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on 4 November 2014
Hard for me to "like" this one as I wanted Federer to win and was extremely frustrated that he didn't. I bought the DVD as a momento of Federer's massive effort in his mononucleosis year to try to win again, but I've never watched the match since the original - it's just too painful. Obviously a Nadal fan will absolutely love this - so highly recommended for them!!! Very high quality tennis, an epic match.
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on 5 September 2017
Wife loved this. Covers all the essentials start to finish and sets scene really well rather than just show the full match with no icing.
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This is the dvd highlights of the wimbledon 2008. If you missed Nadal's first Wimbledon triumph this is a very good recap and also Venus Williams adding to her tally of Wimbledon crown.. As usual it has highlights of all the days of the tournament and more. It is one for the keeper shelf if you are a tennis fan, a sports enthusiast or just enjoy Wimbledon -the championships.
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on 12 March 2014
The Men's Final was hailed as the greatest tennis match ever played by John McEnroe for a good reason. This DVD is a great little film about that match and the 2008 tournament in general. It would have been better if they actually had more than a couple of clips of Rafa Nadal (the victor) while having whole interviews with other players. I think Wimbledon was anticipating a different result to the Men's Final. Either way, it is great little film.
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on 31 July 2017
Quite good
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on 19 July 2017
Very good DVD
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on 17 January 2009
This is a three-disc set which includes a sixty-minute overview of the whole championship, plus two DVDs of entire matches. I recall watching Andy Murray playing Gasquet at the start of the second week of Wimbledon 2008. He played well, but Gasquet was just too good, and the first two sets slipped away. The commentators said how well the young Scot was playing, and were clearly thinking that perhaps he could better next year. Then, sometime during the third set, things began to change. Murray found something deep within himself, and began to strike back. First, he won the third set, then took the lead in the fourth, and it became clear that, whereas he had found his game, Gasquet had nothing left to find, and Murray took control.

For the third year in succession, the men's final was between the Swiss Roger Federer, who had already equalled Borg's modern record of five consecutive men's singles titles, and Spaniard Rafael Nadal. In the previous two years, the Frenchman had proved superior, but this time something changed. Nadal won the first set 6-4, then went 1-4 down in the second before winning five games in a row to take the set by the same score. The third set had no breaks of serve, went to the tie-break, and Federer won. The fourth set, too, had no service breaks and, in the ensuing tie-break, Nadal had match points he was unable to convert; the set also went to the Frenchman, and the fifth set was on.

After several rain delays, and continuing past nine p.m., both men played breath-taking tennis, going for, and making, shots that would have left many another standing. Shot-for-shot, game-for-game, the two men were unable to get any advantage until Nadal finally broke serve and became the first man since Borg to win both the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year. Although Federer has always been a popular champion, it may be that no one in recent years has been more popular than Nadal, a great tennis player and a true sportsman.

These DVDs provide the entire BBC coverage of the matches, every shot, every grimace, and look of triumph. The picture quality is superb, the commentary from the likes of Andrew Castle, Tim Henman and John Mcenroe is excellent. The play in both matches is of the highest quality; it is clear that we can expect more from Andy Murray, as well as much more triumph from both Federer and Nadal. Even knowing the outcome of the matches doesn't distract the viewer from the excitement of the event. The Murray match lasts four hours, the final, five, yet I watched each match in one sitting, just as I did when watching it live in the disappointing summer of 2008. It's hard to praise this release too highly.
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on 22 February 2011
This film is very well put together & shows excerpts from many matches in both the ladies & mens as they get closer to the final, it gives you the true feel of how the Championships progressed coming to the climax with the mens final between Federer & Nadal which has been refered to as "Rafa's Triumph at Twighlight"

It was a true classic for many reasons: it didn't finish till about 9pm due to rain delays & it was a 5 set thriller which John McEnroe called "The Greatest Match of all time" It was emotional, nailbiting and was a treat for Rafa's fans as he finally won Wimbledon for the 1st time after losing in the Final to Federer the previous 2 years in a row.

If you're a Tennis Fan this is a great Souvenir.

Rafa fans will also love the book The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse) as it has a long chapter called "A Fan's Feelings" of 80 poems about Rafa, his career, his personality & his good looks (& the rest of the book is brilliant too) No Rafa fan should be without it!
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on 13 November 2008
This is the best tennis documentary I have seen to date. Rather than the usual documentaries that tend to have one big star featured on and off throughout, peppered with less well known individuals, this documentary features loads of great champions, past and present. The past champions are cleverly included editorially to tell the story of the 2008 Championships and there is a neat Gerald Scarff work-in. It is beautifully shot and directed, unlike a lot of the more magazine style docs. This is a must-see for any tennis fan.
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on 22 February 2011
A Landmark Year at Wimbledon for Rafa Nadal fans as he won his 1st title there in that classic 5 setter that ended in twilight due to the rain delays that will never occur again as Wimbledon has a roof now so this is really a piece of history.

A really good film, covers lots of players, men & women as they progress towards the final, a great momento to remember a vintage year at Wimbledon.

I must just tell Rafa fans about this book The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse) it's got 80 poems in about how us fans feel about him, the highs the lows and his lovely humble personality and his sexy looks, and the other poems about love are good too.
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