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    What's Your Top 20 Wimbledon Matches of the Century?

    Including 2000, of course. Here were my picks: 1. 2008 Final, Nadal vs Federer 2. 2018 SF, Nadal vs Djokovic 3. 2001 Final, Ivanišević vs Rafter 4. 2019 Final, Djokovic vs Federer 5. 2009 Final, Federer vs Roddick 6. 2014 Final, Djokovic vs Federer 7. 2007 Final, Federer vs Nadal 8. 2017 4R...
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    20W20 #1: 2020 Final, Tomic vs Bahmet

    Unfortunately I can't show highlights because the ATP, CIA, KGB, NWO, OwO, and various other scary acronyms have colluded to erase this titanic contest from the internet and from living memory itself. Mury GOAT.
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    20W20 Honorable Mentions

    Before we get to our best Wimbledon match of the century, here are some honorable mentions that didn't quite make it into the top 20: 2018 SF, Anderson vs Isner A marathon to end all marathons - literally. The two big-serving powerhouses clashed in a drama-filled match which never seemed to...
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    20W20 #2: 2018 SF, Djokovic vs Nadal

    When Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic meet on a tennis court, greatness is the inevitable result. Their 6-hour battle in 2012 was hailed by many former greats and analysts as the Greatest Match of All Time. But in 2018, the two Titans of tennis produced another unforgettable performance to rival...
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    20W20 #3: 2001 Final, Ivanišević vs Rafter

    This match might as well have been straight outta Hollywood. It was a battle between two of the last great serve-and-volleyers, each desperate to make their mark on Wimbledon history. Goran Ivanisevic, ranked World #125, nearing the end of his career after 3 heartbreaking defeats and his...
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    20W20 #4: 2019 Final, Djokovic vs Federer

    One of the most iconic matches in tennis history - one of history's great comeback victories that would help define Novak Djokovic's career. Once again, it was Djokovic facing down the 20-time Grand Slam champion and arguably the greatest grass courter of all time, Roger Federer. The Maestro had...
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    20W20 #5: 2009 Final, Federer vs Roddick

    We're at the top 5 now! Today features Federer's record-breaking win against Roddick. Only 7 years had passed since Pete Sampras had won his 14th Grand Slam title and set the standard for future champions, but the Swiss Maestro now stood at the threshold of sporting immortality. But standing...
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    20W20 #6: 2014 Final, Djokovic vs Federer

    Coming in at #6 is one of the most emotional wins of Novak Djokovic's career, a match filled with twists and turns, drama, and nonstop jaw-dropping tennis. After Rafael Nadal's upset loss in the 4th round, the Serb superstar was now one match away from stealing the World #1 ranking from him...
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    20W20 #7: 2007 Final, Federer vs Nadal

    At 7th on my 20W20 list comes the first true Grand Slam epic of the legendary Federer-Nadal rivalry. It was a match of exquisite quality, with Federer at the height of his dominance facing a stern challenge from the Matador of Mallorca. Nadal had come a long way from a year ago when Federer had...
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    20W20 #8: 2017 4R, Muller vs Nadal

    My pick for #8 in Wimbledon's greatest matches is another marathon 5-setter, this time the thrilling 4th round encounter between the legendary Matador of Mallorca and a relatively unknown serve-and-volleyer from Luxembourg, Gilles Muller. It was a rollercoaster ride of a match that kept fans on...
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    20for20 #9: 2010 1R, Isner vs Mahut

    The Endless Match. The names Isner and Mahut themselves are almost synonymous with the mind-blowing marathon match of 2010 which didn't just break several records, but shattered them with absolutely zero chance of being one-upped. The match stretched out over 3 days, slowly evolving from a...
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    20W20 #10: 2001 4R, Federer vs Sampras

    We've come to the top half of our Wimbledon journey now, starting with the iconic Battle of the Generations between the legendary Pete Sampras and a relatively unknown young challenger from Switzerland named Roger Federer. It was the first and only meeting between the two great champions, and...
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    20W20 #11: 2000 SF, Rafter vs Agassi

    Rounding out the first half of Wimbledon's top 20 matches is a classic between Rafter and Agassi that John McEnroe called the best Wimbledon match he had ever seen. It was a matchup of contrasting styles, the baseline machine of Andre Agassi against the classy, old-school attacking game of Pat...
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    20W20 #12: 2012 2R, Rosol vs Nadal

    The day Rosol sent shockwaves throughout the tennis world with the biggest upset in the Championships' history. Nadal was looking to reach his 6th straight Wimbledon final and avenge his 2011 loss to Djokovic, and the World No.100 seemed just another easy early-round opponent in that quest. But...
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    20W20 #13: 2018 QF, Anderson vs Federer

    Coming in at lucky #13 is one of tennis's most iconic, rousing comeback wins in the sport's history. It was a battle of David and Goliath. Despite reaching the US Open final a year earlier, the tall but unassuming South African still seemed no match before the greatest player in modern history...
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    20W20 #14: 2018 QF, Nadal vs Del Potro

