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Greatest match of 2001?

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OK, so unless tomorrow´s final is an epic, or Arantxa clinches the Fed Cup 20-18 in the final set, I think it´s safe to ask: what do you guys think was the best match of 2001?

I go for Capriati - Clijsters in the french Open final; not so much for quality of tennis (although that was great), but for being a truly enthralling encounter.

Any other ideas?
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there are many of them, too many to name
I remember one match Serena/kim in Indian Wells or Miami, i forgot..great match!
I would have to agree with Jenn-Kim at Roland Garros, followed closely by Martina-Serena at Oz.

Thats what came to my head immediately when i read the title, was Jenn and Kim <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />I think I still have that on tape! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> (or did I tape over it with Ferrero and Guga?..hmmm..)
The quality of Jennifer vs. Kim was awful, at least in the first 2 sets.<br />My vote goes to Lindsay vs. Serena at US Open, that one was great.<br />Serena vs. Monica in toronto also was one hell of a match.<br />Today's semi-final was great, too.
Seles d Serena in LA

_________________________<br />Honorable Mentions:<br />Schett d. Venus in Paris.

Henin d. Venus in Berlin

Meghann d. Venus in Stanford

Tina d. venus in Oz
Ah, what the hell...

<br />Maleeva d. venus in Nice deserves a nod, too.
i can't remember, but right off the top of my head i'd say...

Pete Sampras d Andre Agassi (QF at the US Open)<br />Lindsay Davenport d Kim Clijsters (today)<br />Kim Clijsters d Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (yesterday)<br />Lleyton Hewitt d Andy Roddick (QF at the US Open)<br />Jennifer Capriati d Kim Clijsters (F at the French Open)<br />Justine Henin d Jennifer Capriati (SF at Wimbledon)

I can't think anything else right now...
Serena vs Hingis (Ausopen QF)<br />Venus vs Jennifer (Miami F)<br />Serena vs Kim (Indian Wells F)<br />Amelie vs Hingis (Berlin SF)<br />Amelie vs Jennifer (Berlin F)<br />Serena vs Jennifer (Roland Garros QF)<br />Kim vs Henin (Roland Garros SF)<br />Kim vs Jennifer (Roland Garrps F)<br />Serna vs Likhotseva (Eastbourne SF)<br />Serena vs Jennifer (Wimbledon QF)<br />Venus vs Davenport (Wimbledon SF)<br />Jennifer vs Henin (Wimbledon SF)<br />Serena vs Seles (Los Angeles QF)<br />Venus vs Meghann (Stanford QF)<br />Kim vs Davenport (Stanford F)<br />Serena vs Seles (Toronto SF)<br />Serena vs Jennifer (Toronto F)<br />Venus vs Henin (New Haven QF)<br />Seles vs Daja (USOpen 4th)<br />Serena vs Davenport (USOpen QF)<br />Majoli vs Hingis (USOpen 3rd)<br />Alexandra vs Meghann (Quebec QF)<br />Alexandra vs Dementieva (Moscow 2nd)<br />Seles vs Nagyova (Bahia SF)<br />Davenport vs Kim (Munick SF)<br />Amelie vs Testud (Munich 1st)<br />-----------------------

That's all I remembered <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> I love all that matches <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
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For me:<br />Jenny vs venus in the miami final (the 3 set) , incredible level.<br />and....the best for me was when serena beat seles in the canadian open =(, i never saw these power in a match, my god!!!!!!!!!!<br />and my surprise, when clarisa fernandez def asagoe in the fed cup (argentina vs japan) 10-8 in the 3 set <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <br />salutes, argentino <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />
(1)Venus Williams saving 8 match points against jc at the Ericcson open ( I was there ) <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

(2)Serena d. Lindsay at the U.S Open quaters...<br />What a match!!!

(3) Serena Williams overcoming the angry mob at Indian wells deafeating clijsters...<br />That kid is so resilient....
TennisMenace: I would agree that Hewitt-Roddick and Agassi-Sampras are among the best matches played on the ATp this year.<br />I'd throw in Guga vs Ferrero at Rome, and say it was the best one played on clay.<br />As for Grass, it'd have to be Federer-Sampras, Rafter-Agassi, and Rafter-Goran.

In fact I think Rafter-Goran takes the cake for match of the year on BOTH tours.
When Miss Monica_thing fought off 6 matchpoints to beat Serena Williams, she played her assoff sweetie! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
ferrero d guga (rome final) i watch this over and over and over nad over

guga d mirnyi (us open i think 3rd round)

davenport d kournikova (pan pacific semi)
2 matches come to my mind...

1. Hingis def. Serena AUS Open qaurterfinals

Just a really high quality match, two contrasting styles of play and it went down to the wire, with lots of drama.

2. Serena def. Davenport US Opem quarterfinals

Another really high level of play match, very up and down, very intense. I don't think anyone was 100% convinced either would come out on top until the match point was over. Excellent match.
Venus/Jennifer (Miami)<br />Serena/Kim (Indian Wells)<br />Jennifer/Kim (FO Final)<br />Hingis/Serena (Oz Open)<br />Venus/Amanda (Oz Open)<br />Jennifer/Serena (Wimbledon)

I'm sure there are many more, but I did not see too much tennis this year.
Veuns/Capriati Miami<br />Kim/Capriati Roland Garros<br />Serena/Monica Toronto/L.A<br />Jen/Moni San diego- Great performance from Monica!<br />Serena/Lindsay US Open
No doubt in my mind, the greatest and the most exciting - Capriati vs. Clijsters in the French Open final!!! The most strange match - Capriati vs. S.Williams in the quarter final at Wimbledon!!! (What a turn around!! Particularly the game where Serena serving for the match, but then lost that game in love to Jen!! (If I remember it right!!??) )
MARTINA <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> and Serena at Australian Open Quarter final <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />
Hingis def. Serena OZ Open<br />Serena def. Kim IW<br />Serena def. Seles Toronto


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