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pffff

Elena played crap in that match but Nastya was playing great!

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RG 03: Henin v Clijsters - I expected a better match. There was nothing remotely special about the match itself.
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No Grand Slam men's or women's final over the last decade put a bigger smile on my face than did RG 2004 so I'm sure as hell not going to support the statement that that is the lowest quality final. Anything that makes Chris smile is high quality. Period.


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Re: Lowest Quality Grand Slam Final

RG 03, 04, 05 were all pretty bad

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Re: Lowest Quality Grand Slam Final

there's too many to choose from lol

but french open 02, 04 and 07 are the ones that first spring to my mind

the french seems to be the worst in terms of quality, but also have had some high quality and dramatic ones too 89,92,93,95,96,98,99,01
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The 1993 Wimbledon final (Graf beating Novotna) was horrendous. It started off innocently enough, with nervous service games from both. Then Novotna steadied a little in the 2nd, while Graf continued to be uneven. Then, without Graf getting any better, Novotna got SO MUCH WORSE it was embarrassing. She couldn't keep the ball in the court for more than three shots. The fact that Graf played badly enough to keep it at 6-4, that's saying something. I feel like Camille Pin could've beaten either one on that day.
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pffff

Elena played crap in the match but Nastya was playing great!
they did say they were such close friends it was difficult to play their best. I am pretty sure that was Elena's remark (perhaps it was a friends' decision)

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The 1993 Wimbledon final (Graf beating Novotna) was horrendous. It started off innocently enough, with nervous service games from both. Then Novotna steadied a little in the 2nd, while Graf continued to be uneven. Then, without Graf getting any better, Novotna got SO MUCH WORSE it was embarrassing. She couldn't keep the ball in the court for more than three shots. The fact that Graf played badly enough to keep it at 6-4, that's saying something. I feel like Camille Pin could've beaten either one on that day.
It's not that bad, is it? 1st set was okay, but then the 2nd and 3rd up to 4-1 Novotna was playing high quality stuff. It's just the end of the match where Graf comes back that's real low quality IMO.


Anyway, in answer to the topic, lowest quality slam final of recent years is probably French 05, French 07 and special mention to Wimbledon 04.
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I really get bored by clijsters pierce at the us open, mary was awful that day
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There have been a few stinkers the past few years

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Oz : 1995, Pierce def ASV
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Wimbledon : mmm... none
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It's not that bad, is it? 1st set was okay, but then the 2nd and 3rd up to 4-1 Novotna was playing high quality stuff. It's just the end of the match where Graf comes back that's real low quality IMO.
UGH, I find the whole thing almost unwatchable. And I watch anything!

In the past ten years, I'd have to say Mary Pierce's showings in both of her '05 finals were wretched. If she weren't French, the French Open would have been murder, and if Clijsters weren't going for a slam, nobody would've cared about the US Open.
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OH, and special mention for the French in 2002. Over 50 unforced errors in two sets? Ouch. If it were anyone but Venus and Serena, I would have taped over it ages ago.
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french 2007

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