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Classic Matches

Does anyone remember watching any matches and consider them classics?

The one that sticks in my mind is the Steffi Graf/ Martina Hingis WTA Championships match in 1996. It was awesome to watch. Final scoreline was 6-3 4-6 6-0 4-6 6-0 for Graf.
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I enjoyed watching that match, and have it on tape, but hardly consider it a classic.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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well i guess that's YOUR opinion eh
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Yes it is, I am not paid to speak for others, didn't think I needed to add that to my post.

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated" - George Bernard Shaw




"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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good stuff. anyone ELSE have opinions on their fave or classic match?
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Wow, so that's a real living example of a five-set women's match, and one that actually went the distance... I find it amazing that Graf bagelled Hingis twice but still got taken to five sets. That final set bagel is almost like Graf saying, "OK, NOW will you give up and roll over please?" I'll admit, I've never seen a scoreline like that before in any match. Hmm, 1996... nope, all I knew about tennis at the time was that someone not named Sampras had won Wimbledon that year, didn't matter who they actually were. Ah, the ignorance of youth...

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I remember that match, but don't have it on tape. I'd have to say I'm partial to some of the older matches from the 60s and 70s that featured all-court play and tennis where there was a lot more point construction going on:

1974 U.S. Open Final (King def. Goolagong)
1973 French Open Final (Court def. Evert)
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How about the 2001 French Open final with Capriati defeating Clijsters 1-6, 6-4, 12-10. It was so tense and dramtic.
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Or the 1993 Wimbledon Final: Graf def. Novotna from so far down in the 3rd set?
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Serena vs Lindsay 6-4 1-6 6-4 at the ´99 us open semi´s....very good match. Their qrtr final match at ´01 us open was also very good.
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Serena vs Monica ´01 Montreal semi´s. 7-5 7-6 . This is one of the most awesome matches I´ve ever seen. Very, very good.
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That final set bagel is almost like Graf saying, "OK, NOW will you give up and roll over please?"

Actually she did roll over, on the carpet of MSG trying to alleviate cramps.

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"And for the best of the teen-agers who followed her, and who occasionally referred to her as over the hill, Graf had a ready answer: against top-ranked Martina Hingis, Graf wound up 7-2. Graf's stirring 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 throttling of Hingis at the French Open final this June was perhaps the most emphatic parting shot the game has ever seen. "


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Really? Ah well, forgive an ignorant quip, I had no idea...

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Wow, so that's a real living example of a five-set women's match, and one that actually went the distance... I find it amazing that Graf bagelled Hingis twice but still got taken to five sets. That final set bagel is almost like Graf saying, "OK, NOW will you give up and roll over please?" I'll admit, I've never seen a scoreline like that before in any match. Hmm, 1996... nope, all I knew about tennis at the time was that someone not named Sampras had won Wimbledon that year, didn't matter who they actually were. Ah, the ignorance of youth...
Another "real living example"...WTA champs..1990..Seles vs. Sabatini...Seles beat Sabatini:4-6/7-5/6-3/4-6/2-6
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99 US Open SF: Hingis def. V. Williams 6-1 4-6 6-3
00 US Open SF: V. Williams def. Hingis 4-6 6-3 7-5
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