The 1993 final is better, hands down! If last week's final was better in any way it was that it had more tension but geez that lasted from somewhere between Martina's first match point and Jennifer taking the 2nd set. Before and after those points in the match it was the most predictable match ever. Eesh that 3rd set last week was horrific tennis. LOL.
I didn`t see the australian open 93 because I slept through it and when I was awake Monica hit an ace when Steffi had breakpoint and those days I never watched any match till the end when I saw Steffi was losing. I was a bad fan <P>But from what I heard the quality was high even Steffi said once that it was the only match she ever lost where she didn`t play bad and that says something!
The Seles-Graf showdown was definitely better in terms of quality plus the fact there was always a really tense atmosphere between these two players that Hingis-Capriati just don't have to the same extent.
I'm a Navratilova fan but would love to see that final where Chiris won by taking the net away from Martina. That would have been such a shocking sight!!
I haven't seen either one of these two but this commentary we have keep repeating that the 1993 Aus open final was the greatest woman match about time.....so I guess the 1993 is better....anyway if Monica is in it then I vote for it :hearts:
Czechfan, the 82 final was awesome. The match was in the balance in the third set. I think the score was 3-3 in the 3rd, Martina made an excellent approach to the net as usual, drawing Chris out so wide to the forehand, that we all thought she wouldn't get it. Not only did she get there, but she hit the most unbelievable forehand crosscourt to pass Martina. Martina just looked at Chris as if she couldn't believe it, and that, as they say, was the match....
It is in the top 3 Chris Martina matches that I ever saw.
The other 2 were when Chris beat Martina in the FO final in 85, and when Martina beat Chris in the semis at Wimbeldon in 87...
Jenny Fan - Up to the match points Martina had late in the 2nd set, the match was all Hingis. That's what I meant. When she couldn't convert 1, 2, 3 match points the alarm bells started to go off. That was really where the tension of the entire match drew upon. That period between Martina's match points and Jenn's taking the 2nd set. Once the 2nd set was taking by Jennifer, you can tell it was all over. That Capriati was going to win it easily in the 3rd.
In the 1993 final, I don't know if you saw it, wasn't like that. It was a tossup all the way. Until Monica hit that inside-out forehand to take the match, I felt Steffi still could've come back.
it doesnt help that i started watching tennis in 98 now does it?
but from what ive seen since 98-2k1 they were all one sided and boring.....this year seemd to be following the pattern until 6-4 4-0 when Jennifer just did the unbelievable in saving 4 mp!...so out of all the finals ive seen down under this one's been the most dramatic and best.
wish i could get my hands on seles v graf 93..only then could i vote