The top 5 matches ever played in the Australian Open

The 2019 Grand Slam season is underway with the Australian Open and every game is sure to have us on the edge of our seats. But if you’ve not seen these matches, you’ve seen nothing! We’ve listed down the top 5 matches ever played in the Australian Open here. We know every match is special and interesting in its own way but these 5 are the best ones. Have a look:
 

5. Agassi v Sampras (2000)

The Semi-final in 2000, Agassi v Sampras. What a match! Sampras fired 37 aces but Agassi was no less. He gave his best but also ended up shouting at Agassi’s cheering coach, Brad Gilbert. Though the situation got out of hand for a bit, they managed to coordinate and finished the match in peace.

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4. Andy Roddick vs Younes El Aynaoui (2003)

Andy Roddick played this match vs Younes El Aynaoui in 2003 when he was only 20 years old. Both players put their best foot forward and it became extremely exciting towards the end as none of them would give up. This indeed was a memorable game. 

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3. Serena Williams vs Venus Williams (2003)

Who can ever forget the match when, in 2003 Serena Williams beat Venus Williams. The Williams sisters faced each other in the fourth straight Grand Slam. Serena won this match beating her sister to become the 5th women to hold four major titles.

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2. Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal (2012)

Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal, 2012 final. The entire world just kept staring at both the players to understand who plays better throughout the match. This 5 hours 53-minute long match was certainly the game each one of us loved watching. Djokovic won his seventh match in a row against Nadal, the greatest achievement at the time.

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1. Rafael Nadal vs Fernando Verdasco (2009)

The match between Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco in 2009 was no less than a grand event in itself. Nadal played calm initially but when the situation demanded, he stepped up and gave his best to crush Fernando. On that day, he owned the match!

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