this point had won 5 Wimbledons on the trot. Rafael Nadal, two Wimbledon finals in a row but no reward. Federer was simply too good on grass.

8-year-old me was expecting another one-sided affair. Everyone around me was rooting for the overwhelming favourite, Federer. I for some reason decided to root for the underdog, Nadal. Perhaps to see a new winner of the highly prestigious Wimbledon crown.

Halfway into the match, I thought that Nadal finally broke his duck. Federer, to everyone's surprise, found himself two sets to love down. Nadal was playing the best grass court tennis of his life.

But once again, Federer found some of that grass court magic he carries with himself and mounted a charge. Two thrilling tiebreakers, two sets to Federer, game on.

The sky started to darken as the final set began.

Best match EVER! I have Been watching tennis for over 50 years and this was the ABSOLUTE BEST EVER!new


2. Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal (2012 Australian Open Final)

Federer Vs Nadal 2008 Wimbledon finals was simply superhuman, but this Australian Open 2012 match was no doubt the greatest ever. No other match in tennis history beats the class, fitness and the intensity of this.

This is truly a clash of the titans and for that matter one of the greatest events in the world of Sports.+2
The best one ever watched in 30 years as a tennis fan. They gave all from the first ball to last ball. The power, the speed, SHOTS.


3. Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic (2013 Roland Garros Semifinal)

What a match! Thriller
Nadal is the best


4. Roger Federer vs Andy Roddick (2009 Wimbledon Final)

Andy would have won this if he had served first. When a player has to play catch up regarding serve in a final set, he or she tends to be at a disadvantage. My heart went out to Andy but he was magnanimous in defeat.

The only time Roddick was broken was when he was serving to stay in the match at 14-15. Even Federer Fans know their hearts were down for Andy Roddick as a Wimbledon champion.

As a Roddick fan, both my favorite and least-favorite match. He deserved to win it as much as Roger did. His effort was superhuman against his lifelong bogeyman.+2
So tight and entertaining match, it's a shame that it isn't in the top 3.


5. Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic (2014 Wimbledon Final)

Some of the cleanest ball striking I've ever seen. Roger can't break Novak for 3 sets, then, down 5-2 in the fourth, gets consecutive breaks to save the match. True grit. Roger playing so well at 33 against a 27 year old opponent of Novak's caliber simply cements his legacy as the best ever.

The fact that Roger was still able to put up that kind of fight at that age just goes to show his true greatness. Credit to Novak because he raised his game to match and even surpass Nadal and Federer at this point in their careers.


6. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal (Australian Open 2017 Final)

For most tennis fans, this was the dream final. The two biggest rivals in the history of the sport playing in yet another Grand Slam final after everyone had written them off. The match itself was far better than anyone had expected. It was a scintillating display of exciting baseline rallies, pin-point net play and masterful serving. It was also brimming with drama, especially in the fifth set, where there were plenty of break-point opportunities, close games and momentum shifts.

You couldn't pick a winner until that final Hawk-Eye challenge that had everyone on the edge of their seats. Perhaps not the most elegant way to end it, but certainly a fitting conclusion to what was one of the most suspenseful matches in Grand Slam history. Most people will tell you that their final at Wimby '08 was the greatest match of all time. However, the hype, the story, the drama and the overall quality makes this match my pick.

Down a break in the 5th Federer played some of his best tennis to win against long term rival in one of the most important grand slam finals in history to determine the greatest of all time!


7. Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe (1980 Wimbledon Final)

There are two era's of tennis, the old era which is dominated by wooden rackets and older equipment (essentially pre-graphite), ending at around the early 1990's and the new era where predominantly the technology outgrew the old style of playing and used the lighter carbon-fibre rackets, allowing for more "flamboyant" "squash style" strokes and producing faster ball speeds, which in turn required a different sort of player than the old era.

The difference between the two eras developed a wholly different game - for example, what we in the old era called "hacking" (playing predominantly from the back of the court) where with old wooden rackets you would be more likely beaten by a good net player, especially on grass, in the new era this style became the norm on all surfaces. You only have to Google the state of grass courts in the second week of a slam from the old era vs the new to see how much the game has changed in this respect.

