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2008 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
2008 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Rafael Nadal
Runner-up Roger Federer
Final score 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7

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]

Contents

  • Seeds 1
  • Qualifying Draw 2
  • Draw 3
    • Key 3.1
    • Finals 3.2
    • Top Half 3.3
      • Section 1 3.3.1
      • Section 2 3.3.2
      • Section 3 3.3.3
      • Section 4 3.3.4
    • Bottom Half 3.4
      • Section 5 3.4.1
      • Section 6 3.4.2
      • Section 7 3.4.3
      • Section 8 3.4.4
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Seeds

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

Qualifying Draw

Draw

Key

Finals

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

Top Half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 R Federer 6 6 6    
  D Hrbatý 3 2 2     1 R Federer 6 6 7    
  R Söderling 7 0 6 6     R Söderling 3 4 63    
Q K Kim 5 6 3 4   1 R Federer 6 6 6    
  M Gicquel 4 7 0       M Gicquel 3 3 1    
  K Nishikori 6 5 0 r     M Gicquel 4 5 7 7 6
  C Guccione 6 4 4 3   LL I Bozoljac 6 7 61 60 3
LL I Bozoljac 3 6 6 6   1 R Federer 7 6 6    
20 L Hewitt 64 6 6 61 6 20 L Hewitt 67 2 4    
  R Haase 7 3 3 7 2 20 L Hewitt 7 6 6    
  A Montañés 6 7 6       A Montañés 64 0 2    
  C Berlocq 3 62 4     20 L Hewitt 6 6 7    
WC A Bogdanović 64 6 3 64     S Bolelli 1 3 62    
  S Bolelli 7 4 6 7     S Bolelli 7 7 3 7  
  R Ginepri 63 5 5     15 F González 68 67 6 64  
15 F González 7 7 7    

Section 2

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

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 N Djokovic 7 2 6 6  
  M Berrer 5 6 3 0   3 N Djokovic 4 63 2    
  M Safin 6 6 7       M Safin 6 7 6    
  F Fognini 1 2 63       M Safin 7 3 7 6  
  F Serra 6 6 63 6   29 A Seppi 65 6 63 4  
  Y-h Lu 4 4 7 3     F Serra 3 7 2 7 4
LL T Kamke 7 3 2 4   29 A Seppi 6 64 6 65 6
29 A Seppi 5 6 6 6     M Safin 6 6 5 6  
21 JC Ferrero 2 6 6 6   13 S Wawrinka 4 3 7 1  
  S Querrey 6 4 4 4   21 JC Ferrero 4 4 1 r  
Q A Peya 3 4 4       M Zverev 6 6 2    
  M Zverev 6 6 6       M Zverev 5 1 0 r  
  JM del Potro 6 6 6     13 S Wawrinka 7 6 0    
Q P Šnobel 4 2 3       JM del Potro 65 3 5    
  M Daniel 3 2 5     13 S Wawrinka 7 6 7    
13 S Wawrinka 6 6 7    

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 M Baghdatis 6 6 65 6  
  S Darcis 3 2 7 3   10 M Baghdatis 6 6 6    
  T Johansson 68 65 6 6 6   T Johansson 4 4 4    
WC V Spadea 7 7 3 4 3 10 M Baghdatis 7 6 6    
  T Bellucci 7 7 3 6   Q S Stadler 62 4 2    
WC I Kunitsyn 65 65 6 2     T Bellucci 6 3 1 7 6
Q S Stadler 4 7 6 7   Q S Stadler 3 6 6 65 8
18 I Karlović 6 64 3 5   10 M Baghdatis 7 2 6 64 6
31 F López 7 3 6 6   31 F López 5 6 3 7 8
  B Dabul 61 6 3 4   31 F López 6 6 6    
  R Karanušić 7 6 6       R Karanušić 3 3 4    
  L Horna 64 3 1     31 F López 6 7 4 6  
  F Volandri 2 2 r       B Reynolds 4 5 6 4  
  B Reynolds 6 6         B Reynolds 4 7 6 6  
WC F Dancevic 6 6 6     WC F Dancevic 6 610 4 4  
7 D Nalbandian 4 2 4    

Bottom Half

Section 5

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

Section 6

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

Section 7

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

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 R Štěpánek 6 7 6    
Q J Hernych 3 5 0     16 R Štěpánek 61 63 6 6 6
  V Troicki 6 4         V Troicki 7 7 3 1 2
  N Lapentti 3 0 r     16 R Štěpánek 5 7 4 7 3
WC J Baker 4 2 3     17 M Youzhny 7 65 6 64 6
Q S Galvani 6 6 6     Q S Galvani 6 4 3 6 3
  S Roitman 1 4 0     17 M Youzhny 4 6 6 3 6
17 M Youzhny 6 6 6     17 M Youzhny 3 3 1    
27 N Kiefer 6 7 6     2 R Nadal 6 6 6    
  J Benneteau 1 5 3     27 N Kiefer 6 6 6    
  M Vassallo Argüello 6 2 2 6 6   M Vassallo Argüello 0 3 1    
  I Minář 4 6 6 2 2 27 N Kiefer 63 2 3    
  J Isner 5 5 7 66   2 R Nadal 7 6 6    
  E Gulbis 7 7 63 7     E Gulbis 7 2 62 3  
Q A Beck 4 4 60     2 R Nadal 5 6 7 6  
2 R Nadal 6 6 7    

References

  1. ^ Nadal outlasts Federer in epic final to halt streak at five
  2. ^
  3. ^
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External links

  • Draw
  • Qualifying Draw


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