2008 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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2008 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Spain Rafael Nadal
Runner-up   Switzerland Roger Federer
Final score   6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 2007 2009 > 

In the 2008 Wimbledon Championships Men's Singles Final, Rafael Nadal defeated five-time defending Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer in five sets to win his first Wimbledon title and fifth Grand Slam championship. It was the longest championship match in Wimbledon history with play lasting four hours and 48 minutes, and with two rain delays. The event stretched over seven hours ending just before nightfall,[1] and is widely considered to be the greatest match in tennis history.[2][3][4][5]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Switzerland Roger Federer (Final)
  2. Spain Rafael Nadal (Champion)
  3. Serbia Novak Djokovic (Second Round)
  4. Russia Nikolay Davydenko (First Round)
  5. Spain David Ferrer (Third Round)
  6. United States Andy Roddick (Second Round)
  7. Argentina David Nalbandian (First Round)
  8. France Richard Gasquet (Fourth Round)
  9. United States James Blake (Second Round)
  10. Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis (Fourth Round)
  11. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych (Third Round)
  12. United Kingdom Andy Murray (Quarterfinals)
  13. Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka (Fourth Round)
  14. France Paul-Henri Mathieu (Third Round)
  15. Chile Fernando González (Second Round)
  16. Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek (Third Round)
  17. Russia Mikhail Youzhny (Fourth Round)
  18. Croatia Ivo Karlović (First Round)
  19. Spain Nicolás Almagro (Second Round)
  20. Australia Lleyton Hewitt (Fourth Round)
  21. Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero (Second Round, retired due to a neck injury)
  22. Spain Fernando Verdasco (Fourth Round)
  23. Spain Tommy Robredo (Second Round)
  24. Finland Jarkko Nieminen (Second Round)
  25. Russia Dmitry Tursunov (Third Round)
  26. Croatia Ivan Ljubičić (First Round)
  27. Germany Nicolas Kiefer (Third Round)
  28. France Gilles Simon (Third Round)
  29. Italy Andreas Seppi (Third Round)
  30. France Gaël Monfils (withdrew due to a shoulder injury)
  31. Spain Feliciano López (Quarterfinals)
  32. France Michaël Llodra (First Round, retired due to a left arm injury)

Qualifying Draw[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                                   
  1  Switzerland Roger Federer 6 7 6      
   Croatia Mario Ančić 1 5 4      
  1  Switzerland Roger Federer 6 77 6      
     Russia Marat Safin 3 63 4      
   Russia Marat Safin 3 7 77 6  
  31  Spain Feliciano López 6 5 61 3    
    1  Switzerland Roger Federer 4 4 77 710 7
  2  Spain Rafael Nadal (details) 6 6 65 68 9
     Germany Rainer Schüttler 6 5 78 67 8  
   France Arnaud Clément 3 7 66 79 6  
   Germany Rainer Schüttler 1 63 4    
  2  Spain Rafael Nadal 6 77 6      
12  United Kingdom Andy Murray 3 2 4    
  2  Spain Rafael Nadal 6 6 6      

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 6    
  Slovakia D Hrbatý 3 2 2     1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 7    
  Sweden R Söderling 7 0 6 6     Sweden R Söderling 3 4 63    
Q United States K Kim 5 6 3 4   1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 6    
  France M Gicquel 4 7 0       France M Gicquel 3 3 1    
  Japan K Nishikori 6 5 0 r     France M Gicquel 4 5 7 7 6
  Australia C Guccione 6 4 4 3   LL Serbia I Bozoljac 6 7 61 60 3
LL Serbia I Bozoljac 3 6 6 6   1 Switzerland R Federer 7 6 6    
20 Australia L Hewitt 64 6 6 61 6 20 Australia L Hewitt 67 2 4    
  Netherlands R Haase 7 3 3 7 2 20 Australia L Hewitt 7 6 6    
  Spain A Montañés 6 7 6       Spain A Montañés 64 0 2    
  Argentina C Berlocq 3 62 4     20 Australia L Hewitt 6 6 7    
WC United Kingdom A Bogdanović 64 6 3 64     Italy S Bolelli 1 3 62    
  Italy S Bolelli 7 4 6 7     Italy S Bolelli 7 7 3 7  
  United States R Ginepri 63 5 5     15 Chile F González 68 67 6 64  
15 Chile F González 7 7 7    