I still remember this like it was yesterday, it was a beautiful summer day outside but I was glued to my T.V. set. I agree that this should be number 1, probably most of the younger voters have never seen it.new

This remains without a doubt the greatest match ever. Federer-Nadal 2008 may be second, but there is no way it surpasses Borg-McEnroe.


8. John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut (2010 Wimbledon 1st Round)

I felt like I was watching a fight amongst gladiators in this match, that to give up would be to hand over your life. The gutsiest of performances in any sport that I have ever witnessed.


9. Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal (2013 US Open Final)
The way rafa come up in 3 rd set 4-4 (0-40) was truly amazing.

Rafa is the best
It was a beautiful match, not too long, but with intensity and very technical rallies.. Certainly, the way Rafa come up in 3 rd set 4-4 (0-40) was truly amazing


10. Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer (2019 Wimbledon Final)

This is one of the greatest matches of all time just lasting shy of 5 hours, a collision of the top 2 seeds, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in a rematch of the 2014 Wimbledon Final, it started with the first set with neither player being able to break each other and it going a tiebreak which went to Djokovic 7-6, (7-5) with each player trading mini breaks, however it seemed Djokovic lost all of his momentum going into the second set as he lost 1-6, the third set started and in similar form to the first set, neither player was able to break each other and yet again the set went to a tiebreak and Djokovic won the third set 7-6 (7-4), in almost the same fashion as in the second set, Djokovic lost his momentum and Federer dominated Djokovic and was serving for the set 5-2, at this point Djokovic hadn't had a break point, but he gained a break point but Federer leveled the game to deuce and he eventually broke Federer and held onto his serve to bring the set to 5-4, Federer eventually.

Closest and longest championship match I've ever seen. Although Djokovic won the tie-breaker...thought Federer's play over entire match was better. Could have gone either way...consider this more like a draw.

One of the most intense finals the tennis world has ever seen. Two titans of the game putting fans through an emotional roller coaster with nearly 5 hours of the finest tennis one can watch, culminating in one of the greatest plot twists in Wimbledon history and its first ever 5th set tiebreak.

 

Druss

Hall of Fame
Why Isner-Mahut? Why?
Also USO F 2013 was pretty meh, other than that, not a bad list.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
Wimbledon final 2019 should be higher than 2014. It says "some of the cleanest ball striking ever" for 2014. In reality, Federer had big problems to rallye from the baseline in that match.

And of top of that the tension was higher in 2019 with that epic 5th set (from a neutral perspective ;)). The 4th set of 2014 was a bit similar, but that isn’t enough.

I wouldn’t say that list is bad though, but a few objections already made are legit, for example US Open final 2013 and generally not enough older matches in it.

For Isner/Mahut I would maybe give a 10th place in such lists, just for the sheer craziness and to remember it after the rules have been changed now.
 
Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time



The Top Ten

1. Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer (2008 Wimbledon Final)
I cannot believe that it has been 10 years since this unforgettable match took place. The memories of this match still feel so recent and raw. Roger Federer at this point had won 5 Wimbledons on the trot. Rafael Nadal, two Wimbledon finals in a row but no reward. Federer was simply too good on grass.

8-year-old me was expecting another one-sided affair. Everyone around me was rooting for the overwhelming favourite, Federer. I for some reason decided to root for the underdog, Nadal. Perhaps to see a new winner of the highly prestigious Wimbledon crown.

Halfway into the match, I thought that Nadal finally broke his duck. Federer, to everyone's surprise, found himself two sets to love down. Nadal was playing the best grass court tennis of his life.

But once again, Federer found some of that grass court magic he carries with himself and mounted a charge. Two thrilling tiebreakers, two sets to Federer, game on.

The sky started to darken as the final set began.

Best match EVER! I have Been watching tennis for over 50 years and this was the ABSOLUTE BEST EVER!new


2. Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal (2012 Australian Open Final)

Federer Vs Nadal 2008 Wimbledon finals was simply superhuman, but this Australian Open 2012 match was no doubt the greatest ever. No other match in tennis history beats the class, fitness and the intensity of this.

