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Filling The Void: An Epic Chapter in a Legendary Rivalry

Two of the biggest names in the sport do battle in perhaps the most epic chapter of their long and storied rivalry at the top of the tennis world.

C’Mon Andy^ (Wimbledon 2013). - Panoramio.jpg by Brian Gillman is licensed under CC BY 3.0

Filling The Void: An Epic Chapter in a Legendary Rivalry

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Having a hard time with this whole “social distancing” thing? Yeah – us too. Especially when it comes to the lack of sports. So, we here at The Turf thought we’d offer a way to help ease the pain and suffering. While we may not have any of the current sports leagues to watch live, there is PLENTY of archive footage available at our fingertips. We’ve scoured the internet and assembled some of the most iconic, noteworthy and remarkable sporting events we could find. We also found some mundane, run of the mill matches and contests, that seemed banal at first watch. However, at this point, we’ll take anything that resembles sports, right? Each day, we’ll feature one of the contests and provide you a link where you can relive the glory, exhilaration, and thrill from the comfort of your couch.

Today: Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer – 2019 Wimbledon

Until now we’ve presented (or will be presetning) replays of team sports – covering baseball, soccer, hockey, and basketball. In today’s offering, we’re changing it up a bit by presenting one of the most legendary head to head duels in recent memory – the Men’s Final of Wimbledon in 2019.

There aren’t enough superlatives…

In our writer’s room, we have G.O.A.T. debates all the time (usually involving Tom Brady of late), but there’s no question when talking men’s tennis, that both of these guys are at or near the top of probably every G.O.A.T. list in the sport.

Past, Present, and Future

When I was growing up the sport was dominated by names like Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, and Andre Agassi. The women’s game had Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, and Chris Evert. Nowadays you can’t talk tennis without mentioning Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem. Perhaps the most “household” names among all of these would be “The Djoker” and “The (Swiss) Maestro”.

These guys have been battling for YEARS!!!

Not only are they, individually, among the greatest of all time – but their rivalry itself is insane. It doesn’t matter the surface, the size of the tournament, what round – whenever these two take the court against each other, you’re in for a treat. This particular match was no exception.

This match stood out for more reasons than just the amazing tennis. It was also the first time a new rule had been implemented at Wimbledon – one that had only just been introduced. It added still another twist to the ever-growing epic tale of Novak v. Roger. Anyway – I’ve yammered on long enough. Click the link above and kick back for a bit. Relive what Tennis Magazine has dubbed the “Greatest Men’s Tennis Match of the 2010s.”

See you tomorrow. Stay Safe. Stay Smart. Wash Your Hands.

Joe is an actor who grew up eating, living and breathing sports. He spent many an afternoon on the soccer or baseball field in his youth (and even gave several other sports a shot) before a series of events put him on the path to pursuing a performing career. Subsequently, he's worked almost every other type of job you could imagine while trying to support that endeavor. Whenever he's not working any of those jobs, he can often be found watching, playing or discussing sports in some way. Most of that banter revolves around the Mets, Giants, Rangers or Manchester United. His short term goal is to fully convert his fiance into a rabid sports fan, not someone who leaves the room whenever he turns a game on.

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