The Open Era: The 20 Greatest Grand Slam Matches of All Time

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The Open Era: The 20 Greatest Grand Slam Matches of All Time

The Majors, the Grand Slams, The Big Four.  These are some of the names we hear when people talk about the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and The U.S. Open.

Throughout the years since the open era began in 1969, we have been witnesses and privy to some of the greatest matches ever witnessed on a tennis court.

The Grand Slams bring out the best in players.  They are playing for the tiles that will define their career.  These titles can often mean being remembered throughout history and being that guy people struggle to remember that was good, but lost often in the biggest moments.

These high stakes mean that there are often thrilling matches full of great shots, high drama, and history and legacies at stake as players fight, claw and leave everything on the line to win one of the four biggest honors in all of tennis.

I've spent a couple of weeks watching videos, doing research and compiling these results.  To be fair, there are plenty of matches that should be on this list but are not.  I had to make some hard decisions.

There are only three matches on this list that are pre-quarterfinal matches.

My criteria was a combination of the players who played, sets played, what was at stake and the circumstances involved with each match.  I then ranked them based on what I thought was the best order.

So, without further ado, here is my list of the 20 greatest grand slam matches of all-time . . .

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