[HL] Steffi Graf vs. Jana Novotna 1993 Wimbledon [F] March 3, 2013 admin Wimbledon Winners Movie Score: five / 5
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Now is better? is competive? Sharapova? Radwanska? Razzano? ahahhahaa
OMG never seen a tennis match from this way back. Any player from this years top 10 would have destroyed these two players! Its amazing how the sport have developed and evolved!
Superb tennis.. Novotna’s backhand is non existent! Just slice, no topspin.. Even Graf hit a few topspin backhands!
When Women’s tennis was at its best!
Looking at Novotna playing… you can say she liked to watch Stefan Edberg…
Jana Novotna was excellent player, she gots all the goods to be more than just “ONE SLAM WONDER” but unfortunately her mind is her own demons. Even she admits in Tennis Magazine 1999 prior to Wimbledon Interview she suffered the curse of being Libran that sometimes she wish that victory will handed to her rather than she took from her opponents.
Thats why players like Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, and nowadays Roger Federer, Serena Williams, seperate them self from Good Players to a Great ones!
Im sorry if i insult you but reading this comment:” “Prior to her “meltdown” Novotna was called off court and spoken to by a Tour official, then came out and tanked the mach. She was told to lose and that is why she was crying. Tennis has been fixed for years and this ranks as one of the best examples of it.”
Tennis is very individual sports, i dont think you can pay one players to not win Wimbledon or other Grandslams.
Pardon the grammatical error (Response)
Thanks for your feedback.
Actually saw the Seles/Novotna match and again feel that there is a case for tanking there as well. And you may find my statement silly, but I am entitled to believe as I will. If you disagree, fine. But please don’t insult me because you think I’m uninformed. I’ve watched Professional Tennis since the age of nine and played the sport longer than that. Thank You for replying, even though I found your resonse offensive.
Maybe you should watch these matches:
1991 French Open Sabatini def Novotna 5-7,7-6,6-0 Novotna leads 7-5,5-2 had bunch Match Points before choking same expression a la 93 Wimbledon Final
1992 Virginia Slims Championship QF Seles def Novotna 3-6,6-4,6-2 while Novotna leads 6-3,4-2
1995 French Open 4R Rubin def. Novotna 7-6,4-6,8-6 Novotna was leading 5-0 and 0-40 on Chanda Rubin serve 3 MATCH POINTS before crumble!
My point is KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING BEFORE MAKING ANY SILLY COMMENT!
OH MY GOD!! I’m watching this live as well infact i had this match on tape, im very sure that Novotna didnt take any break during the match. She’s just choked badly double fault at 40-30, missing a FOREHAND VOLLEY at Deuce and POOR SMASH at Break Point! Did you see her face when she got broken at 4-2, or when she was missing a backhand passing shot out of stadium while she was serving to stay in the match at 4-5?That was not Tanked thats choked
it’s crap. I watched the match live. Prior to her “meltdown” Novotna was called off court and spoken to by a Tour official, then came out and tanked the mach. She was told to lose and that is why she was crying. Tennis has been fixed for years and this ranks as one of the best examples of it.
Probably until 1998!
Very good match. A pity for Jana and brava for Steffi!! Great champions really have something extra that allow them to win close matches.
Poor Jana, she must’ve felt like crap afterwards, probably for months!
2:41 did someone just shout, “CUNT!” ??
that was Novotna’s match, too bad she could not deal with the pressure when she had a point to lead 5-1 in the third set and then she crumbled like a sandcastle
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