John McEnroe thinks the 2008 Wimbledon final can be considered as Roger Federer's greatest moment despite the Swiss' defeat. In the 2008 Wimbledon final, Federer and Rafael Nadal delivered an epic final that some think is the greatest match ever played in tennis history.
Federer recovered from two sets down to force a decider, before Nadal won 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7. “That was, at that time, the greatest match I ever saw. It’s okay to remember one that he lost because of the way that he lost.
He couldn’t give any more,” McEnroe said, per Sportskeeda. "There’s still a lot of talk about my match against Bjorn at Wimbledon in 1980 and I lost, so it’s okay to pick a Roger loss as that one moment."
McEnroe delivered a classy message to Federer
McEnroe, a former seven-time Grand Slam champion, delivered a classy message to retiring Federer. Throughout his career, Federer was considered among the classiest players in sports.
“You're obviously a class act,” McEnroe said in his personal message to Federer. "I've loved watching you play and commentating your matches has been a privilege. You are the most beautiful player that I've ever seen on a tennis court.
And I idolised Rod Laver - so that tells you something. Thank you for everything you've done. That's all I can say. Your absolute love of the game, it rubs off on all of us. And I've got goosebumps just feeling that because it's been a pleasure to watch you these last 20 years”.
This week, McEnroe and Federer will be rivals. McEnroe is the captain of Team World, while Federer is representing Team Europe. The Laver Cup is set to hold its fifth edition. Going into this year's event, Team Europe owns a perfect 4-0 head-to-head versus Team World. It remains to be seen if Team World can finally get one win over Team Europe.