If you missed the 2008 Wimbledon final, you missed one for the ages. Roger Federer came into this match as the Tiger Woods of tennis. Rafael Nadal came in as the number one contenderâ€”someone who’s been spoiling for this fight for a long time.
The match went longer than any other final in the history of Wimbledonâ€”4 hours and 48 minutes (it broke the record set by McEnroe Bjorn Borg in 1980). But that wasn’t the only record set. Nadal became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1980 to win Wimbledon and the French Open in the same season. Nadal won it 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7.
My commentary won’t do this match justice. Take a look at the highlights below.
Fourth Set Tiebreaker
The Entire Fifth Set