Wimbledon’s Best Ever-Tie Break

Published 06/26/2017, 6:15 AM EDT
Winner, Novak Djokovic of Serbia and runner up Roger Federer of Switzerland pose with their trophies after their Men’s Singles Final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth


The year of 2015 saw arguably the best tie-break in the history of the Wimbledon Championships after Federer fought back into the match after being one set down against Djokovic and took the the second set 7-6(12-10) to level the match to one set a piece in the finals. The tie-breaker can be relived in the video attachment below.

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The beauty of rallies lies in the intricacy of the shot-making and the wonderful angles used by both players. Federer’s forehand looked as threatening as it ever had.
What should be keenly observed here is Roger’s keenness to keep the points short, and optimize his serve and volley when required the most. His backhands seemed more fluent in comparison to set 1 and his approach shots were deeper than they were in the points prior to the tie-break.

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While Federer lost the next two sets to lose out on a second consecutive Wimbledon at the hands of Novak, it should be observed how Federer seized on and upped the ante at crucial moments and surprisingly failed to do so with a toned down game during the remainder of the final.

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Sloppy games and numerous unforced errors contributed to Federer’s relatively easy breaks of serve in the final two sets. Novak Djokovic eventually claimed his third Wimbledon title with a clinical 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 win, ensuring that there would be no fairy tale triumph for Roger Federer.

However, here is the video of the second set tie-break. Look keenly at the court-cover and approach shots and enjoy perhaps the best tie break ever at the All-England Club.

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Harit Pathak

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