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Rafael Nadal (left) and Roger Federer after the men's final, Wimbledon, 2007.
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#5. Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2 at Wimbledon

July 8, 2007


They had met in three previous Grand Slam finals, each one a bit one-sided. But at Wimbledon, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal finally gave tennis fans a classic. Federer grew uncharacteristically frustrated throughout the match, even arguing with the umpire about the instant replay system. He took two of the first three sets, but needed a tie-breaker to triumph in each. After Nadal easily won the fourth set, 6-2, an upset looked likely. But Federer rallied for a five-set victory, giving him a record-tying fifth straight Wimbledon title.

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