Wimbledon Men's Final: What have been the best matches in history?
There are multiple huge sporting events going on right now with the Ashes in cricket and Wimbledon in tennis competing for column inches, whilst the 2023 Women’s World Cup will also soon be getting underway.
Wimbledon is already racing towards its business end with many players now qualifying for the quarter-finals of the singles tournaments.
The Wimbledon final is one of the major events on the sporting calendar each year, and there have been some real crackers down the years.
The best Wimbledon finals
One of the classics came in 1980 when Bjorn Borg took on John McEnroe. This one was mainly a thriller due to the fact that Borg secured his fifth straight Wimbledon victory. The match itself was thrilling as the scores were 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7(16-18), 8-6.
The most recent special final came in 2019 when two heavyweights of the sport, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer did battle on Centre Court in South West London.
The Serbian managed to defend his title as he beat Federer in a mammoth four hour and 58-minute match, the scores ending 7-6(7-5), 1-6, 7-6(7-4), 4-6, 13-12(7-3).
This was the longest singles final in history at Wimbledon and Djokovic also became the second player to win after being championship points down.
Federer has been involved in his fair share of thrilling finals and the 2009 edition against Andy Roddick was no different. He defeated Roddick 5-7, 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 16-14 to win Wimbledon for the sixth time. This became the longest final in terms of games played with 77, beating the record of 71 that was set at the 1927 Australian Open.