This victory is sweetest of them of all.

I had mentioned in one of the threads yesterday that I would love rafa winning in 5 set epic although while watching after being 2 sets up I hated that idea but Rafa winning in an epic 5 setter I feel sweetest win as a Rafa fan after a long time, with all those bad 5 set losses Aus open 2017, Wimbledon 2018 such an epic win to win a grand slam feels awesome. I would ssy this was nadal ' s top 3 major wins easily after Wimb 08 and Aus 09.Medvedev was just great in 3rd & 4th set although nadal level dipped a lot but way medvedev was changing direction on his backhand it was amazing play.Also in 5 th again Rafa was about to choke away a lead but this time he was 2 breaks up maybe that's why he got saved otherwise if it would have gone 5-5 I feel medvedev would have won but happy that Rafa won.Now 2020 will be huge and there will be a different type of pressure will be put on rafa if he reached latter half in a grand slam. Let's hope this time next year Rafa would have broken roger record.
 

Ray Mercer

Professional
How is it the sweetest when he squeaked by a 23 year old guy who hasn’t yet accomplished anything? It’s like Federer saying the 2006 Aussie Open was his greatest achievement.
 

MCallanan

Semi-Pro
How is it the sweetest when he squeaked by a 23 year old guy who hasn’t yet accomplished anything? It’s like Federer saying the 2006 Aussie Open was his greatest achievement.
Because it has triggered Federer fans into meltdowns that rival Federer blowing 40-15 in the Wimbledon Final?

In all seriousness, it was a remarkable match. It’s hard to put it ahead of the ‘08 or ‘09 Wimbledon / AO Finals but whether Medvedev has accomplished anything or not he played some of the most ridiculous tennis I have seen in a long time and to prevail against that in a five set thriller is memorable.
 

Tiki-Taka

Hall of Fame
I don't see 2008 Wimbledon ever being topped, considering how good Federer was at that time, all the pre-match anticipation, the quality and all of the twists in that final.

But this one was special indeed, and a lot of credit has to go to Medvedev as well for making it tougher than most could have ever imagined.
 

Ray Mercer

Professional
Because it has triggered Federer fans into meltdowns that rival Federer blowing 40-15 in the Wimbledon Final?

In all seriousness, it was a remarkable match. It’s hard to put it ahead of the ‘08 or ‘09 Wimbledon / AO Finals but whether Medvedev has accomplished anything or not he played some of the most ridiculous tennis I have seen in a long time and to prevail against that in a five set thriller is memorable.
Come on let’s be serious, Medvedev is a young guy who’s accomplished nothing. He’s nowhere near a prime Federer or Djokovic. Nadal should have given 10 games max and pummeled him like Montreal.
 

MugOpponent

Hall of Fame
It's a great win because it would have been a calamitous defeat given being up two sets, a break and two breaks in the third. Medvedev played amazing and if he goes on to be one of the best of his generation then this win will look spectacular as time passes.
 

ibbi

Hall of Fame
Roland Garros 2010 after all he'd been through the past 12 months, Roland Garros 2013 after the long lay off and worries for his ability to continue, and Roland Garros 2017 after the 3 year draught all comfortably outpace this. Actually the 2013 USO where he knocked off Novak on a hardcourt and gave the finger to all the 'he only beats them because they play on clay all the time' people would be right up there as well.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
Medvedev is the real deal and a legitimate threat to the Big 3 on hard courts and more. Thiem on clay.
 

MCallanan

Semi-Pro
Come on let’s be serious, Medvedev is a young guy who’s accomplished nothing. He’s nowhere near a prime Federer or Djokovic. Nadal should have given 10 games max and pummeled him like Montreal.
Ah no. Medvedev played at an absolutely brilliant level last night that at times left his wife open jawed gasping. I don’t care that the man has no accomplishments; which isn’t a fair characterization anyhow — the man was brilliant last night.
 
It's a great win because it would have been a calamitous defeat given being up two sets, a break and two breaks in the third. Medvedev played amazing and if he goes on to be one of the best of his generation then this win will look spectacular as time passes.
I note people are typically concerned with how it looks instead of how it is.
 

DSH

Hall of Fame
No , it is not.
The AO 2009, for me was the sweetest of them all
For the victory itself or for the crying of a god who saw that for the first time, his powers had no effect and that he had to show signs of humility and respect for his mortal counterpart for the first time?
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WildRevolver

New User
I don't see 2008 Wimbledon ever being topped, considering how good Federer was at that time, all the pre-match anticipation, the quality and all of the twists in that final.

But this one was special indeed, and a lot of credit has to go to Medvedev as well for making it tougher than most could have ever imagined.
That match is the GOAT match. The 2009 Aussie Final was, to me, the match that showed how freaking clever, resilient and versatile Rafa could be on any surface. That loss put Fed in tears it was so devastating.
 
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