Tim Benz, Stan Savran discuss Wimbledon and possibly ‘greatest tennis match of all time’
Tennis doesn’t get a lot of run in the United States anymore.
After what we saw at Wimbledon, you can see why fans of the sport say it deserves more attention.
And I’m glad to see that there was a little pop to the coverage given how much of a treat that men’s final was between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
No one in Pittsburgh knows tennis like ESPN Pittsburgh’s Stan Savran. I asked him to join me for this podcast so we could discuss what was a legendary match.
The top-seeded Djokovic defeated the second-seeded Federer, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3). It was the second time he has won the tournament in consecutive years (2014-15, 18-19).
It was the longest final in Wimbledon history at 4 hours, 55 minutes. One point lasted 35 shots.
— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) July 14, 2019
Djokovic has beaten Federer all three times they have met in the Wimbledon final. This is his fifth title in London.
Savran says an argument could be made that may have been the greatest tennis match of all time. He explains why.
We also talk about the state of the game in the U.S. and internationally, how Peters Township’s Alison Riske did against Serena Williams and how the trio of Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal stack up against other trios from various eras.
Plus, we mix in some Pirates talk as well, given Stan’s pregame and postgame hosting duties at AT&T SportsNet.