TEN OF THE BEST: ATP TOUR MATCHES OF 2019

From surprise upsets to nostalgic comebacks, raw passion to masterful flair, there were countless of must watch matches for any tennis fan this season.

So we dug deep, and managed to narrow an incredible 2019 to our 10 best matches on the ATP Tour.

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10) Stan Wawrinka vs Grigor Dimitrov (Cincinnati, R1)

Two of the game’s finest one-handed backhands going at it in a thrilling three set encounter. Every imperious Wawrinka groundstroke was met with extraordinary athleticism from the Bulgarian. You just could not stop smiling watching this one.

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9) Andy Murray vs Stan Wawrinka (Antwerp, F)

Another feel-good match. These two multiple grand slam winners have had their fair share of injury trouble, but here they were back at their best, fighting for the European Open title, and rekindling a truly legendary rivalry. Wawrinka was smacking winners, and Murray was responding with his masterful counterpunching. A fantastic and emotional three set clash.

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8) Alexander Zverev vs Roger Federer (Shanghai, QF)

It has been an underwhelming season for the German, but this was a career high-point. The pair were neck and neck at 3-3 in their head-to-head going into this one. Zverev dominated from the start though and it took some astonishing net-play from Federer to begin a fightback. An instant classic.

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7) Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Nick Kyrgios (Washington, SF)

Kyrgios was on fire that week in Washington. An epic battle between two very different personalities. There were comebacks, smashed rackets and Kyrgios even delivered shoes to his opponent. A must watch.

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6) Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev (London, RR)

The two form players of the second half of 2019 met in a must-win Round Robin encounter. Medvedev was crushing Nadal with the same aggressive baseline tennis that almost snatched him the US Open crown. But you can never rule out Rafael Nadal. What unfolded was classical.

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5) Nick Kyrgios vs Rafael Nadal (Acapulco, R2)

What a blockbuster this was. Kyrgios is known for bringing his best to the big stadiums against the world’s elite – and he did not disappoint. The Aussie had recently slipped behind 2-3 in his head-to-head against Nadal, their last meeting at the 2017 China Open where Nadal dismantled his opponent. But Kyrgios came up with the very best of his ingenious shot-making in this match, and at the tensest moments. A three-hour epic full of sensational hitting and dramatic twists.

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4) Dominic Thiem vs Roger Federer (Indian Wells, F)

Federer was on a ten-match winning streak after lifting the title in Dubai, and it looked set to continue. The Swiss played a sublime first set. Entering this match, he had won 20 straight finals when claiming the opener. Thiem, on the other hand, had only one top five win to his name on hard courts. But the Austrian found the explosive tennis we have seen more and more this year to earn his first big title. A career-changing performance.

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3) Daniil Medvedev vs Novak Djokovic (Cincinnati, SF)

Perhaps Medvedev’s defining performance of an incredible season. Djokovic looked in cruise control, but then the Russian started producing the most stunning aggressive tennis in a complete tactical overhaul. Even Djokovic admitted post-match that he did not have any answers to this fearless tennis.

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2) Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro (Rome, QF)

It was only Del Potro’s third tournament of the year, and sadly one of his last. Boy did he give us a show here though. The Argentine came out clubbing winners off both flanks and took the first set. But, as ever, Djokovic fought back with some inspired tennis and saved two match points at 5-6 in the second. You will not see a match where the Serbian was as fired up as he was here. It was simply one of the extraordinary atmospheres all year under the lights of a packed Campo Centrale.

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1) Dominic Thiem vs Novak Djokovic (London, RR)

One of the most astonishing matches ever to grace the O2. Thiem had won three of their last four encounters going into this, but he had never defeated the world No.2 on a hard court. Djokovic raised his level – but Thiem met it. An amazing three set epic where both players pushed their bodies to the limit. Not to be missed.

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