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ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 6th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Mine is Zie Jheng's incredible run to the SF (by beating three seeds as a WC), the all-Williams final, and THAT netcord by Ana against Dechy.

TakingTheMichael
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Meeting Ana Ivanovic and finding out that a top commentator posts on these forums. :D

Craig.
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Maria's GODAWFUL loss.

kiwifan
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:02 AM
All Williams Final. :cool:

ArturoAce.
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:02 AM
Jie's run to semis:drool:
and ivanovic's early exit

slamchamp
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Maria's horrible pathetic and stupid loss against alla kudryawhaterverherlastnameis :)

SharapovaFan16
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Nadal vs Federer in the FINAL. Nothing on the women's side that memorable. Men's side had arguably the greatest match ever played. How can you pick anything else

Marshmallow
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Meeting Ana Ivanovic and finding out that a top commentator posts on these forums. :D


Whom? I knew a certain someone was passing of my posts as their own views! Should I sue? :eek:

Anyway, Williamsdon! All williams final, doubles title! Venus winning that fifth Dish, finding her form after a dismal year.

Honourable mention to Rafa :sobbing: :bowdown: :woohoo:

BestWimbledonEver :sobbing: I'm in afterglow!

Craig.
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Nadal vs Federer in the FINAL. Nothing on the women's side that memorable. Men's side had arguably the greatest match ever played. How can you pick anything else

That Federer passing shot on match point. :hearts:

Too bad he lost nevertheless. :sad:

LudwigDvorak
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Peer v. Safina
Ivanovic v. Dechy
Federer v. Nadal
Djokovic v. Safin
Elena and Marat's run to the semis
Venus winning her fifth Rosewater dish

Kworb
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:11 AM
On the women's side, probably Dementieva's match vs. Petrova.

Pasta-Na
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:12 AM
jie reached SF.

williams sisters' super strength.

maria's early exit.

jj's drama.

Marshmallow
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Nadal vs Federer in the FINAL. Nothing on the women's side that memorable. Men's side had arguably the greatest match ever played. How can you pick anything else

It was awesome, that was one of the best matches in history at least where drama is concerned, but those first 2 sets were :help: :o If it was a best of 3 match, WTA final would have been better.

But anyway with respect to the last sentence, Subjectivity is key.

PS. Nadal's dramatic dip at the end :lol: Could have given Leyomi Mizrahi a run for her money.

TakingTheMichael
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Whom? I knew a certain someone was passing of my posts as their own views! Should I sue? :eek:

Anyway, Williamsdon! All williams final, doubles title! Venus winning that fifth Dish, finding her form after a dismal year.

Honourable mention to Rafa :sobbing: :bowdown: :woohoo:

BestWimbledonEver :sobbing: I'm in afterglow!

I was walking outside the entrance of the court and there are some seats, yeah. And this person was typing on their laptop. I wasn’t being nosey but when I looked over their shoulder they were making a post. I didn’t see the username, so this I can’t tell you and even if I did, it wouldn’t prove anything.:angel:
My best friend Lizzy came out looking for me and I told her. She asked me to point out who it was and I said , look, there, that’s the person. “OMG she said, do you know who that is?”. I had no idea, then she told me this person was a commentator on tennis.:eek::bounce: About an hour later I came into contact with this person and I made a remark about these forums, they just laughed, but I could tell they understood what I meant.

keinimod
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:30 AM
No question : the men's final. It's historic.
And that's historic in terms of decades, not in years or even months as some myopic media tend to think.

V-MAC
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Ana's dismal straight sets loss in the third round stands out along with Vee winning title #5 of course.

friendsita
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:33 AM
1. All WILLIAMS FINAL
2. RAFA WINNING WIMBLEDON

iPatty
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:34 AM
Federer vs. Nadal, nothing on the womens' side even comes close.

RenaSlam.
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:43 AM
1.) Men's Final
2.) Venus not dropping a set in both singles and doubs :eek: :worship:
3.) Serena winning a QF at a slam :worship:

hankqq
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:44 AM
Nadal def. Federer-incredible match!!
Venus def. Serena
semifinal runs by Zheng, Dementieva, Safin and Schuettler (who the HELL would have guessed this would happen??)
by the end of 4th rd., the following players were all out: Djokovic, Sharapova, Ivanovic, Roddick, Kuznetsova, Nalbandian, Blake, Jankovic

Apoleb
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:46 AM
1) Federer v Nadal
2) All Williams final
3) Terrible performances of the top women seeds

LudwigDvorak
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:47 AM
On the women's side, probably Dementieva's match vs. Petrova.

