10 Greatest Tennis Matches Ever Played

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The history of tennis is filled with a number of breathtaking match-ups that have defined the careers of the greatest to ever play the game. Names like Agassi, Sampras, McEnroe, and Borg bring back memories of past glories. The new generation of stars, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Roddick, have in many ways eclipsed the rivalries of old with their epic battles and new spectacular performances. It should be no surprise that every single match on our list takes place at one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, where the stakes – and emotions – are at their highest. And almost half the matches take place at the tournament that most people consider the most prestigious of all – Wimbledon.

#10 – Andre Agassi vs. Marcos Baghdatis, 2006 US Open

Andre Agassi enjoyed one of the greatest careers that the sport has ever seen, but all good things must eventually come to an end. Agassi’s final career highlight on the court came at the 2006 US Open where he faced off against eight-seeded Marcos Baghdatis in the fourth round. Agassi would fight through extreme cramping and fatigue to take the final set 7-5. The win at the 2006 US Open would be Agassi’s last, capping off an incredible career with one final gutsy performance for the ages.

Next: #9 - Ivan Lendl vs. John McEnroe, 1984 French Open
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