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UDiTY
Nov 9th, 2003, 09:42 PM
They just showed it on ESPN...voted by the media

I really wanna buy it now!!! Congrats Monica and Steffi :wavey:

jimbo mack
Nov 9th, 2003, 09:49 PM
it was a classic!!

so was the semis between seles and sabatini!!!

XaDavK_Kapri
Nov 9th, 2003, 09:50 PM
I think I voted for that one. What were the 4 finalists again ?

Curtis F
Nov 9th, 2003, 09:53 PM
Personally I'd call it one of the greatest 3rd Sets in the Open Era.

maryjane
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:01 PM
I remember how I suffered during that match but even if it was so close I had always been sure that Monica was going to win it.Monica was an unbeatable and confident player.There I understood how much I loved her :inlove:

UDiTY
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:04 PM
I think I voted for that one. What were the 4 finalists again ?
1992 FRENCH OPEN FINAL Seles d. Graf 62, 36, 10-8
1995 US OPEN FINAL Graf d. Seles 76(6), 06, 63
1996 FRENCH OPEN FINAL Graf d. Sanchez-Vicario 63, 67(4), 10-8
1999 FRENCH OPEN FINAL Graf d. Hingis 46, 75, 62 :p

Personally I'd call it one of the greatest 3rd Sets in the Open Era.
Why?!?! Were the first 2 sets a bore? :confused:

AjdeNate!
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:22 PM
Great match!! If you don't own it - you should! :yeah:

Come-on-kim
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:23 PM
I always voted for that match even if i haven't seen the entire match :lol: But I knew it was great!

irma
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:26 PM
I saw nothing. I have pms :p

faboozadoo15
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:32 PM
lol... @irma. that 3rd set is without peer. monica dominated the first set, then steffi rebounded brillintly be getting a break and maintaining her serve. but in the third set, they both played awesome! buy this match...

CondiLicious
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:37 PM
I'm not gonna start collecting classic Monica matches until she's completely finished with tennis. It'll give me something to watch for a year or so and look forward to. I've seen a lot of the matches live (on TV) but I was 10 during the FO '92 final and don't remember much of it.

Sam L
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:39 PM
It was the greatest. :worship:

bandabou
Nov 9th, 2003, 10:51 PM
Graf or Seles involved in almost all four of them. Impressive.

Kart
Nov 9th, 2003, 11:07 PM
This is one of the few non-Sabatini matches that I own.

Which makes it one of the few matches I own where Steffi didn't win ;).

I would have voted for French open 1996 from the ones that were on offer that I'd seen, but it's definitely not a bad choice for this award by any means.

SJW
Nov 9th, 2003, 11:08 PM
I saw nothing. I have pms :p

yea i mean, the match was ok and everything


;)

MisterQ
Nov 9th, 2003, 11:14 PM
Seems like a good choice. Two great players, an exciting scoreline, good points and unpredicable momentum swings!

Congrats to Steffi and Monica, I suppose!

ktwtennis
Nov 10th, 2003, 12:04 AM
GREAT news!!

R&J
Nov 10th, 2003, 12:06 AM
WOO HOO!!!:woohoo:

mishar
Nov 10th, 2003, 03:19 AM
It was an amazing display of mental toughness from both women. Steffi kept fighting, breaking Monica, refusing to lose, but Monica who looked exhausted would suddenly pick it up and play great tennis.
I have a not-so-good tape, I wish they'd show it on American TV which they never do.

Tratree
Nov 10th, 2003, 04:01 AM
The press release I got said the '92 and '99 French finals were voted the best matches of all time. I don't know why they mentioned just the '92 on ESPN2. I'll type out the press release later. It has some new quotes from Steffi about both matches.

mishar
Nov 10th, 2003, 04:03 AM
Are they not choosing one winner? Or is there another round of voting?

BigB08822
Nov 10th, 2003, 04:44 AM
Anyone have this and can make me a copy? I will pay! PM me if you can help.

Tratree
Nov 10th, 2003, 04:47 AM
Evidently, the fan internet voting chose the '99 French and the media chose the '92 French.

SpikeyAidanm
Nov 10th, 2003, 04:48 AM
I was 5 at the time, but bloody Mum didn't tape it :fiery:

Trish101
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:51 AM
ok im confused, on wtatour.com the four matches voted by the PUBLIC, i thought the U.S open semis won? EXPLAIN???

XaDavK_Kapri
Nov 10th, 2003, 06:02 AM
Yep, after seeing the 4 finalists, I remember I voted for that one! :D yay! Too bad we didn't win anything! :lol:

Lady
Nov 10th, 2003, 01:01 PM
:drool: 1992 FRENCH OPEN FINAL Seles d. Graf 62, 36, 10-8
1999 FRENCH OPEN FINAL Graf d. Hingis 46, 75, 62 :p


Why?!?! Were the first 2 sets a bore? :confused:

Nope, the 4th finalist was Justine/Jennifer semi 2003 :bounce: :hearts:
and I guess Seles/Capriati semi as well

But I'm glad that RG 92 won, it was an unbelievable match :worship:

DA FOREHAND
Nov 10th, 2003, 01:05 PM
I have the four finalist on tape all great matches.

Tarzan
Nov 10th, 2003, 01:10 PM
GREAT news!!

Bероника
Nov 10th, 2003, 01:16 PM
I agree with it.I own that match as a treasure.The determination Monica showed in the important points of the match is one of the reasons why there's no equal player to Seles to me.

alfajeffster
Nov 10th, 2003, 01:24 PM
It was a great match, yes, but it still doesn't hold a candle to the 1974 U.S. Open Final between Billie Jean King and Evonne Goolagong. THAT match displayed all the shots in tennis- right straight throughout by both girls.

I'd even go as far as to say the 1973 French Open Final between Margaret Court and Chris Evert was a better match than the Seles/Graf 92. What short memories we have!

alfajeffster
Nov 10th, 2003, 01:51 PM
I'm also surprised no one mentioned the 1998 Indian Wells Final between Serena Williams and Steffi Graf. That match was of outstanding quality and drama from start to finish- much better overall quality than the Seles/Graf 92 French Open.

Kart
Nov 10th, 2003, 02:05 PM
Maybe it was because of the setting. After all, Indian Wells is not a grand slam.

DA FOREHAND
Nov 10th, 2003, 02:31 PM
I'm also surprised no one mentioned the 1998 Indian Wells Final between Serena Williams and Steffi Graf. That match was of outstanding quality and drama from start to finish- much better overall quality than the Seles/Graf 92 French Open.


Have that one on tape too...Nice match.

Wimbledon 99 Quarter-final Graf -v- V.Williams...very good match.

R&J
Nov 10th, 2003, 07:19 PM
They just showed it on ESPN...voted by the media

I really wanna buy it now!!! Congrats Monica and Steffi :wavey:
Glad to hear that the French Finals are the winners:bounce: Great matches!:bigclap:

ttaM
Nov 10th, 2003, 09:50 PM
Great match! Seles had...5 or so match points at 5-3 in the 3rd! Then Steffi went up 6-5 I believe. Drama! I remember the crowd being extremely pro-Graf, and she even said in her speech she never had a crowd behind her like that until that day.