What did you think of the GS Finals this year?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by kaku, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. kaku

    kaku Professional

    Nov 16, 2011
    Just like the title says, what did you think? Personally, I enjoyed all of them and I think that in terms of GS final matches 2012 is behind 2009 in recent years
  2. Towser83

    Towser83 Legend

    May 17, 2011
    Pretty good. AO and USO were epics, but actually this sort of tennis is starting to get too epic, cos every point last 10 mins :lol:

    Wimbledon was good cos Murray put in his first impressive slam final performance and it made it more interesting.

    RG got a bit ruined by getting delayed in the middle of it, would have been boring if not for the nadal wobble.
  3. 90's Clay

    90's Clay Banned

    Apr 26, 2012
    AO- Great.. best match of the year by far
    RG- Rain ruined it
    Wimbleldon- Freakin snoozefest
    USO- Good until Djoker got cramps. The quality of the match wasn't all that great overall
  4. kaku

    kaku Professional

    Nov 16, 2011
    For me:
    AO-Best Final of the year
    FO-Great Final, rain delay kinda ruined it
    W-It was another great final, a lot riding on the line for both players
    USO-2nd best final of the year for me, quality wasn't as high as their AO match, but the drama made up for it
  5. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Feb 18, 2004
    Same for me. It's a shame the wind took a bit away from the US Open final, it could of potentially been even better than their semi in Australia.
  6. The Bawss

    The Bawss Banned

    May 8, 2011
    Lyon, France.
    AO and USO were too long and made me want to poke my eyes out with a spoon. Wimbledon was ok, not great and the FO was a major disappointment. Nole had that match.
  7. Steve0904

    Steve0904 G.O.A.T.

    Oct 13, 2012
    In terms of the history on the line this year was great. The AO final was great, but IMHO it's a little overrated. The RG final was the worst of the lot. I loved the Wimbledon final. Easily one of the biggest matches in tennis history. The USO final was ok. The wind hurt it a lot though.
  8. TennisA

    TennisA Rookie

    Mar 12, 2012
    Meh... 3/4 of the finals were way too long for me. I enjoyed Wimbledon, but the rest were just grindfests... I got so bored with the US Open final; I watched a few minutes of it every half hour or so.
  9. Mainad

    Mainad Talk Tennis Guru

    Apr 1, 2011
    Manchester, UK.
    In terms of excitement and interest, I rate them thus:

    1. AO. Epic encounter. Even deep into the 5th set I was never sure who would win as Nadal established a lead and then Djokovic fought back. Could have gone either way. The only one of Djokovic's 3 Slam finals where his fightbacks proved successful. Also the only one of the 4 Slam finals that was not affected in any way by the weather.

    2. USO. Another close, thrilling, down to the wire affair. Just when I thought Murray was on top after winning the first 2 sets, back comes Djokovic. Just when I thought Djokovic now had the upper hand, back comes Murray. 5th set was more of a one-sided affair than at the AO.

    3. FO. Similar to the USO in that Nadal established an early dominance and then Djokovic mounted a fight-back to take the 3rd set. Was the rain-break solely responsible for stopping Djokovic's momentum or would Nadal have re-established his dominance anyway? Who can say?

    4. Wimbledon. Murray showed great promise in the first 2 sets, taking the first and threatening to take the 2nd. Then the roof was closed due to weather concerns. Became a much more one-sided affair after that. Federer never looked back.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  10. Mustard

    Mustard Talk Tennis Guru

    Nov 12, 2009
    Cwmbran, Wales
    Australian Open: A classic, although I was gutted by how it ended

    French Open: Superb match. Nadal makes yet more history with clay-court domination and ruins the Djokovic Slam.

    Wimbledon: Federer rolls back the years and Murray left in tears. A good spectacle, with the Olympic final being the follow up

    US Open: Great win for Murray, but the match quality was disappointing due to the windy conditions. I found the match hard to get engrossed in.
  11. RF20Lennon

    RF20Lennon Legend

    May 2, 2011
    Houston, TX
    AO- Amazing!! truely spectacular!! (although shouldve been couple hours shorter they take too much time b/w points
    FO- was decent! (wish Djoker won the 4th )
    W- My fav! Federer drops first set but comes through and wins! great shotmaking
    USO- quality was alright but the Drama was what made it intense felt great for Muzza! :)
  12. Dark Magician

    Dark Magician Professional

    Aug 9, 2012
    My ratings would be:-
    1. AO final - One of the all time best. My heart seemed to fail multiple times in the 5th set.
    2. Wimbledon - So much drama, so much hype, so much on the line. A loss would have been so devastating for both men.
    3. USO final - Quality wasnt that great. But watching Novak win 3rd and 4th was amazing.
    4. RG - Again the best part was Novak winning 6-7 games back to back. But Rafa Did come back strongly.
  13. Colin

    Colin Professional

    Aug 21, 2010
    All of them were too long but Wimbledon. I don't mind an epic encounter, but it needs to be epic in quality, not quantity. Too much grinding, too much time between points.

