Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Tennis sensation, Oct 31, 2010.
^^ It was the 4th round actually, but I see your point
And then in 2010 it would have been 6 in a row
2008 wimbledon final- give it the comeback to fed
1995 us open final- agassi really needed that
2008 aussie final- tsonga period...
Djokovic deserves a slam.
In global terms, Rosewall´s any W finals.He lost 4 but this guy really deserved to have, at least a Wimbledon title.Had he been permitted to play when being a pro, he surley would have 3 o 4 W ttiles right now.
Another case of bad luck was Borg at USO.But, on the other hand he was so lucky many times at W that, to be honest I´d leave his record like it is now.Maybe, he´d like to have 1 Wimbledon less and just 1 USO?
It would have been nice if Borg would have managed a USO
Yes, but as he recognized later, he was as unlucky at the USO as lucky at W, so, all counts added and substracted, he will be more than satisfied with his record.
Don´t forget he almost lost to Orantes in his first Slam Final, at Roland Garros, and he beat almost on the ring bell, Roscoe Tanner and John Mac Enroe at Wimbledon.There is nothing unfair, thus, with his no win record at the Us Open, JMHO.
Wimbledon 2009. Roddick really needed that one and worked mega-hard for it.
Wimbledon '09 here too. I was heartbroken and even cried later that night.
coria/gaudio french open final. coria deserved it
2006 French Open Final
2009 Australian Open Final
2002 Australian Open Final
2010 Wimbledon Semi Murray v Nadal
2001 Wimbledon Q: Agassi defeating Escude in 4 sets.
2009 Wimbledon final. Roddick should have taken that one! It would be a wonderful moment for him!. I hope he still wins another major in his carreer
In 2010, I would've liked Federer to beat Nadal in the final of Madrid, and Federer to beat Soderling at Roland Garros.
Yeah.. I wont go as far as saying that it would have changed the decade, but Nalbandian maybe would have had a differemt carreer. He's a VERY tallented player!
Guillermo Coria vs Gaston Gaudio, final at RG!
Coria was a wonderfull player, and it was a shame to see him vanish!
2001 Wimbledon Mens Final. Yes, I realize Goran really, really really wanted a Wimbledon title, but Rafter's game was more than a big serve, and I think he deserved it more.
I believe that loss was what did Rafter in. Had he won that, I'm certain he would have played a few more years.
True 'serve & volley' tennis died that day.
It wasn't just Gorans far superior serve to Rafter that won him Wimbledon. He moved incredibly well for a near 30 year old man of 6'4'' and the crispness of his returns during that tournament were rarely better throughout his career. You are also making out that his volleying was poor, which is laughable. He also showed an incredible amount of determination and courage. Goran showed any lacklustre pro what real love for the game was during that fortnight.
I remember distinctly having an impression that Nadal was clearly resting himself during the fourth set, that he was readying himself for a final push to close out the match in the fifth, that is, after Rafa won the third set, he never relinquished the momentum again (even during the fourth) and the match from the third set onwards seemed to be Rafa's alone to lose--in the fourth set he did not appear to tighten up AT ALL, and throughout the set I had a strong sneaking suspicion that he knew exactly what he was doing.
The same could be said of AO 09 final. it's the same thing, Federer shouldnt have lost it. so it evens out.
My answer: 2006 or 2007 RG.. Federer wouldn't have played out the rest of his career with the pressure of needing to win RG, and would've won the cygs at Nadal's expense, making him undoubtedly the GOAT, not to mention giving him the psychological boost he'd have needed to more easily dispatch Nadal at Wimbledon 2007, 2008, AO 2009, etc. He could have had 20+ slams already if it hadnt been for these two finals..especially 2007.
That is just ridiculous. Sets won in tiebreakers are attributable to luck? Do you know how ******** that sounds?
I will agree that Nadal was outplaying Fed from the baseline but it was Federer's serve that made the difference.Federer won all those tiebreaks because his serve was fantastic that day. He was painting the lines left and right on the big points.
I still get sad when I think about the Wimbledon 09 final....
Anyone who played Agassi in 1997 - after he admitted drug use and the tennis association made it go away quietly.
I know, poor Andy!
