Wimbledon classics

REVEALED: Top 20 Wimbledon classics since 2000, including three Novak Djokovic ‘big three’ epics


The All England Club has witnessed some tremendous battles during the Wimbledon fortnight, and with the dawn of a new decade, now seems like a good time to cast our gaze back over those familiar manicured lawns and review the best encounters in recent memory.


Here tennishead contributor Ronnie McCluskey helps to relive 20 classic men’s Wimbledon matches from the 21st century. Just click the links to relive these incredible encounters, including video from the match…


Federer vs Sampras, fourth round, 2001

Rafter vs Agassi, semifinal, 2001

Ivanisevic vs Henman, semifinal, 2001

Ivanisevic vs Rafter, semifinal, 2001

Gasquet vs Roddick, quarterfinal, 2007

Djokovic vs Baghdatis, quarterfinal, 2007

Murray vs Gasquet, fourth round, 2008

Nadal vs Federer, final, 2008

Roddick vs Hewitt, quarterfinal, 2009

Federer vs Roddick, final, 2009

Isner vs Mahut, first round, 2010

Cilic vs Querrey, third round, 2012

Murray vs Verdasco, quarterfinal, 2013

Djokovic vs Del Potro, semifinal, 2013

Djokovic vs Federer, final, 2014

Gasquet vs Wawrinka, quarterfinal, 2015

Muller vs Nadal, fourth round, 2017

Nadal vs Del Potro, quarterfinal, 2018

Djokovic vs Nadal, semifinal, 2018

Djokovic vs Federer, final, 2019


Best of the rest:

Agassi vs Martin, second round, 2000

Sampras vs Cowan, second round, 2001

Nadal vs Federer, final, 2007

Cilic vs Querrey, second round, 2009

Tsonga vs Querrey, second round, 2014

Nieminen vs Hewitt, first round, 2015

Djokovic vs Federer, final, 2015

Raonic vs Federer, semifinal, 2016

Anderson vs Federer, quarterfinal, 2018

Anderson vs Isner, semifinal, 2018

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