Ranking the 10 Most Controversial Matches in US Open History

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Ranking the 10 Most Controversial Matches in US Open History
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The U.S. Open has had its share of controversy, making you wonder whether something will occur in New York this year to match some of the memorable moments of the past.

Such things as questionable rulings, provocative behavior and groundbreaking actions in past U.S. Opens have created endless debate surrounding those matches.

Our list of the 10 most controversial matches only includes competition that occurred since the U.S. Championships became an Open event in 1968.

Several matches barely missed making the cut. Those left out include a contest interrupted by a fan altercation in 2010, a match in which Jimmy Connors rubbed out a ball mark on a clay court before a call could be reviewed in 1977, and a 2003 semifinal between Andy Roddick and David Nalbandian in which a fan called a ball out during the point, affecting play.

The biggest controversies typically surface when star players are involved, but, as you will see, that is not always the case.

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