What are the best Grand Slam Finals ever in Men's Tennis?

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Best Grand Slam Finals - Men's Tennis

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Grand Slam Finals are the best matches to watch in tennis. Two players who have given it their all over the last two weeks, coming together to see who is better and who is stronger both physically and mentally. However, some Grand Slam Finals are levels above in their tennis, drama and spectacle. Here are the best Grand Slam Finals ever.

1. Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer - 2008 Wimbledon

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  • Considerably the best match of all time, the 2008 Wimbledon Final had it all. Rafael Nadal had lost the last two finals he had played in Wimbledon against Federer and he was not going to let that happen again. Nadal came out determined and he seemed unstoppable in the first two sets, taking both of them 6-4. Federer did not give up as many expected him to and he fought back to tie things up with two incredible performances in both the 3rd and 4th set tiebreak, saving multiple championship points on Nadal's serve. The 5th set was an extremely tight affair in which no one knew what was going to happen. Rain delays, issues with light and a tense atmosphere created an amazing spectacle in which Nadal eventually won 9-7 in the fifth, winning his first Grand Slam title outside of Paris. This match is so amazing to watch and its level will never be beaten.

2. Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer - 2019 Wimbledon

  • The 2019 Wimbledon Final was absolutely amazing. This match was so tight from the beginning. Both players were playing their best, and it all came down to the end, a fifth set tiebreak at 12-12. Djokovic was the favourite to win this match, but when things began, it seemed quite even. Djokovic would lead, and Federer would catch up with no problem. However, in the 5th set, Federer was playing much better, even breaking Djokovic and serving for the championship at 40-15. What happened after that was a miracle for Djokovic. Djokovic saved both match points and took the match to a tiebreak, in which he absolutely destroyed the Swiss. This match was a heartbreaker for many Federer fans, but a thriller for all tennis fans.

3. Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe - 1980 Wimbledon

  • What can you say about the Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe rivalry? These two players knew how to bring the best out of each other and they reached their best in the 1980 Wimbledon Final. Bjorn was the dominant force at Wimbledon for may years, and McEnroe was the young rising star who could take anyone down. Borg lost the first set 6-1 and it seemed as if he could see an end to his dominance, however, the Swede fought back and won the next two sets. The fourth set featured the best tiebreak in tennis history, in which McEnroe saved so many match points to take it 18-16 in the fourth. The fifth set was just as tight, and ultimately experience prevailed. Borg won, but McEnroe showed us his amazing game.

4. Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal - 2017 Australian Open

  • Federer had been struggling over the prior years with form and injury issues, resulting in his ranking and title opportunities to diminish. However, in the 2017 Australian Open Final, he met friend and rival Rafael Nadal in what was an epic match. Federer knew that he could distance himself from Nadal in the most Grand Slam's list and he had to leave it all out on the court to do so. This match was emotional for both players, extremely tight, with it going to a 5th set and Federer winning 6-3. Federer said that he wished the match was a draw and that he could share the title with Rafa.

5. Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick - 2009 Wimbledon

  • The rivalry which was never really a rivalry. Roger Federer and Andy Roddick shared the court so many times throughout their careers, however, Roddick just never seemed to be able to win against Federer. However, in the 2009 Wimbledon Final, this seemed like a great opportunity for Roddick to win. Roddick saw Federer lose the prior year to Nadal, and he knew he could do the same if he gave it his all, the match was tight and it was taken to a 5th set. In the 5th set, it was extremely close, but there is a reason why Federer is the greatest of all time, and that is because of his composure in tough moments. Federer broke Roddick's heart one more time, by winning 16-14 in the 5th.


The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.