The Unforgettable Night: Hewitt’s Late-Night Epic, Courier’s Ultimate Sporting Act, and the Best Final EVER

The Australian Open has been home to numerous late-night thrillers and epic finals, captivating fans for nearly 40 years. Some of the greatest matches in its proud history include Rod Laver vs. Tony Roche in the 1969 semi-final, Monica Seles vs. Steffi Graf in the 1993 final, and Pete Sampras vs. Jim Courier in the 1995 quarter-final. This was also the case with Andre Agassi vs. Pete Sampras in the 2000 semi-final, Jennifer Capriati vs. Martina Hingis in the 2002 final, Andy Roddick vs Younes El Aynaoui in the 2003 quarter-final, and Serena Williams vs Venus Williams in the 2003 final. The 2008 third round between Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis was another unforgettable match, as was Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer in the 2009 final, and Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal in the 2012 final. These matches have made the Australian Open a must-watch for tennis fans around the world.