View Full Version : Martina v. Jennifer *Replay*

Jan 27th, 2002, 08:49 AM
8pm EST
Feb 1st, 2002
ESPN Classic

Billed as "tennis' new instant classic".

Jan 27th, 2002, 08:51 AM
i heard about that. wonder how they deicde what is a "classic"?

Jan 27th, 2002, 08:54 AM
Well, I don't know about "Classic". I mean, in the sense of "Quality", it was far from the best either player had to offer, they have both played far better. The conditions where, however very bad out there, far too hot, and that explains the level of play. But the comeback by Jennifer was remarkable. Botha players gave all they had, and Jennifer played with more heart!:hearts:

Jan 27th, 2002, 08:57 AM
jennifer win over hingis last year was also an instant classic

Jan 27th, 2002, 09:02 AM

Jan 27th, 2002, 09:04 AM
Yeah, I can see how this is a classic. No, not the best tennis, but all kinds of drama that's for sure. And you've got to consider a comeback after 4-6, 0-4 a phenomenal thing no matter the level of play. It was extraordinary. A match like this with so many things going on (heat, nerves, emotion, players on the brink of fainting, etc. etc.). I don't think we'll see a final quite like this maybe ever.

Sal U. Lite
Jan 27th, 2002, 11:39 AM
The ESPN website says:

Women's 2002 Final
ESPN CLASSIC, Friday, Feb 1, 9:00 pm EST.

Girl, either way, I need to get some video tapes. :D

Jan 27th, 2002, 12:08 PM
Yeah, there was plenty of drama, that's for sure! Mometum swings from hell! Is was awesome!

Jan 27th, 2002, 01:04 PM
It was the first time in about 20-30 years a player has come back and one the Aus Open after being down a match point.

Jan 27th, 2002, 04:26 PM
martina always seem to feature on the wrong side of classics :(

Jan 27th, 2002, 07:27 PM
well, it WAS a classic, but that's cos I watched it live and din't know how it would unfold. It's not that great to watch if you know that every time Hingis gets championship point she'll lose the next rally. It wasn't bad tennis at all though. And the third set was like a car crash - morbidly fascinating. I think someone (sk?) said that in some other thread somewhere.

Jan 28th, 2002, 02:21 AM
Hingis was great,(just not a power hitter,that was the big different.)