Best points, matches, meltdowns, quotes and more from Wimbledon
With 2014 Wimbledon in the books, we bring you some of the best (and worst) moments from SW19.
Best men's match: Novak Djokovic d. Roger Federer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 in the men's final. This one is obvious. Relive it here.
Worst men's match: Jiri Vesely d. Gael Monfils 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-7 (3), 6-4 in the second round. Monfils gave a joke of an effort, and Vesely kept choking away his chances before finally pulling out the win. It wasn't a fun match to watch.
He came, he saw, he was entertainingly inexplicable for 5 sets, he lost. #monfils— Steve Tignor (@SteveTignor) June 26, 2014
Best women's match: Petra Kvitova d. Venus Williams 5-7, 7-6 (2), 7-5 in the third round. On Centre Court, Venus played nearly perfect tennis for two hours against the eventual champion. Her serve was broken just once -- when she down 6-5 in the third set. This loss looks all the more better after Kvitova went on to win the title.
Worst women's match: Ekaterina Makarova d. Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 6-0. That scoreline should never happen; Radwanska was a mess.
Best men's point: Nick Kyrgios hit this incredible tweener en route to his victory against Rafael Nadal.
Best women's point: Kvitova said that when she hit this backhand winner against Bouchard in the final, she knew that she was in the zone.
That's the best point Petra Kvitova has ever played; ends with a flick BH winner. Why? Because no one could play a better point than that.— Tom Perrotta (@TomPerrotta) July 5, 2014
Best celebration: Novak Djokovic's "How you like me now?"
Best meltdown: Alize Cornet. Always.
Worst meltdown: Fabio Fognini. Always.
Best save: Kyrgios comes back from two-sets to love down and saves nine match points to beat Richard Gasquet.
Best upset: Kyrgios beats No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round. What a way to make yourself known.
Best quote: "If I'm not playing, you know, a great, great match, these girls when they play me, they play as if they're on the ATP Tour, and then they play other girls completely different. It's never easy, you know, being in my shoes." -- Serena Williams, after losing to Alize Cornet in the third round.
Best press conference moment: Ernests Gulbis, vampire slayer.
Worst press conference moment: Here's the full transcript from Robin Haase's press conference after he won in the first round. At least pretend to be interested in his tennis before launching into World Cup questions.
Q: Robin, just want to ask how much attention you're paying to the World Cup while you're here?
Haase: I just won my match. I don't want talk about soccer.
Haase: Sorry, but it's really not important for me right now.
Best I've seen Roger serve since ....... Damn it— andyroddick (@andyroddick) July 6, 2014
Best moment of my day. The umpire explaining that there is no tie-break in the 5th, and Isner replying that he is fully aware of that rule.— Daniel Smethurst (@dansmethurst90) June 24, 2014
Aside from everything else, Petra Kvitova is also the first player in WTA history to successfully recover from Radek Stepanek... #Wimbledon— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) July 5, 2014
I enjoy tennis but I mainly enjoy watching the gorgeous girlfriends look terrified when someone breaks their boyfriend's serve. So scared.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) July 4, 2014
Thank you Puberty, you are doing it right! pic.twitter.com/vCcImNmsGy— Alla Kudryavtseva (@AllaK11) July 3, 2014
David Beckham watched me lose to Sharapova on Center Court at Wimbledon. Id say that is half winning...— Alison Riske (@Riske4rewards) June 28, 2014
Opponents react to Petra In The Zone. (Photos by Getty) pic.twitter.com/o9H7asv6qU— Maria Noble (@thedoublebagel) July 5, 2014
(•_•) <) )╯you put your hand / \ \(•_•) ( (> up on my hip / \ (•_•) <) )> when I Kvit / \ you Kvit we Kvit— Holly Anderson (@HollyAnderson) July 3, 2014