Wimbledon has released video of the full 15-minute, 20-point marathon 10th game of the second set from Friday’s Andy Murray – Roger Federer semifinals.
Murray won the game with some incredible tennis, but Federer took the match in straight sets.
“I was trying to fight as hard as I could,” Murray said. “I served pretty well under pressure in that game. But, yeah, like I said, it just kind of felt like every point was finishing with a winner. And, yeah, I don’t know how good it was to watch. I just know, like, that’s how it felt. I needed to play great stuff there to hang in that game. Obviously he had a bunch of set points there. I obviously saved those set points. Had a lot of game points myself. You know, the crowd were getting into it, as well. Yeah, starting to get pumped up there. A shame I couldn’t keep it up.”
Added Federer, “Love‑40, I said I’m going to run around and go for it. Then I thought I’m not sure if I should. I’m going to go for it. He caught me up the line with a serve. I knew that was maybe a mistake in hindsight. If Andy serves two big serves and he gets out of it, you’re like, Maybe I should have made him play and maybe feel the pressure more.
“But the game was unbelievable. I mean, he played some unbelievable shots, great retrieving. I had my chances. I actually didn’t get down on myself. It’s actually a perfect game, regardless if I win or I lose.
“The game itself, we had some unbelievable shots and it was great to be a part of it.”
Many call the game one of the single best games ever played!
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