Doubles Championship at Wimbledon tennis tournaments are as popular and interesting as the singles Wimbledon tournaments. Playing doubles in Wimbledon mandates a great amount of coordination and understanding between the two partners. Winning a doubles Championship in tennis is a greater achievement than individual victory. Doubles category needs a great amount of dedication, determination and perseveration from both the players. It requires a great deal of brilliance and immediate response to any kind of movements. Doubles Championship in Wimbledon may be a mixed category where a male and female have to be partners in the game both sides. In the other type of doubles, the game is played between a set of two male tennis players or two female tennis players each side. They are called the ladies’ doubles, gentlemen’s doubles and mixed doubles. There are many hit pairs in the doubles tennis category. In spite of the presence of a greater pool of players only a select few seasoned players who had paired up were able to make it to the top ten lists in the Wimbledon Doubles’ Championship. Given below is the top ten pairs of male doubles tennis Champions with most titles in the Wimbledon Doubles Championship.
- William Renshaw/Ernest Renshaw
- Wilfred Baddeley-Herbert Baddeley
- Reggie Doherty/Laurie Doherty
- Peter Fleming/John McEnroe
- Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde
- John Newcombe/Tony Roche
- Ken McGregor/Frank Sedgman
- Rex Hartwig/Mervyn Rose
- Ken Flach/Robert Seguso
- Bob Hewitt/Fred Stolle
These pair of players is the toppers and has a large number of titles and victories to their credits. These hit pairs have proved to be a reliable set of players and have showcased a great deal of coordination and understanding which is very necessary for winning the doubles Wimbledon championship. These set of men had played together and have won a record by bagging the most titles in the Wimbledon tennis.
The dramatic, interesting, sensational and thrilling match between Rafael Nadal (Spain) and Roger Federer (Switzerland) in 2008 Wimbledon final made a historical record of being the longest match. The exciting and aggressive match lasted for 4 hours and 48 minutes.
The match started with Federer’s serve. The first set consisted of 10 games and ended up with Nadal winning by 6-4. Nadal won the second set by 6-4, too. There had been 20 games so far. The third set consisted of 13 games that Federer won by 7-6. Between the 9th and 10th game of the third set, the match was stopped for 30 minutes due to rain. New 13 games were played in the fourth set which Federer won by 7-6 again. Now the game was at an exciting stage. There was 2-2 set point tie between both the players. The fifth set was the longest during the match, as 17 games were played. During the fifth set, between the 5th and the 6th game, Nadal and Federer stopped playing for 30 minutes again due to rain. Nadal won the set by 9-7, thus winning the 2008 Wimbledon final.
Through that victory, Nadal became the first man to win French Open and Wimbledon tournaments after Björn Borg did in 1980. Nadal became also the first Spanish to win the Wimbledon title for his country after Manolo Santana did it in 1966.
Losing the game cost Federer 40 consecutive victories record at All England Club and 65 consecutive victories on grass record too. Federer admitted this to be his hardest loss, but at the same time he admired Nadal and said that he deserved the victory because he played “fantastically”.