    Wimbledon was by far the best in shotmaking. I'd say the other three were about equal. Maybe Australian Open, U.S. Open then French Open if I had to rank them.
  14. joeri888

    joeri888 G.O.A.T.

    Jan 23, 2008
    Loved Wimbledon, hated the other 3. They were all ridiculous rallies in which defense almost always beat offense. Seriously considering stopping watching those matches. I'm not even bitter Federer wasn't in them. I just think hardcourt tennis is starting to be less and less cool.
  15. Sabratha

    Sabratha Talk Tennis Guru

    Jun 6, 2012
    Wimbledon had a lot of sentimental value. US Open, too.
  16. Steve0904

    Steve0904 G.O.A.T.

    Oct 13, 2012
    Thank you. To be quite honest, I'll probably get told off, but I thought the USO final between Nadal and Djokovic in 2011 was better than the 2012 AO final. Of course, the stamina of both men was out of this world in the AO final, but I thought the rallies in the USO final were of better quality
  17. zam88

    zam88 Professional

    Oct 31, 2009
    The AO was the very definition of "you CAN have too much of a good thing"

    Sure it was epic... and I don't know how those guys maintained their physical level, let alone their mental concentration.... I couldn't keep my mental concentration up... i fast forwarded through a set and a half. I'd never watch that match again.

    FO - ruined by the rain, predictable result.

    Wimbledon - awesome, loved it... didn't take forever, pretty good drama, Federer pwned!

    USO - monday final mid-afternoon meant i missed a lot of it. Overall it was my 2nd favorite final of the year.
  18. cknobman

    cknobman Legend

    Sep 7, 2007
    Saudi Arabia
    AO: Too long
    FO: Rain delay ruined it
    WB: Pretty dang good first 2 sets but after that not so much.
    USO: My favorite this year since we got to see Murray finally win a GS.

    All in all I dont think the GS finals this year were anything special like they were in 2009 or 2011.
  19. rafafan20

    rafafan20 Professional

    Jan 28, 2012
    AO and USO were both awesome. Didn't enjoy WB much and FO wasn't particularly exciting.
  20. NDFM

    NDFM Rookie

    Aug 10, 2012
    AO - What an epic, incredible comeback from Nole in the 5th set
    FO - Great for a nadal fan, getting that 7th FO title (although if it didn't rain at all the final would have finished a lot quicker and on that Sunday, but it wasn't an amazing match especially when you compare their AO final)
    WO - Great match, but i didn't like seeing Murray cry, i felt for him :(. Fed getting back to no.1 because of that win was great too
    USO - Nole and Andy played it a little too safe at times but that was due to the wind (who remembers the 54 shot rally...), Djokovic leveling it to two sets all added to the drama of the match. I was happy to finally see Murray capture his first GS title, hopefully there is more to come. But here in the UK it was like 2AM when he finally won...I was tired :(

    For me: AO>USO>FO=WO
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012
  21. Ico

    Ico Hall of Fame

    Jun 30, 2011
    AO and Wimbledon were awesome. FO and USO were victims of the conditions.
  22. NatF

    NatF Bionic Poster

    May 10, 2012
    AO - An epic encounter, a physical battle. Joint first for me, the quality and drama were high and Noles fight back from 5-2 down in the fifth was great to behold.

    FO - Marred by the rain. Pretty lackluster it didn't live up to the billing for me.

    WO - Great match. Pretty unpredictable for the first 2 sets. Was great to see Andy fight hard and make some headway. Roger got his 7th Wimbledon too with some superb shot making. My other joint favorite pick.

    USO - Lackluster tennis. Drama courtesy of Noles fightback but the wind forced them to play safe. Not a great match.

    WO = AO > USO > FO
  23. syc23

    syc23 Professional

    May 20, 2011
    AO and Wimbledon were not 'victims' of the conditions because they have moved with the times and installed a roof.

    Sour grapes that Nole couldn't beat Nadal & Murray in wind and rain? All 3 players played in the same conditions so no one was at an advantage.
  24. underground

    underground Legend

    Apr 24, 2012
    Rosol ranks above all.
  25. Mustard

    Mustard Talk Tennis Guru

    Nov 12, 2009
    Cwmbran, Wales
    What major final was he in? :confused:
  26. tudwell

    tudwell Hall of Fame

    Jul 3, 2007
    I didn't see the Australian final live, so I can't really judge it, but it sounds like the most exciting and probably of the highest quality. (The highlights are sure fun to watch!) Of the others, Wimbledon was by far my favorite. Federer and Murray both played phenomenally. The French Open final was fun, but Djokovic started off both days so flat that the victor was never in doubt. The U.S. Open final had more intrigue than the others but was also of the lowest quality.

    I'd rank them:
    1. Wimbledon
    2. French Open
    3. U.S. Open

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