Best Tennis Matches Of All TimeBy Toby T
Every sport has those games that leave the fans beside themselves with excitement, the players delivering the absolute peak of their powers, and the stakes set at the highest level. These games become the most memorable games for all the parties involved. We have compiled a list of some of the most memorable tennis matches in the sport’s history.
- Rafael Nadal V Roger Federer – Wimbledon Final (2008)
This game turned out to be the longest final match in the history of Wimbledon, with the fans treated to four hours and 48 minutes of pure genius tennis playing. Coming into that final, Federer had won the last five Wimbledon finals in a row, even defeating Nadal twice. The odds were on Federer’s side since he was the consider a tennis specialist, but Nadal won the first two sets 6-4 6-4. Federer won the following two sets, and the fifth set went on for a long time until Nadal finally won 9-7.
- Novak Djokovic V Rafael Nadal – Australian Open Final (2012)
This game is the longest grand slam final in history, and Novak Djokovic ended up taking the title. The game went on for 5 hours and 53 minutes, and both players fought until the death for every single point. Nadal took the lead by winning the first set, but Novak fought back and had to show an incredible amount of resilience to win the title eventually.
- Bjorn Borg v John McEnroe – Wimbledon Final (1980)
After 3 hours and 39 minutes of classic tennis, Bjorn Borg won his fifth straight Wimbledon Final in a game that put the two most defining players of their time against each other. McEnroe won the first set, but Borg fought back to claim the next two and then the ultimate one.