That year, the 2 tennis legends were fighting hard all over the world with Roger trying to dethrone Rafa at the Roland Garros and the Spaniard doing the same on Wimbledon. As for Federer’s words, Rafa was the King of Clay while Federer was the King of Grass and every match between them had something special.
Why the 2008 Wimbledon final was epic
Rafa was very close to winning the Wimbledon final against Roger in 2007, but eventually, he lost in 5 sets. In 2008 the Spaniard had to work hard and through an infinite number of rain delays to conquer his first title in Wimbledon.
Rafa was close to winning the match in the 4th set, but Federer saved a championship point with an immense backhand passing shot. Nadal kept his cool and eventually he won the match 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5) 6-7 (8) 9-7 after a fight full of formidable shots.
The movie Stroke of Genius
Tennis Channel produced a fantastic movie about that match, and they received 2 Sports Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary category and the Outstanding Musical Direction category
The winners will be announced on May 20 at the 40th Annual Sports Emmy Awards ceremony in New York City.