In spirit of the upcoming Grand Slam- The US Open we have decided to find some of the most epic and entertaining matches.
Being a younger tennis player, I have definitely missed out on some awesome tennis points by legends like Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendll, Pete Sampras and even Andre Agassi. I found some footagee from Jimmy Connors’ “Magical US Open Run of ’91” and thought it was great to share. The basis of the “Magical US Open Run of ’91” starts with a magical comeback by Connors at age 39 and clearly out of his prime believed that this would be his last US Open. In the first round he was playing Patrick McEnroe and lost 2 straight sets. In the third set Connors was serving Love-3. Love-40 and people in the stands were already leaving. However, there was a change of hear and Connors took the third set 6-4 and went on to win 5 straight games claiming the fourth set at 6-2. He then won the match in the fifth set at 6-4 which ended around 1:35 am after over 4 hours of playing. The final match score was 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Here are some highlights from Connors’ Magical Run proving that you are never too old to make a comeback.
In 2001 many tennis fans were pleased to hear that the two tennis legends, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras were set to meet in the quarter finals. This match marked the 32nd time in their careers that they had to play each other, in the last 4 meetings Agassi had won. However, Sampras had a 17-14 lead in match victories. Both players were highly accomplished and had 21 Grand Slam singles titles between the two of them. The men were so evenly matched that there was not a single service break in the match. Sampras eventually won the match 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5) . The matched ended at 12:14 am and the whole crowd of 23,033 were still in attendance. Agassi put up a tough fight including a triple set point in the first- set tiebreaker, where he came back from a 6-3 deficit to win the tie break 9-7.
Nadal has mentioned Djokovic as being one of his greatest rivals and the 2011 US Open Final can vouch for this statement. Nadal returned as the defending champion after beating Djokovic in the 2010 final. In this epic rematch the men had long tiring rallies. We found one of the best points from this match for your viewing pleasure. Djokovic ended up winning the match 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.
Lastly, to get you all excited for the upcoming US Open, we have the Best Points from last year’s Open!
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