Wikipedia says “The Wimbledon Championship is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious.”
We can’t help but agree with that last part, and so we’ve compiled a list of the ten best “showdowns” that happened at Her Majesty’s Tennis grounds.
2001:The finals, Pete Sampras vs Roger Federer
Consider this match the one where Sampras passed on the Wimbledon torch. Having won seven titles at the All England Club coming into the 2001 tournament, most tennis fans assumed that Pete was nearing his end and a new tennis phenom named Roger Federer was about to make his presence felt. Sampras didn’t relinquish his reins easily, forcing four of the five sets to at least twelve games, and tiebreaks in two of them.
Federer won 7-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7, 7-5.