    At #14 comes a thrilling contest that pitted Nadal, the World No. 1, whose crushing dominance through the clay season carried him through a ruthless first week, against the fan-favorite veteran Juan Martin del Potro, who had recaptured his best form in yet another comeback season. Although their...
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    20W20 #15: 2013 SF, Djokovic vs Del Potro

    At #15 on our Wimbledon journey comes Djokovic and Del Potro's epic 2013 duel, a semifinal full of extraordinary shotmaking which put both players' physical and mental fortitude to the test. With Andy Murray a virtual lock to reach the final, all eyes were on the Serb superstar and the resurgent...
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    20W20 #16: 2013 SF, Djokovic vs Del Potro

    At #15 on our Wimbledon journey comes Djokovic and Del Potro's epic 2013 duel, a semifinal full of extraordinary shotmaking which put both players' physical and mental fortitude to the test. With Andy Murray a virtual lock to reach the final, all eyes were on the Serb superstar and the resurgent...
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    20W20 #16: 2011 QF, Tsonga vs Federer

    Coming in at #16 for the century's greatest Wimbledon classics is one of tennis history's great comeback victories by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga against Roger Federer. The Maestro's unprecedented dominance over the Championships had been dented by recent struggles in form and a QF loss to Tomas Berdych...
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    20W20 #17: 2016 SF, Raonic vs Federer

    Happy New Year, fellow tennis heads! I hope you all are doing great and looking forward to hopefully a much better year than whatever the hell 2020 was supposed to be :D As we await the new tennis season in anticipation, let's continue to look back on some of the greatest Wimbledon classics the...
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    20W20 #18: 2015 QF, Gasquet vs Wawrinka

    The Battle of the Beautiful Backhands! Wawrinka and Gasquet had played one epic match before at the 2013 French Open, and on Day 10 of the Championships 2 years on, they would produce another match of superb quality. Both players started relatively slow, Wawrinka conceding the first set with a...
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    20W20 #19: 2001 SF, Ivanišević vs Henman

    Three days replete with drama, suspense, twists and turns, and superb serve-and-volley tennis between two players each with intense pressure to prove themselves - Goran Ivanisevic, the resurgent former finalist seeking redemption at Wimbledon as a wild card, and Tim Henman, carrying the weight...
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    20W20 #20: 2007 QF, Gasquet vs Roddick

    Welcome to the 20W20 series! It's been a while since I did the first "20for20" for the Australian Open. This series will be dedicated to tennis's most sacred and prestigious event itself - Wimbledon - and the greatest matches it has produced over this century. I'll be posting one match a day (if...
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    Athenian Artistry: The 2020 Stefanos Tsitsipas Reel

    Perhaps it was not the season we hoped for the Greek titan, but we sure got some entertainment along the way from his trademark elegant brand of tennis. Here's the official 2020 highlight reel from the 'Pas himself. Here's to a 2021 Tsitsi renaissance! Sit back and enjoy!
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    Greater Career (so far): Zverev or Nalbandian?

    Grand Slam: Zverev: 1 final, 1 SF Nalbandian: 1 final, 4 SF Career Titles: Zverev: 11 Nalbandian: 11 Career Record: Zverev: 238-122 (66%) Nalbandian: 383-192 (67%) World Championship: Zverev: 1 title, 3 (now 4) appearances Nalbandian: 1 title, 3 appearances Masters 1000: Zverev: 3...
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    How did you get over your biggest disappointments/most painful player losses as a tennis fan?

    Been watching the game over the years, but the last 2 days were probably the worst for me a tennis fan. Couldn't get over Stef's 5-1 choke against Coric. This was really his chance at a big breakthrough, and he was playing calm, dominant tennis in his first 2 1/2 rounds. Then he completely...
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    What's your top 20 AO matches of the century?

    My top 20 AO matches (starting in 2000) from my 20for20 series: 1. 2012 Final, Nadal vs Djokovic 2. 2013 4R, Djokovic vs Wawrinka 3. 2009 SF, Nadal vs Verdasco 4. 2005 SF, Safin vs Federer 5. 2009 Final, Nadal vs Federer 6. 2006 QF, Roddick vs El Aynaoui 7. 2008 3R, Federer vs Tipsarevic 8. 2000...
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    20for20 #1: 2012 Final, Djokovic vs Nadal

    The grand finale of this series that you've all been waiting for probably forgotten because I was busy over the last 2 days and couldn't post. An awestruck Chris Fowler voices over the epic scene in Melbourne as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal embrace warmly for a brief, yet historic moment...
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    20for20 Honorable Mentions

    Before I present my #1 pick, here are some honorable mentions that just missed the cut for my 20for20 series. 2002 4R, Haas vs Federer 5 sets of top-tier tennis from 2 of the game's brightest young stars. 2009 3R, Gasquet vs Gonzalez Some awesome stuff from 2 of tennis's best shotmakers...
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    20for20 #2: 2013 4R, Djokovic vs Wawrinka

    "We expected the routine. We got the extraordinary." Chris Fowler's post-match comment perfectly summed up one of the greatest and most unexpected matches of all time. The Serb superstar was chasing a 3rd consecutive AO title and a spot in the history books, and he looked every bit the favorite...
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