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10 nail-biting tennis moments that redefined the game

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You win some, you lose some. When it comes to tennis matches, the air is always tense. We’ve captured some of those epic moments here.

1. Tomas Berdych VS Roger Federer- Athens 2004: Tomas Berdych lead a merciless attack on Federer during this thrilling match and emerged victorious. [Berdych d. Federer 4-6 7-5 7-5]
 
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2. Yevgeny Kafelnikov VS Tommy Haas- Sydney 2000: A masterful game of skill meets smarts, Tommy and Yevgeny put on a great game of grit here. [Kafelnikov d. Haas 7-6(4) 3-6 6-2 4-6 6-3]
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3. Doubles: Gonzalez/Massu VS Kiefer/Schuettler – Athens 2004: When you can keep the crowd pumped for a late night game, there’s a lot riding on you. Finishing off with a splendid tie breaker fourth set at 2.49 am, Gonazalez and Massu showed what the true spirit of the game is.
[Gonzalez/Massu d. Kiefer/Schuettler 6-2 4-6 3-6 7-6(7) 6-4]
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4. Quarter Finals – Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario VS Kimiko Date – Atlanta 1996: The ‘Sanchez-Vicario and Date’ duel is one worth witnessing how punishing a competitive game can really be.[Sanchez-Vicario d. Date 4-6 6-3 10-8]
 
 
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5. Semi Finals (Doubles): Federer/Wawrinka VS Bryan/Bryan – Beijing 2008: Quick rallies, open court strategy and winning the gold. Well, that’s how Federer and Wawrinka do it. [Federer/Wawrinka d. Bryan/Bryan 7-6(6) 6-4]
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6. Finals: Nicolas Massu VS. Mardy Fish – Athens 2004: While most experts predicted Fish to take home all the glory, Massu decided show them it’s easier said than done. [Massu d. Fish 6-3 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4]
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7. Finals: Jennifer Capriati VS Steffi Graf – Barcelona 1992: What happens when a veteran tennis champion meets an upcoming rival? Well, in Steffi Graf’s case, it brought out the power of humility.
[Capriati d. Graf 3-6 6-3 6-4]
 
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8. Fernando Gonzalez VS Taylor Dent – Athens 2004: After defeating big guns like Roddick and Grosjean, Gonzalez was in for a tough game with Dent. While Dent didn’t give in easy, Gonzalez craved the victory a little bit more and that lead him to win the game. [Gonzalez d. Dent 6-4 2-6 16-14]
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9. Semi Finals: Rafael Nadal VS Novak Djokovic – Beijing 2008: A match that pushed two of the greatest tennis players to the peak of their mental and physical limits and saw Rafael Nadal enter the World No. 1 ranking after beating Djokovic after a grueling three sets. [Nadal d. Djokovic 6-4 1-6 6-4]
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10.Semi Finals: Justine Henin VS Anastasia Myskina – Athens: Anastasia Myskina tried her best against Belgian player Justine Henin, but was unable to break her in the last game, stating that her fiery temperament led to her ultimate demise. [Henin d. Myskina 7-5 5-7 8-6]
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