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2008 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Rafael Nadal defeated the five-time defending champion Roger Federer in the final, 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships.[1] It was the longest championship match in Wimbledon history with play lasting 4 hours and 48 minutes, and with two rain delays. The event stretched over seven hours ending just before nightfall,[2] and is widely considered to be the greatest match in tennis history.[3][4][5][6]

Men's Singles
2008 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal
Runner-upSwitzerland Roger Federer
Final score6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 4WC)
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Roger Federer (Final)
02.     Rafael Nadal (Champion)
03.     Novak Djokovic (Second round)
04.     Nikolay Davydenko (First round)
05.     David Ferrer (Third round)
06.     Andy Roddick (Second round)
07.     David Nalbandian (First round)
08.     Richard Gasquet (Fourth round)
09.     James Blake (Second round)
10.     Marcos Baghdatis (Fourth round)
11.     Tomáš Berdych (Third round)
12.     Andy Murray (Quarterfinals)
13.     Stan Wawrinka (Fourth round)
14.     Paul-Henri Mathieu (Third round)
15.     Fernando González (Second round)
16.     Radek Štěpánek (Third round)
17.     Mikhail Youzhny (Fourth round)
18.     Ivo Karlović (First round)
19.     Nicolás Almagro (Second round)
20.     Lleyton Hewitt (Fourth round)
21.     Juan Carlos Ferrero (Second round, retired due to a neck injury)
22.     Fernando Verdasco (Fourth round)
23.     Tommy Robredo (Second round)
24.     Jarkko Nieminen (Second round)
25.     Dmitry Tursunov (Third round)
26.     Ivan Ljubičić (First round)
27.     Nicolas Kiefer (Third round)
28.     Gilles Simon (Third round)
29.     Andreas Seppi (Third round)
30.     Gaël Monfils (Withdrew)
31.     Feliciano López (Quarterfinals)
32.     Michaël Llodra (First round, retired due to a left arm injury)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Gaël Monfils withdrew due to a shoulder injury. He was replaced in the draw by Lucky Loser Ilija Bozoljac.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Roger Federer 6 7 6
  Mario Ančić 1 5 4
1   Roger Federer 6 77 6
  Marat Safin 3 634
  Marat Safin 3 7 77 6
31   Feliciano López 6 5 613
1   Roger Federer 4 4 77 710 7
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 65689
  Rainer Schüttler 6 5 78 678
  Arnaud Clément 3 7 6679 6
  Rainer Schüttler 1 634
2   Rafael Nadal 6 77 6
12   Andy Murray 3 2 4
2   Rafael Nadal 6 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Federer 6 6 6
PR   D Hrbatý 3 2 2 1   R Federer 6 6 77
  R Söderling 7 0 6 6   R Söderling 3 4 63
Q   K Kim 5 6 3 4 1   R Federer 6 6 6
  M Gicquel 4 7 0   M Gicquel 3 3 1
  K Nishikori 6 5 0r   M Gicquel 4 5 77 77 6
  C Guccione 6 4 4 3 LL   I Bozoljac 6 7 61603
LL   I Bozoljac 3 6 6 6 1   R Federer 79 6 6
20   L Hewitt 646 6 616 20   L Hewitt 672 4
  R Haase 77 3 3 77 2 20   L Hewitt 77 6 6
  A Montañés 6 77 6   A Montañés 640 2
  C Berlocq 3 624 20   L Hewitt 6 6 77
WC   A Bogdanovic 646 3 64   S Bolelli 1 3 62
  S Bolelli 77 4 6 77   S Bolelli 710 78 3 77
  R Ginepri 635 5 15   F González 68676 64
15   F González 77 7 7

