Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2
Thanx Djul14, I found the match in on Youtube so I'll watch it later and tell about it. And you should definitely see the 86 US Open semi, it was a GREAT match, lot of drama but also great tennis, with some tremendous shots by both players at the some crucial points. A true pleasure to watch, one of the best between Steffi and Martina IMHO.
I also like their 1991 US Open semi, a contrast of styles with Martina playing some of the best tennis she played in the last years of her career. All the spotlights were for the other semi, which was great, but I think the match between Graf and Martina is unfairly underrated or gets too little attention compared to the other, which was between the American new star and with the new power play, maybe that explains the excess of attention it got (or gets?). I mean it was a great match too, but I don't think it was the BEST match at the Open as some apparently believe, I think it was lacked enough variety in game to be so.
Witness of an Era of Grandeur
Chris the Ice Lady - Martina Grace&Power
Fraulein Forehand - The Divine Argentine
Merciless Monica - Barcelona Bumblebee