Tennis, the king of games, is much associated with Wimbledon, the king of all Grand Slams and the world’s most prestigious and most-watched tennis tournament. Wimbledon has always been an enjoyable, worth watching, and interesting game.
The game turns more interesting when two top-ranked players are rivals in it. Records are made during such games. One such game happened between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon final. The game lasted for a record of 4 hours and 48 minutes ending up with Rafael Nadal as the new world champion.
A year earlier Nadal withdrew from the game because of a knee injury but in 2008 he not only played but also became the winner. In the exciting five sets, the first two 6-4, 6-4 were in Nadal’s favor, while the next two sets put the game in a tie when Federer beat Nadal 6-7, 6-7 each.
The final fifth set went again in Nadal’s favor in which he won by 9-7. The match not only broke the record for the longest match by time but also made a record as the longest final match.
In women’s singles, the longest match by time was in 2005 between Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport that lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes. Venus completed her victory by 4-6, 7-6, and 9-7 and claimed the first Grand Slam title for herself in four years.
She became the first woman to score a win after facing a match point in the past 70 years. Though Venus lost the first set, she managed to win all the rest to complete her victory. Davenport sustained a back injury in the game for which she took a break too, but she still put up a good, challenging fight for Venus during the game.