Why? :lol: :rolls:

Willam
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:48 AM
Meeting Ana Ivanovic and finding out that a top commentator posts on these forums. :D

you caught me. it was me.

Lucas
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:53 AM
Beside the men's final and Venus winning the fifth, surely Ivanovic netcord against Dechy. That was crazy.

Chunchun
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Queen V is back again :worship:

Federer RIP :sad:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 7th, 2008, 05:54 AM
Federer vs. Nadal, nothing on the womens' side even comes close.

You can say that again... I only managed to watch until the 1st rain delay as it was already 12.30am at night... if I had stayed up, I will only be asleep at 4am in the morning!

I saw the video of the winning point though... EVERYONE IN THE STANDS GAVE A STANDING OVATION FOR BOTH OF THEM! :eek::eek::eek: And Nadal cheekily ran to the Spanish Royals and shake their hands.... :lol::lol:

mckyle.
Jul 7th, 2008, 05:57 AM
The Men's Final :worship: I can't believe I got to watch the greatest match of all time, live, as it was happening. It's something that will always stay with me. Gives me chills, dude!! :cool:

In The Zone
Jul 7th, 2008, 05:59 AM
The amazing upsets.
Sharapova, Ivanovic, Jankovic all out.
Zheng plants flag for China.
Williams Sisters reclaim Wimbledon.
And the best match in men's slam final history.

Wojtek
Jul 7th, 2008, 06:34 AM
Nadal- Federer the match this year. Women - nothing

Mattographer
Jul 7th, 2008, 06:39 AM
The Wimbledon Men's Final :worship:

Brooklyn90
Jul 7th, 2008, 06:43 AM
Men's final
First all Williams final in 5 years :)

Sexysova
Jul 7th, 2008, 06:48 AM
men's final! it was the best grand slam final I have ever seen recently :woohoo:

also Nicole's run, hope SHE'S BACK!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

new favourites: Robson, Zheng :)

Calypso
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:04 AM
Venus winning her 5th Wimbledon title:bounce:!

Tennisation
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:07 AM
Meeting Ana and how nice she was, she even complimented me saying how attractive I was, which I am.

Calypso
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:26 AM
The Men's Final :worship: I can't believe I got to watch the greatest match of all time, live, as it was happening. It's something that will always stay with me. Gives me chills, dude!! :cool:

The men's final is the BEST GS final I've ever seen! It was a truly sensational match, the saved championship point with a bh dtl when he'd struggled on bh all match was SPECTACULAR. Not enough words to describe this match, too many sensational shots from both players:worship:. Too bad my fave Federer lost:(. Mad respect for Rafa, amazing champion and person.

blueskye
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:38 AM
The Federer vs Nadal final..it was AMAZING :worship:

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:57 AM
1. Rafa v Nadal. One of the greatest of all time. I don't say the greatest, as I thought several of the Borg matches up there, also the Connors v McEnroe in 1982, and for the ladies, Chris Evert v Evonne Goolagong 1976.

2. Jie Zheng. Her run in general, and her semis second set against Serena in particular.

3. Jelena Jankovic injuring her knee. Three injuries in three GS this year for her. I hope she breaks the trend at the US Open.

4. Venus winning a fifth title, even though I did not think the final was that great because Serena mentally folded early in the 2nd set. I expected Serena to put up the fight that Nadal did, but it was not to be.

5. Shriekypova losing early.

skanky~skanketta
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:07 AM
Plenty actually!

In no particular order:
1) Dechy's shit luck.
2) Jie's stunning run.
3) Tammy's fabulous run.
4) Nadal's first Wimbledon.
5) Fed's loss! (0 for 3 this year, yay!)
6) Nalbandian's craptastic performance.
7) Safin's resurgence on GRASS?
8) Venus' FIFTH Wimbledon!
9) Shuettler's comeback!
10) Elena's semifinal run on GRASS!(Next up, Australian Open!)
11) Maria's shock defeat!

Josh.
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:10 AM
Elena and Jie's amazing runs. Jie's more amazing for overious reasons. :)

Pheobo
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:16 AM
-Dementieva and Safin's run to the semis :bounce:
-Of course, the men's final (roger :sad:)
-Ivanovic vs. Dechy and that DAMN NET CORD. :fiery:

alex14
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:15 AM
The mens final!! INCREDIBLE!! that down the line on match point got me screaming, this match was sooooooooooo hyped up! and Federer and Nadal delivered!...i just wish it was Fed who was able to make it 6 in a row! how ever even though he lost, i dont mind too much, because this match was just sooooo good!
Nothing in the womens could even compete!
Xx

lavigne41
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:18 AM
Rafa's celebration and Maria going out early.

babuska6
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:21 AM
Amazing match of Federer against Nadal and win of Rafa :)

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Wow... most of you are saying about the men's final... .but boy, I would love to see a repeat of it!

