Greatest Tennis Moments

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in this site section idea is to recall the great moments in World of Tennis. I'll try to describe some historic matches and events that have marked and left their mark forever in the World of Tennis. This is our debt to all great players and it's pleasure to recall memories sometimes and enjoy them again and again...

2008 WIMBLEDON MEN'S FINAL

greatest tennis moments,Wimbledon 2008,Rafael Nadal                 Rafael Nadal (Esp) vs Roger Federer (Sui) 6-4  6-4  6-7(5)  6-7(8)  9-7      (4:48 hrs)

                 Asked about the moment of victory, Nadal told: "It's impossible to explain what I felt in that moment but I'm very, very happy. It is a dream to play on this court, my favourite tournament, but to win I never imagined."
After match Roger Federer said: "I tried everything, got a little late, but look, Rafa is a deserving champion, he just played fantastic.The rain didn't make it easier but you have to expect the worst and he's the worst opponent on the best court. It's a pity I couldn't win it but I'll be back next year."
Nadal missed two championship points in the fourth set but recovered to win a dramatic rain-interrupted match  6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(8) 9-7.

                Read more about  match details on BBC SPORT    or

                Watch  WIMBLEDON 1980 final highlights on youtube.com

 


2001 WIMBLEDON MEN'S FINAL

                                                       Goran Ivanisevic (Cro) vs Parick Rafter (Aus) 6-3  3-6  6-3  2-6  9-7

greatest tennis moments,Wimbledon men's final 2001     Goran Ivanisevic took his first Wimbledon title at the fourth attempt with a pulsating five-set win over Pat Rafter on Centre Court. The Croat only made it to the tournament after being granted a wild card, but he ended up winning one of the great Grand Slam finals.
Rafter looked the favourite going into the final set, but Ivanisevic's game held firm. After a few scares, he eventually served out for a famous victory which earned him a rapturous welcome from more than 100,000 people when he returned to his hometown of Split.

        Read more about  match details on BBC SPORT    or

        Watch  WIMBLEDON 2001 final highlights on youtube.com                                                

 


1980 WIMBLEDON MEN'S FINAL

                                                       Bjorn Borg (Swe) vs John McEnroe (USA) 1-6  7-5  6-3  6-7(16)  8-6

greatest tennis moments,wimbledon1980 men's final

     Bjorn Borg's four-year reign at Wimbledon seemed over when the American sailed through the first set with his swinging, left-handed serve a dominant factor.
But the Swede started to find the range with his heavy passing shots in the second set and looked on course for another title when he edged the third. Borg held two match points at 5-4 in the fourth set but McEnroe saved them with diving volleys. The match was already destined to be the most memorable for years, but then came a tie-break the like of which may never be seen again. McEnroe had seven set points and Borg five more match points, four on his own serve.

          Read more about match     on BBC SPORT       or

          Watch  WIMBLEDON 2008 final highlights on youtube.com

 


 

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