What are your most and least interesting matchups in tennis ?

er4claw

Rookie
Most Federer vs Nadal,: so many great matches wimb 08, AO 09, Miami 04, Dubai 06.

Least Nadal vs Djokovich: it usually means that Federer lost already or lost to one of them so its impossible for me to enjoy the match.
 

Breakpointerer

Professional
Most Federer vs Nadal,: so many great matches wimb 08, AO 09, Miami 04, Dubai 06.

Least Nadal vs Djokovich: it usually means that Federer lost already or lost to one of them so its impossible for me to enjoy the match.
Miami 04? Didnt Nadal win 3&3?
Or did you mean 05?
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Most:
Raonic vs Nishikori
Murray vs Federer
Nadal vs Kyrgios
Tsitsipas vs Zverev

Least:
Isner vs anyone
Nadal vs Thiem
 

The Blond Blur

Professional
Most:
Fedal
Nadal vs Djokovic pre-2015
Nadal vs Coria
Nadal vs Thiem
Nadal vs Hewitt
Hewitt vs Coria
Nadal vs Fognini

Least:
Any SERVEBOT
Simon vs Monfils
 

King No1e

Legend
Clearly you've never watched their 2008 US Open semi-final, their 2011 Tokyo final or their 2015 Madrid final.
I've watched all 3. Tokyo 11 final was great, I'll give you that. The other 2 weren't anywhere near that.

IMO the truly exciting matches they played were the AO07 4R, where they went 5 sets and Murray played so much more aggressively, and the 2010 YEC SF which went down to the wire with both players showing incredible guts and athleticism. Other than that, I find their matches boring compared to the other B4 rivalries.
 

BlueB

Hall of Fame
Not necessarily in right order:

Most:
Nole - Fed
Fed - Delpo
Delpo - Nole
Nole - Wawa
Nole - Rafa
Rafa - Fog
Monfis - any non Big3

Least:
Nole - Simon
Rafa - any Spaniards
Fed - Isner
Dishonorable mention:
Nole - Myrray. These two actually have produced some firecrackers, but I still dont like watching them.

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chimneysweep

Semi-Pro
I like watching Nadal and Novak on clay, I wish they would have met this year at the FO. The Rome final this year was disappointing because Djokovic was tired from the semis. Their 2011 matches on clay were incredibly high quality stuff.
Their best match thoguh was the 2013 RG semis. Best match at RG in the last 20 years or something probably.
 

chimneysweep

Semi-Pro
Least is easy. Serena vs Sharapova.

If I have to pick a mens match up Federer vs Ferrer. Runner up would be Federer vs Wawrinka, Federer vs Dmitrov, or Djokovic vs Cilic. For me any uncompetitive match up between 2 good plalyers becomes boring.

Most would be Djokovic vs Wawrinka. After that Federer vs Djokovic, Murray vs Wawrinka, Federer vs Nadal, Thiem vs Nadal, and Thiem vs Djokovic.
 

Raining hopes

Hall of Fame
2010 WTF SEMI FINAL.... ANDY MURRAY EXHAUSTED RAFA IN A BRUTAL HIGH QUALITY 3 SET MATCH.... IMO RAFA COULDN'T RECOVER ENOUGH FOR THE FINAL.
Highly underrated match.

But Fraud went God mode in final and was even outrallying Rafa so the tiredness really wouldn't have mattered.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Favorite:
Fed vs almost anyone
Kyrgios vs anyone
Bublik vs anyone
Dustin Brown vs anyone
Almost any s&v player
Cuevas vs most players

Least:
Any combination of
Kohlschreiber
Haase
Simon
PCB
RBA
Gasquet
A. Zverev
Medvedev
Groanollers

I also despise Murrovic matches.
 

BobFL

Hall of Fame
I love to watch Nishikori, Tsitsipas, Stanimal, Tsonga, Verdasco, Rafa, Federer.

Slow death:
Andujar vs Granollers
Simon vs doesntmatter
 

Pantera

Hall of Fame
Most :
Fed vs Nadal
Fed vs Delpo
Fed vs Kyrgios
Fed vs Djokovic

Least :
Djokovic vs Murray
Djokovic vs Simon
Nadal vs Anderson
Nadal vs Busta
Most....Fedalovic plus any against Murray wawrinka or delpo

Least....isner v karlovic...raonic v anyone

But worst ever was Serena v Venus.
 
There have so many great matches like Nadal-Verdasco, Federer-Agassi but it's hard to generalize because some rivalries have much better peak matches but others might have much better matches in general.
Fedovic
Djokodal
Fedal
Thiemdal when it's a close match.
Djokorinka
Fedpo
Nadalpo
Djokopo
Fedrray
Murrovic
Nadal Dimitrov
Zverev and journeymen in the first 5 rounds of slems.
 

The Blond Blur

Professional
There have so many great matches like Nadal-Verdasco, Federer-Agassi but it's hard to generalize because some rivalries have much better peak matches but others might have much better matches in general.
Fedovic
Djokodal
Fedal
Thiemdal when it's a close match.
Djokorinka
Fedpo
Nadalpo
Djokopo
Fedrray
Murrovic
Nadal Dimitrov
Zverev and journeymen in the first 5 rounds of slems.
Especially This

 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
I like watching Nadal and Novak on clay, I wish they would have met this year at the FO. The Rome final this year was disappointing because Djokovic was tired from the semis. Their 2011 matches on clay were incredibly high quality stuff.
Lol Nadal was total weaksauce in those matches. 2013/2009 was their clay peak against each other.
 

Wurm

Rookie
Murrovic matches can end up being a game of pong if Murray chooses not to throw caution to the wind. Not nearly as bad as Djokovic vs Simon, though.

Any time Djokovic plays someone grinding it's terrible (as in any metronomic grinder vs metronomic grinder, in general) but Djokovic vs someone playing aggressively can be hugely entertaining.

Basically Like v Like = bad, variation = good.

Clearly you've never watched their 2008 US Open semi-final, their 2011 Tokyo final or their 2015 Madrid final.
To be fair, though, Murray and Nadal have only faced one another four times in any kind of final - two Masters and two 500s. Most of their interesting matches have been semi-finals, which rarely stick in the memory quite the same way finals do.

That Murray is only one of two men to bagel Rafa in a final twice is even more surprising than it is at first glance.
 
Murrovic matches can end up being a game of pong if Murray chooses not to throw caution to the wind. Not nearly as bad as Djokovic vs Simon, though.

Any time Djokovic plays someone grinding it's terrible (as in any metronomic grinder vs metronomic grinder, in general) but Djokovic vs someone playing aggressively can be hugely entertaining.

Basically Like v Like = bad, variation = good.



To be fair, though, Murray and Nadal have only faced one another four times in any kind of final - two Masters and two 500s. Most of their interesting matches have been semi-finals, which rarely stick in the memory quite the same way finals do.

That Murray is only one of two men to bagel Rafa in a final twice is even more surprising than it is at first glance.
Murygoat...

@Mainad will agree
 
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