In your opinion, what are the 10/10 slam final performances?

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Federer vs Murray US Open 2008.

Murray was playing brilliant tennis but he ran into a great display of all round tennis by Le Rog.
I'd pick AO 2010 F for Rog instead of USO 2008. Murray wasn't as bad in the 2010 F and still got beaten in straights.
 

weakera

Talk Tennis Guru
Surprised OP mentions the AO 2019 final but not the RG 2020 final, as both are equally impressive (Nadal even bagelled Novak in the RG 2020 final, something never seen before).

RG 2010 and RG 2017 finals too, his opponents were helpless.

Nadal haa 4 perfect Slam finals matches: RG 2008, RG 2010, RG 2017 and RG 2020.

RG 2020 was 9.75/10, he slipped and let Djokovic have a closer third set scoreline. Should have been 6-0, 6-2, 6-3.
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
I think I'm a bit stricter than most of you, most of the matches named in this threads would be 9.5's or slightly less for me. Even a match like the USO 2004 F had a dip in the second set that prevents it being a 10 - even if the first and third sets were at that level.
 

babar

Professional
I'm sure many of Serena's, Steffi's, Martina's, slam finals would be 10/10s.
But, 2 performances I remember well were Kvitova's first WB and Cilic's USO. Some of the best offensive tennis I have ever seen.
Also, Lindsay vs. Venus at WB was an outstanding final. One of the best.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
I think I'm a bit stricter than most of you, most of the matches named in this threads would be 9.5's or slightly less for me. Even a match like the USO 2004 F had a dip in the second set that prevents it being a 10 - even if the first and third sets were at that level.

Well, sets 1 and 3 are like 11. So even if set2 is 8... ;)
 

RS

Bionic Poster
12 Murray 40-60
13/16 Murray 30-70
02/04/05 Hewitt 30-70
03/04/09 Roddick 40-45 to 55-60
06/11 Nadal 50-50
07/08/10 Nadal 80-20
18 Nadal 40-60
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Some that come to mind:

Borg bt Connors - Wimb 78
McEnroe bt Connors - Wimb 84
McEnroe bt Lendl - USO 84
Becker bt Edberg - Wimb 89
Sampras bt Agassi - USO 90
Edberg bt Courier - USO 91
Stich bt Becker - Wimb 91
Fed bt Hewitt - USO 04
Nadal bt Fed - FO 08

Kudos for that mention. was about to mention that myself.
Connors wasn't anywhere as bad as 1984 Wim final, was decent in fact, yet Borg beat him so convincingly.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
Ten out of ten is the ultimate benchmark so the performance has to be a straight sets demolition of an all-time great player still capable of winning a slam. Very few performances meet that criteria.
Borg v Connors W78, McEnroe v Connors in W84, Sampras v Agassi in W99, Nadal v Federer in RG08 among the few Open Era matches.
 

Russeljones

Talk Tennis Guru
Pete's 1999 Wimbledon was flawless to me. Possibly the highest level Agassi achieved on grass and still looked helpless.
 
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