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Czech Republic T Berdych 4 6 6 3 7
  Russia E Korolev 6 1 4 6 5 11 Czech Republic T Berdych 65 7 6 6  
  Romania V Hănescu 6 62 6 6     Romania V Hănescu 7 66 1 2  
  Colombia A Falla 3 7 0 4   11 Czech Republic T Berdych 4 4 0    
  Israel D Sela 4 5 4     22 Spain F Verdasco 6 6 6    
  Belgium O Rochus 6 7 6       Belgium O Rochus 64 7 1 1  
  Germany P Kohlschreiber 4 3 2     22 Spain F Verdasco 7 65 6 6  
22 Spain F Verdasco 6 6 6     22 Spain F Verdasco 6 6 3 4 11
32 France M Llodra 4 67 0 r     Croatia M Ančić 3 4 6 6 13
  Croatia M Ančić 6 7 2       Croatia M Ančić 6 6 61 4 6
  South Korea H-t Lee 7 1 4 r   Q Germany P Petzschner 1 4 7 6 3
Q Germany P Petzschner 64 6 6       Croatia M Ančić 6 6 65 7  
  Russia I Andreev 66 7 6 6   5 Spain D Ferrer 4 4 7 63  
  Czech Republic J Vaněk 7 62 2 2     Russia I Andreev 6 3 4 2  
Q Ukraine S Stakhovsky 66 3 3 r   5 Spain D Ferrer 3 6 6 6  
5 Spain D Ferrer 7 6 1    

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Serbia N Djokovic 7 2 6 6  
  Germany M Berrer 5 6 3 0   3 Serbia N Djokovic 4 63 2    
  Russia M Safin 6 6 7       Russia M Safin 6 7 6    
  Italy F Fognini 1 2 63       Russia M Safin 7 3 7 6  
  France F Serra 6 6 63 6   29 Italy A Seppi 65 6 63 4  
  Chinese Taipei Y-h Lu 4 4 7 3     France F Serra 3 7 2 7 4
LL Germany T Kamke 7 3 2 4   29 Italy A Seppi 6 64 6 65 6
29 Italy A Seppi 5 6 6 6     Russia M Safin 6 6 5 6  
21 Spain JC Ferrero 2 6 6 6   13 Switzerland S Wawrinka 4 3 7 1  
  United States S Querrey 6 4 4 4   21 Spain JC Ferrero 4 4 1 r  
Q Austria A Peya 3 4 4       Germany M Zverev 6 6 2    
  Germany M Zverev 6 6 6       Germany M Zverev 5 1 0 r  
  Argentina JM del Potro 6 6 6     13 Switzerland S Wawrinka 7 6 0    
Q Czech Republic P Šnobel 4 2 3       Argentina JM del Potro 65 3 5    
  Brazil M Daniel 3 2 5     13 Switzerland S Wawrinka 7 6 7    
13 Switzerland S Wawrinka 6 6 7    

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Cyprus M Baghdatis 6 6 65 6  
  Belgium S Darcis 3 2 7 3   10 Cyprus M Baghdatis 6 6 6    
  Sweden T Johansson 68 65 6 6 6   Sweden T Johansson 4 4 4    
WC United States V Spadea 7 7 3 4 3 10 Cyprus M Baghdatis 7 6 6    
  Brazil T Bellucci 7 7 3 6   Q Germany S Stadler 62 4 2    
WC Russia I Kunitsyn 65 65 6 2     Brazil T Bellucci 6 3 1 7 6
Q Germany S Stadler 4 7 6 7   Q Germany S Stadler 3 6 6 65 8
18 Croatia I Karlović 6 64 3 5   10 Cyprus M Baghdatis 7 2 6 64 6
31 Spain F López 7 3 6 6   31 Spain F López 5 6 3 7 8
  Argentina B Dabul 61 6 3 4   31 Spain F López 6 6 6    
  Croatia R Karanušić 7 6 6       Croatia R Karanušić 3 3 4    
  Peru L Horna 64 3 1     31 Spain F López 6 7 4 6  
  Italy F Volandri 2 2 r       United States B Reynolds 4 5 6 4  
  United States B Reynolds 6 6         United States B Reynolds 4 7 6 6  
WC Canada F Dancevic 6 6 6     WC Canada F Dancevic 6 610 4 4  
7 Argentina D Nalbandian 4 2 4    

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 United States A Roddick 7 6 7    
  Argentina E Schwank 5 4 65     6 United States A Roddick 7 5 4 64  
  Serbia J Tipsarević 7 6 6       Serbia J Tipsarević 65 7 6 7  
WC France T Ascione 64 4 2       Serbia J Tipsarević 7 7 6    
  Serbia B Pašanski 3 66 4     25 Russia D Tursunov 61 63 3    
Q United Kingdom C Eaton 6 7 6     Q United Kingdom C Eaton 62 2 4    
  France N Mahut 4 7 67 6 5 25 Russia D Tursunov 7 6 6    
25 Russia D Tursunov 6 68 7 3 7   Serbia J Tipsarević 4 6 4 64  
19 Spain N Almagro 4 6 7 6     Germany R Schüttler 6 3 6 7  
  Spain M Granollers 6 3 5 2   19 Spain N Almagro 3 6 7 1 2
  Spain G García-López 7 6 6       Spain G García-López 6 3 5 6 6
Q South Africa I van der Merwe 5 2 2       Spain G García-López 2 3 4    
  Spain S Ventura 3 2 4       Germany R Schüttler 6 6 6    
  Germany R Schüttler 6 6 6       Germany R Schüttler 6 68 4 6 6
Q Belgium C Rochus 6 3 1 4   9 United States J Blake 3 7 6 4 4
9 United States J Blake 3 6 6 6  

