Greatest Tennis Matches
Great tennis matches are what professional tennis players live to play. Great tennis matches are what supporters love to watch. It becomes something that all interested supported become fascinated with and which player will take the glory of winning the match.
Some of the greatest matches of all time are played by some of the greatest players. In 2011 at Wimbledon finals, Goran Ivanisevic defeated Patrick Rafter in a nail-biting match that created a wild atmosphere. The match was so close in sets and the scores were 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-7, 9-7. This is a true show of how well matched these 2 players were.
Wimbledon 2010 held the match of John Isner who beat Nicolas Mahut in the first round which turned into an 11-hour match. This went down in history as the longest match and lasted three days. The final scores were 6 to 4, 3 to 6, 6 to 7, 7 to 6, 70 to 68.
At the open finals in 1969, Rod Laver beat Tony Roche with a final score of 7 to 9, 6 to 1, 6 to 2, 6 to 2. Lavers’ name then went down in history as the only player to have won all four majors in the same year and this was the final match which sealed this iconic legend.
At the Virginia Slims of Richmond, Va, in the first round in 1984, Vicki Nelson won against Jean Hepner 6-4, 7-6. The pair played for a single point that lasted 29 minutes and 643 shots. This was deemed the longest point in a professional match. The total length of the match was 6 hours.
In 1976 at the Wimbeldon finals, Aurther Ashe won against Jimmy Connors. Connors was a favorite to win due to his experience and number of years in the game. The match was so surprising as Ashe had a three to twenty bet against him. The final scores were 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.
At French Open Finals in 1992, Monica Seles defeated Steffi Graf in a match against the greats. Seles was ranked number 1 in the world as she has already won five of the nine Grand Slam titles. Graf was ranked number 2. Graf fought off five match points against her but ultimately Seles prevailed.
Henri Cochet vs Bill Tilden at the Wimbledon semi-finals in 1927. Tilden seemed to have the game in the bag when Cochet turned the game around and scooped a victory by hitting every shot into a winning shot. The final score was 2-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3.
In the Australian Open finals in 2012, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadel played a match that has every emotion running though the game. Household names like these two players who were the top two players at the time were surely going to bring a great match. The final score to Djokovic was 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5.
Chris Evert vs Martina Navratilova in the French Open Finals in 1985. Evert won the match with the score of 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 where she would reclaim her world number one ranking at the age of 30.