AP Was There: Nadal edges Federer 9-7 in 5th at Wimbledon

Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries. And so many of those head-to-head matchups are remembered because of Wimbledon finals involving those two players. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches at the All England Club when the grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be held. Wimbledon was canceled for the first time since 1945 because of the coronavirus pandemic. One memorable head-to-head rivalry is Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal. They met in nine Grand Slam title matches and three were at the All England Club from 2006-08. The following story is about their third final there and was sent July 6, 2008.