Wimbledon Retrospectives – The Five Least Memorable Men’s Finals

Why not reblog something about some less memorable championship matches?

Tennis Abides: Dan Martin on Tennis and Life

… from my point of view and in my viewing life.  Upfront, I did not see the 1983 final so it is off the table.  Also, last year’s final could very well be on this list, but I need some time to see what was memorable from a very ho-hum match.

5.  Lleyton Hewitt d. David Nalbandian 2002

Hewitt won 6-1, 6-3, 6-2.  The second set was mildly competitive.  Hewitt was in his best years while Nalbandian looked totally awed by the situation.  Nalbandian proved to be a very talented player who won the World Tour Finals in 2005 and reached at least the semifinal round of all four majors.  The reason this is not less memorable is it set off a firestorm of worries about the death of serve and volley tennis (RIP 2002?).  That gives this match some memorable aspects for me.

4.  Pete Sampras d. Cedric Pioline…

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