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GoDominique
Feb 26th, 2005, 02:52 PM
Only GS matches, and mostly of recent years. :)
Pre- and post-match occurences can be included in your decision. :)

Vote!

pigam
Feb 26th, 2005, 02:53 PM
uh.. ooooh :bolt: :bolt:

AsTrOnOtUs
Feb 26th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Henin Capriati at the Usopen 2003

GoDominique
Feb 26th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Henin Capriati at the Usopen 2003
Yep, I forgot that one. :o
It should be there instead of Venus vs. Sprem.

Please vote "Other" if you want to vote for Justine vs. Jen, US Open 2003. :)

wateva
Feb 26th, 2005, 03:27 PM
i thought of jenny and elena 2004. but i thought justine serena rg was remembered for the wrong moments.

tucker1989
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:51 PM
Other, Venus d. Serena Wimbledon Semis 2000, because of all of the hype and then the match-fixing allegations

matthias
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:54 PM
Graf-Novotna Wimledon has the most drama for me - because Novotna really deserved it to win finally a GrandSlam
the Hingis/Graf match at RolandGarros is overrated based on Drama
because there was no real Drama - the match has a great story and was really entertaining - but Drama :confused:

Calimero377
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:04 PM
Graf-Novotna Wimledon has the most drama for me - because Novotna really deserved it to win finally a GrandSlam
the Hingis/Graf match at RolandGarros is overrated based on Drama
because there was no real Drama - the match has a great story and was really entertaining - but Drama :confused:


You may have heard of John Barrett from the BBC.
He has watched a tennis match or two during his long, long career.
Let's hear what he had to say about the FO 99 final:


"In spite of an injured foot that put her out of the Fed Cup and
Hamburg, Graf returned to action in Berlin but lost to the
Frenchwoman Julie Halard-Decugis in the quarter-finals.
That loss might easily have persuaded her to abandon her plans
for another crack at the French Open, where she had won the
first of her 21 grand slam titles just before her 18th birthday
in 1987.

Had she decided to quit, we would have been denied the most
dramatic occasion I have witnessed on a tennis court. ...
Facing her in the final that day in Paris was Martina Hingis, ..."

Enough said.

:wavey:

crazillo
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:25 PM
Graf-Novotna..... BTW, it was 1993! :)

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:30 PM
definetely us open final 1984 Martina-Chris......
something unbelievable.......
the most thrilling match I have ever seen.....

close second: the third set of 1992 Roland Garros final Seles-Graf: I simply risked a heart attack....

fleemkeģ
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:41 PM
Justine-Cap USOpen 2003

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:44 PM
Justine-Cap USOpen 2003

yes great match as well........
juju played the most beautiful tennis seen since years.....

matthias
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:46 PM
You may have heard of John Barrett from the BBC.
He has watched a tennis match or two during his long, long career.
Let's hear what he had to say about the FO 99 final:


"In spite of an injured foot that put her out of the Fed Cup and
Hamburg, Graf returned to action in Berlin but lost to the
Frenchwoman Julie Halard-Decugis in the quarter-finals.
That loss might easily have persuaded her to abandon her plans
for another crack at the French Open, where she had won the
first of her 21 grand slam titles just before her 18th birthday
in 1987.

Had she decided to quit, we would have been denied the most
dramatic occasion I have witnessed on a tennis court. ...
Facing her in the final that day in Paris was Martina Hingis, ..."

Enough said.

:wavey:

like i said, the match has a great story. and it is like a fairy tale for SteffiGraf to win another GrandSlam title after all the injuries and bad result before the FrenchOpen, but she would have still a great Champion without this title.

But for Novotna it was way more important for her career to win finally a GrandSlam Torunament, and so it was real Drama for her and her career that she lost this match. thats Drama for me - maybe we both have different views on what "Drama" means.

GoDominique
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:47 PM
Graf-Novotna..... BTW, it was 1993! :)
:o

..ikke..
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Capriati vs. Hingis at the AO

Iheartennis
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:12 PM
Best drama..............Myskina vs. Justine at the 2004 summer olympics. It was intense and agonizing.

