Which "Big 3" Grand Slam Match That Came Close to Happening Would You Most Like to Have Seen?

McEnroeisanartist

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Which Big 3 Grand Slam Match That Came Close to Happening Would You Most Like to Have Seen?
One of the players lost in the round before he could play the other guy.

Nadal vs Federer
2004 - Australian Open - Nadal lost in 3rd round before possible 4th round match with Federer
2008 - US Open - Nadal lost in semifinals before possible final match with Federer
2009 - US Open - Nadal lost in semifinals before possible final match with Federer
2010 - US Open - Federer lost in semifinals before possible final match with Nadal
2011 - US Open - Federer lost in semifinals before possible final match with Nadal
2012 - French Open - Federer lost in semifinals before possible final match with Nadal
2013 - US Open - Federer lost in 4th Round before possible quarterfinal match with Nadal

Federer vs Djokovic
2006 - Wimbledon - Djokovic lost in 4th round to Ancic before possible quarterfinal with Federer
2007 - Wimbledon - Djokovic lost in semifinals before possible final with Federer
2009 - Australian Open - Djokovic lost in quarterfinals before possible semifinal match with Federer
2009 - Wimbledon - Djokovic lost in quarterfinals before possible semifinal match with Federer
2010 - Australian Open - Djokovic lost in quarterfinals before possible semifinal match with Federer
2010 - Wimbledon - Federer lost in quarterfinals before possible semifinal match with Djokovic
2011 - Wimbledon - Federer lost in quarterfinals before possible semifinal match with Djokovic
2012 - Australian Open - Federer lost in semifinals before possible final match with Djokovic
2013 - Australian Open - Federer lost in semifinals before possible final match with Djokovic

Djokovic vs Nadal
2008 - Australian Open - Nadal lost in semifinals before possible final match with Djokovic
2010 - French Open - Djokovic lost in quarterfinals before possible semifinal match with Nadal
2010 - Wimbledon - Djokovic lost in semifinals before possible final match with Nadal
2011 - French Open - Djokovic lost in semifinals before possible final match with Nadal
 

KINGROGER

G.O.A.T.
Any Fedal at AO 04-07
Any Fedal at USO 04-09
Any Fedal at Wimbledon 2012-2016

Any Federer Djokovic match before 2010 where Nole lost round before facing Fed (explains the GS H2H a bit)
 

ibbi

G.O.A.T.
--Federer and Nadal it's obviously one of the US Open finals.
--Federer and Djokovic I can't really say there's ever been a match up between the two of them I've particularly anticipated. I guess a Roland Garros 2008 final might have been interesting.
--Nadal and Djokovic is the most obvious one of all, Roland Garros 2011!
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
AO 2009 and 2010 match-ups with Djokovic could have been interesting. Both times, Fed was playing better than 2008.
 
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Deleted member 716271

Guest
Rafa vs PETE at RG. The Spaniard has proven his clay mettle over his career, but something tells me PETE, who was clutch when it really mattered, would step up for such a clash of the titans, and take out Rafa in 5 tight sets.
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
Would have loved to see Nadal make it to Federer in the USO finals of 2008 & 2009 and get blasted. I fancy 2011 Fed at USO taking it....that would have been a cracker of a match.

Edit: if I had to pick ONE, it's USO 2009.
 
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