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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 2004, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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The best matches in the tennis history

Graf - Sanchez Vicario RG 1996
Graf - Hingis RG 1999
Capriati - Henin-Hardenne US Open 2003
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the first two don't make the top three by a long shot. i can think of several matches just in the last few years that were of higher quality than those two graf matches.
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wills moody vs lenglen in the only battle they played (1926 is my guess)
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wills moody vs lenglen in the only battle they played (1926 is my guess)
nah. the best tennis ever produced by the wta is going on right now. the game is constantly improving.
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the first two don't make the top three by a long shot. i can think of several matches just in the last few years that were of higher quality than those two graf matches.
Yes but Steffi and Arantxa was a big rivals. The RG final in 1996 was fantastic.The match in the final in 1999 elected for the best match in the history.
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Yes but Steffi and Arantxa was a big rivals. The RG final in 1996 was fantastic.The match in the final in 1999 elected for the best match in the history.
Yeah, I know. But people are going for sizzle over substance with the 1999 RG Final. It wasn't that great of a match ... the behavior of Hingis made it fascinating.
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wills moody vs lenglen in the only battle they played (1926 is my guess)
It was in 1926 and it was in Cannes.




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its all about opinion.

i personally found justine vs jennifer wimby 01 totally fascinating!

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Serena vs Hingis at the ´01 Oz open wasn´t bad either and Serena vs Jen at Wimby ´03..

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Serena-Martina H 2001 AO
Monica-Steffi 1992 RG

The Wimbledon final between BJK and Margaret Court. It was 1970 I think.

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1999 and 2000 US Open semifinals between Hingis and Venus.

People also talk alot about the 1984 US Open final between Martina and Chris as being a great match.

Austin-Navratilova 1981 US Open final?

Seles-Sabatini 1990 VS Championships.

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Check out the Blast From the Past thread, guys; a debate about this has been going on there for quite some time.

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PPl who started following the game recently tend to discredit old great ones they haven't seen. Arantxa and Steffi played so many great matches and the 96 RG final and 95 Wimby stand out amongst them.
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Go for Navratilova vs. Mandlikova when Hana was on. Great gutsy attacking display.
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Serena-Martina H 2001 AO
Monica-Steffi 1992 RG

The Wimbledon final between BJK and Margaret Court. It was 1970 I think.
This was a definitely a classic match. Both were severely injured and practically limping.
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