Top 5 Matches at the U.S. Open


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Top 5 Matches at the U.S. Open

In his Tennis Encyclopedia, historian Bud Collins cites the 1996 Quarterfinal Sampras-Corretja as the match of the 90's at the U.S. Open and easily among the five best of the open area at the tournament. Agreeing with him, my other four open era matches of the U.S. Open are:

1980 U.S. Open Final McEnroe-Borg
1988 U.S. Open Final Wilander-Lendl
1991 U.S. Open 4th Round Connors-Krickstein
2001 U.S. Open Quarterfinal Sampras-Agassi

Honorable Mention:
1980 and 1984 U.S. Open Semifinals McEnroe-Connors
1990 U.S. Open Quarterfinal Sampras-Lendl
1992 U.S. Open Semifinal Edberg-Chang

Thoughts?? Matches?


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2002 US open final, Sampras vs Agassi. 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-4

wilander-lendl 1988
becker-lendl 1989?
borg-mac 1980
connors had a bunch.
connors-borg 1976, on clay
connors-lendl 1982, a big upset


2005 quarter-final, Agassi vs Blake
Night match in Arther Ashe stadium, finished at 1:15am
Agassi wins 3 6 3 6 6 3 6 3 7 6