This is truly a clash of the titans and for that matter one of the greatest events in the world of Sports.+2
The best one ever watched in 30 years as a tennis fan. They gave all from the first ball to last ball. The power, the speed, SHOTS.


3. Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic (2013 Roland Garros Semifinal)

What a match! Thriller
Nadal is the best


4. Roger Federer vs Andy Roddick (2009 Wimbledon Final)

Andy would have won this if he had served first. When a player has to play catch up regarding serve in a final set, he or she tends to be at a disadvantage. My heart went out to Andy but he was magnanimous in defeat.

The only time Roddick was broken was when he was serving to stay in the match at 14-15. Even Federer Fans know their hearts were down for Andy Roddick as a Wimbledon champion.

As a Roddick fan, both my favorite and least-favorite match. He deserved to win it as much as Roger did. His effort was superhuman against his lifelong bogeyman.+2
So tight and entertaining match, it's a shame that it isn't in the top 3.


5. Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic (2014 Wimbledon Final)

Some of the cleanest ball striking I've ever seen. Roger can't break Novak for 3 sets, then, down 5-2 in the fourth, gets consecutive breaks to save the match. True grit. Roger playing so well at 33 against a 27 year old opponent of Novak's caliber simply cements his legacy as the best ever.

The fact that Roger was still able to put up that kind of fight at that age just goes to show his true greatness. Credit to Novak because he raised his game to match and even surpass Nadal and Federer at this point in their careers.


6. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal (Australian Open 2017 Final)

For most tennis fans, this was the dream final. The two biggest rivals in the history of the sport playing in yet another Grand Slam final after everyone had written them off. The match itself was far better than anyone had expected. It was a scintillating display of exciting baseline rallies, pin-point net play and masterful serving. It was also brimming with drama, especially in the fifth set, where there were plenty of break-point opportunities, close games and momentum shifts.

You couldn't pick a winner until that final Hawk-Eye challenge that had everyone on the edge of their seats. Perhaps not the most elegant way to end it, but certainly a fitting conclusion to what was one of the most suspenseful matches in Grand Slam history. Most people will tell you that their final at Wimby '08 was the greatest match of all time. However, the hype, the story, the drama and the overall quality makes this match my pick.

Down a break in the 5th Federer played some of his best tennis to win against long term rival in one of the most important grand slam finals in history to determine the greatest of all time!


7. Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe (1980 Wimbledon Final)

There are two era's of tennis, the old era which is dominated by wooden rackets and older equipment (essentially pre-graphite), ending at around the early 1990's and the new era where predominantly the technology outgrew the old style of playing and used the lighter carbon-fibre rackets, allowing for more "flamboyant" "squash style" strokes and producing faster ball speeds, which in turn required a different sort of player than the old era.

The difference between the two eras developed a wholly different game - for example, what we in the old era called "hacking" (playing predominantly from the back of the court) where with old wooden rackets you would be more likely beaten by a good net player, especially on grass, in the new era this style became the norm on all surfaces. You only have to Google the state of grass courts in the second week of a slam from the old era vs the new to see how much the game has changed in this respect.

I still remember this like it was yesterday, it was a beautiful summer day outside but I was glued to my T.V. set. I agree that this should be number 1, probably most of the younger voters have never seen it.new

This remains without a doubt the greatest match ever. Federer-Nadal 2008 may be second, but there is no way it surpasses Borg-McEnroe.


8. John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut (2010 Wimbledon 1st Round)

I felt like I was watching a fight amongst gladiators in this match, that to give up would be to hand over your life. The gutsiest of performances in any sport that I have ever witnessed.


9. Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal (2013 US Open Final)
The way rafa come up in 3 rd set 4-4 (0-40) was truly amazing.