Calimero377
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:15 PM
like i said, the match has a great story. and it is like a fairy tale for SteffiGraf to win another GrandSlam title after all the injuries and bad result before the FrenchOpen, but she would have still a great Champion without this title.

But for Novotna it was way more important for her career to win finally a GrandSlam Torunament, and so it was real Drama for her and her career that she lost this match. thats Drama for me - maybe we both have different views on what "Drama" means.


You are confusing "drama" and "tragedy".

joaco
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:20 PM
definetely RG 99... that match was trully unbelievable... i don't think events as those will ever be repeated, and even less in a GS final

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Capriati vs. Hingis at the AO

i agree

manu32
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:25 PM
me too

Chrissie-fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:52 PM
Somehow I prefer the French Open 1985 final Chris-Martina. ;) :smoke:
definetely us open final 1984 Martina-Chris......
something unbelievable.......
the most thrilling match I have ever seen.....

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:54 PM
Somehow I prefer the French Open 1985 final Chris-Martina. ;) :smoke:
:)

Becool
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:03 PM
Serena and Sharapova in AUS Open!!! :eek:

harloo
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Venus vs Spirlea. Man was that one a total mess. I could not believe Spirlea rammed Venus like a bull during the changeover. She must of thought she was going to intimidate Vee. I still am upset with her for doing that to such a young girl. :mad:

Andrew.
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:10 PM
Irina :hearts:

Maria Croft
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Graf-Hingis, I still can't believe Hingis used that serve, for that and the crying I voted that match with the most drama !!

Jenny.C.Fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Jen-hingis 02 aussie open, also jen-henin 03 uo, and jen-dementieva 04 uo just for the third set it was the best set of tennis ive ever seen in my life still a shame jenny lost it :(

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:11 PM
Roland Garros 99 final wasn't a drama: it was a scandal!
poor hingis was so mistreated......

Calimero377
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:14 PM
Roland Garros 99 final wasn't a drama: it was a scandal!
poor hingis was so mistreated......


Life can be so just sometimes ....

"It's a faster, more athletic game. She is old now. ... Her time has passed."
(Martina Hingis on Steffi Graf in the July 1998 issue of "Tennis")

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:21 PM
Life can be so just sometimes ....

"It's a faster, more athletic game. She is old now. ... Her time has passed."
(Martina Hingis on Steffi Graf in the July 1998 issue of "Tennis")


:)

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:22 PM
Graf vs Hingis.....a nice fairytale and yes, it DID make Hingis eat her words.

Serena vs Jennifer u.s.open' 04 too....never seen soooo many bad calls in just ONE set, even ONE GAME, against ONE person as in that match.

gmak
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:27 PM
irina :hearts: :worship: :hug: too bad she retired so young, she had one of the best dropshots i've ever seen :)

Calimero377
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:31 PM
Graf vs Hingis.....a nice fairytale and yes, it DID make Hingis eat her words.

Serena vs Jennifer u.s.open' 04 too....never seen soooo many bad calls in just ONE set, even ONE GAME, against ONE person as in that match.


4th round slam matches don't qualify for drama.
What next?
Hilton Head, 2nd round?

:confused:

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:32 PM
Graf vs Hingis.....a nice fairytale
.

are you a graf fan??????????????????????' :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
I'm shocked.....


did you agree with Cali?
i'm double shocked....... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Stamp Paid
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:34 PM
4th round slam matches don't qualify for drama.
What next?
Hilton Head, 2nd round?

:confused:

QF, genius.

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:34 PM
4th round slam matches don't qualify for drama.
What next?
Hilton Head, 2nd round?

:confused:


It was a QF, Cali....wake up.

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:36 PM
It was a QF, Cali....wake up.


that sounds normal!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:37 PM
are you a graf fan??????????????????????' :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
I'm shocked.....


did you agree with Cali?
i'm double shocked....... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

:lol: Graf was a great player and a great champion. No problem saying that....it's Cali who's trouble saying ANYthing good about a non-graf player.

