The 2017 Wimbledon is already underway and is heading towards its spectacular finals. Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.
Tennis pundits and analysts are betting seeing champions past records while fans are going with their all-time favourites with whom they share their heart.
Here, DSPORT has picked up top 5 Wimbledon matches happened in recent times. Have a look:
Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer, 2008 Wimbledon Final
In this epic battle, Federer and Nadal played one of the greatest games that the sport will ever see. After 4 hours and 48 minutes, Nadal dethroned Federer (6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7).
Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick, 2009 Wimbledon Final
This was the day when Andy Roddick’s serve was broken just the once, in the 77th game of a 77-game Wimbledon men’s final. That one break of Roddick’s delivery, after more than four and a quarter hours of play on Centre Court, was all that Roger Federer needed to take the fifth set 16-14, to become the first man to win 15 grand slams, and to regain the world No 1 ranking.
Roger Federer VS Pete Sampras – 2001
Swiss phenomenon Roger Federer ended Pete Sampras’ 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon in a fourth-round thriller in 2001. The five-set 7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 victory over the seven-time champion marked the breakthrough of the then 19 year-old Federer.
Andy Murray Vs Novak Djokovic – 2013
Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion with a straight-sets victory over world number one Novak Djokovic. Murray, 26, converted his fourth championship point in a dramatic final game to win 6-4 7-5 6-4 and claim his second major title.
Maria Sharapova VS Serena Williams – 2004
Russian phenomenon, Maria Sharapova, had taken everyone by surprise in 2004 when she reached the final of the Wimbledon in 2004. Sharapova defeated Serena Williams in the final, 6–1, 6–4. This victory was hailed by the media as “the most stunning upset in memory”