Remarkable performances by your favorite that rarely get mentioned

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the mention!

Bit tricky to think of some Fed masterclasses that have rarely been talked about, largely because most of them have been posted in the peak Fed gems thread. I do think that his performance in the Hamburg 2002 final is top 5 of his entire career but it doesn’t get talked about as much as other candidates like that AO 2007 Roddick beatdown. You’ll see it pop up quite a lot with people who have watched the sport for a long time, however.

 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
Those highlights don’t do it much justice but it’s hard to find a good-quality highlights video of that match.
 

Breakpointerer

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the mention!

Bit tricky to think of some Fed masterclasses that have rarely been talked about, largely because most of them have been posted in the peak Fed gems thread. I do think that his performance in the Hamburg 2002 final is top 5 of his entire career but it doesn’t get talked about as much as other candidates like that AO 2007 Roddick beatdown. You’ll see it pop up quite a lot with people who have watched the sport for a long time, however.

Ah yeah I forgot about this one, it was a great performance
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Hewitt beats Del Potro USO 2013

2013 was like the beginning of the last hurrah for Hewitt leading into 2014 where he won his final two titles. He took out Wawrinka at Wimbledon this year but beating Del Potro in 2013 over five sets, rolling back the years was such a great win at this stage of his career. He really should have made the QF but choked against Youzhny in the 4R - still loved that win over Delpo.
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
not overly remarkable but as a Richard Gasquet fan his 2013 uso run was awesome,
especially winning back to back five setters to reach the SF, with the second against Ferrer
 

King No1e

Legend
Hewitt beats Del Potro USO 2013

2013 was like the beginning of the last hurrah for Hewitt leading into 2014 where he won his final two titles. He took out Wawrinka at Wimbledon this year but beating Del Potro in 2013 over five sets, rolling back the years was such a great win at this stage of his career. He really should have made the QF but choked against Youzhny in the 4R - still loved that win over Delpo.
Then beating Fed in his home country to cap it off. What a run.
 

Roddick85

Hall of Fame
Well I do have a few favorites, so here's a few....

Federer def Nadal 6-3,6-0 - World Tour Finals 2011....I've never seen Federer dominate Nadal like that, an absolute masterclass.
Federer def Nadal 6-3,6-4 - Indian Wells 2012....Federer really played a great match in that one.
Federer def Djokovic 6-1, 6-4 then Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 - World Tour Finals 2010....beating both Djokovic & Nadal back to back at the end of a tournament..nuff said

Roddick def Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 - Miami 2010....Great stuff from Roddick, Nadal had one of the best years of his career in 2010. Roddick would go on to win the title against Berdych in the final for his last MS-1000 title.
Roddick def Federer 7-6,1-6,6-4 - Miami 2012...Probably the last great performance from Roddick against the man who inflicted the most damage to his career.

Wawrinka def Federer 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 - French Open 2015....One of the rare times I've seen Federer really get bullied this bad from the baseline. Stan came out firing on all cylinders, blowing Fed off the court.

Dimitrov def Djokovic 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 - Madrid 2013...His only victory against Djokovic but a very entertaining match. This one put Grigor on the map.
Dimitrov def Murray 6-1, 7-6, 6-2 - Wimbledon 2014...I think a lot of folks forget how solid Dimitrov was on grass in 2014. Winning this one in straight sets against the defending champion, Murray of all people who's a great grass player was so impressive.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
Zverev Rome final 2017.
Amazing play from Zverev.
Still waiting for Zverev to find back to that again. Perfect serve, hitting deep, Novak running like a rag doll side to side. Beating Novak with Novak’s game. Rare scenes.
 

Third Serve

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Full match is available on Tennis TV if you are subscribed
I was referring more to shareable material like YouTube videos. I think there is a good highlights video out there as a compilation with other matches but I don't know where it is.
 
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