The Most Significant Matches in Tennis History

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The Most Significant Matches in Tennis History
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Bjorn Borg (left) and John McEnroe

Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory carried great significance for the people of Great Britain. But does it rank among the most significant matches in tennis history?

In gauging the significance of a match, we gave considerable weight to its historical and social importance. The quality of tennis and the magnitude of the achievement were also factored in to create a list of a dozen matches deemed the most significant.

We start with six matches that deserve honorable mention for specific reasons. Then we count down the 12 most significant matches in history.

 

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