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10 Memorable Moments of Tennis from Wimbledon

Tennis fans waiting for the Wimbledon Championships, particularly this prestigious Grand Slam competition, is the most exciting part of the year. We have seen some fantastic moments at Wimbledon since 1877. The Wimbledon tournament has seen several epic matches over the years, but some moments stand out as truly iconic. The Australian open memorable moments are unforgettable, but nothing can compare to the scenes we have seen at Wimbledon over the years. We can never forget many of the moments we experienced at Wimbledon. Recently, we have been amazed by some of these, and it seems that tennis is becoming more intense. The ten most memorable moments in Wimbledon history are listed below. 

Mahut Vs. Isner

This was the longest Wimbledon match ever played, lasting 11 hours and 5 minutes. It lasted two days and ended at 11:05 p.m. The last set lasted over 8 hours, with 980 points and 183 games played overall. We’re unlikely to see something like this again in our lifetimes.

Garrison Vs. Navratilova

Martina Navratilova has 18 Grand Slam titles in her career. The tennis courts were filled with some of the game’s biggest names throughout most of the 1980s. Thus, allowing her to make a name for herself. She beat Graf to win her sixth consecutive crown, then toppled her five times at Wimbledon.

Ashe Vs. Connor, 

This monumental match between Ashe and Connor saw Connors as the firm favorite. In all meet-ups prior to this one, Connors had reigned victorious, and with the 10-year age gap, he had youth on his side. The game was a heated match, with Ashe beating all the odds and coming out on top. It all came down to the final set, making it one of the most memorable Wimbledon games ever played.

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Murrey Vs. Djokovic 

Andy Murray was the first British player to reach the Wimbledon finals in over a decade, but Roger Federer bested him. However, in 2013, Murray returned and breezed through the semi-finals before losing to Djokovic. The encounter lasted three hours, and Murray prevailed over Djokovic in straight sets to set a new record.

McEnroe Vs. Gullikson

McEnroe was a colorful character on the tennis court, known for his creativity. He was best recognized for his artistic efforts while playing. However, during a match against Gullikson in ’81, he was called out and began shouting at the umpire. On this day, he gave the most famous tennis catchphrase of all time.

Sampras Vs. Federer

At the time, Federer was only 19 years old and had never advanced past the third round at a Grand Slam. Sampras had 13 Grand Slams and 7 Wimbledon championships to his name. Federer somehow overcame Sampras in an amazing display of skill, stunning the crowd as Federer’s knees buckled in celebration of this incredible.

Becker Vs. Curren 

Becker was only 17 years old when he defeated Kevin Curren to set a new record. He broke Bjorn Borg’s and Wilfred Baddeley’s records for being the youngest ever winner of the title. Becker made it to the final, where he faced off against top seeds, including Ivan Lendl. In the finals, Becker handily beat Curren in straight sets.

Borg Vs. McEnroe 

Throughout both of their careers, Borg and McEnroe had a famous rivalry, made all the better with the 1980s final. Everyone was glued to the screen as both players advanced to the semi-finals. The climax occurred in the fourth set tiebreaker, which saw an 18-16 victory for Borg. However, he performed well and prevailed, making history and claiming his fifth title in a row.

Wimbledon stadium
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Federer Vs. Cilic 

In a major upset, Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic in three frames to win the United States Open. This was his most important title as it was his eighth overall. He also became the oldest male singles champion at this time. In addition, this year was a significant one for Federer.

Nadal Vs. Federer

Nadal had already beaten Federer in many matches by 2008, but he had never defeated him on grass. It looked as if Federer would win six in a row; he already owned five titles. However, no one was ready for what happened next. It was without a doubt the greatest Wimbledon final ever seen.

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