Droolv
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:39 AM
- Jie Zheng's incredible run
- Ana's netcord versus Dechy
- Men's final
- Laura Robson's interview
- Sam reaching both finals (doubles & mixed)
- Sam winning the mixed

:D

$uricate
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:49 AM
All the unnecessary bitching about Ana.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:23 PM
I am currently watching the replay of the Federer-Nadal match at the moment... and I have to tell you.... IT'S BLOODY FUCKING BRILLIANT! :worship::worship::worship:

The tie-break in the 4th set... I think it beats THAT tie-break in the Bjorn Borg - John McEnroe's 1980 final.... it made me shed tears of absolute joy watching it.... :worship::worship::worship:

Hazel
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:26 PM
For me it HAS to be the men's final. And then Maria and Ana crashing out.

Dawson.
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:26 PM
the mens final - the best match of all time!
on the womens side i would say Laura Robson winning the girls title

vadin124
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:34 PM
the mens final - the best match of all time!
on the womens side i would say Laura Robson winning the girls title

I was wondering why no one had said that...

for me, it is Laura Robson's run to the girls singles championship title, as a 14 year old beating the 1st and 3rd seeds en-route
also, the very fact that Vee has won the same amount of Wimbledons as Fed is pretty special
Bally's emotional victory over Kerber was a great match also, very enjoyable
The first set of Vee vs. Cavaday was very entertaining...a brit woman going toe-to-toe with the greatest grass court player of this generation!

shirley
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:03 PM
ana and maria's early losses, Zie Jheng's run to the semis, laura robson winning and the all williams final.

number33
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:32 PM
The men's final, definitely :)

Craigy
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Serena Williams losing.
Fernando Verdasco losing after being 2 points away from the QF.

:tape:

SunriseSunset
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:58 PM
-Nadal shutting up people who thought he wouldn't get a title besides Rolland Garros
-I realised that I like Venus and Serena equally, before I liked Serena more
-Becoming a fan of Jie
-Venus defending her title
-My first Williams final
-All the players I don't like (Sharapova, Djokovic, etc) and people who the media and commentators assumed would win (Ivanovic, Jankovic, etc) getting knocked out early. Shocks are way more exciting than the usual predictable matches

I can't choose! This if my favourite Wimbledon ever.

Broken Racquet
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:26 PM
1) Men's final :hearts: :bowdown:
2) nothing after that :p
3) early exit of all four WTA seeds :sad:
4) Jie Zheng :clap2:
5) Williams power taking it all :banghead:
6) Radwanska's comeback in match with Kuznetsova :worship:
7) Wozniacki and Pavlyuchenkova :rocker:
8) stars complaining about court schedule :rolls:
9) a ball boy crash with Serena in the QF game :boxing:
10) covering the court during the rain :umbrella:
11) Sharapova outfit jealousy :smash:
12) it made me to sign up to Tennisforum :bounce:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:38 PM
12) it made me to sign up to Tennisforum :bounce:

Welcome... hope you enjoy your stay! (P.S: GM Boards is kinda "tough" to survive at times... so beware :p )

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jul 7th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Rafa Nadal making my prophecy a reality

Elena's SF run in her worst surface

Marat Safin in SemiFinal

Cachalot Nalbandian thrashed by an unknown :haha: :D (dedicated to Jerkonimo)

Anna C in R16. Nothing bad

LindsayRulz
Jul 7th, 2008, 05:11 PM
The men's final.

sharapovarulz1
Jul 7th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Sharapova and Ivanovic going out early and Laura Robson winning the Juniors!

wally1
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Mens final obviously.
Safin's run.
I also have a great fondness for the Stepanek v Youzhny match. So funny to see Youznhy saluting the crowd after his epic 5 set win, while Stepanek was simultaneously smashing all his rackets :lol:
My first time watching a match on the centre court.

For the women:- Jie Zheng and Laura Robson. Robson could be a big player - she's lucky the british tabloids don't care about tennis for 50 weeks a year.

