The Best Grand Slam matches of the year – Part 1:
10. Ernests Gulbis vs Jeremy Chardy
1st Round, Australian Open
Ernests Gulbis 5 6 7 3 11
9. Andy Murray vs Radek Štepánek
1st Round, French Open
8. Kei Nishikori vs Fernando Verdasco
3rd Round, French Open
7. Rafael Nadal vs Lucas Pouille
4th Round, US Open
Lucas Pouille 6 2 6 3 7(8)
6. Milos Raonic vs Roger Federer
Semi-Final, The Championships, Wimbledon
Roger Federer 3 7(3) 6 5 3
|Raonic celebrates after a Federer error sent him into his first Slam final|
Federer converted only 1 of 9 break points. Also, he failed to break Raonic’s serve in the fourth set, despite having 2 break opportunities. Raonic served 23 aces to Federer’s 16 and converted 3 of 8 break points. Raonic’s aggressive and attacking game style sent him into his grand slam final.
Though the Canadian lost the final, he will remember this match as one of the best of his career and probably against the best.
Part 2 will review the remaining best 5 Grand Slam matches of 2016.
Written by Mayank Sharma
A third year Engineering student at Delhi Technological University. An avid tennis fan and a die hard fan of Roger Federer. Loves writing articles on Tennis and developing Web pages.