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 his fifth major title, and his first outside of the French Open. It was also the first time Federer lost a major final outside the French Open. It would be Federer's only loss at Wimbledon between 2003 and 2009. The final marked the third of three consecutive Wimbledon finals contested by Federer and Nadal, with Federer emerging victorious in the two prior encounters. It was the second-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 considered by many to be the greatest match in tennis history.[3][4][5][6]

Men's singles
2008 Wimbledon Championships
Final
ChampionSpain Rafael Nadal
Runner-upSwitzerland Roger Federer
Score6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7
Details
Draw128 (16 Q / 4 WC )
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women seniors
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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   Roger Federer 6 6 6
PR   Dominik Hrbatý 3 2 2 1   R Federer 6 6 77
  Robin Söderling 7 0 6 6   R Söderling 3 4 63
Q   Kevin Kim 5 6 3 4 1   R Federer 6 6 6
  Marc Gicquel 4 7 0   M Gicquel 3 3 1
  Kei Nishikori 6 5 0r   M Gicquel 4 5 77 77 6
  Chris Guccione 6 4 4 3 LL   I Bozoljac 6 7 61603
LL   Ilija Bozoljac 3 6 6 6 1   R Federer 79 6 6
20   Lleyton Hewitt 646 6 616 20   L Hewitt 672 4
  Robin Haase 77 3 3 77 2 20   L Hewitt 77 6 6
  Albert Montañés 6 77 6   A Montañés 640 2
  Carlos Berlocq 3 624 20   L Hewitt 6 6 77
WC   Alex Bogdanovic 646 3 64   S Bolelli 1 3 62
  Simone Bolelli 77 4 6 77   S Bolelli 710 79 3 77
  Robby Ginepri 635 5 15   F González 68676 64
15   Fernando González 77 7 7

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   Tomáš Berdych 4 6 6 3 7
  Evgeny Korolev 6 1 4 6 5 11   T Berdych 6578 6 6
  Victor Hănescu 6 626 6   V Hănescu 77 661 2
  Alejandro Falla 3 77 0 4 11   T Berdych 4 4 0
  Dudi Sela 4 5 4 22   F Verdasco 6 6 6
  Olivier Rochus 6 7 6   O Rochus 6477 1 1
  Philipp Kohlschreiber 4 3 2 22   F Verdasco 77 656 6
22   Fernando Verdasco 6 6 6 22   F Verdasco 6 6 3 4 11
32   Michaël Llodra 4 670r   M Ančić 3 4 6 6 13
  Mario Ančić 6 79 2   M Ančić 6 6 614 6
  Hyung-taik Lee 77 1 4 0r Q   P Petzschner 1 4 77 6 3
Q   Philipp Petzschner 646 6 0   M Ančić 6 6 6577
  Igor Andreev 6677 6 6 5   D Ferrer 4 4 77 63
  Jiří Vaněk 78 622 2   I Andreev 6 3 4 2
Q   Sergiy Stakhovsky 663 3r 5   D Ferrer 3 6 6 6
5   David Ferrer 78 6 1

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   Novak Djokovic 7 2 6 6
  Michael Berrer 5 6 3 0 3   N Djokovic 4 632
  Marat Safin 6 6 77   M Safin 6 77 6
  Fabio Fognini 1 2 63   M Safin 77 3 77 6
  Florent Serra 6 6 636 29   A Seppi 656 634
  Yen-hsun Lu 4 4 77 3   F Serra 3 77 2 77 4
LL   Tobias Kamke 7 3 2 4 29   A Seppi 6 646 656
29   Andreas Seppi 5 6 6 6   M Safin 6 6 5 6
21   Juan Carlos Ferrero 2 6 6 6 13   S Wawrinka 4 3 7 1
  Sam Querrey 6 4 4 4 21   JC Ferrero 4 4 1r
Q   Alexander Peya 3 4 4   M Zverev 6 6 2
  Mischa Zverev 6 6 6   M Zverev 5 1 0r
  Juan Martín del Potro 6 6 6 13   S Wawrinka 7 6 0
Q   Pavel Šnobel 4 2 3   JM del Potro 653 5
  Marcos Daniel 3 2 5 13   S Wawrinka 77 6 7
13   Stan Wawrinka 6 6 7

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   Marcos Baghdatis 6 6 656
  Steve Darcis 3 2 77 3 10   M Baghdatis 6 6 6
  Thomas Johansson 68656 6 6   T Johansson 4 4 4
  Vince Spadea 710 77 3 4 3 10   M Baghdatis 77 6 6
  Thomaz Bellucci 77 77 3 6 Q   S Stadler 624 2
  Igor Kunitsyn 65656 2   T Bellucci 6 3 1 77 6
Q   Simon Stadler 4 77 6 7 Q   S Stadler 3 6 6 658
18   Ivo Karlović 6 643 5 10   M Baghdatis 7 2 6 646
31   Feliciano López 77 3 6 6 31   F López 5 6 3 77 8
  Brian Dabul 616 3 4 31   F López 6 6 6
  Roko Karanušić 77 6 6   R Karanušić 3 3 4
  Luis Horna 643 1 31   F López 6 7 4 6
  Filippo Volandri 2 2 0r   B Reynolds 4 5 6 4
  Bobby Reynolds 6 6 0   B Reynolds 4 712 6 6
  Frank Dancevic 6 6 6   F Dancevic 6 6104 4
7   David Nalbandian 4 2 4

