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(LONDON, U.K.) - Jonas Bjorkman is Runner Up in 2008 Wimbledon Tennis Championship.

Bjorkman-2008-Wimbledon 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.

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