Top men's matches of the decade

Originally Published: December 22, 2009
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

In the tennis world, the '00s have been a decade of exceptional firepower, marked by furious groundstrokes, a significant decline in volley deployment and increasing speed -- both by feet and by the ball. As recently as 1999, for example, the sight of a man hitting a serve more than 120 mph was a dazzling achievement. These days, just about every man and several women have cracked that mark.

So how to determine the decade's best matches? After all, in some cases brilliant tennis ...

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