What would you like to get out of your career if you were a tennis player? Simple, win Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world, where the greatest players on the planet have challenged, in more than a century of history.
Epic matches have been played at the All England Club, entered into the tennis legend, and that have marked the personal history of the great champions. Since its origins, which are which are intimately linked with the origins of tennis, Wimbledon experienced intense matches, like the one between between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe of 1980, which is certainly one of the highlights of Wimbledon history.
This challenge between Borg and McEnroe was one of the most beautiful tennis matches ever played. Ice and fire; two rivals with differences in style of play and temperament. Borg won 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (16), 8-6. Margaret Smith-Billie Jean King is probably the best presentation of a women's tennis rivalry.
For the style of playing and attitude, it was the perfect challenge. In 1970, Margaret Smith won in two sets (14-12, 11-9) what was a very amazing match on women's singles. Going back in time, in 1919, Suzanne Lenglen and Dorothea Lambert Chambers gave birth to one of the greatest challenges ever in women's tennis. La Divine won in three sets, for 10-8, 4-6, 9-7, in what many insiders consider to be the biggest women's match ever in London, and maybe in history of women's tennis.
In 1969, Pancho Gonzales eliminated Charlie Pasarell, winning 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9, after five hours and 12 minutes of battle In 1976 Chris Evert won her second Championships title, beating Evonne Goolagong with the final score of 6-3, 4-6, 8-6, after a fantastic match, in a decade reach of champios.
The 1959 semi-final between Rod Laver and Barry MacKay was won by Laver, with the score of 11-13, 11-9, 10-8, 7-9, 6-3, at the end of a spectacular and unforgettable challenge, definitely one of the best of tennis history.
Shortly after the end of the Second World War, precisely in 1949, Louise Brough and Margaret Osborne duPont played a great final won by Brough with the final score of 10-8, 1-6, 10-8, in a time dominated by American players.
We would like to close (and what else!) with the match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of 2008. It is still considered by players, media and fans as the greatest match in tennis' history. The Spaniard won Wimbledon, after an epic, memorable and unforgettable challenge, with the final score of 6-4, 6-4, 6 (5)-7, 6 (8 -7, 9-7.