Gustavo Kuerten vs Michael Russell - 2001 | Roland-Garros Classics

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A MUST-WATCH! Relive the fourth round match between Gustavo Kuerten and Michael Russell at Roland-Garros 2001.
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  1. Sylvio Alvares
    Sylvio Alvares
    12 күн бұрын

    Saudades desse backhand 🇧🇷!

  2. sherlock tang
    sherlock tang
    Ай бұрын

    Funny how both guys were using the Head Prestige.

  3. atin kalra
    atin kalra
    Ай бұрын

    Kuerten was no less than a rock star

  4. Thad tuiol
    Thad tuiol
    2 ай бұрын

    Lost a lot of respect for Guga in this match - Russell was so sporting in how he conducted himself, often applauding Guga's great shots, but Guga just sulked like a spoiled brat when he was losing and never applauded any of Russell's good shots.

  5. AR
    2 ай бұрын


  6. Dino Mijatovic
    Dino Mijatovic
    3 ай бұрын

    What an outstanding performance from both!

  7. manvir singh
    manvir singh
    3 ай бұрын

    Guga prime vs nadal prime at rg , I think rafa would have beaten him in straight sets very easy

  8. KA M
    KA M
    3 ай бұрын

    Damn, see that effort by Russell on the last point

  9. Pedro Koury
    Pedro Koury
    3 ай бұрын

    Man...Russel gets to every ball! It is annoying as hell when people do that against you in a match but I'm so glad Guga pulled through. Great tennis.

  10. GuapoChapo
    3 ай бұрын

    the americans tend to be involved in many of the biggest throws in tennis history lol. sandgren and blake are a few off the top of my head that were in the same scenario

  11. Paulo Wang
    Paulo Wang
    3 ай бұрын

    Only true champions can do this!!

  12. Rui Pedro
    Rui Pedro
    3 ай бұрын

    Thanks for the summary of this classic match. I ask Roland Garros and the French Tennis Federation to post this full match in one of their KZauto channels. Thanks.

  13. El G0rdo
    El G0rdo
    3 ай бұрын

    Agassi and Russel were the only American players with a proper backhand. The only ones!

    1. Pokegaminge Trainer
      Pokegaminge Trainer
      6 күн бұрын

      Hmm Sampras maybe ?

  14. Joao Paulo Lindgren
    Joao Paulo Lindgren
    3 ай бұрын

    Unfortunately, Guga has never reached his full potential, at the end of 2001 he started with a chronic hip injury which made him forfeit tournaments and decrease performance over the next years. In 2004 he attempted a last try doing a hip surgery (similar to Andy Murray surgery), but he could not never recover his old level of 99-00-01. Officially Guga retired in 2008 after a second surgery in the hips, but in fact, 2001 was his last year playing healthy.

  15. Antonio Sanches Parra
    Antonio Sanches Parra
    3 ай бұрын

    Beautiful match, Guga with the strong backhand did not give a chance in the final sets of the match.

  16. M L
    M L
    3 ай бұрын

    Rafa would destroy both

  17. Chewbags
    3 ай бұрын

    Guga was so fun to watch. I love his one handed backhand, it is an absolute thing of beauty. What a great comeback!

  18. Looii Friel
    Looii Friel
    3 ай бұрын

    It was Kuertens for Russell after the 3rd set comeback!

  19. Saints Sam
    Saints Sam
    3 ай бұрын

    has anybody else been waiting years for this match to be uploaded in decent quality and with a scoreboard?

  20. Sr. Pedro Neto
    Sr. Pedro Neto
    3 ай бұрын

    Glorious True Warrior

  21. T WR
    T WR
    3 ай бұрын

    This is gold. Thank you so much Roland Garros! Please upload a video featuring Kuerten's best backhands 🤝😌

  22. Robert Hurley Jr
    Robert Hurley Jr
    3 ай бұрын

    Far more entertaining than the 2020 french final.

    1. matteo g
      matteo g
      3 ай бұрын

      The 2020 was played at an incredibly high level abd there were some incredible rallies, idk how that is not entertaining

  23. JW Kim
    JW Kim
    3 ай бұрын

    JYP 닮았음

  24. şeytanın avukatı
    şeytanın avukatı
    3 ай бұрын

    3rd best clay court player ever

    1. Chris Bach
      Chris Bach
      Ай бұрын

      Total Package: 1) Nadal 2) Borg Thats for sure. But Prime for Prime, i am not sure if Borg really would beat Kuerten. Yes Borg von the FO 6 times, but remember Kuerten won it 3 times at the age of 20, 23 and 24, and shortly after his 25th birthday he had a hip injury and never recovered from it, at least not for Best of 5 tournaments. If Guga would have been fit until 2005, i am very sure he would have done well in the FO 2002, 2003 and 2004. He had Ferrero´s number (winner 2003), and guys like A. Costa (winner 2002) and Gaudio (winner 2004) would not be the favorite against him. So Kuerten could also have won the FO 6 times. And Prime for Prime i would say he would be the best opponent Nadal would ever faced, better then Federer, Djokovic, Wawrinka, Thiem, Söderling, Puerta, Ferrer, etc.

  25. Raidersscm
    3 ай бұрын

    Guga showed his heart during the match and afterwards. Beautiful.

  26. Eduardo Esteves Dominguez
    Eduardo Esteves Dominguez
    3 ай бұрын

    Epic match!!!