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   Andy Roddick 7 6 77
  Eduardo Schwank 5 4 60 6   A Roddick 77 5 4 64
  Janko Tipsarević 77 6 6   J Tipsarević 657 6 77
  Thierry Ascione 644 2   J Tipsarević 77 77 6
  Boris Pašanski 3 664 25   D Tursunov 61633
Q   Chris Eaton 6 78 6 Q   C Eaton 622 4
  Nicolas Mahut 4 710 676 5 25   D Tursunov 77 6 6
25   Dmitry Tursunov 6 6879 3 7   J Tipsarević 4 6 4 64
19   Nicolás Almagro 4 6 7 6   R Schüttler 6 3 6 77
  Marcel Granollers 6 3 5 2 19   N Almagro 3 6 7 1 2
  Guillermo García López 7 6 6   G García López 6 3 5 6 6
Q   Izak van der Merwe 5 2 2   G García López 2 3 4
  Santiago Ventura Bertomeu 3 2 4   R Schüttler 6 6 6
  Rainer Schüttler 6 6 6   R Schüttler 6 684 6 6
Q   Christophe Rochus 6 3 1 4 9   J Blake 3 710 6 4 4
9   James Blake 3 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   Paul-Henri Mathieu 3 6 6 6
  Óscar Hernández 6 2 0 2 14   P-H Mathieu 6 7 77
WC   Jérémy Chardy 7 614 6 6 WC   J Chardy 3 5 61
Q   Frederico Gil 5 77 6 4 3 14   P-H Mathieu 77 3 4 67
Q   Édouard Roger-Vasselin 4 3 64   M Čilić 656 6 79
  Marin Čilić 6 6 77   M Čilić 6 3 6 667
  Wayne Odesnik 3 0r 24   J Nieminen 4 6 3 78 5
24   Jarkko Nieminen 6 0   M Čilić 3 5 2
26   Ivan Ljubičić 4 676 6 3   A Clément 6 7 6
  Jürgen Melzer 6 79 4 2 6   J Melzer 4 6 3 6 6
Q   Jesse Levine 4 6 6 6 Q   J Levine 6 2 6 4 1
  Donald Young 6 2 3 4   J Melzer 6 3 4 4
  Jonas Björkman 6 624 64   A Clément 4 6 6 6
  Arnaud Clément 4 77 6 77   A Clément 79 77 6
  Benjamin Becker 6 6 6   B Becker 67633
4   Nikolay Davydenko 4 4 4

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   Richard Gasquet 6 6 6
  Mardy Fish 3 4 2 8   R Gasquet 6 6 0
  Sébastien Grosjean 6 7 6   S Grosjean 2 2 0r
  Potito Starace 2 5 1 8   R Gasquet 6 6 636
  Kevin Anderson 6 5 5 1 28   G Simon 3 3 77 3
  Agustín Calleri 4 7 7 6   A Calleri 7 2 3 4
Q   Dawid Olejniczak 3 4 2 28   G Simon 5 6 6 6
28   Gilles Simon 6 6 6 8   R Gasquet 7 6 632 4
23   Tommy Robredo 6 6 646 12   A Murray 5 3 77 6 6
  Kristof Vliegen 1 3 77 4 23   T Robredo 4 4 3
  Guillermo Cañas 6 4 4 4   T Haas 6 6 6
  Tommy Haas 3 6 6 6   T Haas 4 77 3 2
WC   Xavier Malisse 6 6 6 12   A Murray 6 646 6
  Denis Gremelmayr 3 4 2 WC   X Malisse 4 2 2
  Fabrice Santoro 3 4 65 12   A Murray 6 6 6
12   Andy Murray 6 6 77

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   Radek Štěpánek 6 7 6
Q   Jan Hernych 3 5 0 16   R Štěpánek 61636 6 6
  Viktor Troicki 6 4   V Troicki 77 77 3 1 2
  Nicolás Lapentti 3 0r 16   R Štěpánek 5 77 4 77 3
WC   Jamie Baker 4 2 3 17   M Youzhny 7 656 646
Q   Stefano Galvani 6 6 6 Q   S Galvani 6 4 3 6 3
  Sergio Roitman 1 4 0 17   M Youzhny 4 6 6 3 6
17   Mikhail Youzhny 6 6 6 17   M Youzhny 3 3 1
27   Nicolas Kiefer 6 7 6 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
  Julien Benneteau 1 5 3 27   N Kiefer 6 6 6
  Martín Vassallo Argüello 6 2 2 6 6   M Vassallo Argüello 0 3 1
  Ivo Minář 4 6 6 2 2 27   N Kiefer 632 3
  John Isner 5 5 77 66 2   R Nadal 77 6 6
  Ernests Gulbis 7 7 6378   E Gulbis 7 2 623
Q   Andreas Beck 4 4 60 2   R Nadal 5 6 77 6
2   Rafael 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 (7 July 2008). "The Greatest Match Ever". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  4. ^ Alleyne, Richard (7 July 2008). "Wimbledon 2008: John McEnroe hails Rafael Nadal victory as greatest final ever". The Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  5. ^ Wertheim, Jon (9 July 2008). "Without a doubt, it's the greatest". Tennis Mailbag. Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  6. ^ Tignor, Steve (8 July 2008). "W: Report Cards". Concrete Elbow. Tennis.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2009.

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