Tennis Grand Slam tournaments are the four majors, which consists of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. These are some of the most important events in the world of tennis every year, although every tournament is played only in over a span of two weeks. Every Grand Slam tournament has something exciting to offer to spectators and avid tennis fans alike. Here are the best five tennis Grand Slam final moments in no particular order:
- Federer VS Nadal in Wimbledon 2008 Final – The match began with a long run of good play and consecutive wins for Nadal, yet it showed the best from Federer, too. Federer made six straight on Grand Slams and won four. He came out tight and dropped early breaks, losing the first two sets, then fighting it out in a tie match (2-2). The fourth set was a tiebreaker, which spanned for 20 minutes as both players unleashed their best shots under pressure.
- Nadal VS Djokovic in the Australian Open Final in 2012 – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s match was the longest and most exciting Grand Slam final. Djokovic’s brilliance and Nadal’s determination and will were showcased in every rally. The match was a record-breaking five hours and 53 minutes in Grand Slam history.
- Federer VS Roddick in the 2009 Wimbledon Final – This entertaining and fight match was entertaining to watch. Roger Federer won, which served as his comeback after losing to Nadal the previous year.
- Lendl VS John McEnroe in the 1984 French Open – This one is a classic, back when John McEnroe was at the height of his career. Both he and Ivan Lendl disliked each other, resulting in a thrilling match for spectators and fans. McEnroe played flawlessly for two sets, but Lendl was able to catch up, resulting in a 5-7.
- Sampras VS Agassi in the 2001 US Open – This Grand Slam match went four straight sets with both players keeping up with their serves. Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi had different styles of play (i.e. one-handed backhand versus two-handed backhand, serve and volley versus power baseline.) and contrasting personalities, resulting in an entertaining match.