  27. Bartek Pepłowski
    Bartek Pepłowski
    3 ай бұрын

    love this intro 😍😍😍😍

  28. eduardo .lovato
    eduardo .lovato
    3 ай бұрын

    Never give up!

  29. Wladner Klimach
    Wladner Klimach
    3 ай бұрын

    Few to know this but that was the first heart drawing before the famous one at the final. It's so emotional even after so many years. Talk about a player with huge character and personality!

    1. monstertrucktennis
      3 ай бұрын

      by all accounts, a wonderful human being and a pretty darn good tennis player.

  30. Ricardo Santana
    Ricardo Santana
    3 ай бұрын

    Emocionantes jogo e comemoração. Momento memorável.

  31. Islam4europeans
    3 ай бұрын

    The other Iron Mike

  32. Daniel Marques
    Daniel Marques
    3 ай бұрын

    What a match, most amazing crownd reaction that I ever seem on the last point. Beautifull conection between Guga and the French open!! Guga forever!!

  33. J D
    J D
    3 ай бұрын

    Please share Wilander-Zivojinovic from 1988. Thank you.

  34. Cassiano
    3 ай бұрын

    What a comeback

  35. Alberto Garcia Leão Vidal
    Alberto Garcia Leão Vidal
    4 ай бұрын

    Guga Kuerten gigante!!!! Essa foi na raça... Acreditar até o final!!! Lição

  36. Thiago Menoncin
    Thiago Menoncin
    4 ай бұрын

    I know who won, but my heart is pounding watching Guga with a matchpoint down. Great match!

  37. thiagoest
    4 ай бұрын


  38. Travis Bickle
    Travis Bickle
    4 ай бұрын

    14:08 the djokovic gene

  39. Michael P
    Michael P
    4 ай бұрын

    You just know this is about to go down with that opening music.

  40. Vishvam Bhagat
    Vishvam Bhagat
    4 ай бұрын

    Thiem vs Schwartzman please!

  41. alex duio
    alex duio
    4 ай бұрын

    c est fou cette balle de match a 14 mn18 . et finalement tu perds .. .. c est la que tu te dis a quoi ca tient la vie?? ... a 1 point ! ... la victoire... la carriere ... l argent ...c est dingue ... et michael russell on n en a jamais entendu parler aprés... alors qu il faisait un exploit monumental il etait 120eme mondial c hallucinant

  42. Daniel Gonçalves
    Daniel Gonçalves
    4 ай бұрын

    Guga 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  43. Pedro O
    Pedro O
    4 ай бұрын

    14:17 o ponto do título

  44. Pedro O
    Pedro O
    4 ай бұрын

    14:38 a bola do título

  45. Tao Paille-Paille
    Tao Paille-Paille
    4 ай бұрын

    I would have loved to see peak nadal against peak Gustavo. not sure the spaniard would won so easily given the sheer quality of kuerten tennis.

    1. Murilo Borges
      Murilo Borges
      2 ай бұрын

      @Pedro Dipp I totally disagree..seeing Bruguera winning FO twice you can conclude that was an weak era...Bruguera would probably los to Nadal 1 11 in three sets

    2. Pedro Dipp
      Pedro Dipp
      3 ай бұрын

      ​@matteo g Well, but you named only 3 players, which 2 were past their prime by a long time, especially Moya. Ferrer was good, not great, he cant be compared to the names i quoted by any strech of imagination. Dont get me wrong, Roger and Novak (i agree with Roger as top 10 all time, not Novak) are great, but not on clay, only 1 title each, against Murray (ok thats a challange) and Soderling (so weak). I mean, its all conjecture at this point but i still think my theory is the closest of the truth. Anyway tks for you input.

    3. matteo g
      matteo g
      3 ай бұрын

      @Pedro Dipp nadal played against moya, coria, ferrer and a bunch of other great clay specialists. Federer and djokovic are still top 10 clay players ever, idk how they are not great. Nadal facing a bunch of weak competition is just a ridicoulus excuse given the huge amount of great players he played against

    4. Kevin Porter
      Kevin Porter
      3 ай бұрын

      @Pedro Dipp I just think with those physical characteristics, you'll beat anybody. Imo, Sampras is the GOAT. I think Pete won the first two matches and Guga won the third. All three matches were on hard court. Imagine if they were on clay?

    5. Pedro Dipp
      Pedro Dipp
      3 ай бұрын

      @Kevin Porter Totally agree, Guga had the power to outplay a counter puncher like Nadal and his backhand was near perfect (one of the best one hander ever imo), making the game against a lefty at least a bit less harder.

  46. Станислав Кучевский
    Станислав Кучевский
    4 ай бұрын

    One of the greatest comebacks of all time without a doubt Feel sorry for Russell For the first 3 sets he played the best tennis of his life

    1. YesSirPhil
      3 ай бұрын

      What a great clay court match (war) that was!

  47. Ana Levevemfous
    Ana Levevemfous
    4 ай бұрын

    Melhor tênista q já existiu 😍😍

  48. Noelle Eve
    Noelle Eve
    4 ай бұрын

    Ahhh thanks for the Guga matches! ❤️🇧🇷

  49. CH Uint
    CH Uint
    4 ай бұрын

    Epic match. Epic moments

  50. Rishbah Pandey
    Rishbah Pandey
    4 ай бұрын

    All are shit players in front of Rafa Nadal

  51. Jefferson Ferreira
    Jefferson Ferreira
    4 ай бұрын

    Foi dps desse jogo que o Guga criou confiança pra ser tricampeão de Roland Garros