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That was the greatest tennis match of all time..

WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
edited July 2019 in General

There won't be much debate either.

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  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    That was the one for all ages The 2 best players ever on the biggest stage and just superb drama.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    When you consider It's the 2 greatest all court players in history by a wide margin, the fact It's The Wimbledon final and Djokovic was playing for a solid argument for best ever while Federer was playing to cement his claim to best ever, it has to be #1.

  • LORLOR Posts: 1,011 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Except one of the players is nowhere near his prime. Great match, but give me Federer vs Nadal 2008.

  • umoonerumooner Posts: 1,707 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • ChambuloChambulo Posts: 51 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I didnt get a chance to see this one, but my favorite match I've ever seen was Federer and Roddick Wimbledon, 2008 I think. Went 5 sets, no tie breaker at the time. Federer either tied or passed Sampras for most grand slams that day, I can't remember which. Hard to believe that Federer is still competing at the highest level more than a decade later.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 18,702 mod

    Nadal would like a word

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Umooner. Djokovic has a winning record against every top player of this era including Federer. He has a total of 16 grand slam titles, he has won 4 of the last the last 5 GS titles and he's much younger than Federer, he may well pass him in titles before he's finished.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Nadal is a clay court specialist. I can't rate him over these guys overall. I put him a notch below.

  • Denmen185Denmen185 Posts: 6,451 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Rod Laver is the most dominant player I've ever seen. He only won 11 Majors with all 4 in 1962 and again in 1969. 1963 -68 he didn't play in 21 majors as he turned professional after 62 and the open era didn't start until the French in 68 (he won Wimbledon that year). Without the time missed I suspect he would have around 16 or more and may even have won 30. All were and would have been 1960-69 a 10 year span

  • MiddleDawgMiddleDawg Posts: 75 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Nadal vs Federer 2008 was slightly better than today’s match. There were more amazing winners and every set was tight until the end.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    LOR. No doubt Roger is past his prime, but he is in superb condition now. I think he understood the full significance of today's match. Also while Federer won the Majority of their matches through 2008, Joker did beat Roger in an Austrilian final when he was just 20 and Federer was at his peak at 27. From when Djokovic was 24 years old and RF was 30 he has a 21-9 record against Roger.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Borg and Mac had back to back great Wimbledon finals.

  • donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Of course I’m serious. That last set tiebreaker was epic.

  • DamnYankeeDawgDamnYankeeDawg Posts: 920 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • DamnYankeeDawgDamnYankeeDawg Posts: 920 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Never saw Laver play. The most dominant player I ever saw was Borg. He owned the French and Wimbledon when I was a kid. He never won at Flushing Meadow which was a bit of a head scratcher. Don’t believe he played the Australian but not many did during his era.

  • orlandoorlando Posts: 2,322 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    All time best match or not, it was some awesome competition between two greats. Didn’t know who to pull for

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