| By Press Release
ESPN2 will bring fans a 22-hour marathon of marquee matches from past Wimbledon and Australian Open tournaments between two of the sports’ greats – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Photo courtesy of USTA/Brad Penner

 

On Saturday, March 28, ESPN2 will bring fans a 22-hour marathon of marquee matches from past Wimbledon and Australian Open tournaments between two of the sports’ greats —Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The six-match slate begins at 6 a.m. ET immediately following the conclusion of the previously announced marathon featuring Serena Williams starting Friday at 6 p.m.

The lineup gets underway with the 2006 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship, which marked Federer’s fourth consecutive title at the event and the first of three straight years the two would meet in the final. The day continues with the schedule’s only semifinal—the 2012 Australian Open—and is followed by four more iconic championship matches. The 2008 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Championship, where Nadal took home an unforgettable victory after the duo set the record at the time for the longest Wimbledon final, will be shown Saturday night in primetime.

Over their careers, the two have gone head to head 40 times and have 39 Grand Slam victories between them. Currently, Nadal leads those matches, 24-16, but Federer has one more Grand Slam with 20 to Nadal’s 19.

Time (EST) Event Network
6:00 a.m.  2006 Wimbledon Championship ESPN2, ESPN App
8:00 a.m. 2012 Australian Open Semifinal ESPN2, ESPN App
10:00 a.m. 2007 Wimbledon Championship ESPN2, ESPN App
1:00 p.m. 2017 Australian Open Championship ESPN2, ESPN App
6:00 p.m. 2008 Wimbledon Championship ESPN2, ESPN App
11:00 p.m. 2009 Australian Open Championship ESPN2, ESPN App