Longest Wimbledon Final 77

Longest Wimbledon final

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after beating Roger Federer, 2008Getty Bjorn once more: Borg defeated John McEnroe in a classic Wimbledon final in 1980

Andy Murray has ended a 74-year Wimbledon final drought for Britain's guys together with his conquer Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Today six-time winner Roger Federer appears between him and glory on Centre legal on Sunday.

First Serena Williams assumes Agnieszka Radwanska inside ladies last on Saturday mid-day.

But will both of the year's games surpass these classic Wimbledon finals...?

1. 2008 - Rafa Nadal v Roger Federer - 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7

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The longest last in Wimbledon history has also been the very best. Two times interrupted by rain within the last few final before the Centre Court roofing, the epic conflict between your top two on earth completed in the gathering gloom at 9.16am.

Nadal's success, after four-hours and 48 moments, has also been a symbolic success as he won his very first Grand Slam outside Roland Garros and ended Federer's run of five successive titles.

2. 1980 - Bjorn Borg beat John McEnroe - 1-6 7-5 6-3 6-7 8-6

The ice-cool Swede won their 5th and final Wimbledon subject but the youthful United states won the most famous tiebreak ever 16-14. Borg blew seven match things inside fourth ready, including two in the tie break which final 22 mins and 34 things.

Arthur Ashe for action en route to beating other United states Jimmy Connors, 1975But he fought back into defeat their great rival. McEnroe won their particular re-match within the last the next 12 months and then he never appeared at Wimbledon once again while the Swede retired in January 1983 within age 26.

3. 1977 - Virginia Wade overcome Betty Stove - 4-6 6-3 6-1

The last British singles success at Wimbledon emerged in a jubilee 12 months back in 1977 once the Queen handed the Venus Rosewater dish to Virginia - and Centre Court sang: 'For she's a jolly good-fellow'.

It may happen a completely home event but Holland's Stove beat Sue Barker in various other semi. But at her sixteenth effort, Wade won Wimbledon using her red cardigan

4. 1975 - Arthur Ashe overcome Jimmy Connors - 6-1 6-1 5-7 6-4

A phenomenal sporting and socio-political tale. Weekly before his 32nd birthday, African-American Ashe shocked the 7-1 on favourite Connors in a real grudge match.

Prior to the competition, Connors launched he had been suing Ashe for US$3m for libel over remarks throughout the more youthful man's boycott of the Davis Cup team. In the last, Ashe frustrated and befuddled Connors with slice, spin and cunning.

5. 1990 - Martina Navratilova beat Zina Garrison - 6-4 6-1

Martina Navratilova of American keeps the trophy, 1990 Getty

The Czech-born American ended up being a woman on a mission as she set a Wimbledon record of nine singles brands. The 33-year-old had lost both earlier finals to after that world No 1 Steffi Graf and time had been running out.

But Garrison overcome the German when you look at the other semi and Navratilova won the name without losing a set inside her seven matches - and just dropped 29 games. It had been the woman 18th and final Grand Slam title.

6. 1985 - Boris Becker beat Kevin Curren - 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4

Becker became the first unseeded player and very first German to win Wimbledon at the age of 17.

South African Curren had knocked-out John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors on the road to the final but was over-powered by Becker. During the time, he was the youngest ever before male Grand Slam singles champ at 17 years, 227 days and then he went on to retain the name and win again in 1989 and drop four finals.

7. 1993 - Steffi Graf overcome Jana Novotna - 7-6 1-6 6-4

The brilliant German won the woman fourth Wimbledon subject but this final will undoubtedly be recalled for Novotna's final ready collapse - and breaking down in tears a while later to be comforted because of the Duchess of Kent.

The Czech led led 4-1 and 40-30 into the last set using the name only five things away. But she delivered straight down a terrible double-fault and fifteen minutes and five games later, Graf was champ. Novotna lost once more when you look at the 1997 final to Martina Hingis but eventually won the next year by beating Nathalie Tauziat of France

8. 1970 - Margaret Court beat Billie Jean King - 14-12 11-9

When you look at the times before tiebreakers, the after that top two people took two-and-a-half hours in order to complete initial set - the longest ever before in a Wimbledon singles finals. Court eventually won the subject on her seventh match indicate finish the second knee of this single-season Grand Slam

9. 2001 - Goran Ivanisevic overcome Pat Rafter - 6-3 3-6 6-3 2-6 9-7

Entering on a wildcard, the Croat beat house hope Tim Henman in a three-day semi-final before dealing with the Aussie in the rain-delayed final.

Amid crazy scenes on People's Monday, Ivanisevic eventually won his fourth last in fifth set to come to be of the most extremely unlikely and well-known champions in Wimbledon record.

10. 2007 - Jamie Murray and Jelena Jankovic beat Jonas Bjorkman and Alicia Molik - 6-4 3-6 6-1

A Murray has obtained a Wimbledon name. Five years ago, Jamie Murray and then world No 3 Jankovic won the blended doubles final on Centre legal while his more youthful bro Andy also stressed to view.

Boris Becker beats Kevin Curren,  1985 Steffi Graf reveals her 5th Wimbledon trophy 03 July 1993 Goran Ivanisevic is overcome with feeling after becoming the Mens Singles Champion,  despite becoming a wild card entry,  2001 Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia celebrate after defeating Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Alicia Molik of Australia in combined increases final,  2007
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