Soderling - Federer @ RG 2010
Djokovic - Federer @ USO 2010
Both ruined what might have been epic Fedal finals. The first one runed Fed's shot at the #1 record, too.
why not just win it in four then?
USO 2010 final
Yeah I know, it still hurts
If you wanted epic finals then why you did not include Rafa vs Soderling FO 09
^ You mean FO 09.
Because I want both epic finals and Federer to have his career slam (meaning, at least 1 RG). I have no doubts that Nadal would have beaten Federer at RG 2010, but Fed would have given him a much tougher fight than Sod.
I agree. At the beginning I was kind of hoping Rafter would win, but wouldn't have been upset if Goran won, but Goran played the match of his career that day. I think your last sentence sums it up quite well. He came to give it his best and final shot, and in the end he triumphed. His passion is what I most remember from this match.
1989 FO final. I cried when Edberg lost to Chang. I think he was two points from the title in the 4th set. As it turned out, he would have finished his career with a career slam had he not lost that match.
i guess federer vs djokovic USO 2010. it would have been awesome to watch a fed vs nadal at the USO.
Lendl losing to Cash at Wimbledon in 1987.
I wish Lendl had taken it out - he worked so hard - and I think his career deserved the reward of nine majors.
As much as it galls me to admit it, Cash did outplay Lendl that day. I would change the Becker-Lendl 1989 Wimbledon semi-final result. IMO Lendl would have beaten Edberg in the final.
Lendl blew his chance at 1989 Wimbledon against Becker. Lendl led 5-7, 7-6, 3-0 (with 2 breaks) when the rain came down during the changeover. When they came back out, Lendl stayed in control and led 5-7, 7-6, 6-2, 3-2 (with a break), but was broken back immediately by Becker, and Becker then came back to win 7-5, 6-7, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
The look of utter despair on Lendl's face at the end said it all. This is when Lendl's obsession with winning Wimbledon took a very desperate turn and he decided to skip the entire clay-court season in 1990 just to prepare on grass for Wimbledon. I believe he also replaced the decoturf tennis court at his Greenwich house with a grass court.
Mc enroe lost to Lendl at the FO.He was so close to win, and would have denied all those that keep saying you cannot win on Clay, playing agressive tennis.
He was displaying non seen tennis on clay, even coming up after returning Lendl´s serve¡¡¡
Agassi's form in 1997 was pretty awful anyway and his head was all over the place as he was taking crystal meth. He fell down to 141 in the world by the 10th November.
I´d have cried tears out IF LENDL had won that match, Cash was a joy back then on grass
Gerulaitis losing to Lendl at the 1982 Masters, after a sensational display of agressive tennis and net play ( though Lendl deserved it because he fought back with great courage, both would deserve the win)
You realise that Goran Ivanisevic has won titles on clay and reached the finals of 1993 Rome and 1995 Hamburg? You don't do that without a very good ground game.
I agree. Cash played brilliant during 1987 Wimbledon, dropping just 1 set in the whole tournament. Cash took great delight in denying Lendl a Wimbledon title. He didn't like Lendl personally at all. Cash also beat Lendl in Australian Open semi finals in both 1987 and 1988.
Yeah¡ in that time ,personal disliking was very common at top level.Almost nobody liked Lendl, and Cash had also some aversion to Mac Enroe.Becker and Connors were going alone fine so did Mac and Wilander, but Becker was not very popular generally talking because of his arrogance , and, quite surprisingly, Mac was not so much disliked as one can think of his behaviour.In fact, the swede crop was on fine terms with him.
Another big personal rivalry was Clerc and Vilas and Noah and Lendl.Those were really funny times ( characters were very strong back then)
I felt like even if Söderling wasn't there, he would've lost to someone else anyway. I didn't feel he was good enough to win that year. The good thing is that he retained that aura of invincibility this year.
I wouldn't change a single match result, because it would be an injustice to the other player who deserved to win.
And Lendl beat Cash in 83 at Wimbledon and the USO in straight sets and disposed of him in five at the USO in 84.
Finished with a 5-3 H2H.
Delighted he did so too.
I would have changed the result of one of my inter-club matches
2004 French open.
By what score did you lose?
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