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The immaculate grass of Wimbledon has witnessed some of the greatest moments in history since 1877. While the oldest tennis tournament in the world is underway, let’s recap some of the most exciting matches ever.
16th December 2013, Andy Murray rose the Wimbledon Cup with so much rage and determination in the eyes. This ended the country’s long 77-year wait to win the men’s singles. The Scotsman brought tears of joy to the whole nation when he won the men’s championship. This is after he came back from a devastating loss in 2012 against Novak Djokovic. Since then, Andy Murray has once again delighted Britain when he won the title for a second-time last year!
British No.1 Tim Henman was the favourite to win Wimbledon in 2001 when he was up against wild card Goran Ivanisevic. However, Ivanisevic proved to be a class above when he shocked the whole world to beat Henman on home ground. After winning against Henman in the semi-finals, Goran mentioned that it was the most beautiful moment of his career.
Back in 2008, the world witnessed one of the most epic Federer Vs Nadal final. Many tennis pundits argued that it was probably the best tennis match that was ever played in any tennis major events. Tim Henman, who was acting as commentator that year, described it as the greatest match he had even seen. Nadal won that game and prevented Federer from becoming the first man to win six successive titles.
Venus Williams had one of the most epic win after defeating Lindsay Davenport in 2005. At that time, Davenport was the world number one. This is the longest women’s final to date that lasted just under three hours. Williams qualified for the final after a breath-taking match against the defending Champion, Maria Sharapova.
There are a number of entertaining clashes that you can look out for this week of Wimbledon! After more than 20 years, four British players have reached the third round of Wimbledon. These include Heather Watson, Aljaz Bedene, Johanna Konta and Andy Murray!