Rafa is the best
It was a beautiful match, not too long, but with intensity and very technical rallies.. Certainly, the way Rafa come up in 3 rd set 4-4 (0-40) was truly amazing


10. Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer (2019 Wimbledon Final)

This is one of the greatest matches of all time just lasting shy of 5 hours, a collision of the top 2 seeds, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in a rematch of the 2014 Wimbledon Final, it started with the first set with neither player being able to break each other and it going a tiebreak which went to Djokovic 7-6, (7-5) with each player trading mini breaks, however it seemed Djokovic lost all of his momentum going into the second set as he lost 1-6, the third set started and in similar form to the first set, neither player was able to break each other and yet again the set went to a tiebreak and Djokovic won the third set 7-6 (7-4), in almost the same fashion as in the second set, Djokovic lost his momentum and Federer dominated Djokovic and was serving for the set 5-2, at this point Djokovic hadn't had a break point, but he gained a break point but Federer leveled the game to deuce and he eventually broke Federer and held onto his serve to bring the set to 5-4, Federer eventually.

Closest and longest championship match I've ever seen. Although Djokovic won the tie-breaker...thought Federer's play over entire match was better. Could have gone either way...consider this more like a draw.

One of the most intense finals the tennis world has ever seen. Two titans of the game putting fans through an emotional roller coaster with nearly 5 hours of the finest tennis one can watch, culminating in one of the greatest plot twists in Wimbledon history and its first ever 5th set tiebreak.

Possibly the worst list of greatest matches of "all time" I have ever seen. Firstly, an all time list with only one match before 2008 is not an all time list. Where is the 1972 WCT final between Rosewall and Laver? How about Sampras v Corretja at US Open in 1996? Going way back there were several legendary matches between Tilden and the Musketeers. There was the French final in 1927 between Tilden and Lacoste when Tilden had two match points but lost 11-9 in the fifth. At Wimbledon 1927 Tilden led 2 sets to 0 and 5-1 against Cochet but lost. There were many great matches on the pre-open era pro tour, loads of great Davis Cup contests. Isner v Mahut certainly wasn't one of the greatest matches of all time, most boring neverending stalemate of all time yes.
 

lud

Hall of Fame
Safin vs Federer, 2005 AO
Federer vs Nadal, 2007 WIM
Djokovic vs Nadal, 2018 WIM
Nadal vs Federer, 2009 AO
Nadal vs Verdasco, 2009 AO
Federer vs Nadal, 2017 AO
Agassi vs Blake, 2005 USO
Roddick vs El Aynaoui, 2003 AO
Sampras vs Becker, 1996 WTF
Ivanisevic vs Rafter, 2001 WIM
 
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Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
It's strange Isner vs Mahut making the list. Certainly a historic match with an impact on a rule change, but everyone is happy we will never see that again and I'm positive very few people have rewatched that match, even out of morbid curiosity.

I forgot how ridiculous Roger was clutching out that fourth set in the 2014 Wimbledon final to go to a fifth. Definitely a match worth showing to people who insist Roger is a "mental midget". :rolleyes:
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
no offense but this is a very bad list. I can't properly rate players/matches I haven't seen, but to suggest 9 have occurred in the last ~12 years is a reach.
Also, isner-mahut was unforgettable, one of the most unique sports experiences in my life. It's probably not in the top 50 matches of all time.
 

zvelf

Semi-Pro
Some unmentioned matches:

1982 Wimbledon final: #2 Jimmy Connors d. #1 John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 in the midst of Connors majors drought and at the height of McEnroe being a tennis heel

2011 U.S. Open semifinal: #1 Novak Djokovic d. #3 Roger Federer 6-7 (7-9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in 3 hours 51 minutes coming back from 3-5 in the 5th set while saving 2 match points including hitting "The Shot"

1991 U.S. Open 4th round: #174 wild card Jimmy Connors d. 24-year old Aaron Krickstein 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) after being down 2-5 in the final set on Connor's 39th birthday

2009 Wimbledon final: Roger Federer d. Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 16-14 to reach 15 major wins surpassing Pete Sampras

1984 French Open final: #2 Ivan Lendl d. #1 John McEnroe 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5

1988 ATP Year-End Championship final: #4 Boris Becker d. #2 Ivan Lendl 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

1989 French Open 4th round: 17-year old #15 Michael Chang d. 3-time champion #1 Ivan Lendl 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 after suffering from cramps

1975 U.S. Open semifinal: #3 Manuel Orantes d. #2 Guilermo Vilas 4-6, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 coming back from 0-5 in the 4th set while saving 5 match points and would go on to beat Jimmy Connors to win the championship

