This article details longest tennis match records by duration or number of games. Nadal had prevailed over Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco in five hours and 14 minutes – the Australian Open’s longest-ever match – on Friday night, while Federer had a 24-hour head-start to recover from his semi-final. (AP Photo) This year marks the 50th anniversary of TENNIS Magazine's founding in 1965. Fans have waited 11 years for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to meet again at Wimbledon, where the two legends seared their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry into memories with the 2008 final, one of the greatest matches ever played.. Nadal, leading by two sets to zero, held on to knock Federer off his SW19 throne and celebrate his first Wimbledon title. Roger Federer will play for a record ninth Wimbledon title after beating rival Rafael Nadal in a four-set thriller. Federer returned well and closed the game after taking a 13-stroke rally, being the favorite to win the match now and terminate Nadal's impressive streak on … Nadal saves two match points. Nadal had beaten Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 9-7 in what John McEnroe called 'the greatest match I have ever seen'. This was also supposed to serve as a changing of the guard in tennis but consider this fact: Excluding the French Open, Nadal and Federer have each won four majors since this match… Fourth set | Federer 5, Nadal 4.

The match went on for three days and took … 1 seed -- and four-time champ -- Novak Djokovic in the final. The … Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title.


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Nadal and Federer produced a match that far exceeded the hype, and rewrote the standard of tennis excellence. Federer was looking to equal Pete Sampras’ all-time Major record of 14 Major titles in this match. 8 years ago at Wimbledon, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played the longest ever tennis match in history. On the other hand, Nadal was looking to be the first ever Spaniard to win the Australian Open.. Federer was the favorite coming into this match, as Nadal played Verdasco in five hours and 14 minutes (then the longest match in Australian Open history) the match before. Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer In Longest Wimbledon Final After a nearly five-hour match, the 32-year-old Serbian claimed his fifth Wimbledon title, defending his 2018 win. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were about to face off in another final at the All England Club. On the brink of defeat, Nadal saved two Federer match points to hold serve for 4-5 in the fourth set, winning the longest …