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   T Berdych 4 6 6 3 7
  E Korolev 6 1 4 6 5 11   T Berdych 6578 6 6
  V Hănescu 6 626 6   V Hănescu 77 661 2
  A Falla 3 77 0 4 11   T Berdych 4 4 0
  D Sela 4 5 4 22   F Verdasco 6 6 6
  O Rochus 6 7 6   O Rochus 6477 1 1
  P Kohlschreiber 4 3 2 22   F Verdasco 77 656 6
22   F Verdasco 6 6 6 22   F Verdasco 6 6 3 4 11
32   M Llodra 4 670r   M Ančić 3 4 6 6 13
  M Ančić 6 79 2   M Ančić 6 6 614 6
  H-t Lee 77 1 4 0r Q   P Petzschner 1 4 77 6 3
Q   P Petzschner 646 6 0   M Ančić 6 6 6577
  I Andreev 6677 6 6 5   D Ferrer 4 4 77 63
  J Vaněk 78 622 2   I Andreev 6 3 4 2
Q   S Stakhovsky 663 3r 5   D Ferrer 3 6 6 6
5   D Ferrer 78 6 1

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   N Djokovic 7 2 6 6
  M Berrer 5 6 3 0 3   N Djokovic 4 632
  M Safin 6 6 77   M Safin 6 77 6
  F Fognini 1 2 63   M Safin 77 3 77 6
  F Serra 6 6 636 29   A Seppi 656 634
  Y-h Lu 4 4 77 3   F Serra 3 77 2 77 4
LL   T Kamke 7 3 2 4 29   A Seppi 6 646 656
29   A Seppi 5 6 6 6   M Safin 6 6 5 6
21   JC Ferrero 2 6 6 6 13   S Wawrinka 4 3 7 1
  S Querrey 6 4 4 4 21   JC Ferrero 4 4 1r
Q   A Peya 3 4 4   M Zverev 6 6 2
  M Zverev 6 6 6   M Zverev 5 1 0r
  JM del Potro 6 6 6 13   S Wawrinka 7 6 0
Q   P Šnobel 4 2 3   JM del Potro 653 5
  M Daniel 3 2 5 13   S Wawrinka 77 6 7
13   S Wawrinka 6 6 7

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   M Baghdatis 6 6 656
  S Darcis 3 2 77 3 10   M Baghdatis 6 6 6
  T Johansson 68656 6 6   T Johansson 4 4 4
  V Spadea 710 77 3 4 3 10   M Baghdatis 77 6 6
  T Bellucci 77 77 3 6 Q   S Stadler 624 2
  I Kunitsyn 65656 2   T Bellucci 6 3 1 77 6
Q   S Stadler 4 77 6 7 Q   S Stadler 3 6 6 658
18   I Karlović 6 643 5 10   M Baghdatis 7 2 6 646
31   F López 77 3 6 6 31   F López 5 6 3 77 8
  B Dabul 616 3 4 31   F López 6 6 6
  R Karanušić 77 6 6   R Karanušić 3 3 4
  L Horna 643 1 31   F López 6 7 4 6
  F Volandri 2 2 0r   B Reynolds 4 5 6 4
  B Reynolds 6 6 0   B Reynolds 4 712 6 6
  F Dancevic 6 6 6   F Dancevic 6 6104 4
7   D Nalbandian 4 2 4