2006 Italian Open (Rome Masters) final: Rafael Nadal d. Roger Federer 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) in 5 hours 5 minutes after saving 2 match points

1992 Brussels final: Boris Becker d. Jim Courier 6-7 (5-7), 2-6, 7-6 (12-10), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
 

King No1e

Legend
Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time



The Top Ten

1. Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer (2008 Wimbledon Final)
I cannot believe that it has been 10 years since this unforgettable match took place. The memories of this match still feel so recent and raw. Roger Federer at this point had won 5 Wimbledons on the trot. Rafael Nadal, two Wimbledon finals in a row but no reward. Federer was simply too good on grass.

8-year-old me was expecting another one-sided affair. Everyone around me was rooting for the overwhelming favourite, Federer. I for some reason decided to root for the underdog, Nadal. Perhaps to see a new winner of the highly prestigious Wimbledon crown.

Halfway into the match, I thought that Nadal finally broke his duck. Federer, to everyone's surprise, found himself two sets to love down. Nadal was playing the best grass court tennis of his life.

But once again, Federer found some of that grass court magic he carries with himself and mounted a charge. Two thrilling tiebreakers, two sets to Federer, game on.

The sky started to darken as the final set began.

Best match EVER! I have Been watching tennis for over 50 years and this was the ABSOLUTE BEST EVER!new


2. Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal (2012 Australian Open Final)

Federer Vs Nadal 2008 Wimbledon finals was simply superhuman, but this Australian Open 2012 match was no doubt the greatest ever. No other match in tennis history beats the class, fitness and the intensity of this.

This is truly a clash of the titans and for that matter one of the greatest events in the world of Sports.+2
The best one ever watched in 30 years as a tennis fan. They gave all from the first ball to last ball. The power, the speed, SHOTS.


3. Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic (2013 Roland Garros Semifinal)

What a match! Thriller
Nadal is the best


4. Roger Federer vs Andy Roddick (2009 Wimbledon Final)

Andy would have won this if he had served first. When a player has to play catch up regarding serve in a final set, he or she tends to be at a disadvantage. My heart went out to Andy but he was magnanimous in defeat.

The only time Roddick was broken was when he was serving to stay in the match at 14-15. Even Federer Fans know their hearts were down for Andy Roddick as a Wimbledon champion.

As a Roddick fan, both my favorite and least-favorite match. He deserved to win it as much as Roger did. His effort was superhuman against his lifelong bogeyman.+2
So tight and entertaining match, it's a shame that it isn't in the top 3.


5. Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic (2014 Wimbledon Final)

Some of the cleanest ball striking I've ever seen. Roger can't break Novak for 3 sets, then, down 5-2 in the fourth, gets consecutive breaks to save the match. True grit. Roger playing so well at 33 against a 27 year old opponent of Novak's caliber simply cements his legacy as the best ever.

The fact that Roger was still able to put up that kind of fight at that age just goes to show his true greatness. Credit to Novak because he raised his game to match and even surpass Nadal and Federer at this point in their careers.


6. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal (Australian Open 2017 Final)

For most tennis fans, this was the dream final. The two biggest rivals in the history of the sport playing in yet another Grand Slam final after everyone had written them off. The match itself was far better than anyone had expected. It was a scintillating display of exciting baseline rallies, pin-point net play and masterful serving. It was also brimming with drama, especially in the fifth set, where there were plenty of break-point opportunities, close games and momentum shifts.

You couldn't pick a winner until that final Hawk-Eye challenge that had everyone on the edge of their seats. Perhaps not the most elegant way to end it, but certainly a fitting conclusion to what was one of the most suspenseful matches in Grand Slam history. Most people will tell you that their final at Wimby '08 was the greatest match of all time. However, the hype, the story, the drama and the overall quality makes this match my pick.

Down a break in the 5th Federer played some of his best tennis to win against long term rival in one of the most important grand slam finals in history to determine the greatest of all time!


7. Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe (1980 Wimbledon Final)

There are two era's of tennis, the old era which is dominated by wooden rackets and older equipment (essentially pre-graphite), ending at around the early 1990's and the new era where predominantly the technology outgrew the old style of playing and used the lighter carbon-fibre rackets, allowing for more "flamboyant" "squash style" strokes and producing faster ball speeds, which in turn required a different sort of player than the old era.

