Grand Slam’s bring out so many memorable tennis matches.
I particularly love a big men’s 5 setter where the player who has the upper hand changes several times during match and you’re never really sure who will win until it’s over.
Coming a very close second for my favourite match of all time is the 2008 Wimbledon Men’s Final between Roger and Rafa.
Remember what an amazing match it was?
It went for almost five hours and finished after 9pm at night due to rain delays that stopped play several times.
I was pretty happy about being in England at the time so I could watch the match on TV in the right time zone, rather than being in Australia and having to stay up all night.
But, although John McEnroe called it “the greatest match I’ve ever seen”, it’s not my all time favourite.
My favourite match of all time was the Australian Open quarter final between Andy Roddick and Younes El Aynaoui in 2003.
This was the match that made me realise how great tennis can keep you watching, no matter how long it goes for and how late at night it is!
The match went for five hours.
Roddick eventually won the 5th set 21 to 19.
Although I don’t remember seeing Al Aynaoui in a gripping Aus Open match since then, he certainly provided some great tennis action in 2003.
What I loved most is how neither man gave up. They both kept playing hard for every point, believing they could win. Although Roddick did have a break at one point and give his racquet to the Ball Boy!
Although the 2008 Wimbledon final was amazing, really, what would you expect from seeing Rafa v Rog in such an important match?
But an Aus Open quarterfinal between up and coming Roddick and guy 11 years older than him, there was a possibility that one might have slipped by un-noticed.
What’s your all time favourite tennis match? Tell us in the comments below.
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That Roddick, he sure creates some great tennis when he’s in top form
My favourite was the 2009 Wimbledon final of Federer v Roddick. It went to 30 games in the fifth set. Federer won in the end but it was some great grass tennis.