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   A Roddick 7 6 77
  E Schwank 5 4 60 6   A Roddick 77 5 4 64
  J Tipsarević 77 6 6   J Tipsarević 657 6 77
  T Ascione 644 2   J Tipsarević 77 77 6
  B Pašanski 3 664 25   D Tursunov 61633
Q   C Eaton 6 78 6 Q   C Eaton 622 4
  N Mahut 4 710 676 5 25   D Tursunov 77 6 6
25   D Tursunov 6 6879 3 7   J Tipsarević 4 6 4 64
19   N Almagro 4 6 7 6   R Schüttler 6 3 6 77
  M Granollers 6 3 5 2 19   N Almagro 3 6 7 1 2
  G García López 7 6 6   G García López 6 3 5 6 6
Q   I van der Merwe 5 2 2   G García López 2 3 4
  S Ventura Bertomeu 3 2 4   R Schüttler 6 6 6
  R Schüttler 6 6 6   R Schüttler 6 684 6 6
Q   C Rochus 6 3 1 4 9   J Blake 3 710 6 4 4
9   J Blake 3 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   P-H Mathieu 3 6 6 6
  Ó Hernández 6 2 0 2 14   P-H Mathieu 6 7 77
WC   J Chardy 7 614 6 6 WC   J Chardy 3 5 61
Q   F Gil 5 77 6 4 3 14   P-H Mathieu 77 3 4 67
Q   É Roger-Vasselin 4 3 64   M Čilić 656 6 79
  M Čilić 6 6 77   M Čilić 6 3 6 667
  W Odesnik 3 0r 24   J Nieminen 4 6 3 78 5
24   J Nieminen 6 0   M Čilić 3 5 2
26   I Ljubičić 4 676 6 3   A Clément 6 7 6
  J Melzer 6 79 4 2 6   J Melzer 4 6 3 6 6
Q   J Levine 4 6 6 6 Q   J Levine 6 2 6 4 1
  D Young 6 2 3 4   J Melzer 6 3 4 4
  J Björkman 6 624 64   A Clément 4 6 6 6
  A Clément 4 77 6 77   A Clément 79 77 6
  B Becker 6 6 6   B Becker 67633
4   N Davydenko 4 4 4

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   R Gasquet 6 6 6
  M Fish 3 4 2 8   R Gasquet 6 6 0
  S Grosjean 6 7 6   S Grosjean 2 2 0r
  P Starace 2 5 1 8   R Gasquet 6 6 636
  K Anderson 6 5 5 1 28   G Simon 3 3 77 3
  A Calleri 4 7 7 6   A Calleri 7 2 3 4
Q   D Olejniczak 3 4 2 28   G Simon 5 6 6 6
28   G Simon 6 6 6 8   R Gasquet 7 6 632 4
23   T Robredo 6 6 646 12   A Murray 5 3 77 6 6
  K Vliegen 1 3 77 4 23   T Robredo 4 4 3
  G Cañas 6 4 4 4   T Haas 6 6 6
  T Haas 3 6 6 6   T Haas 4 77 3 2
WC   X Malisse 6 6 6 12   A Murray 6 646 6
  D Gremelmayr 3 4 2 WC   X Malisse 4 2 2
  F Santoro 3 4 65 12   A Murray 6 6 6
12   A Murray 6 6 77

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   R Štěpánek 6 7 6
Q   J Hernych 3 5 0 16   R Štěpánek 61636 6 6
  V Troicki 6 4   V Troicki 77 77 3 1 2
  N Lapentti 3 0r 16   R Štěpánek 5 77 4 77 3
WC   J Baker 4 2 3 17   M Youzhny 7 656 646
Q   S Galvani 6 6 6 Q   S Galvani 6 4 3 6 3
  S Roitman 1 4 0 17   M Youzhny 4 6 6 3 6
17   M Youzhny 6 6 6 17   M Youzhny 3 3 1
27   N Kiefer 6 7 6 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
  J Benneteau 1 5 3 27   N Kiefer 6 6 6
  M Vassallo Argüello 6 2 2 6 6   M Vassallo Argüello 0 3 1
  I Minář 4 6 6 2 2 27   N Kiefer 632 3
  J Isner 5 5 77 66 2   R Nadal 77 6 6
  E Gulbis 7 7 6378   E Gulbis 7 2 623
Q   A Beck 4 4 60 2   R Nadal 5 6 77 6
2   R Nadal 6 6 77

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Nadal outlasts Federer in epic final to halt streak at five
  3. ^ Jenkins, Bruce (2008-07-07). "The Greatest Match Ever". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
  4. ^ Alleyne, Richard (2008-07-07). "Wimbledon 2008: John McEnroe hails Rafael Nadal victory as greatest final ever". London: The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
  5. ^ Wertheim, Jon (2008-07-09). "Without a doubt, it's the greatest". Tennis Mailbag. Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14.
  6. ^ Tignor, Steve (2008-07-08). "W: Report Cards". Concrete Elbow. Tennis.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14.

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