The difference between the two eras developed a wholly different game - for example, what we in the old era called "hacking" (playing predominantly from the back of the court) where with old wooden rackets you would be more likely beaten by a good net player, especially on grass, in the new era this style became the norm on all surfaces. You only have to Google the state of grass courts in the second week of a slam from the old era vs the new to see how much the game has changed in this respect.

I still remember this like it was yesterday, it was a beautiful summer day outside but I was glued to my T.V. set. I agree that this should be number 1, probably most of the younger voters have never seen it.new

This remains without a doubt the greatest match ever. Federer-Nadal 2008 may be second, but there is no way it surpasses Borg-McEnroe.


8. John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut (2010 Wimbledon 1st Round)

I felt like I was watching a fight amongst gladiators in this match, that to give up would be to hand over your life. The gutsiest of performances in any sport that I have ever witnessed.


9. Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal (2013 US Open Final)
The way rafa come up in 3 rd set 4-4 (0-40) was truly amazing.

Rafa is the best
It was a beautiful match, not too long, but with intensity and very technical rallies.. Certainly, the way Rafa come up in 3 rd set 4-4 (0-40) was truly amazing


10. Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer (2019 Wimbledon Final)

This is one of the greatest matches of all time just lasting shy of 5 hours, a collision of the top 2 seeds, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in a rematch of the 2014 Wimbledon Final, it started with the first set with neither player being able to break each other and it going a tiebreak which went to Djokovic 7-6, (7-5) with each player trading mini breaks, however it seemed Djokovic lost all of his momentum going into the second set as he lost 1-6, the third set started and in similar form to the first set, neither player was able to break each other and yet again the set went to a tiebreak and Djokovic won the third set 7-6 (7-4), in almost the same fashion as in the second set, Djokovic lost his momentum and Federer dominated Djokovic and was serving for the set 5-2, at this point Djokovic hadn't had a break point, but he gained a break point but Federer leveled the game to deuce and he eventually broke Federer and held onto his serve to bring the set to 5-4, Federer eventually.

Closest and longest championship match I've ever seen. Although Djokovic won the tie-breaker...thought Federer's play over entire match was better. Could have gone either way...consider this more like a draw.

One of the most intense finals the tennis world has ever seen. Two titans of the game putting fans through an emotional roller coaster with nearly 5 hours of the finest tennis one can watch, culminating in one of the greatest plot twists in Wimbledon history and its first ever 5th set tiebreak.

Garbage list. 2013 USO final wasnt even better than 2010 or 2011 finals.
Here's my list off the top of my head (which is also biased since I don't know all the great old matches)
1. 2012 Australian Open Final: Djokovic vs Nadal
2. 2008 Wimbledon Final: Nadal vs Federer
3. 1980 Wimbledon Final: Borg vs McEnroe
4. 2018 Wimbledon Semifinal: Djokovic vs Nadal
5. 2001 Wimbledon Final: Ivanisevic vs Rafter
7. 2013 Roland Garros Semifinal: Nadal vs Djokovic
7. 2013 Australian Open 4th Round: Djokovic vs Wawrinka
8. 1984 French Open Final: Lendl vs McEnroe
9. 1982 Wimbledon Final: Connors vs McEnroe
10. 2009 Australian Open Semifinals: Nadal vs Verdasco
 

Xavier G

Professional
Just to add a few more:
McEnroe-Connors US Open 1980 sf and 1984 sf were pretty good, McEnroe-Lendl WCT Dallas 1983 f too, Borg-Connors Wimbledon 1977 f, Borg-Tanner Wimbledon 1979 f, Lendl-Cash US Open 1984 sf, Cash-Lendl AO sf 1987 and lots more.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Where is a match Djokovic-Nadal, 2018 Wimbledon SF? Lendl-McEnroe, 1984 French Open F? Borg-McEnroe, 1980 US Open F? These and other matches are more legendary than USO 2013 F or Isner-Mahut (which is legendary only because of its length).
 
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