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 France P-H Mathieu 3 6 6 6  
  Spain Ó Hernández 6 2 0 2   14 France P-H Mathieu 6 7 7    
WC France J Chardy 7 61 4 6 6 WC France J Chardy 3 5 61    
Q Portugal F Gil 5 7 6 4 3 14 France P-H Mathieu 7 3 4 66  
Q France É Roger-Vasselin 4 3 64       Croatia M Čilić 65 6 6 7  
  Croatia M Čilić 6 6 7       Croatia M Čilić 6 3 6 66 7
  United States W Odesnik 3 0 r     24 Finland J Nieminen 4 6 3 7 5
24 Finland J Nieminen 6 0         Croatia M Čilić 3 5 2    
26 Croatia I Ljubičić 4 67 6 6 3   France A Clément 6 7 6    
  Austria J Melzer 6 7 4 2 6   Austria J Melzer 4 6 3 6 6
Q United States J Levine 4 6 6 6   Q United States J Levine 6 2 6 4 1
  United States D Young 6 2 3 4     Austria J Melzer 6 3 4 4  
  Sweden J Björkman 6 64 4 64     France A Clément 4 6 6 6  
  France A Clément 4 7 6 7     France A Clément 7 7 6    
  Germany B Becker 6 6 6       Germany B Becker 67 63 3    
4 Russia N Davydenko 4 4 4    

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 France R Gasquet 6 6 6    
  United States M Fish 3 4 2     8 France R Gasquet 6 6      
  France S Grosjean 6 7 6       France S Grosjean 2 2 r    
  Italy P Starace 2 5 1     8 France R Gasquet 6 6 63 6  
  South Africa K Anderson 6 5 5 1   28 France G Simon 3 3 7 3  
  Argentina A Calleri 4 7 7 6     Argentina A Calleri 7 2 3 4  
Q Poland D Olejniczak 3 4 2     28 France G Simon 5 6 6 6  
28 France G Simon 6 6 6     8 France R Gasquet 7 6 63 2 4
23 Spain T Robredo 6 6 64 6   12 United Kingdom A Murray 5 3 7 6 6
  Belgium K Vliegen 1 3 7 4   23 Spain T Robredo 4 4 3    
  Argentina G Cañas 6 4 4 4     Germany T Haas 6 6 6    
  Germany T Haas 3 6 6 6     Germany T Haas 4 7 3 2  
WC Belgium X Malisse 6 6 6     12 United Kingdom A Murray 6 64 6 6  
  Germany D Gremelmayr 3 4 2     WC Belgium X Malisse 4 2 2    
  France F Santoro 3 4 65     12 United Kingdom A Murray 6 6 6    
12 United Kingdom A Murray 6 6 7    

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Czech Republic R Štěpánek 6 7 6    
Q Czech Republic J Hernych 3 5 0     16 Czech Republic R Štěpánek 61 63 6 6 6
  Serbia V Troicki 6 4         Serbia V Troicki 7 7 3 1 2
  Ecuador N Lapentti 3 0 r     16 Czech Republic R Štěpánek 5 7 4 7 3
WC United Kingdom J Baker 4 2 3     17 Russia M Youzhny 7 65 6 64 6
Q Italy S Galvani 6 6 6     Q Italy S Galvani 6 4 3 6 3
  Argentina S Roitman 1 4 0     17 Russia M Youzhny 4 6 6 3 6
17 Russia M Youzhny 6 6 6     17 Russia M Youzhny 3 3 1    
27 Germany N Kiefer 6 7 6     2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6    
  France J Benneteau 1 5 3     27 Germany N Kiefer 6 6 6    
  Argentina M Vassallo Argüello 6 2 2 6 6   Argentina M Vassallo Argüello 0 3 1    
  Czech Republic I Minář 4 6 6 2 2 27 Germany N Kiefer 63 2 3    
  United States J Isner 5 5 7 66   2 Spain R Nadal 7 6 6    
  Latvia E Gulbis 7 7 63 7     Latvia E Gulbis 7 2 62 3  
Q Germany A Beck 4 4 60     2 Spain R Nadal 5 6 7 6  
2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 7    

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nadal outlasts Federer in epic final to halt streak at five
  2. ^ Jenkins, Bruce (2008-07-07). "The Greatest Match Ever". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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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