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(LONDON, U.K.) - Jonas Bjorkman is Runner Up in 2008 Wimbledon Tennis Championship.
July 6, 2008
Jonas Bjorkmans came up oh so close to capture his 10th career Grand Slam title, and his fourth Wimbledon title after his three straight from 2002-2004.
Jonas Bjorkman and his partner Kevin Ullyette from Zimbab fell just short of another Grand Slam title loosing in the 2008 Wimbledon final against Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor 7-6 (14-12), 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3. The first two sets could have gone either way. There were no breaks of serve and it came down to two tight tie-breaks and a test of nerves. The first went to the Serb/Canadian partnership, after the longest tie-break in Wimbledon men's doubles history, 14-12 when Bjorkman netted a forehand volley after a frantic rally.
With so few points separating the pairs it seemed impossible to pick a winner as the match went into a third set. However after fifteen consecutive games had gone with serve, Zimonjic fizzed a forehand return to bring up a break point for the No.2 pairing.
Bjorkman said; “ Despite being disappointed to come so close, it was still a great tournament for me, and I am fortunate to have won here (at Wimbledon) three times before. ”
Jonas Bjorkman has been a proud Flex Court Tennis advisory member since 1997.