The Sixth Set

Top-Five Points and Top-Five Shots of the 2013 French Open

The 2013 French Open provided plenty of memorable storylines and thrilling matches. In case you missed a moment of the action, everything will be chronicled in a Roland Garros edition of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. For now, enjoy the top-five rallies and top-five shots of the tournament. Please excuse the poor quality of some of the videos. Thanks to the FFT’s regulations, I had to improvise.

Top-5 Points of the 2013 French Open

(1) Tommy Haas (GER) vs. Guillaume Rufin (FRA), first round

Haas wins 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-3

(2) Venus Williams (USA) vs. Urszula Radwanska (POL), first round

Radwanska wins 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-4

(3) Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA), fourth round

Wawrinka wins 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 8-6

 

(4) Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB), semifinals

Nadal wins 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-7

 

(5) Tommy Haas (GER) vs. John Isner (USA), third round

Haas wins 7-5, 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-7(10), 10-8

 

 

Top-5 Shots of the 2013 French Open

(1) Rafael Nadal’s ridiculous forehand winner vs. Novak Djokovic, semifinals

Nadal wins 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-7

(2) Julien Benneteau’s behind the back volley vs. Roger Federer, third round

Federer wins 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

(3) Rafael Nadal’s forehand winner while on the run vs. Novak Djokovic, semifinals

Nadal wins 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7(3), 9-7

(4) Agnieszka Radwanska’s baseline tweener vs. Ana Ivanovic, fourth round

Radwanska wins 6-2, 6-4

(5) Roger Federer goes around the net post vs. Gilles Simon, fourth round

Federer wins 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

 

Which was your favorite point and shot of the tournament? Feel free to weigh in, in the comments section below.

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