Bounty Hunter
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Nadal def Roger :drool::hearts:

Zheng Jie :worship:

Williams singles and doubles finals :bounce:

Marat SF run :worship:

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Laura Robson that forehand down the line in the final :)

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Serena losing, and Rafa winning the best tennis match I've ever seen in my life (or probably ever will see).

young_gunner913
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Venus winning, Rafa & Roger's marathon (I aree with Mr.-- best match I've ever seen), WS doubles, and Zheng Jie.

AcesHigh
Jul 7th, 2008, 10:13 PM
The men's final... it will take me a long time to get over it. :sad: I wish i could hate Rafa but he's just so damn good and too nice to hate.

Venus proving doubters wrong again and just OWNING Wimbledon this year.

Coffee&TV
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:02 PM
Nadal def Roger :drool::hearts:

Zheng Jie :worship:

Williams singles and doubles finals :bounce:

Marat SF run :worship:

:bowdown:

And the upsets on the top players :o

Wiggly
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Federer loss. I'm still :fiery:.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Federer loss. I'm still :fiery:.

I ain't. At the end, it is we tennis fans who "won" when both Fed and Nadal gave us the greatest final in the history :worship:

debopero
Jul 8th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Venus and Serena final :woohoo: . Nadal winning.

Ellery
Jul 8th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Jie Zheng.

Then Rafa winning and (not too far behind) Venus winning.

drake3781
Jul 8th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Jie's and Tammy's great runs there.

Craig.
Jul 8th, 2008, 01:41 AM
The men's final... it will take me a long time to get over it. :sad: I wish i could hate Rafa but he's just so damn good and too nice to hate.

Venus proving doubters wrong again and just OWNING Wimbledon this year.

I know, that's exactly how I feel. He's so damn respectful of everyone that I'm inclined to liking him, even though I was rooting for Fed that whole match. Still sucks that he wasn't able to break that 6 in-a-row record. After the 3rd and 4th sets won, I was sure the title was his. But I guess... it just wasn't meant to be.

tennisbum79
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:47 AM
There are some moments in the men, but this being Women forum, I will stick to women moment

Venus-Serena prelude to hugging after finding they won the double final
Venus composure during the final against Serena, despite playing poorly at the beginning
Jie ZHENG
Venus ace to finish her 4th round match
Venus 129 MPH serveToo much of Venus, but these are subjective so...

Svetlana.
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:15 AM
Nadal's win of course ;)

brayster87
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:46 AM
Sharapova losing in the second round! Nothing beats it in my opinion

Sharapowerr
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Big surprices in the aerly stages ( Maria s 2 nd round loss ) Djokovic also out early the rest was ok..

Malva
Jul 8th, 2008, 06:49 AM
On the ladies' side the early elimination of Top 4 seeds, but even more impressively, the 2nd and the 3rd Round elimination of the Top 2 seeds by players from outside of Top 100.

Secondly, of course, a remarkable run by Zheng Jie.

tennnisfannn
Jul 8th, 2008, 06:53 AM
Maria's horrible pathetic and stupid loss against alla kudryawhaterverherlastnameis :)
you forgot to end in -OVA
I will remember that both Venus and Nadal made me 220$, first time I ever put moneyn on a bet:bounce:

Vlover
Jul 9th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Wimbledon is my favorite tournament and all my faves got to the finals and won. It can't get any better than this! If Vee goes on to win the USO it will be icing on the cake and a very satisfying '08 season for me.:bounce:

darrinbaker00
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:34 PM
That Federer passing shot on match point. :hearts:

Too bad he lost nevertheless. :sad:
That shot wasn't just sick; it was terminally ill. ;)

SOA_MC
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:38 PM
On the ladies' side the early elimination of Top 4 seeds, but even more impressively, the 2nd and the 3rd Round elimination of the Top 2 seeds by players from outside of Top 100.

Secondly, of course, a remarkable run by Zheng Jie.

Pova was the #3 seed

darrinbaker00
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Wimbledon is my favorite tournament and all my faves got to the finals and won. It can't get any better than this! If Vee goes on to win the USO it will be icing on the cake and a very satisfying '08 season for me.:bounce:
My wishes were granted in four of the five major Wimbledon finals; the only thing missing was the Bryan twins in gentlemen's doubles. :sad:

Here is my dream US Open:

Men's Singles: Federer vs. Nadal in another five-setter
Women's Singles: Venus vs. Serena in a third-set tiebreak
Men's Doubles: Bryan/Bryan vs. _________________
Women's Doubles: Williams/Williams vs. ___________________
Mixed Doubles: Williams/Bryan vs. Williams/Bryan