It was the logical choice....by far.

crazillo
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:38 PM
Where is Cappy-Clijsters FO 2001??

tennislover
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:39 PM
:lol: Graf was a great player and a great champion. No problem saying that....it's Cali who's trouble saying ANYthing good about a non-graf player.

It was the logical choice....by far.

:lol:

manu32
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:44 PM
Graf vs Hingis.....a nice fairytale and yes, it DID make Hingis eat her words.

Serena vs Jennifer u.s.open' 04 too....never seen soooo many bad calls in just ONE set, even ONE GAME, against ONE person as in that match.

in FO 2004 was also a bad call...why so many errors when serena and jen played together...the match was over really .i saw the ball....

bandabou
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Yeah, Manu...but Jen won at the French afterall, didn't she?

Bruppacher
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:01 AM
Definitely

Graf vs. Sanchez

French Open Final 1989!

Chunchun
Feb 27th, 2005, 01:13 AM
Serena lost to JHH :help:

lindsayno1
Feb 27th, 2005, 10:45 AM
Lindsay vs Venus US Open 2004

Tati & Dani
Feb 27th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Henin-S.Williams at the semi-finals of Roland Garros 2003

Greenout
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:54 PM
The match I voted for was the most dramatic,
ugly, loud, rude, chaotic, out of control, and
more in tone and flavour of the infamous ROLLINGS STONES concert
footage from Altamont. Like a mob of angry villagers in a
Frankenstein film with their pitchforks and torches this RG
crowd wanted blood with no mercy. :eek:

I have never seen any tennis match that had a crowd this aggressive.

Hingis-vs- Graf RG 1999



*Jhh-vs-Serena was good tennis; but everything
will always be compared to the mother of Dramatic grand slam matches
RG 1999. The quality wasn't great; but it's drama we're talking about
here. JHH -vs- Cappy was one of the highest quality tennis I've
ever seen in a grand slam SF - Final from two players, since
Cappy-vs- Monica.

Serena!
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:58 PM
I think the one with the most drama is Capriati def. Serena 2004 US Open. I had never seen such a BAD LINE CALL! Also, any match with Jennifer and Serena has drama, it's such an intense rivalry. Definately this match!

23TwentyThree23
Feb 27th, 2005, 03:29 PM
I voted for the graf-hingis match at roland garros. I think the crowd were very fair (well i would say so!) and I dont think steffi's was fault to make them shout and go against martina...also was good tennis in between the drama, lots of long points which I love to watch on clay! I love roland garros!

Calimero377
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:12 PM
The match I voted for was the most dramatic,
ugly, loud, rude, chaotic, out of control, and
more in tone and flavour of the infamous ROLLINGS STONES concert
footage from Altamont. Like a mob of angry villagers in a
Frankenstein film with their pitchforks and torches this RG
crowd wanted blood with no mercy. :eek:

I have never seen any tennis match that had a crowd this aggressive.

Hingis-vs- Graf RG 1999
...


You obviously never saw a Davis Cup tie in South America.

Serena+LenaDrule
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:54 PM
me too
Me Three..Steffi Deserved that one :yeah:

alexusjonesfan
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Novotna-Graf '93. Maybe my memory is exaggerrated because I was so young when I watched it but that match defined 'drama' for me. The brilliant tennis Jana played in the 2nd set, the absolutely bizarre errors she started making in the middle of the 3rd, the scream Steffi let out after blitzing through the last six games or so, Jana crying on the duchess of Kent's shoulder...I'd never seen anything like it. :eek:

Bart-Belgium
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Capriati - Henin US Open 2004 :eek:

Gallofa
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:12 PM
GS matches in recent years? Graf vs. Hingis RG'99 final. I can't really think of any match that comes close to it. Even the non-tennis fans in my family were glued to the TV wondering what the heck was going on.

komorli
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:27 PM
henin-capriati usopen 2003 SF

tennisIlove09
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:51 PM
well Maria-Serena this year